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CURRICULUM VITAE

KURTIS LESICK


 

TEACHING POSITIONS

2019-Present        Associate Professor, Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary, Alberta Canada.

2013- 2019            Assistant Professor, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2013-2015             Adjunct Professor, Digital Futures Initiative, Faculty of Graduate Studies, OCAD

                              University, Toronto, Canada.

2012                      Sessional Faculty, Digital Futures Initiative, Faculty of Graduate Studies, OCAD

                              University, Toronto,Canada.

2012                      Visiting Faculty, Values in Design Doctoral Workshop, School of Information and

                              Computer Science, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA (August 19-26, 2012).

2009                     Senior Faculty and Scholarship Student Facilitator, Interactive Screen, The Banff

                              New Media Institute, the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

2008-2012           Sessional Faculty in Media Arts + Digital Technology, Alberta College of Art +

                              Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

EXECUTIVE/ ARTS ADMINISTRATION POSITIONS

2015-Present      Programme Lead, Media Arts School of Craft + Emerging Media, Alberta University of the 

                            Arts. Administration, Curriculum Development, Student Advising, Departmental Liason.

2013-2015          Chair, School of Craft + Emerging Media, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, 

                            Canada. Administration, operations, visioning, direction of the five Craft and Media Arts + 

                            Digital Technology programmes; Academic Leadership; Academic Council; Research 

                            Liaison. 

2009-Present    Director/Curator, Creative Environment for Emerging Electronic Culture

                           (CE3C.com), Calgary, Canada. Fund development, administration, direction, programme 

                           development, and curriculum integration for research and residency programmes in 

                           MADT at the Alberta College of Art & Design.

2005-Present    President/Creative Director – Kulturlab Inc. Content Development and strategic creative 

                           consulting for a variety of clients including the Office of the Dean, Donald Bren School of 

                           Information and Computer Science, University of California at Irvine; Development Office, 

                           Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science, University of California at 

                           Irvine; Department of Film and Media, the Banff Centre; the National Film Board of 

                           Canada; Alberta College of Art +Design; Association of Alberta Colleges and Technical 

                           Institutes; Calgary Arts Development Authority; and others. 

2009-2012        Digital Alberta, Board of Directors. Worked with industry, key stakeholders,  and the 

                           provincial government as an advocate for digital industries; created programming and 

                           policy positions to better situate digital industries in Alberta; Committee chair for 

                           education, arts, rural development and community outreach. 

2009-2010        AACTI Chair of Development for IT and Digital Media. Coordinated the direction of 

                          research and development for IT and Digital Media for 14 Post-secondary institutions 

                          in Alberta. Advocated with industry and government to help initiate funding and 

                          support programmes. 

2006                 Acting Director of Marketing and Communications, Alberta College of Art +

                          Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Coordinated and directed all Academic, 

                          Administration, and Support Departments at ACAD in producing content for ACAD’s 

                          new website; implemented College rebranding; project managed new website launch 

                          over two months (despite preparation being 9 months behind); maintained all internal 

                          and external communications at ACAD. 

1997-2005        President/Creative Director – The HUMANUS Collective: cultural research and

                          media arts collective and think tank. Coordinated and directed applied research and 

                          media projects for key stakeholders including: Department of Canadian Heritage; 

                          National Parks Service; Banff National Park; Banff New Media Institute; Union of BC 

                          Performers; Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development; Canadian 

                          Archaeological Association; and others. 

 

EDUCATION

In Progress:    PhD, Philosophy, Art, and Social Thought, European Graduate School.

1998:               Master of Philosophy Research Degree Programme in Archaeology, Department  of Archaeology and Prehistory,                           The University of Sheffield, England. Thesis: Materiality and the Limits of Archaeological Knowledge.

1993:               Double Degree, Bachelor of Arts Programmes in Archaeology and Anthropology,  Departments of Archaeology                             and Anthropology, The University of Calgary, Canada. Convocation: June 1993. Arts undergraduate thesis:                                       “Towards an Associational Theory for Archaeology.” Sciences undergraduate thesis: “An Analysis of Temper                                   Properties in Ceramics from Laguna Bustillos, Chihuahua, Mexico.”

