CV

Work

  • Current – Freelance Technologist (Consulting, VUIs, DIY Electronics, Media Art)
  • January 2018 – March 2020 Researcher in the A.C.E Lab, OCADU
  • Jan 2017 – March 2017: Teaching Assistant in Strategic Foresight and Innovation
  • Sept 2016 – Feb 2017: Research Assistant in the Visual Analytics Lab at OCADU
  • 2012 – 2015: Independent developer for physical games, game controllers, and playful experiences
  • 2004 - 2012: Web designer and developer (front end, CMS implementations) for large and small clients (TCAF, Corus, Oni, etc)
  • 2002 - 2005: Graphic designer (BNMI, Shift, Terminus, Independent clients)

Skills

  • Programming: Python, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, VUIs
  • IoT devices and networking
  • Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Web and graphic design
  • Laser cutting, soldering, electronics
  • Academic writing, contextual reviews, technology reviews
  • Exploring Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

Education

  • MDes in Digital Futures from OCAD University
  • Undergrad Diploma in Graphic Design from OCAD University
  • Voice Tech Global: Advanced UX for Conversation Design

Awards

  • 2018 – Digital Futures, Best Creative Project, Working With Useless Machines
  • 2018 – OCADU Gradlinks Scholarship
  • 2017 – CGS-M Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Working With Useless Machines)

Publications

Exhibitions

  • SAD Home (Depressed Alexa 1.0): NeurIPS – Vancouver BC and Online, December 2019
  • SAD Home (Depressed Alexa 1.0): Meaningful Code – Mississauga Living Arts Centre, October 2019 - January 2020
  • Fixations | Fortune Tasker 3.0: Bit Bazaar – Toronto, June 2019
  • Working With Useless Machines: Art-AI Festival – Leicester UK, May 2019
  • SAD Home (Depressed Alexa 1.0): Banff Centre Open Studios – Banff AB, January 2019
  • SAD Blender: NeurIPS 2018 – Montreal QC and Online, December 2018
  • Fortune Tasker 2.0: Damage Camp – Toronto, September 2018
  • Fortune Tasker: Internet Yami-Ichi X Bit Bazaar – Toronto, July 2018
  • Calendar Creep: Vector: Born Digital, Art On The Screens – Toronto, July 2018
  • Working With Useless Machines: GradEx – Toronto, May 2018
  • Working With Useless Machines: Digital Futures Graduating Show – Toronto, April 2018
  • Fortune Tasker: Digital Futures Open Show – Toronto, February 1st, 2018
  • Fascist Falldown: Digital Futures Open Show – Toronto, March 2017
  • PoopArray: INT VAR VOID – Toronto, December 2016
  • Punk Prism Power: IndieCade Official Selection – Culver City LA, October 2015
  • Sext Adventure: Vector: To Utility and Beyond, Interaccess – Toronto, February 2015
  • Punk Prism Power: DMG X Vector Killer Interfaces Showcase – Toronto, February 2015
  • Sext Adventure: No Coins – Banff Centre Convergence – Banff, November 2014.
  • Adventurebox: Cordial Calliope Tea House installation: Nuit Blanche – Toronto, 2014
  • Sext Adventure: InideCade Official Selection – Culver City LA, October 9-12th 2014
  • Sext Adventure: Boston Festival of Indie Games – MIT – September, 2014
  • ISS Love Booth: GDC/Wild Rumpus – That Party – 2014
  • ISS Love Booth: AGO / Hand Eye Society Fancy Video Game Party – Feb 2014
  • Cat Quest: AGO DMG / Long Winter Takeover for First Thursday – January 2014
  • Cat Quest: Toronto Long Winter – 2013
  • Long Time Coming: Toronto Long Winter Showcase – March 2013
  • Long Time Coming: DMG Feb Fatale showcase – November 2013

Residencies

  • January 2019 – Digital Promises | Banff Centre For Arts and Creativity

Speaking Sessions

  • SMC 2020 Toward Design Archetypes for Conversational Agent Personalities – October 2020
  • ISEA 2020 Why Sentience: Depressed Alexa – October 2020
  • FITC Toronto: Working With Useless Machines – April 2019
  • PyCon Canada: Working With Useless Machines – November 2018
  • Different Games: Playing With Personal Assistants IRL – October 2018
  • Hacakaday.io AMA Chat: Hacking Voice Interfaces – July 2018
  • Vector: Born Digital: Inner Workings | Performance Artist Panel – July 2018
  • CreateTO: Working With Useless Machines – June 2018
  • Maker Festival Toronto: Too Dangerous For GDC – July 2017
  • Different Games Toronto: Too Dangerous For GDC – June 2017
  • Networking Mixer for Makers at FITC Toronto: Too Dangerous For GDC – April 2017
  • Toronto Public Library: Technology - Successes and Failures – June 12th, 2015
  • Hack-a-day Toronto: Why I won't use the Word Easy Anymore. – April 2015
  • Vector: To Utility and Beyond Artist Panel, Interaccess – February 2015

Community Work