“Does everyone have their telenoid cookie?,“ teased The Banff Centre’s Vice-president of the arts Carolyn Warren, in kicking off the Convergence Summit, a four day conference “on art + technology” that took place Nov 27-29th. Located in the idyllic mountain-surrounded town of Banff, Alberta, the massive arts incubator played a important role in shaping discourse in and around ‘new media’ in the 90s and early aughties. With Convergence, the centre was planting a flag down and reasserting their importance as a key international digital arts venue—and CAN was on hand to report on the proceedings.
Last week the prolific Toronto-based tech event organizer FITC hosted a daylong summit on wearable technology. With a lineup bookended by ‘the father of wearable computing’ Steve Mann and Social Body Lab founder Kate Hartman, the invited speakers offered a range of opinions on ‘what’s next for wearables?’ for an audience of curious developers.
Illusive rear-projections, flickering moirés, fluorescent puzzle boxes: opening this Friday, November 21st, at Muriel Guépin Gallery in New York City is ‘Bright Matter’, a dazzling group show that’ll bend, warp and (if only briefly) break the way we see.
Seven years in the running, organised by Rhizomatiks and curated by Daito Manabe, Flying Tokyo goes Super with a new space and larger audience, more speakers and a workshop programme. CAN was there and we are pleased to report back.
The installation consist of moving lights that continuously illuminate space from different angles creating an intersections of form, perspective and shadow. In almost pure darkness the visitor is invited to explore the derelict space as details are illuminated and space reshaped.
Competition submission by Moscow based collective Stain, renders the building as a wireframe, revealing colour which eventually deflects of its structure, slowly turning into a recursion of its structural elements.
On September 26th the Vienna Tourist Board will be hosting an event where Alex Kiessling is creating artworks not only in Vienna, but simultaneously in Berlin and London with the help of 2 industrial robots.
Making it Real is both the title and aspiration for an upcoming juried digital fabrication exhibition that is accepting submissions of 3D print ready objects. Taking place at OCAD University between May 14-28th, the exhibition currently has an open call for material to be submitted, considered and – if selected – printed and displayed. CAN […]
Last Friday saw the latest instalment of FITC’s Emerging Technology & Advertising (ETA) event series touch down in Toronto. While labelled rather dryly as a “one day conversation on how technology will impact brands”, ETA 2012 brought together an improbably diverse selection of speakers to think out loud about design, emerging trends in interaction, engagement […]
Over the last two months CAN has drawn attention to many of the integrated AV performance projects featured at MUTEK 2012. This has taken some time as there was no shortage of material to choose from. Occupying quite a prominent place within this year’s MUTEK programming was the CineChamber, an intimate, “live cinema performance environment” […]
Zimoun’s kinetic sound installations hardly need introduction. Ever since the immaculate documentation of his work first surfaced a couple of years ago, the Swiss artist’s elegant mass assemblies of mechanical dc-motors, wires, tubes and cardboard and the complex sound textures they generate have been subject of numerous international exhibitions and a lot more glowing reviews. […]
The decoded conference stands for the combination of design and code. It combines creative and technological aspects of our everyday life and brings them all together on a one day kick ass event in the heart of Munich. International speakers from the field of generative design, computational art, information visualization and hardware tinkering are teaming […]