Dr. Carman Neustaedter is Director and Associate Professor at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He specializes in the areas of human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, and domestic computing. Dr. Neustaedter leads the Connections Lab (cLab) – an elite research group of aspiring super heroes that aims to create better technologies for connecting people over distance. Dr. Neustaedter and his students study communication behaviours amongst family and friends and design and evaluate technologies to support improved communication practices and shared experiences over distance. Dr. Neustaedter’s two books, “Connecting Families: The Implications of New Communication Technologies on Domestic Life” and “Studying and Designing Technology for Domestic Life: Lessons from Home” describe key portions of his research and design practices. His super power is the ability to bend space and time.