Mark-David Hosale is a computational media artist and composer who holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an MM in Music-Composition and Theory from UIUC, and a BA in Music Composition from the College of Creative Studies, at U.C. Santa Barbara. He is an Associate Professor in Digital Media in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has given lectures and taught internationally at institutions in Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Canada, and the United States. His solo and collaborative work has been exhibited internationally at such venues as the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery (2005), International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2006), BlikOpener Festival, Delft, The Netherlands (2010), the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF2012), Biennale of Sidney (2012), Toronto’s Nuit Blanche (2012), Art Souterrain, Montréal (2013), and a Collateral event at the Venice Biennale (2015), among others. He is co-editor of the upcoming anthology, Worldmaking as Techné: Participatory Art, Music, and Architecture (Riverside Press, 2015).
The connecting tissue of Mark-David’s interdisciplinary work lies in his exploration of nonlinear narrative as a representation of information, time, and space. Nonlinear narrative is an inherent aspect of new media that provides a common baseline whereby media artworks can be evaluated and understood. His primary research is an exploration of the question, “what is the form of nonlinear interactive narrative?” providing the impetus for a theoretical discussion, and a formal approach to the understanding his works, while providing a basis for the creation of new works that have a dynamic nonlinear structure and reflect on our modern understanding of knowledge and nature.
In addition to non-linear narrative, Mark-David’s research and work explores the boundaries between the virtual and the physical world. Whether as part of an installation or performance work, the virtual spaces he creates are technologically transparent, sophisticated and virtuosic, as well as intuitive to experience and use.