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Michael Carter

Michael Carter
Dr. W. Michael Carter

Michael Carter is a scholar in Digital Media and Digital Cultural Heritage, with an extensive twenty-five-year, award-winning professional career in the 3D and 2D computer animation and visual effects (VFX) industries, with over 500 hours of broadcast series production.

He is a 2015 Team Award recipient for the Ryerson University President’s Blue and Gold Award of Excellence in the design, development, and implementation of the Master of Digital Media program. His research focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Culture, both from the perspective of data enculturation and in forming pre-cultural markers within AI itself.

The use of Virtual Archaeology to enhance Art and Archaeological research and to deploy robotic systems within hazardous archaeological sites. Additional research is in the DNA of 3D points within virtual objects and the representation of providence and provenance data as an actor network. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from Western University, a Master’s in Education from the University of Toronto, two post-graduate diplomas in Computer Graphics and Computer Animation from Sheridan College and an Honours BA in Anthropology and Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario.