Miles Thorogood


Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | IKE Barber School of Arts and Sciences
University of British Columbia l Okanagan Campus
1148 Research Road, CCS 153
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

T: 250 807 9266 


2015-2016 Courses

COSC 122 Computer Fluency
COSC 150 Digital Logic and Microprocessor Hardware
VISA 264  Computer and Imaging Development I
VISA 265  Computer and Imaging Development II

Miles Thorogood is a practicing media and sound artist, combining algorithm design, computer code and electronics with traditional media. His works have been featured in public art installations, as well as at international conferences and festivals. Some notable highlights have been works for the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Fraser River Discovery Centre, International Symposium of Electronic Arts, and the Vancouver PUSH festival.

Miles references the natural environment and human produced systems as the point of departure for his technology based works. Graduating with honors from The Australian National University, Centre for Art and Technology, he defined a framework for representing animal behaviours in computer based agents to simulate those species. He applied one such facsimile to a colony of sounding robots, mimicking and interacting with a local bird species. Miles' MAA research at Emily Carr University involved the analysis of audio signals in natural and urban environments. From this analysis, he discovered a correlation between the pattern of natural and human urban soundscape. Miles then made a computational model of that data for a generative system that synthesized the spectral and temporal attributes of those soundscapes. Mile' PhD research at Simon Fraser University, School of Interactive Arts and Technology has focussed on endowing machines with human-like creative behaviours. Specifically, he has been modelling human perception to develop algorithms for automating the tasks in sound design practice, toward the goal of computer-assisted creative systems.






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