Since the dawn of humanity we have fashioned objects to help extend our basic capabilities: see better, walk farther, speak louder, soar higher. More than ever we depend on these 'gadgets' to navigate our environment and culture. 'Adapting With Technology' explores the origins of modern gadgetry and looks towards their future role as personal technologies.
Mark is an artist and technologist who has worked extensively in creative applications of software, hardware and networks. His work has been exhibited internationally across Asia, Europe and North America, and has been featured in major technology magazines such as Wired and Linux Journal. Mark was a resident artist at the Fabrica Communication Research Center in Treviso, Italy for 2005-2006, recipient of the MobileAsia competition's grand prize in 2006, and is supported by the Canadian Arts Council to develop a series of new works for 2009-2010. Currently he is an instructor at Ryerson's New Media program and founder of Aesthetec Studio (http://www.aesthetec.net).