Haru Hyunkyung Ji

Haru Ji is a media artist and researcher exploring the subject of life in art through Artificial Life Worldmaking: a form of computational generative art creating and evolving virtual ecosystems as immersive environments. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California Santa Barbara and is an assistant professor in DPXA & the Digital Futures program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Canada.

Alexis Morris

Dr. Morris is an assistant professor in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University, and the Canada Research Chair Nominee in the Internet of Things (2018).

Cindy Poremba

Cindy Poremba is a digital media researcher, gamemaker and curator. She is an Assistant Professor (Digital Entertainment), at OCAD University.

Sowmya Somanath

I am a Computer Scientist specializing in Human-Computer Interaction. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University and lead the Interactive Futures Lab.

Alison Judd

Alison Judd's practice is rooted in printmaking at the intersection of print, sculpture and language. She holds an Interdisciplinary diploma from the Ontario College of Art, a BFA in Printmaking from Concordia University and completed her Masters of Fine Art in Print Media from York University. Alison Judd has exhibited work in Canada, the U.S., Cuba and Germany. She has been the recipient of awards and grants from Open Studio, (Toronto) the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.

Michele Mastroeni

Michele has been involved with innovation research and policy over the last 10 years. As a tenure track faculty at OCAD University in Strategic Foresight and Innovation, he is pursuing a research agenda exploring innovation systems, innovation policy, and the application of design principles and evidence-based solutions to solving the challenges faced therein.

Before coming to OCAD, Michele worked with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, and the Conference Board of Canada after returning from the UK after 7 years.

Min Sook Lee


Min Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed feature documentaries, including: Donald Brittain Gemini winner Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature winner Hogtown, Gemini nominated El Contrato and Canadian Screen Award winner, The Real Inglorious Bastards.