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Matt Gorbet is a technology artist, researcher and designer who specializes in physically interactive technology experiences. Before founding Gorbet Design, Inc., Matt was a researcher at PARC, the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, where his team designed and studied new document genres enabled by emerging technologies. Matt earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from MIT and a Master of Science from the MIT Media Lab. He has several patents on novel interaction technologies.
Matt has exhibited technology artwork at the Ars Electronica festival in Austria, the NTT InterCommunication Center in Tokyo and ZeroOne/ISEA in San José.
He teaches physical computing and non-traditional interaction techniques at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, and Think Tank at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Rob Gorbet is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Waterloo, where he teaches courses in Robotics, Control Systems, and Computer Interfacing. His pioneering research explores the use of shape memory alloys, or "muscle wires," to generate motion.
Rob's artistic interests lie in the merging of technology with traditional crafts, and in the use of interaction to explore the societal impacts of technology. He is a frequent collaborator with Gorbet Design.
Since 2004, he has taught a Technology Art Studio course that he co-created at the University of Waterloo. This unique course brings together artists and engineers to collaborate in exploring the fusion of technology and art.
Rob enjoys collaborating with other artists who enhance their works with technology, and is a Director of the Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area (CAFKA).
Susan LK Gorbet is a creative technology strategist, artist, and designer. She has been transforming cutting-edge technology into compelling experiences for the last sixteen years. She is a co-founder of Gorbet Design, creating innovative experiential art and design.
With degrees in computer science and psychology, Susan enjoys creating experiences that invite people to interact. At Gorbet Design, she focuses on creating strategic and conceptual frameworks that build depth and meaning for an experience.
After winning a fellowship for graduate research at Stanford in the early 90’s, Susan spent many years working with software and websites in Silicon Valley, where she led research teams at Silicon Graphics, and was the Director of User Experience Design for Excite@Home and Snapfish.
Susan teaches Experience Design at the Canadian Film Centre's Media Lab and the Ontario College of Art and Design.