Team

Current Lab Members


Kate Hartman

Kate Hartman

Lab Director

Kate Hartman is an artist, technologist, and educator whose work spans the fields of physical computing, wearable electronics, and conceptual art. She is the author of the book “Make: Wearable Electronics”. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Hartman is based in Toronto at OCAD University where she is the Associate Professor of Wearable and Mobile Technology and Graduate Program Director in the Digital Futures program. Hartman enjoys bicycles, rock climbing, and someday hopes to work in Antarctica.





Yiyi Shao

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.





Chris Luginbuhl

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.




Lab Alumni


Alexis Knipping

Alexis Knipping

Research Assistant





Boris Kourtoukov

Boris Kourtoukov

Research Assistant





Calliope Gazetas

Calliope Gazetas

Research Assistant





Erin Lewis

Erin Lewis

Research Assistant





Gabe Sawhney

Gabe Sawhney

Research Assistant





Hazel Meyer

Hazel Meyer

Research Assistant





Hillary Predko

Hillary Predko

Research Assistant





Izzie Colpitts-Campbell

Izzie Colpitts-Campbell

Research Assistant





Jackson McConnell

Jackson McConnell

Research Assistant





Julian Higuerey Nunez

Julian Higuerey Nunez

Research Assistant





Ken Leung

Ken Leung

Research Assistant





Loretta Faveri

Loretta Faveri

Research Associate





Oldouz Moslemian

Oldouz Moslemian

Fellow





Ricardo Toller Correia

Ricardo Toller Correia

Visiting Researcher





Rachael Kess

Rachael Kess

Research Assistant





Rickee Charbonneau

Rickee Charbonneau

Research Assistant





Rob King

Rob King

Research Assistant





Ryan Maksymic

Ryan Maksymic

Research Assistant





Stewart Shum

Stewart Shum

Research Assistant





Valerie Carew

Valerie Carew

Research Assistant