Joanna Berzowska
Since 2003
Works in Montreal Canada

BIO
Joanna Berzowska is an Assistant Professor of Design Art and Digital Image/Sound at Concordia University in Montreal. She is also a founding partner of XS extra-soft design studio. Her work and research deal primarily with "soft computation": electronic textiles, responsive clothing as wearable technology, reactive materials and squishy interfaces.

She is the cofounder of International Fashion Machines in Boston, where she developed the first electronic ink wearable animated display and Electric Plaid, an addressable color-change textile.

She received her Masters of Science from MIT for her work titled Computational Expressionism. She worked with the Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab on research projects such as the musicBottles. She directed Interface Design at the Institute for Interactive Media at the University of Technology in Sydney. She holds a BA in Pure Mathematics and a BFA in Design Arts.

Her art and design work has been shown in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in NYC, SIGGRAPH, Art Directors Club in NYC, Australian Museum in Sydney, NTT ICC in Tokyo and Ars Electronica Center in Linz among others. She has lectured about the intersections of art, design, technology and computation at SIGGRAPH, Banff New Media Institute in Canada and Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy among others.

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OPPORTUNITY

TENURE TRACK APPOINTMENT IN DIGITAL MEDIA


Deadline:
Fri Jan 30, 2004 00:00

TENURE TRACK APPOINTMENT IN DIGITAL MEDIA
The Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure track appointment in Digital Media effective June 1st, 2004, pending budgetary approval.

Digital Image/Sound and &Fine Arts (DFAR) was initiated in 1997 as a program designed to bridge two domains of study, that of Computer Science and the Fine Arts. This three-year undergraduate program guides students in developing critical paths at the intersections of art, technology and design. It highlights the study of theoretical issues related to technological innovation such as computational art, interaction design and physical computing.

Teaching emphasizes non-traditional applications of digital technologies
while also developing awareness of the social and political implications of new technologies and a conceptual approach to design, related to the social, cultural and ethical context in which it resides. The program has three areas of specialization: digital imaging, soundscapes, and 3D modeling/animation. The programs of study at the undergraduate level include the BFA or BSc Major in DFAR with Computer applications, BFA Specialization in DFAR and the cooperative work degree. A Design, Art and Technology masters level program is in development.

Preferred candidates must have extensive experience working and teaching in one or more of the following growth areas of the program:
- Interaction Design
- Immersive Media
- Experimental Sound
- Computation Arts
- Physical Computing
- Mechatronics

In addition, the candidate will carry out an independent research program and contribute to the administration of the Department.

The ideal candidate has:
- Ph.D., M.A., M.F.A. or equivalent;
- teaching experience in digital media, theory and studio practice at the university level;
- administrative experience and committee work at the university level;
- media design and/or artistic practice and research profile;
- fluency in French (this would be considered a strong asset).

Please include: a letter of application; a statement of teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; documentation of recent work; samples of students' work; and other relevant support material.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our departmental web site for additional information concerning our programs and priorities:
http://digital.concordia.ca

Information:
1] Deadline for Applications: February 15th, 2004.
(We are also accepting ongoing applications as we anticipate future positions in related computation and new media areas.)
2] This advertisement is simultaneously directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada and to non-Canadians. Under current Canadian immigration guidelines, the dossiers of Canadian citizens and permanent residents must be examined in the first instance, after which the applications of others will be considered.
3] Concordia University is committed to Employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and disabled persons.

Please address applications to: pk langshaw, Chair
Departments of Design Art & Digital Image/Sound and the Fine Arts
Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, VA-244
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8, Canada
vox: (514) 848-4626, fax: (514) 848-8627
email: design@vax2.concordia.ca