Fei Jun

Beijing-based artist Fei Jun is an internationally-renown artist and designer, and Associate Professor in the Digital Media Lab at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Beijing. He has collaborated with Judith Doyle on GestureCloud since 2009. Website: http://www.feijun.net

Loretta Faveri

Loretta Faveri is a recent graduate of the Material Art & Design program at OCAD U.  Her undergraduate thesis explored the use of textiles and wearable electronics to create interactive dance costumes.  Through the Social Body Lab, she is continuing this exploration and hopes to design a user friendly, wearable device that allows dancers and choreographers to create music through movement.

Denise Doyle

Denise Doyle has a background in Fine Art Painting and Digital Media. She is an Artist-Researcher, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Wolverhampton, and Adjunct Professor in Virtual Worlds and Digital Practice, Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), Toronto, Canada. Denise has published widely on the subject of the virtual and the imaginary, the experience of the avatar body in virtual worlds and game spaces, and the use of virtual worlds for creative practice.

Dr. Martin Zeilinger

Dr. Martin Zeilinger’s research interests include the appropriation of art in analog and digital media; theories of authorship, creativity and cultural ownership; copyright, intellectual property and the public domain, cultural policy and the emerging cultural rights movement, and alternative IP models emerging in creative practices.

Kathleen Morris

Dr. Kathleen Morris received her doctoral degree from the University of Oxford where her research was jointly funded by SSHRC and the Clarendon Fund. She has published articles in L’esprit créateur, Revue d’art canadienne/Review of Canadian Art (RACAR), and Octopus: A Visual Studies Journal.

Ashley Scarlett

Ashley Scarlett is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation, On the Matter of the Digital Contemporary Media Art, explores contemporary new media artworks and making practices as a grounded means of engaging with the phenomenological parameters of digital objects and materials. Ashley has presented and written widely on her research, with an edited version of one of her dissertation chatpers recently appearing in Digital Culture & Society.

Trevor Haldenby

Trevor is completing a MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCADU, while working as a photographer and crafting ZED.TO - a transmedia biotech adventure set at the end of the world.

Gabe Sawhney

Gabe is an innovation strategist & creative technologist, specializing in organizational change, corporate sustainability, data strategy and information visualization. He has a strong background in technology design, development and production, in mobile, web, games, video and interactive installation.

Gabe was co-founder 33 Magnetic and Echo Mobile (mobile app startups), [murmur] (place-based oral storytelling project), and Wireless Toronto (community wireless network). He completed his M.Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD in December 2011

Ana Jofre

Ana Jofre’s interdisciplinary practice is grounded in a diverse academic background, which includes a PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto. Ana started pursuing art as a professional practice and exhibiting her work while serving as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physics at UNC Charlotte, where she conducted and published research in Experimental Biophysics. At this time, she also completed a BFA with a concentration in ceramics at the same University.