Biography

Bryn A. Ludlow is a digital artist, and Ph.D. Candidate at York University in the Department of Communication Studies, York and Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, Toronto. Her research and teaching interests specifically address the intersections of affect theory, digital curation, and health communication. She has published in national and international journals, including: The Medical Post, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, The Arts, and Humanities, The American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD), The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and Forum: Qualitative Social Research (F-QSR). Bryn has given guest lectures and presentations at: York University, OCAD University, The University of Toronto, GRAND-NCE, OCE Discovery, the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG).

Since 2008, Bryn’s research has focused on ‘body-mapping’, which is a global health research method that that assists participants with visualizing representations of their health experiences. In a typical body-mapping session, participants have their bodies traced on a large piece of paper, then they draw and write about cognitive, emotional, or physical pain and/or trauma experiences that they have had, or are currently experiencing on the map (see ‘Publications‘, de Jager et al., 2016).

Degrees
Ph.D. Candidate, York University, Communication and Culture (In-progress)
M.A., McMaster University, Health and Aging, 2012
B.F.A., OCAD University, Integrated Media, 2010

Recent Publications

de Jager, A., Tewson, A., Ludlow, B., & Boydell, K. (2016). Embodied Ways of Storying the Self: A Systematic Review of Body-Mapping. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 17(2). Retrieved from http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/2526/3987

Ludlow, B.A. (26 Nov 2014). Witnessing: Creating visual research memos about patient experiences of body mapping in a dialysis unit. The American Journal of Kidney Diseases. (64) 5, p. A13-14. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.06.013.

Dissertation Committee

Dr. Sarah Flicker (Supervisor)

Dr. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof

Dr. Steve Bailey

Awards & Scholarships
York Doctoral Fellowship (2016 & 2017)
The Donner Canadian Foundation Scholarship for “The Stories We Tell” writing workshop (2015)
Master of Arts Thesis Award, McMaster University (2012)
Sir Edmund Walker Award for Proficiency in Integrated Media (2010 & 2011)
Certificates for Outstanding Service, OCAD University (2007 and 2008)
The Governor General’s Award for Scholastic Achievement (2003)
Dr. Ursula Franklin Status of Women Award for Positive Community Service (2002)

Alumna
Encounters with Canada, Arts & Culture, 2002
The Ontario Educational Leadership Centre, Athletics, 2000

Contact Information

brynaludlow at rogers dot com

Academia.Edu
ResearchGate
Google Scholar

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Publications

Refereed contributions: Edited works

Ludlow, B.A. (2008). Park Walk [Questionnaire and graphs]. In M. Ladly & P. Beesley (Eds.), Mobile nation: Creating methodologies for mobile platforms (pp. 147-156). Waterloo, ON: Riverside Architectural Press.

Articles in scholarly refereed journals

de Jager, A., Tewson, A., Ludlow, B., & Boydell, K. (2016). Embodied Ways of Storying the Self: A Systematic Review of Body-Mapping. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 17(2). Retrieved from http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/2526/3987

Ludlow, B.A. (2014). Witnessing: Creating visual research memos about patient experiences of body mapping in a dialysis unit. The American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 64(5): xiii-xiv. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.06.013.

Ludlow, B.A. (2011). Retrospective. Ars Medica: A Journal of the Arts, Medicine and Humanities, 8(1), 57-63. Retrieved from http://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/issue/view/15/showToc

Conference proceedings
Ladly, M., Ludlow, B.A., Wright, L., Jofre, A. (Aug 2015). People, places and things: A mobile locative mapping workshop [Co-author; 2pg Extended Abstract]Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, Vancouver, BC. Retrieved from http://isea2015.org/publications/proceedings-of-the-21st-international-symposium-on-electronic-art/

Ladly, M., Rudzicz, F., Ludlow, B. A., Jofre, A., & Wright, L. (Aug 2015). Postcard Memories: An interactive tablet application for elders with early-stage dementia [Co-author; 2pg Extended Abstract]. Proceedings of the 21st international symposium on electronic art. Retrieved from http://isea2015.org/publications/proceedings-of-the-21st-international-symposium-on-electronic-art/

Wright, L., Ludlow, B.A., Jofre, A., Chen, C., Ladly, M., Rudzicz, F., Chadha, K. (24-26 Jun. 2015). Postcard Memories: Analysis of preliminary usability studies of a mobile postcard application geared towards older adults with Early Stage Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type [Abstract]. Brescia University College. London, ON: The Qualitatives, 2015. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxxdWFsa
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Ladly, M., Penn, G., Ludlow, B.A., Kazemian, S., Jofre, A., Wright, L. (3-6 Jun 2015). The CBC Newsworld Holodeck. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video, Brussels, BEL. Retrieved from http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2745197

