Research Associates

Research Associates participate in the intellectual and creative life of Sensorium, submit and administer grants through the Centre, and/or are active in a research cluster, and in organizing workshops and conferences.

Robert Allison

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

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.

Amnon Buchbinder

Amnon Buchbinder

Associate Professor, Screenwriting

Amnon Buchbinder is a filmmaker and author whose research presently focuses on the development of a new theory of story and anti-story. His book, The Way of the Screenwriter, reinterpreting the craft from both a philosophical and practical point of view, has been widely acclaimed by working screenwriters.

Mary Bunch

Assistant Professor, Cinema and Media Arts

Dr. Mary Bunch is an Assistant Professor In Cinema and Media Arts. She is also affiliated with Theatre Studies, the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies, and Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA).

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Shital Desai

Assistant Professor, Department of Design 

Shital Desai is an assistant professor in the Department of Design, with research interests in human centred design, interaction design and embodied intuitive interaction. Her current research focusses on interaction design in emerging technologies such as mixed reality technologies for older adults and children.

Caitlin Fisher

Caitlin Fisher

Associate Professor, Cinema & Media Arts

Caitlin Fisher is a co-founder of the Future Cinema Lab and director of the Augmented Reality Lab in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York. She is also an executive member of HASTAC – Humanities Arts, Science, Technology Advanced Collaboratory.

Jennifer Fisher

Associate Professor, Visual Art & Art History

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.

Ian Garrett

Associate Professor, Theatre

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.

David Gelb

Assistant Professor, Design

David Gelb’s research explores the potential of technology and pedagogical experimentation with a focus on ethical interfaces, artifact collaboration and building design knowledge.