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Barbara Layne is a Professor at Concordia University in Montreal and participates in the Interactive Textiles and Wearable Computers research axis at the Hexagram Institute.

As the Director of Studio subTela, Layne lectures and exhibits internationally, most recently at the I-Machine Festival at the Edith Russ Haus in Oldenburg, Germany, in the Awarables exhibition at the Zero-1 festival in San Jose, in Palabras Cruzadas in Buenos Aires & Montreal, Integration at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery in Sydney Australia, and at the Canadian Consulate in Washington DC.  The garments have been involved in techno fashion events in Boston (Seamless) and San Diego (Unravel) and are included in the new publication, Fashionable Technology by Sabine Seymour. 

The research has been supported with numerous grants including the Canada Council for the Arts, SSHRC, Hexagram, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec.  She is the Principal Investigator of Hexagram’s infrastructure grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.


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Tornado Dress
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Black Hanging
Twining Project
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