I'm Mark Jones.
An award-winning 20-year veteran of the new media field, I’ve worked as an educator, producer, artist, and writer. Worked at Pearson Education for ten years, then went on to form my own company, CyberStage Communications, which began as the publisher of the first consumer arts magazine that examined the intersection between art and technology.
Since then, I’ve worked for a wide variety of clients on groundbreaking projects, including for Gottschalk + Ash International, The Toronto International Film Festival, eyeon Software, The Learning Partnership, Vera Frenkel, and others. From 2000-2004, I was Executive Director of OnTarget, an Ontario-wide initiative providing career development and education support programs for the digital technologies industries. Been on numerous committees and boards, including those for The McLuhan Multimedia Festival, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, SIGGRAPH, and Pixel Gallery.
In 2002 I was awarded the ITAC Community IT Hero of the Year Award, the Canadian New Media Award as Industry Advocate of the Year.
Today, I serve as Chair of the School of Communication Arts at Seneca College, overseeing programs in animation, new media, graphic design, photography, and broadcasting. I have an M.A. in Communication and Culture from Ryerson and York Universities.
This site is a chance for me to write what is on my mind today, as well as a convenient place to put some articles from the old CyberStage website that are still heavily accessed today. If you want to see a list of books and journals these articles have been cited in, see the links section.
Thanks for visiting.