Electronics Engineer and Media Artist
Jim Ruxton received his M.A.Sc in electrical engineering at the University of Ottawa in 1988. In 1991 he went to the Ontario College of Art and Design to explore combining electronics and art. Since 1993 he has worked in Toronto as an engineer/artist bringing electronics into various fields of the arts. He is the sole proprietor of Cinematronics, a company created to service the film special effects industry. Jim has designed a number of special machines for creating specific effects including a device which produces a moving projection effect for Atom Egoyan's opera Salome and special motor controllers for pyrotechnics on the last KISS world tour. His varied interests led him to be a co-founder of the annual "Subtle Technologies Conference" a conference that blurs the boundaries between art and science.
Toronto based organization Subtle Technologies has been playing a role in breaking down barriers between art and science for the past 16 years. As Director of Programs, I have had the opportunity over...
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