Patricio Dávila

Patricio Dávila is a designer, artist and educator. He is currently Associate Professor in Design and Associate Dean at OCAD University. He is also member of the OCADU Mobile Media Lab and Visual Analytics Lab. Patricio is director of Zero Lab, a research centre investigating the use of design and art practices for promoting environmental justice and imagining sustainable futures. His doctoral research focused on developing a theoretical framework for examining data visualization as assemblages of subjectivation and power.

Michael Prokopow

Dr. Michael J. Prokopow is a cultural historian and curator. His areas of expertise include material culture, aesthetics and design history. He has written widely about material life and domesticity and is currently working on a project on middle class taste in North America between 1940 and 1975. Between 2004 and 2008, he was curator of the Design Exchange, Canada's only museum of 20th century industrial design. In 2012, he was co-curator of –Museum for the End of the World"The Monumental Project, Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche, in Toronto.

Jana Macalik

Jana joins the Faculty of Design as a tenured Associate Professor in the Environmental Design program from her previous position in the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University. She holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. She has received the NCIDQ certificate and is a member of IDEC and ARIDO.

Ian Clarke

Our society is increasingly influenced by science and technology. We face enormous challenges dealing with issues such as climate change, genetic engineering, cloning and the loss of biodiversity and habitat. How our society reacts to these issues will profoundly alter all our lives and may fundamentally alter the structure of society itself. As artists and designers, it is essential to have basic natural science literacy if we are to understand the world around us, and for us to enter into critical discourse about science and technology.

Adam Tindale

Adam Tindale is an electronic drummer and digital instrument designer. He is an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Digital Futures Initiative at OCAD University. Adam performs on his E-Drumset: a new electronic instrument that utilizes physical modeling and machine learning with an intuitive physical interface. He completed a Bachelor of Music at Queen's University, a Masters of Music Technology at McGill University, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Music, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Victoria.

Anda Kubis

Digital technologies have fundamentally changed every aspect of how we work today. As a contemporary artist and educator it is incumbent upon me to challenge my artistic practice by employing the newest tools available. This is an experimental process yet not an original nor isolated one. I am collaborating with a global artistic community that is pushing forward and adapting to the changes that these new technologies present. I approach all of my work as an abstract painter.