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Diane Gromala

Theme Leader (Health)

Professor and Canada Research Chair
Simon Fraser University

Diane Gromala, PhD, is an artist, designer, curator, and cultural critic. Her work has been at the forefront of emerging forms of technology, from the earliest form of multimedia (HyperCard, at Apple Computer) to one of the very first instances of Virtual Reality (VR) art  at the Banff Centre in 1991. Diane's current focus is on physiological computing and biomedia. 

Diane is the Canada Research Chair in Biomedia and Interaction Design, and Associate Director of the School of Interactive Art and Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her VR work is used in over 20 clinics and hospitals worldwide. Along with collaborator Lily Shirvanee, Gromala was a semi-finalist  for Discover magazine's Award for Technological Innovation in 2001.