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Education

Special Individualized PhD Candidate

  • Concordia University (Milieux formerly Hexagram Institute), Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Currently Completing

Masters of Applied Media Arts (2010)

  • Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Valedictorian

Combined Honors BA in Multimedia & Visual Arts (2004)

  • McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Summa Cum Laude

Professional Experience

2008-2015: Trigger Shark Business and Technology Consulting Ltd.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Principle Consultant.

Business and technology consulting for companies ranging from fortune 500 to private firms and the Canadian Government – providing ideation, technology development and management solutions.

2011-2014: Concordia University (Design and Computational Arts Department)
Montreal, Québec, University Instructor.

Design and delivery of course-ware, lectures and assignments, coordination of course work, critiquing and advising students.

  • CART421: Creative Electronics Studio
  • CART360: Tangible Media and Physical Computing
  • CART351: Networks and Navigation
  • Guest lecturing for Masters of Fine Arts Seminar
2011-2012: White Mist Electronics Inc.
Montreal, Québec, Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Ideation lead, manufacturing strategy, brand identity and product design, control technologies and success management. I also invented major components of the electronic hookah and became a patent-pending partner.

2010-2012: Mondomatrix Creative Electronics
Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Inventor and Co-founder.

Electronic product design, manufacturing and assembly line design, logistics, operations and marketing of creative electronics products.

2010 + 2011: Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Vancouver, British Columbia, University Instructor.

Design and delivery of course ware, lectures and assignments, coordination of course work, critiquing and advising students.

  • CEID 222: Creative Electronics for Beginners
  • DIVA 303: Interactivity: Media Practices
  • CEDA 250: WordPress Programing
  • Also invited to lecture in DIVA 300: Advanced Digital + Interactive Art
2003-2008: M-Media Multimedia Consultants Ltd.
Toronto Ontario, Multimedia Architect.

Over 40 Multimedia projects completed, including The McMaster University Virtual Tour, the Government of Canada, Institute of Infection and Immunity website, e-Learning for DLC, E-commerce websites and digital media consultation.

  • Coordination and management of multimedia development teams
  • Development of strategic website initiatives including database, RIA and ‘smart-sites’
  • Software, E-learning and Mass digital communications design and development
  • User testing, invigilation and statistical reporting (information efficiency auditing)
  • SEO (search engine optimizations) development and execution
2001-2004: McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario. Teaching Assistant.

Assisted in the delivery of Multimedia and Sculptural Design courses.

2002: Websites Designs Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario. Website Project Manager and Lead Developer.

Production of multimedia projects including multimedia intensive websites.

2001: IQEQ Technologies Inc..
Ottawa, Ontario. Webmaster and Programmer.

Marketing material development (print and web) and corporate branding consistency.


Awards

  • 2015             Hexagram Institute Research Grant
  • 2015             Concordia University Travel Grant
  • 2014             INDI Research Exposition First Prize; Ph.D.
  • 2012             Concordia University Graduate Fellowship
  • 2010             Emily Carr University President’s Research Fund
  • 2009             SSHRC: Bombardier Canada Graduate Master’s Scholarship
  • 2003             Altana Pharma Commissioned Competition
  • 2003             Post-it Note-able Art Competition (2nd provincial)
  • 2003             The McMaster University Prize for Special Achievement
  • 2003             McMaster University Senate Scholarship
  • 2003             McMaster University Dean’s Honor Award
  • 2002             McMaster University Dean’s Honor Award
  • 2001             McMaster University Dean’s Honor Award
  • 2000             McMaster University Entrance Scholarship

 


Publication Selection

Print

  • M Rauscher, “Haptic transference: A new haptic feedback robotic control interface,” in Electronics, Communications and Networks IV, 0 vols., CRC Press, 2015, pp. 1595–1597.
  • Morgan Rauscher, ‘Zeugen’, Journal of Integrated Studies, 4 (2013) <http://jis.athabascau.ca/index.php/jis/article/view/151> [accessed 16 July 2013].
  • M. Rauscher, “The Essence of Interactive Expression,” Samizdatpress Hamilt. Arts Lett., vol. 1, no. 7, p. 13, Spring/Summer 2014.

