On Saturday 29 January, I attended a panel discussion held by the Ottawa Art Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition The Living Effect. The exhibition and the panel discussion were the result of the research, effort and connections of curator Caroline Seck Langill (although she wasn’t alone and the support of many others was mentioned).
The Philosopher Cube is , conceptually, an alien cube that has landed beside Rideau Centre, a shopping mall in Ottawa, looking for answers to some typically philosophical questions in an attempt to better understand the human race. Using a combination of C++, OpenGL, and 3D projection mapping techniques an illusion of this strange cube floating in front of Rideau Centre at the corner of Nicholas and Daly avenue, and manipulating the wall behind it to form its questions, is created.
There were the WORST drivers EVER, at the Electric Fields Mini-Maker-Faire, this weekend! (watch the video for proof!) For those who did not attend the event, I was producing a ‘Collaborative Stop-Motion Project’ which encouraged willing participants to move parts of a paper set, while I snapped photos. Awfully low-tech for an environment as inventive as the Mini-Maker-Faire, but embracing the art in the process of ‘making’, and working to pluralize DIY into DIOurselves
Some closing remarks on Electric Fields 2010 will come later but for now, just a quick note to tip my hat et lever mon verre to Simon Guibord. When he isn’t working at Daïmon, running a record label or playing in If Then Do and Kingdom Shore, it seems he is churning out some very [...]
Things are winding down but yesterday was très big so allons-y! Started things off with a talk on BASS by PhD candidate and DJ Paul Jasen. In about 90 minutes, Paul covered the use of bass and its impact on the body from the earliest incarnations of the pipe organ in 300 B.C. right to [...]
Hi Friends. I am back! Here’s a photo. Getting cozy in the third dimension of Artengine’s M70 lab Alright. Mostly, last night was the Festival launch and thelivingeffect at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Tonnes of stuff happening at the AGO right now. Can I just say how awesome the list of the festival’s sponsors is? [...]
Swim Test. Catherine Richards. 2010. …and me holding the necessary 3D glasses required to view it properly (Catherine got a kick out of this). 3D action & more at the Karsh-Masson Gallery! So, what’s up, Internet? I am a photographer guest blogging during Electric Fields this week for Artengine & Apartment613. This adds to my [...]
Pour la dernière soirée de Champs électriques, Elektra, le festival d’arts numériques de Montréal, présente 3 performances/présentations. Parce les descriptions de projets AV c’est pas toujours sexy, voici quelques mots sur chacunes des pièces tirés du programme puis des liens pour voir des extrais. Ensuite, vous viendrez voir ça en vrai. This Is Not Design, trame00… un [...]
Not sympathy in the sentimental sense. Sympathetic vibration has nothing to do with the personal or emotional. For Helmholtz, it meant transduction of energy, resonance induced in a body – a room, a building, a glass, an eyeball – by an external force. At its resonant, or natural, frequency a body ceases to dampen energy [...]