Does innovation in culture and commerce mean the same thing?

April 7th, 2016

This past weekend I was honored to be an invited guest at the Canadian Arts Summit hosted in collaboration between Business for the Arts and the Banff Center. The weekend was quite an incredible assembly of cultural leaders, insightful keynote speakers, with senior leaders sharing their depth of experience and a powerful range of emerging leaders presenting their models of working to some of the most important cultural institutions in the country. It was a pleasure to be around such a rich depth of thinking about cultural leadership, and I have returned from their with many critical and insightful thoughts. What follows here is one of set of thoughts about the relationship between the idea of innovation in art and innovation in business … or perhaps better said between the meaning of innovation in culture and commerce.

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).

Pecha Kucha in Ottawa

January 18th, 2010

This clever little ideas sharing concept is coming to Ottawa this month. It started in Tokyo a number of years ago mainly focusing on networking young designers. The concept for the night is simple and quick. You get 20 slides at 20 seconds each for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds of speaking […]

Vancouver in Stereo – Channel One

November 25th, 2009

Interactive Futures is a rad little festival/symposium in Vancouver. It’s theme this year was stereo. The dominant representation in that theme was stereoscopic video (3D glasses kind of stuff), but the symposium expanded the concept through into more intellectual considerations on the idea of stereo in creative technological practice. Day one IF had heavy representation […]

Sublte Technologies : Where art and science meet, hang out and catch up on things.

June 20th, 2009

I was fortunate enough to visit Toronto for a festival that could be seen as the yin to the yang of Mutek and Elektra. Subtle Technologies focuses on the unique space where science and art meet. This year’s theme was networks, and the presentations ranged from theoretical mathematicians presenting on collaborative problem solving, to TV […]

PDCon 09

February 20th, 2009

This will be the third international gathering of artists and researchers to discuss all things PureData, and if you are using PureData you should really try and head to this event. The call for works and papers is out now. Go here to check it out. Artengine lent a helping hand to the slew of […]