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Prof Janis Jefferies

Janis Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator, Professor of Visual Arts and Research, Research Fellow at the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, associate pro warden for culture and creative industries and member of the School of Culture and Society.  She chairs the Concordat Implementation group which has special responsibility for young career researchers and works with the Graduate School developing practice research training across Goldsmiths.

She trained as a painter (Sheffield School of Art, Maidstone College of Art and Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts) and in woven construction (Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland) under Magdalena Abakanowicz. On return to the UK in 1978 she pioneered the field of contemporary textiles within visual and material culture and has exhibited and published widely. Her areas of expertise lie at the intersection of arts and technology (textiles, performance, sound, publishing). 

She exhibits and curates internationally, and has delivered keynotes at many international conferences and professional seminars. She has edited books and several chapter contributions on textiles, technology, performance and practice research for anthologies distributed by Manchester, Edinburgh and Duke University Presses, Telos Art Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishers, Ashgate and Palgrave McMillan and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. She was one of the founding editors of Textile; The Journal of Cloth and Culture and member of the international advisory board for Craft, (Bloomsbury),Transactions (Leonardo) n.Paradoxa, and Third Text). She is also co editor of the first handbook of Textile Culture and co-principal investigator on an Arts and Humanities Research project: Whose Book is it anyway? IP, collaborative  business models, and questions of ethics and creativity in digital publishing (2102- 2016). 

Jefferies was co-curator of the first Hangzhou Triennial in China in 2013. She was a Creative Thinking Fellow, University of Auckland (which examined the role of creativity in the arts and humanities) and is devising research projects on critical cultures/contemporary practices with University of Queensland, QAGOMA, Brisbane, the Asia Archive, Hong Komg and National Gallery, Singapore.

Academic qualifications

  • BA Fine Art, Maidstone College of Art, 1974
  • MFA, Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, 1978

Teaching

Jeffries is based in the Department of Computing where convenes the PhD in Arts and Computational Technology.

She convened the MA/MFA in Computational Arts and Computational Studio Arts (2005-2013) and the PhD in Arts and Computational Technology and advises Goldsmiths Graduate School on practice research . She has supervised and supported over 255 students at M level since 1990 in her capacity as Head of MA Textiles and then Head of Visual Arts (until 2004). She has been involved with an Erasmus exchange project (2009-2011) with the Academy of Fine Art, Athens, Paris 8 and Valencia University for MFA student summer workshops around arts and technology. 

Area of supervision

Jefferies  specilaises in practice research and her areas of expertise lie at the intersection of arts and technology , feminist art practice (textiles, performance, sound, curating, museums and cultural experience). She has supervised 15 students to successful completion and examined 25 PhDs IN UK, Canada and Australia. 

Professional projects

Jefferies is an associate member of The Milieux Institute for Art, Culture and Technology at Concordia University in Montreal.  She is currently co-investigator on the Re -Enchantment of Cloth led by Prof Barbara Layne in the development of textile antennas to activate communication between people, their clothing and the spaces they inhabit. The project will be presented at the Textile Society of America conference, Savanah, USA, October 2016.

Her work has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, EPSRC, Crafts Council, UK, British Council and Arts and Business, UK and Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. She has collaborated on two previous projects with Professor Layne, Textile Transmissions and Translations and Wearable Absence. Their outputs were showcased  at FOFA Gallery Congress, Montreal 2010 , ISEA, Belfast 2009 and Istanbul 2011, Edinburgh Science Festival, April 2011. Kaunas Biennial, Sept-Dec 2011 and  is described in ‘Wires and Wearables’, This Pervasive Day The Potential and Perils of Pervasive Computing, ed. Jeremy Pitt for Imperial College Press, 2012. 

The projects were funded by Canadian Social Sciences  and Humanities Research Council with further financial support from AHRC, Crafts Council, UK, British Council and Arts and Business, UK. The Re-Enchantment of Cloth will be presented at the Textile Society of America conference, Savanah, USA, October 2016. 

Featured work

Books

  • 2015, The Handbook of Textile Culture, eds Jefferies, wood Conroy and Clark, Bloomsbury, hardback only, 600 pages, ISBN 978-0-85785-775-0
  • 2014, ‘Narrating the Digital: The Evolving Memento Mori’, Stacey Pitsillides and Janis Jefferies in eds Cristiana and Vinicuins,  Digital Legacy and Interaction: Postmortem Issues, Springer Books pp. 83-99. ISBN: 978-3-319-01630-6 (Print).

Curation

  • 2015, 10th Kaunas Biennial,  ‘Networked: Sonic Pattern’ with Karen Gaskill, .Žilinskas Art Gallery of National Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis (Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas), Kaunas, Lithuana, 18th September-31st December.
  • 2011-2013, co curator, 1st Hangzhou international fiber Biennial, organised with China Academy of Fine Arts, Zhejiang Art Museum and National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China. 

