MICHELLE KASPRZAK is an award-winning artist, researcher and lecturer
currently investigating interdisciplinary practice, performance
and collaboration. Through her role as faculty with the Canadian
Film Centre's new media programmes, she develops and delivers curriculum
that addresses methods of prototyping in a collaborative environment.
She brings the most current issues in new media to the attention
of the public through her efforts as the Producer of the Interactive
Arena, a lecture series presented by the Canadian Film Centre that
invites influential thinkers to share their critical insights with
Michelle is an accomplished public speaker, having lectured about
her work and research across North America. Her lectures and artwork
are frequently featured in international media, most recently appearing
on the Independent Film Channel, Media Television, and Fashion Television.
Her solo artwork and collaborations have been exhibited across Europe,
North America, and virtual space. In 2001, she was honoured with
the InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre Emerging Electronic
Artist award. She has developed many long-term artistic collaborations,
most significantly working with established electronic artist Mike
Steventon, exploring the intersections of performance and technology
as _badpacket_. The products, services and experiences that Michelle
develops as art emerge from her ongoing research. With her artistic
and pedagogical pursuits as inspiration, Michelle is investigating
experience engineering, 3D visualization, interface design, prototyping,
performance techniques and technology, and hybrid environments.