Jordan Shaw

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. 

Curriculum Vitae


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).

Exhibition Record

(December 2018) - "2/40 min on 05/07/2017", Plexus Projects. (Brooklyn, USA)

(September 2018) - "Intersections", Nuit Blanche 2018. (UNION Creative Innovation Team) (Toronto, Canada)

(September 2018) - "​All Eyes On You"​ . INFINITI x UNION Creative. Nuit Blanche 2018 Sponsor. Innovation Manager (Toronto, Canada) 

2018 - “Waldeinsamkeit”, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Semi-Finalist. Artscape Sandbox. (Toronto, Canada)

2018 - "Enhancer". Colour: What Do You Mean By That?, Propeller Gallery (Canada)

2018 - "Enhancer". Come Up To My Room 2018, Gladstone Hotel (Canada)

2017 - “Habitual Instinct”. Vector Festival, InterAccess (Canada)

2017 - “Habitual Instinct”. GradEx, Open Gallery, OCAD U (Canada)

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


2018: OCADU, Center for Emerging Artists & Designers, Career Launchers Fund. Intersections at Nuit Blanche 2018.

2017: Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant. Enhancer at Gladstone's Come Up To My Room 2018.

2015 - OCADU, “CBC Holodeck”. Funded by The Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIIVDDD).

2015 - Fucked Up, Year of the Hare interactive music video. Funded by a MuchFACT grant.


2018 - Canadian Marketing Association Awards: Innovative Media for a Consumer Services. Campaign: Noisy Neighbour Poster. 

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. 

2017 - Applied Arts: Agency Self-Promotion, Single, 2017 + Experimental/Artistic, 2017 for UNION Hats (agency self-promotion).

2016 - Best Niche Targeting (Silver), AToMiC Shift (Silver) for Mount Pleasant Group - Quitbit

2016 - Applied Arts: Interactive: Agency Self-Promotion for The Cannescellation. (Video)

2016 - OCAD U Graduate Scholarship

2015 - OCAD U Graduate Scholarship

2008 - SpaceTime ACM SIGGRAPH Student Competition (Runner up). EmoCapsule Interactive Art Installation

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