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Alexandra (Ali) Mazalek

(Toronto Metropolitan University), Co-coordinator of Knowledge Mobilization & Visualization Working Group

Alexandra (Ali) Mazalek is the Canada Research Chair in Digital Media & Innovation and an associate professor of Digital Media at Toronto Metropolitan University. She works at the forefront of trends in computing and interaction design that support a tighter integration of the physical and digital worlds. She designs and develops tangible and embodied interaction systems that enable people to be more creative across both science and art disciplines. Her research interests include the design and application of emerging physical sensing and digital media technologies to areas such as narrative expression, abstract thinking, and scientific modeling, as well as the study and use of embodied cognition as a framework for tangible and embodied interaction design.