Julian Oliver is a New Zealand-born media artist based in Berlin. He has presented papers and projects at many museums, international rilectronic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, Transmediale, Ars Electronica and the Japan Media Arts Festival. His work has received several awards, ranging across technical excellence, artistic invention and interaction design. He has given numerous workshops and master classes in game-design, artistic game-development, object-oriented programming
for artists, UNIX/Linux, virtual architecture, interface design, augmented reality and open source development practices worldwide.
DDiMIT stands for, “Designing Digital Media for the Internet of Things.” Departing from the traditional model of the hackerspace, DDiMIT is an “organization of organizations,” a virtual and physical space where Ontario companies, academic institutions, and community organizations can leverage their joint knowledge and skills to explore, learn and create for the ‘Internet of Things.’ The DDiMIT partnership catalyzes development and research around how our data-connected world is increasingly moving off the screen and into the everyday world of objects, buildings and activities.
Stephanie Phillips is a textile designer – but not of the usual type – she focuses on material sustainability and is a bit of a bioplastic fanatic. Prior to working on sustainability, she was a textile and surface designer in fashion and home decor – working for some of Canada’s biggest brands. Through this experience, she became aware of some of the massive ecological issues related to textile production, and decided to go and do something about it. She graduated with a Masters of Arts from Central Saint Martins College in London in Textile Futures, and focused on sustainable solutions for fashion and textiles. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and her studio practice focuses on the interdisciplinary.
Marco Mancuso is a new media art critic, curator, editor and teacher, expert on the impact of digital technologies on art, design, culture and contemporary society. Founder and Director at Digicult project and Digimag magazine, Marco Mancuso focuses his researches on the connection between sound, light, image & space, with an historical/theoretical point of view, among a cross-disciplinary territory crossing art, cinema, music, design, architecture & science. With the art-agency Digimade he is working for international art festivals, galleries, cultural and media centers as guest curator and media partner, organizing exhibitions and cross media events, workshops, meetings, performances and screenings and promoting, among others, Italian live media & live cinema artists.
Claudia D’Alonzo graduated in Contemporary Art History, Claudia is a PhD student in Audiovisual Studies at the University of Udine (Italy). For several years, she has been interested in new media art, particularly in the audiovisual interactions allowed by electronic and digital technologies. Within the Digicult network she takes care of press office activities and curatorial projects. She belongs to the management committee of Digimag magazine, with which she collaborates also as writer in the audiovisual experimental cinema section. She has published catalogues and articles for contemporary art magazines, among which “Exibart” and “Luxfluftux Prototype. She collaborated with Galleria Salal, in Rome, MLAC, Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, in Rome, DOCVA Centre di Documentazione per Ie Arti Visive, in Milan. She has been curator for national and international presentations, screenings and exhibitions.
Annie Onyi Cheung is an emerging performance, video and installation artist whose work has been concerned with relational politics, with increasing focus on site and materiality. Her work has shown most recently at Labspace Studio (2011), The Artist Project Toronto (2011), Box Salon (2011), Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (2010), and Doris Mccarthy Gallery (2010). In 2007 she co-founded Collective, a collaborative performance group and in 2009 she became a member of the performance curatorial collective 7a* 11d. Born in Hong Kong, she lives and works in Toronto.
Risa Kusumoto is a mutti-disciplinary artist who grew up in Japan, Brazil, USA, Germany and Canada, moving often due to her father’s line of work in the instant noodle industry. Inspired from her early experiences of nomadic living, Risa is interested in creating small displacements of perspective in moments encountered during daily life. Her main art practice is in performance art, often incorporating a variety of other media and formats, including sound, sculpture/installation, video and photography. Risa has performed at White Moon Dance Nights (2009), Rhubarb Festival (2008), University of Arts Berlin Rundgang (2008), and 7a* 11d’s International Festival of Performance Art (2008). Most recently, she performed at the Tsunami-Relief Fundraiser, Ashita (2011), in which she personally gifted a hand-made multiple to each fundraiser attendee. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, she is currently based in Toronto.
