Joel Flynn is a multimedia researcher and an obsessive creative who has been playing at the fringes of live concerts, digital video, networked collaboration, and curriculum design for many years. As a digital media artist, Flynn has operated under the pseudonym “the karmafia”, authoring numerous experimental concert recordings with a twist of tongue-in-trigue mystery. As a nod to avant garde filmmaker Dziga Vertov* - the original "Man with a Movie Camera" - Flynn would eventually publish two extensive masters projects around these digital video experiments - a Master of Applied Science in Interactive Arts and Technology in 2006 as well as a Management of Technology MBA in 2010 - both while at Simon Fraser University. Flynn’s work steals an academic page from Marshall McLuhan, then rams it through Hunter S. Thompson’s journalistic sensibilities, and doesn’t try “to make a distinction between education and entertainment” (as if he knows a thing or two about ether). He is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for Marine Drive Mobile and since 2010 has been a contributor to TheMusicVoid.com (TMV), an online publication for industry perspectives on digital music and technology, covering number industry events in North America.