Ying Gao is a fashion deisgner and professor at Univerisity of Quebec in Montreal’s (UQAM) graduate school of fashion. Her two areas of interest are fashion and media arts. The central theme of her work includes various aspects of the environment, be they social, climatic or urban. Simon Laroche has been involved in electronic and interactive arts for over seven years. His interests are focused on robotics, performance art, installation work and interactivity and his approach aims at automating and mechanizing analogue or natural processes, as well as layering biologically inspired models of behavior on robotic or digital structures.