Greg J. Smith

Member Since February 13, 2003

Greg J. Smith is a Toronto-based designer and researcher with interests in media theory and digital culture. Extending from a background in architecture, his research considers how contemporary information paradigms affect representational and spatial systems. Greg is a designer at Mission Specialist and is a managing editor of the digital arts publication Vague Terrain. His writing has appeared in a variety of publications including: Creative Applications, Current Intelligence, Rhizome, Vectors and the Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics.

Greg has presented work at venues and institutions including EYEO Festival (Minneapolis), the Western Front (Vancouver), DIY Citizenship (Toronto), Medialab-Prado (Madrid) and Postopolis! LA. He is an adjunct instructor in the CCIT program (University of Toronto/Sheridan College) and has taught courses for CSMM (McMaster University) and OCAD University.
Aug. 19 2010 00:29 on Required Reading

@Edwin "No one really knows what is in the box" That line makes me think of 'Kiss Me Deadly' and The Great Whatsit! Perhaps that divine glow is that magic ...
April 7 2010 13:14 on Untitled (2008) - Igor Eskinja

These pseudo icons are even better than the real thing. This is the only time I will ever quote U2.
Oct. 30 2009 20:12 on Notes on Going Under

Hi Dragan, I only think Kraftwerk are humorless. Telex are hi-larious.
Oct. 25 2009 02:37 on Notes on Going Under

@Chris Burke

I think if Bob Lewis had remained in the band, or perhaps DEVO focused more on pursuing film than music we might have seen a more critical agenda ...
Pitfall! is a strange game and I have a new appreciation for it after reading 'Racing the Beam'. Although my memory is hazy, what I do clearly remember is hating ...
Oops. CMS ate my response.

To pick up that unfinished sentence: …what happens if that system is tweaked, perhaps it effects a filter or effect being applied back in the ...
A pseudo-review? I never fancied myself a pseudo-reviewer. :)

Lots of VJs have done work with cameras trained on the audience, in a simple way that is what you are talking ...
I was getting heckled on twitter for not mentioning the Fablab Network! I do think it is a brilliant project.. somewhere I read it described as a middle ground between ...
Hi Paddy,

I just used the comment as a springboard into discussing general skepticism towards the field. I understand the "Gee Whiz" kind of Photoshop filter work you were referring ...
Hi Rachel,

I don't think users are necessarily that aware of how limited their agency (or ownership) is on social web services, I think are happy to be "tourists" on ...