D. Michelle Addington
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Michelte Addington, architect and engineer, teaches and researches the re-conceptualisation of the human thermal environment. Originally educated as a nuclear and mechanical engineer, she began her career with NASA, worked in the chemical industry for a decade, returned to school to study architecture, and then Joined a small Philadelphia firm as an associate. She subsequently earned a doctorate at Harvard investigating emerging technologies. She joined the faculty of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 1996, where she is an associate professor. She is the co-author of Smart Materials and Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions.
Architecture School of Arhus sixteen*(makers)
Phil Ayres graduated from the Bartlett Diploma School, UCL in 1998, and has been
teaching and researching there since. During this time he became a partner in sixteen*(makers) – a small collaborative group of Bartlett graduates. A self-taught computer programmer and skilled machinist, he embraces the increasingly complementary worlds of the digital and the analogue, bridging forms of representation, fabrication, and interaction in developing exploratory design techniques that are often computer mediated, but always have a physical end product. He recently embarked on a fully funded PhD at the Architecture School of Arhus, Denmark.
University of Waterloo School of Architecture
Philip Beesley is an experimental architect and artist who teaches at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge, Ontario. He frequently collaborates with artists, performers and engineers. Lightweight immersive ‘field’ installations have characterized his work in the past decade. His work has been recognized by the Prix de Rome (Canada).
Ben Bogart and Donna Marie Vakalis
Ben is an artist working with installations, audio-visual improvisation, and software
development. His installations create content live in response to their sensed environments. Ben has presented work in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Seattle,
Helsinki, Bergen, and Barcelona. Donna is learning in Toronto, Ontario.
Marc Bohlen, Brian Clark, Brian Diesel, Hans Frei and Omar Khan
Marc Bohlen offers technology support; the kind of support technology really needs
today. He is on faculty in the Department of Media Study at the University of Buffalo.
Brian Clark is a graduate student in the Department of Media Study at the University of Buffalo. Brian Diesel is a graduate student in the Department of Media Study and the Department of Architecture at the University of Buffalo. Hans Frei is a practicing architect and an architectural theorist in Zurich. Omar Khan’s practice spans the of architecture, installation/performance, and digital media. He is on faculty m1:he Department of Architecture at the University of Buffalo and co-director of the Center for Virtual Architecture.
Sarah Bonnemaison and Christine Macy
Bonnemaison and Macy’s design partnership Filum is a research-based practice
focusing on ephemeral architecture and the form-finding and fabrication of tensile structures. Their recent work explores the role of motion-capture technologies in architectural design. They are also architectural historians and critics. In 2003 they co-authored Architecture and Nature: Creating the American Landscape (Routledge).Currently, Bonnemaison is working on a book about installations by architects andMacy is completing a visual history of dams in the United States (W W Norton,forthcoming). They are both members of the architectural faculty of Dathousie
University in Canada.
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland,
Academy of Art and Design, Institute for Research in Art and Design
Born 1974, Vera Buhlmann studies English language and literature, philosophy, and media science at the Universities of Zurich and Basel, Switzerland. She has researched and published in the area of new media culture. Her fields of interest include topological architecture, scenography, virtualisation, and semiotics.
Eric recently completed his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Waterloo and
is currently on the lookout for joy and adventure. He has worked at architecture firms across Canada as welt as the engineering firm Arup in New York, where he developed an interest in graphics, new media, information visualisation, and digital system theory.
SymbioticA Art and Science Collaborative Research Laboratory, University of Western Australia, The Liveness Manifold
Boo is a practicing artist and researcher with a background in sound design, cultural
theory, and performance. She is currently Artist in Residence at SymbioticA in the
School of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia.
University of Manitoba
Nat is currently working on a research project titled “Drawing indeterminate architecture,
indeterminate drawings of architecture”. He is professor and head of architecture at the
University of Manitoba. Prior to this he held a professorship at the Royal Danish Academy
in Copenhagen for five years and before that taught in London at the Bartlett, University
College London as well as North and East London universities. He has lectured and run workshops internationally and spent many years practicing as an architect.
