Ron Wakkary

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  • Technical University of British Columbia


  • SIGGRAPH 2001

    Ron Wakkary is associate professor and dean of academic planning at the Technical University of British Columbia. His research interests include interaction design, network interactivity, and art and technology. Beginning in 1995, as director and cofounder of Stadium in New York, he collaborated on many leading and pioneering projects in art and the Internet with internationally recognized and emerging media artists. Many of these projects have been displayed at ZKM in Karlsruhe, the Whitney Museum of American Art, ARCO in Madrid, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has led Internet projects for the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Dia Center for the Arts, and Electronic Arts Intermix in New York. He is an editorial review panelist for the Leonardo Digital Reviews, an advisory board member of WebLab in New York, and director of Then/Else: Interactivity Centre at TechBC. He was formerly on the digital design faculty at Parsons School of Design of the New School University in New York. He is currently researching a social network game in collaboration with Nokia, in Tampere, Finland.

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