Joel Ong

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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:

  • York University, Computational Arts, Associate Professor

Past Affiliation / Department / Job Title:

  • The University of Western Australia
  • Sensorium: the Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, _Director

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2020

    Joel Ong is a media artist whose works explore emergent ways of interfacing with the environment through hybrid discourses of art and science. His works involve a triangulation of field work, wet lab and computational arts and are often presented as on-site lab experiments. Ong is an Assistant Professor in Computational Arts at York University, Toronto, Canada, and Director of Sensorium: the Centre for Digital Arts and Technology.


    Joel Ong is a Singaporean artist who has most recently completed a Masters in Biological Arts degree at SymbioticA in the University of Western Australia. He is primarily interested in the definitions of listening that are developed from interdisciplinary backgrounds, extending from scientific explorations of physical resonance, vibratory conductance, to the psychological, anthropological and imaginative premise of embodiment. His most recent work amplified the nanoscale vibrations on an artificial eardrum in order to represent its listening activity within its environment.

Last Known Location:

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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