As the director of Studio subTela, one of the labs at the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, Barbara Layne works at the intersection of textile arts and technology, creating handwoven fabrics with embedded electronic components. Cloth surfaces are transformed through dynamic LED displays and wireless capabilities to create interactive garments and wall panels. She is a Professor Emeritus at Concordia University in Montreal where she continues her research as an Affiliate Professor.
Free parking is available in Lot 19G behind Wade King Recreation Center beginning at 4:15 p.m. The parking lot remains free for the reception following the lecture.