DIVA 300 – Officially back to Skool!

September 9, 2009

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Here are my notes from the first day of classes at Emily Carr this fall semester – I am Officially back to Skool!!!
– FlashAddict

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DIVA future course offering orientation next wednesday at 3:20 – room to be announced

electrodiva.wordpress.com (DIVA 300 class blog – send Julie link to mine)

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Interactive Futures – started in Victoria at Open Space Gallery – now run by my teacher Julie Andreyev here at ECUAD

http://www.interactivefutures.ca/

– thematic is stereo in a broad sense
– 3 day conference made up of daytime presentations by artists, designers and researchers working within three thematics
– also a number of exhibitions taking place throughout the conference as well
– internship involves managing and learning how to stream the event to the public
– e-presence = remote live stream capabilities used for this conference in conjunction with IDS
– intern would work with Maria and Greg via Interactive Futures and IDS

Responsibilities for Internship:
– videographer archivist + broadcaster
– still photographer
– administration assistant (document, printing assistant, registration)
– curatorial assistant (help install/curate the exhibitions)

Significant keynote speakers:
– George Legrady (utilizes data from satellites)
– Paula Levine – mapped Jerusalem/Palestine wall onto San Francisco
– Munro Ferguson

Wednesday, November 18th, whole class would work at the conference and help set it up in lieu of class time.

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Glisten Hive – by Julie Andreyev

www.animallover.ca

– looks at animal consciousness – do they share human emotions
– part of the CODE (Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition) and shown here at ECUAD during the Olympics

Additional Components to the project:
– Aria – HD audio/video installation filmed in Banff National Park
– Wait – interactive video installation (activated space that reads visitors interaction with the space and plays a video reaction of the dogs to their interaction)
– Rockstar – work in progress – short HD video with the dog’s head out the car window while driving
– Bikeride – bike mounted camera filming the dogs running with the backdrop of the city changing behind the constant of the dogs

Intern Responsibilities:
– design and build the physical structure used for the project (arching, sculpted pieces to show the displayed data)
– Max MSP to be used to collate and display the data
– create a blog and populate it with information and testing the data within Max MSP for the installation

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Jonathan Aitken, artist/designer in residence at ECUAD researching a project involving animated typography and dance/theatre

http://www.jonathanaitken.ca/

Typographic Play

– text rain – camille utterback and romy achituv installation

– dumb type – memorandum

Flavia

Theatre Gargantua – interactive play with type

Liquid Journey – open source code to create visualized poetry

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Kika Thorne, Programming Coordinator/Curator of VIVO Media Arts Centre

http://www.videoinstudios.com

www.signalandnoise.ca

– looking for interns to help reinvent the VIVO website (new content management infrastructure)
– archival, project management, content management opportunities
– Ryan Trekartin and Willy Lemaitre – upcoming artists coming to VIVO and part of the internship

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Alex Beim, Creative Director of Tanglible Interaction

www.tangibleinteraction.com

– Zygot ineractive balls – inflatable balls with electronics inside that change colour whenever they are pushed
– Sensation White rave party in Amsterdam
– Graffiti Wall – done in the mocap studio here at ECUAD
– created graphics for the Olympic Oval (logo, letterhead and interactive displays/projections)
– Light Beat – interactive ball that flashes to match your heart beat
– Sun-Rype interactive Kiosk – people were made out of fruit – reproduce pixels of people with fruit
– empty bottles with L.E.D.s inside – Baccardi

Current Projects for internship:
1. Lighting Device (LED) that responds to sound

2. Tangible Interaction QB (cube) – system of lights that respond to interactions

What they are looking for:
Graphic Side – help with graphic identity of the company (logo, identity, branding) – create a new experimental identity for the company

Industrial Side – research new materials and techniques to work with for projects

Explore the Space – they are in residence at Lumen Gallery at Tinseltown – they are looking for graphics to be placed there – so not really an opportunity to utilize space there 😦

http://www.lumengallery.org

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Maria Lantin, Director of Intersections Digital Studios on the latest stereographic technologies.

http://www.ecuad.ca/research/ids

Opportunities:
– 3d printer – work with Simon and learn how to utilize them – Figure Prints for THELORAS!!!

http://www.figureprints.com/

– WHIP studios is for wearables/textiles and electronics

– working in MOCAP studio / FID technology to track people as they enter the space

– stereoscopic projection system (full HD)

– Breath IO – virtual video sculpture of lungs

– E-Presence System – allows you to capture live presentations and web casting

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M.Simon Levin and Jer Thorp, head researchers/artists of CODELab an experimental project that looks at surveillance during the 2010 Olympics.

