Lecture: Experimental Buildings

Professor Herbert Enns is a faculty member of the Department of Architecture as well as the Founding Director of the Experimental Media Research Group (EMRG) at the University of Manitoba. He is the Chair of the Editorial Board for MOSAIC: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. Herb is also a member of the Canada Human Resource Council (CHRC), Ottawa National Digital Media Technology Roadmap (Expert Advisory Committee), and Co-Chair of the Arctic Digital Media Collaborative, a Thematic Network of the University of the Arctic.

Herb has organized the Future Media session for the B.Tween 09 Interactive Digital Media Forum at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technologies (FACT), in Liverpool, UK, and participated in the 2010 Peka Kutcha lecture series at the Park Theatre. In March 2010, Professor Enns co-presented Digital Media Networks: Suspending Belief at the Annual Conference of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives of California (CENIC) in Monterey, California.

Professor Enns is the University of Manitoba Lead for the Canada California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP). Members of the initiative included University of California - San Diego, University of California - Santa Barbara, University of California - Berkeley, Stanford University, McGill University, OCAD, and University of Montreal. Professor Enns is Principal Investigator in a number of research projects in development, including Rich Spatial Networks (RSN); Northern Communities Orthopaedic Surgery Management with Qualcomm Wireless Reach and the Joint Replacement Unit, Concordia Hospital. He is a Co-Investigator in the NSERC Strategic Network Grant on World Wide Wisdom (WWW+): Towards the Next Generation of the Internet. This project addresses cognitive informatics, cognitive computing, advanced communications, management of information, cognitive information systems, infocentric societies, soft computing, internal information processing, knowledge processing, and cognitive information manageability.

Professor Enns continues to investigate his interest in both video production and Architecture and Design Exhibitions. He screened and produced four videos in support of CLUSTER: Music and InterArts Festival at the University of Winnipeg and curated an exhibit at the University of Manitoba Archive and Special Collections and a one-day exhibition, Glen Gould’s Chair, of 220 Chairs designed by University One students in his Introduction to Environmental Design course.

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