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Thursday, August 13
 

7:00pm

Opening Reception: Quoting the Quotidian

Quoting the Quotidian is a new exhibition by Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP). 

Many of the works in this show use specific objects, or readymades, as a material starting point. Readymades make for interesting material for artmaking as they previously were developed with human user interaction as a key consideration in their creation, necessary innovation that have grown familiar in the day to day.

 These objects are also representative of the quotidian, the most ordinary and habitually unnoticed. They are stand-ins for lives built up habitually in daily experience, by the distillation of ordinary expectations of the world. The quotidian is also a necessary condition for surprise. The works in this exhibition deviate from the ordinary; the result is unfamiliarity, sometimes wonder, sometimes a new understanding. These artists embrace the paradox of seeing the everyday for its commonness, while imbuing their works with latent possibilities for transformation to further human experience.

In time for ISEA, a number of electronic or digital-based works will be on display, interspersed with works of more traditional media. Daniel Kent, an artist residing in Brooklyn, NY, will exhibit Articulating Blind Movement #1, a sculpture motorized to humorous effect and witty sculptures derived from iPhone forms. Vancouver-based Nicolas Sassoon is considering exhibiting a physical object translation of his animated gif moire pattern works. Marisa Olson, also from New York City, will be exhibiting two works from her Time Capsule series, works that have been aptly described as media archaeology.

Artists: 

MAYA BEAUDRY

DUSTIN BRONS

MANUEL CORREA

DANIEL JEFFERIES

IAN JOHNSTON

DANIEL KENT

NATASHA MCHARDY

MARISA OLSON

ROULA PARTHENIOU

NICOLAS SASSOON

KIRSTEN STOLTMANN


Photo credit: Daniel Kent, iFone


Thursday August 13, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Wil Aballe Art Projects 1356 Frances Street Suite #105 Vancouver BC V5L 1Y9

8:00pm

Hakanaï
Limited Capacity seats available
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Hakanaï is a 45-minute interactive solo that becomes an installation and allows the audience to experience the interactive visuals for 80 minutes. Hakanaï has been performed all around the world and has gained worldwide recognition since its debut in 2013. Hakanaï is a Japanese word defining the ephemeral and the fragile. It is the union of two characters, one meaning “man” and the other “dream”. Starting from these premises, the French company AM/CB created a unique interactive choreographic solo performance called Hakanaï that offers a dreamlike environment where a single dancer moves within a cube, interacting with the images projected on its walls, tracing arcing parabolas and sine waves with hands, arms, and feet. Among the artistic and technological stakes, the attention is focused on the human being and their body through the use of interactive technology in the service of a timeless poetry.

Directors and Digital performance: Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne
Soundscape: Christophe Sartori, Loïs Drouglazet
Dancer: Akiko Kajihara

Watch the video!

Presenters
AM

Adrien M / Claire B

The company Adrien M / Claire B places its work in the field of digital arts since 2004. Its creations are performances and exhibitions, that associate reality and virtuality. Its specificity is the custom-made development of its computing tools. Among the artistic and technological stakes the attention is focused on the human being and its body, by using contemporary tools in the service of a timeless poetry, developing and using a visual... Read More →



Thursday August 13, 2015 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Studio T, Room 2240 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Philippe Pasquier and Sarah Fdili Alaoui
  • Tags Ticketed Event
 
Friday, August 14
 

9:00am

Disruption: Installations at SFU
A variety of artworks and installations are on view from 9:00am - 5:00pm throughout the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 

Artists:

Kate Geck, Adrian Pijoan, Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum (PolakVanBekkum), Jacek Doroszenko & Ewa Doroszenko, FM Grande, Shannon Novak, Dawid Górny & Jacopo Atzori (Fabrica, Communications Research Centre), Paul Wong & Patrick Daggit, Michael Rodemer, Kamarulzaman Bin Mohamed Sapiee, , Davis & Davis, Austin Stewart, Erin Besler & Ian Besler (Besler & Sons), Emilio Vavarella & Daniel Belquer, Yuxi (James) Cao, Timothy Ryan, Matthew Gingold, Ian Haig, Matt Roberts & Terri Witek, Jessica Thompson, Owen Roberts, Katherine Bennett, and Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, Steven A. Bjornson


Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
avatar for Malcolm Levy

Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Katherine Bennett

Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent people and activities that happen in other spaces and times. Her specialty is in creating environments, which make perceptible phenomena and processes that aren't... Read More →
avatar for Steven A. Bjornson

Steven A. Bjornson

Interactive Sound/Visual Artist. | Master's candidate at the University of Victoria studying Computer Science and Visual Art.
avatar for Yuxi Cao

Yuxi Cao

A Creative Technologist and Critical Artist who escaped from CHINA, right now based in New York City. Still seeking the possibilities to reconstruct all social nodes arbitrarily, flatulently and practically.
avatar for On Main Gallery

On Main Gallery

Artist Run Organization, On Main Gallery
On Main Gallery presents MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist’s demos that includes the premiere of Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle and three works-in-progress by Evann Siebens, Sammy Chien and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. These works have been commissioned using MIMMiC. | Sun – Tues Aug 16-18, Room 2345, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. | | MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas) is a... Read More →
avatar for Kate Geck

Kate Geck

Lecturer, Melbourne Polytechnic
avatar for Ian Haig

Ian Haig

Ian Haig - RMIT University
disease, meat, sex, offal, art, technology | http://www.ianhaig.net/index.php?section=project&name=install&num=4
avatar for Esther Polak

Esther Polak

Artist, PolakVanBekkum
Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum work together under the name PolakVanBekkum. They collaborate since 2003; as an artist duo since 2010. | | Their work focusses on landscape, mobility and the mediation of those. They search for different ways to look at landscapes and how this influences the human understanding and perception. | | Routed in the history of the Dutch realistic landscape depiction, their embrace new technologies to... Read More →
avatar for Michael Rodemer

Michael Rodemer

Professor, University of Michigan
avatar for Besler & Sons

Besler & Sons

Architecture & Design
Besler & Sons is a Los Angeles based practice that works across multiple sites of production. They work through references to reuse things that are already in circulation—things that they find interesting—and refit them into a slightly different framework through models, mockups, media, and software. Sometimes those references are really clear in their work, sometimes they’re not. Erin Besler was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is faculty at... Read More →
avatar for Josephine Starrs

Josephine Starrs

Artist, Sydney University
Dancing With Drones
avatar for Austin Stewart

Austin Stewart

CEO, Second Livestock
avatar for Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Jessica Thompson is a media artist whose practice investigates spatial and social conditions within urban environments through interactive artworks situated at the intersection of sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her work has shown in exhibitions and festivals such as ISEA (San Jose, Dubai, Vancouver), the Conflux Festival (New York), Thinking Metropolis (Copenhagen), (in) visible Cities (Winnipeg), Beyond/In Western New York... Read More →
avatar for Emilio Vavarella

Emilio Vavarella

Artist
Emilio Vavarella graduated summa cum laude from both the University of Bologna with a B.A. in Visual, Cultural, and Media Studies, and from Iuav University of Venice with an M.A. in Visual Arts and study abroad fellowships at Bezalel Academy of Tel Aviv and Bilgi University of Istanbul. His work has been exhibited at Eyebeam, Siggraph Conference, European Media Art Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, CultureHub Media Art Festival, GLITCH... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

9:00am

W00 International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO15) – Intersecting Art, Meaning, Cognition, Technology: Day 1
MOCO’15 is the second International Workshop on movement and computing. MOCO aims to gather academics and practitioners interested in the computational study, modeling, representation, segmentation, recognition, classification, or generation of movement information. We welcome research that models movement, technology and computation, and is positioned within emerging interdisciplinary domains between art & science. We invite participants interested in exploring how movement experience can contribute to computational knowledge through movement modeling and representation. The workshop references the challenge of representing embodied movement knowledge within computational models, yet it also celebrates the inherent expression available within movement as a language. While human movement itself focuses on bodily experience, developing computational models for movement requires abstraction and representation of lived embodied cognition. Selecting appropriate models between movement and its rich personal and cultural meanings remains a challenge in movement interaction research. Many fields, including Interaction Design, HCI, Education and Machine Learning have been inspired by recent developments within Neuroscience validating the primacy of movement in cognitive development and human intelligence. This has spawned a growing interest in experiential principles of movement awareness and mindfulness, while simultaneously fueling the need for developing computational models that can describe movement intelligence with greater rigor. This conference seeks to explore an equal and richly nuanced epistemological partnership between movement experience and movement cognition and computational representation.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Fdili Alaoui

Sarah Fdili Alaoui

University, SIAT
http://saralaoui.com/
avatar for Jules Françoise

Jules Françoise

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ircam
avatar for Philippe Pasquier

Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →
avatar for Thecla Schiphorst

Thecla Schiphorst

Professor, SFU
Dr. Thecla Schiphorst is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her background in dance and computing form the basis for her research in embodied interaction, focusing on movement knowledge representation, tangible and wearable technologies, media and digital art, and the aesthetics of interaction. Her research goal is to expand the practical... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 9:00am - 5:30pm
Cinema, Room 3200 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • website moco.iat.sfu.ca

9:30am

W08 Hacktivism Seeds for Discourse
The Hacktivism Seeds for Discourse workshop increases awareness and understanding for the many issues associated with hacktivism. For the purposes of this workshop, hacktivism can be defined as a modification or creation that addresses a political or social issue. The hacktivist goal is not necessarily an act of opposition. A topical issue in the local news will serve as a catalyst for dynamic discussion. Using role play, we will co-create and respond to a conceptual action created by ‘our group of hacktivists’. The goal is to use civil debate and informed opinions to proactively take ownership of issues and identify local solutions. There are no specific requirements, as the workshop stresses the various perspectives concerning the hacktivism, rather than technical expertise.

Moderators
avatar for Carmin Karasic

Carmin Karasic

artist
I'm interested in issues of data ownership and data privacy. Our personal information is used and abused in ways that are both known and unknown, whether we consent or not. It is important to challenge any notion of universal truths given the potential lack of data integrity. For this reason, it is of utmost importance to education all people in digital literacy skills. Hacktivism is only one of unlimited options for the tech savvy. | | I'm... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 9:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4390 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

Publisher Exhibition
Highlighting notable publishing companies and technology exhbitions. 


Friday August 14, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Outside Sound Room (3420) Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

New Text: Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create
New Text: An Exhibit about Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create, curated by Dene Grigar, builds on the theme of ISEA 2015, “disruption,” by looking at the way digital technologies disrupt text and notions of textuality. Fifteen works created by 22 artists and artist teams have been selected for the exhibit. The exhibition will run daily onsite at SFU from 10:00am - 5:00pm. 

Artists:

Abraham Avnisan, Amaranth Borsuk & Brad Bouse, John Cayley & Daniel Howe, Simon Groth, Johannes Heldén & Håkon Jonson, Silvio Lorusso & Sebastian Schmieg, Michael Mandiberg,  Nick Montfort, Amaranth Borsuk, & Jesper Juul, Jason Nelson & Alinta Krauth, Chris Rodley & Andrew Buttrell, Tiffany Sanchez & Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Chris Vandegrift, Andy Weir, Jody Zellen

Moderators
avatar for Dene Grigar

Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Abraham Avnisan

Abraham Avnisan

Instructor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Abraham Avnisan is an experimental writer whose work is situated at the intersection of image, text, and code. Each of his projects seeks to appropriate and reinterpret a particular thinker, idea or theoretical field that challenges us to reconsider the most fundamental ways in which we understand ourselves and the world around us. He has presented his work at the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2014 Hold the Light conference, the... Read More →
avatar for Amaranth Borsuk

Amaranth Borsuk

University of Washington Bothell
Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be... Read More →
avatar for John Cayley

John Cayley

Professor, Brown University
John Cayley makes language art using programmable media. Recent work has explored aestheticized vectors of reading (thereadersproject.org) and 'writing to be found' within and against the services of Big Software. In future work he aims to write for a readership that is as much aural as visual.
avatar for Simon Groth

Simon Groth

if:book Australia
Simon Groth is a writer and editor of fiction and non. His books include 'Concentrate' and 'Off The Record: 25 Years of Music Street Press'. His novels have been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and the Text Prize and his short fiction has been published in Australia and the United States. | As director of if:book Australia, Simon writes and speaks regularly on the future(s) of the book(s). He took the role of lead... Read More →
avatar for Jesper Juul

Jesper Juul

New York University Game Center
I am a video game theorist.
avatar for Silvio Lorusso

Silvio Lorusso

Researcher, Iuav University of Venice
avatar for Nick Montfort

Nick Montfort

MIT & SfPC
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. His poetry books are #! and Riddle & Bind; he co-wrote 2×6 and 2002: A Palindrome Story. His more than fifty digital projects include the collaborations The Deletionist and Sea and Spar Between. The MIT Press has published five of his collaborative and individual books: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10... Read More →
avatar for Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
avatar for Chris Rodley

Chris Rodley

PhD candidate, University of Sydney
Big data and literature, BuzzFeed and Buzzademia.
avatar for Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo

Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Interactive Artist/Designer/Researcher
avatar for Christopher Vandegrift

Christopher Vandegrift

Christopher Vandegrift is a Philadelphia-based writer and new media artist whose practice spans film, experimental music, and poetics.
avatar for Andy Weir

Andy Weir

Artist
avatar for Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist and writer who works in many media simultaneously. A maker of interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books, she constantly thinks about ways to integrate interactivity and technology into her works. Most recently she has been making iOS apps as artworks. Her 7 free apps are: "Time Jitters," "Urban Rhythms," "Spine Sonnet... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 2205 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

T00 Hacking the Knitting Machine

Textiles are the original digital medium. After all, the Luddites were named for artisans that protested against the mechanization of textile production in 17th century England. Unlike their predecessors, today’s Luddites are associated with a distaste for the virtuality of modern devices. However, with the arrival of the Internet of Things, ushered in by affordable 3D printing, it’s becoming clear that the technologist need not choose between digital and actual. Machine knitting is a great example of this overlap.

Taylor Hokanson and Dieter Kirkwood will demonstrate a useful modification, originally exploited by Davi Post and Becky Stern, to the Brother KH-930e knitting machine. These devices were originally released in the 1980s, so they are available relatively inexpensively on sites like eBay. The KH-930e features an early digital input capability, meaning that users could purchase patterns to communicate to the device via floppy disk. Hokanson and Kirkwood will demonstrate how to spoof this connection, upload custom patterns, and “print” them into actual knit shapes.


Moderators
avatar for Taylor Hokanson

Taylor Hokanson

Assistant Professor, Columbia College Chicago
Talk to me about Art/Design, Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Fabrication, Open Source Software/Hardware, Distributed Authorship, Making/Hacking, New Media, and post-Bauhaus arts education... and knitting.
avatar for Dieter Kirkwood

Dieter Kirkwood

Assistant Professor, Columbia College Chicago
Fashion, Design, Patternmaking, Collaboration, and The Intersection of Craft and Technology


Friday August 14, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 4945 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

W01 transmission+interference Day 1

http://www.transmit-interfere.com/isea2015/

This ‘transmission+interference’ workshop is a 2-day event where participants will explore the transmission, interference and playful aspects of sound through various uses of light. Participants will build a device that transmits sound within light and explore the various ways to interfere with signal the generate new sound / rhythm. You will also get to explore previously built / hacked / appropriated devices with which to develop new sound and light instruments with the aim of a group performance involving all of the participants of the workshop. This can / may include the use of motors, mirrors, laser pointers, elastic bands etc…

The workshop will include soldering and the use of various bits of electronics (integrated circuits and Arduino) and is open to beginners and skilled users. In addition to these skills we will encourage discourse around the ideas of live performance, improvisation and experimental music.


Presenters
avatar for David Strang

David Strang

Lecturer, Plymouth University



Friday August 14, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 4310 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

W05 Science Art Hackathon
Make and plan collaborative science art! This hack day will apply the hackathon methodology to science art. Participants will collaborate with others to design and make science art projects with a view to continued development beyond the ISEA2015 conference. To participate all you need is an interest in science art and a willingness to think creatively and collaboratively. Participants will work individually or in small teams to propose science art works that can be pursued following the conference. If participants have materials available on hand, they will create works during the hackathon. Participants will have the opportunity to present their proposals or works to the gathering at the end of the day.

Moderators
avatar for David Harris

David Harris

University of California, Santa Cruz


Friday August 14, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
World Art, Room 2515 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

W06 Crafting Computational Percussion with Everyday Materials
This studio-type hands-on workshop invites participants to create percussion instruments with everyday materials such as paper, cardboards, bottles, and foam using the Rhythm Board (a custom designed controller that can interface with sensors, servos, and solenoids). Our goal is to use the ISEA workshop to design and improve a creative platform and activity that motivates artists to understand basic electronic and computing concepts along with creating a new forms of engaging musical expression. We encourage participants to bring everyday materials they want to explore, and we will provide sensors, actuators, and a controller as well as additional materials participants can use together. The workshop is in multiple phases. Participants start by exploring unique sounds of diverse materials. Then they integrate mechanical movements (rack and pinion, crank, and Geneva drive) using servos and solenoids, and analog sensors (light sensor, IR sensor, pressure sensor, and potentiometer) with the Rhythm Board to control the speed of the servo movements, generating scratching, shaking, and tapping motions. Finally, participants will share their prototypes and discuss the potential and challenges of this playful medium.

Moderators
avatar for Abhishek Narula

Abhishek Narula

PhD Student, Unversity of Colorado, Boulder
An avid DIYer/Maker, Abhishek’s interest lies in critically examining advancements in human computer interaction through the development of novel methods of computing. By designing expressive and engaging systems, he hopes to bring important social and political issues in the forefront of the public discourse.


Friday August 14, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 4320 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

W07 Making Sonic Instruments with Pure Data & Processing
The aim of the workshop is to introduce simple and easy learnable ways to create interactive sounds and music. The workshop is based on two popular, open source languages and the combination of these. Using these free tools it is easy to create user interactions that are targeting the web or mobile devices. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have a general knowledge about (musical, artistic) interfaces and their cognitive extensions, basics of digital sound & interface design.

Moderators
avatar for Agoston Nagy

Agoston Nagy

ceo, Binaura
coding, interaction design, workshops


Friday August 14, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 2345 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:00am

Coffee Break
Friday August 14, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
TBA

12:00pm

The Depository

Join Katherine Bennett for a walk and demonstration of The Depository. The group will meet outside the main entrance to SFU, across from JJ Bean Coffee. 

The Depository is a soundscape portal that creates a tangible representation of people through personal audio messages. Through this sonic window, participants can anonymously vocalize their concerns, recording messages for others to listen to, or listening to messages posted by others. The work gives form to digital information and challenges notions about communities that are brought together through media. By facilitating communication between strangers through the buffer of asynchronicity and delay, it creates a social and liminal space. 


Presenters
avatar for Katherine Bennett

Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent people and activities that happen in other spaces and times. Her specialty is in creating environments, which make perceptible phenomena and processes that aren't... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

1:00pm

Emergence
Emergence by John McCormick, Steph Hutchison and an emerging performing agent, is a dance duet performed between a human dancer and an artificially intelligent performing agent. The agent has learnt to dance through a rehearsal process with the dancer, sharing the dancer’s movement and style. Emergence sees the dancer and agent co-creating an interactive semi-improvised dance performance. The neural network based agent uses a motion capture system as its sensory input for understanding the dancer’s movement. Emergence investigates the nature of embodiment, cognition and perception for a digital entity, and the relationships formed through the co-creative process of performance generation between the agent and dancer.

Presenters
avatar for Steph Hutchison

Steph Hutchison

PhD Candidate & Artist-Researcher, Deakin Motion.Lab
avatar for John McCormick

John McCormick

Deputy Director, Deakin Motion.Lab
John McCormick is an artist whose interests include electronic performance, interactive installation, machine learning for interaction and robot performance. John is deputy director of the Deakin Motion.Lab and also works with the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia



Friday August 14, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Studio D, Room 2270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

1:00pm

Lunch Break
Today's Food Truck Selections!
  • Holly food Fruit Smoothies & Corn specialties, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Next to Charles Bar 
  • Meet2Eat Libanese Falafel & Shawarma, 11:30am - 2:30pm, Next to Charles Bar 
  • Mr. Tube Steak Hot Dogs, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Outside the Atrium 
  • Coyote Express Organic Popsicles, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Next to JJ Beans

Friday August 14, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Performance: 2K-Reality by Timothy Ryan

2K-Reality is an audio installation that invites basketball players to play within an acoustic environment, drawing on the conventions of NBA TV broadcasts and sports-sim video games. Players and spectators obtain a different experience of performance, motivation, aspiration and fantasy by playing with this immersive real-world, digital hybrid.

Tim Ryan is an urban interaction designer focused on the intersection of sport, art, design and technology in public space. A PhD Candidate at RMIT University’s Exertion Games Lab in Melbourne Australia, Tim’s research informs his speculative designs for a near-future in which ubiquitous computing reconfigures and augments recreational play-spaces in dense urban environments.


Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
avatar for Malcolm Levy

Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

PhD Candidate, RMIT University
Urban Interaction Designer interested in the future of playgrounds and recreation spaces in dense urban environments.


Friday August 14, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Atrium Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

2:00pm

Fleshify the World (Augmented Diseased Reality)

 Join Ian Haig for a walk and demonstration of Fleshify the World (Augmented Diseased Reality). The group will meet outside the main entrance to SFU, across from JJ Bean Coffee. 

Augmented Reality (AR) technology is re-imagined as Augmented Diseased Reality. The work explores a media sphere that is increasingly cast as part of our bodies. Fleshify the World takes this idea to an extreme by fusing an iPad with human flesh in the form of silicon. If our technologies are extensions of our body, then what does it look like if those technologies share our disease? Fleshify the World makes this idea literal, taking the seductive, slick and tasteful design of the iPad into the realm of the visceral, bodily and monstrous. 


