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Professor Doug Van Nort's DisPerSion Lab is open for collaboration

Professor Doug Van Norts DisPerSion Lab

Professor Doug Van Nort‘s DIStributed PERformance and Sensorial immersION DisPerSion Lab is a new space where experimental music, dance, theatre and computation meet, and where Digital Media students and the community at large can collaborate and play. The lab features reactive, intelligent digital media with which to explore new forms of interdisciplinary artistic expression. Possible projects include developing leading-edge performance applications of a range of constructs from Artificial Intelligence to biophysical sensing. The lab culture is defined by improvised inquiry and its goal is to create new insights into how we sense, process and interact with the performing arts in the post/digital age.

The DisPerSion Lab is open weekly on Thursdays at 5pm in Room 334, Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts. For updates on news and special events visit dispersionlab.weebly.com/news–events.

Professor Graham Wakefield's Artificial Nature installations on view internationally

Perspective View

Art installations generated through Professor Graham Wakefield’s ongoing research-creation project Artificial Nature, a collaboration with 3D sculptor Haru Ji, are being exhibited internationally.

Time of Doubles, an immersive experience which invites visitors to experience mirror existences of themselves within a perpetually changing virtual ecosystem, is at the ZKM (Center for Art & Media) Museum in Karlsruhe, Germany until February 28, 2016.

Screen Shot

Endless Current was installed at the Data Improvisations exhibition the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in October 2015. Through a virtual reality head-mounted display, the work presents an infinitely explorable world sustaining a virtual ecosystem of multiple species.

Inventor’s Workshop

DM Inventor's Workshop

Digital Media students Nichie Enriquez and Michael Stuart with AMPD Digital Media Coordinator Professor Don Sinclair, discussed the Eukeka! Inventor’s Workshop program developed with the Brampton Library.



DMSA Maker Day Twice each year, the Digital Media Students Association (DMSA) organizes Maker Days. These fun focused events are all-day, drop-in, "make" sessions where the YorkU community is invited to come to build toys and gadgets from a wide array of DIY (Do It Yourself) kits such as solar-powered grasshoppers, robots and lanterns. Students can take home anything they make during the workshop.


A curated selection of images of student work.