Colin Clark is an artist, design researcher, and the associate director of OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Research Centre. His work is concerned with issues of access and agency within technology-mediated creative practice. Working alongside open communities, Colin’s research investigates new ways to build and sustain cooperative, reciprocal software systems — especially by those without access to conventional technical expertise. At the Inclusive Design Research Centre, Colin leads a cluster of research projects that support participation in cooperative and equitable platforms, digital art and culture, community-based design methods, and accessible software architectures. He is also the author of several open source creative coding frameworks, which are used by sound and video artists around the world.
Clark, C., Lewis, C., Bates, S., Shahi S. (2019) “Coding to Learn and Create: New Modes of Programming for Learners Who Have Been Left Out.” In Proceedings of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group Annual Conference 2019.
Basman, A., Clark C., Lewis, C. (2018). “The Open Authorial Principle – Supporting Networks of Authors in Creating Externalisable Designs.” In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGPLAN International Symposium on New Ideas, New Paradigms, and Reflections on Programming and Software. (pp. 29-43).
Clark, C. and Shahi, S (2018). “On Continuing Creativity.” In Proceedings of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group Annual Conference 2018.
Clark, C. and Basman A. (2017). “Tracing a Paradigm for Externalization: Avatars and the GPII Nexus.” In Programming ’17: Companion to the first International Conference on the Art, Science and Engineering of Programming 2017. Association for Computing Machinery. (Article 31 pp. 1-5).
Clark, C. Ayotte, D., Basman A., & Treviranus, J. (2016) “About Us, With Us: The Fluid Project’s Inclusive Design Tools.” In Part 1 of the Proceedings of the 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016. Springer International Publishing. (pp.172-182).
CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.