Exhibitions

  • 2013 ‘Intersensorial  Threads’, International exhibition of textiles and technology, University of Wollongong, Australia,  June 3-14 and traveling to Montreal, June 2015. 
  • 2013 ‘The Difference Loom’, Iziko South Africa National Gallery, curated by Winnie Sze, an exhibition exploring textiles and technology.

Other interests

Jefferies is a member of AHRC Peer Review College and sat on the AHRC Research panel for Visual and Performing Arts (Panel 2, 2006-9), digital transformations (2013) and care for the future (2014). 

She is a member of the European Science Foundation (ESF) Pool of Reviewers for the AHRC nominated UK representative for the international Review Panel, ‘Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation’ (2009-2010)  The review process was managed on behalf of thirteen national funding agencies by ESF (European Science Foundation).  She was a member of the international review panel for Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT), the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, is the main public funding agency for R&D in Portugal (2013-2014). 

She is an advisory board member of Aarthus University Faculty of the Arts, Denmark to ensure its global outlook and strategic collaborations and an external panel member for PhD advisory group Ontario University, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada. 

Research Interests

Fibre and feminist practices and its interpretations post - 1960's. Visual Arts; questions around text and textiles, gender, identity and subjectivity, digital studio and sonic arts and curatorship and audience with a focus on cultural access to museums through haptic technology. Her studio practice is based on digital production in contemporary art based textiles and sound image production in contemporary art based textiles and sound.

Current research

In the last five years she has been working on technological based arts, including Woven Sound (with Dr. Tim Blackwell) and has been a principal investigator on projects involving new haptics technologies and generative software systems for creating and interpreting arts objects. She is an associate researcher with Hexagram (Institute of Media, Arts and Technologies, Montreal, Canada) on two projects, electronic textiles and new forms of media communication in cloth.

Textile Transmissions and Translations is a research project that will take advantage of the ability of fabric to impart meaning through material and electronic languages, by combining a creative approach to the textile arts with technical innovations in circuitry and wireless transmissions; exploring ubiquitous computing, mobility and interactivity through the introduction of electronic devices into fabric structures; creating animated displays on the surface of cloth, in order to extend the dynamic, narrative abilities of cloth and developing a transitional space in which meanings are altered and textiles are invigorated into new patterns of discovery. The research focus of Wearable Absence centres on offering a unique vision of future textile technologies situated in a personal, social and cultural context. Wearable Absence presents a minaframe in which clothing becomes the catalyst and filter within the process of retrieving rich media content according to biological data. The collaborative team at GDS involves the creation of dynamic garments and sensing wallpapers using specific paper technologies (www.m-real.com) and different sensing devices to create a rich database of image and sound. 3 PhD students from Goldsmiths Digital Students are involved and paid for by this project.

She is PI on the AHRC funded E-Static Shadows practice-based research project (2007-2009), with Dr. Zane Berinza) investigating how electrostatic energy can be utilised to play a part in the development of responsive and interactive intelligent systems.

She currently mentors an AHRC Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts for GDS (2006-2009).

Stanza is a London-based artist, who specialises in net art, multimedia, and electronic sounds. Jefferies mentors one other AHRC project for Sociology (Dr.Nirmal Puwar and the Noise of the Past)and Arts Council, The Loom Project: Approaches to Weaving Narrative Threads,a project by Alinah Azadeh, artist. Textile and system in collaboration with Jon Bird, (University of Sussex) and ASF Weave. www.loomproject.com.

She is a member of AHRC Peer Review College and sits on the AHRC Research panel for Visual and Performing Arts.

Publications

Edited Book

The Handbook of Textile Culture
Jefferies, Janis K.; Wood Conroy, Diana and Clark, Hazel, eds. 2015. The Handbook of Textile Culture. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9780857857750

Gender and Identity (Reinventing Textiles) (v. 2)
Jefferies, Janis K., ed. 2001. Gender and Identity (Reinventing Textiles) (v. 2). Telos Art Publishing. ISBN 978-1902015101

Edited Journal

Weaving Codes: Special issue of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture
Jefferies, Janis K.; McLean, Alex and Harlizius-Klueck, Ellen, eds. 2017. Weaving Codes: Special issue of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture.

Touch and Go
Aceti, Lanfranco; Jefferies, Janis K.; Papadimitriou, Irini; Munro, Jonathan and Sahin, Ozden, eds. 2012. Touch and Go.

Interfaces of Performance
Jefferies, Janis K., ed. 2008. Interfaces of Performance.

Special issue of Digital Creativity
Jefferies, Janis K. and Brown, Paul, eds. 2007. Special issue of Digital Creativity.

