Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Office: ECH 1107
Department of Fine Arts
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Tel.: 519.888.4567, ext. 41548

Jessica Thompson is a media artist working in sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her current research investigates the ways that urban sound reveals spatial and social conditions within cities, and how the creative use of urban data can generate new modes of place-making and citizen engagement.

Her work has shown in exhibitions and festivals such as the International Symposium of Electronic Art (San Jose, Dubai, Vancouver), the Conflux Festival (New York), Thinking Metropolis (Copenhagen), (in)visible Cities (Winnipeg), Beyond/In Western New York (Buffalo), New Interfaces in Musical Expression (Oslo), Audible Edifices (Hong Kong), Artists’ Walks (New York), Locus Sonus (Aix-en-Provence), the Art Gallery of Windsor Triennial (Windsor) and InterACTION (Kitchener) and included in publications such as Canadian Art, c Magazine, the Leonardo Music Journal, Acoustic Territories, Organised Sound and the Journal of Sonic Studies. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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