Mann, Steve 1962-

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MANN, Steve 1962-

PERSONAL: Born 1962, in Canada; married; wife's name Betty; children: Christina. Education: McMaster University, B.Eng., 1989, M.Eng., 1991; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1997.

ADDRESSES: Home—284 Bloor St. W., Suite 701, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Offıce—Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 10 King's College Rd., ECE Room 2001, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G4; fax: 416-971-2326. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, research assistant at Media Laboratory, 1991-97; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, member of electrical and computer engineering faculty, 1998—. Canada's Wonderland (amusement park), electronics technician, 1985; Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories, research scientist, 1993; Silhouette, staff photographer. Inventor and holder of several dozen patents; devices include EyeTap Camera, Reality Mediator, Wearable Camera System, and wristwatch video phone; creator of "chirplet transform" and "comparametric equations" concepts; guest curator, Museum of Television, 2000. Lecturer at colleges and universities, including Stanford University; guest on Canadian and U.S. television programs. Exhibitions: Work exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada and elsewhere, including Museum of Modern Art.

AWARDS, HONORS: Winner of Fuji National Photo Competition, 1986, 1987; first-place award, Rune art competition, 1994.


(With Hal Niedzviecki) Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer (autobiography), Doubleday Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Author of Intelligent Image Processing, John Wiley and Sons (New York, NY). Creator of the documentary film Shooting Back. Contributor to books, including Advances in Machine Vision: Strategies and Applications, World Scientific, 1992; and Fundamentals of Wearable Computing. Contributor to technical journals and popular magazines, including Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Rolling Stone, Linux Journal, and New Scientist. Guest editor, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Wireless Communications.



Mann, Steve, and Hal Niedzviecki, Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer, Doubleday Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.


North American Cultural Studies, March 11, 2002.

Ottawa Sun, November 11, 2001, Don Ermen, "Freak, Geek, or Genius, Steve Mann Is Redefining Our Relationship with Computers."


Wearcam, (December 8, 2002).


Cyberman (documentary film), 2001.