MEDIA and NEWS
Haute Technology by DAVID GRAHAM
A new wave of designers is experimenting with electronic textiles, reactive fashion and wearable computers for a generation that grew up wired
Toronto Star - 30 July 2009
Filter 69 - Coding Cloth TIME FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING TO MOVE BACK ONTO THE BODY by Joanna Berzowska
Winner in the Design category of the CHI2009 Video Showcase: Pulp-Based Computing: A Framework for Building Computers Out of Paper
2008 EDUCATOR AWARDS / PRIX DE L'ÉDUCATEUR-ÉDUCATRICE
Patricia Bentley, Joanna Berzowska, Angella Mackey, Dorie Millerson EDUCATORS
Digital Threads NetworkTextile Museum of Canada, Toronto
Joey's interview on CTV's Canada AM, talking about the future of fashion.
Interview with Di Mainstone in We Make Money Not Art
Joanna featured as representing one of Montreal's Competitive Clusters
Concordia Corner: Extra-Soft Lab is extra heavy on research, by Karen Herland
Switches in your britches with wearable technology by Mike King
Joanna Berzowska, a leader in designing clothes with high-tech fabrics, or so-called intelligent textiles, builds a circuit into a dress in her lab at Concordia University
Montreal Gazette - October 05, 2006
Les vétements électroniques ont la côte par Jérôme Plantevin
Journal les affaires - 9 août 2006
Clothes That Change Spots And Rate Gropes: Joanna Berzowska selected for the Maclean's 2006 Honour Roll as one of thirty nine Canadians who make the world a better place to live in.
Macleans Magazine - July 01, 2006,
Arrêtez, monsieur, vous faites rougir ma robe!
Actualité - 15 mars, 2006
Discovery Channel: Intelligent clothes TV - 15 November 2005
Fashion smarts, SSHRC website
July 2005 issue of Parachute
Designers from area colleges play it smart with functional, high-tech fashion
Boston Globe•-•June 23, 2005
April 2005 issue of
Coat of Many (Changing) Colors Nears Reality By Ellen
Wall Street Journal - January 21, 2005
Inventors are dazzling the material world By
Montreal Gazette - December 06, 2004
Trendsurfing: Tech-enchanced fashion By David
The UK Times- December 04, 2004
News story about memory dresses from NEMO (in
Dutch) on RTL
Daily Planet: Our work was profiled on the Discovery Channel.
TV - 22 October 2004
Science Snapshots: Joey was interviewed by Judith
Ritter on CBC radio.
Radio - 29 March 2004
Daily Planet: Joey was interviewed by Natasha
Stillwell on the Discovery Channel.
TV - 22 July 2003
SELECTED INVITED TALKS:
Joey gives a talk in Jeremy's HCI class at McGill.
Montreal - 14 March, 2006
Joey gives two talks at Ryerson and at OCAD
Toronto - 7 March, 2006
Joey gives a talk at NYU, in Despina's "Personal Expression and Wearable Technologies" class at ITP
New York - 27 February, 2006
Joey gives a talk at Pratt
NYC - November 18, 2005
Joey talks in the Digital Media Lecture Series at RISD.
Island - March 1, 2005
Femmes br@nch?es N?57: Electronic Textiles
at Studio XX in Montreal
Montreal - December 02,
Joey talks in the Designing
Design Seminars at the University of Oslo.
Oslo, Norway - October 22,
Joey talks in Grad Research Colloquium at
Simon Fraser University.
Vancouver - September 24, 2004
Joey talks at the National Research
Council (NRC) Institute for Information Technology (IIT).
Ottawa - November
Coelho, M., Hall, L., Berzowska, J. and Maes, P. Pulp-Based Computing: A Framework for Building Computers Out of Paper, in the 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp '07). (Innsbruck, Austria, 2007)
Berzowska, J., Mainstone, D., Bromley, M., Coelho, M. et al. Skorpions: Kinetic Electronic Garments, in the 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp '07). (Innsbruck, Austria, 2007)
Coelho, M., Sadi, S., Maes, P., Oxman, N. and Berzowska, J. Transitive Materials: Towards an Integrated Approach to Material Technology, in the 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp '07). (Innsbruck, Austria, 2007)
Berzowska, J. and Bromley, M. Soft Computation Through Conductive Textiles, in the proceedings of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes Conference, 2007 (IFFTI '07).
