Jessica Thompson is a media artist working in sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her practice investigates the ways that sound reveals spatial and social conditions within cities, and how the creative use of urban data can generate new modes of placemaking and citizen engagement. In 2017, she received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for ‘Borderline’, a research-creation project that investigates the role of sound in community formation, particularly in areas undergoing rapid social change. Thompson is an Assistant Professor in Hybrid Practice at the University of Waterloo and teaches in the Department of Fine Art and the Stratford Campus. She holds a BFA in Visual Art from York University and MFA in Media Study from SUNY at Buffalo.