Team Bios

Greg Van Alstyne

Greg Van Alstyne BA

Senior Research Associate

An Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art & Design, Greg Van Alstyne is an accomplished design educator and creative director who brings a diverse portfolio of interaction and graphic design, art direction and management, and concept generation to the BISC. Currently completing his MSc at the Integrated Digital Media Institute, Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, Greg was the inaugural Director of the Institute without Boundaries, a post-graduate, interdisciplinary design program established between Bruce Mau Design and George Brown – Toronto City College. He directed and mentored student teams in the conception, design and production of the multi-platform Massive Change project, facilitating major exhibitions, various texts and products, public events and the project's graphic identity.

As well, Greg was founding head of the Department of New Media for The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where he art directed and co-produced the MoMA/MIT Media Lab Un-Private House interactive environments, and the MoMA2000 kiosk system, among other projects. He has developed graphic, environmental and interaction design for numerous publishers, agencies and marks, having cultivated a broad repertoire of expertise. His research concentrates on emergence in design as a capability for discovering new patterns in design, education and socio-cultural behaviour.

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