Kika Thorne Largely know for experimental television, civic intervention and collaborations with collectives such as the October and February Groups; Vancouver based artist Kika Thorne’s recent work has evolved into highly expressive abstract forms… Mundane materials construct virtual architectures – animating galleries and other found interiors with physical diagrams that cut and obstruct the space of perception and reception… Thorne’s constructivist installations parasitically claim the space they occupy through magnetic opposition and elastic penetration. Deftly extending their potential, commercially available materials are suspended in tension, forming models of an impossible physics for the viewer to negotiate. A film and video artist for a decade, Kika Thorne received her MFA in sculpture from the University of Victoria. BC and has exhibited extensively, including projects at The Apartment, Vancouver; Murray Guy, New York; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Power Plant, Toronto; Berlinale Forum Expanded, Berlin; E-flux Video Rental, global tour.
Claudia Wittmann was born in Switzerland and has lived in Toronto since 1998. She has presented selfproduced solo work in Toronto since 2003 and has performed in the framework of Subtle Technologies Festival (2007), Dance Matters (2007), genderTROUBLING (2008), FADO Escapist Actions (2009) and Aimee’s Sundays (2007 and 2010). Her work deais with body memory and it aims at exploring vulnerability, transformation and issues of intimacy, currently in the context of projects on gender identity. Her process is based on her butoh training with SU-EN (Sweden) and on her regular work with Torontobased performance artist Paul Couillard who has guided her through the curriculum of Jerzy Grotowski since 2006. Claudia has also studied for short periods of time with Osanai Man, Nakajima Natsu, Waguri Yukio, Yoshioka Yumiko, Kaseki Yuko, Denise Fujiwara, Paul Ibey (UK/CA) and Jocelyne Montpetit (CA). In the last few years, Claudia has taught workshop-performances in Toronto, Calgary and the United States. Claudia holds a PhD in Biology (1997) and a Master’s degree in the History and Philosophy of Science (2000).
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger – the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the bestselling Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novel Little Brother. His latest novel is For The Win, a young adult novel; his latest short story collection is With a Little Help.
Mark Surman is the executive director of Mozilla. He focuses on inventing new ways to promote openness and opportunity on the Internet. Mark inspired this conversation with a talk he once gave on building a city that thinks like the web.
Sara Diamond is the President of OCAD University, Canada’s “university of the imagination.” She is a visualization, wearable technology and mobile media researcher, artist and designer, and she writes about digital media history, digital media and design strategy and curates for festivals and galleries.
Dan Misener is a national technology columnist and producer on Spark, CBC’s blog, podcast, and radio show about technology and culture.
Michael Alstad is an artist and curator working in site-specific installation and digital media art. Using diverse mediums to explore unique spaces and contexts, his work generally examines the relationship between technology and the environment. Michael is a founding member of Year Zero One, an organisation that produces and supports networked and hybrid forms of artistic practice, particularly new media art in public spaces. Michael has co-curated exhibitions for the Subtle Technologies Festival
throughout the past decade.
Camille Turner is a media artist / performer and has been involved in Subtle Technologies from its inception. With a solid background as both artist and curator, her contribution to the Festival has been to commission, produce and present new works that bring science and social science into the realm of art.
Steve Daniels uses electronics and communication technologies to create hardware agents, kinetic sculptures, ubiquitous spaces and networked events. He is currently interested in the non-utilitarian possibilities of DIY social devices. He has recently presented his work at Mobile Nations, Together Elsewhere, Future Sonic, DorkBot (Toronto) and the GOSH! Summit (Banff Centre).
Robyn Moody currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he is a sessional instructor in the department of Media Arts and Digital Technology at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta in 1975, Moody received a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge in 2000, and an MFA from NSCAD University in 2006. He takes a whimsical and multifaceted approach to artmaking, incorporating electronics, mechanics, film, performance, installation, sculpture, or whatever a project requires. In the past decade, Moody has shown his work regularly across Canada and in Europe.
