Curriculum Vitae

Simon Lysander Overstall

Education

Current   —   MA in Sound In New Media at Media Lab Helsinki, Aalto University

2004   —   BFA in Music Composition at Simon Fraser University

1997   —   Associate in Music Diploma (Jazz) at Malaspina University-College

Academic Work

2006-2014   —   Adjunct Faculty, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

2013-2014   —   Instructor, Media Lab Helsinki, Aalto University

2012-2014   —   Research Assistant, Sound and Physical Interaction Research Group, Aalto University

2007-2011   —   Research Technician, Intersections Digital Studios, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

1998-2002   —   Teaching Assistant, School for the Contemporary Arts, SFU

Awards & Community

2009 – 2012   —   Board of Directors, Proximity Arts

1999 and 2000   —   School for the Contemporary Arts, SFU, Service Award

1996   —   Malaspina University-College Dean’s List

Publications

2013   —   Wikström, Valtteri, Overstall, Simon, Tahiroğlu, Koray, Kildal, Johan, Ahmaniemi, Teemu. “MARSUI: malleable audio-reactive shape-retaining user interface.” In CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3151-3154.

2012   —   Tahiroğlu, Koray, Johan Kildal, Teemu Ahmaniemi, Simon Overstall, and Valtteri Wikström. “Embodied Interactions with Audio-Tactile Virtual Objects in AHNE.” In Haptic and Audio Interaction Design, edited by Charlotte Magnusson, Delphine Szymczak, and Stephen Brewster, 7468:101–110. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2012.

2011   —   Andreyev, Julie, and Simon Overstall. “Wait.” Leonardo 44, no. 4 (n.d.): 350–351.

Creative Work

Autonomous Virtual Instruments   —   2014

A generative music and animation system.

  • Masters of Aalto 2014, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

EPIC-Tom  (the Performance) —   2014 (In collaboration with Julie Andreyev)

An animation and sound performance.

  • With the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra, curated by Wynne Palmer, Aberthau Mansion, Vancouver, BC
  • Interactive Futures ’14: More-Than-Human-Worlds, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

Salmon People   —   2014 (In collaboration with Julie Andreyev)

An interactive video installation.

  • Interactive Futures ’14: More-Than-Human-Worlds, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

Wait   —   2011 (In collaboration with Julie Andreyev)

An interactive video installation.

  • “Animal Influence” Interactive Futures ’11: Animal Influence, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC
  • “Tracing Home – Selections from SIGGRAPH 2011” Museum of Campbell River, BC
  • “Tracing Home”, SIGGRARAPH 2011 Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Signal/Noise   —   2010 (In collaboration with Jonathan Aitken, Karen Garrett de Luna)

A dance and typographic media performance in which a motion capture system fed a dancer’s movements into Max/MSP/Jitter programming which allowed interaction with video and animated typography.

  • Dances-Words, Motion Capture Studio, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

*gListen) HIVE   —   2010 (In collaboration with Julie Andreyev)

An interactive installation in which animated text and sound generation depict live Twitter contributions about animals.

  • The 3rd Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium, 2012, Beijing, China
  • User in Flux Exhibition, CHI Workshop 2011, Vancouver, BC
  • CODE Live 2 (Cultural Olympiad’s Digital Edition), 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver, BC

AutoLounge   —   2007 (In collaboration with Julie Andreyev)

This audio and video installation included working with Dr. Maria Lantin developing a software component to pipe data from a Vicon motion capture system into the Max/MSP/Jitter programming environment.

  • Intersections Digital Studios, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC

FWDrift [re-mix], VJ Fleet [redux]   —   2005 to present (Julie Andreyev: Artist)

These projects involved programming customized audio and video recording and performance software, as well as performances, at the following:

  • 2010 “Julie Andreyev: Passages” Art Gallery of Mississauga, Misissauga ON
  • 2008 Digital Technology and Culture Program, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
  • 2006 SIGGRAPH, Boston, MA
  • 2006 Digital Art Weeks, Zurich, CH
  • Computational Poetics, Vancouver, BC
  • Interactive Futures, Victoria, BC
  • Pace Digital Gallery, New York, NY
  • Elektra Festival, Montreal, QC

Bone Deep Sleep   —   2002 (Christine Stoddard , Vera Lubimova: Artists)

  • Vizualeyez 2002 Latitude 53 Performance Festival, Edmonton, AB

hospitality (is the empty bed)   —   2001 (Heidi Taylor: Artist)

  • Vizualeyez 2002 Latitude 53 Performance Festival, Edmonton, AB

A Curious Shower   —   2005 (Michael John Unger: Writer and Director)

The Secret Project   —   2004 (Adrienne Wong: Director)

  • Tangled Tongues Performance, FireHall Theatre, Vancouver, BC

Radioplay   —   2004 (Tanya Podlozniuk  Vic Usted, Heather Doerksen: Collaborators)

  • 2004 NeXt Fest,Edmonton, AB

 a tendency…   —   2004 (Caroline Liffmann: Choreographer)

  • 2004 PushPlay, Vancouver, BC

Big Love   —   2001 (DD Kugler: Director)

  • School for the Contemporary Arts, SFU Theatre, Burnaby, BC

Living Room   —   2000 (Laura Quigley: Director)

  • 2004 Seventeenth Floor Productions, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Vancouver, BC
  • 2003 Seventeenth Floor Productions, Toronto Fringe Festival, Toronto, ON
  • 2000 Seventeenth Floor Productions, Havana Theatre, Vancouver, BC
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