Shaping Space: Textiles and Architecture—An Introduction
Jefferies, Janis K. and Wood, Diana, eds. 2006. Shaping Space: Textiles and Architecture—An Introduction.

Book Section

Creativity and Its Discontents
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2016. Creativity and Its Discontents. In: , ed. University of Auckland Creative Thinking Fellows Anthology. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

The Biennials of Lausanne: An Introduction
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2016. The Biennials of Lausanne: An Introduction. In: , ed. From Tapestry to Fiber Art, The Lausanne Biennial 1962-1985. Lausanne: Fondation Toms Pauli.

‘Around the World in 80 Biennials: Considering Curating Lausanne, Hangzhou, Kaunas
Jefferies, Janis K. and Weinberg, Lee. 2016. ‘Around the World in 80 Biennials: Considering Curating Lausanne, Hangzhou, Kaunas. In: Jennifer Harris, ed. Companion to Textile Culture. Willey-Blackwell.

Creative resilience thinking in fashion and textiles
Tham, Mathilda. 2015. Creative resilience thinking in fashion and textiles. In: Janis K. Jefferies; Diana Wood Conroy and Hazel Clark, eds. The Handbook of Textile Culture. London/New Delhi/New York/Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9780857857750

Twitter: Practice in Writing: A recipe for Creativity and Creative Interpretation
Jefferies, Janis K. and Maragiannis, Anastasios. 2015. Twitter: Practice in Writing: A recipe for Creativity and Creative Interpretation. In: , ed. Proceedings of the 21st Symposium on Electronic Art - ISEA2015: Disruption. Vancouver: Simon Fraser University. ISBN 978-1-910172-00-1

The Talking Plants: an Interactive System for Grassroots Urban Food-Growing Communities
Heitlinger, S.; Bryan-Kinns, N. and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. The Talking Plants: an Interactive System for Grassroots Urban Food-Growing Communities. In: , ed. CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, pp. 459-462. ISBN 978-1-4503-2474-8

Katie Mitchell: intimate technologies in multimedia performance
Jefferies, Janis K. and Papadaki, Elena. 2013. Katie Mitchell: intimate technologies in multimedia performance. In: Maria Chatzichristodoulou and Rachel Zerihan, eds. Intimacy across visceral and digital performance. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 188-200. ISBN 978-0-230-34886-8

Brave New Worlds: Smart or What?
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. Brave New Worlds: Smart or What? In: Zane Berzina; Barbara Junge; Wim Westerveld and Carola Zwick, eds. The Digital Turn Design in the Era of Interactive Technologies. Berlin: Park Books, pp. 154-160. ISBN 978-3906027029

Narrating the Digital: The Evolving Memento Mori
Pitsillides, Stacey and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. Narrating the Digital: The Evolving Memento Mori. In: Cristiano Maciel and Vinícius Carvalho Pereira, eds. Digital Legacy and Interaction: Post-Mortem Issues. Cham: Springer, pp. 83-99. ISBN 978-3-319-01630-6

Mirroring Sherry Turkle: a discussion on authenticity humanity and technology
Jefferies, Janis K.; Maragiannis, Anastasios; Pitsillides, Stacey and Velonaki, Mary. 2013. Mirroring Sherry Turkle: a discussion on authenticity humanity and technology. In: K. Cleland; L. Fisher and R. Harley, eds. Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney. Sydney: ISEA International; Australian Network for Art & Technology; University of Sydney.

Sustainable HCI for grassroots urban food-growing communities
Heitlinger, S.; Bryan-Kinns, N. and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. Sustainable HCI for grassroots urban food-growing communities. In: , ed. OzCHI '13 Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration. ACM, pp. 255-264. ISBN 978-1-4503-2525-7

UbiComp for grassroots urban food-growing communities
Heitlinger, S.; Bryan-Kinns, N. and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. UbiComp for grassroots urban food-growing communities. In: , ed. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication. ACM, pp. 589-594. ISBN 978-1-4503-2215-7

Pattern, Patterning, Probe
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. Pattern, Patterning, Probe. In: Celia Lury and Nina Wakeford, eds. Inventive methods: the happening of the social: devices, sites and methods. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 125-135. ISBN 978-0-415-57481-5

Wires and Wearables
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. Wires and Wearables. In: Jeremy Pitt, ed. This Pervasive Day: The Potential and Perils of Pervasive Computing. UK: Imperial College Press, pp. 150-160. ISBN 978-1-848-16748-3

Mangling Practices
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. Mangling Practices. In: Maarit Mäkelä and Tim O'Riley, eds. The Art of Research II: process, results and contribution. Helsinki, Finland: University of Art and Design Helsinki, pp. 32-52. ISBN 978-952-60-4863-5

