Graham Wakefield


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • York University, Computational Arts, Assistant Professor

Past or Other Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • KAIST, Visiting Professor

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA2020

    Graham Wakefield’s research has evolved from computer music composition to the generation of open-ended environments for exploratory experience, emphasizing continuation over closure. This work is expressed through software design for creative coding, and immersive artworks of artificial ecosystems (both leveraging live system evolution through dynamic compilation). He is Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design and Canada Research Chair of Computational Worldmaking at York University, Toronto, where he runs the Alice Lab. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Warwick UK, a Master in Composition from Goldsmiths College University of London, UK and a Ph.D in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California Santa Barbara, USA. Graham played a central role in the development of software systems and authoring content for the AlloSphere: a three storey spherical multi-user immersive instrument in the California Nano-Systems Institute. Graham is also a software developer for Cycling ’74, co-authoring the Gen extension for the widely-used media arts environment Max/MSP/Jitter. His works and publications have been performed, exhibited and presented at international events including SIGGRAPH, ICMC, NIME, EvoWorkshops and ISEA.

    ISEA2019

    Graham Wakefield is an artist-researcher and software developer exploring the liveness of computational media. As Assistant Professor in Computational Arts and Canada Research Chair in Interactive Visualization he directs the Alice Lab at York University.

    ISEA2016

    Graham Wakefield, Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University, Toronto, Canada.

    ISEA2014

    Graham Wakefield, Faculty of Arts Media Performance & Design, York University, Toronto, CA, is a Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Culture Technology at KAIST, South Korea. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Warwick UK, a Master in Composition from Goldsmiths College University of London, UK and a Ph.D in Media Arts & Technology from the University of California Santa Barbara, US.

    ISEA2008

    Graham Wakefield, Media Arts and Technology Program, University of California Santa Barbara (USA).


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  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Santa Barbara, California, US

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