For over a decade, Andrew McAllister has strived to make human-computer interactions more intuitive, usable and user-centered. McAllister currently manages the creative computing environment at OCAD U, from student and faculty computing to leading innovative web development.
McAllister creates video, audio, interactive and photographic works, some of which have been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. McAllister’s videos and photographs have been shown at the International Biennale of Contemporary Art (Prague), the CONTACT Festival of Photography (Toronto), the imagineNATIVE media arts + film festival (Toronto), Century Gallery (London) and Sis Boom Bah (Toronto) in Out and About, GARDENfresh (Chicago), Oxo Tower (London) in Response/Ability and at FotoFestival Naarden (Netherlands). McAllister holds a Master’s degree in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.
As a musician, McAllister has participated in the Toronto music scene since the 1990s, including the Wavelength Music series, running an indie label, helping mix and master records for his own bands and others.