The Games Institute acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
Brian graduated in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design Dublin in 2000 where his interests included video and sound installation. He received an M.Phil in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin in 2004 focusing on audio-visual composition.
His PhD research at the Sonic Arts Research Centre Belfast explored experimental animation and sound design techniques. He recently completed a postdoctoral position at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario, examining spatial audio and stereoscopic 3D in videogames.
He was a postdoctoral fellow with the Games Institute and IMMERSe in 2012-2013. His latest project, a videogame entitled "You are not a banana", examines the role that subjective histories and narratives can play in gaming whilst functioning as an interactive audio-visual composition.