The Studio for Extensive Aesthetics (SEA) investigates the roles of art, design and technology in contemporary society. Transdisciplinary in nature, the SEA operates through artistic and computational means to produce artworks and experimental platforms looking at the mechanics and aesthetics of the network and the culture that produces it and is produced by it. The studio connects student and faculty researchers with international theorists and practitioners through projects ranging from screen-based work to urban-scale installations.
The SEA is directed by Amber Frid-Jimenez, Canada Research Chair in Art, Design and Technology and was founded in 2014 at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The SEA is funded by the Canada Research Chair Programme, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund and the UBC Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.