Berzowska, J. Constellation Dresses and The Leeches: Questions of Power for Electronic Garments, in the proceedings of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes Conference, 2007 (IFFTI '07).
Berzowska, J. and Coelho, M. SMOKS: The Memory Suits, in the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '06).
Berzowska, J. and Coelho, M. Memory-Rich Clothing, in the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '06).
Berzowska, J. and Coelho, M. Kukkia and Vilkas: Kinetic Electronic Garments, in the 9th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC '05).
Berzowska, J. Memory Rich Clothing: Second Skins that Communicate Physical Memory, Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Creativity & Cognition (C&C '05).
In the Shadow of the
an interview with Joey Berzowska by Jake
DPI: The Studio XX Electronic Review
Issue 2, January
Clothing: Second Skins that Communicate Physical Memory
given at Creativity & Cognition 2005 in London.
Textiles: Wearable Computers, Reactive Fashion, and Soft
in Textile, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 2?19
Berg. Printed in the UK.
Slowly Animating Textiles: Shimmering Flower
Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2004, ACM Press, ?2004 ACM
wrote Intimate Electronics:
Electronic Textiles, and Reactive Fashion
in Horizon Zero issue
Internet - July/Augustl 2004
Second Skin. The art of smart garments. Nina
Czegledy interviewing Joanna Berzowska, Katherine Moriwaki and
Kristina Andersen in the ISEA newsletter ISSN 1488-3635 #96, Internet - March/April
horizonzero 14 : DREAM: speculating the nanotech
home of the future
Joey, Arek and Francis collaborated on a
little Nano Home of the Future.
Joey also wrote a text for
Blueprints for Tomorrow, entitled "Memory-Rich Architecture".
Internet - March/April
CONFERENCES and SHOWS and TALKS |
Joanna Berzowska presents XS LABS: Electronic textiles for the culture industry, at Smart Fabrics 2010
Miami, 14 - 16 April 2010
Joanna Berzowska presents Skorpions and CEBB in the Media Showcase at CHI2010 (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
Atlanta, 10-15 April 2010
Joanna Berzowska presents presents Skorpions and CEBB in Electromode: Currated by Valerie Lamontagne, at the Code Live Wearable Exhibition @ Vancouver 2010 Olympics
Vancouver, 4-21 February 2010
Joanna Berzowska presents Karma Chameleon and CEBB at TEI 2010, the conference on tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction.
Boston, 25-27 January 2010
We are showing Skorpions in the "Le Tissu dans tous ses sens, 2e Biennale de créations textiles contemporaines" show at the Musée des Tissus de Lyon.
Lyon, 20 novembre 2009 au 21 février 2010
Joanna Berzowska presents her work at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago during the first annual lecture series, BEHIND THE SEAMS
Chicago 22 October 2009
Joanna Berzowska presents Karma Chameleon at Siggraph 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009 at 8:30 AM Room 265-266
Skorpions presented in Wearable Technology – Powered Art and Fashion Design and Marc gives a talk about XS Labs
15-19 July 2009
SMOKS presented in "together you and i are like a thousand languages" Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor Street W)
Toronto, July 2, 2009 - July 31, 2009
Joanna Berozwska is the Opponent for Hanna Landin's PhD disputation
Gothenburg, Sweden, 4 June 2009
Joanna gives a lecture at the Eindhoven Academy of Design
Eindhoven 2 June 2009
Joanna teaches a week-long course at NSCAD and gives a presentation
Halifax, 1-15 May 2009
LEECHES and Skorpions at Fashion No-No Harbourfront
Toronto 24 January- 8 March 2009
Joanna Berzowska presente dans un colloque des 21e Entretiens Jacques Cartier, "Textiles sans Limite", tenu dans le cadre de Expo Hightex, présenté par l’Université Concordia, le Groupe CTT, Hexagram, ITECH et techtera.
Marché Bonsecours, Montreal - Mardi le 7 octobre 2008
Joanna Berzowska is the featured speaker at the Fiber Society Committee 2008 Meeting banquet.
Sandman Hotel, Longueuil - Jeudi le 2 Octobre 2008
Joanna Berzowska is giving a keynote at the Sensuous Knowledge conference, focusing on "Questioning Qualities".