Topological Media Lab, Concordia University
Erik Conrad is an artist and PhD student at the Topological Media Lab at Concordia
University, researching the relationship between a phenomenal understanding of the
body and the experience and understanding of space. His background includes an MS Information and Computer Science from University of California Irvine’s Arts. Computation, and Engineering program, MS Information Design and Technology from Georgia Tech and BA Visual and Performing Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Conrad has presented his work internationally at SIGGRAPH and ISWC, and his most recent piece, TactileSpace, has been exhibited at the Beall Center for Art and Technology in California. http://www.peripheralfocus.net
Frances Crow and David Prior, Liminal
University of Plymouth [Crow], Dartington College of the Arts [Prior]
Liminal is a partnership that specialises in architectural sound art and design and the research, development, and creation of sonic spaces. The partnership was founded in
2003 by sound artist and composer David Prior and architect Frances Crow. http://www.liminal.org.uk
Of0003 I maschinenkunst
Gheorghe Dan is artistic director and researcher for OfOOOS, a phylotically entwined
polymorphic web of covalent potentialities: multi-cultural/scientific laboratory, promulgating generative storytelling, evolutionary design, autopoetic systems and hybrid reality multiverses. Gheorghe’s vast assemblage of intricate fairytales, theatre-plays, software systems, and audio-visual environments, have been exhibited internationally, embrocated with prestigious awards, and implanted globally in academic curricula. His current research explores a nuanced bouquet of intuitive programming, autopoetic systems, hybrid realities, and heterotopic multiverse continuums. In collaboration with an international consortium, he is directing the research and development of Balkan.OS,the first multi-world operating system. http://www. Of0003.corn
Department of Fine Arts, Rutgers, Camden, The State University of New Jersey
Elizabeth Demaray is a conceptual sculptor and an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at
Rutgers University, Camden. She is interested in contemporary views of nature and
how we might be able to address the changing needs of natural life forms.
DNA architects-team, Urban Future Organization, London Metropolitan University
Giannis Douridas studied architecture at London Metropolitan University and is currently completing his Masters in Emergent Technologies and Design at the Architectural Association in London. He is an architect and one of the founding members of DNA architects-team, with special interests in materials, dynamic modelling, and natural systems.
Jessica Field is an artist working with robotics and artificial life to create immersive environments that include humans and machines. She is currently in the MFA
program at Concordia University in Montreal and works at Hexagram – Institute of Art and Science Research. http://www.fundacion.telefonica.com/at/vida/paginas/v7/esemiotic.html
Zero-Th Association, Concordia University
Karmen Franinovic is the director of the Zero-Th Association and teaches courses in programming and interaction at the department of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. She focuses on the use of interactive technology in architecture, public space, and everyday life, seeking to stimulate social and physical interaction by means of intangible spatial structures, recalling for us the diversity of our surroundings. Karmen has worked as an architect and interaction designer in Italy and Germany, and exhibited her work in venues such as Ircam/Centre Pompidou, UbiComp2005 Tokyo, DEAF2003, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, and ACM Designing Interactive Systems. www.zero-th.org
Cassandra L Fraser
Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia
Cassandra L Fraser, Professor of Chemistry and 2004-6 Cavaliers’ Distinguished
Teaching Professor at the University of Virginia, focuses on bio-inspired design, materials for biomedicine, and green chemistry in collaborative scientific research
involving the synthesis, responsive properties, and nanoscale assembly of polymeric metal complexes. She has also led numerous interdisciplinary initiatives at UVA: Science, Careers & Society Forum; Color: Across the Spectrum; Biomaterials Workshop; Designing Matter Common Course; and a revamped Honors Organic Chemistry II. She serves on the N I H Gene and Drug Delivery Study Section and has received a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University for 2006-7. www.designingmatter.net
Born in Rome in 1975, Mattia Gambardella earned her degree in architecture from the
Politecnico in Milan, completed the Erasmus Program in Trondheim, Norway, and did a workshop on landscape architecture called ‘Piedras y Paisaje’ in Baeza, Spain. She
is currently an EmTech MA student at the Architectural Association in London and works in Paris, London, and Milan. Isabell Gonzaga Isabel! Gonzaga completed her MA in architecture at London Metropolitan University last September. She is currently conducting further studies at Lund University, Sweden.