Presenters
avatar for Ian Haig

Ian Haig

Ian Haig - RMIT University
disease, meat, sex, offal, art, technology | http://www.ianhaig.net/index.php?section=project&name=install&num=4


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

2:00pm

T01 Musical Metacreation
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As regular music software adopts generative, autonomous and interactive capabilities, and an increasing number of practitioners involve metacreative processes in their work, musical metacreation has matured from an exploratory field to a more focused and applied one in which usability is a core issue. This tutorial will develop the core themes of musical metacreation in light of contemporary issues of system design from the perspective of creative practitioner, commercial developer and interacting musician. A particular focus will be on emerging applications of MuMe technology.
We propose to run an introductory tutorial on a range of MuMe topics that will introduce electronic art researchers and students to current issues in the field, and lead on to a structured discussion of current MuMe research questions, particularly those that exhibit a strong overlap with ISEA themes.
We also propose a series of three curated concerts featuring MuMe systems. We will  make available a collection of video and audio documentation of additional MuMe systems. The creators of some of these works will then contribute to the MuMe presentations during the tutorial.

Moderators
avatar for Oliver Bown

Oliver Bown

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Faculty of Art & Design, Interactive Media Lab
I am a researcher and maker working with creative technologies. I come from a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design, with a parallel career in electronic music and digital art spanning over 15 years. I am interested in how artists, designers and musicians can use advanced computing technologies to produce complex creative works. My current... Read More →
avatar for Arne Eigenfeldt

Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music and technology at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, is a co-director of the Metacreation Lab, and is a founding partner of Metacreative Technologies... Read More →
avatar for Philippe Pasquier

Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 3420 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

W09 Revisiting The Spam Folder: Using 419-fiction For Interactive Storytelling. A Practical Introduction
This workshop will be offering the participants both a theoretical and practical introduction to interactive narratives in ‘419-fictional environments’ created by scammers and scambaiters. We seek to understand different sides of online fraud and through creative storytelling reflect on issues like online privacy, virtual representation and trust within networks. We also draw parallels to other practices and cultures like: gaming, transmedia storytelling or creative activism. Through a participants take the first steps of creating their fictional characters and infiltrating a scammers storyworld to observe and interrupt their workflow. We explore how persuasive narratives are setup, how characters are designed and how dialog is exchanged to build trust between the acting parties. We will use social media and various content generators and other tools to orchestrate internet fiction, creating entrance points to a story world and spreading traces of information online. By reflecting on scam bait experiences we enter a discussion around the topic of interactive narration connecting to the participants’ and their general work in this field.

Moderators
avatar for Linda Kronman

Linda Kronman

Artist, KairUs
I work as a independent media artist and designer. Since year 2000 I have worked as Graphic Designer, Art Director and Animation Designer and taken part in several multidisciplinary Research & Design projects. In my artistic work I explore interactive and transmedial methods of storytelling with a special focus on digital fiction. In connection with my studies at the MediaArtHistories program in Danube University Krems, I was focusing on... Read More →
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Andreas Zingerle

Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Art and Design Linz
Andreas Zingerle is a media artist from Innsbruck, Austria. He is a PhD candidate at the Timebased and Interactive Media Department in Linz (Austria). He is researching scambaiting strategies and implements their mechanics in interactive narratives and media competence trainings. In the last years he worked on several installations exploring a creative misuse of technology and alternative ways of Human Computer Interaction. Since 2004 he takes... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 4390 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

W10 Tweeter the Workshop: Practice in Writing
We are currently at a transition between being completely overwhelmed by mass production of technological innovations and trying to understand the “concealed” value or our role in this process. Will explore the use of typographic elements and text through interdisciplinary screen based design practices. It is based on the user experience captured through a series of experimental workshops driven by key design principles: readability, usability, and interaction; and focusing on an in-depth analysis of the screen in relation to type, and its use not only for reading purposes, but also on our role through this interaction process: “the human screen relationship”. A tweeter approach that will allow the participants to explore new ways of reading and writing.

Particpants are suggested to bring their personal laptops. 

Moderators
avatar for Janis Jefferies

Janis Jefferies

Associate Pro Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London
Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator and internationally recognised for her curatorial work, publishing and exhibitions of studio practice in Europe, Canada, Australia and Eastern Europe (400 research entries on the Goldsmiths Research database). Her areas of expertise lie at the intersection of arts and technology (textiles, performance, sound, publishing), new economic business models (NESTA) cultural heritage (museums and archives... Read More →
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Anastasios Maragiannis

Academic Portfolio Leader Design, University of Greenwich
Anastasios is the Academic Portfolio Leader and Principal lecturer in Design Theory & Practice, in the department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, University of Greenwich, London. Anastasios is also the Co-leader of the “Digital Grand Challenge”, a series of research projects that investigates how theory can shape digital practice and vice-versa; as a way to enhance multiple interactions across numerous disciplines, including... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 4525 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Friday August 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TBA

6:30pm

[Keynote] Dominique Moulon: Digital Art: A Contemporary Art

Join us for an exciting keynote by Dominic Moulon. The talk will be immediately followed by an opening party for 5600K, curated by Sarah Joyce and Gordan Duggan, which features works by Carsten Holler, Gunda Förster and Elizabeth McAlpine.

After video emerged as a trend in the 1960s, it gradually acquired the status of artistic medium over close to 30 years. If it took as long for digital technology to achieve recognition as a contemporary artistic medium after having become democratized in the 1980s, then the time for acknowledgment has come.

Thanks in part to the widespread use of the Internet and its mass appeal, digital culture, in all its forms, has become part and parcel of everyday life. Digital and networking technologies have made their way into all private and public spheres of contemporary society; they have also had an impact on how we relate to others and on our worldview. The time has come, then, to consider the consequences of such massive permeation for the art world, without neglecting any of its key stakeholders, whether artists or collectors, critics or curators, galleries or institutions. For the art world is an ecosystem with well-established rules.

We must also acknowledge that the digital medium has a wealth of specific characteristics, which may be insidious at times—so much so that all artworks worldwide are now shaped, in part, by digital technology, sometimes unbeknownst to their creators. The way we perceive the world has changed now that it fits in the palm of one hand or can be grasped between thumb and forefinger.

From now on, everything on the Internet belongs to us, from the most trivial files to the most sensitive data. The final impediments to acknowledging the interconnection of digital technology and art—from media permanence to artwork scarcity—have crumbled away. That is because digital media and art now resonate together, because the practices of artists and amateurs have become intertwined. It is now time to consider what digital technology brings to art and vice versa. It is now or never.



Moderators
avatar for Philippe Pasquier

Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Dominique Moulon

Dominique Moulon

Dominique Moulon studied visual art at the Fine Art School (ENSA) of Bourges and holds a Master’s Degree in aesthetics, science and technology from the University of Paris 8. Member of the Observatory of Digital Worlds in Humanities (OMNSH), of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), of the Opline Prize for online contemporary art and founder of MediaArtDesign.net ; he also writes articles for Art Press, Digital MCD, The Seen... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
New Media Gallery, New Westminster Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 1B6

7:00pm

Opening Reception at the New Media Gallery: Carsten Holler, Gunda Förster and Elizabeth McAlpine

This will be a large opening at the New Media Gallery in the Anvil Centre at New Westminster.

5600K refers to the colour temperature of a defined, white light that has become a standard in film production, used to replicate the appearance of natural light at the brightest time of day.  It is understood as both real and false: a verisimilitude, a simulacrum.

The manipulation of light in visceral, illusionary and poetic ways, the attempt to dismantle boundaries, space, structures, bodies and perception itself, the fascination with finding new languages of visual experience...all are of particular interest to the three artists in this exhibition: Carsten Holler, Gunda Förster and Elizabeth McAlpine.

5600K is curated by Sarah Joyce and Gordon Duggan.

The opening will follow the keynote by Dominic Moulon. 

New Media Gallery

The New Media Gallery opened in September, 2014 and is the civic gallery for the City of New Westminster, metro Vancouver. We are a contemporary, public art gallery dedicated to developing exhibitions of leading new media artists from around the world.  We are a non-collecting gallery and cannot directly commission work.   Our exhibition development includes research, documentation and a commitment to the ongoing care and quality presentation of a diverse range of loaned works from artists,  institutions and collectors worldwide.   We present six exhibitions a year, each 8 - 12 weeks long.  NMG aspires to an international profile; we are proud to bring together the work from various periods by significant established artists, as well as new work by emerging artists.  

 

The New Media Gallery is committed to promoting knowledge and understanding and encouraging an ongoing love of contemporary art through:

- developing innovative, engaging and diverse exhibitions 

- intensive audience engagement in the first two years: developing arts literacy, sharing a conviction about the importance of art & culture in the community

- building authentic relationships with the artists represented, the lenders and all our audiences 

- engaging regionally, nationally and internationally to promote the artists in our exhibitions and the gallery

 

The New Media Gallery is located in a new, 84,000 square foot Arts & Culture Centre. The building is built to a LEED'S Gold Standard. Our flexible gallery space ranges from 2000 sq ft > 3000 sq ft (186 m2 > 279 m2)    The Anvil Centre also houses a museum & archives, community art gallery, 364 seat non- proscenium theatre, art studios, rooms available for gallery screenings and lectures. Gallery support spaces include: various holding, storage and preparation/workshops, crate storage and two loading docks. 

 

We're easy to visit : directly linked to central Vancouver by Sky Train: 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver to Anvil Centre doorstep at New Westminster Station.  Hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 10 - 5.  Thursday 10 - 8     Directors-Curators Sarah Joyce + Gordon Duggan can be contacted through: contact@newmediagallery.ca





Friday August 14, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
New Media Gallery, New Westminster Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 1B6

8:00pm

Opening Reception at VIVO
Elisa Ferrari has curated an exciting group of installations and performances for ISEA. Join us for an unforgettable party at renowned Vancouver artist run centre VIVO. 

Featuring works by Emmanuel Madan, Brady Marks, Angela Ferraiolo, Ed Osborn, and Frederico Pimpão


VIVO is an easy skytrain ride from both downtown near the SFU campus, and the New Media Gallery in New Westminster, where there will be an opening earlier the same night. 


ABOUT VIVO:

The Satellite Video Exchange Society (now VIVO, incorporated 1973) was the first video exchange library, and one of the earliest international video centres and Canadian artist-run centres. Its founding mandate was to facilitate international information exchange through a public video library and, by the 1980s, to provide access to video equipment, basic workshops, and publish a magazine, Video Guide, distributed internationally.

VIVO’s mandate is to directly support artists and independent community-based producers to develop, exchange, and disseminate their skills in a supportive environment through accessible services and programs. Our vision is a robust, diverse, and vibrant media arts sector: a catalyst for critical and innovative engagement with the material forms and cultural meanings of media and technology. VIVO’s programs offer a broad range of services and opportunities to artists and the public. They include:

•    Access to the material necessities for quality production through affordable equipment rental, editing 
facilities, software, and production space.
•    A broad range of skill development and education opportunities that encourage the exploration of 
technology and aesthetics within a critical, artistic framework.
•    Public programming: events, exhibitions, residencies, co-productions, critical forums.
•    International distribution, work exchange, and media arts preservation which support the aspirations and 
livelihood of artists.
•    Western Canada’s largest public reference library and archive of media art, independent video, and 
related publications, documents, audio recordings, and photographs.


 

Presenters
avatar for Angela Ferraiolo

Angela Ferraiolo

New Genres, Artist
Small Dog Interactive is a new collaborative effort from filmmakers Angela Ferraiolo and Steve Lackermann. Using projection, augmented VR, and algorithmic cinema, Small Dog is working on the design of hybrid media narratives for public space. As filmmakers, we draw on an industry background that includes RKO, Westwood Studios, and Electronic Arts. Our media work work has been shown nationally and internationally at festivals and symposiums... Read More →
avatar for Emmanuel Madan

Emmanuel Madan

National Director, IMAA
I’m an artist working with sound and technology, and an organizer advocating on behalf of the Canadian media arts community. I studied electroacoustic music, then worked in community radio, then in 1997 co-founded [The User] with architect Thomas McIntosh. Since 2014, I’ve been Director of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) in Montreal. My art practice explores determinism/indeterminacy, engages with obsolescence and waste... Read More →
avatar for Brady Marks

Brady Marks

Cultural Prototyer, FuriousGreenCloud / (VIVO.SFU.Geoffrey Farmer Studio)
Please Talk to me About: | | - Digital Media & Representation | - Generative Composition, Music & Queer Dancing | - Soundscapes, Sound Art!
avatar for Ed Osborn

Ed Osborn

Associate Professor, Brown University
Ed Osborn works with many forms of electronic media including installation, video, sound, and performance. He has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Creative Work Fund, and Arts International and been awarded residencies from the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, the Banff Centre, STEIM (Amsterdam), and EMPAC (Troy, NY). He has presented his work at SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA), the singuhr-hörgalerie (Berlin, Germany), Artspace... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday August 15, 2015 10:30pm
VIVO 2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, BC V5M 3G9

9:30pm

Hakanaï
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: ISEA Registrants.

This is a ticketed event! 

Hakanaï is a 45-minute interactive solo that becomes an installation and allows the audience to experience the interactive visuals for 80 minutes. Hakanaï has been performed all around the world and has gained worldwide recognition since its debut in 2013. Hakanaï is a Japanese word defining the ephemeral and the fragile. It is the union of two characters, one meaning “man” and the other “dream”. Starting from these premises, the French company AM/CB created a unique interactive choreographic solo performance called Hakanaï that offers a dreamlike environment where a single dancer moves within a cube, interacting with the images projected on its walls, tracing arcing parabolas and sine waves with hands, arms, and feet. Among the artistic and technological stakes, the attention is focused on the human being and their body through the use of interactive technology in the service of a timeless poetry.

Directors and Digital performance: Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne
Soundscape: Christophe Sartori, Loïs Drouglazet
Dancer: Akiko Kajihara

Watch the video!

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Fdili Alaoui

Sarah Fdili Alaoui

University, SIAT
http://saralaoui.com/
avatar for Philippe Pasquier

Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →

Presenters
AM

Adrien M / Claire B

The company Adrien M / Claire B places its work in the field of digital arts since 2004. Its creations are performances and exhibitions, that associate reality and virtuality. Its specificity is the custom-made development of its computing tools. Among the artistic and technological stakes the attention is focused on the human being and its body, by using contemporary tools in the service of a timeless poetry, developing and using a visual... Read More →



Friday August 14, 2015 9:30pm - Saturday August 15, 2015 12:00am
Studio T, Room 2240 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Philippe Pasquier and Sarah Fdili Alaoui
  • Tags Ticketed Event

10:00pm

Algorave
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to Vancouver's first algorave. An algorave is an event where people dance to music generated from algorithms, often using live coding techniques. Artists produce these sounds by creating music-making algorithms on systems such as IXI Lang, Overtone, Puredata, Max/MSP, SuperCollider, Impromptu, Beads, Fluxus and Tidal. Listen to artist’s breaking barriers as they code live and their compositions appear on screen in real-time.  The movement originated in the computer music research community, and became popular in the UK and across Europe. ISEA2015 is happy to bring you the first such event on the West coast.

Curator: Philippe Pasquier, Metacreation Lab, Canada
Acknowledgments: Vicki Moulder, Curatorial Support;  Kıvanç Tatar, Sound/Tech; Mark Nazemi​, Video Mapping; and Theo Wong​, Graphics.

Beats by GESMI, Arne Eigenfeldt
GESMI is a fully autonomous computationally creative system that generates style-specific electronic dance music based upon a machine-analysed corpus. The corpus consists of 24 Breakbeat and 24 House tracks that have been transcribed by human experts. Aspects of transcription include musical details, timbral descriptions, signal processing, and descriptions of overall musical form. This information is then compiled in a database, and machine-analysed to produce data for generative purposes. GESMI began producing complete breakbeat tracks in March 2013.  Listen to Beats by GESMI, Arne Eigenfeldt


Homage to Studio Vision Pro, Hamster Ate My Garageband (Oliver Bown)
In Homage to Studio Vision Pro, Ollie Bown develops his practice of live generative music performance developed in his electronic music duo Icarus and in various electroacoustic improvisations. Studio Vision Pro was a digital audio workstation similar to Cubase and Logic, but with way better MIDI manipulations tools and a powerful 'audition' tool that Icarus adapted for live performance. SVP was dropped in 1999 when makers Opcode were bought out by Gibson. This project is Bown's simplified imitation of the powerful SVP audition tool, but with generative elements built in along the way.
Watch Icarus: Uke 'Em

Sarlacc,
Shawn Lawson & Ryan Ross Smith, USA
Sarlacc, an audio-visual performance, features visuals live coded within the OpenGL fragment shader, that are reactive to incoming audio frequencies parsed by band. Sarlacc  merges elements of EDM, J-Pop, Gif-Culture, and mechanical and electronic-inspired audio and visuals. The overall experience is unequal parts pop-culture, abstract expressionism, and glitch-art. Watch Kessel Run

the secret life of Burton (dance version),
Marinos Giannoukakis
the secret life of Burton is part of an anthology of real time narratives named "X short stories", investigating different aspects of narrative construction in multimodal environments, named by the artist as "transconsistent composition". This version is a real time glitch-minimal techno set controlled by and controlling the virtual environment. The audio events are controlled by actions in the virtual environment while audio feature extraction is used in the audio output to control the narrative in the virtual world. Watch musicaUniversalis danceVer

Yaxu,
Alex McLean
A from-scratch "blank slate" live coding performance, improvising percussive techno, and occasionally bringing in and remixing elements from Peak Cut EP. Listen to At last

Techno/Acid House,
Norah Lorway
Algorithmic, procedural techno with a twist of acid house.
Listen to Huddersfield Algorave Excerpt



Moderators
avatar for Philippe Pasquier

Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Oliver Bown

Oliver Bown

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Faculty of Art & Design, Interactive Media Lab
I am a researcher and maker working with creative technologies. I come from a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design, with a parallel career in electronic music and digital art spanning over 15 years. I am interested in how artists, designers and musicians can use advanced computing technologies to produce complex creative works. My current... Read More →
avatar for Arne Eigenfeldt

Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music and technology at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, is a co-director of the Metacreation Lab, and is a founding partner of Metacreative Technologies... Read More →
avatar for Marinos Giannoukakis

Marinos Giannoukakis

researcher, de montfort university
NL

Norah Lorway

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
Norah is a live coder, composer and computer music researcher who performs at Algoraves and other such events. She has a PhD in Computer Music from University of Birmingham, where she worked on music and software in SuperCollider and performed on the BEAST multichannel system. Since 2011, she has been a founding member of BEER, a live coding networked laptop ensemble based at the University. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the... Read More →
AM

Alex McLean

I am a research fellow and deputy director of ICSRiM (the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music) in Leeds. http://yaxu.org/



Friday August 14, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday August 15, 2015 2:00am
Fortune Sound Club 147 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T5, Canada
 
Saturday, August 15
 

9:00am

Disruption: Installations at SFU
A variety of artworks and installations are on view from 9:00am - 5:00pm throughout the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 

Artists:

Kate Geck, Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum (PolakVanBekkum), Jacek Doroszenko & Ewa Doroszenko, FM Grande, Shannon Novak, Dawid Górny & Jacopo Atzori (Fabrica, Communications Research Centre), Paul Wong & Patrick Daggit, Michael Rodemer, Kamarulzaman Bin Mohamed Sapiee, Davis & Davis, Kazunori Ogasawara, Seiichiro Matsumura, Seiko Okamoto & Cuichi Arakawa, Austin Stewart, Erin Besler & Ian Besler (Besler & Sons), Emilio Vavarella & Daniel Belquer, Yuxi (James) Cao, Timothy Ryan, Matthew Gingold, Adrian Pijoan, Ian Haig, Matt Roberts & Terri Witek, Jessica Thompson, Owen Roberts, Katherine Bennett, and Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, Steven A. Bjornson


Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
avatar for Malcolm Levy

Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Katherine Bennett

Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent people and activities that happen in other spaces and times. Her specialty is in creating environments, which make perceptible phenomena and processes that aren't... Read More →
avatar for Steven A. Bjornson

Steven A. Bjornson

Interactive Sound/Visual Artist. | Master's candidate at the University of Victoria studying Computer Science and Visual Art.
avatar for Yuxi Cao

Yuxi Cao

A Creative Technologist and Critical Artist who escaped from CHINA, right now based in New York City. Still seeking the possibilities to reconstruct all social nodes arbitrarily, flatulently and practically.
avatar for On Main Gallery

On Main Gallery

Artist Run Organization, On Main Gallery
On Main Gallery presents MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist’s demos that includes the premiere of Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle and three works-in-progress by Evann Siebens, Sammy Chien and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. These works have been commissioned using MIMMiC. | Sun – Tues Aug 16-18, Room 2345, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. | | MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas) is a... Read More →
avatar for Kate Geck

Kate Geck

Lecturer, Melbourne Polytechnic
avatar for Ian Haig

Ian Haig

Ian Haig - RMIT University
disease, meat, sex, offal, art, technology | http://www.ianhaig.net/index.php?section=project&name=install&num=4
avatar for Esther Polak

Esther Polak

Artist, PolakVanBekkum
Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum work together under the name PolakVanBekkum. They collaborate since 2003; as an artist duo since 2010. | | Their work focusses on landscape, mobility and the mediation of those. They search for different ways to look at landscapes and how this influences the human understanding and perception. | | Routed in the history of the Dutch realistic landscape depiction, their embrace new technologies to... Read More →
avatar for Michael Rodemer

Michael Rodemer

Professor, University of Michigan
avatar for Besler & Sons

Besler & Sons

Architecture & Design
Besler & Sons is a Los Angeles based practice that works across multiple sites of production. They work through references to reuse things that are already in circulation—things that they find interesting—and refit them into a slightly different framework through models, mockups, media, and software. Sometimes those references are really clear in their work, sometimes they’re not. Erin Besler was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is faculty at... Read More →
avatar for Josephine Starrs

Josephine Starrs

Artist, Sydney University
Dancing With Drones
avatar for Austin Stewart

Austin Stewart

CEO, Second Livestock
avatar for Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Jessica Thompson is a media artist whose practice investigates spatial and social conditions within urban environments through interactive artworks situated at the intersection of sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her work has shown in exhibitions and festivals such as ISEA (San Jose, Dubai, Vancouver), the Conflux Festival (New York), Thinking Metropolis (Copenhagen), (in) visible Cities (Winnipeg), Beyond/In Western New York... Read More →
avatar for Emilio Vavarella

Emilio Vavarella

Artist
Emilio Vavarella graduated summa cum laude from both the University of Bologna with a B.A. in Visual, Cultural, and Media Studies, and from Iuav University of Venice with an M.A. in Visual Arts and study abroad fellowships at Bezalel Academy of Tel Aviv and Bilgi University of Istanbul. His work has been exhibited at Eyebeam, Siggraph Conference, European Media Art Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, CultureHub Media Art Festival, GLITCH... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

9:00am

Refraction: Video Screenings
This is a theatre-style setting where you can see a curated program of single channel works. The works will run daily from 9 - 5 onsite at the main Symposium site.

