Laura Margaret Ramsey (American, she/her) is a Toronto-based scholar, 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, the preservation of obsolete technology, and the algorithmic approaches in data management.

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Master of Arts
Toronto Metropolitan University  
Film/Photographic Preservation + Collections Management

Bachelor of Design in Photography
Alberta University of the Arts


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

2021 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

2020 Mishka Henner in conversation with Laura Margaret Ramsey, hosted virtually

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

2014 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


2022 FOSE - TBA

2022 Out of Body, Interactive visuals, Tibet Street Records, Toronto, Canada

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

2019 Antechamber, Robert Frost Gallery, 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


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.


X Image Centre
Digital Asset & Imaging Specialist

Toronto Metropolitan University
Lecturer - Digital Applications / Film & Photography Graduate Program

Edward Burtynsky Studio
Archivist - Research Associate


Elaine Ling Photography
Head Archivist - Digital & Analogue Photographic Collection

Art Gallery of Ontario
Print & Photography Collection / Research Assistant

Greenpeace Canada
Archivist / Photo Editor

X Film Archive
Archivist - Preservationist


Member of The Society for Imaging Science and Technology

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Discussion Group