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Media Architecture Summit 2016

Hey everyone, here is the link for the event I was speaking about in class yesterday.

Media Architecture Summit 2016

We’re almost at capacity, so if you’re interested in coming, make sure you register ahead of time.

If you just want to come to the free events, here is the list:

  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 5:30pm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
    Nuit Talks: Roundtable 1 – Reflections of Oblivion

    Director X (Death of the Sun) and Floria Sigismondi (PNEUMA), discuss their past experiences working in the music and film industries and how these experiences influenced their newly commissioned Nuit Blanche 2016 Projects, working on projection of solar images and water screens.

    Moderator: Theresa Scandiffio, Senior Manager, Adult Learning, TIFF Bell Lightbox

  • Friday, Sept. 30, 5:00pm @ TIFF Bell Ligthbox, Cinema 3
    Nuit Talks: Roundtable 2 - Media Architecture and Nuit Blanche Toronto

    A round table discussion exploring the relationship between architecture, public space and media with Nuit Blanche Toronto artists David Rokeby (Hand-held), Jean-Pierre Aubé (Electrosmog Toronto) and Nicola Verlato (The Merge).

    Moderator: Janine Marchessault, Cinema & Media Arts, York University

  • Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:00pm @ Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto, ON M5G 1B1 (Bay & Dundas)
    Nuit Walk: A Guided Walk Through Nuit Blanche

    Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free, annual, city-wide celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. For one sleepless night, from sunset to sunrise, the familiar is discarded and Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground for a series of exhilarating contemporary art experiences in unexpected public spaces. (Nuit Blanche website – www.nbto.com)

    The Media Architecture Summit has curated a guided walk through Nuit Blanche for all MAS participants. Curated and led by York University PhD candidates David Han and Mason Wales, the walk highlights artworks that resonate with the symposium’s themes, including contributions by MAS 2016 participants. Join us on October 1st at The Church of the Holy Trinity at 7pm as we explore and experience the city of Toronto through a historical and an artistic lens!

  • Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free, annual, city-wide celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. For one sleepless night, from sunset to sunrise, the familiar is discarded and Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground for a series of exhilarating contemporary art experiences in unexpected public spaces.
    The Media Architecture Summit has curated a guided walk through Nuit Blanche for all MAS participants. Curated and led by York University PhD candidates David Han and Mason Wales, the walk highlights artworks that resonate with the symposium’s themes, including contributions by MAS 2016 participants. Join us on October 1st (are participants advised to meet you at a specific place/time?) as we explore and experience the city of Toronto through a historical and an artistic

Thu, September 29 2016 » Future Cinema

One Response

  1. Mark October 2 2016 @ 11:06 am

    Hi Everyone!
    Thanks Dave for posting this and for all your great work at the Media Architecture Summit.
    There were many great presentations. Here are a few notes on some of the highlights for me:
    ALI MOMENI: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
    Ali spoke about Animating Public Space and, in particular, Urban Projections. He showed us how easy it was to create mobile wall projection kits from bicycles, even backpacks. One project stood out as being uniquely creative: Telepuppet TV. The idea is to create dolls that serve as interviews who connect with other puppet interviews around the world. A sample of this fascinating concept can be found here: https://youtu.be/jHb4VRgvTBs.
    DI MAINSTONE: Queen Mary University, London
    The artist-in-residence at Queen Mary spoke to us about using suspension bridges as musical instruments. Another exploration into using the urban environment in an interactive, artistic way. Here’s her website and check out the video there to see how she “plays” a bridge: http://dimainstone.com/project/human-harp/
    GRAHAM WAKEFIELD, Computational Arts, York University. Graham is also the professor of the Future Cinema II course being offered next term for any of those taking it. He spoke being immersed in computational worlds and shared his ambitious project “Archipelago”. He has created a “world” that reacts to human interaction (touch, casting shadows, light, etc.) in much the same way any natural eco-system might (migration, climate change adaptation, forest growth, etc.). Here’s a two-minute video on the project’s installation and how it works: https://vimeo.com/89884439
    AMAHL HAZELTON: Moment Factory, Montreal
    This ambitious company is responsible for some of the biggest art installations in the world. The installation at LAX airport in Los Angeles is not only expansive and immersive, but it’s also intuitive and interactive. For example, wall-mounted waves of colour sense a traveller passing by and follows or leads them to their gates. This 5-minute video shows how they made it and gives an overview of all the currently existing art pieces there: https://vimeo.com/68789136

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