Syuzi Pakhchyan is fash­ion tech­nol­o­gist and au­thor with a pas­sion for beau­ti­ful code and con­duc­tive cloth. After re­ceiv­ing her BFA from UC Berke­ley (US) and her MFA from the Art Cen­ter Col­lege of De­sign, she began a re­search-based de­sign prac­tice in 2006 fo­cused on next gen­er­a­tion wear­able tech­nolo­gies. Au­thor of “Fash­ion­ing Tech­nol­ogy” the first DIY book on in­ter­ac­tive fash­ion, Syuzi has also penned nu­mer­ous ar­ti­cles on the cre­ative prac­tices of in­tel­li­gent cloth­ing. As a lead­ing ex­pert in her field, she chron­i­cles the con­stantly evolv­ing de­vel­op­ments in wear­able tech on her blog, while con­tin­u­ing to de­velop prod­ucts that are both fash­ion­able and cul­tur­ally mo­ti­vated. Her work has been ex­hib­ited at var­i­ous con­fer­ences and events in­clud­ing Eye­beam, the Fash­ion Fu­ture Event, South by South­west, Maker Faire and Emerg­ing Tech­nolo­gies Con­fer­ence.