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.