 

SELECT LIST OF APPLIED RESEARCH INITIATIVES (DIRECTOR)

2014    Visualising Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalila 

Research on the composer Olivier Messiaen and the development of his formal musical language, semiotics, and synesthesia. Project culminated in the development of a visual counterpart using Video, Animation, Generative Audio Visualisation and Projection Mapping. Directed by Kurtis Lesick; Technical Direction by Craig Fahner; Programming Intern: Mathew Lindenberg; Animation Intern: Kelly-Ann Desouza; Video Intern: Kaylee Novakovski;

2013-2015    The Agora (SEGENS | Social Engagement through Geographically Embedded News Systems). SEGENS is an applied research collaboration with the Calgary Herald that explores the mediated engagement with news through screen interactions and smartphones as a form of cultural dialogue, community building, and support for socially connected ecosystems. By treating news as more than information, as a focus of discussion and communication, and by locating it in the physical world, SEGENS facilitates better social expression, greater community engagement, and a stronger sense of citizenry.

2011    C4 (http://www.c4ios.com/

C4 is an open source coding framework for iOS (iPhone Operating System) that streamlines the coding experience for developing with Apple’s touch-based hardware. C4 allows users to take advantage of Apple’s robust native iOS programming environment with an emphasis on aesthetic programming for building artworks, visualisations, design interfaces and new forms of media and interaction. The framework provides simple coding shortcuts that unify the workflow for different media. A long term project of Travis Kirton, CE3C supported the development of C4 over two years, firstly hosting a series of workshops and development bootcamps, then a development residency for Travis Kirton, and finally, the AACTI (Association of Alberta Colleges and Technical Institutes) funded PAX (Programming for Aesthetic Experience) residency. 

2010    The Enterprise Challenge / Vulcan Knowledge Repository

The Vulcan Knowledge Repository is a multi-user, interactive environment that allows visitors to explore information about Vulcan County embedded within a futuristic, Star Trek inspired narrative. Installed in the Vulcan Trek Station in Vulcan, Alberta, the Knowledge Repository allows visitors to Vulcan to explore the history and character of the region through the fun Star Trek brand that draws tourists to the area. 

2009    CIRO – COMPLEX INPUT | RATIONAL OUTPUT (CIRO.org) 

CIRO focuses on intuitive, ‘natural’ interfaces and computing experiences that translate complex data streams into visualisations or sonifications that are easily and instinctively apprehended by the user. Breaking away from the keyboard, the project focussed on developing large touchscreens that could provide a communal and immersive experience. Looking at trends in virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D display our screens were developed with 3D capacities and made reconfigurable for variety of performance, installation and commercial contexts. The project also produced a variety of software experiments bringing performance and visualisation into the touchscreen environment. 

 

SELECT LIST OF WORKS

2019

  • Data Dance, movement and dance performance with Małgorzata Suś investigating the generative nature of the relations between data and information in “the archive”. Performed in Sellasia, Greece, June 9, 2019.

  • I Know, performance exploring the burden of knowing, an implication of the archive that holds knowledge that we can never unknow. Documented by Dasha Ilina. Performed in Sellasia, Greece, June 6, 2019.

  • Rite de Passage, video collaboration with Dasha Ilina that explores the initiation of two characters into the archive they are attempting to negate. Videoed by Michael Higgins. 

  • Points of Contact, performance/video carving a pathway through the wild scrub of a hillside outside of Sellasia, Greece with only my body. Videoed by Michael Higgins. Performed in Sellasia, Greece, June 3, 2019.

2018-Present

  • #athingisaholeinathingitisnot - (in progress) photographs, media interventions and/or sculptures considering thing/object and space/place through the lens of the work and writing of Carl Andre.

2016 

  • In Grottos / Nelle Grotte, Mixed Media Video Installation, and Consider the Book / Considerate il Libro, Video Installation, both on the relationship between knowledge time and matter. Created in Residence at Palazzo del Gatto, Casaprota, Italy.

  • Entanglement - Series 1, Mediated Landscape Interventions on Aluminum with hand poured resin. Series of Landscape interventions from Llorenc del Penedes, Spain. Exhibited as part of “String Theory” at the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Canada.

2015

  • Seven Deadly Sins / Fall of the House of Usher, Video Projections accompanying the Calgary Philharmonic during their annual festival performance.  Visuals Directed by Kurtis Lesick; Line Producers: Greg Debicki, Mathew Lindenberg; Performance Intern: Kaylee Novakovski.

  • Entanglement, Sculptural installation, photography, and video installation exploring metaphors of quantum and astrophysics in relation to human experience. 

