Dave Colangelo is an artist, educator, and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. He is a founding member of Public Visualization Studio. His work focuses on urban media environments as sites for critical and creative engagements with the city, public art, and information.

He is currently Assistant Professor of Digital Creation and Communication in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University and Director, North America, of the Media Architecture Institute. He is also Co-Director of RyeLights at Ryerson University. Previously, he has held positions as Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Culture at Portland State University in the School of Film, Adjunct Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in the Digital Futures MA/MDes/MFA program, and Professor and Academic Coordinator of the Bachelor of Digital Experience Design program in the School of Design at George Brown College.

His writing has appeared in the Journal of Visual CultureSpace and Culture, LeonardoPublic Art Dialogue, and the Journal of Curatorial Studies and in edited collections on Museum and Gallery Design and the History of Film Studies. He is the author of The Building as Screen: A History, Theory, and Practice of Massive Media,(Amsterdam University Press, 2020).

His creative work has been exhibited at The Bentway in Toronto, and at Open Signal and the Portland Winter Light Festival in Portland, Oregon. Writings and presentations on these works have appeared at the Media Architecture Summit 2015 in Beijing, the 2013-14 Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in Shenzhen/Hong Kong, the International Symposium for Electronic Art (ISEA) 2013 in Sydney, and ISEA 2011 in Istanbul.

Colangelo holds an MA in Cultural Studies and Interactive Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a PhD from the York-Ryerson Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture in Toronto.


Michael Dick is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Information Studies at the University of Toronto, where he has research and teaching affiliations with the Faculty of Information and with the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology. Michael’s research focuses on the political economy of Information and Communications Technologies and technological innovation. In particular, his dissertation examines the implications of copyright modernization in Canada on the creative industries sector. Previously, his research focused on the history of the Web, social media innovation models, and the implications of online networks on media production practices.

Michael holds an MA in Communication and Culture from York and Ryerson Universities and an Honours BA in Radio and Television Arts and English from Ryerson University. He has presented and published widely in leading academic and professional venues and, in addition to his applied research, he maintains currency in the field through his professional practice. Specifically, Michael provides research, strategic, and technical consulting services to a number of academic and industry clients in fields as diverse as intellectual property, technology policy, and corporate communications.


Catherine Jenkins completed her PhD in Communication and Culture, a joint Ryerson-York program. Her medical humanities research explores the impact of medical imaging technologies on patient-physician communication, and the medicalization of comic book superheroes. She holds an MA in Theory, Culture and Politics, as well as an Honours BA in Cultural Studies and Philosophy from Trent University.

Instructing courses ranging from the Introduction to Professional Communication, to Professional Health Communication, Organizational Problem Solving and Report Writing, and Issues in Communication and the Contemporary Workplace, Catherine teaches undergraduate Professional Communication at both Ryerson University and The Chang School.


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