David Bobier has an MFA from the University of Windsor and a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and
Design. His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and England, and has been the focus of
prominent touring exhibitions in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. Bobier has received grants from
Canada Council for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Grand NCE, Ontario
Arts Council and New Brunswick Arts Council.
He is currently partnering with Inclusive Media and Design Centre at Ryerson University and Tactile Audio
Displays Inc. in researching and employing vibrotactile technology as a creative medium. As an extension of this
research Bobier has established and is Director of VibraFusionLab in London, Ontario, Canada. The Lab emphasizes a holistic approach to considering vibration as a language of creation and
exploration and to investigating broader applications of the sensory interpretation and emotionality of sound
and vibration in art making practices. He is also Founder and Chair of London Ontario Media Arts Association, Director of Development for Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival, and a
Board Member of Media Arts Network Ontario.
Reflecting on this adaptive technology, originally designed for deaf consumption, VibraFusionLab specializes in researching and implementing the considerable potential of the vibrotactile in generating artistic development and innovative research in the broader arts community and thus impacting greatly on our larger society as a whole. The use of this type of interactive multi-sensory approach provides those with different abilities to experience equal participation and enjoyment and provides the potential to make various forms of artistic
expression more accessible.