LONDON / VIENNA, 19 November 2018 – Sophie Skach experiments with electronic textiles. She tries to find out what data on human social behaviour can be obtained from clothing – and how this knowledge can be used in a meaningful way. Since 2015, the Austrian PhD student has been part of the newly established interdisciplinary research group Cognitive Science and Performative Wearables at the Queen Mary University of London. She is the team’s textile expert. Her colleagues are cognitive scientists, psychologists and music technologists.

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Author profile picture Hildegard Suntinger is a writer. She lives in Vienna as a freelance journalist and writes about all aspects of fashion production. She is interested in new trends in design, technology, and business. She is particularly excited about discovering interdisciplinary tendencies and the blurring of boundaries between different disciplines. The key element is technology, which changes all areas of life and work.