Ryan Genz

M Wade Holler

Ryan Genz is an Anthropologist, artist, engineer, technology visionary, and designer.

After earning a double degree in studio art and anthropology from the University of Maine Orono, he completed a Master’s degree in Interaction Design from the prestigious Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy. Here, he learned not only about technology and human-computer interaction and gained an understanding for the Italian approach to design and fashion, but also

focused on how to think about innovation. With an interest in wearable technology, he founded CuteCircuit in 2004, the world’s first wearable technology fashion brand, pioneering merging fashion with technology and creating groundbreaking award-winning fashions featured in exhibitions and publications all over the world, including the annual exhibition at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Ryan also received the Netexplo Innovation Award 2019 from UNESCO for creating technology that improves lives and holds patents in wearable technology, sensor-enhanced fabric constructions, and 3D audio for AR and VR as well.


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