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Sensorium


Sensorium is an ambitious new research centre based in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University that supports cross-disciplinary work in application and content creation, artistic and scientific inquiry, policy development and critical discourse in digital media arts.

Integrating both digital technologies and human factors, areas of specialization within Sensorium include: 3D cinema, rapid prototyping, data visualization, locative media, virtual and immersive environments, interface and interaction design, artificial intelligence, technologically-mediated performance, physical computing and networked media architecture. The impact of digital technologies on the creative knowledge industries is a central research axis.

Sensorium serves as a catalyst for new ideas and experimentation, linking creative expertise and labs in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, fostering collaborative research, and encouraging community and industry partnerships.


RESEARCH AREAS:

FUTURE CINEMA

  • 3D cinema and stereography
  • interactive cinema
  • ubiquitous screens and architectural projections

MOBILE & AUGMENTED MEDIA

  • digital storytelling
  • locative media
  • virtual environments
  • ubiquitous sensing in urban environments

ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING &
FORM FINDING

  • digital imaging, animation, motion graphics
  • 3D modeling and rendering
  • 3D rapid-prototyping
  • file-to-factory fabrication

INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTS &
GAMES

  • human computer interface
  • computer graphics and AI
  • avatars and game engines
  • data visualization and information aesthetics

SUSTAINABILITY FOR THEATRE &
THE EXPANDED STAGE

  • LED lighting and sustainable technologies
  • motion tracking and projection
  • embodied cognition

THE DIGITAL COMMONS &
SOCIAL MEDIA

  • digital archives
  • e-citizenship and activist media
  • digital pedagogies

ART/SCIENCE

  • bioinformatics, bio art
  • collaborative methodologies between artists and scientists
  • artistic expression and new scientific innovation and understanding

INFORMATICS &
DATA VISUALIZATION

  • data mining
  • data visualization
  • signal processing
  • information aesthetics

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
SHAWN BRIXEY, Professor in Digital Media, Film and Visual Art; Dean, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

MARK-DAVID HOSALE, Assistant Professor in Digital Media

EDWARD JONES-IMHOTEP, Associate Professor in Natural Science and the Science & Technology Studies Program

ALI KAZIMI, Associate Professor in Film Production

MICHAEL LONGFORD, Associate Professor in Digital Media; Associate Dean Research and Planning, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

JANINE MARCHESSAULT, Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media and Globalization; Inaugural Director of Sensorium

NELL TENHAAF, Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Visual Arts