Current Members

photograph of Michael Page
Michael Page Director, PHASE Lab, Principal Investigator, Associate Professor

Michael Page has been involved in research in the field of holography and 3D visualization for 30 years.

He teaches advanced 3D techniques including XR at OCAD U. He also team-teaches a course in 3D visualization and Holography at the University of Toronto, Victoria College.

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 and research 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, professionals & graduates from OCADU and the U of T researching in the field holographic replication. Other pending research includes the application to AI and ML to VR.

Photo of Alexander Laverick Alexander Laverick Researcher

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 Marcus A. Gordon Adjunct Professor, Faculty Researcher

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.

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Photograph of Jawa Jawa El Khash Research Assistant

Jawa El Khash is an artist, technologist and researcher, who graduated OCAD in 2019. The marriage of technology and art is the backbone of her everyday research, process and thinking, through studying optics, 3D and VR technology to create replicas of reality. She has shown work nationally in Canada and internationally in Istanbul. She was longlisted for the Sobeys Art Award in 2021, she received the Emerging Digital Artist Award in 2020, and the InterAccess Media Arts Award & Prize in 2019.

Photograph of Gabriel Kaucher Gabriel Faucher Research Assistant

Gabriel Faucher is a computer scientist, writer and musician who studied at the University of Toronto. As a Research Assistant at the PHASE Lab, his focus is on software development and data analysis.

Past Members

Image of Natalie Logan Natalie Logan Research Assistant

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.

Paul Harrison Research Assistant
Eugen Tamasdan Research Assistant
Bimal Ramdoyal Research Assistant