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Syuzi Pakhchyan is an Art Director, robotics instructor, writer, blogger and a seasoned tinkerer working and residing in Los Angeles, CA. Her work explores the intersection of culture and technology through the research, investigation and design of technological systems and interactions for a range of cultural contexts.
Definitely not camera-shy, Syuzi has made two guest appearance on Craft Lab, the DIY Network's new, hip crafting DIY Television series. Her television debut aired on January 1, 2007 and will be followed by the another scheduled for the Fall of 2007. For the launch of Craft magazine, Syuzi designed and helped create an environmental installation at the 2006 Maker Faire. At the Makers Faire, her work was featured as a "Special Exhibition" where she taught workshops on how to create the Wearable Light Bracelet and sew electronics.
Syuzi's projects have been published in numerous publications and books, including Shojo-Beat, a manga publication, Craft magazine, and in the Crafter Culture Handbook authored by Amy Spencer.
On weekends, she teaches a robotics class to children between the ages of 9-14 at Art Center College of Design. She also occasionally holds workshops in Los Angeles on crafting electronics. Monthly, she writes articles for Shojo-Beat, covering topics that range from fashion, technology and the latest must-have gadgets. And nightly, she researches and blogs about interactive, tech toys on her blog we-love-technology.com. She received her BFA from UC Berkeley in Literature and her MFA in Media Design from the Art Center College of Design. Her MFA thesis titled "SparkLab" was exhibited at Eyebeam, an Art and Technology gallery in New York, as wellas the Fashion Future Event in Pisa, 2006 Maker Faire and 2006 Emerging Technologies Conference. SparkLab is a novel platform that creates a space for the cultural production of technologically crafted artefacts.
Her designs explore and encourage ludic activities that celebrate the quirky and speculative and reflect personal experiences and cultural narratives. Syuzi has the unique ability to make the complex simple, translate learning into entertainment, and use technology as a tool to inspire creativity.
Useful book, a good way to ease into incorporating electronics into your crafts.Published 11 months ago by George B.
It took me awhile to pick up this book because I am not interested in Fashion (take a look in my closet for proof) and crafting doesn’t make my Top Ten list either. Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book has very easy instructions for starting projects using technology with fashion. It provides simple projects using traditional sewing and assembly techniques but adds new... Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by agnewfarms
I've been a tinkerer forever, and I'm always trying to really break into basic electronics. As a book learner, I often turn to the internet to get primed for projects or to help... Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by Richard B. Call
When I received this book it was literally falling apart. The glue in the spine did not work. Also because of the odd size of the book, I could not put it in a three binder. Read morePublished on December 1, 2010 by carlina
Very detailed instuctions, but not enough ilustrations. Fun project even though I wish for more projects and ideas.Published on June 24, 2010 by Laura Castillo
This book is a wealth of information for those looking to start delving into the world of 'soft circuits' and smart materials. Read morePublished on March 27, 2009 by Kelly Ness
With 'smart materials and techniques you can make accessories, toys and more that light up, make sounds, or even move. Read morePublished on October 9, 2008 by Midwest Book Review