Ladly, M., Ludlow, B., & Buzio, G. (2014). People, places and things: A mobile locative mapping workshop [Co-author; 4pg Extended Abstract]. Proceedings of the 16th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices & services (pp. 569-572). ACM. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2628363.2634255

Other refereed contributions: Papers presented at scholarly meetings or conferences

Ladly, M., Rudzicz, F., Wright, L. [Co-presenter], Ludlow, B.A. [Co-presenter], Jofre, A., Chen, C., Chadha, K. (2015, June). Postcard Memories: Analysis of preliminary usability studies of a mobile postcard application geared towards older adults with early stage Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Paper presented at the 32nd annual Qualitatives conference, London, ON. Abstract retrieved from http://www.qualitatives.ca/past-programs/

Ludlow, B.A. (2015, June). Body mapping with geriatric inpatients receiving daily hæmodialysis therapy for end-stage renal disease at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute: A qualitative study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Communication Association, Ottawa, ON.

Ludlow, B.A. (2015, April). ‘Make It Last’: Affect and attachment patterns revealed in portrait drawings. Paper presented at Sensorium Symposium. Collapsing Constellations: Remapping Art, Science and the Planetary, Toronto, ON. Abstract retrieved from https://sensoriumsymposium.wordpress.com/abstracts-biographies/

Ludlow, B.A. (2011, November). Body mapping with elders receiving care: How arts can inform illness experience. Paper presented at the “Social Work Beyond Borders, Social Work Artfully” Workshop. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Non-refereed contributions: Published reviews

Wellbery, C. (2015). Installation: Bryn Ludlow, Section 4: Empathy. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/a/georgetown.edu/mdarts/units/unit-2/section-4-empathy/bryn-ludlow

Dr. Caroline Wellbery is Associate Deputy Editor of American Family Physician and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University.

Presentations

Other refereed contributions: Papers presented at scholarly meetings or conferences

Ladly, M., Rudzicz, F., Wright, L. [Co-presenter], Ludlow, B.A. [Co-presenter], Jofre, A., Chen, C., Chadha, K. (2015, June). Postcard Memories: Analysis of preliminary usability studies of a mobile postcard application geared towards older adults with early stage Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Paper presented at the 32nd annual Qualitatives conference, London, ON. Abstract retrieved from http://www.qualitatives.ca/past-programs/

Ludlow, B.A. (2015, June). Body mapping with geriatric inpatients receiving daily hæmodialysis therapy for end-stage renal disease at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute: A qualitative study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Communication Association, Ottawa, ON.

Ludlow, B.A. (2015, April). ‘Make It Last’: Affect and attachment patterns revealed in portrait drawings. Paper presented at Sensorium Symposium. Collapsing Constellations: Remapping Art, Science and the Planetary, Toronto, ON. Abstract retrieved from https://sensoriumsymposium.wordpress.com/abstracts-biographies/

Ludlow, B.A., Pin-Chun Chen, C., Ladly, M.J. (14-16 May 2014). Postcard Memories [Research Note, 4 page article]. The Westin Ottawa. Ottawa, ON: GRAND2014 Conference. GRAND-NCE.

Ludlow, B.A. (2011, November). Body mapping with elders receiving care: How arts can inform illness experience. Paper presented at the “Social Work Beyond Borders, Social Work Artfully” Workshop. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Presentations at scholarly meetings

Ludlow, B.A. (24 Sept 2015). Combining visual and interpretive ethnography with the method of ‘body mapping’ [Invited Lecture]. OCAD University, Toronto, ON: Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies (Prof. Natalie M. Waldburger, and Prof. Amy Swartz).

Ludlow, B.A. (3 Feb 2015). “Make It Last”: Affect and attachment patterns revealed in portrait drawings [Invited Lecture]. OCAD University, Toronto, ON: The Visual Analytics Lab (Dr. Sara Diamond).

Ludlow, B.A. (14 Nov 2014). Towards a technological approach to body mapping [Invited Lecture]. The University of Toronto, Toronto, ON: Interactive Media Lab (Dr. Mark Chignell).

Ludlow, B.A. (14 Jul 2014). ‘Pain, when it’s not there, it doesn’t hurt’: Developing a mobile body mapping tool to address acute pain. [Invited Lecture]. The University of Toronto, Toronto, ON: Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab (Dr. Ron Baecker).

Body-Mapping Workshops
“Exploring how to represent my artist body”. The Creative Works Studio at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON (April 2016, and June 2016).

“After Frida: Body-mapping with undergraduate medical students”. The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (December 2012).

“We Are Here: Body-mapping workshop at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/ Multicultural Women Against Rape”, Toronto, ON (June 2008).

