Current Members

Michael Page - Assistant Professor, Director, PHASE Lab, Principal Investigator
Michael Page Assistant Professor, Director, PHASE Lab, Principal Investigator

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.

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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Mario Garingo Researcher
Adriana Menghi Research Assistant
Jawa El Khash Research Assistant

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.

Photo of Grace Cochrane Grace Cochrane Research Assistant

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. 

 

Photo of Andrei Vasilliev Andrei Vasilliev Research Assistant

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.

 

Headshot of Finlay Paterson Finlay Paterson Research Assistant

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.

 

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