L. M. RAMSEY



Laura Margaret Ramsey (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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EDUCATION

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

Bachelor of Design in Photography
Alberta University of the Arts


TALKS/PUBLICATIONS

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

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
Interviewed by Mishka Henner, online

2019
Interview, Function Magazine #20

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



EXHIBITIONS

2022
Living Data, Presumed Dead, Critical Distance Gallery, Toronto, Canada

The Air We Share, InterAccess, Toronto, Canada

Cricket Alarm, Fragments of Sonic Extinction, www.sonicextinction.net, Munich, Germany

Out of Body, Performance - 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


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.


RESIDENCIES

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


EXPERIENCE

The Image Centre
Digital Asset & Imaging Specialist / Photographic Archives

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

Edward Burtynsky Studio
Archivist - Research Associate


PAST

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