Featuring works by:

Gordon Winiemko, Joseph Farbrook & Micaela Gardner, Chris Coleman, Billy Sims, Matthew Hebert (eleet warez) with Bellavista , Brian J. Johnson & Jennifer McLeish-Lewis, Stephen Ausherman, Yiannis Kranidiotis, Élène Tremblay, John Slepian, Emerson Pingarilho, Adam Castle, Luke Pendrell, Jakob Torel, Myfanwy Ashmore, Rachel Clarke, Marchien Veen, Benjamin Grosser, Maryna Dykuhka, Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Vicky Isley & Paul Smith (boredomresearch), Alexis Grey Hildreth, Matthew Schoen, Nadav Assor, Sissel Marie Tonn, Alexei Dmitriev, Erik Zepka, Reza Michael Safavi, Jefferson Goolsby & Mei-Ling Lee (Data ex Machina), Justin Harvey, Harris David Harris, Sandra Araújo, Neil Mendoza, Dana Dal Bo, Evann Siebens, Justin Lincoln, David Sanchez Burr, Mauri Lehtonen, Karin Hansson & Lars in De Betou, Anne Morgan Spalter, Jim Punk, Toru Izumida, Wickerman & Lomax, Sarah Keeling, and Yuk-Yiu Ip.

 A detailed schedule is forthcoming.

Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Nadav Assor

Nadav Assor

Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Ammerman Center for Art & Technology, Connecticut College
I work with Technology as a mirror + accelerator of human relationships to each other and the concrete environment - architecture, maps, documentaries, mediation machines. I often based my work on appropriation of existing military-industrial technologies (most recently drones and camera arrays), and would love to discuss these with anyone. I'm especially interested in vision mechanisms that try to "capture everything" - something I'm looking... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

Professor, Art Department, California State University, Sacramento
avatar for Ben Grosser

Ben Grosser

University of Illinois
avatar for Karin Hansson

Karin Hansson

Researcher, Stockholm University
I work as a researcher at the Department of Computer and System Science at Stockholm University, with artistic participatory methodologies and participatory processes online as research focus. | I just published a book that documents the art project “Performing the Common” at Husby Konsthall and Moderna Museet where artists and researchers looked at communication practices from different perspectives. Currently I am writing a chapter... Read More →
avatar for Vicky Isley

Vicky Isley

co-founder, boredomresearch
avatar for Yiannis Kranidiotis

Yiannis Kranidiotis

Yiannis Kranidiotis is new media artist and musician whose work focus on creating spaces and experiences by combining sound and visuals. This involves many different fields like music, audio design, visual arts, science and coding. His work has been presented in many festivals and exhibitions like Made in NY Media Center (New York), MADATAC 06 (Madrid), LUNDA Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), kuS Gallery (Heerlen, The Netherlands), Onasis... Read More →
avatar for Justin Lincoln

Justin Lincoln

Assistant Professor, Whitman College
I'm an experimental artist and educator. I teach New Genres & Digital Art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. I'm interested in the history of video art, experimental film, performance, and sound practices. I'm very involved in online creative culture. Tumblr has been of great importance to me in recent years. I use Processing, MaxMSP, Blender and any new and interesting gadget that might help democratize creative practices with... Read More →
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Luke Pendrell

Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton
Luke Pendrell is an artist and writer based in England with an interest in experimental collage exploring the interstices of science, technology and the supernatural. Work has been exhibited internationally since the 1990’s at amongst others; Le Salle de Legion d’honneur, Paris; MoMi, New York and The Barbican, London. Recent projects include the edited volume 'Speculative Aesthetics' published by Urbanomic... Read More →
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Reza Safavi

Associate Professor, Washington State University
Reza Michael Safavi (CA) is an artist currently living and working in the United States. His current research examines how the presence of technology in daily life shapes human experience: our perceptions, social behavior, economics, entertainment and the way we meet our basic needs. He uses video, sound, sculpture, analog and digital devices and elements of the natural world to create interactive experiences that highlight the interfaces... Read More →
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Evann Siebens

Evann Siebens has exhibited her short films and media installations at galleries such as Eyebeam and Centre Pompidou, while her documentaries have been screened at MoMA and on PBS. A former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and Bonn Ballet, Evann graduated from New York University. Now based in Vancouver, Evann co-curated containR during the 2010 Olympics. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre and ACME/UK with Keith... Read More →
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Anne Spalter

Artist, Anne Spalter Studios
Anne Morgan Spalter explores the relationship between observation and algorithm to create modern landscapes. The resulting combinations of real and abstract, perspective and pattern, personal and universal creates a new type of landscape art. Spalter's modern landscapes are part of her long-standing goal of integrating art and technology: she created and taught the digital first fine art courses at both The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD... Read More →
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Gordon Winiemko

Gordon Winiemko is a socially engaged media artist whose work intersects performance and video. For ISEA he has done a site specific guerrilla performance in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside as part of his video piece that screening at the symposium. Winiemko's work has been exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. He received his MFA from UC Irvine and lives and works in the Los Angeles area.
avatar for Erik Zepka

Erik Zepka

Erik Zepka is a conceptual media artist and writer whose practice centers around a critical engagement with the products of science and technology. The computer forms a chief hub of this process. With a base at x-o-x-o-x.com, projects range from interactive code works, to audiovisual remixes, to conceptual projects incorporating this content. Embodiment, failure, performance, social media, biology and glitch are some of its recurring... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 4955 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

9:00am

Resonance: Immersive Sound Works
An exciting program of immersive sound works will be on display from 9:00am - 5:00pm daily in this devoted sound room. 

Artists:

Paul Thomas and Kevin Raxworthy, Korinsky (Abel, Carlo and Max Korinsky), Daria Baiocchi, Kristen Roos, Michael Dean, Antonio D’Amato, Julian Scordato, Frank Ekeberg, Gilles Fresnais, Gintas Kraptavičius, Michael Century, Motoki Ohkubo, Pedro F. Bericat, Hali Santamas, Donna Legault, Luis Valdivia, Joe Beedles, Doug Van Nort, and Giandomenico Paglia. 



Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
avatar for Malcolm Levy

Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Joe Beedles

Joe Beedles

I'm interested in utilising open software environments to allow for autonomous music to be produced under certain conditions and rules. Exploring the space between techno and unconventional electroacoustic music.
PF

Pedro F. Bericat

http://mase.es/author/pedro-bericat/ | http://www.mutesound.org/pedrobericat/ | http://moradasonica.blogspot.com.es/2015/06/podcast-programa-morada-sonica-candil_21.html
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Antonio D’Amato

He is intoxicated by music. He graduated at conservatory in Piano, Harpsichord, Music for multimedia, Music pedagogy and Electronic music. He also studied composition for eight years, bassoon for three years, baroque organ and audio engineering. In 2010 he was Ondes | Balance-Unbalance2015 International Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA 2015 Page 1 of 2 | Paysage marin avec bateaux et hydravion. Author Name: Antonio... Read More →
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Gilles Fresnais

Member of the GRM from 1970 to 1974, Gilles Fresnais participated in the activities of the group headed by François Bayle as Guy Reibel’s Assistant who taught alongside Pierre Schaeffer in the electroacoustic music composition class and musical research at the Conservatoire national de musique in Paris. | | In 1971, as a composer Mr. Fresnais actively participated in producing the ‘’Autodafé” opera soundtrack and performances by... Read More →
avatar for Gintas Kraptavičius

Gintas Kraptavičius

Sound Artist, Lithuanian Composers Union
Gintas K, a Lithuanian sound and | interdisciplinary artist living and working in Lithuania. Gintas has been a | part of Lithuanian | experimental music scene since 1994. He became known for his sound | manipulations, theatrical performances and conceptual art in the manner of | Fluxus. Nowadays Gintas is working | in the field of digital experimental and electroacoustic music. His | compositions are based on granulated sounds... Read More →
avatar for Motoki Ohkubo

Motoki Ohkubo

Master, IAMAS
Electroacoustic Music, Serial Composition using Body motion | | https://soundcloud.com/motokiohkubo
avatar for Giandomenico Paglia

Giandomenico Paglia

Bologna, Giandomenico Paglia
Giandomenico paglia is an italian artist who has in the multidisciplinarity his personal trait. He began playing guitar at the age of fourteen. He played in various bands in his city with a long activity of live performances. Following a strong creative and personal crisis, he leaves the music to experiment with new forms of expression. In the visual arts he finds the communication medium with which to continue his artistic career. With the use... Read More →
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Hali Santamas

Hali is a West Yorkshire based new media artist and sometimes a very amateur graphic designer. He currently creates immersive installation art based on memories and atmosphere using layered sound and still image inspired by artists such as Mount Eerie, Mark Rothko, Swans, Idris Khan and Tim Hecker. Although he can’t draw, he’s alright with a camera and can play a couple of instruments (sort of). Sometimes he works with video too.
avatar for Julian Scordato

Julian Scordato

Julian Scordato is a composer, sound artist and music technologist. He studied Composition and Electronic Music at the Venice Conservatory of Music and specialized in Sound Art at the University of Barcelona. Founding member of the Arazzi Laptop Ensemble, he currently works as a Research Assistant for the SaMPL (Sound and Music Processing Lab) at the Padua Conservatory of Music. As an author and speaker, Scordato has participated in conferences... Read More →
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Paul Thomas

Director of Fine Art, UNSW Art & Design
Dr Paul Thomas, is Associate Professor and Director of the Fine Arts at, UNSW Art and Design. Thomas initiated and is the co-chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference series 2010, 2012 and 2014. In 2000 Paul instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth 2002, 2004. | Thomas is a pioneer of transdisciplinary practice. His work takes not only inspiration from nanoscience and quantum theory, but actually... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 3420 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

9:00am

W00 International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO15) – Intersecting Art, Meaning, Cognition, Technology: Day 2
MOCO’15 is the second International Workshop on movement and computing. MOCO aims to gather academics and practitioners interested in the computational study, modeling, representation, segmentation, recognition, classification, or generation of movement information. We welcome research that models movement, technology and computation, and is positioned within emerging interdisciplinary domains between art & science. We invite participants interested in exploring how movement experience can contribute to computational knowledge through movement modeling and representation. The workshop references the challenge of representing embodied movement knowledge within computational models, yet it also celebrates the inherent expression available within movement as a language. While human movement itself focuses on bodily experience, developing computational models for movement requires abstraction and representation of lived embodied cognition. Selecting appropriate models between movement and its rich personal and cultural meanings remains a challenge in movement interaction research. Many fields, including Interaction Design, HCI, Education and Machine Learning have been inspired by recent developments within Neuroscience validating the primacy of movement in cognitive development and human intelligence. This has spawned a growing interest in experiential principles of movement awareness and mindfulness, while simultaneously fueling the need for developing computational models that can describe movement intelligence with greater rigor. This conference seeks to explore an equal and richly nuanced epistemological partnership between movement experience and movement cognition and computational representation.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Fdili Alaoui

Sarah Fdili Alaoui

University, SIAT
http://saralaoui.com/
avatar for Jules Françoise

Jules Françoise

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ircam
avatar for Philippe Pasquier

Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →
avatar for Thecla Schiphorst

Thecla Schiphorst

Professor, SFU
Dr. Thecla Schiphorst is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her background in dance and computing form the basis for her research in embodied interaction, focusing on movement knowledge representation, tangible and wearable technologies, media and digital art, and the aesthetics of interaction. Her research goal is to expand the practical... Read More →



Saturday August 15, 2015 9:00am - 5:30pm
Cinema, Room 3200 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

T06 Introduction to Live Coding OpenGL Shaders
Live-Coding is a growing field of performance in Europe and North America. In both continents the primary focus of live-coding is audio. This tutorial will be an introduction/crash course into using OpenGL Fragment Shaders for live-coding graphics. We will be using a toolkit designed around WebGL and run in Google Chrome. The contents of the tutorial will be: a brief explanation of the tool, how it’s constructed, and how it works; a brief explanation of which parts of OpenGL will be used, how it works, and some basic functionalities; some simple hands-on coding examples; finally, adding in an audio source with some hands-on examples for some live-coding experience. Any programming experience is helpful but not necessary.

Please, bring your personal laptop! 

Moderators

Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 1:00pm
Room 2345 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

W15 MML 2015 – 8th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music
With the current explosion and quick expansion of music in digital formats, and the computational power of modern systems, the research on machine learning and music has gained increasing popularity. As complexity of the problems investigated by researchers on machine learning and music increases, there is a need to develop new algorithms and methods to solve these problems. Machine learning has proved to provide efficient solutions to many music-related problems both of academic and commercial interest. An example of the later is the application of machine learning techniques to the key challenge in the area of automatic generation of music material. The workshop provides a forum for theoretical discussions on machine learning for music generation, and also encourages performances of generated creative outputs as part of workshop participation.

Moderators
RR

Rafael Ramírez

Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Science, Computer Science, Predictive Analytics


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 1:00pm
World Art, Room 2515 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

Publisher Exhibition
Highlighting notable publishing companies and technology exhbitions. 


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
3rd Floor Lobby Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

New Text: Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create
New Text: An Exhibit about Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create, curated by Dene Grigar, builds on the theme of ISEA 2015, “disruption,” by looking at the way digital technologies disrupt text and notions of textuality. Fifteen works created by 22 artists and artist teams have been selected for the exhibit. The exhibition will run daily onsite at SFU from 10:00am - 5:00pm. 

Artists:

Abraham Avnisan, Amaranth Borsuk & Brad Bouse, John Cayley & Daniel Howe, Simon Groth, Johannes Heldén & Håkon Jonson, Silvio Lorusso & Sebastian Schmieg, Michael Mandiberg,  Nick Montfort, Amaranth Borsuk, & Jesper Juul, Jason Nelson & Alinta Krauth, Chris Rodley & Andrew Buttrell, Tiffany Sanchez & Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Chris Vandegrift, Andy Weir, Jody Zellen

Moderators
avatar for Dene Grigar

Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Abraham Avnisan

Abraham Avnisan

Instructor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Abraham Avnisan is an experimental writer whose work is situated at the intersection of image, text, and code. Each of his projects seeks to appropriate and reinterpret a particular thinker, idea or theoretical field that challenges us to reconsider the most fundamental ways in which we understand ourselves and the world around us. He has presented his work at the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2014 Hold the Light conference, the... Read More →
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Amaranth Borsuk

University of Washington Bothell
Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be... Read More →
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John Cayley

Professor, Brown University
John Cayley makes language art using programmable media. Recent work has explored aestheticized vectors of reading (thereadersproject.org) and 'writing to be found' within and against the services of Big Software. In future work he aims to write for a readership that is as much aural as visual.
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Simon Groth

if:book Australia
Simon Groth is a writer and editor of fiction and non. His books include 'Concentrate' and 'Off The Record: 25 Years of Music Street Press'. His novels have been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and the Text Prize and his short fiction has been published in Australia and the United States. | As director of if:book Australia, Simon writes and speaks regularly on the future(s) of the book(s). He took the role of lead... Read More →
avatar for Jesper Juul

Jesper Juul

New York University Game Center
I am a video game theorist.
avatar for Silvio Lorusso

Silvio Lorusso

Researcher, Iuav University of Venice
avatar for Nick Montfort

Nick Montfort

MIT & SfPC
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. His poetry books are #! and Riddle & Bind; he co-wrote 2×6 and 2002: A Palindrome Story. His more than fifty digital projects include the collaborations The Deletionist and Sea and Spar Between. The MIT Press has published five of his collaborative and individual books: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10... Read More →
avatar for Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
avatar for Chris Rodley

Chris Rodley

PhD candidate, University of Sydney
Big data and literature, BuzzFeed and Buzzademia.
avatar for Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo

Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Interactive Artist/Designer/Researcher
avatar for Christopher Vandegrift

Christopher Vandegrift

Christopher Vandegrift is a Philadelphia-based writer and new media artist whose practice spans film, experimental music, and poetics.
avatar for Andy Weir

Andy Weir

Artist
avatar for Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist and writer who works in many media simultaneously. A maker of interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books, she constantly thinks about ways to integrate interactivity and technology into her works. Most recently she has been making iOS apps as artworks. Her 7 free apps are: "Time Jitters," "Urban Rhythms," "Spine Sonnet... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 2205 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

T02 Constructing Microbial Fuel Cells, Mobile Bioenergy Lab
Mobile Bioenergy Lab (MBL) consists of a trailer-mounted mobile community research laboratory that invites citizens to explore the creative use of bioenergy technologies. MBL will be exhibited in ISEA 2015. This hands-on tutorial will introduce participants to the construction of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) with easily attainable materials and organic matter, such as kitchen waste.
As we create MFCs, we will also lead participants through different forms of techno-microbial interactions. Through a combination of facilitation and open-ended studio, we will explore diverse topics such as microscopy, chemical sensation and sonification as means of establishing interactive projects involving microbial life. The tutorial outcomes will be used as a starting point for subsequent community-based tutorials and demonstrations at the MBL site on False Creek during ISEA2015.

Moderators
avatar for Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes

Instructor I, University of British Columbia
avatar for Tyler Fox

Tyler Fox

Studio Director, IMD, University of Washington | Bothell
Tyler Fox is an artist, researcher and educator interested in posthumanism, relational ontology, process philosophy, assemblage, nonhumans, emergence, technology…and more. His work focuses on creating shared experiences between humans and nonhumans. He received his PhD from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University and an MFA in Intermedia from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. He holds... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 4390 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

T03 Lab@Lab: Media Lab Networks Disrupting the Politics and Economics of Digital Cultures
 “Lab@Lab: media lab networks disrupting the politics and economics of digital cultures” is a full-day unconference event around the theme of networking between media labs. Inspired by the experience of the organizers of LabàLab, a series of networking events between Quebec-based media labs, Lab@Lab will be an opportunity for representatives of North American media labs, artists, theorists, cultural workers, curators, and researchers to develop common tactics of solidarity, exchange, mutual aid, and networked collaboration in a context of increasing political austerity and economic uncertainty. Adopting the unconference format, organisers and participants will establish the groundwork for a North America wide network of media labs: a vibrant ecology of artist-run centres, university labs, hackerspaces, fablabs, artist collectives, and more. Through a horizontal, transversal approach, inevitably, a diversity of voices will emerge. Together, by sharing our common experiences and practices, we can take a collective, unified stand against the market economy logic driving contemporary digital cultural production and dissemination.

Moderators
avatar for Eliane Ellbogen

Eliane Ellbogen

Artistic Director, Eastern Bloc
Eliane Ellbogen is the co-founder and artistic director of Eastern Bloc, an exhibition and production centre for the digital arts established in 2007. She completed her studies in Art History at McGill University and has since focused her curatorial practice in the fields of networked and systems-based practices. She collaborates locally and internationally on the organization of the annual Sight & Sound digital arts festival and curates the... Read More →
avatar for Isabelle L'Italien

Isabelle L'Italien

Executive Director, CQAM
Her passion for video and independent film was sealed with her participation in the Vidéo Femmes creation labs. She began her career at Spirafilm, working as a communications assistant in addition to writing and directing two short films. She was also involved in a number of independent productions ans run-artists centers. Isabelle has been Executive Director of the CQAM since 2011.
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Alexandre Quessy

New Media Art Consultant, Source Libre / Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques CQAM
Alexandre Quessy is a Montreal-based artist and software developer. He is much involved in creating and teaching free software for arts. He is the main author of the Toonloop live animation software, and one of the authors of MapMap, a free video mapping tool. His interests range from web to interactive video, including show control and audio spatialization. Alexandre is a member of Perte de Signal, Eastern Bloc and Conseil québécois des arts... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 4945 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

T04 Currency Concept Design – Warhols: A Currency Based on Obscurity & Fame

In this workshop, the participants will learn how different goals (ecological, social, geographical, etc..) can be translated into currency design. They will then create several versions of the Warhols currency, each with different characteristics depending on the goals they decide to aim for. The Warhols will be fictional currencies inspired on the inverse of fame, representing obscurity as something valuable.

To get acquainted with various currency designs and how these influence the way money is used, we will play a board game that draws inspiration from real historical examples of alternative currencies from the past and present (when we mention design, this doesn’t refer to the visual look of the currency, but to the rules and mechanisms by which it is created, given value and exchanged in the economy).

The idea is to test the Warhols currency by setting up a special marketplace during ISEA. The conference attendants are entitled to receive an amount of different versions of Warhols and can use them to buy and exchange items in this market. The performance of each currency version will be then measured and displayed in real-time graphs.


Presenters
avatar for Lenara Verle

Lenara Verle

SITO.ORG
Lenara Verle researches media art, collaboration and alternative currencies. | | She's a PhD candidate at Frankfurt University in Germany and a lecturer at Unisinos University in Brazil. | | Her latest projects and artworks can be found at www.lenara.com



Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 4320 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

T05 I-CubeX Sensor Integration with M+M and Creative Coding Platforms
In this tutorial, we present the integration of I-CubeX sensors with popular creative coding platforms such as openFrameworks, as well as the integration with the Movement+Meaning (M+M) middleware. In the first half of the tutorial, we introduce the I-CubeX sensor family as well as M+M, provide quick demonstrations followed by a hands-on session of connecting to and integrating with various kinds of sensor data. In the second half of the tutorial we combine use of creative coding platforms with the tools and techniques learnt earlier to build a small interactive application, followed by a showcase of the results.