Matt Gorbet, Susan Gorbet, Rob Gorbet
Gorbet Design, Inc
As both artists and designers, our mission is to enhance people’s experience of public spaces through the creative application of technology. We combine our backgrounds in
psychology, computer science, electronics, and architecture to create interactive works
in places like retail stores, hotels, museum, and outdoor spaces. By marrying inspired
design with strong research and deep technical knowledge, we add magic to the built
environment. http://www.gorbetdesign.com – http://www.solarcol lector.ca
De Montfort University
Pip Greasley is a British sonic artist and composer who devised the award winning 5K
Pursuit Opera (1991) for Channel Four TV. This groundbreaking work used a wired-up velodrome to drive a non-linear drama where competing track cyclists control the plot, music, and libretto. His work integrates sound into site specific or architectural environments; The Last Broadcast immersed live/robotics within a geodesic dome. He is currently spatially mapping the score for the National Space Centre’s first Full Dome
360 cinema experience. He is a Visiting Lecturer at De Montfort University. For the
Subtle Technologies conference, he will show a prototype of Vocal Voids, an oratorio
for adaptive architecture.
Gensler + Gutierrez
After receiving an architectural diploma at UFT in Chile and an MArch at the
University of Pennsylvania, Paz Gutierrez founded Gensler + Gutierrez with Donald Gensler. Gutierrez is also Assistant Professor of Architectural Design & Technology at RPI in New York, and previously taught at UFT and UPenn. Gutierrez is a recipient of the American Institute of Architects Merit Medal and the Arthur Brooke Design Medal.
University College London
Sean Hanna is research engineer at University College London, currently structural optimisation and rapid prototyping technology, and developing cor methods for dealing with complex systems in architecture. His background is design, and work has included projects with architects Foster and Partners and sculptor Antony Gormley. He obtained his professional architecture degree from the University of Waterloo, and was awarded the AIA student gold medal in 1998. He also studied intelligent systems and virtual environments at UCL, and published in fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, and optimisation of structures and materials.
Department of Architecture, University of Manitoba
Patrick H Harrop is a licensed architect and associate professor of Architecture at the
University of Manitoba. His research specialty is in design and digital manufacturing
technology. He currently holds the CMRI Chair in Masonry Studies and is the initiator of the Centre for Digital Formation and Visualization at the University of Manitoba. Professor Harrop currently teaches graduate studios in ‘time based architecture’, contemporary theory, and advanced computer/manufacturing technology.
Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba
Peter Hasdell, an architect and academic, studied computer engineering before
graduating in architecture from the University of Sydney and the Architectural
Association. Has taught architecture, design, and technology in Europe and North
America, including at the Bartlett School a~nd the Berlage Institute Amsterdam. He is currently Professor of Architectural Technology at the University of Manitoba. He was
formerly program director of the Architecture and Urban Research Laboratory in
Stockholm, where he investigated mediated environments, metabolic systems, and artificial ecologies. His current research is concerned with metabolic systems and
interactive technologies with a focus on ‘artificial ecologies’ and issues of sustainability.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Sachiko received a doctorate in medical engineering and medical physics from the
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (2000), and a BS in biomedical and chemical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University (1992). While pursuing her scientific research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she seeks and is a catalyst for the social and cultural experimentations that bring together science and art in New York City. She has worked with artists who explore space, (dis)placement, body, and identity. She is also working on realizing a hybrid of youth health clinic and contemporary art space.
Pavel Hladik is an architect who earned his degree at the Czech Technical University
in Prague. He currently studies Emergent Technologies and Design at the Architectural
Association, with a special interest in the convergence of bio-mimetic engineering and material science. He conducts research projects in the Czech Republic and United
Kingdom. The second phase of the project Moving Structure was developed with
Veerapat Teeravutichai and Filip Dubsky. www.movmgstructure.info
Donald E Ingber
Departments of Pathology & Surgery, Harvard Medical School & Children’s Hospital
Don tngber’s work has revealed that a form of geodesic architecture known as ‘tensegrity’
guides the design of organic structures from the simplest carbon compounds to the most complex living organisms. His findings have entirely changed our view of how cell’s structure themselves at the nanometer scale; how cells sense and respond to mechanical forces; how cells setf-organise into tissues and organs; how cancer forms; and how life might have first originated on this planet. His contributions have led to honours in developmental biology, mechanical engineering, and medical science, as well as recognition by NASA and the American Cancer Society. www.tch.harvard.edu/research/ingber/
Center for Virtual Architecture, University at Buffalo
James Brucz, Gerardo Ciprian, Si Li, Dirk Pfeifer and Nicole Scharlau
Omar Khan’s research and practice spans the disciplines of architecture, installation/performance, and digital media. He is on faculty in the Department of Architecture at the University of Buffalo and co-director of the Center for Virtual Architecture. James Brucz, Gerardo Ciprian, Si Li, and Nicole Scharlau are undergraduate students and Dirk Pfeifer is a graduate student at the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo. www.ap.buffalo.edu/cva
Simon Fraser University
Susan Kozel and Gretchen Schiller are dancers, choreographers, and artists working at the interface between interactive technologies and the human body. They have collaborated for several years and also work individually. Together they are directors of Trajets Net Ltd, a company dedicated to the research & production of projects spanning responsive technologies and corporeal experience. Schiller’s speciality is translating movement into visuals, while Kozel works across movement and philosophy. Both have a passion for understanding the world kinaesthetically and developing hybrid media projects that expand our corporeal approaches to computational systems and environments.
