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Syuzi Pakhchyan is an User Experience Designer, 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 another scheduled for July 2008.
Syuzi's projects have been exhibited at Eyebeam, an Art and Technology gallery in New York, the Fashion Future Event in Pisa, South by Southwest Festival, Maker Faire and Emerging Technologies Conference.
On weekends, she teaches a robotics class to children and occasionally holds workshops on crafting electronics. Monthly, she writes articles covering topics that range from fashion, technology and the latest must-have gadgets. And nightly, she researches and blogs about interactive, tech toys.
She received her BFA from UC Berkeley in Literature and her MFA in Media Design from the Art Center College of Design.
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.