SOUND ARTIST & designer, writer, broadcaster, musician and interactive media producer, DON HILL is a former national host of CBC Radio One’s Tapestry.
His newest work STORY TREES is a modified responsive architecture & interactive online exhibition. Don’s prior investigation of psychoacoustics of ‘place’ inspired his augmented reality app Edmonton Soundwalks, a 3D audio guide for mobile phones. SPECIAL PLACES: Writing-On-Stone is an immersive 360 video presentation that scales from full-dome screens to VR (virtual reality) headsets. In residency with the UK’s renowned Blast Theory he made WRGO (what’s really going on), a surreal 3D audio narrative.
ANNE HILL is a principal collaborator on Story Trees.
She developed a fascination for textiles & clothing early in life from sewing her own unique creations to exploring hand painted silk.
Her Master’s degree from the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta investigated clothing & people in a cross-cultural context.
Anne’s exhibition of Traditional Tibetan Dress at the department’s gallery was also complemented by her entry on Tibet in the Praeger Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing Around The World and a short film presented to an annual conference of The Textile Association of America.
Kyle Mathewson, Ph.D. is the director of the Attention, Perception & Performance Lab at the University of Alberta. He digitally coded the software platform for STORY TREES.
Jim Ruston is an electronics engineer & media artist. A co-founder of the Subtle Technologies conference, Jim offered technical advice on interactive design, sensors, and software tools for STORY TREES.