Without labels, I’m a person that’s curious about expression in all its forms but particularly in how it relates to space and awareness. I dream of a world where everyone has the space and confidence to express their own understanding of where they live. Fear shows me where to look. I love the sun.
Maria Lantin is an independent artist, thinker, and creative coder. She has a deep interest in space and movement both physical and metaphorical, and this is woven through her work in immersive media and interaction. She takes pleasure in scanning the technological horizon for trends in human fascination – what is grabbing our attention and why. Formative experiences include a BSc and PhD in Computing Science (Dalhousie University and Simon Fraser University), a wonderful stint at Mainframe Entertainment working on the first ever stereoscopic animation for the IMAX screen (it never made it to the screen but it was amazing), three fantastic years at the ground-breaking Banff New Media Institute’s Advanced Art and Technology (A.R.T) labs, and sixteen years at Emily Carr University in various roles including Director of the Basically Good Media Lab, Director of Research, and Director of the Intersections Digital Studios. Her curiosity is currently directed at ways of weaving the body and the material with the digital.
Dr. Lantin’s current research is in language, movement, and performance with and within virtual worlds — designing new social and poetic experiences for dancers, actors, writers, and audiences.
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