Daniel J. Schuster

Daniel produces major international exhibitions that have a convergence of the arts and sciences. In 2017/2018, in collaboration with Building Bridges Art Exchange, the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists and Scientists, and the Art/Sci Center at UCLA, Schuster initiated, put together the major players, and helped to produce and coordinate the world’s first major international multifaceted art and science exhibition focused on inherited synaesthesia: SYNAESTHESIA: What is the Taste of the Color Blue?

James Wannerton

James is President of the UK Synaesthesia Association (UKSA) and Vice President of the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists and Scientists (IASAS). Wannerton has been involved in synaesthesia and cross-modal research for over two decades and has a wealth of experience in organizing and collaborating on international art/science conferences and events across the globe.



Alan Macy

Alan created and coordinates the Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology (SBCAST). Macy is currently the Research and Development Director, past President, and a founder of BIOPAC Systems, Inc., a biomedical instrumentation developer and manufacturer. Macy is an artist, electrical engineer, and inventor as well an active supporter of the arts community in Santa Barbara.


Alexis Story-Crawshaw

Crawshaw—a synaesthete—is a transdisciplinary and holosensory media artist-researcher-educator. A classically-trained composer holding an M.A. in Music, she is now both a PhD Candidate at UCSB in Media Arts and Technology and a Doctorante at Université Paris 8 in Aesthetics, Sciences, and Technologies of Arts (through EDESTA). In addition to her artistic practice [which includes VR composition-environments, spatial haptic music-sculpture, and cross-sensory gastronomy], she is a Teaching Associate at UCSB working on THEMAS (STEM+Arts+Humanities), a new design-based educational model.



Appelusa is a multimedia event producer, artist, photographer, world champion roller figure skater, and a poly-synaesthete. Appelusa is the artistic director, choreographer, and producer of Synaesthesia Dance Experience: 4D Multisensory Show. She is a founding member of The International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists (IASAS) and serves as the organization’s Dance Curator.


Bryan Kerner

UCSB Director of Development for Engineering and the Sciences.

Evgenia Terzi

Evgenia was born in Odessa, Ukraine, where she studied both Urban Planning and Architecture. Evgenia has since moved to Los Angeles, California where she continues to challenge traditionally accepted relationships between public space and social interaction. Evgenia’s work aims to explore our physical and digital worlds as a synthesized reality. In this pursuit, she deconstructs the technological ecosystems hidden behind urban and architectural material assemblages.



Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin

Director, AlloSphere Research Group

Professor, Media Arts and Technology Program,UCSB

Professor, Music, UCSB

Professor Marcos Novak

Director, transLAB

Professor, Media Arts and Technology Program, UCSB

UCSB Media Arts and Technology Program

MAT End of the Year Show 2018

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation