John Sullivan is a postdoctoral researcher currently residing in Paris, France. His research focuses on multimodal interaction design and development of new technologies for music, dance 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 and performing artists 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.

  • Music Technology
  • Movement and Embodied Interaction
  • Interface Design
  • User Experience
  • Cycling
  • Coffee
  • Ph.D. in Music Technology, 2021

    McGill University

  • MFA in Intermedia, 2015

    University of Maine

  • BFA in Contemporary Music Performance, 2003

    College of Santa Fe