Michelle Kasprzak
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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 the community.

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.