Dr. Laura U. Marks
Dr. Marks is a is a media scholar, programmer and founder of the Small File Media Festival.
She teaches in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University where she works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus, and on small-footprint media.
Radek Przedpełski is lecturer in media studies and visual culture at Trinity College Dublin. He has a background in digital media and sound design. Radek is also a migrant artist working in sound, photography and video
Image: Migrant Since 2006. Image by Anna Zielenkiewicz. Glitch Art by Domenico Barra.
Originally from Oaxaca and Mexico City, Faune Ybarra is an MFA candidate at Simon Fraser University where her research/practice focuses on the interrelation of displacement and “diasporic gestures”.
Joey is a lens-based media artist, educator, musician, event curator and broadcaster dedicated to amplifying his community and elevating his peers through inherent aesthetic and conscious design.
He is an MA student at Simon Fraser University where he researches illegal mediums and how outdated modes of communication can be used as platforms for social change in a digital age.
Sophia Biedka is an independent filmmaker based out of the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam nations. Her work challenges the boundaries between traditional and ethnographic documentary by exploring cinematic experience of place and knowledge, centered around environmental and cultural issues.
Sanjana Karthik is a grade eleven student from Semiahmoo Secondary. She dedicates her time to volunteering. She tutors, and provides her leadership services to Volunteer Club, Study Circle, and Medhopeful at her school. She reached some of her personal and professional goals by creating the organization Your Words Matter To Us, co-founding an upcoming mental health app called myEsprit, and creating mental health campaigns through the BC Youth Council.