About the User: ‘Quantified Threads: Future Fashion in the Cloud’

About the User: ‘Quantified Threads: Future Fashion in the Cloud’

Categories: Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Room 5110 Human Computer Interaction Building

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

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Jenna Hobin, 613-520-7606, jenna.hobin@carleton.ca


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Host Organization: 1125@Carleton
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ABOUT THE USER: A Brown Bag lunch Lecture Series Hosted by 1125@Carleton in collaboration with NSERC CLUE (Collaborative Learning about Usability Experiences)

On November 2nd, join Joanna Berzowska (Associate Professor, Design & Computation Arts, Concordia University) for ‘Quantified Threads: Future Fashion in the Cloud’

During this academic year, please join us in learning about different approaches to conducting user-centred research. Bring your lunch and listen to Carleton University researchers and special guests discussing their research activities with and for people.


Joanna Berzowska is Assistant Professor of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University and a member of the Hexagram Research Institute in Montreal. She is the founder and research director of XS Labs, where her team develops innovative methods and applications in electronic textiles and responsive garments.

Her art and design work has been shown in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in NYC, the V&A in London, the Millenium Museum in Beijing, various SIGGRAPH Art Galleries, ISEA, the Art Directors Club in NYC, the Australian Museum in Sydney, NTT ICC in Tokyo, 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. She was recently selected for the Maclean’s 2006 Honour Roll as one of “thirty nine Canadians who make the world a better place to live in”.

She received her Masters of Science from MIT for her work titled Computational Expressionism and subsequently worked with the Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab and cofounded International Fashion Machines in Boston. She holds a BA in Pure Math and a BFA in Design Arts.

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