Museum of the Self and Digital Death: An Emerging Curatorial Dilemma For Digital Hertitage
Pitsillides, Stacey; Jefferies, Janis K. and Conreen, Martin. 2012. Museum of the Self and Digital Death: An Emerging Curatorial Dilemma For Digital Hertitage. In: , ed. Heritage and Social Media: Understanding heritage in a participatory culture. New York: Routledge, pp. 56-69. ISBN 9780415616621

The Artist as Researcher in a Computer Mediated Culture
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2010. The Artist as Researcher in a Computer Mediated Culture. In: Hazel Gardiner and Charlie Gere, eds. Art Practice in a Digital Culture. England and USA: Ashgate, pp. 27-42. ISBN 978-0-754-67623-2

Creative Media: performance, invention, critique
Kember, Sarah and Zylinska, Joanna. 2009. Creative Media: performance, invention, critique. In: Maria Chatzichristodoulou; Janis K. Jefferies and Rachel Zerihan, eds. Interfaces of Performance. England and USA: Ashgate, pp. 7-23. ISBN 978-0-754-67576-1

Blurring the boundaries: Performance, technology and the artificial sublime – An interview with Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli, Igloo
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2009. Blurring the boundaries: Performance, technology and the artificial sublime – An interview with Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli, Igloo. In: Maria Chatzichristodoulou and Rachel Zerihan, eds. Interfaces of Performance. England and USA: Ashgate, pp. 43-56. ISBN 978-0-7546-7576-1

Contemporary Textiles: The Art Fabric
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2008. Contemporary Textiles: The Art Fabric. In: Nadine Monem, ed. Contemporary Textiles: The Fabric of Fine Art. Black Dog Publishing, pp. 34-62. ISBN 978-1906155292

Contemporary Textiles: The Art Fabric
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2008. Contemporary Textiles: The Art Fabric. In: Nadine Monem, ed. Contemporary Textiles: The Fabric of Fine Art. London, UK: Black Dog Publishing Ltd, pp. 34-62. ISBN 978-1906155292

Loving Attention: An outburst of craft in contemporary art
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2008. Loving Attention: An outburst of craft in contemporary art. In: Maria Buszek, ed. Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0822347392

Touch technologies and museum access
Jefferies, Janis K.; Zimmer, Robert and Srinivasan, Mandayam. 2008. Touch technologies and museum access. In: Helen J. Chatterjee, ed. Touch in Museums : Policy and Practice in Object Handling. Oxford: BERG, pp. 150-162. ISBN 9781847882387

catalogue essay for Kaunas Biennial
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2007. catalogue essay for Kaunas Biennial. In: , ed. UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED.

Laboured Cloth: Translations of Hybridity in Contemporary Art
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2007. Laboured Cloth: Translations of Hybridity in Contemporary Art. In: J. Livingston and John Ploof, eds. The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production. The Art School of the Art Institute of Chicago Press/MIT Press, pp. 283-294. ISBN 9780262122900

Crafting Ceremonies
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2006. Crafting Ceremonies. In: , ed. Ceremony. London: Pump House Gallery, pp. 8-28.

Text & Textiles
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2006. Text & Textiles. In: Lynn Seear and Raffel Suhanya, eds. The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Art Gallery Publishing, pp. 180-184. ISBN 978-1876509385

New Narratives from Spam Tales
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2006. New Narratives from Spam Tales. In: , ed. CD published proceedings from Textile Society America. Toronto, Canada: UNSPECIFIED.

A Sound You Can Touch, Generative Arts Practice
Blackwell, Tim M. and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2005. A Sound You Can Touch, Generative Arts Practice. In: , ed. Art work shown at Beta space, Powerhouse Museum. Sydney, Australia: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 125-133.

Tech-tiles: Exploring Texture
Blackwell, Tim M. and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2005. Tech-tiles: Exploring Texture. In: , ed. Creativity & Cognition: Proceedings 2005, 12-15 April, Goldsmiths' College, London. London: Creativity and Cognition Studios, pp. 248-252. ISBN 978-1595930255

Patterning Attention
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2004. Patterning Attention. In: Kathleen Mullinaff, ed. catalogue essay for Kathleen Mullinaff. Ipswich: Christchurch Mansions, pp. 3-5. ISBN 0- 906688 42 6.

Midnights Children: Salman Rushdie and the Translations of Hybridity in the Art works of Zarina Bhimji, Hew Locke and Yinka Shonibare
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2004. Midnights Children: Salman Rushdie and the Translations of Hybridity in the Art works of Zarina Bhimji, Hew Locke and Yinka Shonibare. In: Paul Sharrad and Anne Collett, eds. Postcolonialism and Creativity: v. 3 (Reinventing Textiles). Telos Art Publishing, pp. 1-15. ISBN 978-1902015125

Be, Here, Now
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2003. Be, Here, Now. In: , ed. Beyond the Endgame: Abstract Painting in Manchester (Art Catalogue). Manchester City Art Galleries, pp. 27-35. ISBN 978-0901673633

own exhibition
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2003. own exhibition. In: , ed. Artists at work. New technology in texile and fibre art. Prato, Italy: Pacini Editore. ISBN 978-8877815316

Loop
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2002. Loop. In: , ed. catalogue essay for Bankfield Museum and Halifax. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 4-8.