– project commissioned by VANOC and presented during the 2010 Olympics
– social engagement project = art that is designed to be presented in a public space as opposed to a gallery

Project Specifics:
– network of nodes positioned around Granville Island with cameras attached to them (Capture Nodes)
– each node has a mini CPU, GPS, camera and XBee Radio (allows them to talk to the other nodes and relay data to the main CPU capture node located at ECU)
– allows investigation of Neural Networks / Vision / Surveillance
– they developed the GLOCAL project that was shown at the Surrey Art Gallery last year

Opportunities:
– Directed Studies
– Informal participation
– Contribution to research

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Malcolm Levy, Lead Curator / Producer: CODE on the Ground, an exhibition of new media to be held during the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

www.vancouver2010.com/en/culture-and-education/cultural-festival-and-events/code-/-/57316/mrhe7c/index.html

CODE Live – interactive, visual art performances (at night light works as well)

Connect Create and Collaborate
– create an interactive and inspiring experience for a broad international Games time audience
– showcase innovative and interactive installations and performances from Canada and select international artists
– theme of bridging between people and technology
– 3 Venues (ECUAD, Great Northern Way, Woodward’s / W2 in the downtown eastside)

Internship Opportunities:
– exhibition design intern (comm design)
– video documentation
– docents (ambassadors to art pieces)
– artistic management internships
– web editing and photo based online design work
– video editing for web
– technical install assistants
– print design interns

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Henry Tsang and Glen Lowry, researchers on Maraya, a large-scale new media experience that links Dubai with False Creek.

http://www.interactivefutures.ca/tsang.htm

Maraya – arabic for Reflection / Mirror

– telephone pole will have a CPU and video camera (robust, keep it dry)
– tv screen under a grate will showcase the view from the opposite city’s telephone pole portal

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Cheyanne Turions, Programs Manager/Curator of Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society

http://www.cineworks.ca/

Internship Opportunities:
– helping Meet the Filmakers salon presentation
– Production Registry – needs to be put on the website every year
– Series of programs dealing with World AIDS Day – research around media art dealing with AIDS – help implement that programming

Film Festival going from October 1-16
World AIDS Day is December 1st

Thought on Film – monthly meeting of film theorists and enthusiasts

SWARM – Thursday is concentrated around Main Street – Friday night around Gastown

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29.5 Km Bike Ride + Back Squats at CrossFit = One Tired Johnny…

July 23, 2009

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I felt ambitious today, so I rode my bike from on top of Burnaby Mountain all the way to the CrossFit Gym near Clark and Terminal in East Vancouver. Once there, I did an hour long workout there that had me doing 3 reps of max back squats + Weighted Pull-Ups and then back on the bike to ride back to Burnaby and up that long a$$ mountain…I R TIRED :S
– FlashAddict

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Total Time:
3:47:06 – even more impressive was the fact that it only took me 30 minutes flat to get from the bottom of Burnaby Mountain to the peak, especially after 3 hours working out already!

Total Calories Burned:
2756 (Holy Crap that’s a lot!)

Max Heart Rate:
167

Average Heart Rate:
130

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Walking directions to 9266 University Crescent, Burnaby, BC, Canada
29.5 km – about 6 hours 13 mins
Suggested routes
9266 University Crescent
Burnaby, BC, Canada
1. Head south on University Crescent toward E Campus Rd
0.3 km
2. Turn left at E Campus Rd
13 m
3. Slight right to stay on E Campus Rd
57 m
4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto University Dr E
1.5 km
5. Slight right to stay on University Dr E
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6. Continue on Burnaby Mountain Pkwy
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7. Turn left at Hastings St
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10. Turn right at Union St

Destination will be on the left
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5.6 km – about 58 mins
6600 Union St
Burnaby, BC, Canada
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9.2 km – about 1 hour 51 mins
1340 E 3rd Ave
Vancouver, BC, Canada
19. Head east on E 3rd Ave toward McLean Dr
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26. Turn left at Kensington Ave
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27. Turn right at Union St

Destination will be on the right
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9.2 km – about 1 hour 59 mins
6600 Union St
Burnaby, BC, Canada
28. Head east on Union St toward Grove Ave
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29. Turn left at Duthie Ave
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30. Turn right at Hastings St
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31. Turn left to stay on Hastings St
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32. Turn right at Burnaby Mountain Pkwy
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33. Continue on University Dr E
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34. Slight left to stay on University Dr E
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35. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto E Campus Rd
88 m
36. Turn right at University Crescent

Destination will be on the right
0.3 km
5.6 km – about 1 hour 23 mins
9266 University Crescent
Burnaby, BC, Canada