All posts tagged: toronto


Abstract Ecologies – A Conversation with Amber Christensen

“There Should be Gardens” is the title of the 14th edition of InterAccess’s Emerging Artists Exhibition. Drawing on her research in feminist/queer curatorial and media arts practices, the exhibition is curated by Toronto’s Amber Christensen and showcases five Canadian early career artists whose practices address “the interconnectedness of technologies, ecologies, botanies, gender and the cosmos.” In aggregate the show’s selected works invoke elemental qualities, amplify and abstract natural materialities, and offer different modes of seeing and engaging the world. With the show winding down this week, CAN engaged Christensen in a Q&A to unpack the show’s framing and provocative works.


Call for Drone Art

Currently planning a winter 2016 exhibition on the topic, Toronto’s artist-run centre InterAccess recently posted a call for drone art. While drones have been a muse and object of fascination in media art circles for the last five years, few exhibitions dedicated to their exploration have been mounted—so this is an interesting opportunity. Drones, or […]


Technology Gets Personal at FITC Wearables

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.


Interactive Designer (Kids) at Sago Sago

Company:  Sago Sago Location:  Toronto, Canada Type: Full-Time Category: Interaction Designer Description Sago Sago is seeking a talented and passionate interactive designer to join our team creating digital toys for young children. The designer will play a crucial role working with our artists and developers to create software that is beautiful and fun. Responsibilities: – Ensure all software […]


Vector – Toronto’s Game+Art Convergence

Vector festival, a self-described “game+art convergence” touches down in Toronto for four days later this week with a program of screenings, performances, panel discussions and exhibitions. CAN tracked down Skot Deeming of Vector’s curatorial team (pictured above, to the right of Clint Enns, Katie Micak and Christine Kim) to get the lowdown on the first edition of the festival.

ETA 2012 – Ray Kurzweil

ETA 2012 – A Branding Singularity

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 […]


OARN 2012 – The Shape of AR to Come

This past Friday marked the inaugural Ontario Augmented Reality Network (OARN) conference here in Toronto. Headed by Brock University-based Canada Research Chair Kevin Kee, OARN is dedicated to building bridges between university research initiatives, developers and cultural agencies in an effort to share knowledge, pool resources and promote business development within our fledgling local AR […]