John Sullivan is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at McGill University whose research focuses on multimodal interaction design and development of new technologies for music and multimedia performance. With a background in music performance and human-computer interaction, his work includes user research, participatory design workshops and collaborations with musicians to better understand and support professional performance practices. Additionally he has conducted research in the areas of motion capture analysis of live performance, haptic interaction, and accessible digital musical instrument design.
Under the name Johnny Venom, he has been a part of multiple 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, 2021
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