Jordan Shaw is an artist and creative technologist. An MFA graduate from OCAD University’s Digital Futures program, his interests spans mediums ranging from strictly digital to interactive physical environments. His work explores themes relating to the influence of technology in popular culture and the predefined expectations society has about their relationship with computers, technology, and the future. The manifestation of his creative output transpires through projects that focus on communicating the invisible, yet very physical components of technology and how these unnoticed pieces of technology impact, influence and alter our behaviour and surroundings.
2015 - 2017: MFA, Digital Futures. OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario.
2004 - 2008: Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario. Bachelors of Information Technology (BIT) majoring in Interactive Multimedia and Design (IMD).
2004 - 2008: Algonquin College, Ottawa Ontario. Advanced College Diploma from the school of New Media & Design in Interactive Multimedia and Design (IMD).
September 2018 - "The Places We Go", Nuit Blanche 2018. (UNION Creative Innovation Team) (Toronto, Canada)
March 2018 - "Enhancer". Colour: What Do You Mean By That?, Propeller Gallery (Canada)
January 2018 - "Enhancer". Come Up To My Room 2018, Gladstone Hotel (Canada)
July 2017 - “Habitual Instinct”. Vector Festival, InterAccess (Canada)
May 2017 - “Habitual Instinct”. GradEx, Open Gallery, OCAD U (Canada)
April 2017 - “Habitual Instinct”. Digital Futures Graduate Show. Open Gallery, OCAD U (Canada)
2017 - “Creation By Error”. Digital Futures Open Show. Open Gallery, OCAD U (Canada)
2016 - “Parting Ways”, “Everywhere”. The Salon of Inclusiveness III, Black Cat - Artspace (Canada)
2016 - “Understory”, WayHome Music & Arts Festival (Canada)
2016 - “Sentiment Cocoon”, Vivid Sydney (Australia)
2016 - “CBC Holodeck”, OCAD U, Black Box Gallery (Canada)
2015 - “Curious”, OCAD U Graduate Gallery Group Show (Canada)
2015 - “Mirror Lake Refactored”, “Jack Pine Refactored”, “Pic Island Refactored”. The Salon of Inclusiveness II, Black Cat - Artspace (Canada)
2008 - ACM SIGGRAPH SpaceTime Student Competition (Runner up) EmoCapsule Interactive Art Installation (USA)
2018: Holy Noir Tattoo. Toronto, Canada
Awards / Grants
2017/18: Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant. Enhancer at Gladstone's Come Up To My Room 2018.
2017: The Advertising & Design Club of Canada: Interactive Miscellaneous Merit for UNION Hats.
2017 - Best Exhibited Thesis Work for Habitual Instinct. Digital Futures Thesis Examination Awards 2017.
2016 - OCAD U Graduate Scholarship
2015 - OCAD U Graduate Scholarship
2008 - SpaceTime ACM SIGGRAPH Student Competition (Runner up). EmoCapsule Interactive Art Installation
2018 - Breakfast Television Toronto: "Sneak peek of Gladstone Hotel’s Art and Design Exhibition"
2018 - Now Magazine: "The 10 best design events happening in Toronto this weekend"
2018 - Gladstone Hotel: "4 Anticipated #CUTMR2018 Projects To Look Out For"
2017 - Canadian Art: “Must-Sees This Week: July 13 to 19, 2017”
2017 - BlogTO. Listed as #4: "41 artists to watch from the OCADU graduation exhibition"
2016 - Marketing Mag: "UNION ADDS A MUSICAL TWIST TO ITS 4TH ANNIVERSARY"
2015 - Pitchfork: “Fucked Up Year of the Hare EP”
2015 - Exclaim.ca:"Year of the Hare (interactive video)”
2015 - The Creators Project: Surreal 3D Video Game Puts an Architectural Spin on the Exquisite Corpse
2015 - Prosthetic Knowledge: Exquisite City
2015 - Strategy Online : Relief for the Cannes-nots among us
2015 - Creativity Online (AdAge): Not at Cannes? This Twitter Cannes Blocker Might Make You Feel Better
2011 - BlogTO: Doors Open 2011 mobile apps
2011 - Torontoist: Extra, Extra: People Against the Quarry, Apps for the City
2008 - SpaceTime Student Competition & Exhibition Catalog (EmoCapsule)