Moderators
AM

Axel Mulder

President, Infusion Systems
May I-CubeX you ?
JW

Johnty Wang

Input Devices and Music Interaction Lab, McGill University|Montreal|QC|Canada
PhD student from the Input Devices and Musical Interactions Laboratory, McGill University and software developer at Infusion Systems. Research on sensors and gesture mapping for new musical instruments, software systems and HCI


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Studio T, Room 2240 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

W01 transmission+interference Day 2

http://www.transmit-interfere.com/isea2015/

This ‘transmission+interference’ workshop is a 2-day event where participants will explore the transmission, interference and playful aspects of sound through various uses of light. Participants will build a device that transmits sound within light and explore the various ways to interfere with signal the generate new sound / rhythm. You will also get to explore previously built / hacked / appropriated devices with which to develop new sound and light instruments with the aim of a group performance involving all of the participants of the workshop. This can / may include the use of motors, mirrors, laser pointers, elastic bands etc…

The workshop will include soldering and the use of various bits of electronics (integrated circuits and Arduino) and is open to beginners and skilled users. In addition to these skills we will encourage discourse around the ideas of live performance, improvisation and experimental music.


Presenters
avatar for David Strang

David Strang

Lecturer, Plymouth University



Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 4310 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

W11 People, Places & Things: A Mobile Cultural Mapping Workshop
This practical hands-on workshop will instruct participants in current narrative practices that use locative mobile media and Google Earth mapping tools. Cultural production is about people (both contemporary and historical); places (existing situations, and their connections with the past); and things (artifacts and archives). In this workshop participants will learn how to explore people, places, and things through the creation of personal narratives, in small collaborative groups. They will visit and locate their stories in public spaces at nearby places of cultural significance in the historic Woodward’s mixed-use redevelopment in the old Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver, participating in the creation of new media works that connect with potential audiences both local and remote, through mobile storytelling, and interactive GPS mapping within the Google Earth dataset.


Participants are suggested to bring mobile phones with GPS, photo and/or video recording capabilities, or alternatively a digital camera with upload capabilities.
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INSTRUCTIONS TO PARTICIPANTS: PLEASE READ
Dear workshop participant:

Thanks for registering for our ISEA workshop, “People, Places &
Things: A Mobile Cultural Mapping Workshop”.  This email reminds you
of the workshop date and location and provides instructions to prepare
for our workshop.

Time: Saturday, August 15th 2015, from 9:30am to 5.30pm.

Place: Room 2340, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the
Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3.

Items to Bring:
1) Fully-charged GPS-enabled mobile device (required)
2) It is helpful to have a data connection for your mobile for our
outdoor explorations (optional)
3) Your mobile device charger (optional)
4) A USB stick (optional)
5) If possible, a laptop computer (optional)
6) Dongles or adapters that you may require for A/V (optional)

Preparation:
To help prepare for the workshop, please download the MapMyWalk app to
your mobile device (free at http://www.mapmywalk.com/app/) and Google
Earth to your laptop (free at
http://www.google.com/earth/explore/products/desktop.html).

We will be exploring the Woodword’s historical area for an estimated
duration of 1.5 hours (so be sure to wear comfortable shoes). The
forecast for Saturday is 21⁰C with a chance of rain, so bring an
umbrella just in case.

Contact:
If you have any questions, please contact Glen Farrelly at
glenfarrelly@gmail.com or visit the workshop website at
https://peopleplacesthingsworkshop.wordpress.com

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Sincerely,
Dr. Martha Ladly, Glen Farrelly, and Ana Jofre 

Moderators
avatar for Glen Farrelly

Glen Farrelly

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Glen Farrelly is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. His research examines mobile applications, locative technology geoinformatics, and user experience. During his ten years working in digital media, Glen helped launch one of Canada’s first mobile apps. He is also a digital media consultant, photographer, and tech blogger.
avatar for Ana Jofre

Ana Jofre

Ana Jofre received her PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto, did Post-doctoral work at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg MD, and taught -and did research - at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte for six years before transitioning her career towards the arts, completing a BFA during this time. She then completed her MFA at OCAD University in Toronto. Her publications and conference... Read More →
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Dr. Martha Ladly

Professor, OCAD University
Dr. Martha Ladly is a designer and an artist, a technologist, and a philosopher, with a backstory in the tech and entertainment industries, and a former career as a musician and songwriter. She is a Professor at OCAD (Ontario College of Art & Design) University in Toronto, Canada, where she specializes in interactive and experimental media, art, and design.


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 2340 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

W12 Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art
Since 2009, the Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective has staged annual exhibitions in major North American cities (Washington D.C., Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, New Orleans, Philadelphia) that explore the intersections of art and anthropology. Archives, ephemera, and Indigenous articulations of new media, identity, culture, language, and resistance have emerged as central themes in contemporary art-ethnographic practice and as a central interest to the curatorial work of the collective. New technologies, both materially and conceptually, present opportunities to push theoretical, disciplinary, and aesthetic boundaries. However, the implications of digitization and circulation of archival information present particularly interesting challenges for artists and scholars who seek to both represent and exploit the potential of digital archives. Building on the collective’s recent exhibitions, and in conjunction with an exhibition of new media artist Geronimo Inutiq’s Arctic Noise project, co-curated for ISEA 2015 at the grunt gallery in Vancouver (Terminal City), Ethnographic Terminalia invites workshop participants to demonstrate and discuss electronic art works and theoretical frameworks that disrupt material, figurative, discursive, cultural, and political manifestations of the archive, broadly conceived.

Moderators
avatar for Kate Hennessy

Kate Hennessy

Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, School of Interactive Arts and Technology
I am a cultural anthropologist with a PhD from the University of British Columbia (Anthropology). As the director of the Making Culture Lab at SIAT, my research explores the role of digital technology in the documentation and safeguarding of cultural heritage, and the mediation of culture, history, objects, and subjects in new forms. My video and multimedia works investigate documentary methodologies to address Indigenous and settler histories of... Read More →
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Tarah Hogue

Curatorial Resident, grunt gallery
In conjunction with ISEA, grunt gallery is pleased to present ARCTICNOISE by Geronimo Inutiq. ARCTICNOISE is a media installation that draws on archival film footage and sound materials sourced from the Isuma Archive at the National Gallery of Canada, as well as sound and film materials from the artist’s personal collection and other ethnographical material. Conceived as an Indigenous response to Glenn Gould’s celebrated composition “The... Read More →
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Thomas Ross Miller

Anthropologist with a difference
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Stephanie Takaragawa

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Chapman University


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
VIVO 2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, BC V5M 3G9

9:30am

W13 Analog x Digital x Analog

DATURA is offering an interdisciplinary workshop on improvisation and performance at ISEA 2015. The workshop is perfect for sound artists, real time media artists and movement artists seeking to expand their skills in real-time interdisciplinary performance practices. Members of the interdisciplinary performance ensemble DATURA will lead the session, with guest artist Julie Akerly from JAMovement.

Analog x Digital x Analog is a full day workshop based on interdisciplinary collaboration and improvisation used to create public performance works. This workshop is modeled on the Stramonium collaboration, the result of a multidisciplinary performance project consisting of dance, analog image processing, computers, sonic sculptures, and woodwinds.

The first phase of the workshop will focus on instrument building, including analog and digital musical instruments, analog media processing instruments, and improvisatory movement development. The second phase will deal with interdisciplinary group improvisation. We will explore the intersection of the physical, the analog and the digital spheres of experience. Our own bodies form lenses of experience, perception, cognition and disruption. In this workshop we will explore the essential role the body plays in negotiating physical habit, cultural experience and embodied sounds and images within the context of improvised performance.

FOR ATTENDEES - PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:

Due to unavoidable circumstances, two of the founding members of DATURA will not be able to attend ISEA 2015. However, the workshop will proceed as planned led by John D. Mitchell and Julie Akerly. We will primarily focus on: DIGITAL SOUND PRODUCTION: HEARING/CODING; and MOVEMENT CREATION – EMBODIED EXPERIENCE within the broader context of interdisciplinary collaboration. We are still open to working with media makers of all types, and we ask that all participants bring the following to the workshop:

1.)       This is a practical workshop and our intention is to make work, so please bring your making equipment, as much as travel will permit. If you are a sound maker or a real-time image maker, please bring your ‘rig’ so that we can improvise together. There will be a sound system on site and a projector if needed.

2.)       We are asking everyone to bring a small object to the workshop that falls into one of three categories, either:

  1. a small personal object that has some significance to you;
  2.  a personal object that you are now finished with – something that you would either throw away or donate;
  3.  a small object that you find on your way to the workshop that morning.

1.) DIGITAL SOUND PRODUCTION: HEARING/CODING: John D. Mitchell explore performance strategies used in Stramonium, taking an agnostic approach to performance technology that favors neither digital nor analog means; neither physical nor virtual interfaces. The workshop will focus on the glitch aesthetic (a form of disruption) as it appears in live performance where digital error is desirable and accidents are encouraged. These strategies will be discussed within the context of digitally networked live performance modalities, live (free) improvisation resulting in human/ machine collaboration, and the aesthetics that emerge from these practices.

2.) MOVEMENT CREATION – EMBODIED EXPERIENCE: Julie Akerly will begin by exploring what it means to observe and embody a shared experience. Participants will become aware of the residue left in a space, discover ways to embody that residue, and learn how to create their own residue. The workshop will create a cycle of listening, interpreting, and creating. Participants will work towards developing movement scores that will later be used to collaborate with the participants working in the audio and video portions of the workshop. When merging into a collaborative environment, the participants will experience a disruption from their original expectations, and predetermined plans in their improvisational movement scores.


Moderators
avatar for Julie Akerly

Julie Akerly

Artistic Director, JAMovement
Julie Akerly is the co-director of artist residency space, [nueBOX], founder of Phoenix Dance Observer, artistic director of J.A.M. (Julie Akerly Movement), and dancer with Jordan Daniels Dance. She received an MFA in Dance and Interdisciplinary Multimedia and Performance from Arizona State University. She is interested in expanding audience interaction and engagement through adapting the traditional proscenium performance stage into a... Read More →
avatar for Chris Ziegler

Chris Ziegler

Professor, Arizona State University
http://movingimages.de


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 4525 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:00am

Coffee Break
Saturday August 15, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
TBA

1:00pm

Lunch Break
Today's Food Truck Selections!
  • The Pepper Pot Caribbean Fusion, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Next to Charles Bar 
  • K&J Food Truck Wiener Schnitzel&other European Specialities, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Next to Charles Bar 
  • Mr. Tube Steak Hot Dogs, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Outside the Atrium 
  • Coyote Express Organic Popsicles, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Next to JJ Beans

Saturday August 15, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Triangulation Device


Join Jessica Thompson for a walk and demonstration of Triangulation Device. The group will meet outside the main entrance to SFU, across from JJ Bean Coffee. 

Jessica Thompson's Triangulation Device is a participatory sound piece that generates improvised soundscapes between two users. Using a simple, intuitive mobile application, the piece transcodes the distance between users into atmospheric soundscapes that unfold and change in response to movement, creating improvised choreographies in shared public spaces. The movement through space, especially the exploratory, uneven patterns of wandering, engages the body through a series of shifting spatial and social parameters. Unencumbered by the confines of location, participants are able to drift through cities in an almost tactile fashion, articulating social interactions through proxemic interaction, performative improvisation and play. By broadcasting sound into space through collaborative noisemaking, the project facilitates new and novel forms of sonic interaction that investigate how mobile technologies affect our understanding of place, home and territory.



Presenters
avatar for Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Jessica Thompson is a media artist whose practice investigates spatial and social conditions within urban environments through interactive artworks situated at the intersection of sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her work has shown in exhibitions and festivals such as ISEA (San Jose, Dubai, Vancouver), the Conflux Festival (New York), Thinking Metropolis (Copenhagen), (in) visible Cities (Winnipeg), Beyond/In Western New York... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

1:00pm

ALL IS NOW FROM HERE ON

This work by artist Khan Lee has been developed as a site specific installation inside of a mysterious fur vault at the Alsco laundry facility. The space has not been used as such for a long time and has never before been open to public. The work is a multi channel original sound track composed by Andrew Lee of HolyHum, and recorded in collaboration with HolyHum. 


Open Saturday August 15, Sunday August 16 and Tuesday August 18, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Monday, August 17, 7:00pm - 10:00pm 

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Artist, Holy Hum
HOLY HUM is the new musical project of multidisciplinary artist Andrew Lee. | | Over the past 15 years, Andrew Lee has toured extensively across North America and Europe with In Medias Res (File Under: Music) and Siskiyou (Constellation Records). He has shared the stage with Kurt Vile, Julianna Barwick, Damien Jurado, Frog Eyes, Porcelain Raft and many more and has performed at notable festivals such as All Tomorrow’s Parties, Primavera... Read More →
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Khan Lee

artist
Khan Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. He studied architecture at Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea, and studied fine art at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. He works in performance, media, and sculpture. His practice involves experimentation with form and process in order to express inherent relationships between material and immaterial content. He is a founding member of an Artist collective ‘Intermission’ and is presently a member of... Read More →



Saturday August 15, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fur Vault (enter off alley) 5 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G2
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

1:00pm

The Ostrich Effect
The Ostrich Effect by David Cotterell is a generative installation built using commercial automated call-centre servers, customising their IVR (Interactive Voice Response) programs to broadcast and handle telephone campaigns. It explores the recursive loops that might occur in a hypothetical scenario. The computer-based conversation will never be resolved and continuously re-attempted.

Presenters
avatar for David Cotterrell

David Cotterrell

Professor of Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University
David Cotterrell is an installation artist working across media and technologies to explore the social and political tendencies of a world at once shared and divided. | | The practice is typified by an interest in intersection: whether fleeting encounter or heavily orchestrated event, Cotterrell’s works explore the human condition and the breaks or nuances that can lead to a less ambiguous understanding of the world they inhabit... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fur Vault (enter off alley) 5 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G2

1:30pm

A Birds of a Feather Gathering for Present and Future Max 7 Users
Meet up to talk Max 7!

Presenters
avatar for Arne Eigenfeldt

Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music and technology at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, is a co-director of the Metacreation Lab, and is a founding partner of Metacreative Technologies... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 4350 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

1:30pm

A Birds of a Feather Gathering for Present and Future Max 7 Users
Meet up to talk Max 7!

Presenters
avatar for Arne Eigenfeldt

Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music and technology at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, is a co-director of the Metacreation Lab, and is a founding partner of Metacreative Technologies... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 4350 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

Getting to Know You

Join Owen Roberts for a walk and demonstration of Getting to Know You. The group will meet outside the main entrance to SFU, across from JJ Bean Coffee. 

Getting To Know You is an art app for iPhone, Android and Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers. The app tells a story through the exploration of moving landscapes experienced by the viewer when rotating the device or moving their headset in physical space. The environment contains six levels based on separate visual themes using 3D animation and algorithmically generated sound, text and textures.  


Presenters

Saturday August 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

2:00pm

T07 The SoundWalk as Art Form

http://www.listeninglistening.com/isea-2015-vancouver-bc.html

The Soundwalk as an Art Form presents an overview of the history of the participatory walk as an art form, including the soundwalk and its key concepts and development at Simon Fraser University, while providing a theoretical tool box for creating ones own soundwalk as a transformative art experience. When leading a soundwalk we are combining the perceiver and the perceived, the participant and observer in an improvisatory way in the physical environment. Soundwalks may disrupt a once familiar sense of place, and instead guide us on a path created by our ears rather than by the imposed visual cues of the urban environment. Sound artist, Andrea Williams, will lead a brief half-hour soundwalk around the still controversial Woodward Building to provide one of many examples of how one might begin to work within a community to create one’s own soundwalk. Following the walk, there will be an hour of break-out groups for discussion.


Presenters


Saturday August 15, 2015 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 2345 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

3:00pm

Unknown Meetings

Join Matt Roberts for a walk and demonstration of Unknown Meetings. The group will meet outside the main entrance to SFU, across from JJ Bean Coffee. 

Unknown Meetings is a site-specific augmented reality project that takes as its premise the awkward and surreal encounters of daily occurrences during commutes. Designed by artist Matt Roberts and poet Terri Witek for Vancouver’s local transportation system, SkyTrain riders can see a floating, out of place object on their smartphones, and hear a poetic fragment. These take place whenever the train approaches a station, creating unexpected juxtapositions that shift the anxiety of arrival onto disruptive, ephemeral “connections”. 


Presenters

Saturday August 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Saturday August 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

Beyond the Trees: An Exhibition in Dialogue with WALLPAPERS and Emily Carr
Beyond the Trees  considers mediated representations of nature and the ways our perspectives shift between physical and virtual experiences. Both Vancouver-based collective WALLPAPERS (Nicolas Sassoon, Sara Ludy and Sylvain Sailly) and West Coast modernist Emily Carr invite us to reflect on their perceptions of British Columbia's coastal landscape, the former through the use of digitally animated patterns and the latter by means of nuanced brushstrokes of line and colour. In both, nature is viewed through powerful aesthetic filters.

This exhibition is on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm from June 11 - September 7, 2015. A great chance to see it will be during DISTURBANCE, a huge art party to celebrate ISEA2015 at the Vancouver Art Gallery 7:00pm - 12:00am on Saturday, August 15.

In WALLPAPERS' exploration, technology produces an immersive environment that both mimics and experiments with the scale and primary forms of nature. Responding to the architecture of the gallery, their new site-specific works create contrasting experiences. In the first room, a monumental outdoor environment is created through movement and imagery. In the second, a more confined and intimate space combines subtle movements with defined textures and patterns. The treatment of these two galleries speaks to the ubiquity of digital forms in contemporary life, while the content of the animations reflects the power of the natural world.

In contrast, a sizable selection of Emily Carr's works are presented salon style and arranged according to her use of formal elements—particularly those of line, shape and colour. These mounted clusters of oil paintings and works on paper place an emphasis on the rhythms captured in her landscape imagery, allowing us to both view the individual works and see them as a cohesive whole. Carr's revered landscape paintings have become emblematic of this region's forests; presented en masse, they emulate the display of WALLPAPERS' projections.

Beyond the Trees  compares two diverse visual art practices. While the materials and mediums of these artists are dissimilar, each uses pattern and movement to articulate the natural world in a way that creates pictorial landscapes and draws attention to how one experiences nature in a constructed setting.

Beyond the Trees is the fifth in a series of In Dialogue with Carr exhibitions organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Caitlin Jones, Guest Curator and Diana Freundl, Assistant Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery and is a partnership with ISEA2015, the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

WALLPAPERS is a collective founded in 2011 by artists Sara Ludy (b. 1980), Nicolas Sassoon (b. 1981) and Sylvain Sailly (b. 1983). Their artworks are computer-generated animated patterns that exist online at www.w-a-l-l-p-a-p-e-r-s.net. Exhibited online, the work takes form as a catalogue of digital patterns, with each artwork created by an individual artist and displayed full-screen on its own URL. This site-specific installation employs new wallpapers from their online catalogue and projects them into the physical space of the gallery, producing two environments adjusted to the proportions of their architectural contexts.

In addition to addressing the distinct architecture of the galleries, the works created for Beyond the Trees also refer to multiple subjects. Ludy's cloud-like formations, Sassoon's hypnotic pixelated patterns and Sailly's hard-edge objects evoke not only the wilderness of British Columbia but also the manufactured, flat display of a computer screen. By representing this duality, WALLPAPERS captures the command of the natural world as well as the effects of human intervention within it.

Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Emily Carr (1871–1945) is one of the most significant Canadian artists of her generation. The West Coast modernist is widely recognized for her paintings depicting the forested landscape of British Columbia and the First Nations communities. 



Saturday August 15, 2015 7:00pm - Sunday August 16, 2015 12:00am
Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada

7:00pm

DISRUPTION: Opening Reception at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE is a wildly popular event where art, music and performance collide. On August 15, 2015 FUSE will be the site of DISRUPTION, guest curated by Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy in connection with the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2015), one of the world’s most prestigious global festivals presenting work at the intersection of art and technology.

DISRUPTION  will be an unforgettable evening that brings together 50 top local and international artists to investigate the contemporary moment through the lens of political, social, environmental, technological and aesthetic disruption. Artists include pioneering hactivist art collective Electronic Disturbance Theatre, Amelia Marzec, Marisa Olson, Antoine Schmitt, Paolo Cirio, and Reva Stone, with a special opening performance by Geronimo Inutiq.  DISRUPTION features a large-scale electronic installation by Patrick Harrop, a robot made of mud by Paula Gaetano Adi and Gustavo Crembil, and an exhibition on Glitch featuring work by gliTchArt pioneers jonCates and Phillip Galanter alongside new works from A. Bill Miller, Julianne Aguilar, and Daniel Temkin.  Also happening at DISRUPTION is an exciting program of music and live visuals curated by the New Forms Festival and works by WALLPAPERS (Nicolas Sassoon, Sara Ludy, and Sylvain Sailly) in Beyond the Trees, Wallpapers in Dialogue with Emily Carr, curated by Diana Freundl and Caitlin Jones.

This huge, city-wide party in the centre of Vancouver will begin with a private opening at 7pm for ISEA attendees and be open to the public starting at 8. 

Artworks will be on view through the 18th for FUSE attendees. 

Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Deanne Achong

Deanne Achong

Artist, Lulu Suite
Deanne is an artist based in Vancouver, BC. She will co-present and talk about the app she co-created with fellow artist Faith Moosang: Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts. | | Deanne's practice explores concepts of time, narrative and archives, on the web, in photographs, videos, installations. She is currently showing Pier D - a public art project at the Canada Line downtown in Vancouver, BC, exploring both the specific moment of... Read More →
avatar for Paula Gaetano Adi

Paula Gaetano Adi

Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design
Paula Gaetano Adi is an artist, educator, and researcher working in sculpture, performance, interactive installations, and robotic agents. With a particular focus in different performative modes of art making, her work is an attempt to promote bodily inter-species \ inter-cultural live encounters, and explore the effects and ‘affects’ of different discourses in technoscience. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Experimental... Read More →
avatar for Nick Bratton

Nick Bratton

Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU
I'm a grad student at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. I moved to NYC after getting my BS in chemistry from the University of Oregon to pursue art and music (which I had been spending most of my time on). I recently exhibited an interactive sonified garden at the Red Bull Studios in NYC and have been working as a teaching artist (sound, programming) for high school students. I'm deeply interested in noise, technology, and what it... Read More →
avatar for Karla Brunet

Karla Brunet

UFBA
www.karlabru.net | www.ecoarte.info | www.dorkbotssa.org | www.errante.com.br
avatar for Vivian Charlesworth

Vivian Charlesworth

Artist
Through the employment of a rigorous research and writing practice, Charlesworth pull from history, philosophy, science and literature to create immersive environments and interactive objects that assert their own constructed truth. Utilizing sound, lighting, found and constructed objects, she invites the viewer to investigate and physically engage with the artwork to create a full sensory experience that fosters the sensation of stepping into... Read More →
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Jeroen Cluckers

Jeroen Cluckers (BE) is a video artist and experimental filmmaker. He explores the audiovisual potential of video and film by researching, deconstructing and transforming the language of both media. He attempts to write audiovisual poetry, often resulting in dreamlike, painterly images that leave traces and balance on the edge of recognition and alienation. His work has been displayed in more than 20 countries, in venues such as FILE Festival... Read More →
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Gustavo Crembil

Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Gustavo Crembil practice draws from the fields of design, architecture, craft, performance art, communication, and political activism. He holds a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a professional Architect Diploma from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. A Fulbright scholar, he has received several grants and awards, such as Unesco-Aschberg, Argentina’s Fondo Nacional de las Artes and Fundación... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Day

Kevin Day

Artist
Kevin Day’s practice explores the materiality and body of immaterial data in the age of flickering signifiers. His work examines issues such as algorithmic culture, digital memories, cyber control, post-human concerns, communicative capitalism, and online subcultures, focusing on the effects the digital interface has on human relations, perception, and cognition, specifically the obligatory mediation through coded language and signals... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Delappe

Joseph Delappe

Professor of Art, University of Nevada, Reno
Cowardly Drones, rubber stamp currency interventions and Kill Box.
avatar for Jon Flax

Jon Flax

Artist, Giza Quasar
Looking forward to the symposium and Vancouver. | Also taking part in the exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. | Actually, I do have a nose.
avatar for Philip Galanter

Philip Galanter

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
As Artist - generative art, physical computing, complexity art, evolutionary art, electronic installations, light sculptures, AI-based performing systems, video art, fine art prints. | | Come see my early ambient video piece at the Disturbance art party at the Vancouver Art Gallery starting at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15th! | | Also come see my artist talk at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18th! | | As Theorist - generative art... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Jolliffe

Daniel Jolliffe

Person, Artist
avatar for Carmin Karasic

Carmin Karasic

artist
I'm interested in issues of data ownership and data privacy. Our personal information is used and abused in ways that are both known and unknown, whether we consent or not. It is important to challenge any notion of universal truths given the potential lack of data integrity. For this reason, it is of utmost importance to education all people in digital literacy skills. Hacktivism is only one of unlimited options for the tech savvy. | | I'm... Read More →
avatar for Pippa Lattey

Pippa Lattey

Artist
Pippa Lattey creates sculptures that move. She works with gesture, movement, and materiality. Electronics and software play a supporting role for simple, honourable materials, like fabric and wood. | | Pippa is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, with a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Victoria, and a Diploma in Fine Art from Langara College.
avatar for A.C. Marzec

A.C. Marzec

Artist, Artist
Amelia Marzec is a Brooklyn-based artist focused on enabling activist communities through innovative uses of technology. Her work has been exhibited at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, MIT, DUMBO Arts Festival, Flux Factory, New York Hall of Science, Governor's Island, and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She has been a resident at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the A.I.R. Gallery Emma Bee Bernstein Fellow, a Fellow at the Tow Center at Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for A. Bill Miller

A. Bill Miller

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
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Alex Munt

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
1/2 of 'Kubrick or Korine' | @ISEA 2015 we have '24 Hour Franco'
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Chiara Passa

media artist & lecturer
Artist/conceptualizer, professor. Studies: Artistic Lyceum, Fine Arts Academy of Rome where graduated; master in new audio-visual mediums at the Faculty of Modern Literature. Lived around. At the moment I’m living and working in Rome. My artwork combines different media as: internet-art projects, animations, interactive video-installations, digital art in public space as site-specific artworks and video-sculptures. I develop also... Read More →
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Jacob Rivkin

Artist, The Hacktory
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Leo Selvaggio

Independent Artist
As an artist, I investigate the entanglements of identity with technology. I treat identity as data that can be manipulated, hacked, or even corrupted in our increasingly digital and networked society. Within the larger context of surveillance, my work examines how this data is subject to systems of oppression and patriarchal power that exploit and co-opt our personal identities for institutional gain. | | In “URME Surveillance... Read More →
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Christa Sommerer

Professor and Head of Interface Cultures Depatment at Art University in Linz Austria/Guest Professor at Aalborg Universi, Unversity of Art in Linz, Austria and Aalborg University, Denmark
Christa Sommerer is an internationally renowned media artist, researcher and pioneer of interactive art. Currently she is a professor and head of the department for Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. She is also a Obel Guest professor at Aalborg University, Denmark and at Guest Professor (Chaire International) together with Laurent Mignonneau at Université Paris 8 in Paris, France. Together with Laurent... Read More →
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Winnie Soon

PhD Fellow, Aarhus University
Winnie Soon is an artist-researcher born in Hong Kong. Her works examine network culture and computational processes, which take the form of interactive & network media, installation and digital print. Soon’s works and lectures have been presented at galleries, art events, universities and conferences, including ISEA, V&A Museum, Pulse Art and Technology Festival, Microwave International Media Arts Festival FutureEverything Art Exhibition... Read More →
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Reva Stone

I am interested in creating installations that explore the underlying social, technological and cultural narratives being played out around the constantly changing technologies that are altering how we interact with the world. I am concerned less with technology itself and more about the stories we tell ourselves about technology and the ideologies implicit in these stories. I have worked with video, net.art, interactive installations, responsive... Read More →
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Daniel Temkin

Artist, Daniel Temkin
Hi. I'm here to talk about programming languages as an art medium (esolangs and related code art). I'm interested in practices that misuse code && data, including glitch and algorithmic photography.
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Andres Wanner

Interactive artist&designer, researcher and instructor., FHNW and HSLU universities, Switzerland
Interactive artist&designer, researcher and instructor, currently at FHNW and HSLU Switzerland. Andres is premiering his latest piece "Signature Strokes" - drone painting interventions during the Opening Reception at Vancouver Art Gallery.
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Mo H. Zareei

PhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington
Mo H. Zareei is a sound artist and music technology researcher. Using custom-built software and hardware, his experiments with sound covers a wide range from electronic compositions to mechatronic sound-sculptures and installations. Striving to turn the harsh, unwanted, and unnoticeable into the pleasing and accessible, Zareei’s work is particularly targeted at the point where noise meets grid-based structures. He is currently pursuing his... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 7:00pm - Sunday August 16, 2015 12:00am
Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada
 
Sunday, August 16
 

9:00am

Disruption: Installations at SFU
A variety of artworks and installations are on view from 9:00am - 5:00pm throughout the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 

Artists:

Kate Geck, Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum (PolakVanBekkum), Jacek Doroszenko & Ewa Doroszenko, FM Grande, Shannon Novak, Dawid Górny & Jacopo Atzori (Fabrica, Communications Research Centre), Paul Wong & Patrick Daggit, Michael Rodemer, Kamarulzaman Bin Mohamed Sapiee, , Davis & Davis, Austin Stewart, Erin Besler & Ian Besler (Besler & Sons), Emilio Vavarella & Daniel Belquer, Yuxi (James) Cao, Timothy Ryan, Matthew Gingold, Adrian Pijoan, Ian Haig, Matt Roberts & Terri Witek, Jessica Thompson, Owen Roberts, Katherine Bennett, and Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, Steven A. Bjornson


Moderators
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Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
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Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent people and activities that happen in other spaces and times. Her specialty is in creating environments, which make perceptible phenomena and processes that aren't... Read More →
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Steven A. Bjornson

Interactive Sound/Visual Artist. | Master's candidate at the University of Victoria studying Computer Science and Visual Art.
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Yuxi Cao

A Creative Technologist and Critical Artist who escaped from CHINA, right now based in New York City. Still seeking the possibilities to reconstruct all social nodes arbitrarily, flatulently and practically.
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On Main Gallery

Artist Run Organization, On Main Gallery
On Main Gallery presents MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist’s demos that includes the premiere of Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle and three works-in-progress by Evann Siebens, Sammy Chien and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. These works have been commissioned using MIMMiC. | Sun – Tues Aug 16-18, Room 2345, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. | | MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas) is a... Read More →
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Kate Geck

Lecturer, Melbourne Polytechnic
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Ian Haig

Ian Haig - RMIT University
disease, meat, sex, offal, art, technology | http://www.ianhaig.net/index.php?section=project&name=install&num=4
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Esther Polak

Artist, PolakVanBekkum
Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum work together under the name PolakVanBekkum. They collaborate since 2003; as an artist duo since 2010. | | Their work focusses on landscape, mobility and the mediation of those. They search for different ways to look at landscapes and how this influences the human understanding and perception. | | Routed in the history of the Dutch realistic landscape depiction, their embrace new technologies to... Read More →
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Michael Rodemer

Professor, University of Michigan
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Besler & Sons

Architecture & Design
Besler & Sons is a Los Angeles based practice that works across multiple sites of production. They work through references to reuse things that are already in circulation—things that they find interesting—and refit them into a slightly different framework through models, mockups, media, and software. Sometimes those references are really clear in their work, sometimes they’re not. Erin Besler was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is faculty at... Read More →
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Josephine Starrs

Artist, Sydney University
Dancing With Drones
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Austin Stewart

CEO, Second Livestock
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Jessica Thompson

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Jessica Thompson is a media artist whose practice investigates spatial and social conditions within urban environments through interactive artworks situated at the intersection of sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her work has shown in exhibitions and festivals such as ISEA (San Jose, Dubai, Vancouver), the Conflux Festival (New York), Thinking Metropolis (Copenhagen), (in) visible Cities (Winnipeg), Beyond/In Western New York... Read More →
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Emilio Vavarella

Artist
Emilio Vavarella graduated summa cum laude from both the University of Bologna with a B.A. in Visual, Cultural, and Media Studies, and from Iuav University of Venice with an M.A. in Visual Arts and study abroad fellowships at Bezalel Academy of Tel Aviv and Bilgi University of Istanbul. His work has been exhibited at Eyebeam, Siggraph Conference, European Media Art Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, CultureHub Media Art Festival, GLITCH... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

9:00am

MuseBot Chill-out Session: A Continuously Running Renerative Music Installation.
Musebots are pieces of software that autonomously create music, collaboratively with other musebots. The goal of this project is to establish a fascinating creative platform for experimenting with musical autonomy, open to people developing cutting-edge music AI, or simply exploring the creative potential of generative processes in music. Not simply a robot jam, but individual virtual instrumentalists coming together, like a band, to autonomously create (in this case) downtempo EDM. For this premiere of the musebot ensemble, we have contributions from Europe, Australia, and North America.


Curated by Arne Eigenfeldt and Oliver Bown
SFU Woodwards, 2nd floor outside the Multimedia Labs
Beginning Friday August 14 6pm until Tuesday August 18 6pm 

Moderators
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Oliver Bown

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Faculty of Art & Design, Interactive Media Lab
I am a researcher and maker working with creative technologies. I come from a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design, with a parallel career in electronic music and digital art spanning over 15 years. I am interested in how artists, designers and musicians can use advanced computing technologies to produce complex creative works. My current... Read More →
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Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music and technology at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, is a co-director of the Metacreation Lab, and is a founding partner of Metacreative Technologies... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
SFU Woodwards 2nd floor outside the Multimedia Labs
  • Curator Arne Eigenfeldt and Oliver Bown

9:00am

Refraction: Video Screenings
This is a theatre-style setting where you can see a curated program of single channel works. The works will run daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm onsite at the main Symposium site.

Artists:

Gordon Winiemko, Joseph Farbrook & Micaela Gardner, Chris Coleman, Billy Sims, Matthew Hebert (eleet warez) with Bellavista , Brian J. Johnson & Jennifer McLeish-Lewis, Stephen Ausherman, Yiannis Kranidiotis, Élène Tremblay, John Slepian, Emerson Pingarilho, Adam Castle, Luke Pendrell, Jakob Torel, Myfanwy Ashmore, Rachel Clarke, Marchien Veen, Benjamin Grosser, Maryna Dykuhka, Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Vicky Isley & Paul Smith (boredomresearch), Alexis Grey Hildreth, Matthew Schoen, Nadav Assor, Sissel Marie Tonn, Alexei Dmitriev, Erik Zepka, Reza Michael Safavi, Jefferson Goolsby & Mei-Ling Lee (Data ex Machina), Justin Harvey, Harris David Harris, Sandra Araújo, Neil Mendoza, Dana Dal Bo, Evann Siebens, Justin Lincoln, David Sanchez Burr, Mauri Lehtonen, Karin Hansson & Lars in De Betou, Anne Morgan Spalter, Jim Punk, Toru Izumida, Wickerman & Lomax, Sarah Keeling, and Yuk-Yiu Ip.

 A detailed schedule is forthcoming.

Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
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Nadav Assor

Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Ammerman Center for Art & Technology, Connecticut College
I work with Technology as a mirror + accelerator of human relationships to each other and the concrete environment - architecture, maps, documentaries, mediation machines. I often based my work on appropriation of existing military-industrial technologies (most recently drones and camera arrays), and would love to discuss these with anyone. I'm especially interested in vision mechanisms that try to "capture everything" - something I'm looking... Read More →
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Rachel Clarke

Professor, Art Department, California State University, Sacramento
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Ben Grosser

University of Illinois
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Karin Hansson

Researcher, Stockholm University
I work as a researcher at the Department of Computer and System Science at Stockholm University, with artistic participatory methodologies and participatory processes online as research focus. | I just published a book that documents the art project “Performing the Common” at Husby Konsthall and Moderna Museet where artists and researchers looked at communication practices from different perspectives. Currently I am writing a chapter... Read More →
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Vicky Isley

co-founder, boredomresearch
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Yiannis Kranidiotis

Yiannis Kranidiotis is new media artist and musician whose work focus on creating spaces and experiences by combining sound and visuals. This involves many different fields like music, audio design, visual arts, science and coding. His work has been presented in many festivals and exhibitions like Made in NY Media Center (New York), MADATAC 06 (Madrid), LUNDA Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), kuS Gallery (Heerlen, The Netherlands), Onasis... Read More →
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Justin Lincoln

Assistant Professor, Whitman College
I'm an experimental artist and educator. I teach New Genres & Digital Art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. I'm interested in the history of video art, experimental film, performance, and sound practices. I'm very involved in online creative culture. Tumblr has been of great importance to me in recent years. I use Processing, MaxMSP, Blender and any new and interesting gadget that might help democratize creative practices with... Read More →
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Luke Pendrell

Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton
Luke Pendrell is an artist and writer based in England with an interest in experimental collage exploring the interstices of science, technology and the supernatural. Work has been exhibited internationally since the 1990’s at amongst others; Le Salle de Legion d’honneur, Paris; MoMi, New York and The Barbican, London. Recent projects include the edited volume 'Speculative Aesthetics' published by Urbanomic... Read More →
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Reza Safavi

Associate Professor, Washington State University
Reza Michael Safavi (CA) is an artist currently living and working in the United States. His current research examines how the presence of technology in daily life shapes human experience: our perceptions, social behavior, economics, entertainment and the way we meet our basic needs. He uses video, sound, sculpture, analog and digital devices and elements of the natural world to create interactive experiences that highlight the interfaces... Read More →
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Evann Siebens

Evann Siebens has exhibited her short films and media installations at galleries such as Eyebeam and Centre Pompidou, while her documentaries have been screened at MoMA and on PBS. A former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and Bonn Ballet, Evann graduated from New York University. Now based in Vancouver, Evann co-curated containR during the 2010 Olympics. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre and ACME/UK with Keith... Read More →
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Anne Spalter

Artist, Anne Spalter Studios
Anne Morgan Spalter explores the relationship between observation and algorithm to create modern landscapes. The resulting combinations of real and abstract, perspective and pattern, personal and universal creates a new type of landscape art. Spalter's modern landscapes are part of her long-standing goal of integrating art and technology: she created and taught the digital first fine art courses at both The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD... Read More →
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Gordon Winiemko

Gordon Winiemko is a socially engaged media artist whose work intersects performance and video. For ISEA he has done a site specific guerrilla performance in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside as part of his video piece that screening at the symposium. Winiemko's work has been exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. He received his MFA from UC Irvine and lives and works in the Los Angeles area.
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Erik Zepka

Erik Zepka is a conceptual media artist and writer whose practice centers around a critical engagement with the products of science and technology. The computer forms a chief hub of this process. With a base at x-o-x-o-x.com, projects range from interactive code works, to audiovisual remixes, to conceptual projects incorporating this content. Embodiment, failure, performance, social media, biology and glitch are some of its recurring... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 4955 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

9:00am

Resonance: Immersive Sound Works
An exciting program of immersive sound works will be on display from 9:00am - 5:00pm daily in this devoted sound room. 

Artists:

Paul Thomas and Kevin Raxworthy, Korinsky (Abel, Carlo and Max Korinsky), Daria Baiocchi, Kristen Roos, Michael Dean, Antonio D’Amato, Julian Scordato, Frank Ekeberg, Gilles Fresnais, Gintas Kraptavičius, Michael Century, Motoki Ohkubo, Pedro F. Bericat, Hali Santamas, Donna Legault, Luis Valdivia, Joe Beedles, Doug Van Nort, and Giandomenico Paglia. 



Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
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Joe Beedles

I'm interested in utilising open software environments to allow for autonomous music to be produced under certain conditions and rules. Exploring the space between techno and unconventional electroacoustic music.
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Pedro F. Bericat

http://mase.es/author/pedro-bericat/ | http://www.mutesound.org/pedrobericat/ | http://moradasonica.blogspot.com.es/2015/06/podcast-programa-morada-sonica-candil_21.html
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Antonio D’Amato

He is intoxicated by music. He graduated at conservatory in Piano, Harpsichord, Music for multimedia, Music pedagogy and Electronic music. He also studied composition for eight years, bassoon for three years, baroque organ and audio engineering. In 2010 he was Ondes | Balance-Unbalance2015 International Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA 2015 Page 1 of 2 | Paysage marin avec bateaux et hydravion. Author Name: Antonio... Read More →
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Gilles Fresnais

Member of the GRM from 1970 to 1974, Gilles Fresnais participated in the activities of the group headed by François Bayle as Guy Reibel’s Assistant who taught alongside Pierre Schaeffer in the electroacoustic music composition class and musical research at the Conservatoire national de musique in Paris. | | In 1971, as a composer Mr. Fresnais actively participated in producing the ‘’Autodafé” opera soundtrack and performances by... Read More →
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Gintas Kraptavičius

Sound Artist, Lithuanian Composers Union
Gintas K, a Lithuanian sound and | interdisciplinary artist living and working in Lithuania. Gintas has been a | part of Lithuanian | experimental music scene since 1994. He became known for his sound | manipulations, theatrical performances and conceptual art in the manner of | Fluxus. Nowadays Gintas is working | in the field of digital experimental and electroacoustic music. His | compositions are based on granulated sounds... Read More →
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Motoki Ohkubo

Master, IAMAS
Electroacoustic Music, Serial Composition using Body motion | | https://soundcloud.com/motokiohkubo
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Giandomenico Paglia

Bologna, Giandomenico Paglia
Giandomenico paglia is an italian artist who has in the multidisciplinarity his personal trait. He began playing guitar at the age of fourteen. He played in various bands in his city with a long activity of live performances. Following a strong creative and personal crisis, he leaves the music to experiment with new forms of expression. In the visual arts he finds the communication medium with which to continue his artistic career. With the use... Read More →
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Hali Santamas

Hali is a West Yorkshire based new media artist and sometimes a very amateur graphic designer. He currently creates immersive installation art based on memories and atmosphere using layered sound and still image inspired by artists such as Mount Eerie, Mark Rothko, Swans, Idris Khan and Tim Hecker. Although he can’t draw, he’s alright with a camera and can play a couple of instruments (sort of). Sometimes he works with video too.
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Julian Scordato

Julian Scordato is a composer, sound artist and music technologist. He studied Composition and Electronic Music at the Venice Conservatory of Music and specialized in Sound Art at the University of Barcelona. Founding member of the Arazzi Laptop Ensemble, he currently works as a Research Assistant for the SaMPL (Sound and Music Processing Lab) at the Padua Conservatory of Music. As an author and speaker, Scordato has participated in conferences... Read More →
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Paul Thomas

Director of Fine Art, UNSW Art & Design
Dr Paul Thomas, is Associate Professor and Director of the Fine Arts at, UNSW Art and Design. Thomas initiated and is the co-chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference series 2010, 2012 and 2014. In 2000 Paul instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth 2002, 2004. | Thomas is a pioneer of transdisciplinary practice. His work takes not only inspiration from nanoscience and quantum theory, but actually... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 3420 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

9:30am

[Opening Ceremony + Keynote] Brian Massumi: After the Affective Turn: Reassessing Affect.

 



Moderators
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Thecla Schiphorst

Professor, SFU
Dr. Thecla Schiphorst is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her background in dance and computing form the basis for her research in embodied interaction, focusing on movement knowledge representation, tangible and wearable technologies, media and digital art, and the aesthetics of interaction. Her research goal is to expand the practical... Read More →

Presenters
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Brian Massumi

Brian Massumi is professor of communication at the University of Montreal. He specializes in the philosophy of experience, art and media theory, and political philosophy. His most recent books include Politics of Affect (Polity, 2015), The Power at the End of the Economy (Duke UP, 2015), and What Animals Teach Us about Politics (Duke UP, 2014). He is co-author with Erin Manning of Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Wong Theatre Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

Artist Demo: Hauling Ice

Join us for a demo by Davis & Davis about their project Hauling IceHauling Ice is an experimental setup and narrative environment featuring an animatronic sasquatch rowing a small, wooden boat. The boat, floating in a wading pool, tows a large, hissing, inflatable iceberg, in front of a wall-mounted, marine-glacial panorama backdrop. Wall text, charts and graphs included as part of the installation indicate the artists’ experimental design. It is an attempt to answer the question: Can a sasquatch tow an iceberg with a rowboat?


