My trip to Mutek and Artengine residency in June, Part 2 – Ross Birdwise

August 6th, 2010

Part 2: Artengine Residency, family and friends, Infinite Nothing at Bird Island, if then do live @ Club Saw… My last post on this blog discussed my trip to Montreal to play the Mutek festival with my electronic music group if then do, with Ryan Stec (Artengine’s artistic director) doing visuals.  This trip to Mutek […]

Andrew O’Malley prints his own circuit boards

May 16th, 2010

Our president and author of many of fantastic light project, Andrew O’Malley, has posted a very detailed blog entry about printing circuit boards through a DIY etching process. The process is the result of preparation with his partner in crime Deborah O’Malley for an interactive work, connecting Twitter to a light box, at local store […]

Let’s Get Back To This

March 31st, 2010

I’m guessing we all love new technology. (hopefully) It’s fast and small with either a shine or a classy matte finish. But do we not also love technology that looks like something you wish you had several decades ago? How about something you wish you had several decades ago that has been awkwardly updated? Yes? […]

GRL Redux

August 20th, 2009

This time the skies where clear and all was well for our second and more casual efforts at redecorating the exterior of the Rideau Center. Here are some photos of last weeks creative projections. Thanks as always to the amazing Paul Galipeau for working with us on documentation!Look for GRL Ottawa this fall at the […]

Box after box

August 10th, 2009

A real quick one this time around in hopes that the hours I’ve spent looking around the interworld for soundcard info will help you if you are in need of some help. The short of it is that I need a new soundcard, the long of it is the options available, with none seeming 100% […]

Graffiti Research Lab + Ghetto Blast – rap-up!

July 29th, 2009

all y’all: so, it’s safe to announce that this event was, shall we say, a ‘qualified’ success; as you know if you were anywhere within 200km of Ottawa this past weekend, in the immortal words of Steve Reich vs Brother Walter (and the newscaster from Family Guy), ‘It’s Gonna Rain!” We literally had moats of […]

Graffiti Research Lab + Ghetto Blast Sound System = Awesome + Awesome!

July 9th, 2009

Friday, July 24th Artengine teams up with Club SAW and House of Paint to present Graffiti Research Lab, Ghetto Blast Sound System and from L.A.’s DJ Huggs. This an official Late Night Event for Hip Hop 360 and a big launch party for House of Paint. Sprinkle in some Straight Goods and Disorganised and everything […]

Repatriating Technology

June 25th, 2009

Here is a very cool idea: take a lot of technology, put it in a very portable container and wheel it around to normally inaccessible places. Nothing that new with the idea? Perhaps not, but Mervin Jarman is doing it up pretty right with the iStreet Lab and larger Container Project. Although a little lengthy, […]

Sharing! Sharing! Sharing!

October 28th, 2008

We had a little Artengine road trip to Interaccess this month. Artengine’s newly minted instructors headed down to our big sister organization in Toronto for the final training session of the Electronic Arts Expansion project. The trip was a great success and Jenny Cherniack and Rob Cruickshank did a great job helping us mold the […]


September 24th, 2008

It was a fantastic edition of Dorkbot. Even though I wasn’t there everyone has been telling me what a great time they had, so no I am extra sad I missed it. Thanks to all who came out to share, especially those who brought stuff like the very sweet home made sequencer. It made for […]