Catherine Lathwell is an Interactive Media Specialist with over 20 years of industry experience in information technology. Ms Lathwell had an early start to her career in the computer operations department of a Toronto based technology company. This company established one of the worlds first private international communications networks in the 1980′s which was quickly adopted by financial institutions around the world. Thus, while pursuing a programming career Ms Lathwell developed an in-depth understanding of financial markets.
Being in the right place at the right time, Ms. Lathwell observed, first hand, the concurrent growth and development of technology and international finance. Ms Lathwell’s current work involves researching the history of APL (A Programming Language) and its descendant array processing languages (K, Q & J). APL was invented by Canadian Kenneth E. Iverson and has been used for over 50 years in industry, through the drama of successive market crashes to the evolution of forensic mathematics.
While Ms Lathwell was building her career in technology, she also nurtured an interest in the visual arts and story telling. Armed with a BA from the University of Toronto and a certificate from the Canadian Film Centre’s Interactive Programme, Ms Lathwell has jumped into the world of multi-platform, community based documentary storytelling.