Community & Teaching

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I have taught theory, technical, and studio driven courses at institutions like Stanford d.school, Interaccess art gallery, George Brown, Ryerson University, the university of Toronto Knowledge Media Design Initiative, and OCAD University.

I speak at events like TEDxOCADU, FITC, SEGD, Pecha Kucha Toronto, Grey Area Foundation for the Arts and elsewhere on design, networked culture, and prototyping with purpose.


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Decay of Digital Things

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Handmade Music Toronto

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Handmade Music Toronto is a two-year running event and workshop series founded by myself, Stephen McLoed, and Alex Snukel, and joined by Myles Borins. We were often hosted at the Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Gallery. We’ve hosted parties, workshops, lectures, and tours from DIY instrument communities, experimental performance artists, audio-reactive installation artists, and instrument designers.

Press
Create Digital Music
Debut of MeeBlip micro Synth, Workshop, Handmade Music: Toronto on Friday
DIY Community: Handmade Music Toronto, 2/19, and Why Now is a Great Time for Making


CityLens.es & WhyCities

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CityLenses is a Toronto-based psychogeographic running and reading group. We read books about cities and then go for a run based on the book. The goal is to use a literary and physical lens as a starting point for the critical exploration of our urban environments.

WhyCiti.es was a follow-on walking tour of Toronto looking at making invisible infrastructure visible. We explored the wireless infrastructure bolted onto buildings, civil engineer’s markings, and urban furniture that directs our lives in cities.

WhyCiti.es also involved this TEDxOCADU talk: Seeing Invisible Cities