Area(s) of Expertisepractice-led research, emotion and consciousness studies, sensory technologies
Dr. Barbara Rauch is an artist practitioner and research academic. She is a Digital Futures Initiative hire, in a tenure-track position at OCAD University, Toronto in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Graduate Studies. Rauch is the Graduate Program Director for the Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Art, Media & Design (IAMD). She is the Director of the e_Motion Research Project in the Digital Media Research and Innovation Institute, researching the development of emotion with the facilitation of data analysis, using advanced technology in 3D printing, sculpting and analysis. In the lab we aim to designate an alternative format of acknowledging research by instigating discourse around the topic of emotion in artistic practice. Situating ourselves in an academic and interdisciplinary research-led environment, we consider the 'studio"as a geographic and emotional location in which process and production takes place. Through practice-led research, we connect current studio practices to reflexive, visual analysis, as a transformative research methodology.
PhD, University of the Arts London, UK MA Digital Arts, Centre for Electronic Arts, Middlesex University, London, UK BFA Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Stuttgart, Germany