On November 8, Parsons Communication Design and Technology programs will hold a reception celebrating the publication of Switch Craft: Battery Powered Crafts to Make and Sew, written by faculty member Alison Lewis. Switch Craft details 20 projects that fuse technology with crafting, including a laptop sleeve that pulses light when it detects a Wi-Fi zone and a tote with snap-on speakers. An alumna of Parsons' Design and Technology program, Lewis has spent many years teaching designers and artists how to combine fashion, design and technology. She currently teaches courses in fashion technology and fashion communication at Parsons and oversees the tech-crafting website Switch (link to www.iheartswitch.com), which she created. Switch Craft was published on October 28 by Potter Craft. For more information about the book, please visit Potter Craft on the web.