Joel Ong is Assistant Professor in Information Design and Creative Data Visualization at the Department of Computational Arts at York University. His research and pedagogy explore critical perspectives of digital culture at the intersection of art and science through practice led studio work in physical computing, environmental sensing and data aesthetics. His work also emphasizes community and collaboration through accessible workshops, community art programs and citizen science.
Ong attained his PhD in Digital Art and Experimental Media from the University of Washington, and is an alumni of SymbioticA, the Center of Excellence in Biological Arts at the University of Western Australia, and the National University of Singapore where he majored in Life Sciences and Sonic Arts. He is a visiting artist and instructor at the UCLA Art Science Center. Ong has an international record of artistic activity and conference presentations.