'Textiles: What can she Know?
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2001. 'Textiles: What can she Know? In: Fiona Carson and Claire Pajaczkowska, eds. Feminist and Visual Culture. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 189-207. ISBN 978-0748610464

Selvedges: Janis Jefferies - Works Since 1980
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2000. Selvedges: Janis Jefferies - Works Since 1980. In: Victoria Mitchell, ed. Selvedges: Janis Jefferies - Works Since 1980. Norwich Gallery,Norwich School of Art & Design. ISBN 978-1872482484

Art, mediation and contemporary art emergent practices
Jefferies, Janis K.. Art, mediation and contemporary art emergent practices. In: K. Cleland; L. Fisher and R. Harley, eds. Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney. Sydney: ISEA International; Australian Network for Art & Technology; University of Sydney.

Article

Crocheted Strategies: Women Crafting their Own Communities
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2016. Crocheted Strategies: Women Crafting their Own Communities. Textile, 14(1), pp. 14-35. ISSN 1475-9756

Research and Interdisciplinary Encounters: Sounding Textiles
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2015. Research and Interdisciplinary Encounters: Sounding Textiles. Catalogue of the 10th Kaunas Biennial: "Networked", pp. 58-68.

Women and Middle Eastern Textiles: Globalization and the Impact on Knowledge and Skills—Introduction
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. Women and Middle Eastern Textiles: Globalization and the Impact on Knowledge and Skills—Introduction. Textile, 11(2), pp. 122-127. ISSN 1475-9756

‘Fashioning the Future: The Travelling Self’ in Travelling Fashion
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. ‘Fashioning the Future: The Travelling Self’ in Travelling Fashion. Querformat(6), pp. 134-141.

Fiber Visions: ‘A curatorial perspective’
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. Fiber Visions: ‘A curatorial perspective’. Fiber Visions, Hangzhou Triennial, pp. 39-42.

Shi Hui: A material turn and the impulse of nature
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. Shi Hui: A material turn and the impulse of nature. Shi Hui: A retrospective, pp. 31-39.

Catalogue Essay for Out of Fashion: Textiles in Contemporary Art
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. Catalogue Essay for Out of Fashion: Textiles in Contemporary Art. Out of Fashion: Textiles in Contemporary Art,

Accessing material art through technologies of mediation and immediation
Zimmer, Robert and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2007. Accessing material art through technologies of mediation and immediation. Futures, 39(10), pp. 1178-1190. ISSN 00163287

In-between Peripherality, Maja Bajevic: Sarajevo/London, May 2005
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2007. In-between Peripherality, Maja Bajevic: Sarajevo/London, May 2005. Third Text, 21(2), pp. 163-170. ISSN 0952-8822

Computational and spatially-organised narrativity
Jefferies, Janis K. and Brown, Paul. 2007. Computational and spatially-organised narrativity. Digital Creativity, 18(1), pp. 1-2. ISSN 1462-6268)

Collaboration: a personal report
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2006. Collaboration: a personal report. CoDesign International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, 2(4), pp. 259-263. ISSN 1571-0882

Touch, In Touch, Out of Touch: surface materialities and haptic technologies in contemporary art textiles
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2005. Touch, In Touch, Out of Touch: surface materialities and haptic technologies in contemporary art textiles. The Space Between, 2,

Letter from the Editors
Jefferies, Janis K. and Zimmer, Robert. 2005. Letter from the Editors. Textile, 3(1), pp. 1-5. ISSN 1475-9756

Tech-tiles
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2005. Tech-tiles. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 468-477. ISSN 0302-9743

Letter from the Editors
Jefferies, Janis K. and Zimmer, Robert. 2004. Letter from the Editors. Textile, 2(3), ISSN 1475-9756

Letter from the Editors
Barnett, Pennina; Ross, David and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2003. Letter from the Editors. Textile The Journal of Cloth and Culture, 1(1), pp. 1-7. ISSN 14759756

Conference or Workshop Item

Threads and Codes
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2015. 'Threads and Codes'. In: Threads and Codes Symposium. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 06.03.2015.

Program or be Programmed: How Code Literacy can bring our Machines to Heal’
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2015. 'Program or be Programmed: How Code Literacy can bring our Machines to Heal’'. In: FutureFest. London, United Kingdom.

Back to the Future: New Directions’
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. 'Back to the Future: New Directions’'. In: Textile Society of America. Los Angeles, United States 9th-14th September 2014.

