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

OAAG Awards

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

ABC Science

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 EnRoute

A Coat of Many (Changing) Colors Nears Reality By Ellen Sheng
Wall Street Journal - January 21, 2005

Inventors are dazzling the material world By Susan Semenak
Montreal Gazette - December 06, 2004

Trendsurfing: Tech-enchanced fashion By David Rowan
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


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.
Providence, Rhode Island - March 1, 2005

Salon Femmes br@nch?es N?57: Electronic Textiles
at Studio XX in Montreal
Montreal - December 02, 2004

Joey talks in the Designing Design Seminars at the University of Oslo.
Oslo, Norway - October 22, 2004

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 25, 2003


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 Cyborg
an interview with Joey Berzowska by Jake Moore
DPI: The Studio XX Electronic Review
Issue 2, January 2005.

Memory Rich Clothing: Second Skins that Communicate Physical Memory
to be given at Creativity & Cognition 2005 in London.

Electronic Textiles
: Wearable Computers, Reactive Fashion, and Soft Computation
in Textile, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 2?19
? 2005 Berg. Printed in the UK.

Very Slowly Animating Textiles: Shimmering Flower
in the Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2004, ACM Press, ?2004 ACM

Joey wrote Intimate Electronics:
Wearable Computers, Electronic Textiles, and Reactive Fashion
in Horizon Zero issue 16: Wear
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 2004

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 2004


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
New Orleans, 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
Amsterdam, 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
, 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 creative practices., 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
- 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,
- 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, 2005

Joey is the keynote speaker at the University of Manitoba, faculty of Architecture, New Media Initiative Symposium.
Winnipeg - November 25, 2005

Joey gives a talk at the MIT Media Lab, in Chris's Embodiment class.
Boston - November 17, 2005

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, 2005

F0AM: soft-wear: active materials workhop. Master class and open lab led by Joey and Rachel Wingfield (Central Saint Martins, looP.Ph)
Brussels - October 25-31, 2005

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, 2005

ISWC 2005: Joey will be giving a short paper about the shape-change dresses.
Osaka - October 18-21, 2005

Joey is a delegate at the 11th 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 exhibition.
Wales - September 14-16, 2005

SIGGRAPH 2005: Joey and Paul will be presenting an Art Paper.
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.
Los Angeles, California - July 31 - August 04, 2005

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, 2005

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 & Albert Museum.
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 Millennium Museum.
Beijing - June 2005

Transnet: Marcelo gives a talk and represents XS Labs at the conference, with Hexagram's Barbara Layne, Lynn Hughes, and pk langshaw.
Vancouver - June 16 - June 18, 2005

HTMlles Festival - 7th edition "peripheries + proximities," at STUDIO XX: Joey gives a workshop: "Soft Switches 101".
Montreal - May 18 - 21, 2005

Creativity & Cognition 2005 : Joey is giving a paper entitled "Memory Rich Clothing: Second Skins that Communicate Physical Memory".
London - April 12 - April 15, 2005

Canada Goes 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 Fair.
Canadian Embassy, Tokyo - March 31, 2005
World Expo, Aichi, Japan - April 7, 2005
Design Exchange, Toronto - May 13, 2005

NEMO: Arek will be showing some of our Memory Rich Garments at Extra's Future Fashion Event for the N8 museumnacht.
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 Flower.
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 Design Workshop
Banff, Canada - July 31 - August 04, 2004
Inside/Outside: Responsive Environments and Ubiquitous Presence
Banff, Canada - August 05 - August 08, 2004

Subtle 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, 2004

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, 2004

Dakart: Joey talks and leads workshops about soft computation and the use of technology in design/art practice.
Dakar, Senegal - May 6 - May 13, 2004

DigiFest 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) are featured.
Toronto, Canada - April 27 - May 19, 2004