metacreations

Directors

Arne Eigenfeldt (+/-)

Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music and technology at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SCA
Position: Associate Professor
Email: arne_eac.ufs
Website: www.sfu.ca/~eigenfel
Projects: Music Db, HSMM, Kinetic Engine, Map and Timbre Based Sound Selection, Beatback, Typological Analysis of Gesture Interaction, Composition by Negotiation.

Philippe Pasquier (+/-)

Philippe Pasquier is an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology of Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Communication, Arts and Technology since January 2008. There, he conducts both a scientific and artistic research agenda. His research focuses on building deeper theories for endowing machines with autonomous behaviors, with a focus on creative and artistic applications.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: Assistant Professor
Email: pasquierac.ufs
Website: www.sfu.ca/pasquier
Projects: HSMM, BeatBender, Freepad, Cell Automaton, Eavesdropping, Beatback, Genetic Programming for Synthesizer Evolution, Map and Timbre Based Sound Selection, Automatic Video Game Level Generation, Memory Association Machine, Naos, EMVIZ, Aesthetic Agents, Automatic Calibration of Audio Synthesis.

PhD

James Maxwell (+/-)

James Maxwell James Maxwell is a doctoral student exploring the design and development of computer-assisted composition tools, with a focus on using intelligent, adaptive systems as compositional "collaborators." His focus is on using cognitively-inspired designs to guide the acquisition and exploitation of musical material in interactive music composition systems.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SCA
Position: PhD Candidate
Email: jbmaxwelac.ufs
Website: www.rubato-music.com
Projects: Music Db, HSMM.

Ben Bogart (+/-)

Ben Bogart Ben Bogart is an artist working in installation, audio-visual improvisation and software development. Ben holds a Masters of Science in Interactive Arts and Technology from Simon Fraser University and is working towards a PhD dealing with computational implementations of embodied creativity, memory and dreaming.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: PhD Candidate
Email: bbogartac.ufs
Website: www.ekran.org
Projects: Memory Association Machine, Self-Organized Landscapes.

Pat Subyen (+/-)

Pat Subyen Pat Subyen is a doctoral student at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. With a background in graphic design and interactive media, he is interested in the area of generative art and design. His research interests include generative graphics and automatic visual composition design. He is currently working on generative abstract visualization of human movement qualities using artificial life techniques.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: Ph.D Candidate
Email: psubyenac.ufs
Website: www.sfu.ca/~psubyen
Projects: EMVIZ.

Graeme McCaig (+/-)

Graeme McCaig Graeme is a PhD student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He is studying the application of Deep Machine Learning methods to music composition, with the aim of creating systems that represent and generate music in terms of affective contour and expressive parameters. His research interests include computational creativity and aesthetics, visual music, and artificial intelligence as art.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: PhD
Email: gmccaigac.ufs
Website: dipaola.org/lab/people.php?person=mccaig

Miles Thorogood (+/-)

Miles Thorogood Miles Thorogood is a PhD student concentrating on the research and development of creative computational systems for exploring the soundscape. This research reflects on how the soundscape is layered problem, which involves physical, social, and personal experiences. Specifically, Miles is investigating the system design for autonomous management of soundscape archives with natural language processing, and models for representation of environmental sound. His research interests include, aesthetics in the public sphere, systems design, and the creative application of artificial intelligence systems.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT, Emily Carr University
Position: PhD
Email: mthorogoac.ufs
Website: http://www.sfu.ca/~mthorogo/
Projects: Audio Metaphor.

Alireza Davoodi (+/-)

Alireza Davoodi Alireza is a graduate student at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University mainly working on Multi-agent/robot coordination and planning. He is currently conducting research on Multi-agent/robot area coverage. His research interests include multi-agent systems, intelligent adaptive systems and social network.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: PHD
Email: ada48ac.ufs
Website: www.sfu.ca/~ada48
Projects: Area Coverage.

Omid Alemi (+/-)

Omid Alemi Omid is a PhD student in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include multiagent systems and machine learning and the current focus on his research is exploring the computational models of human movement based on machine learning techniques. He is also interested in modelling the movement of artificial autonomous agents with respect to their mental state.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: PhD
Email: oalemiac.ufs

Andrew Hawryshkewich (+/-)

Andrew Haw Andrew is a graduate from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University where his work focuses on musical interfaces and musical interface interaction. Currently, Andrew's research is looking at different interaction models for percussion-based systems in practise and learning applications.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: PHD Candidate
Email: aha50ac.ufs
Website: www.sfu.ca/~aha50
Projects: Beatback, Freepad.

Chris Anderson (+/-)

Chris Anderson Chris is a graduate from the School of Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. He is a composer and performer with a background in both traditional and electronic music. His interests include exploring new approaches to interactive musical performance and the use of generative systems within composition. Much of his work explores the use of music technology and its various functions within societies and cultures.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SCA
Position: PHD Candidate
Email: candersoac.ufs

Nicolas Gonzalez Thomas (+/-)

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Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position:PhD. Candidate
Email: ngonzaleac.ufs
Website: Pournam
Projects: Harmonic Progression.

