The Topological Media Lab (TML) was established in 2001 as a trans-disciplinary atelier-laboratory for collaborative research creation. In 2005, TML moved to Concordia University and the Hexagram research network in Montréal, Canada.Its projects serve as case studies in the construction of fresh modes of cultural knowledge and the critical studies of media arts and techno-science, bringing together practices of speculative inquiry, scientific investigation and artistic research-creation practices. The TML’s technical research areas include: realtime video, sound synthesis, embedded sensors, gesture tracking, physical computing, media choreography, and active textiles. Its application areas lie in movement arts, speculative architecture, and experimental philosophy.
LEAP@Concordia studies design and architecture from the point of view of the project, considering the creative thought process more so than the built form. Our work seeks to define the reflective phenomena of the production and of the transfer of knowledge in the mechanism of projects related to design, architecture, landscape and urbanism, conceived in the following three situations: Professional; Pedagogical; Research creation. The competition, as common denominator of these three project sources, is a formula that appears to us as a potentially rich source for experimentation and as one of the rare opportunities that permits the public at large to participate in the creation and production of architecture.
In-Time is an upcoming year-long project at Topological Media Lab (2015-2016). Visual documentation on site are separated into two parts; Einstein’s Dream and Frankenstein's Ghosts, are past research/creation projects whose process, creative vision, use of interactive technology, responsive environment design, and artistic outcomes are directly related to our proposed project InTime; and Other Research, which represents important milestones and new compositional paradigms for activating responsive environments via our cutting edge interactive systems
P.A.R.E (Place, Architecture, and Responsive Environments) was a three-week cross-disciplinary inter-university/ institutional research residency that investigated responsive computational environments in relation to place-making and storytelling, perception, time, ambiance and atmosphere studies. TML's three-week residency in the Hexagram Black Box was designed as an open collaborative research-creation environment for artists, researchers, and makers to share skills, methods and design paradigms, play, experiment, and explore connections. With Keynote speaker Phillip Beesley who also ran an 8 hour workshop. My futured work was In/Decline.