Team Current Lab Members Kate Hartman Founding Director Nick Puckett Co-Director Adam Tindale Co-Director Lab Alumni Alexis Knipping Research Assistant Boris Kourtoukov Research Assistant Calliope Gazetas Research Assistant Chris Luginbuhl Research Assistant Chris is an engineer, designer and serial entrepreneur. He worked in medical imaging research before co-founding Sentinelle Medical, a Toronto-based medical device company which sold to Hologic Inc in 2010. He has more than a dozen patents and publications in diverse fields. His work in photography and videography, combined with his expertise designing and building made OCADU’s Digital Futures Master’s program a perfect fit. Chris is also an active volunteer with Shambhala, an organization committed to creating good human society. Erin Lewis Research Assistant Gabe Sawhney Research Assistant Hazel Meyer Research Assistant Hillary Predko Research Assistant Izzie Colpitts-Campbell Research Assistant Jackson McConnell Research Assistant Julian Higuerey Nunez Research Assistant Ken Leung Research Assistant Loretta Faveri Research Associate Manisha Laroia Research Assistant Oldouz Moslemian Fellow Ricardo Toller Correia Visiting Researcher Rachael Kess Research Assistant Rickee Charbonneau Research Assistant Rob King Research Assistant Ryan Maksymic Research Assistant Stewart Shum Research Assistant Valerie Carew Research Assistant Priya Bandodkar Research Assistant Priya is a multidisciplinary designer, animation specialist and VR artist from Mumbai, India. She has over ten years’ professional experience in the field of design and animation. With an aptitude and interest for creating work that addresses the needs of an increasingly complicated digital world, Priya moved to Canada in 2019 to pursue a Master of Design in the Digital Futures stream at OCAD University and successfully completed the program in April 2021. Through her research Priya has been exploring her relationship to her Indianness and Indian culture. Her current work focuses on reviving aspects of Indian culture through interactive experiences for contemporary audiences, especially youth of Indian descent. Olivia Prior Research Assistant Olivia Prior is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and software developer. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria and is currently a Masters of Design candidate in the Digital Futures program at OCADU. Her practice includes physical computing and wireless networking. Her most recent work provides perceived personalities to a networked group of benches through radio communication. Olivia focuses on creating anthropomorphized works that relate to the body through playful gestures and draw attention to our interactions with technology. Yiyi Shao Research Assistant Yiyi Shao considers herself as a young and promising digital artist who is looking to promote Chinese culture as part of her proud heritage through merging traditional Chinese arts with current technology. Her initial forte was in fine arts and graphic design, however, she ventured into interactive arts during her stint as a student in the United Kingdom. She is currently a graduate student from Digital Future program at OCAD University and her recent exploration is on the interesting combination of wearables and IoT.