Zulfikar Hirji (Friday MC) is an Anthropologist and Social Historian of Muslim Societies and Cultures. He is currently Associate Professor of Anthropology at York University, Toronto. He received his DPhil from the University of Oxford (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology), MPhil from University of Cambridge (Islamic History), and B.A. (Joint Honours, Religious Studies and Anthropology) from McGill University. Professor Hirji specializes in the social and cultural expressions of Muslims in historical and contemporary contexts. He is interested in how human societies articulate, represent and perform understandings of self, community and other. He is particularly concerned with the diverse ways in which Muslims express and articulate issues of deep human concern as well as matters of daily life. He also interrogates knowledge produced about Muslims, by academics and others. His current research projects include a visual ethnographic exploration of dance in Muslim contexts and developing an undergraduate curriculum in the Anthropology of the Senses that focuses on bringing a fuller appreciation of the human sensorium and experiential learning back into the classroom. The latter is being developed in consultation with MIT’s Program in Anthropology through their ‘Sensing the Unseen’ seminar in 2010-2011 (http://web.mit.edu/unseen/).
Marc Glassman (Saturday MC) is a radio and print journalist, film programmer, documentary producer, and veteran bookseller who has organized and hosted hundreds of film, music, and literary events in Toronto’s downtown core. Proprietor of Pages, a book and magazine shop which closed after 30 years, Marc’s work in the literary community continues through Pages Beyond Bricks and Mortar and This Is Not A Reading Series. He is the Editor in Chief of POV, Canada’s leading documentary and independent film magazine, and continues his editing and writing at Montage, the magazine of the Directors Guild of
Canada. He has also contributed to such magazines as Canadian Screenwriter, Playback, Take One, and Vanguard. Marc is also the regular reviewer for CFMX-FM Classical 96.3 FM, a member of the advisory board for the Cinematheque Ontario, and one of the founding members of the Images Festival.
Dolores Steinman (Sunday MC) was trained as a Paediatrician and, upon relocating to Canada, obtained her PhD in Cell Biology. Currently she is a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto and a volunteer Docent at the Art Gallery of Ontario. !n her research she observes the rapport and the connection between medical imagery and its non-scientific counterparts. Her pursuit is driven by her keen interest in placing the ever increasingly technology-based medical research in the larger context of the humanities.
Jennifer Willet is an internationally successful artist in the emerging field of bioart. From 2000-2007 Willet and Shawn Bailey collaborated on an project called BIOTEKNICA. She taught in the Studio Arts Department at Concordia University from 2000-2007, and completed her PhD in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at the same institution. She now works as an Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts at The University of Windsor in Canada. In 2009 she opened a bioart research and teaching lab called INCUBATOR: Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science, and Ecology at the UofW.
Julian Oliver is a New Zealander based in Berlin. He has been active in the critical intersection of art and technology since 1998. His projects and the occasional paper have been presented at many museums, international electron ic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, Transmediale, Ars Electronica and the Japan Media Arts Festival. His work has received several awards, ranging across technical excellence, artistic invention and interaction design. Julian has given numerous workshops and master classes in software art, augmented reality, creative hacking, data forensics, object-oriented programming for artists, virtual architecture, artistic gamedevelopment, information visualisation, UNIX/Linux and open source development practices worldwide.
He is a long-time advocate of the use of free software in artistic production, distribution and education.
Patrick Lichty is a media artist, writer, independent curator, animator for the activist group, The Yes Men, and Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. He began showing technological media art in 1989, and deals with works and writing that explore the social relations between us and media. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and collaborative works include the TED Conference, Whitney & Turin Biennials, Maribor Triennial, Performa Performance Biennial, Ars Electronica, and the International
Symposium on the Electronic Arts (JSEA). He also works extensively with virtual worlds, including Second Life, has been featured in Flash Art, Eikon Milan, and ArtNews. He is also an Assistant Professor of Interactive Arts & Media at Columbia College Chicago.
