Nadine Lessio

Nadine is an artist and technologist interested in where context and criticism overlap with the internet of things. She is currently an MDes candidate in OCADU's Digital Futures program, where her focus has been on personal assistants, and how our expectations of consumer devices can be directly oppositional to our lived experiences concerning these products. By mixing programming, humour, and critique Nadine’s work considers the interplay between our everyday behaviours and how they relate to the technology we bring into our lives, sometimes with amusing or unexpected results.

Yiyi Shao

Yiyi Shao considers herself as a young and promising digital artist who is looking to promote Chinese culture as part of her proud heritage through merging traditional Chinese arts with current technology. Her initial forte was in fine arts and graphic design, however, she ventured into interactive arts during her stint as a student in the United Kingdom. She is currently a graduate student from Digital Future program at OCAD University and her recent exploration is on the interesting combination of wearables and IoT.

Chris Luginbuhl

Chris is an engineer, designer and serial entrepreneur. He worked in medical imaging research before co-founding Sentinelle Medical, a Toronto-based medical device company which sold to Hologic Inc in 2010. He has more than a dozen patents and publications in diverse fields. His work in photography and videography, combined with his expertise designing and building made OCADU's Digital Futures Master's program a perfect fit. Chris is also an active volunteer with Shambhala, an organization committed to creating good human society.

Anthony Tran

I am an undergraduate student studying computer science at the University of Calgary.  I am currently working on an undergraduate research project under the supervision of Dr. Ehud Sharlin (University of Calgary) and Dr. Sowmya Somanath (OCAD University).  My interests are human-computer interaction, operating systems, and financial software.   

Anna Le Tran

I am an undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. I am currently working on an undergraduate research project, supervised by Dr. Ehud Sharlin (University of Calgary) and Dr. Sowmya Somanath (OCAD University). My interests are in human-robotic interaction and biologically-inspired systems.

Karthik Mahadevan

I am a MSc student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary, supervised by Dr. Ehud Sharlin (University of Calgary) and Dr. Sowmya Somanath (OCAD University). I hold a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. My research interests are in human-robot interaction and autonomous systems.

Tara Campbell

I am pursuing a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University. I have a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from McGill University, and spent several years working as an open-source software developer. I am interested in sustainability, postanthropocentric design, and what cognitive science can teach us about being better designers. In the lab, I am working on a project examining the ethical use of machines, where machine behaviour is guided by principles co-created by the user and the machine.

Peter Scott

Peter’s background includes business management, executive education-programming, from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Executive Programs. He holds a BFA degree (Hons) from York University, a Master’s Degree in Design - Strategic Foresight Innovation from OCAD University, and several executive education certificates from: the MIT Sloan School Entrepreneurship Program, the Wharton School of Business, the INSEAD School of Business Social Entrepreneurship Program, and the Rotman School of Management, Executive Programs, Integrative Thinking Program. His research focus i

Erica Manetta

Erica Manetta is an Italian art historian and promising curator currently based in Toronto. After majoring in art history and museum studies in Italy, she received an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University.

Nina Vincent Lannes

Nina Vincent is a PhD candidate in the Sociology and Anthropology program at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She holds a Masters in Anthropology and a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences from UFRJ. Her research interest focuses on Indigenous visual material culture, museology and curatorial practice.