Curriculum Vitae


York University
  • PhD Candidate - Digital Media
  • Master of Arts - Digital Media
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spec. Hons. Digital Media Arts

Work Experience

York University
  • DisPerSion Lab - Graduate Researcher
    2016 - Ongoing
    • Interactive agent based sonic ecosystems - Human/Machine collaboration
    • Telematic musical performance studies & technology
    • Virtual acoustics & audio spatialization
  • Teaching Assistant
    • DATT 1010 - Introduction to Interactive Digital Media I
      F/W 20 - Onging
    • DATT 1020 - Introduction to Interactive Digital Media II
      F/W 20 - 22
    • DATT 1000 - Introduction to Interactive Digital Media
      F/W 2019
Ontario College of Arts and Design (OCAD)
  • Teaching Assistant
    • SCTM 2005 - Introduction Computer Science Logic & Coding
      F 20, S 21 - W 22

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • Hoy R., D. Van Nort, "eLabOrate(D): An Exploration of Human/Machine Collaboration in a Telematic Deep Listening Context", in Proc. of the 16th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR), 2023.
  • Hoy R., D. Van Nort, "Towards Accessible and Embodied Control of Telematic Sonic Space Through Browser-Based Facial Tracking", in Proc. of the 4th International Symposium on the Internet of Sounds, 2023.
  • Hoy R., D. Van Nort, "Locus Diffuse: An Agent-Based Sonic Ecosystem for Collaborative Musical Play", in Proc. of the 15th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR), 2021.
  • Hoy R., D. Van Nort, "A Technological and Methodological Ecosystem for Dynamic Virtual Acoustics in Telematic Performance Contexts", in Proc. of Audio Mostly, 2021.
  • Palumbo, M., D. Van Nort and R. Hoy. “Disperf: A Platform for Telematic Music Concert Production”. Proceedings of the 2020 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), 2020.
  • Hoy, R., D. Van Nort, "An Ecosystemic Approach to Augmenting Sonic Meditation Practices", in Proc. of the 14th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR), 2019.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Hoy, R., D. Van Nort, "Networked and Collaborative Musical Play Amongst Humans and Virtual Biological Agents in Locus Diffuse" In: Aramaki, M., Hirata, K., Kitahara, T., Kronland-Martinet, R., Ystad, S. (eds) Music in the AI Era. CMMR 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham. vol 13770., 2023.
  • Hoy R., D. Van Nort, “Augmentation of Sonic Meditation Practices: Resonance, Feedback and Interaction through an Ecosystemic Approach” In: Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S., Aramaki M. (eds) Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12631., 2021.

Presentations & Invitational Talks

  • Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
    Jan 2021
    • Presented tech ecosystem which comprised Audio Mostly 2021 paper
    • Walked through EAO telematic setup for JackTrip + Zoom, Demo of MaxTrip

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Honor Roll
  • Imasco Performing Arts Award
    • Awarded for displaying outstanding ability and achievement in performing arts, as demonstrated through studio work and public performance


  • UKAI Projects
    • Carnival of Algorithmic Culture - stage hand

Live Performance History

  • thee Doug Van Nort Electro-Acoustic Orchestra @ Ongaku no tomo hall, Tokyo, Japan
    Nov 13
  • Dispersionology and Other Tales
    May 10
  • Elka Bong / Doug Van Nort Electro Acoustic Orchestra
    May 13
  • MUSI/DATT/DIGM 3070/5070 -
    Electro-Acoustic Orchestra Class Final Performance - appearing as a guest EAO Performer
    April 18
  • Doug Van Nort Electro-Acoustic Orchestra - Works for the Winter Solstice
    Dec 21
  • Doug Van Nort Electro-Acoustic Orchestra - nO(t)pera Summer Solstice Selections
    June 20
  • Quarantine: A Telematic nO(t)pera (pocket edition)
    Dec 21
  • DisPerSion Relation X (DRX)
    June 13
  • Music to Play in the Dark #1 - Darren Copeland, Doug Van Nort, Rory Hoy
    Dec 21
  • EAO in Dispersion Relation #4
    Dec 6
  • Doug Van Nort with guests Rory Hoy, Kieran Maraj, Danny Sheahan - Dispersion Relation #2
    Nov 8
  • Electro-Acoustic Orchestra at the Toronto Media Arts Centre (TMAC)
    Apr 18
  • Doug Van Nort and EAO “Intersubjective Soundings vol. 3” CBC CRAM, Vari Hall
    Apr 5
  • EAO at the Tranzac Club, Toronto - Synaptic Circus Sundays
    Jan 27
  • 0xFFworld - York University Digital Media Exhibition solo performance
    Apr 26
  • EAO (DisPerSion Lab, Toronto), Mary Edwards and Michael Dessen (Institute for Advanced Computational Science, Stony Brook, NY),
    part of “Network Music: Artistic and Technological Strategies for Public and Private Networks”
    Apr 21
  • Malcolm Goldstein / Doug Van Nort / EAO @ Array Space, Toronto
    Dec 1
  • Electro-Acoustic Orchestra in telematic performance with Stream Ensemble (dir. Thomas Gerwin),
    DisPerSion Lab and Potsdam, Germany. Part of intersonanzen, Brandenburg New Music Festival.
    Oct 28
  • EAO performing with guests Anne Bourne and Rick Sacks @ Array Space, Toronto
    Dec 10
  • EAO in Electric Messiah at the Drake Hotel Underground, produced by Soundstreams
    Dec 7 & 8
  • Debut EAO performance, York Tribute Communities Recital Hall, guest composer Margaret Schedel
    Nov 12