2014 

  • Turangalila, Video, Animation, Generative Audio Visualisation and Projection Mapping. Composed by Olivier Messiaen; Music Performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra; Visuals Directed by Kurtis Lesick; Technical Direction by Craig Fahner; Programming Intern: Mathew Lindenberg; Animation Intern: Kelly-Ann Desouza; Video Intern: Kaylee Novakovski.

2013 - 2015 

  • The Agora (S.E.G.E.N.S.), (Director) Interactive screen and web-based news and community building intervention. Researcher: Angus Leech; Programmers: Paul Robert and Craig Fahner.

2013 

  • Iran Do Espirito Santo: Drawings and Manifestos
. Documentary Video, Co-directors: Noam Gonick and Kurtis Lesick, in collaboration with Martha Affleck, Kyle Anderson, Dani Anderson and Kirk Loveland
. Producer: Corus Entertainment/W. Baerwaldt
 (Canada, 2013, 9 minutes).

2012 

  • Inner Waters Flowing Faster, Video Projected on Glass Sculpture in collaboration with Kai Scholefield (Glass Artist) and Greg Debicki (Audio Engineer and Original Music). At the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery for the 2012 Exposure Photography Festival.

2011 

  • (re)production: a reading for Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. Digital Performance Commissioned by Dandelion Magazine for “Performance/MACHINE” edited by Kathleen Brown and Michael Nardone.

  • The Vulcan Explorer, (Director) Interactive edu-tainment experience at the Vulcan Trek Station, Vulcan, Alberta, Canada.

  • Possibilities Exceed 9, Poetry and computer generated performance piece in collaboration with Travis Kirton, Poetic Performance Laboratory, John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, Calgary

  • (mis)read, Interactive, Multi-Media Installation, Commissioned for “Popsex!” curated by Annette Timms and Michael Thomas Taylor, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada.

2009 

  • Good Medicine – Producer/Director of an Experimental Documentary on Aboriginal Perspectives on health and wellness in Alberta. Funded by Health Canada, AACTI, ACAD, Keyano College.

2008 

  • Problems with History (Elements 13, 14, 15) – 3 video-based installations exploring issues in historical representation installed at the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Canada.

2007 

  • Problems with History (Element 14) – Interviews, performances, and audio video installation conducted/installed at the Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, that explores the creation, exchange and destruction of history.

2007 

  • In the Shadow of Progress (multi-platform digital documentary) – personal and subjective explorations of life in the industrial north using web, email, terrestrial phone and locative/time accessed mobile media. Developed for the National Film Board of Canada.

2006 

  • Ghosts of Industry (Locative Media) – location driven outdoor audio and video installation over PDA/ I-Pac and GPS.

2005 

  • Technosaurs/C.I.E. – branded multi-platform educational participatory narrative for ‘tweens’.  Co-produced with RocketFuel Inc. and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. Funders: Canada New Media Fund; Virtual Museum of Canada.

2003-04 

  • Warhospital (web documentary) – intimate observations on life at the largest Red Cross war casualty facility in Lokichokio, Kenya. Project Developed for the National Film Board of Canada with the assistance of the Interactive Project Lab.

2001-04 

  • Ghosts of Industry (ghostsofindustry.com) – experiential documentary of the industrial ghost town of Bitumount in northern Alberta. Collaborators: Jeff Dawson, Wayne Dunkley, Leonard Paul.

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2019      AUArts FPAF Funding. Project: Koumaria Residency, Sparta, Greece; Society for Literature, 

              Science and Arts (EU) Conference, Athens, Greece

2016      ACAD FPAC Funding. Project: "High Fives to the Avant-Garde" Presented at the

              Human-Computer Interaction International Conference, Toronto, Canada, July 20, 2016.

2012      ACAD Scholarly Research and Creativity Initiative. Project: Tex(t)ech (Letters to our

              Father)

2012      AACTI AR&I Fund. Project: SEGENS | Social Engagement through Geographically    

              Embedded News Systems. (In partnership with the Calgary Herald).

