John Sullivan is a musician, music technology researcher and Ph.D. candidate at McGill University whose work focuses on the design of new instruments and technologies for music and multimedia performance. His current research includes projects in motion capture and movement analysis of live performance, development and testing of of haptic interfaces, and user-driven methodologies for the design and evaluation of digital musical instruments. As a musician, Sullivan has been a part of several indie rock groups from the northeastern US. He has released several albums under various names, and toured extensively in the US, Canada, and Europe.