Changing Spirit of an Oxbow Lake on hydraulophone and violin (Ryan Janzen, composer and hydraulophone; Colin Maier, violin).
House of the Rising Sun performed by Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann. This hydraulophone is installed outside the Ontario Science Centre as its main centrepiece.
Chief Technology Officer
Ryan is an inventor, composer, and performer who has jumped into international spotlight for his scientific and artistic innovations. His work in extramissive optics, swarm modulation, and intra-aircraft PLC has spawned entirely new fields of research. As a composer and multi-instrumentalist, his works have been performed around the world including major concert venues in New York, Las Vegas, and Shanghai.
Inventor & Chief Scientist
Regarded by many as the “Father of Wearable Computing”, Steve is the inventor of the hydraulophone and numerous other technologies which have made Toronto the epicenter of wearable computing. He is Chief Scientist of Meta, a California-based AR company, and Chief Scientist of the Creative Destruction Lab. Steve received his PhD from MIT and is now a tenured professor at the University of Toronto.
Chief Executive Officer
Ken is an award-winning concert pianist hailing from the land of corporate law, where he specialized in corporate governance and shareholder activism at TSX issuers. He is a National Champion at the Canadian Music Competitions and has performed in major concert venues around the world. Ken is an alumnus of the Creative Destruction Lab and holds a JD/MBA from the University of Toronto.