2012      Digital Alberta Awards, People’s Choice Award, Most Inspirational Digital Leader.

2012      AACTI CAP Talks Grant

2012      AACTI Regional Innovation Network (RIN) Capacity Building Grant

2011       ACAD Scholarly Research and Creativity Initiative

2010      FMSIC Grant, AACTI. Project: The Enterprise Challenge

2009     FMSR and FSRD Grants, AACTI. Project: Complex Input | Rational Output (CIRO) Cirolab.org

2009     Marion Research Fund, Alberta College of Art + Design. Project: Complex Input | Rational Output

2007     First Place – “Pitch-it”, Kidscreen Summit, New York. Project: Technosaurs/C.I.E.

2006     Telus Innovation Fund. Project: Technosaurs.

2005     Canada New Media Fund, Telefilm Canada, Project:Technosaurs.

2005     Virtual Museum of Canada Investment Program. Project:Technosaurs

2003     Interactive Project Lab, Prototyping Grant. Project: War Hospital

2001      Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund. Project: Ghosts of Industry.

2001      Telus Television Fund. Project: Ghosts of Industry.

2001      Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, Media Grant. Project: Ghosts of Industry.

 

EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

​​2019      Data Dance, movement and dance performance with Małgorzata Suś investigating the

              generative nature of the relations between data and information in “the archive”. Performed in

              Sellasia, Greece. (June 9, 2019).

2019     I Know, performance exploring the burden of knowing, an implication of the archive that holds

              knowledge that we can never unknow. Documented by Dasha Ilina. Performed in Sellasia,

              Greece. (June 6, 2019).

2019      Points of Contact, performance/video carving a pathway through the wild scrub of a hillside

              outside of Sellasia, Greece with only my body. Videoed by Michael Higgins. Performed in 

              Sellasia, Greece. (June 3, 2019).

2017      Possibilities Exceed Nine, Curated by Barbara Sutherland. The Fountain Studio, Calgary, 

              Canada. (May 19, 2017)

2016      In Grottos / Nelle Grotte, Palazzo del Gatto, Casaprota, Italy (June 25-27) Ruberto Ostberg

              Gallery: Entanglement (Series 1) Landscape Interventions.

2016      String Theories, Group Show (Kurtis Lesick, Barbara Sutherland, Mark Vitalis, Joanne 

              McDonald) Ruberto Ostberg Gallery: Entanglement (Series 1) Landscape Interventions.

2015      Seven Deadly Sins / Fall of the House of Usher in Partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic. 

              Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Canada. 

2015      Beakerhead 4, Main Mall, Alberta College of Art + Design. The Agora.

2015      All Faculty Show, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada. Entanglement: Llorenc del Penedes 

              Remix.

2015      "Exposició i presentació de la publicació del 5e aniversari del CeRCCa 2009-2015, a l‘antic 

               cinema Cal Marçal de Llorenç del Penedès, Spain (June 23-28). Entanglement  

               (Entanglement 1, 2, 3).

2014       Turangalila, in Partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic. Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, 

               Canada. 

2012       All Faculty Show, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada. Inner Waters Flowing Faster.

2012       Exposure Photography Festival, Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary Canada. Inner Waters 

               Flowing Faster.

2011        Poetic Performance Lab: an interactive hour of poetic performances, textual theatre and sound 

               action. John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, Calgary, Canada.

2011        Popsex! Thematic Group Show curated by Annette Timms and Michael Thomas Taylor, 

               Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2010       DigitalCultures001, Digital Alberta Digital Showcase, Alberta College of Art+Design, Calgary,

               Canada

2008      Problems with History, Solo show of 12 paintings and 3 installations at the Ruberto Ostberg 

               Gallery, Calgary, Canada.

2007      Problems with History (Element 14), Performances and Audio/Video Installation at ‘Open 

               Spaces’, the Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.

2007      Art Walk, Group Show, The Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2006     Ghosts of Industry, Locative Media Installation, Banff New Media Institute, The Banff Centre, 

               Banff, Canada.

2006      Art Walk, Group Show. The Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Canada.

2006      1st Anniversary Group Show. The Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Canada.

2005      Adieu, Public Art Project/Installation.  The Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Canada.

2003      Warhospital: Paper Interactions, Interactive Project Lab, Banff Summer Arts Festival, The Banff 

                Centre, Banff, Canada.

 

CURATORIAL

  • 2018    (re)thinking the image, Theatre Junction Grand, Calgary, Canada, 2018 Exposure Photography Festival. (February 9-28, 2018)

  • 2018    Limbs and Thresholds, Performance by Oana Avasilichioaei, Theatre Junction Grand, Calgary, Canada (January 30, 2018)

  • 2013     Delicate Spaces, The Fluevog Peanut Gallery, Calgary, Canada

  • 2013    Letters to My Father. Mediated Text Performances and Installations at “In(ter)ventions”, the Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.

