CNS Talks

Description: This talk series is open to all Indiana University faculty and students interested in network analysis, modeling, visualization, and complex systems research. A major intent is to cross-fertilize between research done in the social and behavioral sciences, research in natural sciences such as biology or physics, but also research on Internet technologies.

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| 2:00 PM

Tanya James, Fashion Technologist

Technology: The Changing Landscape of Fashion

Tanya James, Fashion Technologist

Abstract: Tanya James began her career in the fashion industry working as a dress Buyer for Van Buren Neiman, one of New York’s leading resident buying offices. Eventually Ms. James became a contributing Fashion Editor for Women World Magazine. Ms. James enjoyed working with top fashion houses, photographers and models; and produced trend setting fashion news layouts. Although Ms. James enjoyed all of her positions in the fashion industry, she discovered she had a deeper passion that would saving lives. During her research process Ms. James visualized integrating fashion with technology. The wearer of this type of fashion/tech apparel would help the caregiver locate the person immediately if they wonder away. Ms. James hold an BBA, MBA in Media Arts and Information Systems Management/Ecommerce.

Ms. James will speak about the technological changing landscape in the fashion business, the future job opportunities and the new manufacturing processes. The fashion industry is predicted to change more in the next ten years as it has over the last 100. Consolidation, computerization and globalization are the major disruptions of today, and will continue to be as they morph and change. Innovative fashion designers and new technologies are at the forefront of these disruptions. The distinctions between Brands, Retailers and Manufacturering that defined fashion for the last several decades are now being tested by a multitude of factors, including a difficult economic context and changing consumer desires. Emerging hybrid models are changing the landscape of the Fashion’s business and helping companies thrive in a world of growing complexity. Lastly a, Social and economic changes have transformed the way fashion is designed, developed, produced and consumed.

Bio: Tanya James, BBA, MBA began her career in the Fashion Industry working as a dress Buyer for Van Buren Neiman one of New York’s leading resident buying offices. Although she loved her position, greater opportunity came along. The President of a 52 Store Specialty Chain wanted her services for his organization. Tanya moved into a more exciting area of the Retail Industry where she learned much more about the business of Fashion. Eventually, Tanya became a Fashion Editor. As a contributing Fashion Editor for Women World Magazine Tanya enjoyed working with top Fashion houses, Photographers and Models producing trend setting Fashion News layouts a position that required extensive world travel. After many wonderful experiences working in fashion she discovered a love for technology. As an innovative thinker Tanya began her first business brainchild the home shopping network called Image Makers. The business concept behind Image Makers allowed women the opportunity to purchase designer fashions over cable television. Her next innovation was Image-Makers of Hollywood, the business that permitted her the ability to combine her retail and styling talents at the same time. Tanya began to wardrobe a host of celebrities as well as to style for Photo sessions, Videos, TV ,Films and live fashion show productions. Realizing she had something special for the Visual Arts. Tanya decided to go back to school and learn as much as she could about the Film and Television production business. After graduating from the Center for Media Arts and taking New Media Business and Multimedia Presentation Design classes at NYU Tanya began to producing a variety of Television programs. During that process Tanya also attended graduate school studying Media arts and information Systems management/Ecommerce achieving her MBA in 2012.

This talk is sponsored by the Department of Information & Library Science.

| 12:00 PM | TBD

Andreas Bueckle and Dr. Katy Börner

Sentient Architecture: Visualizing Signal Flow in Intelligent Systems

Andreas Bueckle and Dr. Katy Börner



As the built environment becomes increasingly more complex and integrated with new technologies—including the emerging Internet of Things (IoT)—there is an urgent need to understand how embedded technologies affect the experience of individuals that inhabit these spaces and how these technologies can be most appropriately used to improve occupant experience, comfort, and well-being. In addition, the IoT provides an opportunity as well as a challenge when it comes to helping users understand how these intelligent systems gather and process information such as sensor data and internal feedback loops.

By visualizing data streams from living architecture projects, we aim to help system architects, designers, and general audiences understand the inner workings of tightly coupled sensor-actuator systems that interlink machine and human intelligence. Our project aims to empower many to master basic concepts related to the operation and design of complex dynamical systems and the IoT. Specifically, we use architectural blueprints of living architecture installations together with real-time data streams to generate augmented reality visualizations of the operation of living architecture installations to improve data visualization literacy in the visitors of those sentient architectures.


Andreas Bueckle is a PhD student in Information Science at Indiana University as well as a videographer and photographer. His academic interests revolve around information visualization, more specifically interactive and augmented reality visualizations. As a professional videographer and photographer, he has worked on video and photo projects on four continents, with a focus on documentary as well as nature, especially social issues and nature photography. Check out work samples at

Katy Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University where she directs the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center. Her research focuses on the development of data analysis, modeling, and visualization techniques for improved information access, understanding, and management.

This talk is an IIS Seminar.

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