Paige Smith is an experimental filmmaker, cinematographer, and educator, with a BFA in Film from Simon Fraser University. Her work has screened around the world, including the Locarno Film Festival (18), Hot Docs (18), and the Vancouver International Film Festival (13, 17 & 18).
Alongside her directorial and cinematography work, Smith works as a filmmaking educator. She has previously instructed at VIVO Media Arts Centre, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and The Cinematheque.
Additionally, Smith has a diverse array of arts organization experience ranging from front of house management at SFU Woodwards, and The Cinematheque, to artist relations work at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and Vancouver New Music.
She is an avid proponent of curiously exploring life, whether that be approaching unique art forms, empathy towards others, or how to search out new knowledge.
Bobbi Kozinuk: media artist, consultant, curator, electronics technician based in Vancouver, mixes radio, electronics, projections and performance to explore issues related to gender, environment and community involvement.
Bobbi leads the Wearables Lab and teaches electronics for artists at Emily Carr University. Bobbi creates: interactive media art performances with a radio and earth-saving focus, DIY radio in community & media installation exhibits in Canada and internationally. Bobbi sometimes has taught many workshops on low powered FM radio transmission, & is published in: Islands of Resistance Pirate Radio in Canada, Radio Rethink (Banff Centre) and Echo Locations (Co-op Radio Audio Art CD).
Born and raised in Italy, Giorgio Magnanensi currently lives in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. His diverse artistic practice includes composition, conducting, improvisation, circuit bending and video art. He is artistic director of Vancouver New Music and Laboratorio, and lecturer at the School of Music of the Vancouver Community College. He received the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award for Music.
Christopher Anderson is a developer, composer, musician, artist, and instructor from Vancouver Canada. His works investigate alternative approaches to music composition and performance using generative and computationally assistive systems. His compositions for electronics and trombone explore embedded generative processes in live performance and improvisational systems. His works have been performed at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2015) Vancouver, and the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES2014). Chris is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the School of Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and has a BMus. in Jazz Studies from Capilano University. He has worked at SFU as a research assistant on generative music projects, as a sessional instructor, and as a music instrument prototype developer.
Laura Marks works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus. Her most recent books are Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image (MIT, 2015) and Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (MIT, 2010). She programs experimental media for venues around the world. She was a visiting professor in the department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University in the fall of 2018. As Grant Strate University Professor, she teaches in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, on unceded Coast Salish territory.
Victoria Gibson is an Integrated Media Artist who blends sound + light + motion to create amazing art experiences. Making magic from advanced techniques to spark curiosity. Involving audiences with interactive technology such as gesture control resulting in complex, experimental works that emerge from the nexus of art and technology, but remain accessible and fun. Gibson holds a BA in Music from the University of British Columbia.