Communication Futures: Connecting interdisciplinary design practices in arts/culture, academia and the creative industries
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. 'Communication Futures: Connecting interdisciplinary design practices in arts/culture, academia and the creative industries'. In: DRHA2014 [Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts] International conference. The University of Greenwich and the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, United Kingdom 31st August 2014 -3rd September 2014.

Crafting Community: Textiles, Collaboration and Social Space
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. 'Crafting Community: Textiles, Collaboration and Social Space'. In: College Arts Association. Chicago, United States 13-16th February 2014.

The Politics of Fibre
Jefferies, Janis K. and Watson, Grant. 2014. 'The Politics of Fibre'. In: The Politics of Fibre, as part of Richard Tuttle Exhibition. Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. 'Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code'. In: Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code. Cultural Innovation Hub and Artistic Laboratory, Hackney Wick, London, United Kingdom.

Curating Sound Practices
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. 'Curating Sound Practices'. In: Histories, Theories and Practices of Sound Art. Goldsmiths and Courtauld, London, United Kingdom.

Live transmissions and Critical Conversations: The Politics of Making
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. 'Live transmissions and Critical Conversations: The Politics of Making'. In: Department of Sociology funded ESRC project on Inventive Methods. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.

Forging Folklore: Disrupting Archives
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. 'Forging Folklore: Disrupting Archives'. In: Seminar on the politics of archives, folklore and the value of objects. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.

Feminism@ Goldsmiths
Fenton, Natalie; Ahmed, Sara; Anim-Addo, Joan; Blackman, Lisa; Jefferies, Janis K.; Puwar, Nirmal and Reckitt, Helena. 2013. 'Feminism@ Goldsmiths'. In: Feminism@ Goldsmiths. Goldsmiths, Universirty of London, United Kingdom.

Textile practices
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. 'Textile practices'. In: CINBa closing conference. Magdalene College, Cambridge, United Kingdom 10th-11th April 2013.

Travelling Fashion
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. 'Travelling Fashion'. In: Travelling Fashion. Darmstadt, Germany 14th-23rd January 2013.

Materialising History
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. 'Materialising History'. In: Pasold Conference. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.

Vision of Cancer’
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. 'Vision of Cancer’'. In: Goldsmiths Centre for the Body. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.

Material Witness
Jefferies, Janis K. and Tarlo, Emma. 2013. 'Material Witness'. In: Training workshops with Dr Emma Tarlo (Department of Anthropology) for PhD researchers in visual and material culture. Courtauld, University of Kent and Goldsmiths, United Kingdom.

Textiles as Art
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. 'Textiles as Art'. In: Seminar in Copenhagen in conjunction to the exhibition OUT OF FASHION - Textiles in Contemporary Art. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation , Center for design and Textiles in conjunction to the exhibition at Gl Holtegaard, Denmark.

Panel 1: Media Art, Mediation and Contemporary Art with Brogan Bunt (University of Wollongong), Chris Salter (Concordia University), Helen Pritchard and Jane Prophet (City Arts University, Hong Kong).
Jefferies, Janis K.; Bunt, Brogan; Salter, Chris; Pritchard, Helen and Prophet, Jane. 2013. 'Panel 1: Media Art, Mediation and Contemporary Art with Brogan Bunt (University of Wollongong), Chris Salter (Concordia University), Helen Pritchard and Jane Prophet (City Arts University, Hong Kong).'. In: ISEA Sydney. Sydney, Australia.

Panel 2: Mirroring Sherry Turkle: a discussion on authenticity, humanity and technology with Anastasios Margiannis and Stacey Pitsillides (PhD students, Goldsmiths).
Jefferies, Janis K.; Margiannis, Anastasios and Pitsillides, Stacey. 2013. 'Panel 2: Mirroring Sherry Turkle: a discussion on authenticity, humanity and technology with Anastasios Margiannis and Stacey Pitsillides (PhD students, Goldsmiths).'. In: ISEA Sydney. Sydney, Australia.

How to do things with Design: textile practices in transition and translation?
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. 'How to do things with Design: textile practices in transition and translation?'. In: Artists in Industry International Conference. University of Architecture and Urbanism ION Mincu, Bucharest, Romania 1st-2nd November 2012.

‘Material Matters: the Politics of Making’
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. '‘Material Matters: the Politics of Making’'. In: Textiles Society of 13th Biennial Symposium,. Washington DC, United States September 19-22.

Research based practices in Art and Design
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. 'Research based practices in Art and Design'. In: UNSPECIFIED. LASALLE College, Singapore.

'Counterculture Crochet'
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. ''Counterculture Crochet''. In: Constance Howard Gallery in collaboration with MAKE. Goldsmiths Library Special Collections, United Kingdom.

