Friday, February 09, 2007

mathgeek art

Though I've never made it out to one (definitely on my to do list), I've heard really great things about the Kodak Lecture Series at Ryerson. Recently they announced through Akimbo that crafty mathster Joanna Berzowska will giving a lecture on February 23rd, speaking about her work in the area of research and design of electronic textiles and responsive garments.

Her background is pretty freaking impressive: 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 co-founded International Fashion Machines in Boston (do check out IFM....really playful & interesting work). She holds a BA in Pure Math and a BFA in Design Arts.

"Berzowska is best known for her creation of memory-rich garments such as the Finger Dress and the Feathery Dress which record and visually display the history of where the person wearing the garment has been touched by others. Berzowska also utilizes kinetic elements in pieces such as Kukkia, a dress that is decorated with flowers that possess autonomous behavior, opening and closing according to their own whims."

Cool huh?

7:30 pm, Friday, February 23, 2007
Centre for Computing and Engineering, Lecture Theatre 103, 245 Church Street (just north of Dundas Street East at Gould Street
FREE. Arrive early for guaranteed seating.

pop pom dimmer IFM
POM POM dimmer from International Fashion Machines.


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