DATE 2017 DISCIPLINE Science MEDIUM Telepresence and tactile interface for autistic children STATUS Research project started Jan. 2017 at Ryerson University and University College Dublin with FUNDING: Ontario Centre of Excellence PhD Project Proposal Graham Thomas Smith Thematic PhD in … Continue reading


DATE – 2010 DISCIPLINE – Science MEDIUM – STATUS – Funded by the European Space Agency Technology Centre WEBLINKS http://www.olats.org/space/13avril/2004/mono_index.html http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2011/05/AquaCinema_s_monitor_shows_space_view_in_pool http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/TTP/space-to-business-2011-01.pdf I have been involved in the space art community for 25 years with the artistic aim of exploring … Continue reading


DATE – 2007- 2009 DISCIPLINE – Science MEDIUM – Interactive Display STATUS – Funded by a joint NSERC and Canada Council grant WEBLINKS http://imdc.ca/asid/ASID.html http://www.ryerson.ca/psychology/emotichair/ https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16738-vibrating-chair-lets-users-rock-to-the-beat/ http://www.ryerson.ca/news/news/Research_News/20090227_Emoti/ http://torontoist.com/2009/02/emoti-chairs_at_clintons/ http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/02/26/8536856-sun.html https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2008/07/02/emotichair_delivers_good_vibrations_to_deaf.html http://www.psych.ryerson.ca/russo/CBC_ThePoint_DeafMusic.mp3 Often understood to be diametric opposites, art and technology … Continue reading

Video conferencing apparatus

DATE – 2002 DISCIPLINE – Science MEDIUM – Patent STATUS – Assignee: Horizonscan Inc. WEBLINKS Patent number: 6784916 Abstract: An apparatus and system for improving the projection of a remote conferee’s presence and improving eye contact between the remote video … Continue reading


DATE – 1996 -2001 DISCIPLINE- Science MEDIUM – Telepresence STATUS- Published in 8 journals SELECTED SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS & CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 2001 TeleMedicine 2001 Fels, D.I., Williams, L., Smith, G., Treviranus, J. The Supply Student, June 2001, Montreal, Canada. 1999 Telemedicine … Continue reading