Mark-David Hosale

Mark-David Hosale
BA - music composition (College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara)MM - music composition and theory (U Illinois Urbana-Champaign)PhD - media arts and technology (UC Santa Barbara)
Associate Professor
Department of Computational Arts
Chair, Department of Computational Arts

A media artist and composer, Professor Mark-David Hosale’s works have been exhibited and performed internationally at conferences, universities and festivals. He has given lectures and taught internationally at institutions in Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Canada and the US.

The connecting tissue of Professor Hosale’s interdisciplinary work lies in his exploration of nonlinear narrative as a representation of information, time and space. Nonlinear narrative is an inherent aspect of new media that provides a common baseline whereby media artworks can be evaluated and understood. Dr. Hosale’s primary research is an exploration of the question: “What is the form of nonlinear interactive narrative?”, providing the impetus for theoretical discussion and a formal approach to the understanding his works, while providing a basis for the creation of new works that have a dynamic nonlinear structure and reflect on our modern understanding of knowledge and nature.

In addition to non-linear narrative, Professor Hosale’s research and work explores the boundaries between the virtual and the physical world. Whether as part of an installation or performance work, the virtual spaces he creates are technologically transparent, sophisticated and virtuosic, as well as intuitive to experience and use.

Dr. Hosale joined York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in 2011.