Contemporary Art World – please drop the “”s around New Media and help establish the artists of this aesthetic.

October 31st, 2012

Time and life has changed radically in the last 20 years. Most people are now vested in, and depend on, multiple forms of digital technology in their day-to-day routines. Starting a post with this argument, even sounds antiquated, as Western dependency on the digital is woven in to so many elements of life and the […]

What’s wrong with digital art? – Part 2 with Jason St-Laurent

October 19th, 2012

The Problem with Digital Art is the Future   “[New media art] questions everything, the most fundamental assumptions: What is a work? How do you collect? What is preservation? What is ownership? All of those things that museums are based upon and structured upon are pretty much thrown open to question.” – Jeremy Strick, Director, […]

Art technically/ a sample of Nuit Blanche Ottawa artists

September 20th, 2012

On Saturday September 22nd, Ottawa will host its first Nuit Blanche, an all night event which sees artists take to the streets to animate them in new ways and to temporarily alter the pedestrian path into a new culturescape. Here are a few projects that are of particular interest to me for their sophisticated uses […]

The gulf between theory and reality (We are not a creative city part 4)

September 18th, 2012

Wow it has definitely been more than a week since my last crack at this – where did summer go?! As things started to ramp up to September I fell behind posting, and then I had a tragic wordpress incident as I was trying to post a while back that saw my words disappear into […]

#BustOutYOW → The Laser Musicbox

August 8th, 2012

It’s perhaps fitting that my last post opened the ‘#BustOutYOW’ project with an ambitious aim ‘to beam your content to the world’ and this post picks up the challenge with a tangible laser-based opportunity. Christopher Smeenk, a researcher working between the University of Ottawa and National Research Council within the Joint Lab for Attosecond Science […]

Wanted : Visual arts Technician for the UQO!

May 25th, 2011

L’université du Québec en Outaouais est à la recherche d’un nouveau technicien/cienne pour ses ateliers de création de l’École Multidisciplinaire de l’Image. La date limite de dépot des candidatures est le 3 juin. Infos: site Web de l’UQO SOMMAIRE DE LA FONCTION : Sous la direction du supérieur immédiat ou de la supérieure immédiate, assume […]

Grosse machine

February 17th, 2011

Avant tout, je trouve que les deux humains étés “bon sport“. En deuxième lieu, toutes choses considérées, ils se sont assez bien débrouillés. Lors d’un match de Jeopardy jeudi dernier ils ont affronté un ordinateur de la grosseur de 10 frigos, équivalant à 200 millions de pages d’informations (ayant absorbé dictionnaires, encyclopédies, livres, scénarios de […]

Mod Lab’s December 15th Meetup

January 4th, 2011

A bit late in reporting but our last Mod Lab meetup in December was a fun one- Derek Ledoux and Justin Dempsey from the Dirty Rectangles, an indie gamer group in Ottawa,  demoed an awesome mermaid dream game they had made as a get well soon gift for a sick friend, Andrew Plumb brought in […]

Mod Lab’s December 1st Meetup

December 13th, 2010

A call was put out a month or so ago for artists to submit project proposals to use Artengine’s Makerbot to aid in the fabrication of their work. Chayle Cook, an Ottawa-based artist specializing in jewelery, printmaking and book art has been working intensely on modeling a new ring design using Blender, a free open […]

Sean Arden and Tijmen Schep

October 7th, 2009

Hello all. Tijmen and I are at Artengine creating a piece for the upcoming Artivistic 2009 Gathering in Montreal. We have never met but were encouraged to collaborate online and create something for Artivistic. Bios! Tijmen Schep is an artist and media theorist in the field of ubiquitous and future computing in general, and wireless […]