Presenters
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Davis & Davis

Davis & Davis


Sunday August 16, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Room 4210 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[DP1] Demos and Posters with proceedings
DEMONSTRATIONS:
Michael Kuetemeyer and Anula Shetty. Time Lens - Interactive Art project
Brad Tober. Colorigins: Disrupting Color Theory Pedagogy with a Tactile Color Mixing and Matching Game
Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath, Ayaka Okutsu and Stina Hasse.Electromagnetic Landscape – Very Disruptive Volcanos
Stahl Stenslie. Performing the Body and Space with Somatic Sound
Lisa Marie Patzer. aka Profile Glitch
Anna Lindemann and Eric Lindemann. Rhythm Zoo
Oksana Kryzhanivska, Simon Fay and Jeff Boyd. Disturbed System
Bozena Kaminska. Designing Nano-Media: How to Build a New Media Surface with Extraordinary Optical Effects and Data Storage at the Nano Scale
Davis & Davis. Hauling Ice

POSTERS:
Joan Truckenbrod. Coding to Create Art in 1975
Michaela Lakova. DEL?No, Wait!REW: The Impossibility of Authenticating Erasure
Anis Haron. Wave voxels: A volumetric representation of three dimensional lookup tables for sound synthesis.
Chiara Passa. Live sculpture
Joan Truckenbrod. Collaborative Disruption: Video vs Object vs Video
Ana Jofre. Anthropomorphic Things: Disrupting the Boundary Between Subject and Object
Wynnie Wing Yi Chung, Emily Ip, Sunmin Lee and Thecla Schiphorst. Repurposing Laughter in a Wearable Design for Social Interaction
Leslie Nobler. Disruption in ReconstructionKarin Guminski, Christoph Anthes and Marlene Brandstätter. Senseparation

Presenters
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Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath

ITU
Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath is Assistant Professor at the ITU, Copenhagen, and member of the Center for Computer Games Research. Daniel writes, composes, codes, reviews, builds and plays. He is interested in the interation between people, and in the interaction between people and machines/technical systems/non-technical systems: Artistic, educational and subversive approaches to and practices of play. He is running ITU's monthly workshop series... Read More →
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Wynnie Wing Yi Chung

Graduate Researcher, Simon Fraser University
Wynnie Chung is pursuing her Master of Arts at the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her research interest surrounds the application of somatic based reflections towards designing quality in wearable embodied interaction. Her current research explores the use of somaesthetic reflection for wearable soft user interface design to enrich the somatic understanding of passenger’s in-flight emotional and mental... Read More →
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Davis & Davis

Davis & Davis
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Stina Hasse

PhD Fellow, University of Copenhagen
Stina Hasse is a practitioner and curator of digital art with a focus on the aesthetics of technologies, such as robots and feedback systems. | | She is conducting sonic experiments presented as installations, performances, workshops and talks and has exhibited and presented her work in places such as DIAS - Digital Interactive Art Space (DK), Wundergrund Festival (DK), BEAM festival (UK), Atelier Hotel Pro Forma (DK), Sound Through... Read More →
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Emily Ip

Graduate Student / Researcher, Simon Fraser University
Emily is currently a MA candidate at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University. She is interested in the application of practical somaesthetic within bio-responsive wearable interface for awareness and reflection upon self’s state. Her current research focuses on affective haptic interface within wearable system to foster social richness in the mediated presence between parents and their baby.
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Ana Jofre

Ana Jofre received her PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto, did Post-doctoral work at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg MD, and taught -and did research - at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte for six years before transitioning her career towards the arts, completing a BFA during this time. She then completed her MFA at OCAD University in Toronto. Her publications and conference... Read More →
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Bozena Kaminska

Professor, SFU and NanoMedia Solutions
Dr. Bozena Kaminska is currently a Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Engineering Science and a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1). She also serves as Director for NanoTech Security Corp. (TSX-V: NTS), and is Chair of the Board of Directors of CMC Microsystems. She is a Council (Board) Member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). | Kaminska is a prolific inventor with major contributions to... Read More →
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Oksana Kryzhanivska

PhD Candidate, University of Calgary
Oksana investigates cross influencing of technology and art as a researcher and practicing artist. This practice inquires into tactile interaction with flesh-like objects in a form of aesthetic experience, encountered by the group of visitors. The artist strives to reestablish human sensory relationship with the current technology by examining the notion of aesthetic experience and sensation in sculpture. | Oksana’s artistic focus developed... Read More →
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Michael Kuetemeyer

Assistant Professor, Temple University
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Michaela Lakova

Independent artist
I am a visual artist and researcher currently based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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Anna Lindemann

Evo Devo Artist
My work integrates multi-disciplinary art and biology. I combine digital and stop-motion animation, live and electronic music, video, and performance to explore the emerging field of Evo Devo (Evolutionary and Developmental Biology). I received an MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BS in Biology from Yale University, and I have taught digital arts at Colgate University and University of Connecticut.
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Eric Lindemann

CEO, Synful
Eric Lindemann is an engineer, pianist, and composer. He is founder of Synful, raising the bar for expressive music synthesis. He led the design of the IRCAM Signal Processing Workstation (ISPW) for Pierre Boulez that was used in computer music facilities around the world. The ISPW included the first version of Max/MSP with real-time signal processing, developed by team member Miller Puckette. Eric Lindemann continues to collaborate with... Read More →
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Chiara Passa

media artist & lecturer
Artist/conceptualizer, professor. Studies: Artistic Lyceum, Fine Arts Academy of Rome where graduated; master in new audio-visual mediums at the Faculty of Modern Literature. Lived around. At the moment I’m living and working in Rome. My artwork combines different media as: internet-art projects, animations, interactive video-installations, digital art in public space as site-specific artworks and video-sculptures. I develop also... Read More →
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Lisa Marie Patzer

Director of Web Communications, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative
Lisa Marie Patzer earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. Her graduate research explored the influence new media technologies have on the individual and the public sphere. With the use of interactive sensors and physical computing devices, Ms. Patzer designed interactive video installations and online interactive narratives.
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Thecla Schiphorst

Professor, SFU
Dr. Thecla Schiphorst is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her background in dance and computing form the basis for her research in embodied interaction, focusing on movement knowledge representation, tangible and wearable technologies, media and digital art, and the aesthetics of interaction. Her research goal is to expand the practical... Read More →
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Stahl Stenslie

Professor, Aalborg University
artist, curator and researcher in experimental media art a. His aesthetic focus is on that what challenges ordinary ways of perceiving the world. Through his practice he asks the questions we tend to avoid – or where the answers lie in the shadows of existence. Keywords of his practice are somaesthetics, unstable media, transgression and numinousness. The technological focus in his works is on the art of the recently possible – such as i... Read More →
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Brad Tober

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
My research focuses on speculative investigations of emerging and novel technologies in the interest of identifying potential relationships to design practice. In part, my work aligns with UK-based design firm Dunne & Raby’s concept of critical design, which is described as using "speculative design proposals to challenge narrow assumptions, preconceptions, and givens about the role [designed works] play in everyday life." The term... Read More →
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Joan Truckenbrod

Artist, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
In my current work I am exploring environmental controversies and critical issues by activating an object with video imagery or narrative projected into it, that together address critical issues in the natural world. I have a one-person exhibition in November that will include four of these video sculptures examining contemporary problematic ecologies. | I have recently unpacked early computer drawings that I created beginning in 1975 using... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Room 4210 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

Publisher Exhibition
Highlighting notable publishing companies and technology exhbitions. 


Sunday August 16, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
3rd Floor Lobby Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

New Text: Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create
New Text: An Exhibit about Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create, curated by Dene Grigar, builds on the theme of ISEA 2015, “disruption,” by looking at the way digital technologies disrupt text and notions of textuality. Fifteen works created by 22 artists and artist teams have been selected for the exhibit. The exhibition will run daily onsite at SFU from 10:00am - 5:00pm. 

Artists:

Abraham Avnisan, Amaranth Borsuk & Brad Bouse, John Cayley & Daniel Howe, Simon Groth, Johannes Heldén & Håkon Jonson, Silvio Lorusso & Sebastian Schmieg, Michael Mandiberg,  Nick Montfort, Amaranth Borsuk, & Jesper Juul, Jason Nelson & Alinta Krauth, Chris Rodley & Andrew Buttrell, Tiffany Sanchez & Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Chris Vandegrift, Andy Weir, Jody Zellen

Moderators
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Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →

Presenters
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Abraham Avnisan

Instructor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Abraham Avnisan is an experimental writer whose work is situated at the intersection of image, text, and code. Each of his projects seeks to appropriate and reinterpret a particular thinker, idea or theoretical field that challenges us to reconsider the most fundamental ways in which we understand ourselves and the world around us. He has presented his work at the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2014 Hold the Light conference, the... Read More →
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Amaranth Borsuk

University of Washington Bothell
Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be... Read More →
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John Cayley

Professor, Brown University
John Cayley makes language art using programmable media. Recent work has explored aestheticized vectors of reading (thereadersproject.org) and 'writing to be found' within and against the services of Big Software. In future work he aims to write for a readership that is as much aural as visual.
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Simon Groth

if:book Australia
Simon Groth is a writer and editor of fiction and non. His books include 'Concentrate' and 'Off The Record: 25 Years of Music Street Press'. His novels have been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and the Text Prize and his short fiction has been published in Australia and the United States. | As director of if:book Australia, Simon writes and speaks regularly on the future(s) of the book(s). He took the role of lead... Read More →
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Jesper Juul

New York University Game Center
I am a video game theorist.
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Silvio Lorusso

Researcher, Iuav University of Venice
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Nick Montfort

MIT & SfPC
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. His poetry books are #! and Riddle & Bind; he co-wrote 2×6 and 2002: A Palindrome Story. His more than fifty digital projects include the collaborations The Deletionist and Sea and Spar Between. The MIT Press has published five of his collaborative and individual books: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10... Read More →
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Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
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Chris Rodley

PhD candidate, University of Sydney
Big data and literature, BuzzFeed and Buzzademia.
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Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Interactive Artist/Designer/Researcher
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Christopher Vandegrift

Christopher Vandegrift is a Philadelphia-based writer and new media artist whose practice spans film, experimental music, and poetics.
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Andy Weir

Artist
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Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist and writer who works in many media simultaneously. A maker of interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books, she constantly thinks about ways to integrate interactivity and technology into her works. Most recently she has been making iOS apps as artworks. Her 7 free apps are: "Time Jitters," "Urban Rhythms," "Spine Sonnet... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 2205 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Dene Grigar

11:00am

Coffee Break
Sunday August 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
TBA

11:30am

[AT1] Artist Talk: Session 1
Jaden Hastings. Experimentation as Performance
Robert Lisek. Deciphering Randomness
Agoston Nagy and Bence Samu. Shape Composer
Milena Szafir and Clarissa Ribeiro. MindRemix [navigational extra-sensorium]
Abbey Hepner. Nuclear Illuminations

Moderators
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Paul Sermon

Professor of Visual Communication, University of Brighton
Paul Sermon is Professor of Visual Communication at the University of Brighton, UK. He has developed a series of celebrated interactive telematic art installations that have received international acclaim. Paul was previously Professor of Creative Technology at the University of Salford and has worked for over twenty years as an active academic researcher and creative practitioner, primarily in the field of interactive media arts. | Having... Read More →

Presenters
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Jaden Hastings

J.J. Hastings’ work is primarily focused upon the intersection and interplay of art and science philosophically, as well as practically. As an alumna of New York University, Harvard University and the University of Oxford (New College) with advanced degrees in both Biology and Bioinformatics, respectively, Ms. Hastings’ career in research spans over a decade. In 2014, J.J. completed the MA (Fine Art) in Art & Science at Central Saint... Read More →
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Abbey Hepner

Graduate Student, University of New Mexico
Abbey Hepner's work investigates the human relationship with the landscape and technology. Using the mediums of photography, video, public art intervention, web interaction and electronic processes, she considers issues related to population growth, man-made disasters, as well as the complex and sometimes contradictory roles surrounding technological progress. Hepner holds bachelors degrees in Art and Psychology from the University of Utah... Read More →
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Robert B. Lisek

artist, Fundamental Research Lab
Robert B. LISEK is an artist and mathematician who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in the number of projects focused on critical art strategies, creative coding and interactive art. Drawing upon post-conceptual art, software art and meta-media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on machine learning and artificial inteligence. Lisek is also a composer... Read More →
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Agoston Nagy

ceo, Binaura
coding, interaction design, workshops
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Clarissa Ribeiro

Professor, senac sao paulo
I’m a media artist and researcher, currently a professor of Experimental Practices in Architecture at SENAC Sao Paulo, Brazil, after living in Shanghai, collaborating with Roy Ascott Studio seminal team as an Associate Professor for the BA in Technoetic Arts. Recently, I was awarded a Fulbright grant in Arts, and was living in Los Angeles, California, as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar, connected to the UCLA Art| Sci Center and Lab. By the time... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4390 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[IP1] ISEA International, European Collaboration and Exchange, Columbia College Chicago, ACM SIGGRAPH, VIA Curation
ISEA is a unique occasion for institutional art, design and art + technology communities to present, demonstrate and gather to compare visions, strategies, program developments, curriculum, student-works, inter-institutional collaborations. Institutional Presentation sessions are dedicated to the presentation of organizations, artist-run centres, departments, programs, gallery, museum, company, or creative/pedagogical initiatives. Rather then focusing on the research content, artwork or artifact, they focus on the organizational, financial, curatorial, community enabled, and community enabling initiatives.

IP Session 1:
11:30-11:45am Bonnie Mitchell, Wim van der Plas, Peter Anders, Ian Clothier, Paul Catanese, Sue Gollifer. 
Conference Program: ISEA International. Bowling Green, OH, USA

11:45am-12:00pm Mike Stubbs, Peter Zorn and Susa Popp. 
Creating Artist Partnerships: European Collaboration and Exchange. Liverpool, UK

12:00-12:15pm  Greg Corness. Educational Institution: Interactive Arts and Media Department at Columbia College Chicago. Chicago, IL, USA  

12:15-12:30pm Cynthia Rubin. Conference Program: Digital Arts Committee of ACM SIGGRAPH. New Haven, CT, USA 

12:30-12:45pm  Lauren Goshinski. Independent Curatorial Company: VIA. Pittsburgh, PA, USA 


Moderators
avatar for Philippe Pasquier

Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →
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Thecla Schiphorst

Professor, SFU
Dr. Thecla Schiphorst is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her background in dance and computing form the basis for her research in embodied interaction, focusing on movement knowledge representation, tangible and wearable technologies, media and digital art, and the aesthetics of interaction. Her research goal is to expand the practical... Read More →

Presenters
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Paul Catanese

Columbia College Chicago
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Greg Corness

Assistant Professor, Columbia College Chicago
Greg Corness is an Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago working with embodied interaction in media environments. His background in music, theatre and dance provides the basis for his research which focus on interdisciplinary improvisation, distributed cognition in performance, and methodologies for researching experience in performance. He is particularly interested in investigating performer’s intuition during improvisation and... Read More →
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Sue Gollifer

Director HQ, ISEA International
Sue Gollifer works at the intersection of art and technology. As someone who works as an artist, curator, organizer, professor, director, researcher, chair and board member she embodies this intersection across many venues. A pioneer of early computer art, she has continuously explored the relationship between technology and the arts and has written extensively on this subject.
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Bonnie Mitchell

Secretary, ISEA International
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Peter Zorn

Manager, European Media Art Network


Sunday August 16, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4525 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Panel 1] Disrupting the City: Using Urban Screens to Remediate Public Space
For over a decade, human-computer interaction (HCI) research placed a great deal of emphasis on studying interaction, engagement, and appropriative practices in online technology-mediated social environments. Moving forward, however, we see computing systems increasingly designed to support digitally-augmented face-to-face interactions in public settings. As far back as the nineteen seventies, new media artists anticipated this interactive potential of digital public displays to foster new forms of situated interactions in urban space, quite distinct from mobile computing in that they altogether exclude online connections or exchanges. Drawing on examples of practice, here, panelists will discuss and showcase some of the key creative strategies that members of the electronic art community from all over the world have deployed in order to remediate interactive screen technology into a platform that disrupts the ordinary ebb and flow of modern city life.

Moderators
avatar for Jean Dubois

Jean Dubois

Artist and Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal
I create installations that, both poetically and critically, tackle interpersonal relationships, combinative textuality and reflexive situations through media interfaces that incorporate the spectator’s body. I teach at Université du Québec à Montréal’s School of Visual and Media Arts. My creations have been presented in many museums, art centres and festival in a number of countries, including Canada, France, New Zealand, Australia... Read More →
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Claude Fortin

Doctoral Candidate, Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts & Technology
social smart cities; public interaction with and through technology; immersive installations; digital displays and media façades.

Sunday August 16, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
World Art, Room 2515 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Panel 3] Waves of Technology: The Hidden Ideologies of Cognitive Neuroscience and the future production of the Iconic
This panel will create a picture of, then interrogate the tsunami-like effect of the expanding capabilities of moving-image capture and display and place this within a reading of history that proposes that technology comes upon us insistently like waves upon the beach - and that this situation is of our making for a very specific reason that the panel will explore.

Moderators
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Terry Flaxton

Professor of Cinematography and Lens Based Arts, University West of England
I am Terry Flaxton, director of the Centre for Moving Image Research at the University of the West of England. For thirty years I have been an artist and professional cinematographer (having made my first student film in 1971 and 1st Video in 1976) – in my DoP period I shot for Apple during the launch of the Mac (1984, Ridley Scott’s commercial), I shot ‘Out of Order’ the third ever electronically captured movie for theatrical... Read More →
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Leon Gurevitch

Deputy Head of School, Victoria University of Wellington
I am Deputy Head of the School of Design at at Victoria University of Wellington. I am currently a Royal Society Research Scholar and Senior Lecturer of Photographics and Computational Culture. My research ranges from digital image production and consumption cultures to new media, ecomedia, energy and audiovisual culture. My current research project is a three year study of digital image industry work cultures. Prior to taking up my current post... Read More →
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Charlotte Humpston

Maker & Producer, Visualfields
Charlotte Humpston is a visual artist experimenting with the interplay between painted surfaces and projected images. She creates artworks that experiment with the materiality of things and their representation in both the real world and the representational world. Her latest artworks 'Moving Paintings’ are a combination of surface texture and projected films and have been described as ‘ dreamlike, mesmeric and contemplative... Read More →

Sunday August 16, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4320 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 1] Climate Change
Susan Elizabeth Ryan. Hyperdressing: Wearable Technology in the Time of Global Warming [View Long Paper]

Peter D'Agostino and David Tafler. World-Wide-Walks: Glaciers in the age of global warming [View Long Paper]

Angus Forbes. Turbulent World: An Artwork Indicating the Impact of Climate Change [View Short Paper]

Moderators
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Aleksandra Kaminska

Postdoctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University

Presenters
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Angus Forbes

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Angus Forbes is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he directs the Creative Coding Research Group within the Electronic Visualization Laboratory. His research investigates novel techniques for representing and interacting with complex scientific information, and has appeared recently in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, ACM Multimedia, IEEE BigData... Read More →
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Susan Elizabeth Ryan

Professor, Louisiana State University
Susan Elizabeth Ryan, Ph.D., Professor of Art History at Louisiana State University and Affiliate of the LSU Center for Computational Technology (CCT). She teaches contemporary and new media art history and co-founded an interdisciplinary Art/Engineering curriculum at LSU. She has lectured internationally on dress and technology and MIT Press has recently published, Garments of Paradise: Wearable Discourse in the Digital Age, a history and... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Studio T, Room 2240 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 24] Virtual Reality
Karin Guminski, Christoph Anthes and Marlene Brandstätter. Sen-se-paration [View Short Paper]

Yun Tae Nam. Unified Physical and Digital Experiences: Exploring Art and Digital Media in a Mixed Reality Canvas [View Short Paper]

Seth Thompson. VR Panoramic Photography and Hypermedia: Drawing from the Panorama’s Past [View Long Paper]

Daria Tsoupikova, Scott Rettberg and Roderick Coover.Hearts and Minds: The Residue of War [View Short Paper]


Moderators
Presenters
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Yun Tae Nam

PhD Candidate, Part-Time Lecturer, Monash University, sensiLab
His interest lies primarily in multimedia design dealing with nature, human experience and technology for interactive installations. His several works had received awards in the Korea Design Exhibition in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He is also a nominated designer by Korea Institution of Design Promotion (KIDP) since 2011 and currently undertaking a PhD of Design degree in MADA | Monash University Art Design & Architecture and working as Associate... Read More →
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Scott Rettberg

Professor, University of Bergen
Scott Rettberg is professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the Conference Chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival, The End(s) of Electronic Literature. Rettberg was the project leader of ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice), a HERA-funded collaborative research... Read More →
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Seth Thompson

Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah
Seth Thompson is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah, as well as a media artist and writer involved in documenting and interpreting art, design and culture through print and online presentations. His research interests and practice primarily focus on the interpretation and representation of visual culture and heritage using panoramic imaging and hypermedia systems. Media art history with... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 32] Brains in Electronic Arts
Kellyann Geurts and Mark Guglielmetti. Imagining Thought in Digital Space  [View Short Paper]

Jill Scott. ESKIN : Disruptive potentials for Transdisplinary Teams  [View Short Paper]

Mirjana Prpa, Bernhard E. Riecke and Svetozar Miucin.State.scape: a brain as an experience generator  [View Short Paper]

Ellen Pearlman. The Brain as an Open Source Hackable Driver [View Long Paper]

Moderators
avatar for Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes

Instructor I, University of British Columbia

Presenters
avatar for Kellyann Geurts

Kellyann Geurts

PhD candidate, Monash University
BIO | Am a PhD candidate at Monash University and | employed at RMIT University, Australia. Through digital imaging, | I explore ways to represent thought patterns and mental | spaces into two and three-dimensional forms. The project was | recently presented at the Digital Subject III: Temporalities symposium, | University of Paris VIII. My Master of Arts degree | project: A Theory of Error was presented at Goldsmiths College... Read More →
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Ellen Pearlman

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
PERSONAL WEBSITE | http://epmexico.wix.com/ellen_pearlman | | DIRECTOR AND CURATOR | Volumetric Society of New York | http://nyc.volumetric.org | 2000 member organization that connects the body, brain & the physical world of natural user interface in our volumetric age | > | PRESIDENT ART-A-HACK(TM) | http://artahack.io/ | To come together to make something new | > | PHD CANDIDATE | School of Creative Media | Hong... Read More →
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Mirjana Prpa

