Emergent Surfaces Piece 1

EMERGENT SURFACES: TACIT CREATIVITY

This research project investigates the transformation of affect and surface qualities through the process of translating synthetic data into “real” (physical) objects with material qualities. Of particular interest, is a critical examination of what... Read more
Circuit board tinted cyan

AESTHETIC TEMPORALITIES: A PRACTICE-BASED APPROACH TO THE TIMES OF NEW MEDIA.

This research explores how contemporary media artists are conceptualizing, materializing and grappling with “temporal aesthetics” through their artworks and practices of making. Read more
Making Data Felt Image 1

MAKING DATA FELT

MAKING DATA FELT is a research-creation project of experimental data visualization/data materialization, designed to explore the affective dimensions of statistical information Read more

AUTISM AND EMOTION (E-MOTION)

The Data Materialization Lab engages with the portrayal of human emotions and emotional gestures in autistic people, bringing together artists, designers and scientists concerned with emotion research. Read more
Image from VISUALIZING SURFACE AND DEPTH session.

VISUALIZING SURFACE AND DEPTH

This session will be devoted to exploring the face in modern and contemporary art practice as a sort of hinge between the sensual and the affective.  Read more
Photograph of a pink hardcover edition of Lynne Heller's PhD Thesis

AVATAR DAUGHTERS

This research proposes that a metonymy for a human to avatar affinity is a mother and daughter relationship Read more
"THIS IS RESEARCH" Poster campaign for the project

Dobble Debate, Serious Play

Dobble Debate is a collaborative card game and research-creation project Read more
Illustration of 3 people in an empty room

AVATAR LIVES: DEVELOPING COLLABORATIONS IN ART, TECHNOLOGY, AND SCIENCE

Avatar Lives: Developing Collaborations in Art, Technology, and Science is a scholarly and research-creation based initiative, taking place in the spring of 2016, that will include a Roundtable, an Exhibition and accompanying print and digital... Read more
Photograph of CPDC posters exhibited on a wall at OCAD U.

Thinking Through Craft and the Digital Turn

Notions of craft and working by hand are inextricably linked in the popular imagination. Yet today's craft studios feature technological innovations such as 3D printing, laser cutting and computerized textile machinery. Students, faculty and... Read more
Screen capture from "One for Sorrow" environment. Black ground with ethereal charcoal black forms.

One for Sorrow

One for Sorrow (2018 - ongoing) is a virtual reality (VR) landscape/game/sojourn that seeks to confound the dichotomies between hand and digital making as well as the illusion of two dimensionality versus three. Read more