‘Knotting in Common: a discussion about Knowledge making, collective practice and working with fibres in the age of the 'new aesthetic'
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. '‘Knotting in Common: a discussion about Knowledge making, collective practice and working with fibres in the age of the 'new aesthetic''. In: UNSPECIFIED. Goldsmiths, University of London., United Kingdom.

Textiles, Art and Anthropology
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. 'Textiles, Art and Anthropology'. In: UNSPECIFIED. SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom.

Social Fabric
Jefferies, Janis K. and Maharaj, Sarat. 2012. 'Social Fabric'. In: Iniva. London, United Kingdom.

Nana4Design Workshop
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. 'Nana4Design Workshop'. In: Nano Enhanced Textiles, Knowledge Transfer Network. Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom.

Artefact and Curation
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. 'Artefact and Curation'. In: London College of Fashion, London: practice-based. London, United Kingdom.

Welcome to the Goon Squad
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2012. 'Welcome to the Goon Squad'. In: 'Beyond the Linear Narrative' AHRC-funded project. Pinter Centre for Performance and Creative Writing, Goldsmiths, United Kingdom.

REWIND INTO THE FUTURE: textile technologies
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2011. 'REWIND INTO THE FUTURE: textile technologies'. In: REWIND INTO THE FUTURE: textile technologies. M. Žilinskas Art Gallery of National Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Digital

Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe (CinBA)
Jefferies, Janis K. and Sofaer, Joanna. 2012. Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe (CinBA).

Professional Activity

External Examiner: Shenkar College (Art, Design and Engineering), Textiles Department, Jerusalem, Israel.
Jefferies, Janis K.. External Examiner: Shenkar College (Art, Design and Engineering), Textiles Department, Jerusalem, Israel..

External Examiner: Brunel University (Performance)
Jefferies, Janis K.. External Examiner: Brunel University (Performance).

REF dry run review, Art, Design and the Built Environment
Jefferies, Janis K.. REF dry run review, Art, Design and the Built Environment.

Advisory Board member of Aarthus University Faculty of the Arts, Denmark
Jefferies, Janis K.. Advisory Board member of Aarthus University Faculty of the Arts, Denmark.

International Advisory Board member for practice research, Ontario University, Ontario College of Arts and Design, Toronto, Canada.
Jefferies, Janis K.. International Advisory Board member for practice research, Ontario University, Ontario College of Arts and Design, Toronto, Canada..

International Creative Fellow, Creative Thinking project, the University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jefferies, Janis K.. International Creative Fellow, Creative Thinking project, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Project

Friction and Fiction: IP, Copyright and Digital Futures, V&A
Jefferies, Janis K.; Kember, Sarah; Papadimitriou, Irini Mirena and Sahin, Ozden. 2015. Friction and Fiction: IP, Copyright and Digital Futures, V&A.

Histories, Theories and Practices of Sound Art
Aceti, Lanfranco; Jefferies, Janis K.; Sondergaard, Morten; Stallabrass, Julian; Bulley, James; Drever, John L.; Munro, Jonathan; Noy, Irene and Sahin, Ozden. 2014. Histories, Theories and Practices of Sound Art.

E-Static Shadows
Jefferies, Janis K. and Berinza, Zane. 2009. E-Static Shadows.

Five research projects in progress, 2004-2007
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2007. Five research projects in progress, 2004-2007.

Narrative: Textiles Transmission and Translations
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2007. Narrative: Textiles Transmission and Translations.

Series of haptics projects
Jefferies, Janis K.; Zimmer, Robert; Srinivisan, Prof. and Weston, Helen. 2007. Series of haptics projects.

A sound you can touch
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2006. A sound you can touch.

Show/Exhibition

Networked: Sonic Pattern
Jefferies, Janis K. and Gaskill, Karen. 2015. Networked: Sonic Pattern. In: "10th Kaunas Biennial", ,Žilinskas Art Gallery of National Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis (Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas), Kaunas, Lithuania, 18th September-31st December..

First Hangzhou Triennial:Fiber Art
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. First Hangzhou Triennial:Fiber Art. In: "Hangzhou Triennial Of Fiber Art / Triennial", Zhejiang Art Museum, China.

Intersensorial Threads
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. Intersensorial Threads. In: "‘Intersensorial Threads’: International exhibition of textiles and technology", University of Wollongong, Australia, 3-14 June 2013.

The Difference Loom
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. The Difference Loom. In: "The Difference Loom", Iziko South Africa National Gallery, South Africa.

Wearable Absence: memories and emotions through wearable technology
Jefferies, Janis K.; Layne, Barbara; Andres-Clavera, Miguel and Khoshneviss, Hesam. 2013. Wearable Absence: memories and emotions through wearable technology. In: "Congress 2010", FOFA Gallery, Canada, 2001 - ongoing.

Sensual Technologies
Jefferies, Janis K. and Layne, Barbara. 2011. Sensual Technologies. In: "ISEA2011 Istanbul: The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art", Istanbul, Turkey.

