Jean-François Renaud is currently a professor and the director of the Bachelor program in Interactive Media at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) as well as a researcher at Hexagram UQAM. He also teaches at the MSc program in experimental media. He is mainly interested in image creation in the context of real time display, computational process and generative design.
Eugene (Evgeniy) Afonin (b. 1983) was born in Moscow. He has worked with video art since 2003, performing as a VJ at clubs and festival venues. Since 2008 Afonin has worked in the field of digital art and new multimedia technologies, interactive design, generative systems, and natural human-computer interaction. His work focuses on designing and constructing immersive interactive environments, as well as kinematic models and specialized object-control software.
He co-founded the Moscow-based creative company Russian Visual Artists. Since departing from RVA in 2012, he became the co-curator of Curiosity Media Laboratory and has worked on more than a dozen theatrical productions as a video and media artist, in gallery exhibitions as well as on commercial projects.
Axel Mulder has been an active participant of the art and technology community for over 30 years. It all started in 1987 when he designed his own instrumented dataglove and a pink bodysuit for MIDI real-time control. With academic degrees in physics and kinesiology as well as training in music and dance he has deeply explored the many disciplines that study real-time live performance resulting in peer-reviewed papers about motion capture, virtual musical instruments, and 3D sound sculpting. Through his company, Infusion Systems Ltd., which makes and markets the I-CubeX line of products for development of interactive media, he has developed a thorough understanding of sensor technology and its application in the arts and beyond. He has engaged with many universities and companies around the world for consulting, reviewing, lecturing and teaching. His main occupation is running Infusion Systems while also holding a position as adjunct professor at McGill University.
350 TouchDesigneurs coming from all the corners of the world.
The Summit takes place on the beautiful and spacious Couer des Sciences / UQAM campus in Montreal centre-ville very close to Place des Arts. We will be occupying several spaces in the campus, but the main entrance and registration will be in the “Chaufferie” building which will also act as the ‘lab’ or community space. Please see attached map for access routes.