I'm an artist and researcher currently a MSc candidate at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. In 2013, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in New Media from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. My current research and art practice focuses around Natural User Interfaces and Wearable technology for installations and health care applications.

                       

                       

  • As Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) expand to the inclusion of multi-modal systems, designing for the difference between user-modalities can aid in understanding experience design for NUI interaction toolkits

  • Creating wearable Persuasive Monitoring Systems for mentally ill patients that have motor abnormalities

  • Graduate student on the Moving Stories project
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    Play On, an interactive experience in which the user creates a unique real-time soundscape through their body's physical movement.

    As the person enters into the active space, the system recognizes their presence, assigns them a colour, projects an abstract image of their body and generates a real-time audio response to their movements. The specific colours change for each individual, thus representing a new personal relationship with the playable sounds. In a short while, the individual should become aware of the link between sound and movement. It is hoped that the user will be able to create a new connection in the brain between music and movement as they become more aware of their body's movements by listening to themselves create the sounds.
    In a space where the body receives direct visual and auditory feedback, the exploratory possibilities are endless. Video -->

    Shown at META 2013 at ARTA Gallery and Sound and Vision at the IMA Gallery

    both in 2013

    Stages of Captialism, an interactive sculpture in which the user experiences piggy banks go through the Kubler-Ross stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance).

    In today's society, people's lives depend on the economy. With the lower class ever expanding, it is vital for people to be able to make enough money to put food on the table. There is also the other extreme of being obsessed with making money. With this piece, we question the relationship between money and happiness. Does it really make you happy to be finically successful? To some, finical success does make you happy, but to others it completely consumes them. Video -->

    Shown at Maximum Exposure: Non/Linear show at 99 Sudbury in 2012

    Talk to Me, art installation that draw from the interest of communicating with living creatures.

    The effects humans have on nature are only told to us through scientists who measure nutrient concentration in the soil and gas concentrations in the air. Those of us outside the realm of science must rely on their messages because there is no way for the trees to tell us. Our project plays with the idea of being able to communicate with nature without scientist intervention. The piece is suppose to help situate humans within the ecosystem of living things by getting real-time feedback of a living being that we normal can not communicate with. It uses computer programming and user auditory engagement to make a tree animation come to life. The piece is a visualization of the old wives tale that says music help plants grow. Video -->

    Shown at Maximum Exposure Event in 2012

    Unreadable, comments on the struggles people have with reading comprehension disabilities.

    Pulling titles from news RSS Feeds from across Canada and around the world, this piece distorts words and makes the text much more difficult to read. People are confronted with words all the time; we wanted to show the struggles of people trying to get around in our text-heavy society. Many people in the world struggle with this disability, but most of the public ignore it or will not take the time to fully understand the struggles people face. With this piece, we hope to educate the public into understanding what people deal with on a daily basis. Video -->

    Shown at Threshold in the IMA Gallery in 2012

                           

                           

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