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University College London/Greenwich University
Educated at the Architectural Association, Dr Margot Krasojevic is the Advanced Digital
Design postgraduate lecturer at University College London and Greenwich University, and a visiting professor at Washington University and Shanghai. She has worked with
Zaha Hadid, and has had her works published by Birkhauser, Princeton Press, and
Harvard Design. She established Decodeine digital design studio and is currently writing
Fragments of Fear, a book relating psychological conditions to space perception.
Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney
FoAM is a laboratory for the propagation of lived and living experience: we look for
processes, moments, and situations in which experience can be freed from cultural, economic, and/or historical biases, allowing participants to absorb fresh stimuli. FoAM’s collaborators spend most of their time in the murky spaces between the physical and digital, scientific and artistic, natural and technological worlds, researching and develop responsive environments, active materials, generative media, culinary performances, and other entangled forms of creative expression. Guided by our motto, ‘Grow your own worlds’, we scavenge far and wide for relevant innovations,’ fuse them into seeds for imaginary, yet tangible worlds, and plant them in the cracks of everyday life.
Holes of Matter
Sergio López-Piñeiro obtained his Diploma in Architecture from ETS Arquitectura, Madrid in 1998 and his MArch from Princeton University in 2004. Before establishing his practice, Holes of Matter, Sergio worked at FOA in London and at no.mad in Madrid. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo. www.holesofmatter.com
Architecture Program, University of Memphis
Jim Lutz is an architect and assistant professor in the Architecture Program at the
University of Memphis (USA). He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse
University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2000, the nexus of architecture, music, sound, and space has been the focus of his academic research. He has presented papers on the topic to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Society of Architectural Historians, College Art Association, The American Institute of Architects, Southeast College Art Conference, and the College Music Society, among others.
Davis M. Marques
School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser University
Davis M Marques is a graduate student conducting research in design computation at
Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He is the founder and executive director of Architecture Radio, and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southern
California Institute of Architecture.
Robert R. Neumayr
Ssubzero [design as research]
Robert Neumayr studied architecture in Vienna and Paris before completing with distinction his MArch at London’s Architectural Association graduate school. After working with Zaha Hadid and Ocean_UK in London, he returned to Vienna to run his own practice. His projects have been published and exhibited internationally. unsquare.org.
Paul Nicholas + Tim Schork
Paul and Tim teach seminars and design studios in the School of Architecture and
Design at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where they explore the implementation of digital techniques across and as an armature to the design process. In 2005
they founded MESNE, a collaborative office for experimental architectural design.
University of British Columbia
Nancy Nisbet received a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts and also has degrees in Genetics and Education from the University of Alberta. Her practice encompasses new media, installation, performance and photography. She has exhibited internationally since 1997 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at the University of British Columbia.
Ana Rewakowicz is a Montreal-based artist and researcher. She works with inflatables and explores the relationships between temporal, portable architecture, the body, and the environment. Her SleepingBagDress prototype was produced at FoAM laboratory in Brussels and was presented at ISEA 2004 in Estonia, Montreal’s Musee d’artcontemporaine, and most recently the Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University in Quebec.
Kate Richards is a Sydney-based media artist and producer working in multimedia, interactivity, visualisation software, and time-based media. Recent multimedia art projects include the Life After Wartime suite with Dr Ross Gibson (CD-ROM, live performance, installation, and exhibition), sub_scape with Sarah Waterson, and Crying Man 4 with Lyndal Jones. She has worked with multimedia in a live performance with Red Iris live, with Stevie Wishart, and Life After Wartime live with The Necks. Kate also works as a multimedia designer and producer in the cultural sector, creating and overseeing projects for other artists, museums, cultural centres, and architecture firms. www.lifeafterwartime.com
The Rhode Island School of Design
Christopher Robbins built his own home out of mud and sticks and lived in it for six months in Benin, West Africa. That is probably the coolest thing he has ever done. www.grographics.com
Jim Ruxton received his M.A.Sc in electrical engineering at the University of Ottawa.