Collective exhibitions & workshops
Ladly, M., Jofre, A., Ghaderi, M., Ludlow, B.A. (30 Oct- 8 Nov 2014). The CBC Newsworld Holodeck [Interactive arts installation]. Dubai, UAE: ISEA 2014 (International Society of Electronic Arts).

Ladly, M., Ludlow, B.A., Buzio, G. (23 Sept 2014). People, places & things: A mobile locative workshop. [Workshop]. Mobile HCI Workshop. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Toronto, ON. Mobile HCI.

Ladly, M.J., Penn, G., Pin-Chun Chen, C., Ludlow, B.A., Kazemian, S., Chintraruck, P., Tanyag, R., Ghaderi, M., Zhou, P., Peter, J. (14-16 May 2014). The CBC Newsworld Holodeck [Grand Experience Digital Media Installation]. Ottawa, ON: The Westin Ottawa, GRAND 2014.

Ladly, M.J., Penn, G., Pin-Chun Chen, C., Ludlow, B.A., Kazemian, S., Chintraruck, P., Tanyag, R., Ghaderi, M., Zhou, P., Peter, J. (12-13 May 2014). The CBC Newsworld Holodeck [Digital media installation]. Toronto, ON: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, OCE Discovery 2014.

Ladly, M.J., Penn, G., Pin-Chun Chen, C., Ludlow, B.A., Kazemian, S., Chintraruck, P., Tanyag, R., Ghaderi, M., Zhou, P. Peter, J. (26 Apr- 1 May 2014). The CBC Newsworld Holodeck [Interactivity: installation]. Toronto, ON: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, CHI 2014.

Poster presentations
Ladly, M., Rudzicz, F., Ludlow, B.A., Chen, C. (14-16 May, 2014). Elders and Memory: Developing a mobile postcard application using a novel approach to multi-level system design. The Westin Ottawa. Ottawa, ON. GRAND-NCE.

Ladly, M., Penn, G., Kazemian, S., Chen, C., Ludlow, B.A., Chintraruck, P., Tanyag, R., Ghaderi, M., Peter, J. (14-16 May 2014). The CBC Newsworld Holodeck. GRAND 2014. The Westin Ottawa. Ottawa, ON. GRAND-NCE.

Ladly, M.J., Ludlow, B.A., Green, D., Pin-Chun Chen, C., Tanyag, R., Peter, J. (14 May 2013). Elders & Memory [Methodology and application demo]. GRAND 2013. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON. GRAND-NCE.

Ladly, M.J., Ludlow, B.A., Green, D., Pin-Chun Chen, C., Tanyag, R., Peter, J. (14 & 16 May 2013). The CBC Newsworld Holodeck [Demo]. GRAND 2013. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON.

Ladly, M., Ludlow, B.A., Green, D., Pin-Chun Chen, C., Tanyag, R., Peter, J. (1 Feb 2013). Elders & Memory. Euphoria & Dystopia: Book Launch, Symposium and Student Workshop. Ontario College of Art & Design University.

Ludlow, B.A. (1 Feb 2013). Body mapping with geriatric inpatients receiving daily hæmodialysis therapy for end-stage renal disease at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute: A qualitative study [Results]. Euphoria & Dystopia: Book Launch, Symposium and Student Workshop. Ontario College of Art & Design University.

Ludlow, B.A. (24-25 Feb 2012). Body mapping with geriatric inpatients at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute who have end-stage renal disease: A qualitative study [Methodology]. Southern Ontario Interdisciplinary Health & Aging Symposium (SOIHAS; now HGRC: Health & Aging Graduate Research Conference). McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Ludlow, B.A. (22 Oct 2011). Body mapping with geriatric inpatients at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute who have end-stage renal disease: A qualitative study [Methodology]. Canadian Association on Gerontology: 40th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting. (Masters Level). The Westin Ottawa. Ottawa, ON.

Creative outputs
Ludlow, B.A. (2015). Tan [Video Art]. Toronto, ON: Cross-Sections 2015 Conference, Communication and Culture. York-Ryerson Joint Program in Communication and Culture.

Ludlow, B.A. (14 Dec. 2012). Precision [Vector Illustration]. Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, The Arts & Humanities. 9(1), p. 14. http://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/issue/view/
17/showToc.

Ludlow, B.A. (6 Nov. 2012). Precision [Vector Illustration]. In C. Hilton, Exploring the art of medicine (18-19). The Medical Post. 48(19). http://www.canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca/physicians
/magazines/the-medical-post/

Ludlow, B.A. (10 May 2010). Scrutinized [Vector Illustration: Cover art]. McMaster University Medical Journal. 7(1). http://www.mumj.org/archives.htm.