Over the years Dan Lander has earned a living through many occupations. A partial list would include administrative assistant, balloon delivery agent, bobcat operator, bookstore manager, eaves-trough installer, business analyst, cab driver, curator, deputy director of a TV business unit, gardener, farm worker, fork-lift operator, fruit picker, furnace installer, general labourer, media arts granting officer, photographer, rock drill operator, septic tank pump operator, steel worker, teacher, truck driver, factory worker, editor, writer and artist. After attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, he began to make works primarily in sound. His radio art program The Problem with Language (CKLN, Toronto) aired from 1987 to 1991. Published sound works include Zoo (empreintes DIGITALes, 1995), 'Room' on Radius #3: transmissions from broadcast artists (¿What Next? Recordings, 1995) and Habitation (Hrönir, 1998). He is co-editor of two anthologies on sound and art (Sound by Artists, 1990 and Radio Rethink: Art, Sound and Transmission, 1994), and his writing is included in the anthology Music is Rapid Transportation (2010). Recently he has returned to photography and has completed a bookwork entitled in our hearts we hope we never discover everything.