Lights out!

June 10th, 2008 § 1 comment § permalink

I was wrong when quoting the dates for the Yonge–Dundas square installation! It’s going down on Wednesday night. I’m not sure if that means it’s available then or not. But, go!

When it was first open to the public on Saturday afternoon I saw a sour-faced woman sit down on one of the concrete benches, examine the square, and say “well this is stupid.”

These people live among us!

Luminato installation mentioned in the Globe

June 3rd, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

The Yonge–Dundas installation was mentioned in the Toronto section of last Saturday's Globe and Mail. It's probably behind a paywall by the time you read it, but a tasty quote from the article says:

Much like the searchlight installation that lent an icon to the
festival last year, the installation will let people play with light on
a grand scale. David Pecaut, Luminato's co-chair, says he sees it as a
kind of home base for the festival this year – and one that intractably
ties itself to the city's landscape.

Rad!

After much ado, the microphones are I think being installed today. The whole thing will be operational for testing on Thursday night, and officially running as of Friday.

Illuminatos!

May 28th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

I’m working on interaction for the KPMB installation at the Yonge and Dundas slab for the Luminato festival in Toronto with Gabe Sawhney and Patrick Dinnen of new media scallywags Media Lab Toronto.

It’ll be up for June 6-15 during the festival, so make sure you stop by to scream at it and make it blink funny. Fun!

Amass!

March 16th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

I had a great time in Calgary and Edmonton in January. Albertans really are wonderful. I’m excited to return there in early May; I’ve been invited to the 2008 Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society‘s Media Arts Conference. We’re still working out the details of what exactly I’m going to do, but I hope to get some hands-on electronics workshop action going. We’ll see!

View on series

March 16th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

As I mentioned before, the View on Canadian Art interview with Greg Smith‘s been republished in full on his blog, Serial Consign. Reading the full version I realise what a great job Greg did in editing it down for VoCA; he managed to capture the essence of what I was saying. I speak briefly about fetishizing technology in art, such as the absolute inanity that is Second Life. Read up here!

View on Canadian Art

February 22nd, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

I recently discussed some of my work, challenges in creating interactive artwork, and the craft of new media with Vague Terrain‘s Greg Smith. The interview‘s been published in View on Canadian Art.

Expect a longer version of the interview to show up on Greg’s site at some point in the future.

InterAccess Open Studio!

February 17th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

InterAccess Open Studio: You never have to work alone again

Tuesday, February 26, 7-9pm in the Studio

Hosted by: Master David McCallum and Sir Dafydd Hughes

It’s BACK!! Come see what InterAccess members are playing with, and
bring your own toys to work on. Every two weeks an InterAccess member
will talk about what they’re working on, obsessing over, or failing to
accomplish. Come hang out, share ideas, and maybe even make something
that works. All are welcome, regardless of experience or knowledge.

Dafydd and David want to make the studio windows do their bidding!
We’re going to refurbish some old computers and see if we can’t get
some simple webcam video art showing.

So Dafydd and I get together every two weeks at IA to work on stuff anyway, so now we’re opening it up and trying to make it a community thing.

Catch up

February 12th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

Part of the function of this blog is to keep a record of things I've been up to, and sometimes that means telling you, um, a month late. January was busy!

Saturday, January 19, 2008
Yes u can has art Pd Workshop
Fava
Edmonton

Friday, January 18, 2008
Fava's Art's Birthday
The Artery
Edmonton

Performed an ABBA tribute with video artist Kelly Bolen.

Tuesday/Wednesday, January 15, 16, 2008
Yes u can has art Pd Workshop
Alberta College of Art and Design
Calgary

Saturday/Sunday, January 12, 13, 2008
Yes u can has art Pd Workshop
EMMEDIA
Calgary

Friday, January 11, 2008
Artist talk and performance
with Adam Tindale
EMMEDIA
Calgary

Friday, January 4, 2008
I/O Media with Zimoun
Interaccess
Toronto

Monday, December 31, 2007
New Year's Eve
The Tranzac
Toronto

Dafydd Hughes and I mounted Auld Lang Syne version two, a New Year's clock that never reached midnight.

Posted!

December 4th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

Apparently I was mentioned in the National Post! Like, an almost whole-page picture of me on the bike! I wish someone had contacted me!

Move!

October 30th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

Hey, a little blurb about me in the Vancouver-based, all-things-cycling Momentum Magazine! Pick one up, or download the PDFage.

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