Past and present researchers in the Augmented Reality Lab.

Caitlin Fisher

BA (Toronto), MA (Carleton), PhD (York)
Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture
Associate Professor, Department of Film, York University

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Caitlin Fisher is a theorist, creative writer and web artist with broad interdisciplinary interests. Her research and teaching focus on the social and cultural aspects of communication technologies, hypermedia fiction, feminist theory and augmented reality. She completed York’s first hypertextual dissertation in 2000 and her hypermedia novella, These Waves of Girls, an exploration of memory, girlhood, cruelty, childhood play and sexuality, won the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2001 Award for Fiction. In 2008, she won the International Digital Literature Award Ciutat de Vinaròs Prize in Poetry for her augmented reality journey poem, Andromeda.

Dr. Fisher was awarded a prestigious Canada Research Chair in digital culture in 2004. She directs the Augmented Reality Lab in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York, where she is working to construct and theorize spatial narrative environments that combine the physical world with digital traces and artifacts. She is also co-founder of York’s Future Cinema Lab.

Professor Fisher has taught at York University’s School of Women’s Studies at York and the Institute of Women’s Studies at Carleton University. She received a University-Wide Teaching Award at York in 1999.

Andrew Roth

BA (York)
Technology Manager, Future Cinema Lab

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Andrew Roth is the current Technology Manager of the Future Cinema Lab at York University in Toronto and an instructor in the Interactive Arts and Sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines.  As an artist and researcher, he regularly collaborates in interactive installations, augmented reality experiences, and the creation of tools for digital media artists.  At the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2008 in Singapore, he co-presented the augmented reality project 52 Card Psycho: Re-imagining Cinema with Geoffrey Alan Rhodes.   In late 2008, he created a prototype for the Gremlin-infested Positioning System, a locative media experience, at the Banff New Media Institute.