The Colab community includes academics, industry partners, collaborators, postgraduate and undergraduate students, working in research, education, knowledge sharing and development of creative technologies and transdisciplinary practices.
Dr Frances Joseph is an Associate Professor and the Director of Colab. She is also Co-Director of the Textiles and Design Lab and Chair of the Labs Network in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies.
Dr. Stefan Marks is a researcher and lecturer at Colab. He teaches in game programming, simulated and virtual environments.
James Charlton is an artist and a Senior Lecturer at Colab. He engages a range of physical, digital and performative approaches to explore the nature of the artefact and the assumptions of the audience.
Dr Clinton Watkins is an artist and lecturer at Colab working in areas of experimental time-based media and installation.
Dr. Sangeeta Karmokar is a researcher and Senior lecturer at Colab. She is interested in fostering creative and critical thinking and providing design-thinking opportunities in building innovative and digital business models.
Ricardo is an Associate Professor at Colab. He combines a creative background as an industrial designer with a passion for the systematic study of computational systems.
Andy is a Senior Lecturer in Colab and has previously worked in the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences at AUT.
Ben Tuhoe Kenobi
Ben Kenobi has a background in architecture and game design, and teaches in the Bachelor and Masters of Creative Technologies programmes at Colab.
Laurent Antonczak is a multicultural entrepreneur specialising in digital strategies and emerging technologies.
Dr. Pete Rive is a researcher and lecturer at Colab. He is a founding member of the industry advisory board to Colab and has served as Chairman of that Board.
Dr Maggie Buxton is a programme developer, educator, consultant and creative producer. Her expertise is in social innovation, mixed reality production, systemic consulting, place-based practice and transdisciplinary research.
Pat Jones is the manager of Colab.
Kim Newall is the technician and a core member of the Colab team. He holds a Masters degree in Creative Technologies from AUT.
Harry is Colab’s Public Liaison Coordinator, looking after events, initiatives and online communications.
Theresa is Colab’s Content Developer and Editor, managing The Journal of Creative Technologies, and assisting with Colab’s online communications.
Peter Heslop is the manager of AUT’s Textile and Design Lab.
Gordon is the Textile and Design Lab’s Senior Technician
Javier is the Performance Capture Lab Technician.
Ross is the 3D printing lab’s technician and has a background in mechanical design and 3D printing.
Nolwenn is the coordinator of Digital Art Live, a collaborative research project and interactive art programme developed by Colab and Auckland Live .