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Dave Colangelo

Dave Colangelo
Assistant Professor

Dave Colangelo is an artist, educator, and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. He is a founding member of Public Visualization Studio, external link. His work focuses on urban media environments as sites for critical and creative engagements with the city, public art, and information.

He is currently Assistant Professor of Digital Creation and Communication in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University and Director, North America, of the Media Architecture Institute, external link. He is also Co-Director of RyeLights at Ryerson University. Previously, he has held positions as Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Culture at Portland State University in the School of Film, Adjunct Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in the Digital Futures MA/MDes/MFA program, and Professor and Academic Coordinator of the Bachelor of Digital Experience Design program in the School of Design at George Brown College.

His writing has appeared in the Journal of Visual CultureSpace and Culture, LeonardoPublic Art Dialogue, and the Journal of Curatorial Studies and in edited collections on Museum and Gallery Design and the History of Film Studies. He is the author of The Building as Screen: A History, Theory, and Practice of Massive Media, external link (Amsterdam University Press, 2020).

His creative work, external link has been exhibited at The Bentway in Toronto, and at Open Signal and the Portland Winter Light Festival in Portland, Oregon. Writings and presentations on these works have appeared at the Media Architecture Summit 2015 in Beijing, the 2013-14 Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in Shenzhen/Hong Kong, the International Symposium for Electronic Art (ISEA) 2013 in Sydney, and ISEA 2011 in Istanbul.

Colangelo holds an MA in Cultural Studies and Interactive Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a PhD from the York-Ryerson Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture in Toronto.