Jan Hadlaw’s work spans design studies, history of technology, and media history. Her research focuses on the material and visual histories of modern technologies, and on the roles played by their design and representation in shaping the experiences and practices of modernity.
Professor Joel Ong is a media artist whose works connect scientific and artistic approaches to the environment, particularly with respect to sound and physical space.
Rob obtained his Ph.D. in Biology from York University in 1998. His research interests include: psychophysical and computational methods to study depth perception in natural and virtual environments; the design of the human-computer interface for virtual reality and simulator systems; machine vision; the measurement and analysis of eye movements and related applications; and the measurement and perception of human motion.
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.
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.
Jennifer Fisher is an art historian, critic and curator whose research focuses on exhibition and display practices, contemporary art, performance, feminist epistemology, affect theory and the aesthetics of the non-visual senses. She is editor of the anthology Technologies of Intuition (2006) and co-editor of special issues of Senses and Society: The Senses and Art (2012) and PUBLIC: Civic Spectacle (2012). She is joint Editor of the Journal of Curatorial Studies and a founding member of DisplayCult, a curatorial organization that has staged a range of interventional projects.