  • 2012    Inter(media)tions | Mediated Text Performances and Installations at “Free Exchange”, the University of Calgary, Calgary Canada. Curated with Kathleen Brown.

  • 2012     Inter(media)tions | Mediated Text Performances and Installations at “In(ter)ventions”, the Banff Centre, Banff, Canada. Curated with Kathleen Brown.

  • 2010     DigitalCultures001 | A Night of Digital Art and Culture. Performances and Installations by 14 artists including artificiel, from Montreal.  Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada

  • 2009     LIVE(D)CINEMA, 12 Live Cinema Performances including Mia Makela, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada

  • 2005       Say Goodbye, Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Canada.

  • 2001     The Media and Material Culture Summit: Communicating Canada‘s Heritage. In Association with the Canadian Archaeological Association. The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.

RESIDENCIES

  • 2019 (June) Koumaria, Medea Electronique, Sellasia, Greece.

  • 2016 (June) Sabinarti Associazione Culturale, Palazzo del Gatto, Casaprota, Italy.

  • 2015 (May-June) Residency at CeRCCa (Centre for Research and Creativity Casamarles), Llorenc del Penedes, Spain.

  • 2013 Tex(t)ech (Letters to our Father) Director of a one month residency on mediated text critically exploring the patriarchal influences of the internet. CE3C, Calgary, Canada.

  • 2012 Inter(media)tions, Co-director of a one month residency on mediated text with Kathleen Brown and mentor J.R. Carpenter. CE3C, Calgary, Canada.

  • 2011 Tex(t)ech, Co-director of a three week interactive laboratory for artists, technologists, media practitioners and  writers. With Oana Avasilichioaei. CE3C, Calgary, Canada.

  • 2009 Live Cinema – Director of one week Live Cinema residency with Mia Makela (solu.org) and 11 artists at CE3C, Alberta College of Art + Design. Part of the Reel Artist Film Festival.

  • 2008 Good Medicine – Director of the Good Medicine Residency with 6 Aboriginal Artists at the Banff New Media Institute, the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada. October 2008.

  • 2007 Thematic Residency/Co-production Lab: Almost Perfect. Projects: Problems with History (Elements 12 and 13). The Banff New Media Institute, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.

  • 2006 Thematic Residency/Co-production Lab: Almost Perfect. Projects: Ghosts of Industry (locative media); In the Shadow of Progress. The Banff New Media Institute, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.

  • 2005 Self Directed Residency. Project: Technosaurs. The Banff New Media Institute, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.

  • 2003 Interactive Project Lab. Project: Warhospital. The Canadian Film Centre (Toronto), The Banff New Media Institute (Banff), and Institut National de l’Image et du Son (Montreal).

 

PANELS, JURIES, PRESENTATIONS AND DELEGATIONS (SELECT LIST)

2019 -

  • “Preliminary Conjectures on Indeterminacy and the Dissolution of Time, Space, and Matter as Substance” Presented at the Society for Literature, Science and Arts (EU) Conference, Athens, Greece. June 26, 2019)

  • Moderator, “Documentary and Creative Storytelling”, Story Studio Summit, The Banff Centre. March 9, 2019.

2018 -  

  • Panel Discussion “Photography in the Era of Social Media”, 2018 Exposure Festival, Theatre Junction Grand, Calgary, Canada. February 9, 2018.

2016  

  • "High Fives to the Avant-Garde" Presented at the Human-Computer Interaction International Conference, Toronto, Canada, July 20, 2016.

2015/16

  • Public Art Jury for the Calgary Film Centre, Calgary Economic Development.

2015 -   

  • Critical Entanglements for Unimaginable Truths, Presented at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, October 20, 2015.

  • Public Artist Talk, CeRCCa (Centre for Research and Creativity Casamarles), Llorenc del Penedes, Spain. May 19, 2015. 

2014    

  • Turangalila Pre-Concert Presentation, with Heather Slater, Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Canada, November 29th, 2014

2013   

  • “twerking it! disruptive strategies against (anti)social media”, Presented at TALKXTALK, OCAD University, Digital Futures Lecture Series, Toronto, Canada. October 17, 2013.

  • Jury for ‘Connections’ group show at the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Canada.

  • Delegate Host, TEDactive2013, The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered. Palm Springs, California.

2012     

  • Panel Discussion: Interactivity and Gaming, with Steve Gilmore (Bioware) and Roddy Piper (National Film Board of Canada). Presented at the GIRAF Animation Festival, Calgary, Canada.

