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|Synapse Forum Chair:
Kim Sawchuk, Professor, Communications Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sara Diamond, Artistic Director, Media and Visual Arts, Banff Centre for the Arts; Director, New Media Institute, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Jeanne Randolph, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tibor Vamos, Chair, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; Professor, Budapest Technical University, Budapest, Hungary
Sara Diamond is a television and new media producer/director, video artist, curator, critic, teacher and artistic director who has represented canada at home and internationally for many years. She is currently the Executive Producer for Television and New Media and the Artistic Director of Media and Visual Arts at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Diamond has also created the New Media Institute, which offers year long series of think tanks, summits and workshops.
Jeanne Randolph is a psychoanalytically-biased cultural theorist whose most recent book is SYMBOLIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS (YYZ Books, 1997). She an assistant professor in the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry.