John Sullivan is a musician, music technology researcher and Ph.D. candidate at McGill University whose work focuses on the design of new instruments and technologies for music and multimedia performance. His current research includes projects in motion capture and movement analysis of live performance, development and testing of of haptic interfaces, and user-driven methodologies for the design and evaluation of digital musical instruments.
Under the name Johnny Venom, he has been a part of several indie rock groups from the northeastern US. He released several albums with various projects and has toured extensively in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Ph.D. in Music Technology, current
MFA in Intermedia, 2015
University of Maine
BFA in Contemporary Music Performance, 2003
College of Santa Fe
interface design and evaluation
human-centered and participatory design
digital musical instrument design
computer-aided design, 3D printing, laser cutting
audio and interactive media programming
movement and performance gesture analysis