Demonstration, Poster, and Artist Talk Chair, School of Interactive Arts and Technology
Mirjana Prpa is an archi­tect, a vir­tual real­ity utopian and a grad­u­ate stu­dent ­ researcher at iSpace lab for Virtual Reality at School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Vancouver, Canada. She received a Master Degree in archi­tec­ture from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and has worked mainly on ephemeral designs for per­for­mance art projects includ­ing projects for the­aters and open public spaces. Her cur­rent... Read More →
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Bernhard Riecke

Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
I am a psycho-physicist and Cognitive Scientist who’s excited about study­ing how humans orient in vir­tual and real envi­ron­ments. I received my PhD in Physics from the Tübingen University in Germany and researched for a decade in the Virtual Reality group of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany. After a post-doc in Psychology at Vanderbilt University I joined the School of Interactive Arts & Technology of Simon... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4945 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 35] Evaluation and Valuation
David R. Burns. The Economic Valuation of Digital Media Art  [View Short Paper]

Russell Richards. Responsive Environments and Protagonism: The Sustenance Principle  [View Short Paper]

Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau and Christa Sommerer. “The Value of Art” – Transforming User Attention into Monetary Value in a Series of Interactive Artworks  [View Short Paper]

Gerald Nestler. Enhancing/ Embracing Resolution. A few thoughts on a techno-imaginative toolbox and its potential for art as — and beyond — critique  [View Short Paper]

Andrew Newman and Matthias Tarasiewicz. Experiments in art and value: burning Bitcoins to buy Ai Weiwei  [View Short Paper]

Moderators
avatar for Christiane Paul

Christiane Paul

Associate Prof | Associate Dean, The New School, School of Media Studies
Christiane Paul is Associate Prof. and Associate Dean at the School of Media Studies, The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her recent books are A Companion to Digital Art (forthcoming Blackwell-Wiley); Digital Art (Thames and Hudson, 3rd revised edition, 2015) Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011; Chinese edition, 2012), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and... Read More →

Presenters
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David R. Burns

Associate Professor | Digital Media Arts + Animation, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
David R. Burns is a digital media artist and publishing scholar who explores the relationships between humans, technology, and nature in his creative-research. More specifically, he focuses on the tensions between technology, culture, and nature in the public and private spheres; mediating memory and postmemory; and participatory self-expression through visual music. Burns takes an interdisciplinary approach to creating digital media art by... Read More →
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Gerald Nestler

Gerald Nestler is an artist and writer focusing on a reading of what he terms the “derivative condition” of contemporary life, in which financial(izing) strategies, methods and narratives form a world-producing apparatus that shapes the present by preconfiguring the future. At the same time, he is working on an "aesthetics of resolution" to develop potential counter-strategies which center around the figure of the renegade—a traitor... Read More →
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Andrew Newman

PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales
Andrew Newman is an artist and researcher based between Sydney and Vienna. His performative art practice poetically utilises methodologies from the communication sciences to examine value construction in contemporary culture. He has been researching cryptocurrencies at the Artistic Technology Lab at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna since 2013 and is currently investigating artistic knowledge production as a PhD candidate at the National... Read More →
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Russell Richards

Senior Lecturer, Southampton Solent University
I have interests across the fields of interactive audio-visuals and responsive environments. I have created net art, interactive audio-visual performances, interactive audio-visual installations, experimental linear video, and work in a variety of other formats. I am a member of KikiT VisuoSonic Research Group., for which I have created hundreds of Interactive apps. I have also created Android apps, worked with Kinect and Leap Motion and... Read More →
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Christa Sommerer

Professor and Head of Interface Cultures Depatment at Art University in Linz Austria/Guest Professor at Aalborg Universi, Unversity of Art in Linz, Austria and Aalborg University, Denmark
Christa Sommerer is an internationally renowned media artist, researcher and pioneer of interactive art. Currently she is a professor and head of the department for Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. She is also a Obel Guest professor at Aalborg University, Denmark and at Guest Professor (Chaire International) together with Laurent Mignonneau at Université Paris 8 in Paris, France. Together with Laurent... Read More →
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Matthias Tarasiewicz

Project Lead, University of Applied Arts
Matthias Tarasiewicz has been active as a researcher and technology theorist since the last millenium. Deeply involved in coding and decoding (both literally and figuratively) he researches in the fields of artistic technology, experimental publishing and cryptocurrencies. Tarasiewicz founded 'Artistic Bokeh' (an initiative to qualitatively explore, map and extend the electrosphere with parameters of artistic research and development), and also... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Cinema, Room 3200 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 9] Interactive Text I
Daniel Temkin. Esolangs as Experiential Art [View Short Paper]

Maryse de La Giroday and Raewyn Turner. Steep (I): a digital poetry of gold nanoparticles [View Long Paper]


Leslie Nobler. The Scroll Unfurled - Ancient to “Vanguard” [View Short Paper]

Anastasios Maragiannis and Janis Jefferies. Tweeter: Practice in Writing A recipe for Creativity & Creative Interpretation [View Short Paper]

Moderators
Presenters
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Maryse de La Giroday

Writer, FrogHeart Communications
I publish the largest, independent, science blog in Canada. FrogHeart (the blog) started as a research repository and outlet in 2008 for my MA project (the Nanotech Mysteries wiki) in Creative Writing and New Media (De Montfort University, UK). As an independent scholar, I have presented on the topic of nanotechnology at various conferences, most recently, the 2012 Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies, and have taught... Read More →
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Janis Jefferies

Associate Pro Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London
Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator and internationally recognised for her curatorial work, publishing and exhibitions of studio practice in Europe, Canada, Australia and Eastern Europe (400 research entries on the Goldsmiths Research database). Her areas of expertise lie at the intersection of arts and technology (textiles, performance, sound, publishing), new economic business models (NESTA) cultural heritage (museums and archives... Read More →
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Anastasios Maragiannis

Academic Portfolio Leader Design, University of Greenwich
Anastasios is the Academic Portfolio Leader and Principal lecturer in Design Theory & Practice, in the department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, University of Greenwich, London. Anastasios is also the Co-leader of the “Digital Grand Challenge”, a series of research projects that investigates how theory can shape digital practice and vice-versa; as a way to enhance multiple interactions across numerous disciplines, including... Read More →
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Daniel Temkin

Artist, Daniel Temkin
Hi. I'm here to talk about programming languages as an art medium (esolangs and related code art). I'm interested in practices that misuse code && data, including glitch and algorithmic photography.
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Raewyn Turner

independent artist, artist
Raewyn Turner’s interdisciplinary work is concerned with cross-sensory perception and the uncharted territories of the senses. Her work has involved large scale international performance in stadiums, creating videos, films and interactive installations and performances, working solo as well as in collaboration with artists, musicians, architects, dancers, performers and academics on installations, theatre performances, exhibitions and... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Studio D, Room 2270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

12:00pm

MIMMIC: Evann Siebens

On Main Gallery presents the debut of MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist talks. Please join us for an Artist Demo by Evann Siebens with Paul Wong and Patrick Daggitt.

Exhibition of Wave Cycle by Paul Wong runs daily from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

We will premiere Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle created on MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas). We will also present three commissioned works-in-progress by Sammy Chien, Evann Siebens and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace.

We are proud to present MIMMiC to the world, a software and hardware platform that has been in development for three years, a collaboration from Paul Wong, Patrick Daggitt and On Main Gallery. MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas) is a software platform developed by Daggitt/Wong that uses 9 synchronized iPads. The software allows media to be displayed on a series of touchscreens with the ability of each module to react individually or as a group. Its main function is to disrupt media intelligently across multiple screens. Intuitive and exciting!

On exhibit will be Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle (2015), images and sounds of crashing water recorded on BC’s wild west coast. Participants are encouraged to touch the screens using 1 to 4 finger gestures: taps, strokes, and swipes to interact with the artwork.

We have commissioned interdisciplinary artists to further explore, expand and create new works using MIMMiC. These works-in-progress will be presented at ISEA2015. 




Presenters
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On Main Gallery

Artist Run Organization, On Main Gallery
On Main Gallery presents MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist’s demos that includes the premiere of Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle and three works-in-progress by Evann Siebens, Sammy Chien and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. These works have been commissioned using MIMMiC. | Sun – Tues Aug 16-18, Room 2345, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. | | MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas) is a... Read More →
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Evann Siebens

Evann Siebens has exhibited her short films and media installations at galleries such as Eyebeam and Centre Pompidou, while her documentaries have been screened at MoMA and on PBS. A former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and Bonn Ballet, Evann graduated from New York University. Now based in Vancouver, Evann co-curated containR during the 2010 Olympics. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre and ACME/UK with Keith... Read More →
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Paul Wong

Artistic Director, On Main Gallery
paulwongprojects.com | | On Main Gallery presents MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist’s demos that includes the premiere of Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle and three works-in-progress by Evann Siebens, Sammy Chien and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. These works have been commissioned using MIMMiC. | Sun – Tues Aug 16-18, Room 2345, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. | | MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular... Read More →



Sunday August 16, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2340 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

12:30pm

Artist Demo: Hauling Ice

Join us for a demo by Davis & Davis about their project Hauling Ice. Hauling Ice is an experimental setup and narrative environment featuring an animatronic sasquatch rowing a small, wooden boat. The boat, floating in a wading pool, tows a large, hissing, inflatable iceberg, in front of a wall-mounted, marine-glacial panorama backdrop. Wall text, charts and graphs included as part of the installation indicate the artists’ experimental design. It is an attempt to answer the question: Can a sasquatch tow an iceberg with a rowboat?



Presenters
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Davis & Davis

Davis & Davis


Sunday August 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 4210 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

12:30pm

[DP2] Demos and Posters with proceedings
Abraham Avnisan. Collocations
Alexander Berman and Valencia James. Improvising virtual dancer meets audience: Observations from a user study
Karl Baumann. Old Tech and New Spaces: Repurposing Payphones for Community Design
Martha Ladly, Frank Rudzicz, Bryn A. Ludlow, Ana Jofre, Laura Wright. Postcard Memories: an interactive tablet application for elders with dementia
Richard Holeton. Thirteen Ways of Killing a Scrub-Jay
Saila Susiluoto, Mika 'Lumi' Tuomola, Rasmus Vuori and Shakti Dash.Antikythera: Generative, tactile audiovisual poetry for tablet computers
Andreas Zingerle and  Linda Kronman. ‘Lets talk business’ – an Installation to explore online scam narratives
Victor Zappi and Andrew McPherson. The D-Box: How to Rethink a Digital Musical Instrument
Vicki Moulder and Michael Heidt. Aesthetics of Activism: See-through Effect
Margaret Schedel and Perrin Meyer. AVB – A New Protocol for Multi-Channel Multimedia
Margaretha Haughwout, Tara Hui and Ian Pollock. Guerrilla Grafters
Davis & Davis. Hauling Ice

Presenters
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Abraham Avnisan

Instructor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Abraham Avnisan is an experimental writer whose work is situated at the intersection of image, text, and code. Each of his projects seeks to appropriate and reinterpret a particular thinker, idea or theoretical field that challenges us to reconsider the most fundamental ways in which we understand ourselves and the world around us. He has presented his work at the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2014 Hold the Light conference, the... Read More →
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Karl Baumann

PhD Student in Media Arts Practice (MAP), University of Southern California
Karl Baumann is a digital artist, filmmaker, and scholar. His current work explores immersive, playable, and mobile media to navigate the complex layers of urban spaces. After completing an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) at UC Santa Cruz, Karl taught media literacy with the Boys and Girls Club and was active in Occupy Oakland. In addition to his locative and playable media projects, Karl has produced multiple award-winning documentaries... Read More →
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Shakti Dash

Designer/Researcher, Crucible Studio, Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture
Shared below are backgrounds of the people involved in the Antikythera project. Shakti Dash and Rasmus Vuori will be presenting on behalf of the team at ISEA 2015. | | Saila Susiluoto is Helsinki-based, awarded Finnish poet, who has investigated generative poetry since her Huonei- den kirja (A Book of Rooms, Otava 2003) collection. She’s published eight collections of poems and nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2012... Read More →
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Davis & Davis

Davis & Davis
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Margaretha Haughwout

I understand practice to be the work of trying over time to make one’s engagements better, and survival to require flourishing multi-species cohabitation, mutuality and care. | | My practice of survival works across many technical and natural media, often complicating the division between the technological and the natural, in the interest of mutuality and care. Experimentation both with electrical and political power, interactive... Read More →
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Richard Holeton

Senior Director, Learning Environments, Stanford University
Richard Holeton is Senior Director of Learning Environments at Stanford University, in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. He previously served as Director of Academic Computing and taught for 12 years in Stanford's writing program and English Department. His scholarship includes articles, book chapters, conference talks, and college textbooks such as Composing Cyberspace: Identity, Community, and Knowledge in the Electronic... Read More →
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Valencia James

Freelance performing artist, AI_am
Born in Barbados, Valencia James is a freelance performing artist based in Budapest, Hungary. She graduated with a BA in Modern Dance from the Hungarian Dance Academy in 2010. For three years she was a soloist in the Yvette Bozsik Company, and has worked in projects with Kata Juhasz, Rita Gobi, The Symptoms and Nina Kov. In 2012 Valencia was invited by Wim Vandekeybus to participate in his research program at the world-renown Ultima Vez Dance... Read More →
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Ana Jofre

Ana Jofre received her PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto, did Post-doctoral work at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg MD, and taught -and did research - at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte for six years before transitioning her career towards the arts, completing a BFA during this time. She then completed her MFA at OCAD University in Toronto. Her publications and conference... Read More →
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Linda Kronman

Artist, KairUs
I work as a independent media artist and designer. Since year 2000 I have worked as Graphic Designer, Art Director and Animation Designer and taken part in several multidisciplinary Research & Design projects. In my artistic work I explore interactive and transmedial methods of storytelling with a special focus on digital fiction. In connection with my studies at the MediaArtHistories program in Danube University Krems, I was focusing on... Read More →
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Dr. Martha Ladly

Professor, OCAD University
Dr. Martha Ladly is a designer and an artist, a technologist, and a philosopher, with a backstory in the tech and entertainment industries, and a former career as a musician and songwriter. She is a Professor at OCAD (Ontario College of Art & Design) University in Toronto, Canada, where she specializes in interactive and experimental media, art, and design.
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Andrew McPherson

Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London|London||United Kingdom
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Vicki Moulder

Artist, PhD Candidate, ISEA2015 Performance Chair, Simon Fraser University
Vicki Moulder is an artist and PhD candidate studying at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University in Canada. She holds a Master of Arts from SIAT and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in visual communications. Molder is a pioneer in the field of community artwork and has co-produced projects with not-for-profit organizations since 1988. For the last 3-months she has been working with the... Read More →
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Saila Susiluoto

Visiting artist, Crucible Studio
Saila Susiluoto is a nationally awarded Finnish poet, who has investigated generative poetry since her Huoneiden kirja (A Book of Rooms, Otava 2003) collection. She’s published six poem books with two more on the way with publishing agreements, and nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2012. Her poems have been translated into 14 languages. | | Further links... Read More →
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Victor Zappi

Postdoctoral Fellow, Universtiy of British Columbia
_Electronic engineer in love with Music and New Media Art | _DMI design and test, vocal synthesis, embedded technologies, Virtual and Augmented Reality, dance and movement | _We don't necessarily have to talk about work ( ;
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Andreas Zingerle

Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Art and Design Linz
Andreas Zingerle is a media artist from Innsbruck, Austria. He is a PhD candidate at the Timebased and Interactive Media Department in Linz (Austria). He is researching scambaiting strategies and implements their mechanics in interactive narratives and media competence trainings. In the last years he worked on several installations exploring a creative misuse of technology and alternative ways of Human Computer Interaction. Since 2004 he takes... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 4210 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

1:00pm

Lunch Break
Today's Food Truck Selections!

  • Culver City Salads Vegan Salads & Treats, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Next to Charles Bar 
  • K&J Food Truck Wiener Schnitzel&other European Specialities, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Next to Charles Bar 
  • GF Sweet Treats Glutenfree Donuts, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Outside the Atrium 
  • Mr. Tube Steak Hot Dogs, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Outside the Atrium 
  • Coyote Express Organic Popsicles, 11:30am - 3:30pm, Next to JJ Beans

Sunday August 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

ALL IS NOW FROM HERE ON

This work by artist Khan Lee has been developed as a site specific installation inside of a mysterious fur vault at the Alsco laundry facility. The space has not been used as such for a long time and has never before been open to public. The work is a multi channel original sound track composed by Andrew Lee of HolyHum, and recorded in collaboration with HolyHum. 


Open Saturday August 15, Sunday August 16 and Tuesday August 18, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Monday, August 17, 7:00pm - 10:00pm 

 

 

Presenters
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Andrew Lee

Artist, Holy Hum
HOLY HUM is the new musical project of multidisciplinary artist Andrew Lee. | | Over the past 15 years, Andrew Lee has toured extensively across North America and Europe with In Medias Res (File Under: Music) and Siskiyou (Constellation Records). He has shared the stage with Kurt Vile, Julianna Barwick, Damien Jurado, Frog Eyes, Porcelain Raft and many more and has performed at notable festivals such as All Tomorrow’s Parties, Primavera... Read More →
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Khan Lee

artist
Khan Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. He studied architecture at Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea, and studied fine art at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. He works in performance, media, and sculpture. His practice involves experimentation with form and process in order to express inherent relationships between material and immaterial content. He is a founding member of an Artist collective ‘Intermission’ and is presently a member of... Read More →



Sunday August 16, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fur Vault (enter off alley) 5 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G2
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

1:00pm

Sisyphean Cart: False Creek Long Pull

221A is pleased to present Maraya: Sisyphean Cart, an exhibition and public program by Vancouver-based artists M. Simon Levin and Henry Tsang and cultural theorist/writer Glen Lowry. Over the past seven years, they have interrogated the re-appearance of Vancouver’s False Creek in the Arabian desert as the Dubai Marina, exploring the uncanny similarities between these large-scale urban developments that share the same architects, engineers and urban planners. 



Sunday August 16, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
221A 221 E Georgia St, Vancouver

1:00pm

The Ostrich Effect
The Ostrich Effect by David Cotterell is a generative installation built using commercial automated call-centre servers, customising their IVR (Interactive Voice Response) programs to broadcast and handle telephone campaigns. It explores the recursive loops that might occur in a hypothetical scenario. The computer-based conversation will never be resolved and continuously re-attempted.

Presenters
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David Cotterrell

Professor of Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University
David Cotterrell is an installation artist working across media and technologies to explore the social and political tendencies of a world at once shared and divided. | | The practice is typified by an interest in intersection: whether fleeting encounter or heavily orchestrated event, Cotterrell’s works explore the human condition and the breaks or nuances that can lead to a less ambiguous understanding of the world they inhabit... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fur Vault (enter off alley) 5 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G2

1:30pm

[AT2] Artist Talk: Session 2
Ana Jofre. Anthropomorphic Objects
David Simons. antiThesis: InnaGadda Detective
Paul Sermon and Charlotte Gould. Artist Talks: Occupy the Screen
Simon Biggs. A Language Apparatus
Dominique Zeltzman. Radical Home: Container as Social Construct, Seducing the Ghost Through the Lens of Performance and Video
Bill Vorn and Louis-Philippe Demers. Inferno, A Participative Robotic Art Performance 

Moderators
Presenters
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Simon Biggs

Professor, University of South Australia
Simon Biggs is a media artist, writer and curator with interests in digital poetics, interactive environments and interdisciplinary research. His work has been widely presented, including Tate Modern, National Film Theatre, ICA London, Edinburgh Festival, FACT Liverpool, Ikon Birmingham, Pompidou, IRCAM, Academy de Kunste Berlin, Maxxi Rome, Macau Arts Museum, Walker Art Center, San Francisco Cameraworks, Total Seoul, Art Gallery of New South... Read More →
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Louis-Philippe Demers

Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University
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Ana Jofre

Ana Jofre received her PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto, did Post-doctoral work at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg MD, and taught -and did research - at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte for six years before transitioning her career towards the arts, completing a BFA during this time. She then completed her MFA at OCAD University in Toronto. Her publications and conference... Read More →
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Paul Sermon

Professor of Visual Communication, University of Brighton
Paul Sermon is Professor of Visual Communication at the University of Brighton, UK. He has developed a series of celebrated interactive telematic art installations that have received international acclaim. Paul was previously Professor of Creative Technology at the University of Salford and has worked for over twenty years as an active academic researcher and creative practitioner, primarily in the field of interactive media arts. | Having... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 4390 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

Soundwalk (wheelchair accessible)

Meeting place: under the photomural Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971 by Stan Douglas (look for the large15mx9m photograph of a street riot scene) in the Woodward’s courtyard.

Soundwalks are approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length. This exploration weaves through diverse soundscapes, both man-made and natural, inviting the listener to become immersed in the totality of the sonic environment, and to sensually imagine, respond to, and hear often overlooked social environments, communities and other urban places. The soundwalks take place rain or shine, please wear appropriate footwear and clothes for the weather.

On each of the days, one of two proposed soundwalks will be followed: One route drifts along an older neighborhood with hints of Vancouver's industrial past and attraction as a centre of leisure activities. The other will explore more recent urban developments that have led the way for the densification of the neighborhood where the redeveloped Woodward’s complex is now rooted. At the end of the soundwalk the participants will be led back to the starting place, adjacent to SFU Woodward’s.

If you can't join us you, can use these maps to take a self guided soundwalk (map).

N.B.: If entering SFU from the street address, please walk straight across the ground floor lobby and exit into the courtyard. The meeting point will be a few meters to your left.

This is a partner event with Vancouver New Music (VNM) who are dedicated to exploring and contextualizing new music and sonic art, through concert presentations, festival, community, and workshop events.


Presenters


Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Philippe Pasquier

2:00pm

[Panel 4] Disruption Through Design: Critical Exploits and Spaces of Possibility
The Panel will discuss critical modes of practice that have developed over the past two decades with a focus on whether (and to what extent) they reveal and disrupt surrounding narratives, beliefs or ideologies and/or instigate critical discussion while encouraging more active forms of intervention and agency. If works of critical design such as those of Onkar Kular and CohenVanBalen are created to foster greater collective and democratic participation through a critical practice aimed at social emancipation, we believe that what remains missing in the current context is a critical discourse that addresses if and how these different works meet such lofty goals. Contributors to this panel will provide their own unique perspectives on these issues in an attempt to create the very spaces of possibility for critical discourse. 

