Media artist, choreographer, dancer, and computer systems
designer and Associate Professor in the Computer Arts and
Design Sciences Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her
formal education and training in computing science and dance form the interdisciplinary basis of her work, which integrates
models of scientific representation with experiential physical
practices and methodologies.
in performance and computing forms the basis for her research which
focuses on embodied interaction, sense-making, and the aesthetics of
interaction. She is particularly interested in the poetic forms that
cultivate affect, materiality and experience-modeling within human
A recipient of the 1998 PetroCanada award in New Media, her media art installations have been exhibited internationally.
Thecla Schiphorst leads the "whisper[s] research group", which stands for: wearable, handheld, intimate, sensory, personal, expressive, responsive systems.
Thecla Schiphorst participated in the Test_Lab: Dancing Around Technology on February 27, 2007.