Ryan Stec is an artist, producer and designer working in both research and production. Beginning his relationship to the moving image through documentary, his practice has slowly expanded off the edges of the screen, increasingly combining light, colour, structure and material with deeper consideration of site and the city. Stec is a PhD candidate at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University. His research is focused on temporary and informal interventions in the city, the exploration of new approaches to mapping temporal phenomena and the wider domain of politics and the common space of the city. He has also been heavily involved in the artist-run culture of Ottawa, Canada since 1998, and since 2005 he has been the Artistic Director of Artengine, a non-profit center for art and technology. In his role at Artengine, he has developed an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to project production that includes festivals, symposia, workshops, interactive public art, commissions for non-traditional venues and innovative models for service delivery and knowledge sharing.