David Bobier is an interactive media artist with an MFA from the University of Windsor and a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He has been Associate Professor of Art at Mount Allison University and has also taught at the University of Windsor, Fanshawe College, London and Robarts School for the Deaf, London. His work has been exhibited across Canada with important touring exhibitions in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. Bobier’s artistic practices have been recognized through numerous grants from
the New Brunswick Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. In addition, he has 20 years of experience working with artists, educators and arts professionals in the Deaf community. He is currently partnering with the Centre for Learning Technologies at Ryerson University in researching and employing vibrotactite technology to create vibratory ‘compositions’ and vibrational components and investigate broader applications of the sensory interpretation and emotionality of sound
in art making.
Deborah Fels B.A. Sc. (Guelph), M.H.Sc., Ph.D (Toronto), P.Eng. received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and M.H.Sc. in Clinical Engineering. She is currently an assistant professor in the School of Administration and Information Management and the Director of the Centre for Learning Technologies at Ryerson Polytechnic University. She has been an assistant professor in Computer Science at the University of Guetph (1993-1995), and a researcher in the Microcomputer Applications Programme at Bloorview MacMiItan Rehabilitation Centre ( BMC). Before returning to complete her Ph.D., she was the
Director of Biomedical Engineering (1987-1990) at Centenary Hospital in Scarborough. She is also a professional engineer. Her research interests include human factors, user interface design and the use of multi-media interfaces as applied in the rehabilitation field with an emphasis on access to computers for people with disabilities. Much of her research activity is carried out in conjunction with BMC in Toronto and the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto.
Alan Majer is the founder of GoodRobot.com. He has always been interested in how science, technology and society intersect to shape our future. Over the last 12 years, Alan has pursued this interest directly in his career as a research analyst and writer. Now, he is exploring this frontier hands-on: experimenting with robotics, collective intelligence and sensory enhancement. Alan’s projects have ranged from robotic furniture and art installations to wearable prototypes.
Marco Mancuso is a new media art critic, curator, editor and teacher, expert of the impact of digital technologies on art, design, culture and contemporary society. Founder and Director at Digicuit project and Digimag magazine, Marco Mancuso focuses his researches on the connection between sound, light, image & space, with an historical/theoretical point of view, among a cross-disciplinary territory crossing art, cinema, music, design, architecture & science. With the art-agency Digimade he is working for international art festivals, galleries, cultural and media centers as guest curator and media partner, organizing exhibitions and cross media events, workshops, meetings,performance and screenings and promoting, among others, Italian live media & live cinema artists.
Eric Boyd is an engineer, environmentalist, and transhumanist. He currently spends his time developing wearable electronic senses, devices which augment your interface to the world, turning you into a cyborg. His diverse past includes market gardening, dot corns, industrial sensors, and automotive journalism. Eric blogs at digitalcrusader.ca. You can learn more about wearable electronic senses at sensebridge.net.
Beau Standish has 9+ years of experience in the area of medical biophotonics and imaging. He holds a PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto (2009), and a B.Eng in Engineering Physics from McMaster University (2002). Dr. Standish has also been actively involved in the commercialization of several software and hardware components for medical devices. His current research is focused on developing new imaging techniques for the early detection of breast and prostate cancer.
Adrian Mariampillai has a B.Sc and Masters in mathematic physics from Queen’s University and Doctoral degree from the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. His publication history is in the fields of biophotonics, algorithm design/imptementation and image analysis has resulted in 15+ peer reviewed articles. Currently, his primary research interest is in developing new microvascutar imaging techniques for optical coherence tomography and using them to optimize vascular targeted therapies for cancer such as photodynamic therapy and antibody based therapies.
David Bouchard is an omnivorous New Media artist, technologist and educator. His work explores the expressive potential of computation, both in software and hardware forms. His interests include interactive and responsive environments, display technology for public spaces, wireless sensor networks and generative art, to name a few. He is currently Assistant Professor of New Media at Ryerson University in the School of Image Arts.