Solstrand Hotel, Os, Norway - 25 September 2008
Joanna Berzowska is teaching a week-long studio at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, hosted by Hilde Hauan Johnsen.
KHiB, Bergen, Norway - 15-19 September, 2008
XS Labs presents the SKORPIONS in the Slow Art gallery and Joanna gives two talks at Siggraph'08, one in the gallery and one in "The Future of Art" session.
Los Angeles - 11-15 August 2008
XS Labs shows the "bug" interactive jewelry at the Neoteric Matter: New Studio Jewelry at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences.
NJ - August 2 - September 15 2008
Krakow is part of the traveling exhibit Inspired Design: Jacquard and Entrepreneurial Textiles, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
Hendersonville, NC - May 20 - August 22, 2008
Joanna Berzowska gives an invited lecture at the iFest'08 in Barcelona.
Edifici Forum de Barcelona - 10 July 2008
Joanna Berzowska is the keynote speaker at Ambience*08: Smart Textiles, Technology & Design, part of the Smart Textiles Initiative.
University College of Borås, Sweden - 2-3 June 2008
CFP January 15, 2008
XS Labs will be featured on the Space Channel "Hypa Space"
Joanna Berzowska gives the closing lecture at the Atelier de Recherche Barcelon@Montréal
HEC Montreal - 8 April 2008
Joanna Berzowska gives an invited lecture at the fashion department of the Art Institute of Chicago
Room 707, Sullivan Center - 12 pm, 7 April 2008
Marguerite Bromley's Cidziy "sensate tapestry" shown in the REMEDIOS TERRARIUM exhibition
FOFA Gallery, Montreal - 19 March to 4 April 2008
Joanna Berzowska gives three invited lectures in New York City:
Pratt Institute (20 Feb 2008)
Parsons the New School for Design (21 Feb 2008)
ITP, NYU (22 Feb 2008)
Di Mainstone receives Wearable Technology artist-in-residence position at V2 in Rotterdam for her project SHAREWEAR.
Joanna Berzowska is on the committee for the Pervasive Expression Workshop at Pervasive 2008.
Sydney, Australia - 19-22 May 2008
CFP January 25th 2008
XS Labs presents Enleon and Skwrath at SEAMLESS v.3, Museum of Science Boston.
Boston - 30 January 2008
Joanna Berzowska, Marguerite Bromley, and Vincent Leclerc will all be speaking at Montreal Pecha Kucha #3
SAT, Montreal, 20:20pm, 5 December 2007
The Digital Threads Network is a group of 25 individuals, under the age of 25, working together to learn, share and utilize information about electronics and textiles.
Inspired by a pioneer in the field of electronic textiles and responsive garments - Joanna Berzowska - they will participate in a workshop lead by Berzowska and Marguerite Bromley in October 2007 held at InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre in downtown Toronto.
Digital Threads is an interactive Web environment that highlights new digital artworks by Canadian artists Jennifer Angus, Joanna Berzowska, Kai Chan, Ruth Scheuing and Samuel Thomas.
Marguerite Bromley’s Exaggerated Play, an interactive exhibit, offers gallery visitors a chance to play with her work at the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan until Jan. 13, 2008.
Joanna Berzowska and Marcelo Coelho are co-organizing a workshop entitled Transitive
Materials: Towards an Integrated Approach to Material Technology, in the 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous
Computing (Ubicomp '07). Joanna will be presenting Skorpions: Kinetic Electronic Garments.
Innsbruck, Austria, 16-19 September 2007
XS Labs is launching the SKORPIONS project!!!! Thanks Damir for the great website.
Joanna attends Techtextil Frankfurt and Avantex with Hexagram's Alban Asselin, Barbara Layne, and Ying Gao.
