Erik Conrad is an artist and PhD student at the Topological Media Lab (Concordia University) researching the relationship between the phenomenal understanding of the body and the experience and understanding of space. His background is interdisciplinary, including a MS Information and Computer Science from University of California Irvine’s Arts, Computation and Engineering program, MS Information Design and Technology from Georgia Tech, and BA Visual and Performing Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Conrad has presented internationally at SIGGRAPH and ISWC, and his most recent work, TactileSpace, has been exhibited at the Beall Center for Art and Technology in California.