Ph.D. candidate, Concordia University
Philomène Longpré is a media artist who has been working since 1999 to develop interactive video systems that juxtapose virtual characters, responsive membranes, and digital interfaces. She has been conducting research on how a video screen's materiality, interactivity, and spatiality can augment an individual's sensory, affective, and cognitive experience of a moving image. Longpré holds a bachelor's degree in Electronic Arts from Concordia University in Montreal. She also has a Master's degree in Arts and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has done research on responsive video membranes at the DXARTS Center in Seattle. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate and leads a research study on matrixes of sensation at the Centre for Sensory Studies, Concordia University, in Montreal. Longpre's systems have been exhibited worldwide at digital arts festivals, contemporary art galleries, and museums, including international events such as the Digital Art Biennale of Montreal, Elektra, Exit, Via, File, Collider, and Nexus.