Robert Mallin is a second-year M.F.A. in Design and Technology candidate with a focus in integrated media for live performance. He was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec and earned his undergraduate degree in design for the theatre at Concordia University. Mallin is currently designing The Magic Flute (Butler Opera Center) which opens in the spring of 2017. Mallin is interested in eSports as live entertainment and has chosen to focus his thesis on this subject.