Bryn Ludlow is a PhD Candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture at York University and Ryerson University. She completed a BFA at OCAD University in Integrated Media (2010), and a Master of Arts at McMaster University in Health & Aging (2012). Bryn’s dissertation research involves an analysis of interdisciplinary audience perspectives on digital stories by adopted youth, and youth in foster care in Canada. This work is a partnership with the Adoption Council of Canada, and CAMH. Continue reading
Bryn A. Ludlow, BFA, MA, PhD (ABD)
brynaludlow at rogers dot com
Areas of Expertise
Affect theory, Audience Theory, Body Mapping Research, Communication & Cultural Studies, Digital Media & Installation Art, Digital Storytelling, Equity & Diversity Outreach, Grounded Theory, Health Communication, Knowledge Translation & Mobilization
2019 Expected, Ph.D. Communication and Culture, York University, Toronto, ON. Dissertation: Interdisciplinary audience perspectives on digital stories by adopted youth, and youth in foster care in Canada
Since 2014, I have been a member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) as a student member . I was also a Student RGD between 2005-2008. Here are a few projects that I have completed since 2006:
“Improving Health Care With Indigenous Peoples”, http://culturalsafetymodule.ca/. A project with the Office of Indigenous Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Dec. 2015–Jul. 2018.
Globe and Mail, and NOW Magazine advertisements for the XVI International AIDS 2006 Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Published August 10-26. Logo by Forbes Design Group
Graphic design work for the XVI International AIDS 2006 Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Published August 10-26. Logo by Forbes Design Group
1 Incorporated by an Act of the Ontario legislature in 1996, the Association is the only professional body in Canada which has the right to regulate and govern its members in the practice of graphic design and confer to those who qualify the exclusive use of the designations “Registered Graphic Designer” and “RGD”. https://rgd.ca
Art & Design
Vertigo performance, 2009
“Winnie Mandela Way” (2011).
Sketch for “Extended”. Drawn at AGO life drawing session during course for PGY1-3 medical students at UofT. Director: Dr. Allison Crawford. December 2012
“Busy Beetle” (2011)
Mandala concept for CAMH’s First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Wellness Program. Designed using digital printmaking. February 2017.
Reduction life drawing
“Proserpina” (2015/08/30). Vector graphic illustration about the myth of “Proserpina”.
Detail of sketch for “Extended”. Drawn at AGO life drawing session during course for PGY1-3 medical students at UofT. Director: Dr. Allison Crawford. December 2012
Phefeni SS. Phefeni Secondary School in Johannesburg. 2011.
“Interactive, floating affirmations”. Actionscript 2.0 animation to support mental wellness, by clicking words which move forward as you interact with them, and fade away as you read and understand them. 2010.
Reduction life drawing (detail)
Soweto Solo (Water-based Oil paint on canvas). 2012.
Precision (Published in Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, The Arts, and Humanities, and The Medical Post)
A mobile application concept for the mobile lab at OCAD University. Cicadas make different sounds when each colour is tapped on a touch screen. (2009).
“Classification” (2009). Response to Michel Foucault’s text on classification. Actionscript 2.0. With every page refresh, the roots of a tree change. With every page click, a new section of the tree grows, into an infinite spiral. “Classification” follows mouse movement on the screen, so when the mouse is clicked, classification is determining the growth of the tree.
Stand (experiment with colour)
Mixed conte life drawing. 2012
An “Interactive, floating, gym circuit exercise interface” (2010). Words about exercising in a weight room appear, so you can select them and be reminded of the exercise, instead of looking at a photograph of an ideal person doing the exercise, or a graphic image. Designed to encourage thinking, focus, movement in a gym. Actionscript 2.0.
“While YSL” gif image showing two states of a “While Loop” in Processing 2.0. 2013.
“Accumulation/De-Accumulation” (2017). Presented at “Cross-Sections” March 9-10, 2017, Ryerson University. Time is stamped in miliseconds, seconds, minutes, and hours in a rectangle that represents ‘the mind’. At the same time, random ellipses appear over the stamped time, representing amyloid plaques that invade healthy brain tissue in Alzheimer’s Disease.