Michael Lancaster is responsible for the design, production, and installation of electronic and software systems in actuated sculptures built by the studio. Michael is also responsible for directing research and development of software and electronics. Current specialized systems in development include a compact embedded electronics system for use within kits and early design phases of projects, and coordination modular software supporting behaviour scripting and complex-systems simulation. He has worked on mechanical and electrical redesign for actuated components of large meshwork test-bed scaffolds including Meander, Amatria, and Futurium Noosphere. Michael holds a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.