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Art.Geek.Speak  is a blog about art, science, technology and communication.  I have far too many interests so expect posts on everything from mid-nineties computer games and new media art to the history of technology, information theory and the psychology behind creativity. Thoughts on data, digital printmaking, networks and complexity will inevitably make its way here too.  Then there are my dorkier interests: the space race, the atom bomb, various attempts at utopia and the future as it was supposed to be. Places like EPCOT make me terribly nostalgic.

This isn’t a personal blog (I keep myself to myself) and I won’t be mentioning my art practice here at all. If you’re interested in that kind of thing check out my instagram account where I keep photos, sketches and other bits and pieces from my art practice.

About the Author:

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In my mid-twenties I studied Drawing and Printmaking at OCAD University. After graduation, my interests shifted to internet and software technologies. Initially seen as a pragmatic means to display my artwork I turned my technical skills and arts background into a freelance career as a web administrator and developer for the Toronto arts community. More significantly, digital themes related to generative design, seriality, and the artist’s role in creation started to influence my studio practice. 

I’ve participated in numerous group exhibitions including The Toronto Outdoor Art Show, and Eye Scream(s) II & III, the visual arts component of the Scream Literary Festival. I spent 5 years working as the web administrator for the popular Canadian Arts promotion site akimbo, and built the award winning architectural research website, Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada.

In an attempt to go all in on this newfangled place called ‘The Internet’ I’m currently pursuing a Certificate in Software Engineering at Ryerson University. I also maintain a studio with Akin Collective and work as the Web Content Manager for Mysteriously Yours.

 

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