L. M. RAMSEY



Laura Margaret Ramsey (she/her) is a Toronto-based archivist, imaging specialist and artist. Ramsey is known for her use of data visualisation & sonification to explore the natural world, imaging processes and computational awareness. Her work is heavily influenced by the structure of the archive, science fiction, speciesism and the algorithmic approaches in data management.


︎ LIVING DATA, PRESUMED DEAD


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EDUCATION

Master of Arts
Toronto Metropolitan University  

Bachelor of Design 
Alberta University of the Arts
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TALKS/PUBLICATIONS

2022
[P] Data Data, Artist Zine, Co-published with Art Metropole 

2021
[T] Herbivory: Data Sonification of a Forest Ecosystem, Global Community BioSummit, MIT Media Lab

[P] Mobilizing Materiality: The Role of Digitisation in the Preservation of and Access to Berenice Abbott's Acetate Negatives, Archiving 2021 Conference,
Society for Imaging Science and Technology

[P] Ground, Photo-essay in SciArt Magazine, v. 44

2020
[T] Interviewed by Mishka Henner, online

2019
[P] Interview, Function Magazine #20

[P] Josh Reichmann, Antechamber: L.M.Ramsey’s Points Of Departure, The Luminous Landscape

2017
[T] Imaging Abbott: Copy Work as a Negotiation Between Objective and Psychic Realities, Toronto Metropolitan University

2014 
[P] Phases of the Moon: A Study of 19th Century Scientific Book Illustrations
Providing a Comprehensive Catalogue for the First Three Editions of James Nasmyth & James Carpenter's The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite
 

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EXHIBITIONS

2022
Living Data, Presumed Dead, Critical Distance Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Curator: Karina Iskandarsjah

The Air We Share, InterAccess - Vector Festival 2022: Glitch, Toronto, Canada. Curator: Megan Maclaurin

Cricket Alarm, Fragments of Sonic Extinction, Munich, Germany. Curator: Kalas Liebfried

Out of Body [Interactive visuals], Tibet Street Records, Toronto, Canada

2021
Ground, Bio-Creation Station, hosted by MIT Media Lab, USA

2019
From the Archives, Robert Frost Library, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

2016
Parasites/Poisons/Posthumanism, Toronto, Canada

2012
Album/Image/Process, Toronto, Canada

2011
Prismisms, Gallery West, Toronto, Canada

2009
Drive: Anaglyphs, Gallery 371, Calgary, Canada
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RESIDENCIES

2022 ECOLOGIES & COSMOLOGIES, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada
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TEACHING

2019-2023 Sessional Lecturer, Digital Applications & Collections Management
Film & Photography Master’s program, Image Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University

2018 & 2020 Guest Lecturer, Professional Practices, Toronto Metropolitan University

2015 Guest Lecturer, Digitization Standards, Toronto Metropolitan University

2013-2014 Guest Lecturer, History of Photomechanical Reproduction, Sheridan College

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COMMISSIONED/COLLABORATION

2021 MERCYRY, Music Video for 'Seeyoushine' Album Artwork for 'Out of Body'

2020 MERCYRY, Music Video for 'Glass Machine'

2019 NICOLETTE & THE NOBODIES, Album Photography for 'Devil's Run'

2017 TIMBER TIMBRE, Album Design + Photography for 'Sincerely, Future Pollution'

2016 MARVELOUS MARK, Album Design + Photography for 'Crushin'

2014 TIMBER TIMBRE, Album Photography for 'Hot Dreams'
**Nominated for a Juno Award: Album Artwork of the Year.
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EXPERIENCE

The Image Centre
Digital Asset & Imaging Specialist / Photographic Archives

Edward Burtynsky Studio
Archivist - Research Associate

Elaine Ling Photography
Head Archivist - Digital & Analogue Photographic Collection

Greenpeace Canada
Archivist / Photo Editor

Art Gallery of Ontario
Research Assistant - Print & Photography Collection

Toronto Metropolitan University Film Archive
Archivist / Preservationist
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AFFILIATIONS

Member of The Society for Imaging Science and Technology

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Discussion Group