Cindy Poremba

Cindy Poremba is a digital media researcher, gamemaker and curator. She is an Assistant Professor (Digital Entertainment), at OCAD University. Dr. Poremba has presented internationally at both conferences and invited lectures. Her work has been published in journals such as Eludamos, Loading and Games & Culture, as well as edited collections and magazines.

Emma Westecott

Emma Westecott has worked in and around the game industry for over twenty years. She originally achieved recognition for working closely with Douglas Adams as programmer then producer for the best-selling Starship Titanic (1998, Simon & Schuster). Emma directed zerogame for The Interactive Institute, an applied games research lab based in Sweden and organised Women in Games 2007 (

Cindy Poremba

Cindy Poremba is a digital media researcher, gamemaker and curator. She is an Assistant Professor (Digital Entertainment) at OCAD University (Toronto, CA) and Co-Director of OCAD’s game:play Lab.

Lynne Heller

Lynne Heller is a post-disciplinary artist, an educator and academic. Her interests encompass material culture, new media performative interaction, graphic novels and sculptural installation.

Dr. Barbara Rauch

Dr. Barbara Rauch is an artist practitioner and research academic. She is a Digital Futures Initiative hire, in a tenure- 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 for the Data Materialization Lab and PI for the e_Motion Research Project.

Geoffrey Shea

Geoffrey Shea, MFA, is a Canadian media artist whose work highlights the intersections and opportunities between technological systems, belief systems and identity. His productions incorporate interactive programming, site-specific installation, mobile phones, a philosophical twist and a critical voice.

Shea is an Associate Professor at OCAD University in the Faculty of Art as well as in the Inclusive Design and the Interdisciplinary Art Media & Design graduate programs.

Patricio Davila

Patricio Davila is a designer, artist, researcher and educator. He is currently an Assistant Professor at OCAD University (Faculty of Design) and member of the OCADU Mobile Media Lab. He is also completing a doctoral degree in the Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities with a focus on Critical Approaches to Design and Data Visualization. As an educator he has taught Interactive Design, Data Visualization, Typography, Research Methodologies, Thesis and Core Studio.

Paula Gardner

Paula Gardner, PhD., is an Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario. My work binds around an interest in the relationship between discourses (visual and textual), identity, new technologies and practices of citizenship. I investigate these interests through a range of subject matter and mediums, including Critical Psychiatry studies, Science and Technology Studies, Mobile Experience Design, and Documentary Video Production.

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.