mark c. brady
2004- Sessional Instructor, Simon Fraser University
Interaction (Fall2004,2005): Lecture topics include Acoustics,
Psychoacoustics, Themes and production techniques inn Cinema Sound, Sound Art
and Recombinant Composition. 2nd year undergraduate students
develop Aural Literacy, produce Linear Sound Designs and Interactive
Compositions with Image.
2003-4 Research Assistant, Simon Fraser University
Assistant in the research and participatory design of a
gesture-based audio augmentation system for museum spaces led by Ron Wakkary,
Kenneth Newby and Marek Hatala (SFU, School of Interactive Arts and
Technology). Development of a multi-channel wireless audio delivery system
for interactive narrative and dynamic soundscape composition.
2002-3 Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University
IAT101,2,3 (Spring 2003): Assisted in teaching 1st year Interactive Arts
course New Media Images. Introduced the use of web radio broadcast
as forum for demonstration of student's audio work. Provided students with
server side support for web-based assignments. Provided feedback in on-line
student discussion forums. Graded assignments.
2002- Independent Software Consultant
Product Design: Participatory Design Workshops,
Scenario and Usecase Capture, Product Requirement Specification, Product
Deployment and Development Strategy.
1997-2002 Senior Software Engineer, Infowave Software Inc.
Designed and developed a wireless network protocol stack forming the foundation of Infowave's "Wireless Business Engine" architecture. Ported this double proxy architecture to a number of hand-held platforms. Shipped four Infowave product suites. Awarded Senior Software Engineer designation. Mentored junior engineers extensively. Responsible for hiring of new engineers. Attended OOPSLA (Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications) and Microsoft Professional Developers conferences.
1996-98 Software Designer, The Media Communications
Designed and developed multimedia systems for a Vancouver based new media production studio serving a majority of US customers. Re-engineered product user interfaces. Created in-house image manipulation tools. Performed project management and client consultation.
1993-94 Teaching Assistant, University of Cape Town
Conducted classes to assist first and 2nd year students in their programming tutorials. Evaluated assignments. Attended workshops on teaching techniques. Coached 3rd year students before embarking on programming competition.
2002-5 M.Sc. School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser University
Association President (Summer 2003)
Researching the sonification of virtual processes via the construction of augmented reality soundscapes. Researched sound design criteria for computer-mediated environments. Completed course in: Non-linear Narrative, Multi-media Programming, Sound Art Studies and Acoustic Communication.
1994 B.Sc(Hons) Computer Science (1st Class), University of Cape Town
Science Merit List
Designed and developed a cross-platform graphical modeling tool for the correctness and performance analysis of concurrent and distributed processes. Course work: human-computer interaction, computer graphics, advanced networks, distributed and parallel systems, concurrent systems modeling, programming language translation, computer architecture, parallel programming and client-server techniques, persistent programming languages and professional communication.
1991-3 B.Sc Computer Science, University of Cape Town
in Computer Science
in computer science, mathematics, digital interfaces and microbiology.
1999- Founding Member, Intermission Artists Society
work in London, Tokyo and Vancouver Art Gallery.
1999- Member Producer, CFRO CO-OP Radio
Produce monthly Soundscape show. Train and test studio operators. Wash dishes.