After working for a few years as an engineer he went on to study and graduate from the New Media Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1993. He has since worked in Toronto as an inventor, engineer and artist to bring electronics into various fields of the arts. Through his company Cinematronics, Jim has collaborated with numerous Canadian artists and cultural institutions in the fields of installation, performance, theatre, dance and film to create kinetic interactive environments. Jim’s interest in all that is subtle led him to becoming a co-founder of the Subtle Technologies Festival in 1998. Recently he has received a patent for ColorWave tights, a new lighting product that has revolutionized the holiday lighting industry.
University of Waterloo School of Architecture
Val Rynnimeri, Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture,
is the Huron Natural Area Master Plan Design Coordinator and Planner.
Sema K. Sgaier
New York University, University of Toronto
Sema Sgaier is a scientist and visual artist with a PhD and MSc in Developmental Genetics from New York University and an MA in Neuroscience from Brown University. During the last five years, she has worked with cutting edge genetic technologies to discover the 3D assembly of the brain. Trained at the International Center for Photography in New York, her photographic work has been published in several journals. She has lived in many countries- Libya, Italy Turkey, Egypt, USA, and currently splits time between Canada and India. The cultural kaleidoscope of her life has’fired a persistent yearning for discovery.
Departments of Architecture and Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo
Mark Shepard is an artist and architectwhose cross-disciplinary practice draws on architecture, film, and new media to address the emerging social spaces of network cultures focusing specifically on the impact of mobile and pervasive technologies” architecture and urbanism. He is currently Assistant Professor of Architecture, Media Study at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he is a co-director of the Center for Virtual Architecture. http://www.andinc.org – http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/cva/
Diana Reed Slattery
DomeWorks, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Diana Slattery is the Director of DomeWorks. Her current work, The Glide Project,
is based on her PhD research in visual language and altered states of consciousness,
Emerging from Stattery’s novel, The Maze Game, The Glide Project looks at the topic of mutual evolution, describing and modeling an ‘evolutionary writing system’. LiveGlide
is the three-dimensional form of Glide, an instrument that can be-used to write in real-time, on a flat screen, or in the Dome. http://www.academy.rpi.edu/glide
Charles Stankievech researches and experiments in the constellation of cinema, architecture, and sonic art. As a multidisciplinary artist, he engages each project at hand in its own unique necessity, undertaking in depth researchwhile experimenting with appropriate materials. Having formerly studied and lectured on theology, literature, and philosophy, he currently lives and works in Montr6al and is in the process of finishing an MFA in Studio Arts. www.stankievech.net
Tristan D’Estree Sterk
The Office For Robotic Architectural Media & Bureau For Responsive Architecture
Tristan D’Estree Sterk founded The Office For Robotic Architectural Media in 2000, which specialises in developing and applying responsive architectural technologies. In 2005 he was awarded the Chicago Architecture Club’s Emerging Visions Award for young architects. His work has appeared internationally from 2001 to 2005 at architectural biennales and exhibitions in Miami, Santiago, and Sydney. In 2003, he was awarded the Schiff Fellowship and his work was included in the permanent architectural collection at the Art Institute Of Chicago, his alma mater. Tristan is also former Associate Lecturer in architecture at The University Of Adelaide. He has worked in private practice in Boston, Chicago, and London.
J Storrs Hall
John Storrs Hall is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers in the field molecular nanotechnology. He has a background in computer science, particularly parallel processor architectures, artificial intelligence, including a§oric and genetic algorithms in design, and reversible computing. He was the founding chief scientist of Nanorex Inc, is a Research Fellow of the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, and founded and moderated the sci.nanotech usenet newsgroup for ten years. His research interests include molecular nanotechnology, particularly the theory of self-reproducing machines, and the design of useful macroscopic machines using the capabilities of molecular manufacturing. He is the author of the book Nanofuture: What’s Next For Nanotechnology. http://autogeny.org
Melody Ann Swartz
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Northwestern University
Melody Swartz is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering_at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne. She obtained her PhD in Chemical from MIT and conducted postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School. She is in how cells integrate microenvironmental cues – both molecular and biomechanical – to signal, organise, and form functional patterns. Her lab has demonstrated a role for interstitial flow in lymphatic capillary organisation, cell organisation in tissue culture and directed chemotaxis of cell towards lymphatics, which has implications in cancer metastasis and immune function.