Frankfurt, 11-14 June 2007
Joey is a participant in the Expert Gathering and will be
presenting at the Public Symposium at Luminous Green, an event that aims to seek out integrated
approaches to current environmental and ethical challenges, particularly focusing on the role of art, design and
F0.am, Brussels, 27-30 April 2007
Joey and Marguerite present two papers at the IFFTI conference
Ryerson, Toronto, 12-15 April 2007
Joey is an invited speaker at the Mobile Nation: Creating Methodologies for Mobile Platforms conference, and a committee member for the CDRN Interactive and Sensing Technologies Workshop
OCAD, Toronto, 22-25 March 2007
Joey gives the Kodak lecture in Toronto
Ryerson, Toronto, 23 February 2007
Joey is an invited speaker at the Boule de cristal du CRIM
Palais des congrès, Montréal - 15 et 16 février 2007
Joey speaks at the WearNow Symposium, National Museum of Australia
Canberra - 3 February 2007
Joey co-runs Reskin: Wearable Research and Development Lab in collaboration with the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), Craft Australia and Australian National University (ANU).
Canberra - 15 January - 4 February 2007
Joey and Marcelo run a week-long design worshop on shape-memory architecture at CITA, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Copenhagen - 11 - 17 December 2006
Joey gives a talk and a workshop at Fleshing Out, organized by virtueelplatform
V2_ in Rotterdam - 9 November 2006
De Zwijger, Amsterdam -10 November 2006
Vincent speaks at the Interfaces Montreal, Visualisation Session
SAT, Montreal - 31 October 2006
Joey speaks at the HTMlles Festival: Peripheries + Proximities Export
Belgrade, Sofia, Istanbul - 18 - 31 October 2006
Joey speaks at the Interfaces Montreal, Inside Digital Matter Session
SAT, Montreal - 17 October 2006
Joey and Marguerite give a talk at the About Jacquard Symposium,
CTCM, Montreal - 16 October 2006
Krakow, a history or memory and erasure, “About Jacquard,” CTCM,
Montreal - 2 Oct. – 2 Nov. 2006
Kukkia, “Sartorial Flux,” curated by Valerie Lamontagne, A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago - 7 Sept. – 21 Oct. 2006.
Kukkia, “Unravel: The SIGGRAPH2006 Fashion Show,” SIGGRAPH’06, The Roxy, Boston - July 31, 2006
SIGGRAPH 2006: Joey and Marcelo will be running a workshop. Joey and Christine are showing "Krakow" in the Art Gallery.
Boston - July 30 - August 3, 2006
Marcelo presents at CHI
Berzowska, J., Coelho, M. (2006). "Memory Rich Clothing,"
Montreal - 26 April, 2006 at 14:30
Joey gives a talk at the MBA International Seminars on Innovation and high-tech management at HEC
Montreal - 23 March, 2006
Joey donne une conference au Musee d'art contemporain en collaboration avec le programme Provoquante imagination, intitulee "Ordinateurs vestimentaires et vetements intelligents"
Montreal - February 22, 2006
Joey and Marguerite (plus special guest Bruno) give a one-week electronic textile course at the NID in India.
Ahmedabad - February 12-19, 2006
Accouphene at the “Seamless: Computational Couture” fashion show
Boston - 1 February 2006
Joey speaks with Christopher Csikszentmihalyi at the Florence Innovation Week "Moda e Tecnologia" event.
Florence - December 6, 2005
Joey is a keynote speaker at the Interrogating
Fashion Symposium at the ICA.
London - November 28-29,
Joey is the keynote speaker at the University of
Manitoba, faculty of Architecture, New
Media Initiative Symposium.
Winnipeg - November 25,
Joey gives a talk at the MIT Media Lab, in Chris's Embodiment class.
Boston - November
Joey is an invited speaker in the "Success
Stories & Best practices: Textile/Interior Design &
Innovation" component of the Netherlands Science &
Technology Officers Network Conference entitled "Technology +
Creativity = Business" in Delft.
Netherlands - November 8,
F0AM: soft-wear: active materials workhop. Master class
and open lab led by Joey and Rachel Wingfield (Central Saint
Brussels - October
Kukkia and Vilkas documentation, Intimate
Memory Shirt and Skirt will be shown at the Research
Material Sense exhibit, during the Dutch Design
Week, held at The Design Academy of Eindhoven.
Netherlands - October 13-25,
ISWC 2005: Joey will be giving a short paper about
the shape-change dresses.
Osaka - October 18-21, 2005
Joey is a delegate at
Technology Summit and Technology Platform 2005 in New Delhi and
Bangalore. She also visits Datamation sites in Seelampur and Lucknow.
