Gregory Corness - Columbia College Chicago

Gregory Corness

Associate Professor


Greg Corness is an Assistant Professor in the Interactive Art and Media Department at Columbia College Chicago. Greg is a Researcher and Artist working with embodied interaction in media environments. His background in music, theatre and dance provides the basis for his research which focus on interdisciplinary improvisation, distributed cognition in performance, and methodologies for researching experience in performance. He is particularly interested in investigating performer’s intuition during improvisation and how to leverage this embodied knowledge in their interactions with autonomous computer systems. He has developed several generative sound systems as well as computer vision and tangible interfaces for use in interactive performance and installation works. He has published in the fields of electronic music and human-computer interaction and his work includes galleries installations, interactive museum exhibits and live performance in Canada and the US. Greg holds a BMus and an MMus in Computer Composition from the University of Victoria. He completed his PhD from the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University in Interactive Performance in 2013.

Instructional Areas

Interactive Sound, Sound Design, Computer Music, Physical Computing, Programming Logic

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Embodied Interaction, Interaction Design, Physical Computing, Media Agents, Cognitive Models, Interactive Performance


B.M., Comprehensive University of Victoria 1996
M.M., Music Composition University of Victoria 2000
Ph.D., Interactive Arts and Technology Simon Fraser University 2013