Lecture: The new role of the designer in fashion tech & wearables

VALÉRIE LAMONTAGNE is a PhD scholar researching Performativity, Materiality and Laboratory Practices in Artistic Wearables at Concordia University where she teaches in the Department of Design & Computation Arts.

Lamontagne has curated design and media arts exhibitions and events for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics; MuseumsQuartier, Vienna; V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam; New Museum, New York; and the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec. Her fashion-tech and media designs have been featured internationally in festivals, galleries, museums and publications. She is the owner & designer at 3lectromode.com, a wearable electronics atelier dedicated to fashion-tech innovation.

The video lecture embedded below (or here on YouTube) was recorded at Connectivity Lab Live, an event celebrating the inauguration of Connectivity Lab, which is an experimental prototype arena where skills, technology and researchers meet with entrepreneurs and companies to help create new and better services, experiences and products in the field of digital media and connected devices.

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