Shannon McMullen is an Assistant Professor in the Electronic and Time-Based Art Program at Purdue University. She received a PhD in sociology from the University of California, San Diego in 2007. McMullen is co-PI on a recent NSF Creative-IT grant to study interdisciplinary collaboration. In her creative work, McMulten combines a sociological perspective with artistic strategies. She has published articles in Media-N, the on-line Journal of the New Media Caucus and Senses and Society. Her collaborative artworks have been shown at diverse venues such as Wade, Toronto, Canada, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea and the Spark Festival, Minneapolis, USA.
Fabian Winkler is an artist working at the intersections of the moving image, sound, spatial structures and robotics. He holds degrees from State College of Design (HfG)/ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany and UCLA, Department of DesignlMedia Arts, Los Angeles, USA. Winkler is currently an Assistant Professor in the Electronic and Time-Based Art program at Purdue University. His works have been shown internationally, including SIGGRAPH 2010, Los Angeles, USA; Ars Electronica 2009, Linz, Austria; Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea, 2007 and ISEA 2006/ZeroOne San Jose, USA.
Michael Page studied film, video and photography in the eariy 70’s. While being mostly self-taught, he attributes his knowledge in the field of visualization to numerous collaborations with other workers from around the world spanning more than three decades. As a Professor at OCAD University and the University of Toronto, Michael has been the recipient of several grants which have allowed him to investigate
interactive, synthetic-reality in various forms. He has travelled extensively and exhibited his work around the world. Current research involves the creation of a type of holographic scanner and research into haptic holography. He is also collaborating with artists from around the world on the creation of a limited edition digital holographic book.
Benjamin Schumacher is Professor of Physics at Kenyan College, where he joined the faculty in 1988. Most of Prof. Schumacher’s research has been in quantum information theory, a field that he helped to create. He introduced the standard term qub/tior the basic unit of quantum information. Besides quantum information theory, Prof. Schumacher has investigated black holes, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. He is author of numerous scientific papers, two textbooks, and two courses of video lectures on physics for the Teaching Company. At Kenyan, Professor Schumacher mostly teaches and does research in physics, but he also occasionally ventures into astronomy, mathematics, scientific computing and the humanities.
Stephen Morris is a Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto. His research involves experiments in emergent patterns in fluids, granular media and fracture. He is also interested in patterns in Nature, ind in the history of physics. He has appeared occasionally on the Discovery Channel.
Mary Rosengren‘s research and practice explores overlays between visual art, western science and technology. Her work draws on the processes and methodoiogies of artist-scientists and ecologists working in botanical and biological science, and on visualizations of vegetation in extreme environments: from saltbush of Lake Mungo, NSW to sites in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland, the Antarctic Peninsular and industrial sites Melbourne and Sydney. Diverse media of print, objects, sound and image projections
in installation are used, and Mary has exhibited this work in solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Japan and the UK. Educated in Australia she holds a doctoral degree from the University of Woliongong, NSW.
Fran Castillo is architect/HTSA Seville and Interaction Designer/UPF Barcelona. His work is very close to the confluence between science, art and technology. Since 2006 he directs the laboratory of visual exploration francastillo.net, interested in the conception of analytical visualization systems that amplify the cognitive abilities and interaction of individuals in the modeling of town, under a position very close to the systemic theory, complex networks, commons, computational design optimization, parametric structures. He currently is developing Responsive Environments research, exploring new display systems that incorporate multiple levels of information on the architectural design of dynamic systems and the exploration of new grammars morphogenesis through the development of computing environments and investigates the new material arrangement consisting data, sensors, microcontrollers, communication protocols, parametric systems that enable the emergence of architectural self-adaptive systems.
Riccardo Castagna graduated in Biotechnology at the University of Turin in March 2004, and recently he joined the Materials and Processes for Micro and Nano Technologies group as young Telethon researcher, working at the Politecnico of Turin on the development and characterization of Lab on Chips integrated systems for genomic and proteomic analysis(http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/micronanotech/Staff/castagna.htmJ#IT). Meantime he studied jazz guitar and musical composition at the Jazz School of Turin, and currently he is working on musical improvisation project with the ensemble Robotnik (www.robotnik.biz). He is one of the founders of the Science Meets Art: Collective (http://www.smart-coltective.com/), a new artistic and trans-disciplinary collective, opened to new ways of collaboration between art and science.
