An assistant professor in the Faculty of Art, Michael Page has been involved in research in the field of holography and 3D visualization for 30 years. His course in 3D visualization and human perception (taught in collaboration with the University of Toronto) offers students an opportunity to work in multidisciplinary groups to produce striking holographic images.
He has exhibited his artworks, and presented invited papers at numerous conferences on art and technology, around the world. Michael has received grants for his work from the Canada Council, FedDev, The National Research Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Centres for Excellence. He is currently part of a team of faculty and graduates from OCADU and the U of T researching in the field of digital holography. Michael is a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Optical Sciences at the University of Toronto's Victoria College.
Alexander Laverick is a graduate of the Integrated Media Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design. His areas of expertise cover holography, mechanics, electronics, machining, animatronics, computer animation, 3D modeling and fabrication. After graduation Alex joined the Special Affects team for the David Cronenberg film ‘ExistenZ’ where he built an array of animatronic creatures.
Marcus A. Gordon is a visual artist, researcher, and adjunct professor, that works at the intersections of holography, photography, and visualization. He brings information technology experience from various organizations in the computing, finance, and telecommunications sectors. At OCAD University, he is an advocate for open source and digital literacy, and promotes this via the Visual Analytics Labs' industry and academic relationships he builds there as lab manager. His MFA graduate research in combined his interests in holography, photography and architecture, exploring the nature of spatial imaging and public art. In the summer of 2017, he completed his Digital Futures studies and research assistance with an internship at IBM Design. Marcus also continues his art research practice in holography through OCAD University's PHASE Lab, alongside his passion for fine art photography. Since 2018, Marcus is the newest member of the Toronto Public Library's Innovation Council, and continues to advocate digital thinking in art/design research and education.
Mario Garingo is a biomedical researcher whose main focus is applying signal processing and machine learning techniques to solve various problems spanning from biological to audio and image applications. Though very knowledgeable in machine learning techniques his skill set is primarily honed in extracting meaningful information from various time series signals . His main philosophy is understanding the underlying cause of the problem rather than creating a block box approach to solving it. He uses engineering methods to extract meaningful and insightful information from various types of structured and unstructured time series data, using data-driven techniques to characterize and differentiate different groups or sub-groups within the data.
Natalie Logan holds degrees from the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. Her primary Research Assistant role with PHASE Lab is as their holographer. She was trained at the Photon League in Toronto, but has also studied with August Muth at the Light Foundry in Sante Fe, New Mexico and made holographic artworks at Holocreators in Hamburg, Germany.
Grace Cochrane is a student at the University of Toronto working towards her Bachelor’s in Applied Science in Computer Engineering. She joined the research team at PHASE lab to pursue her interests in developing computer software and to be on the forefront of new ideas and technologies in holography.
Ever since acquiring his first computer in 1998 Andrei has been an avid computer hobbyist dabbling in its great complexion. Andrei studied many facets of computer technology including networking, programming and system administration. He studied Computer Science at University of Toronto later switching gears to pursue a degree in Environmental Design at OCAD. As a recent addition to the team Andrei is eager to explore and contribute to the research work at hand.
Finlay Paterson is the 3D graphic artist responsible for content creation at the Phase Research Group. He attended OCAD University, where he was introduced to Holography through a joint course with the University of Toronto. After working as a freelance designer and animator for several years he brought his skills to the field of digital holography, collaborating with the other members of the phase lab to investigate the integration of holography with other technologies.