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Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Associate Professor Graham Wakefield

Winter Lunchtime Seminar Seriesfeaturing Associate ProfessorGraham Wakefield
Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
Sensorium Research Loft
(4th Floor CFA, Room M333)
Lightrefreshments will be served!
Please join us Wednesday, February 5th for our nextWinter Lunchtime Seminar Serieswhich will feature a research talk by Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor Graham Wakefield!
About Graham Wakefield
Graham Wakefield joined York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design in 2014. He is appointed to theDepartment of Computational Arts, and holds a Canada Research Chair in Computational Worldmaking. He is the founding director of theAlice Labin AMPD, a facility dedicated to the development of computationally literate art practice and creative coding software for the construction of responsive artificial worlds experienced through rapidly emerging mixed/hybrid reality technologies. Dr. Wakefield is also a Core Member of theVISTAprogram.
Dr. Wakefield is an artist-researcher whose contributions include both scholarly research and the creation of works of art. His research-creation is founded upon a trans-disciplinary academic training in interactive art, music, virtual/augmented reality, mathematics and philosophy, partnered with extensive professional practice in software engineering for creative coding in audio-visual, interactive and immersive media.
Graham is an internationally exhibited artist of immersive and mixed-reality art installations, including the seriesArtificial Nature, an ongoing collaboration since 2007 with artist/researcherHaru Ji. These artworks present experiences of nature as it could be, through interactive worlds in which participants become one more component of an ecosystem, linking the generative open-endedness of biology and computation through aesthetic experience. The installations have been exhibited in numerous venues and events internationally includingLa Gaîté Lyrique/Paris andZKM/Germany, and have been recognized in peer-reviewed publications as well as organizations such asSIGGRAPHandVIDA.
Dr. Wakefield’s research is documented in numerous leading conferences, including a best paper award atNIME, journals includingIEEE Computer Graphics & Applications,International Journal of Human-Computer StudiesandComputer Music Journal, as well as popular texts such as O’Reilly’sBeautiful Visualization. Graham played a central role in the development of software systems and authoring content for theAlloSphere: a three storey spherical multi-user immersive instrument in the California Nano-Systems Institute. Graham is also a software developer for Cycling ’74, co-authoring theGensoftware used by tens of thousands in the media arts environment Max/MSP/Jitter.
Artist website Alice Lab website
About the Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series
The Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series is a weekly event which aims to foster interconnectivity between faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and artists within the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design.This casual, lunch time seminar series will host a variety of graduate student presentations, faculty presentations and pitch sessions, open luncheons, topical discussions, invited speakers and external associations or organizations looking to interface with our community and share their work.
The Sensorium Research Loft is wheelchair accessible. For accessibility details, please email


Feb 05 2020


11:30 am - 12:30 pm


The Sensorium Research Loft
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