Stephen Surlin

About Me

Stephen Surlin

Creative Technologist


I am an artist, designer, musician and recent graduate of the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) Program at OCAD University, receiving my Master’s of Design (MDes) Degree.

My previous and current research revolves around rapid prototyping (3D printing) and manufacturing, along with sustainable and critical design. This research led me to examine historical forms of communication, communal sharing, consumption, and how these systems can inform current technology to exist in a more ambient and open-source form, especially in a widely internet enabled society. My practice uses several methodologies including the diegetic prototype; a kind of creative making that  promotes innovation by designing interfaces or objects for the near future.


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