Conferences

  • 2016 Conference on Sustainable Veterinary Practice, Montreal, Canada
  • 2015        The 6th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece
  • 2014        The 4th International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks CECNet, China
  • 2011        The Fifth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) “Art Explorations”, Funchal, Portugal
  • 2010        Technarte. International Conference on Art & Technology, Bilbao Spain (2010)

Exhibitions

  • 2015        “Nuit Blanche”, N-Polytope, collaboration with Chris Salter, Paris, France
  • 2014        “INDI Research Exposition”, Engineering & Visual Arts Complex, Montreal, QC
  • 2013        “Et si les robots mangeaient des pommes ?”: Maison des arts, Laval, QC
  • 2012        “Dust”: The Ally-way Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • 2012        “eXhibitions”: A B Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • 2011        “Life Light”: New Market, Installation, New Westminster, BC
  • 2010        “World Maker Faire”: Viscusi Gallery, New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY
  • 2010        “Taken Up, Slightly Revised”: Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2009        “E-Mixer”: Surrey Art Gallery (Interactive Futures ’09), Surrey, BC
  • 2009        “Not That Grad Show”: The Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2008        “Legal Size”: The ( ) Space, Vancouver, BC
  • 2004        “SUMMA Exhibition”: McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
  • 2004        “McMaster Student Art Competition”: University Student Center, Hamilton, ON
  • 2003        “Interactive”: Gag the gallery, Hamilton, ON
  • 2003        “Post-it Note-able Art Competition: Harbor Front Center, Toronto, ON
  • 2003        “Humanities Symposium”: McMaster University Student Centre, Hamilton, ON
  • 2003        “Confess”: The New Space (Mc Master University), Hamilton, ON

Residency

  • 2010        VIVO Media Arts Center, interactive persistence of vision and sound installation commission, Vancouver, BC

Technical Qualifications

Electronic Hardware

  • Arduino
  • Displayduino
  • Micro-controller design
  • Firmware design
  • Computer repair
  • Computer upgrading
  • Computer trouble-shooting
  • Electronics fabrication
  • Electronics reverse engineering
  • Robotics design
  • Robotics development
  • Remote security systems
  • Cybernetics & controls

Computer Languages:

  • C / C++
  • Arduino
  • Processing
  • Java Script
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • ASP.Net
  • Visual Basic
  • Visual Basic.Net
  • HTML+5
  • SHTML
  • XML
  • Flash Action Script
  • SQL (database)
  • Access (database)

Software

  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Office
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Adobe Flex
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Dream Weaver
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Image Ready
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Sound Forge
  • Corel VideoStudio Pro
  • And Many Many More …

Milling and Fabrication (Shop Skills)

  • 3D Printing
  • CNC Milling
  • Arc – MIG – TIG (welding)
  • Metal working
  • Fiber glass sculpting
  • Parts milling machining
  • Wood working
  • Metal plate and glass etching
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Bronze loss wax casting
  • Vacuum casting
  • Human body casting
  • Silicon rubber casting
  • Lithographic printing
  • Lino printing
  • Plaster (sculpture and casting)
  • Acrylic painting (spray & brush)
  • Silk Screening
  • Clay sculpting
  • Basic clay firing knowledge

Other Qualifications

      • Fall protection ticket
      • Suspended access equipment ticket
      • High rise access ticket
      • First Aid Certification (St. Johns Level 1)

Professional Affiliation

2015 – Present        The Center for Sensory Studies
2011 – Present         Concordia University Hexagram Institute
2008 – Present        Construction and Safety Association


Other Interests

  • Citizenship: Canadian
  • Certifications: Construction Association Fall Protection, Suspended Access and High Rise Access
  • Strong photography portfolio on numerous distribution networks
  • I love to run, hike, swim and fitness train, and go wilderness exploring, orienteering, camping and hiking and I am an archer

 

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