Justine Garrett is a writer, performer, and producer. She is the co-founder of Toasterlab, which produces geolocated mixed reality (MR) videos, apps, and performances. She co-wrote Transmission, an augmented reality and distributed performance series that premiered as part of FuturePlay at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2017. Toasterlab was a recent recipient of an Animating Toronto Parks grant, funded by the City of Toronto.
Her personal essays and articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the University of Chicago Magazine, the Hairpin, Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Strongly, and more. She was a managing editor of Black Clock, and edited Artizen, a student journal at CalArts. She has taught writing at CalArts, improv for the Indy Convergence, and currently teaches MR writing and performance as part of Toasterlab.
Justine has produced PSAs, VNRs, and documentaries for governmental and nonprofit organizations, and directed exhibition videos for the Science Museum in London. She was a researcher for the Emmy Award winning documentary No Greater Love about organ donation and transplantation.
As an administrator, Justine has worked in undergraduate admissions at UCLA and currently manages academic program review at the University of Toronto. For three years, she was the Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs at CalArts. She is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory in Toronto. She has an MFA in Writing from CalArts and a BA in Psychology from UCLA.