Teaching Experience



The University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning, Landscape
2020

  • ARCH 680.07 -  Digital Systems and Responsive Environment Design:
    Harnessing the Digital to Enhance the Real

    This course will challenge us to imagine how digital systems can be designed to facilitate human interaction within the built environment. Can digital systems be designed to catalyze connections, conversations and individual empowerment in a virtually augmented (or virtual) world? We will approach inquiry through an artistic and technical lens. Together we will research and conceptualize the ways technology can enhance the senses. We will explore the potential of data, auditory, visual and kinetic based media to foster interactions between humanity and its environment. 

    In particular we will look at projection mapping, augmented reality, real-time reactive environments, gaming platforms, multi-channel audio, sensors and computer vision systems. Understanding the fundamentals of how interactive systems operate is necessary to build responsive infrastructures that benefit their users. To address this, we will gain a working knowledge of TouchDesigner, a popular visual programming language used by designers and artists to bring digital data and media into the real world.



The National Theatre School of Canada
2013-2016

  • Qlab Fundamentals
Crash corse in Qlab for live performance introducing students to concepts of cueing stacks, control systems via MIDI and OSC, multi-channel audio, and basic video

  • Mix and Mics
Introduciton to live sound setups for music and live performers. Introduced students to concepts of live mixing, EQ, compresion, signal flow, microphones, mixing consoles, cables and monitoring.

  • Sound Technology 1
An overview of sound technolgy for live performance including acoustics, Pro Tools, Qlab, Audacity, dynamics, EQ, effects, mixing, recording, signal flow, multi-channel audio

  • Sound Coach
Coachingand support for third year students during their final sound design productions.


Intensives
2014 - Ongoing

I have offered the following courses as 18-hour intensives. Host institutes include Ghost River Theatre, The Univeristy of Calgary, One Trunk Theatre Winnipeg, and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.

  • Introduciton to audiovisual design for live performance 
Overview of digital audio and video for live performance including sound and video hardware and software (Audacity, Max/MSP and Qlab)

  • Introduciton to TouchDesigner
An introductry guided voyage into the world of of Derivative’s TouchDesigner.  

  • Qlab 
An indepth survey of audio, video and show control using Figure 53 Qlab


Workshops
2012 - Ongoing

  • I have offered numerous short workshops in Max/MSP, Projection Mapping, and Sound Technology.


Education

In 2008 I received a BFA in Electroacoustic composition and Music Technology from Concordia Univeristy in Montreal.  That was all fine and dandy, however most of what I know comes from experience, self determination and browsing the internet.

Youtube and message boards are my teachers,  as are countless hours playing improvised music and and working in live performance contexts. I have been involved in dozens of high demand performance and rehearsal environments since 2008 and have learned to work with other people and deliver my work in an efficient manner. 

I have also taken a number of workshops and short training sessions with some of my favorite artists including Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins, Tim Hecker, Hans Tammen and the folks at Derivative Inc. 




Skills


Programming  

TouchDesigner, Debian GNU/Linux , Max/MSP/Jitter, Python, HTML, Arduino IDE, AppleScript
Software
Adobe Creative Cloud, Cinema 4D, Octane Render, Redshift Render, Qlab, ProTools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live

Hardware   
Raspberry Pi, Yamaha LS9 Mixing board, Oculus,  DSLR still and video, 

Engineering
Recording studio, live sound, projection design, microcontrollers, sound design, computer vision, modular synthesis, systems integration, performance venue infrastructure design and installation