Joanna Berzowska is founder and research director of XS Labs, a design research studio that innovates in the area of electronic textiles and responsive garments. A core component 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. Her art and design work has been shown in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in NYC, V&A in London, Millenium Museum in Beijing, various SIGGRAPH Art Galleries, ISEA, Art Directors Club in NYC, Australian Museum in Sydney, NTT ICC in Tokyo, and Ars Electronica in Linz among others. She lectures internationally about electronic textiles and related social, cultural, aesthetic, and political issues. She was selected by Maclean’s Magazine as one of “thirty nine Canadians who make the world a better place to live in”. She is Associate Professor of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University.
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