Masters

Matthieu Macret (+/-)

Matthieu Macret Matthieu Macret is a M.Sc. graduate and Research Assistant from the SFU's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is a french engineer graduated from Centrale Marseille with a specialization in computing science. His interests include evolutionary computing, discrete optimization, artificial intelligence, high performance computing and sound synthesis. His work explores the potential of Evolutionary Computing to facilitate the design of sound synthesizers.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: M.Sc. graduate
Email: matthieu_macretac.ufs
Website: www.matthieumacret.com
Projects: Genetic Programming for Synthesizer Evolution, Freepad, Automatic Calibration of Audio Synthesis.

Research Assistants

Adam Basanta (+/-)

Adam Basanta Adam Basanta is a composer and sound-artist, writing both acoustic and electroacoustic music. He holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University, studying with Barry Truax and Arne Eigenfeldt, and is currently an MA candidate at Concordia University, supervised by Sandeep Bhagwati. Particular interests include semiotic and ecological approaches to electroacoustic composition, music cognition and perception, mixed music, binaural phonography, sound installations and found sound environments.

He has collaborated with choreographers Henry Daniel, Troika Ranch (NY/Berlin), and Kinesis Dance (Vancouver). His compositions have been performed at concerts, conferences and festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the UK.

His electroacoustic works have won the 1st prize in the student category of Métamorphoses 2010 (Musiques et Recherches, Belgium), 1st prize at the VII International Contest of Electroacoustic Miniatures 2009 (Andalucia, Spain), 2nd and 3rd prizes at the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers (Canada, Hugh Le Caine category, 2010 and 2008 respectively), and 2nd prize in JTTP 2010 competition (Canada).

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SCA
Position: Research Assistant
Email: aba36ac.ufs
Website: www.sfu.ca/~aba36, http://www.myspace.com/adambasanta
Projects: Typological Analysis of Gesture Interaction.

James O'Callaghan (+/-)

James O'Callaghan James O'Callaghan is a senior undergraduate music student at Simon Fraser University studying composition with Barry Truax, David MacIntyre and Arne Eigenfeldt. He is an emerging composer, sound designer and multi-disciplinary artist. His music, equally concentrated within acoustic and electroacoustic idioms, explores ideas of dialecticism, semantics, social justice, technology, and alienation. Using techniques inspired by Brechtian theatre, Comics and Soviet Montage, he has developed a musical language characterized by juxtaposition and contrast.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SCA
Position: Research Assistant
Email: jdo1ac.ufs
Website: www.jamesocallaghan.ca
Projects: Mixed Morphologies: Gesture transformation through the use of electronics in the music of Kaija Saariaho

Adam Burnett (+/-)

 
Adam holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science with a minor in psychology from Simon Fraser University. Prior to enrolling at SFU, he had studied as a music composition major, before his interests steered him toward the sciences. He is currently a member of the Laboratory for Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience at SFU, with his research focusing on emotion, cognitive biases, decision making, and reasoning errors.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, Cognitive Science
Position: Research Assistant
Email: ajb14ac.ufs

Ramy Gorgis (+/-)

Ramy Gorgis Ramy is a strange beast. Stay Away.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University
Position: Research Assistant
Email: rgorgisac.ufs
Website: fnc collective

Denis Lebel (+/-)

Denis Lebel

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University , McGill University
Position: Research Assistant

Projects: Genetic Programming for Synthesizer Evolution.

Collaborators

Aaron Levisohn (+/-)

Aaron Levisohn Aaron Levisohn is a Ph.D. student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Surrey, BC Canada. His research is exploring the ways that digital media can be used to affect a user's experience of movement. Currently he is working on a project called Taro(t)ception to explore the connection between emotion and embodiment. He has presented papers and exhibited artwork in Canada, the United States and internationally.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: PhD Candidate
Email: alevisohac.ufs
Website: www.aaronlevisohn.com
Projects: BeatBender.

Carlos Castellanos (+/-)

Carlos Castellanos Carlos Castellanos is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher with interests in embodiment as it relates to networks, artificial intelligence and artificial life. He is exploring the aesthetics of information technologies and their effects on lived embodied human experience. This has taken a variety of forms and include scholarly writing, net art, interactive installation, sound, performance and techno-conceptual systems.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: PhD Candidate
Email: cca73ac.ufs
Website: www.ccastellanos.com
Projects: Naos.

Nathan Sorenson (+/-)

Nathan Sorenson Nathan Sorenson is a graduate student at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology. With a background in mathematics and computer science, he is interested in the application of computational intelligence to problems that typically demand human creativity. His research is on formal models of fun in video games and automated level design.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: M.Sc
Email: nds6ac.ufs
Projects: Automatic Video Game Level Generation.

Justin Love (+/-)

Justin Love Justin Love likes to make new things and think about them. He is a multimedia and interactivity programmer, electronics hacker, live visualist (VJ), and multimedia artist. Recent projects include: Exploding, Plastic & Inevitable Redux, Grand Theft Bicycle and Borealis (LED-based permanent public art installation). Justin's work has been featured in conferences, performances and galleries in Canada, Switzerland, USA, China, Mexico and Turkey. In addition to his art practice, Justin Love is the co-founder and VP Research at Limbic Media, a Canadian company that designs real-time interactive media control technologies.

Affiliations: University of Victoria
Position: Collaborator
Email: justinlovemoc.liamg
Projects: Aesthetic Agents.

 

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