  • blank | art, design, and the ineffable why, Presented at OCAD University at the Digital Futures Lecture Series, Toronto, Canada. October 11, 2012.

  • Production Bootcamp, Presented at the Values in Design Doctoral Workshop, Values in Design Programme, School of Information and Computer Science, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA (August 19-26, 2012).

  • CE3C: Past, Present, and Future, Kurtis Lesick, Travis Kirton, and Adam Tindale.
Presented at: Technology in Society: An Exploration,
 DeVry University, 
Calgary, AB, Canada.


  • Jury for the Horse Show, Performance, Installation and video competition. Stanford Perrot Theatre, ACAD.

  • I.D.E.A. (Interaction, Design, Experience, and Audience) Think Tank, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.

2011     

  • Jury for ‘Connections’ group show at the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Canada

  • Jury for the Horse Show, Performance, Installation and video competition. Stanford Perrot Theatre, ACAD.

  • Emerging Configurations of the Virtual and the Real, National Science Foundation Symposium, Chicago, USA.

2010     

  • Interactive Screen, The Banff New Media Institute, Senior Faculty and Scholarship Facilitator

  • Jury for the Horse Show, Performance, Installation and video competition. Stanford Perrot Theatre, ACAD.

  • How New Technology Drives Advances in Art and Culture. Digital Alberta Panel

  • South by South West, Austin, Texas. AACTI / Digital Alberta Contingent

2009    

  • South by South West, Austin, Texas. AACTI Contingent

  • Interactive Screen, The Banff New Media Institute, Senior Faculty and Scholarship Facilitator

2006     

  • Digital Media 101: The Value of Digital Media. Banff New Media Institute, Accelerator Program, Banff, Alberta.

  • The casualty of War Hospital: Observations for a conflicted documentary genre. Presented at Interactive Screen, The Banff New Media Institute, Banff, Canada.

  • Electronic Entertainment Expo. Western Canada Delegation. Los Angeles, United States.

2003     

  • WAR HOSPITAL: a Study in Being Human. Presented at “IPL day” at the “Festival international nouveau cinema et nouveaux medias”, Montreal, Canada.

  • WAR HOSPITAL. Presented at Cyberpitch, the Banff Television festival, Banff, Canada.

2002  

  • Web Visualisation and the First Philosophy of History. Presented at Interactive Screen, the Banff New Media Institute, Banff, Canada.

2001     

  • Recontextualising Digital Media: Lessons from Material History. Presented at Unforgiving Memory, the Banff New Media Institute, Banff, Canada.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2016 Lesick Kurtis, “High Fives to the Avant-Garde”. In: Marcus A. (eds) Design, User Experience, and Usability: Design Thinking and Methods. DUXU 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9746. Springer, Cham.

  • 2012 Lesick, Kurtis, ‘Building Electronic Culture | Computing at ACAD’ in the Journal of Computational Media Design. pp.16-29. 

  • 2011 Lesick, Kurtis, ‘The Closing of the Text’ in DANDELION performance/machine [Issue 37.2] edited by Kathleen Brown and Michael Nardone.

  • 2002 Lesick, Kurtis, Barbara Kulle, Christine Cluny, Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown (Editors) The Archaeology of Contact: Processes and Consequences. The Archaeological Association of the University of Calgary.

  • 2001 Lesick, Kurtis, “The First Graphic Design” in Entropie Art/Design/Communication/Culture Vol. 2, No. 3.

  • 1997 Magne, Martin, Kurtis Lesick, Peter D. Francis, Gwyn Langemann and Rod Heitzmann, “Archaeology – A Crucial Role in Ecosystem Management,“ CRM, Vol.20, No.4.

  • 1997 Lesick, Kurtis “Re-engendering gender: some theoretical and methodological concerns on a burgeoning archaeological pursuit”. In J. Moore and E. Scott (eds) Invisible People and Processes: Writing Gender and Childhood into European Archaeology. Leicester University Press.

 

CRITICAL ESSAYS/INTERVIEWS

  • Petry, Michael (2018) ​The Word Is Art​. Thames & Hudson. P.137.

  • Kriebel, Sabine (2017). "Sexologies Beholders: The Exhibition Popsex! in Calgary, in Taylor, M., Timm, A., & Herrn, R. (Eds.). Not Straight from Germany: Sexual Publics and Sexual Citizenship since Magnus Hirschfeld. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. doi:10.3998/mpub.9238370. Pp. 84-87. 

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