Morgan designed responsive environments and tangible interfaces as a core member of the Ozone media choreography team (2009-2012) and pursued an interdisciplinary education in new-media, ﬁne art, philosophy, computer science and mathematics at Concordia. He is interested in responsive media systems for creative expression and collective articulation.
His projects with the TML include Time-Sand, Skylight, Pneus, E-Sea, Plant Life Support System (PLSS), Grotesque Perturbations, Touch, Remedios’ Terrarium and Gemini II,
Mechanical engineering and architectural design. Physics. Building engineer. Graduated from DCART graduate certificate program with a project on animated typography and physics visualization.
Laura is a graduate of Concordia’s Honours Philosophy program. Her
interests in Philosophy of Biology, Urbanism, Agricultural/Environmental History and Social Justice frequently converge in both academic and creative projects, including the Plant Life Support System. She has been an active member of several TML
reading groups and workshops.
Jessica Noriega-Lessard refers herself as a computer-based artist. She has worked with all kinds of mediums, from traditional art such as hand drawing, mixed media, and collage to photography and computer based art such as animation, 3D modeling, web, graphic, game, sound, video design and programming. Her background interest is music.
She assisted the Topological Media Lab in the conceptualization, programming, and the construction of immersive real-time interactive installation designs for performers and children.
Jane Tingley is a Winnipeg-born artist living and working in Montréal. She received her MFA at Concordia University in 2006 and uses new media, sculpture, and installation to explore ideas involving identity and contemporary experience. She is one of the founding members of the Modern Nomads and has participated in exhibitions and festivals in Canada, Asia, and Europe – including translife – International Triennial of Media Art at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, the Canadian Embassy and Gallerie Le Deco in Tokyo (JP), Festival Break 2.3 in Ljubljana (SL), Elektra Festival in Montréal(CA) and the Künstlerhause in Vienna (AT). She received the Kenneth Finkelstein Prize in Sculpture, and has received support from a number of funding agencies, including the Manitoba Arts Council, le Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, and the Canada Arts Council. Currently she is focusing on artistic production, as well as participating in Artist Residencies.
MFA Fibres, Concordia University
Flower Marie Lunn is an emerging installation artist who focuses on
fibres-based soft architecture. She received her BFA and her MFA Fibres from Concordia University. She most enjoys the poetics of nature appearing in contemporary
spaces – a becoming-biological, becoming-molecular, becoming-planetary.
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.
A practicing video artist and documentary maker for the past fifteen years, Even has produced both linear and interactive video work representing the less overt manifestations of complex and sometimes extreme social/political dynamics in specific locations (e.g. Palestine, Turkey, Spain, the U.S. and Germany, among others). Her work has appeared at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, at the Whitney Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial, as well as in many other festivals, galleries and museums in the United States, Israel and Europe, and has been purchased for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Jewish Museum (NY), the Israel Museum (Jerusalem), among others. She has been an invited guest and featured speaker at numerous conferences and university programs, including the Whitney Museum Seminar series, the Digital Flaherty Seminar, Art Pace annual panel, ACM Multimedia, The Performance Studies International conference (PSI), The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference (SLSA) and others.
Currently an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Even has been teaching Video and Multimedia Production and Post-Production, Experimental and Documentary Film Theory, Video Art and Media Theory and Production at the School of Art & Design, the University of Michigan, at New York University, at Columbia University, NY and at a number of other colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad, and has published articles about video art history and theory in Israel and the United States.
A Fulbright scholar, She completed a Masters Degree in Cinema Studies (with a focus on Documentary and Ethnographic Film Production and Theory) and a second Masters in the Interactive Telecommunication Program, both at New York University.
University of California Irvine
Satinder Gill received her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where she developed a model of knowledge transfer and acquisition based on an analysis of the tacit, experiential, and explicit dimensions of knowing.
She conducted post-doctoral research at NTT’s information science and communication science research laboratories, and at ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute, Kyoto), where she formed the theory of Body Moves and the Engagement Space.
At Stanford University’s CSLI (Centre for the Study of Language and Information), she expanded her conception of the relation between the body, cognition, speech, and the interface, in communication. During this time, she formed the CSLI Gestures and Dialogue Seminar. She is the Co-Editor of a book being produced from the Seminar that explores how an understanding of the complexity of human cognition can move beyond dualist theories of human knowing.
During her time at Stanford, she co-founded and served as Research Coordinator of the Real-Time Venture Design Lab. Here she developed an interactive framework and research agenda for the use of interactive media in the formation of communities of practice and knowledge design, building on her collaborations with the Stanford iSpaces project.
Inspired by the responsive media environment of the TGarden, Satinder Gill is extending her Body Moves approach to the pragmatics of meaning where salient body rhythms span more than one body
Complimenting a twenty-year history of producing experimental performance and intermedia artworks, my study interests are bracketed with a concern for the social and biopolitical significance of contemporary art practices. Current research threads investigate the relevance of phenomenological inter-subjectivity and inter-relational psychology to prevailing theatrical theory. Creative explorations extend to the Memory/Place, Movement Research, and Telepresencing working groups.
M.A. Candidate, S.I.P, Concordia University.