Rickie Lea Owens is an artist and technologist who creates toys and animated images for the public consideration of play and power. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, and screened in American and European theatres. She lectures and teaches workshops for people of all ages on the subjects of interactivity and animation and also works professionally as an animator, programmer, installation technician, and consultant specializing in new media. She lives and works in Montréal, Québec.