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New Director for the SIM Centre

A note to introduce our new director Kate Armstrong who joined the SIM Centre in 2013. 

Kate has over 10 years experience in the culture sector with a specific focus on intersections between art and technology. She is the Board President and past acting Executive Director of the Western Front. Her interdisciplinary practice is conceptually driven and has included participatory work, objects, photography, video, events in urban space, generative text systems, and experimental narrative forms. Her exhibitions include the Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania), Psy-Geo-Conflux (New York), ISEA 2006 (San Jose, California), ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge (San Jose, California), Yerba Buena Centre (San Francisco, California), Prairie Art Gallery (Grande Prairie, Alberta), and Akbank Sanat (Istanbul, Turkey). She has written for P.S.1/MoMa, Blackflash, Granville Magazine, Fillip, SubTerrain Magazine, TrAce, Year Zero One, the Kootenay School of Writing, and The Thing, and is the author of Medium (2011), Source Material Everywhere (2011), the 12 volume bookwork Path (2008), Why Some Dolls are Bad (2007), Grafik Dynamo (2005), PING (2003) as well as Crisis & Repetition: Essays on Art and Culture (Michigan State University Press, 2002). She is a founding partner of Revised Projects and of the Goethe Satellite Vancouver, and is one of the Artistic Directors of ISEA 2015.

Welcome to SIM Centre

The Social + Interactive Media Centre is a new research centre that supports a wide range of applied social, interactive and design projects. Funded by a 5-year grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the centre offers BC companies a way to tap the design, creative and technical expertise of Emily Carr faculty and students.