Stacey Spiegel (CA) is an artist and new media visionary.
Stacey Spiegel is an artist whose thesis on the 'mechanization of nature; informs his multidisciplinary work: his sculptures, new media installations and computer-based artworks have been exhibited internationally, they are included in both public and private collections, and have won him a number of significant awards.
Spiegel had to artist-in-residences at the ZKM (Karlsruhe), at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology, or the Banff Centre, Alberta. He has been a fellow at the Centre For Advanced Visual Study at the MIT, Boston, and was Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronton during 1992-97. He is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Software Engineering and Game Design at McMaster University, Ontario.
Spiegel started collaborating with designer/software inventor Rodney Hoinkes in creating digital installations for DEAF95 and 96, Ars Electronica, Electra or MultiMediale. In 1997, he also published Landscape of Memory in the V2_ publication Interfacing Realities.
In 1997, they founded Immersion Studios (then I-mmersion), a forerunner in social computing, and a world-leading producer of group interactive, immersive experiences, that would explore the potential of interactive films, theaters and classrooms, and win a number of prestigious awards and prizes. In 2007, they re-created themselves as Parallel World Labs, a term describing the expanding, ubiquitous universe of the networked world and its interconnectedness. Their goal is to create 'social spaces' in the real and the virtual worlds.
Parallel World Labs: http://www.pwlabs.com/home.html