Richard Lachman

Richard Lachman
Director of Zone Learning & Associate Professor
B.C.S., M.A.S., Ph.D.
RCC 382B

Richard Lachman is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Transmedia Zone in the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University, as well as a Technology and Creative Consultant for entertainment and software-development projects.  Richard has a Bachelors in computer-science graduate of MIT, holds a masters degree from the MIT Media Lab’s “Interactive Cinema” group, and a doctorate in Computer Science at the University of New England in Australia. Lachman often makes his research an experimental collaboration with industry, and his projects have been honoured by the Gemini awards, Canadian New Media Awards and the Webbys. Prior to his time at Ryerson, Lachman worked on some of the top new media/broadcast projects and with many of the major networks in the country, as well as publishing and presenting his works around the world.  Prior to returning to Canada, Lachman served as Lead Designer and Lead Engineer for the US “Petz” entertainment software line which shipped over 3 million units worldwide,  garnering awards from ID Magazine, Communications Arts, and Invision Children’s Entertainment.  His research interests include transmedia storytelling, digital documentaries, applied/serious gaming, and locative media.  He also teaches in the Master of Media Production and Master of Documentary Media programs.