India - September 19-23, 2005
Wearable Futures: Joey is a keynote
speaker at this conference on Hybrid Culture in the Design and
Development of Soft Technology, organized by the Smart Clothes
Wearable Technology Research Group at the University of Wales,
Newport, WALES. Spotty Dresses, Feathery Dresses, and the Intimate Memory
Shirt and Skirt are shown in the Wearable Futures
Wales - September 14-16,
SIGGRAPH 2005: Joey and Paul will be presenting an
Joey is on the Sketches Committee. This means that
she has to read hundreds of submissions, sit on the jury, and then
chair a couple of sessions at the conference. Joey was also a
reviewer for the Art Gallery.
California - July 31 - August 04,
Bodies in Motion: Memory, Personalization,
Mobility and Design: Joey is a faculty member, co-organizer, and
speaker for this summit held at the Banff New Media Institute. Also
speaking are Paul, Vincent, Marcelo, and Christine!
Banff, Canada - June 25 - June 28,
Touch Me: The Intimate Memory Skirt and Shirt will
be shown in this design exhibition of contemporary objects that
engage in new ways with our touch senses at the Victoria &
London - 16 June - 29 August 2005
In the Line of
Flight - Transcending Urbanscapes: Intimate Memory Shirt and
Skirt, Feathery and Spotty Dresses, and Shimmering Flower, curated
by Sara Diamond, shown in an international exhibition at the China
Beijing - June 2005
Transnet: Marcelo gives a talk and represents XS
Labs at the conference, with Hexagram's Barbara Layne, Lynn Hughes, and pk
Vancouver - June 16 - June 18, 2005
Festival - 7th edition "peripheries + proximities," at STUDIO XX: Joey
gives a workshop: "Soft Switches 101".
Montreal - May 18 - 21,
Creativity & Cognition 2005 : Joey is giving a
paper entitled "Memory Rich Clothing: Second Skins that Communicate
London - April 12 - April 15, 2005
Wild! XS Labs is a participant in a virtual exhibition and
showcase, promoting Canadian designers in Japan, produced by the
Design Exchange as a component of Canada?s contribution to the 2005 World?s
Canadian Embassy, Tokyo - March 31, 2005
Aichi, Japan - April 7, 2005
Design Exchange, Toronto - May 13,
NEMO: Arek will be showing some of our Memory Rich
Garments at Extra's Future Fashion Event for the N8
Amsterdam - November 6, 2004
ISEA 2004: Joey is giving the Wearable
Experience keynote talk at the 12th International Symposium
on Electronic Art. She also sits on a panel with Hexagram's Barbara
Layne and Ingrid Bachman.
Stockholm ? Tallinn
? Helsinki - August 14 - August 22, 2004
SIGGRAPH 2004: Joey is on the Sketches Committee
for Siggraph2004, the 31st intenational conference on computer
graphics and interactive techniques. This means that she has to read
hundreds of submissions, sit on the jury, and then chair a couple of
sessions at the conference. She is also presenting a sketch titled
Very Slowly Animating Textiles: Shimmering
Los Angeles, California -
August 08 - August 12, 2004
Banff New Media
Institute: Joey and Vincent are spending some time at the Banff
New Media Institute this summer. In addition to a month long
residency associated with Sara's Code Zebra project, they will also participate in
the workshop (which Joey is co-running) and the summit:
Outside/Inside: Boundary Crossings, a Wearable
Banff, Canada - July 31 - August 04, 2004
Inside/Outside: Responsive Environments and
Banff, Canada -
August 05 - August 08, 2004
Technologies: Joey gives a talk entitled "Electronic Fashion:
the Future of Wearable Technology", where she discusses her vision
for the killer app of Wearable Computing.
Toronto, Canada - May 27 - May 30,
DigiFest: Joey gives a talk in the SELF portion of
the program and participateds in a panel with Steve Mann.
Toronto, Canada - May 13 - May 15,
Dakart: Joey talks and leads workshops about soft
computation and the use of technology in design/art
Dakar, Senegal - May 6 - May 13, 2004
Exhibit at the Design Exchange : Joey's Shimmering Flower
dynamic weaving (with Christine and Ali) and several responsive
garments (with Natacha, Marcelo, George, Claire, Agata, and Karie)
Toronto, Canada - April 27 - May 19,