Patricio Davila (Autotelic Collective)

Patricio Davila is a designer, artist, researcher and educator. He is currently an Assistant Professor at OCAD University (Faculty of Design) and member of the OCADU Mobile Media Lab. He is also completing a doctoral degree in the Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities with a focus on Critical Approaches to Design and Data Visualization. As an educator he has taught Interactive Design, Data Visualization, Typography, Research Methodologies, Thesis and Core Studio. As a researcher, Patricio has been involved in a variety of projects that incorporate design research, interactive and time-based media, including: Biomapping (investigating the representation of biometric data, movement and space through the creation of 2D visualizations and 3D objects.

Sphere Line Cube. As a purely ludic experience, this installation invites the participant to create and play with a linear object that will live in a cube. Using an updated stereoscope viewing booth as the interface this installation recreates the setting of the Victorian-era science fiction story Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott and lets participants engage with these geometric elements, as environments, objects and controllers in the installation.

Exhibition at Pixel Gallery, HotShot Gallery and 1313 Gallery, Toronto, Canada; in the framework of Digital Event and aluCine Festival.