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About the Artists

The team behind P2P (Matt Gorbet, Rob Gorbet and Susan Gorbet) is an experience design collective dedicated to enriching the lives of citizens through the creative application of interactive technology in public spaces. Collectively, they hold several patents and have ongoing or past research affiliations with the University of Waterloo, MIT, Stanford, Interval Research, Xerox PARC, and Silicon Graphics. Their work has been shown in the USA, Sweden, Austria, and Japan.

Matt Gorbet

Matt Gorbet is an interdisciplinary technologist, researcher and artist who specializes in physically interactive technology experiences.

Before founding Gorbet Design, Inc., Matt was a researcher at PARC, the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, where his team designed and studied new document genres enabled by emerging technologies. Matt earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from MIT and a Master of Science from the MIT Media Lab. He has several patents on novel interaction technologies.

Matt is on the faculty of the Canadian Film Centre's Interactive Art and Entertainment program, where he teaches physical computing and non-traditional interaction techniques.

Rob Gorbet

Rob Gorbet is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Waterloo, where he teaches courses in Robotics, Control Systems, and Computer Interfacing. His pioneering research explores the use of "muscle wires" to generate motion.

Rob's artistic interests lie in the merging of technology with traditional crafts, and in the use of interaction to explore the societal impacts of technology. He recently co-created and taught an inaugural course in Technology Art at the University of Waterloo. This unique course brings together artists and engineers to collaborate in exploring the fusion of technology and art.

He enjoys collaborating with other artists interested in enhancing their works with technology, and served on the Curatorial and Organizing Committee of the Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area (CAFKA) '04.

Susan Gorbet

Susan LK Gorbet is a creative technology designer, researcher and artist. She has been turning cutting-edge technology and research prototypes into compelling experiences and products for the last fourteen years. She is a co-founder of Gorbet Design, Inc.

With degrees in computer science and psychology, Susan focuses on designing technology-mediated experiences that people can understand and enjoy. She is particularly interested in the use of materials that compel an audience to interact.

After winning a fellowship for graduate research at Stanford in the early 90's, Susan spent many years in Silicon Valley, where she led research teams at Silicon Graphics, and was the Director of User Experience Design for Excite@Home and Snapfish.

Susan is currently on the faculty of the Canadian Film Centre's Interactive Art and Entertainment program, where she teaches experience design for emerging media, and the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she teaches Principles of Interaction Design.

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