Valentina Margaria is a Medical Biotechnician committed to metastasis formation and cancer development research. After her graduation in 2003 she attended the PhD program in “Complex system applied to post genomic biology” and worked as a fellow at “IRCC, Institute for cancer research and treatment”. Currently, she is working on convergence between Biotechnology and Nanotechnology to design new powerful tools for diagnosis, drugs high throughput screening and treatment efficacy testing. In 2010, she graduated from the Singularity University (http://singularityu.org/) whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire scientist who develop exponential advancing technologies to address humanity’s Grand Challenges. Since 2000 Valentina has studied African-expression dance and dance improvisation giving particular relevance to the body as a vehicle and confluence of different forces, analyzing its impulses and the interaction that takes place between dancers, musicians and public. This introspective approach gave rise to a dance style free from stereotypes and coded patterns.
Robert C. Hammel is an actor, designer, director, and filmmaker whose work has integrated theater, dance, film, and multimedia art installations. Currently his Independent Film efforts are focused on Dance for Camera and Dance Documentaries. His first feature film, “Solo: 1X2”, a dance documentary had its world premier last April at the the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. Current projects in production besides “Choreography of the Moving Cell” are “Kannagi” a documentary about an Indian
Goddess told with dance, “Homeless in the Army” a dramatic short and “Out of the Shadows” a feature documentary about the arts and disabilities.
Carl Flink is the artistic director of Black Label Movement (BLM) based in Minneapolis, MN. He is also the Nadine Jette Sween Professor of Dance and Theatre Arts and Dance Chair at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (USA). From 1992 – 1998, he performed with the New York City based Limon Dance Company, performing the works of Jose Limon, Ralph Lemon and Garth Fagan, among others. Founded in 2005, BLM is a leading dance company in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, a major dance center in the United States. BLM will participate in the 2011 Bates Dance Festival. Lewiston where they will present Flink’s new collaborative project with the New York City based The Equus Projects.
Gail Lotenberg is a choreographer, dancer and founding Artistic Director of LINK Dance, and hails from New York, spent 14 years living and creating in Yukon, and now works in the arts in Vancouver. She is associated artist with Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue since 2008, a legacy of her achievements in
disseminating cross-disciplinary dance through Canada, US, and Europe since 1998. Lotenberg’s principle mentors include American dance legend Karole Armitage, Canada’s dance-theatre icon Lee Eisler and choreographer/ activist Liz Lerman, Gail also enjoys playing in the wild landscapes of Western Canada, which strongly influences her approach to movement and her choreographic perspectives.
Jason Nolan is the Director of the EDGE Lab and professor in the School of Early Childhood Education.
Noah Kenneally is an undergraduate student in the School of Early Childhood Education with a background in community arts and design. He is involved in several projects at the EDGE Lab.
Alison Gaston has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years both in Canada and internationally. She graduated from Ryerson University with a B.A. (Hons.) with a major in Early Childhood Education. Her current research is working on Social Inclusion & Adaptive Designs and the Preschool Child.
Ted Hiebert is a Canadian visual artist and theorist. His photographic artworks have
been exhibited widely, in Canada and abroad – most recently at Shift Studio in Seattle, Latitude 53 in Edmonton and the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in China. His theoretical writings on digital culture and the imagination have appeared in journals such asCTheory, Performance Research, Technoetic Arts and The Psychoanalytic Review, among others. Hiebert is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of
Dr. Timothy J. Senior is an External Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Science and a Visiting Junior Fellow at the Centre for Visual Communication and Expertise at Jacobs University, Germany. He completed his D.Phil. in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford in 2008, following which he held a visiting artist residency at Duke University in the US until 2010. In addition to his undergraduate teaching, which spans a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives related to the brain sciences, Dr. Senior isatso conducting research into the application of contemporary art practices in the communication of knowledge drawn from neuroscience.
