Doug Van Nort’s creative and scholarly work operates in the domains of electroacoustic, experimental and computer music, improvised and interactive performance, and the sonic arts more broadly. He creates compositions and frameworks for improvisation that integrate machine agents, immersive environments, and experiences of telepresence as boundary conditions to explore the myriad ways that performers negotiate emergent, collective meaning outside of spoken language.
Professor Zryd is a scholar and curator whose research focuses on experimental and avant-garde cinema, documentary film theory, American populism in film and media, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Michael Longford’s creative work and research activities reside at the intersection of photography, graphic design and digital media. He has exhibited and presented his work at national and international exhibitions and conferences.
Laura Levin is Associate Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies and Associate Dean, Research in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design. Her research focuses on site-specific, immersive, and urban intervention performance; performing gender and sexuality; activist and political performance; performance, human rights, and environmental justice; intermedial and digital performance; research-creation methodologies; and performance theory.
Ian Garrett is Associate Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University; Producer for the US/Canadian company Toasterlab; and director of the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, a think tank on sustainability in arts and culture.