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Joanna Berzowska, “Quantified Threads: future fashion in the cloud”
March 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Joanna Berzowska will lecture at the LSU College of Art & Design on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Berzowska’s lecture, “Quantified Threads: future fashion in the cloud,” is a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture.
Berzowska is an Associate Professor and Chair of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University as well as the founder and research director of XS Labs, a design research studio with a focus on innovation in the fields of electronic textiles and reactive garments. A core component of her research involves the development of enabling methods, materials, and technologies—in the form of soft electronic circuits and composite fibers—as well as the exploration of the expressive potential of soft reactive structures. She is the Head of Electronic Textiles at OMsignal, a Montreal start up developing a line of biometric garments, which connect seamlessly to iPhones and offer predictive biofeedback to help optimize wellness and well being. Her art and design work has been shown in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York City, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the China Millennium Art Museum in Beijing, the Australian Museum in Sydney, and Ars Electronica Center in Linz, among others.
She lectures internationally about the field of electronic textiles and related social, cultural, aesthetic, and political issues. Read more at berzowska.com.
Design and Research Director: Joanna Berzowska, XS Labs © 2012
Photography: Ronald Borshan © 2012
Fiber development: Maksim Skorobogatiy
Fashion interns: Tala Berkes and Lauren Osmond