Jenny Leary is a textile designer interested in developing new materials. Her primary area of research is magnetism and ferrous substances. In 2007, she started gathering samples of her material experiments and developed the Ferrofabric collection. Since then, her magnetic materials have been applied in fashion, jewelry, science education, furniture, performance art, and interiors. Along with finding commercial applications, Ferrofabric seeks to challenge traditional notions of novelty and invention. From 2008 2010, Jenny worked alongside a group of experimental textile designers at Puff&Flock in London. She is now based in California, where Ferrofabric continues to explore magnetism through various collaborations.
Dr Gait Kenning is a UK-born artist and researcher currently living and working in Sydney. She was awarded a PhD in Art Theory from the University of News South Wales for practice-based experimental research exploring textile pattern forms in digital media. Kenning’s artwork and research explores physical textile sculptural forms and textile patterns in the digital environment., the relationship between craftbased textile activities and games, and information visualization. Kenning has been involved in the development of software applications in both professional and creative environments.
Mark Jaroszewicz‘s passions in material arts span over twenty years. He studied glass and ceramics at OCAD and has traveled internationally as a high-end faux painter/muralist throughout Asia and North America. His art work has been exhibited throughout Canada as well as internationally. Working in a variety of materials allows him to explore the natural quality of materials and communicate in multisensory and multi-dimensional ways. He is inspired by early universal techniques and themes shared
between various cultures around the world.
Lisa Carrie Goldberg is a Canadian-born artist and experiment designer currently practicing in Australia. Her projects often take the form of full-sensory installations that mimic psychological and sociological experiments. Her work examines the realm of art and science, covering topics in neuroscience, anthropometry, microbiology and presently sleep biology and sleep technology. Through this process, Lisa’s research often
involves collaboration with both scientists and other non-artists. As a component of her Masters in Biological Arts, she recently completed a two-year investigation into the correlations between sleep science and art. This process included a series of experimental all-night performances held in a sleep laboratory. Since 2009, Lisa has been based at SymbioticA, the art-science research centre, at the University of Western Australia. Her works have been shown in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.
David Griffin (Born Kingston, Jamaica) is a PhD candidate at The Glasgow School of Art. After studying at The Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design in New York City, he worked as a visual artist and musician in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, and is currently a member of the faculty of Art at OCAD University in Toronto.
Laura Coucil is a PhD candidate at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Her thesis is concerned with the cultural representation of sustainability policy in urban design.
Vik Kaushal is both a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Manchester School of Architecture. His research is concerned with the generation and testing of new open source digital collaborative tools that enable citizen informed urban landscapes. Together they have produced exhibitions of digital and analog work that explore the relationship between policy, the public and the production of urban space.
Anastasios Tellios, born in Berlin, Germany, studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where he graduated, at TU Delft, Netherlands, and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London. His PhD research was focused in issues concerning architecture, theory and criticism, image and representation. His recent academic interests are related to advanced architectural design, research by design and emerging technologies. He is located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Parts of his work, both theoretical and practical, as an individual or as member of teams, have been exhibited and
published in Greece and abroad. He is teaching architecture at AUTh, Greece.
Francisco Gerardo Toledo Ramirez, was born and raised in Mexico City, but is now a Canadian citizen. My background is eclectic: He holds a BA in Visual Communication Design (Metropolitan Autonomous University) and an MFA in Visual Art (National Autonomous University of Mexico). He is currently a PhD candidate in Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario. I have taught and researched visual arts, and semiotics over 25 years now, both at undergrad and graduate level. He as been a freelance graphic designer since 1975, and has exhibited his artwork extensively.
Eunsoo Ahn, just an average human being trying different things to see what happens.
Subtle Technologies McMaster is breaking boundaries and taking names. As the first undergraduate Subtle Tech, they want to advance the dialogue between art and science. When they are not creating mayhem in the chemistry lab or flinging paint onto defenseless canvasses, current members of the collective are exposed to both disciplines as students of McMaster’s adjective Arts & Science program.