School of the Arts in Amsterdam
Marion Trankle studied Architecture in Berlin and Choreography at the School for
New Dance Development in Amsterdam Recently, she finished her Masters Media
Technology at Leiden University. She is based as an independent artist and’designer0
in the Netherlands. Her work composes space, images and projection that are continuously reconfigured and open for public intervention. She creates performances and designs interactive installations. Currently she is associated with the School of the Arts in Amsterdam.
Jordi Truco Calbet and Sylvia Felipe Marzal
HYBRIDa, Universitat internacional de Catalunya
HYBRIDa is an architecture research studio involved in exploring material technologies and data driven production as well as designing with computation systems that use parametric and associative software. This year the studio was awarded an Arts and Science Research Fellowship by the Arts & Humanities Research Board, Arts Council England, and the Scottish Arts Council to develop phase two of a project called HybGrid. This project is an example of real time responsive architecture for which we are developing an adaptable structure based on digital and physical geometry prototypes.
Gisele Trudel is a media artist and professor at the £cole des art visuels et mediatiques,
Universite du Quebec a Montreal. Founded in the summer of 1996 by artists Stephane Claude and Gisele Trudel, /E is a collaborative artists’ unit. /Elab’s projects reflect their focus on the ecological and technological, as rooted in the arts and sciences, specifically by seeking to reintroduce the worlds of the animal, vegetal, and mineral into the electronic arts. /E produces audiovisual essays, performances, web projects, databases site specific installations, publications, psycho-geographic walks, and audio recordings’ that are listened to in the dark. Their work has been shown internationally. www.aelab.com
Camille Turner is a multi-disciptinary artist, curator and community animator a’founding member of Year Zero One, a collective operating as a network for the disseminatton of digital culture and has curated electronic media art exhibitions such as: timescale, skinjob, signal, substance and scale for the Subtle Technologies and InterAccess Gallery. She has been a visiting artist, speaking and exhibiting at universities, festivals, galleries and cultural institutions including: Dak’art lab 2004 La Biennale de I’art Africain Contemporain (Senegal), Banff New Media Institute (Canada), Interaktions-Labor (Germany) and The Container Project (Jamaica). As a community art facilitator at the Art Gallery of Ontario and artist-in-residence at Central Neighbourhood House, a social agency in downtown Toronto, she facilitates digital storytelling and media workshops for diverse communities. Miss Canadiana, one of her most provocative performance projects, has toured nationally and internationally.
Steven Vogel asks how organisms contend with their physical worlds. He has looked at
how leaves are designed to stay cool in near-still air and to minimise drag in storm-level winds, how organisms from sponges to burrowing rodents use wind and water currents
to force internal flows, and how creatures such as squid and whales use flows around
themselves to supplement their muscles. In addition he has written several books on
biomechanics, both academic (Life in Moving Fluids, Life’s Devices, Comparative
Biomechanics), and popular (Vital Circuits, Cats’ Paws and Catapults, Prime Mover). The last two explore the intersections of biomechanics, technology, and culture.
R. Shane Williamson
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto
Shane Williamson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of
Architecture, Landscape and Design and principal of WILLIAMSONWILLIAMSON. In 2002, he was the recipient of a CFI Grant respective of his research within the field of digital fabrication and generative design methodologies. In 2004, he was co-chair of the 23rd Annual ACADIA Conference. Most recently, Prof. Williamson’s design practice was selected for the 2006 Young Architects Forum by the Architectural League of New York. www.wiijjamsonwilliamson.com
School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University
Dr Woodbury’s research is in computational design. His group designs and implements
prototypes for generating designs including the Genesis system, which was further
developed and deployed at Boeing. His current work is on subsumption-based design space explorers. Recent projects include A-VI-RE, an online gallery; GeometryWare, a system for teaching the mathematics of computer graphics; and Learning Object for
Design, multimedia resources for design learning.
Rhode Island School of Design
Peter Yeadon is an architect and faculty member at the Rhode Island School of
Design. Prior to RISD, he taught at the University of Toronto and Cornell University.
Yeadon maintains an innovative practice known for its focus on the architectural
implications of nanotechnology.