Rewind into the Future
Harris, Jane; Hillard, Ainsley; Jefferies, Janis K.; Layne, Barbara; Matson, Christy and Tilbury, Nancy. 2011. Rewind into the Future. In: "Rewind into the Future", M. Žilinskas Art Gallery of National Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis, Lithuania, September 22 - December 30.

co curator, 1st Hangzhou international fiber Biennial, organised with China Academy of Fine Arts
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2011. co curator, 1st Hangzhou international fiber Biennial, organised with China Academy of Fine Arts. In: "1st Hangzhou international fiber Biennial, organised with China Academy of Fine Arts", Zhejiang Art Museum and National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China, 2011-2013.

on line curator for CinBA: Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe
Jefferies, Janis K. and Sofaer, Joanna. 2011. on line curator for CinBA: Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe. In: "HERA funded project on the relationship between contemporary production", UNDEFINED, 2011-2012.

E-­STATIC SHADOWS
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2009. E-­STATIC SHADOWS. In: "E-­STATIC SHADOWS", London.

Crafts Council working with May Cornet on the relationship between math, textiles and geometry
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2008. Crafts Council working with May Cornet on the relationship between math, textiles and geometry. The Numbers Museum 2008/09.

Textile 07
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2007. Textile 07. In: "Textile 07", Art Biennial, Lithuania.

About Jacquard: woven technology
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2006. About Jacquard: woven technology. In: "About Jacquard: woven technology", Centre for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal, Canada, October 2-November 2.

Uneasy Spaces
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2006. Uneasy Spaces. In: "Uneasy Spaces", University of Plymouth, 80 Washington Square, New York, United States, September 12 –November 1.

Process Revealed
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. 2006. Process Revealed. In: "Process Revealed: An exhibition of generative and digital works", Artpool artspace and research centre, Budapest, Hungary.

Jab: Thrust and Disrupt
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2005. Jab: Thrust and Disrupt. In: "Jab: Thrust and Disrupt", Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 11/25/2005 - 1/15/2006.

J>A>B> Three person show at Maitland Regional Arts Gallery
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2005. J>A>B> Three person show at Maitland Regional Arts Gallery. In: "J>A>B> Three person show at Maitland Regional Arts Gallery", NSW, Australia.

Boys who Sew
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2004. Boys who Sew. In: "Boys who Sew", Craft Council, London, United Kingdom, 2/5/2004 - 4/4/2004.

Selvedges 2
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2004. Selvedges 2. In: "Selvedges 2", University of Newcastle, Australia, 28 April – 30th May.

Arts Galleria
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2002. Arts Galleria. In: "Arts Galleria", Academy of Fine Arts, Pozan, Poland.

Tallinn Applied Arts Triennial
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2001. Tallinn Applied Arts Triennial. In: "Tallinn Applied Arts Triennial", Applied Arts Museum , Tallinn, Estonia.

FiberArts International
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2001. FiberArts International. In: "FiberArts International", Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, United States.

Locating Light
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2000. Locating Light. In: "Engramme gallery", Quebec City, Canada.

Other

Material Codes: Ephemeral Traces
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2016. Material Codes: Ephemeral Traces. UNSPECIFIED.

Engaging Science award to ‘Suicide and Stigma: ethnic minority and Irish Travellers with Lived Lives’ awarded to Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy & Mental Health Research St. Vincent’s University Hospital and School of Medicine & Medical Science, Dublin.
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2015. Engaging Science award to ‘Suicide and Stigma: ethnic minority and Irish Travellers with Lived Lives’ awarded to Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy & Mental Health Research St. Vincent’s University Hospital and School of Medicine & Medical Science, Dublin.. UNSPECIFIED.

The Re-Enchantment of Cloth – held by Professor Barbara Layne
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. The Re-Enchantment of Cloth – held by Professor Barbara Layne. TSA 16, Savannah, USA.

Art after the Internet – a series of roundtable discussions
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. Art after the Internet – a series of roundtable discussions. UNSPECIFIED.

From Invention to consumption: electronic textiles – held with Nottingham Trent University’s Advanced Textiles research centre, UCL’s Department of Anthropology
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. From Invention to consumption: electronic textiles – held with Nottingham Trent University’s Advanced Textiles research centre, UCL’s Department of Anthropology. UNSPECIFIED.

CREATe (the Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology), Whose Book is it Anyway?
Jefferies, Janis K. and Kember, Sarah. 2012. CREATe (the Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology), Whose Book is it Anyway?. UNSPECIFIED.

Swarm Techtiles: swarming with micro-texture
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. Swarm Techtiles: swarming with micro-texture. UNSPECIFIED.

Woven Sound
Jefferies, Janis K. and Blackwell, Tim M.. Woven Sound. UNSPECIFIED.