Dr. Danielle Lottridge is a post doctoral researcher in the Department of Communication at Stanford University, focusing on multitasking and human performance. She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Human Factors), from the University of Toronto, where she also completed the collaborative program in Knowledge Media Design. Danielle has published articles on diverse topics such as augmented dance performances, socio-technical theory insights for creativity, and transdisciplinary models for interaction design. Her research interests include human emotion, design research, design methods, usability, interdisciplinarity and health metrics.
Eva Kekou has a muitidiscipiinary academic background (literature, art history and political theory). Her research interests and publications focus on: locative media, psychogeography, media art,audience theories). She has worked as a research fellow, curator and lecturer at major academic institutions in London and Austria. She now lives in Greece and teaches at the university.
Doug Jarvis is the 2011 Artist-in-residence Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria where he explores imaginary friends, avatars and the electromagnetic self. He is a founding member of the avatar performance art group Second Front, as well as Noxious Sector, host of the annual World Telekinesis Competition. Recent exhibits include Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB, York Quay Galleries, Toronto, ON, Truck, Calgary, AB, and DAWXi’an 2010, Xi’an, China. He holds an MFA from the
University of Guelph, ON and is the current Program Coordinator at Open Space Arts Society in Victoria, BC.
Micah Donovan is a proponent of accessible, sustainable, and DIY culture through his work in the arts, kitchen and basement. He co-hosts Food Jammers on Food Network Canada, the Cooking Channel USA, and explores green inventors for Discovery Science’s Invention Nation. Working with community organizations Micah brings together art, technology and urban agriculture in attempts to construct possibilities. Some of his findings can be found in enRoute, and Popular Science magazines.
Misha Rabinovich is a Russian-born artist working in central New York. After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2004, he created video websites for the USA Networks television station. Independently, he collaborated through NYU’s Motion Research Lab to create the massive motion-capture game Squidball for SIGGRAPH. He then co-founded an online video platform called SesameVault while performing video drums in a VJ band called LMNOPF Presents to back musical acts Madlib, Kid Koala, and Prefuse73. Misha Rabinovich is an MFA candidate at Syracuse University where he engages in the
interdisciplinary production of software and video powered artwork and performance.
Yogesh Girdhar is an Indian born computer scientists currently doing his PhD at the Center tor Intelligent Machines at McGill University. He did his BS and MS in Computer Science from Renssetaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and wrote his thesis on Protein Folding Pathway Prediction. After graduating, he has worked for a Kitware, a company which makes 3D scientific visualization software, and SesameVault, an online video platform. Yogesh is currently interested conducting computer vision research for applications related to mobile robotics. He likes surprising things.
Ginger Coons is a designer, artist, sometimes-academic and all-round trouble maker. Her work specializes in topics of intellectual property, civil liberties and truth in production. This applies just as much to her writing as to her visual practice. She is a firm believer in Free/Libre Open Source Software and spends much of her time advocating for its use and advancement. She is lead developer of the Open Colour Standard, as well as a founding editor of Libre Graphics Magazine. She is a doctoral student at the
Univeristy of Toronto’s Faculty of Information.
Cara-Ann Simpson is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture, sound, space and the participant based in Melbourne, Australia. Cara-Ann is interested in modes of listening/hearing in social situations and how people interact with sound. She has been working on collaborative interactive projects since 2009, and in electronic art since 2007, receiving multiple awards and funding support.
Daryn Bond is a Winnipeg performer, composer, theorist and video hack under siege at landslide hermitage studios, bondinstitute.net. Mastermind of the ‘Disposable Music Project’, architect of THE FROZEN LIBRARY®, & inventor of Harmonic Matrix Theory, he currently studies and designs new musical devices while constructing a multi-disciplinary project under the working title ‘PLease DO not **use Wet Paint’. Recent works have been presented at Culture Days 2010, Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts, 60×60, send+receive v. 11, the Halifax Sound Bytes Festival, & the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music