Textile Museum of Canada - Digital Threads

About the Artwork

Joanna Berzowska

Joanna, Clothing & Communications

This narrative piece uses interactive illustrations to explore the potential of textile as a dynamic surface, not only in terms of how it drapes and moves on the body or how it becomes used and marked by time, but also in terms of future technological developments.

Technologies such as color-change inks and shape-memory alloys can be integrated into textiles to make them move and change in electronically controlled ways. I am fascinated by the design possibilities and the huge potential for subtle yet complex use of color and shape to communicate with the world through those soft, dynamic surfaces.

View the progress and interaction of students and Joanna Berzowska for the special project, Digital Threads Network, from September-December 2007 via the Digital Threads Network Blog.

This Network is supported by The Laidlaw Foundation

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