Thelivingeffect Panel

February 22nd, 2011

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 – a post-mortem

January 21st, 2011

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.

Paper City @ Electric Fields

November 13th, 2010

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

A note on EF’s print design(er/s)

November 8th, 2010

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 […]

Bass Maker Elektra Pow wow – Day 4 recap!

November 7th, 2010

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 […]

More Lumens = Better Art – Night 3 recap

November 6th, 2010

Most consumer grade LCD projectors hover somewhere 2600 lumens in terms of brightness. What do you do when an 18 000 lumen projector aimed at at 12′x22′ screen? Have a kick ass event? Sure. What do you do when moments before the event starts, this monolithic projector hanging so carefully from the ceiling reads off […]

3D Tesla – Day 2 recap

November 5th, 2010

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? […]

Sur les Champs Électriques – Night 1 Recap

November 4th, 2010

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 […]

Elektra sur le spot durant Champs électriques

November 1st, 2010

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 […]

(sub)Mix: Vibration Sympathique

October 18th, 2010

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 […]