Jeff Howard is an artist, designer and creative technologist with an interest in the role technology plays in mediating social interactions that take place in public spaces as well as considering how they relate and respond to the characteristics that make each space unique. With a particular focus on finding creative uses for emerging technologies, Jeff’s artistic pursuits have been shown in places such as Eyebeam, Maker Faire, FILE, Pearson International Airport and The New Yorker. Jeff completed his bachelors degree in Multimedia and Communication Studies at McMaster University, a postgraduate residency at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab and a masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Codrin Talaba is a design researcher and recovering architect, with an interest in exploring ways to co-create experiences and capture memories across multiple modalities. His fascination with people-centered research and design methods is a way to access a deeper understanding of human experience. He has undertaken field research for projects ranging from social housing (City of Vancouver), concept cars (Land Rover), institutions (Sinai Health Systems, Aga Khan Museum) and public spaces (Acconci Studio). He is the media specialist on UHN OpenLab’s ‘Prescribing VR’ initiative to use Virtual Reality to improve long-term care patient’s outcomes and experiences. Codrin has worked on architectural and research projects in Vancouver, Toronto and New York. He has degrees in Engineering, Studio Arts and M.Arch from the University of British Columbia.
Two illuminated waveforms, elevated between the trees, animated as if they might be responding to winter winds or mimicking the pattern of the waves crashing beside them. Two endless loops of light continuously interacting with each other, highlighting both the resilience of the harsh winter environment surrounding them and the calming beauty found in the choreographed rhythms between the sounds and lights.
Feel the wind. Hear the waves. See the lights.