Moderators
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Craig Badke

Assistant Professor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4310 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Panel 5] Media Design as a Creative Language, the Artist as Meta-Artist
The constant transformation of communication media have been requiring new strategies, new planning methodologies for creative production. In consequence, a whole new concept of creative expression has emerged: the designing and scripting of media-based procedures intended for artistic re-invention, a process called meta-authorship. Following this tendency, those pioneering artists have gradually abandoned traditional functions as individual producers of texts, images and sounds. They can be properly called meta-artists. They have indicated that the rising author has to become a programmer, a designer, an architect of media sys-tems, a composer of media processes, to fully use the potential of new media technologies.

Moderators
Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Panel 6] Analyzing Disruptive Tactics and Strategies in Media Activism
Our 21st century media environment has grown more immersive and predominant with the invention of communication technologies such as telephones, satellites, video cameras, and computers. We are all now electronically connected, able to communicate, observe, and react to what is happening anywhere in the world in an instant. How do we make sense of and trust these myriad electronic messages and their messengers, or even know or understand who or what is behind the code that creates and designs our mediated reality? More importantly, how can we have agency to disrupt and change the mainstream media’s dominant control over most of these messages? This panel will share our knowledge of disruptive media activism by examining its historical origins, current code-controlled aesthetics, and strategies to promote community-based digital storytelling.

Moderators
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Lorna Boschman

Post-doctoral researcher and Project Co-Ordinator, University of British Columbia Cancer's Margins
Lorna Boschman is a leading Canadian new media/video artist whose work has helped to define community engagement within the field of social practice. She has achieved artistic accreditation and has been honoured with many awards (From the Inside/OUT!; (2000) NFB Kathleen Shannon Award, Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival; True Inversions; Judge’s Award, Northwest Film and Video Festival). Boschman’s video work is part of the National Gallery... Read More →
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Vicki Moulder

Artist, PhD Candidate, ISEA2015 Performance Chair, Simon Fraser University
Vicki Moulder is an artist and PhD candidate studying at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University in Canada. She holds a Master of Arts from SIAT and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in visual communications. Molder is a pioneer in the field of community artwork and has co-produced projects with not-for-profit organizations since 1988. For the last 3-months she has been working with the... Read More →
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Robin Oppenheimer

Adjunct Faculty, Cornish College of the Arts
Robin Oppenheimer is a Seattle-based internationally recognized media arts historian, curator and scholar who has worked in the field since 1980. She was Executive Director of two media arts centers in Atlanta (IMAGE Film/Video 1984-89) and Seattle (911 Media Arts 1989-95). She was recently a Lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell and is currently adjunct faculty at Cornish College of the Arts. She earned a PhD in Interactive Arts and... Read More →

Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
World Art, Room 2515 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Panel 7] Human/Non-Human: Biologies, Ecologies and Subjectivities in New Media Art
This panel will bring together practicing artist whose work focus-es on environmental, ecological and living systems. The practices fall under many names: bio-art, environmental art, ecological art, systems art, are but a few. The focus of human and nonhuman relations however, resonates across these practices. In a time of pending climate catastrophe, this panel seeks to understand the role of art in revealing and understanding our place in the world. What can aesthetic experiences reveal about the ongoing, dynam-ic individuations in the world? How can art disrupt our anthropo-centric tendencies? In this panel, we will explore technological art as a means to understand environmental, biological and ecologi-cal data. The panel participants will discuss their work and indi-vidual approaches to these topics, followed by a panel discussion.

Moderators
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Tyler Fox

Studio Director, IMD, University of Washington | Bothell
Tyler Fox is an artist, researcher and educator interested in posthumanism, relational ontology, process philosophy, assemblage, nonhumans, emergence, technology…and more. His work focuses on creating shared experiences between humans and nonhumans. He received his PhD from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University and an MFA in Intermedia from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. He holds... Read More →

Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4320 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 10] Interactive Text II
Alessandro Ludovico. Printed radicality [View Short Paper]

Simone Osthoff. The Suplemento Dominical do Jornal do Brasil: Art, Poetry, and Media Design in Yellowed Newspapers and Digital Archives [View Short Paper]

Álvaro Seiça. The Digital Diasthima: Time-Lapse Reading Digital Poetry [View Short Paper]

Lotte Philipsen. Aesthetic Experience by Proxy: Science Description and Science Fiction in New Art [View Long Paper]

Stephane Natkin and Cecile Le Prado. Comparing Two Writing Styles: Between Determinism Emergence and Interactivity [View Short Paper]

Moderators
avatar for Janis Jefferies

Janis Jefferies

Associate Pro Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London
Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator and internationally recognised for her curatorial work, publishing and exhibitions of studio practice in Europe, Canada, Australia and Eastern Europe (400 research entries on the Goldsmiths Research database). Her areas of expertise lie at the intersection of arts and technology (textiles, performance, sound, publishing), new economic business models (NESTA) cultural heritage (museums and archives... Read More →

Presenters
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Alessandro Ludovico

chief editor, Neural
Alessandro Ludovico is an artist, media critic and chief editor of Neural magazine since 1993. He received his Ph.D. degree in English and Media from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK). He has published and edited several books (including "Post-Digital Print"), and has lectured worldwide. He's one of the founders of Mag.Net (Electronic Cultural Publishers organisation). He also served as an advisor for the Documenta 12's Magazine Project... Read More →
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Lotte Philipsen

Fellow, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
My research focuses on new media and technology in contemporary art (bio art, digital art, etc.). I am particularly interested in the relation between such new media art practices and aesthetic theory.
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Álvaro Seica

PhD Fellow, University of Bergen
Álvaro Seiça is a writer, editor and researcher. He published four poetry books, the most recent being Ö (2014) and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis 'Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art' (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013. Seiça has published several poems and essays in different journals... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Studio D, Room 2270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 2] Environments + Ecology
Teresa Connors. Audiovisual Installation as Ecological Performativity [View Long Paper]

Ricardo Dal Farra. Breaking Paradigms: Electronic Arts & Humanitarian Actions [View Long Paper]

Garth Paine, Leah Barclay, Sabine Feisst and Daniel Gilfillan. The Listen(n) project: acoustic ecology as a tool for remediating environmental awareness [View Long Paper]

Moderators
avatar for Paul Catanese

Paul Catanese

Columbia College Chicago

Presenters
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Leah Barclay

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University
Co-Chair, Sonic Environments (www.sonicenvironments.org)
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Teresa Connors

Waikato University
Teresa Connors is active as an acoustic/electroacoustic composer, opera singer, film scorer, and multimedia installation artist. She is currently completing a practice- based PhD at Waikato University that includes developing new techniques and methodologies for multimedia collaborations. Teresa holds a Master of Music degree (1st class honours) in composition from Waikato University and studied both composition and opera singing at Dalhousie... Read More →
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Ricardo Dal Farra

Associate Professor, Music, Concordia University
Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra is professor of electroacoustic music and media arts at Concordia University, Canada and director of the Electronic Arts Research Centre (CEIArtE) at the National University of Tres de Febrero, Argentina. |  He has been director of Hexagram, the Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, Canada; researcher on electroacoustic music and media arts history for UNESCO, France; director of the Multimedia... Read More →
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Sabine Feisst

Professor of Music, Arizona State University
Dr Sabine Feisst is Professor of Musicology and Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University’s School of Music and Global Institute of Sustainability. Focusing on twentieth and twenty-first century music studies, she published the monographs Der Begriff ‘Improvisation’ in der neuen Musik (Studio Verlag, 1997) and Schoenberg’s New World: The American Years (Oxford University Press, 2011) which won the Society for American... Read More →
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Daniel Gilfillan

Associate Professor, German Studies, Film and Media Studies, Arizona State University | Gilfillan’s research engages the relationships between sound, media, and the perception of experience. He has published widely on German and Austrian radio and sound art, and on the history of the radio in Germany as an experimental art medium (Pieces of Sound: German Experimental Radio, Minnesota, 2009). He is currently working on a volume Sounding Out... Read More →
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Garth Paine

Associate Professor in Digital Sound and Interactive Media, Arizona State University|Tempe|Arizona|USA
Garth is particularly fascinated with sound as an experiential medium, both in musical performance and as an exhibitable object. This passion has led to several interactive responsive environments where the inhabitant generates the sonic landscape through their presence and behaviour. Garth has composed several music scores for dance generated through video tracking of the choreography, and more recently using Bio-Sensing on the dancers body. His... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Studio T, Room 2240 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 33] Smart Materials
Jessica Berry and Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo. Incorporation of Shape Memory Polymers in Interactive Design  [View Short Paper]

Neil Glen. Frozen: Exploring creativity and the process of making using photogrammetry  [View Short Paper]

Aleksandra Kaminska. Designing Nano-Media Across Disciplines: Circular Genealogies and Collaborative Methodologies at the Optical Frontier  [View Long Paper]

Shih-Yuan Wang, Yu-Ting Sheng, Alex Barchiesi and Jeffrey Huang. Transient Materialization: Ephemeral Material-oriented Digital Fabrication  [View Long Paper]

Moderators
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Sara Diamond

Dr. Sara Diamond is the President of OCAD University, Canada’s “university of the imagination”. She holds a PhD in Computing, Information Technology and Engineering from the University of East London, a Masters in Digital Media theory from the University of Arts, London and Honours Bachelors of Arts in History and Communications from Simon Fraser University. She is an appointee of the Order of Ontario and the Royal Canadian... Read More →

Presenters
JB

Jessica Berry

PhD Student Interdisciplinary Engineering, Texas A&M University
I am currently looking at production and artistic applications for shape memory polymers.
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Neil Glen

Senior Lecturer: Design, Bath Spa University
Neil is a Design Practitioner and Learning Technologist for Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University. | | He is interested in the relationship between ubiquitous technologies and the process of design and learning; questioning and re-defining how such technologies can be used to explore and develop our sense of place. | | Current projects include MediaWall, a large digital display gallery for showing creative and... Read More →
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Aleksandra Kaminska

Postdoctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University
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Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Interactive Artist/Designer/Researcher


Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4945 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 36] Subversion Conceptions
Lizzie Muller, Jill Bennett, Lynn Froggett and Vanessa Bartlett. Understanding Third Space: Evaluating Art-Science Collaboration  [View Long Paper]

Julian Stadon. Hybrid Ontologies: An Attempt to Define Networked Mixed Reality Art  [View Long Paper]

Moderators
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Bill Hill

Professor of Intermedia, Jacksonville University
Bill Hill is a tenured Associate Professor of Intermedia. He served as Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University for 8 years and as Chair of the Department of Visual Arts and has 20 years of teaching experience. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Intermedia from the University of Florida. He received a University Academy of Scholars Grant funded in part by the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund to study the learning... Read More →

Presenters
LM

Lizzie Muller

Director, Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership, UNSW
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Julian Stadon

Senior Lecturer, Salzburg University of Applied Science


Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4525 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 37] Curation
Deborah Turnbull Tillman and Mari Velonaki. Curating: a disruptive technique for disruptive technologies  [View Long Paper]

Suzy O'Hara. Crumb Doctoral Research: An investigation into the impact of collaborations between the commercial digital and artistic sectors on the curatorial realm  [View Long Paper]

Daragh Byrne and Aisling Kelliher. Identifying community resources using data mining, crowdsourcing, and networked co-curation  [View Short Paper]



Moderators
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Kevin Badni

Head of Art and Design, American University of Sharjah
Eye tracking | Sculpture | Data visualisation in 3D | Virtual and augmented reality

Presenters
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Aisling Kelliher

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
Aisling is an associate professor in Computer Science at Virginia Tech University within the Center for Human-Computer Interaction. She also holds a joint appointment at the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology at VT. Aisling creates and studies interactive media systems for enhancing reflection, learning and communication. Her work is grounded within the fields of human-computer-interaction, multimedia, and interaction design, and is... Read More →
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Deb Turnbull Tillman

Curator, Director, New Media Curation
Deborah Turnbull Tillman is a curator specialising in design, technology and new media. Her first curatorial project was Beta_space, an experimental gallery at the Powerhouse Museum focused on the audience’s role in interactive art. This fueled her interest in how technology augments traditional art practice and how the audience is becoming a necessary material for technology based art. She then joined the curatorial team at the Powerhouse... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cinema, Room 3200 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Sunday August 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

[Keynote] Michael Connor
Michael Connor is the Editor and Curator of Rhizome at the New Museum. Connor's work focuses on artists' responses to cinema and new technologies. His past solo and collaborative projects as curator include: 'Liquid Crystal Palace,' Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; 'Street Digital' (works by artist duo JODI); 'Wild Sky,' Edith-Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany; 'Screen Worlds', ACMI in Melbourne; 'Essential Cinema' at the Toronto Film Festival, and 'The New Normal' touring exhibition. Connor previously worked as Curator at FACT, Liverpool and Head of Exhibitions at BFI Southbank, London.

Moderators
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Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →

Presenters
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Michael Connor

Michael Connor is the Editor and Curator of Rhizome at the New Museum. Connor’s work focuses on artists’ responses to cinema and new technologies. His past solo and collaborative projects as curator include: ‘Liquid Crystal Palace,’ Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; ‘Street Digital’ (works by artist duo JODI); ‘Wild Sky,’ Edith-Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany; ‘Screen Worlds’, ACMI in... Read More →


Sunday August 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wong Theatre Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

6:00pm

Opening Reception: Lively Objects: Enchantment and Disruption at the Museum of Vancouver

Lively Objects explores the seduction of things that seem to possess, or to be possessed by life. It brings together a collection of objects that vibrate with vitality through mechanical, magical or mythical forces. The exhibition addresses the idea of enchantment in a contemporary context and asks why and how, in an age of rationality, we are attracted by the animistic and atavistic experience of things “coming to life”.

Spread throughout the eclectic permanent collection of the Museum of Vancouver Lively Objects infiltrates dioramas, display cases and didactic panels. The works in this exhibition take many forms – gloves, tables, puppets, figurines, machines, houses and boxes. Seeding quiet disruption amongst the traditional museum display, the objects nestle, lurk, provoke, vibrate, dance, move and speak. Like a game of hide and seek, visitors can hunt through the museum to find the objects, or drift through and take their chances. Some objects are hiding in plain sight, speaking only to those who really stop to listen. Others are deliberately pulling focus and making a ruckus.

This exhibition builds on curatorial research in new media art and “post-disciplinarity” - the idea that the boundaries between traditional disciplines are not just shifting but inevitably eroding entirely. Contemporary changes in knowledge formations demand new ways to combine, organize and experience things. The divisions that have separated the aesthetic from the useful and the magic from the mundane are wavering. Lively Objects asks what role enchantment may play in rethinking our mutual co-evolution with technology, and how we negotiate a world where machinic encounters are inevitable.

Artists:
Diana Burgoyne, Wendy Coburn, Steve Daniels, Judith Doyle, Kate Hartman, Garnet Hertz, Simone Jones with Lance Winn, Germaine Koh, and Norman White. 

Curated by Caroline Langill and Lizzie Muller.

This exhibition is supported by OCAD University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Canada Research Chair Program, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, The Ontario Arts Council, Intel, Telus, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Museum of Vancouver and the Vancouver Art Gallery. The following provided production support for Judith Doyle’s work: Ian Murray, Robin Len, Chao Feng, Nick Beirne, Naoto Hieda,  John McCorriston, James Rollo, Fabiolo Hernandez Cancino, Cody Berry. Production support for Germaine Koh derived from CNC machining by Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Alan Waldron / Infinite FX, Hamza Vora, and Gordon Hicks. Members of the Social Body Lab who supported Kate Hartman’s work are as follows Jackson McConnell, Hillary Predko, Boris Kourtoukov, Izzie Colpitts-Campbell, Alexis Knipping, and Rickee Charbonneau. The curators are indebted to the following OCAD University students who conducted preliminary research for this exhibition through their exhibition Influenc(Ed.) Machines; Robin Goldberg, Matthew Kyba, Kate Murfin, Tak Pham, Treva Pullen and Renée Stephens.


Moderators
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Caroline Langill

Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University
My research interests include new materialism, media art histories, and art/science collaborations. Lizzie Muller and I have been looking at objects that exhibit aliveness within the exhibitionary complex, and how these objects might fare in terms of their exhibition, dissemination and collection.
LM

Lizzie Muller

Director, Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership, UNSW

Presenters
avatar for Steve Daniels

Steve Daniels

Director, New Media, New Media, Ryerson University
Steve Daniels uses electronics and communication technologies to create hardware agents, kinetic sculptures, ubiquitous spaces and networked events. He is currently interested in the non-utilitarian possibilities of DIY social devices. Through his practice Steve juxtaposes disparate knowledge systems and experiences in an effort to reveal their underlying structures and assumptions. Steve has presented his work in galleries and festivals... Read More →
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Judith Doyle

Associate Professor, OCAD University
Judith Doyle is an artist working with film, new media and installation. At OCAD University, she is an Associate Professor in Integrated Media. Her collaboration with Beijing-based artist Fei Jun as GestureCloud considers gesture and labour in physical and virtual conditions. Their installation RunTime is currently tours in the Biennial of the Moving Image 2015 in Beijing and Frankfurt. PointCloud: Crow Panel will be presented as an event at the... Read More →
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Garnet Hertz

Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Dr. Garnet Hertz is Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts and is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr. His art and research explores themes of DIY culture and interdisciplinary art / design practices. He has shown his work at several notable international venues in thirteen countries including SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, and DEAF and was awarded the 2008 Oscar Signorini Award in robotic art. Hertz... Read More →



Sunday August 16, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Museum of Vancouver 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9

6:00pm

CATALYZE: Opening Reception at Museum of Vancouver
Join us for CATALYZE, a large-scale event featuring cocktails, openings and performances to celebrate the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA2015) at the Museum of Vancouver.

ISEA2015 Artistic Directors Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy have developed a program of works that investigate the state of contemporary culture, with specific reference to natural processes and the effects of digital aesthetics on the living.

This event features the opening of Lively Objects, which explores the seduction of things that seem to possess, or to be possessed by life. It brings together a collection of objects that vibrate with vitality through mechanical, magical or mythical forces. The exhibition addresses the idea of enchantment in a contemporary context and asks why and how, in an age of rationality, we are attracted by the animistic and atavistic experience of things “coming to life”. Curated by Caroline Langhill and Lizzie Muller, Lively Objects is spread throughout the eclectic permanent collection of the Museum of Vancouver, infiltrating dioramas, display cases and didactic panels. Lively Objects features works by Diana Burgoyne, Wendy Coburn, Steve Daniels, Judith Doyle, Kate Hartman, Garnet Hertz, Simone Jones, Germaine Koh, and Norman White. 

CATALYZE is an opportunity to see groundbreaking performances by Instant Places (Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh). 

This event will feature an outdoor pavilion of drinks, conversation and music with works from Nathanial Stern & Erin Manning, Amber Frid-Jimenez & Joe Dahmen, and Tobias Klein. Nathanial Stern & Erin Manning will present Weather Patterns: the Smell of Red, which uses wind and spice to create feedback loops that amplify how movement and transformation are sensed. Amber Frid-Jimenez & Joe Dahmen will present 

Mycelium Mockup

, a video installation constructed from environmentally sustainable blocks of agricultural waste and mycelium, a thread-like fungus that plays an essential role in natural world. Tobias Klein will present Slow Selfie_3.0, a slow-growing sculpture that transforms crystal condensation into a three dimensional self-portrait. And featuring artists, Katsufumi Matsui, Kazunori Ogasawara, Seiichiro Matsumura, Seiko Okamoto & Cuichi Arakawa.

The event costs $20 general admission. It is free for MOV Members and ISEA Festival pass holders. Special Student pricing $14. This also includes entry to Sagmeister’s The Happy Show (which closes Sept 7).


ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER (MOV)

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage dynamic conversations about what was, is, and can be Vancouver. Permanent exhibitions tell the city’s stories from the early 1900s to the late 1970s and are complemented by contemporary, groundbreaking feature exhibits.

Since its rebranding in 2009 the MOV has become a leader in the reimagining of museums. Our exhibitions are Vancouver centric and designed to make the viewer think not just about the objects, but their greater context. We've played host to two Venice Biennale in Architecture projects. We've even gone so far as to hire a Curator of Contemporary Issues. We are a bold, contemporary museum, and we can't wait for you to visit.

 


Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
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Tobias Klein

Assistant Professor, City University Of Hong Kong
Tobias Klein is an architect and interdisciplinary artist/designer. He generates a syncretism of contemporary CAD/CAM technologies with site and culturally specific design narratives, intuitive non-linear design processes, and historical cultural references. His most recent work, a fully 3D printed dress titled Incunabula was filmed by SHOWstudio London, and exhibited in the 14th Architectural Biennale (2014) The dress is in the permanent... Read More →
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Katsufumi Matsui

Ph.D. student, The University of Tokyo|Bunkyo|Tokyo|Japan
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Michael Morris

I am an artist based in Dallas, Texas. I primarily work with film, video, new media, and the various extensions of each. I'll be performing my expanded cinema works from the last several years on Sunday night at the Vancouver Museum.
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Nathaniel Stern

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
I am an artist and writer, Fulbright grantee and professor, interventionist and public citizen. I've produced and collaborated on projects ranging from ecological, participatory and online interventions, interactive, immersive and mixed reality environments, to prints, sculptures, videos, performances and hybrid forms. My book, Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance, takes a close look at the stakes for interactive and... Read More →
PW

Peter Williams

Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University
Installation, experimental documentary, generative art, interactivity, media culture



Sunday August 16, 2015 6:00pm - Monday August 17, 2015 10:00pm
Museum of Vancouver 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9

8:00pm

Charleson Park Soundwalk

Meeting place: Love Your Bean Sculpture by Cosimo Cavallaro (look for the big and colorful kidney-shaped rocks) close to the seawall near the children’s playground/ off leash area in Charleson park (map).  

This soundwalks will be approximately 60 minutes in length. This route explores the immediate neighborhood around Charleson park. Across from the downtown area, bordered by a small body of water, a busy pedestrian/ cycle path and a popular park, it features a more intimate soundscape with interesting acoustic perspectives as sound travels across the water divide. The soundwalk will end by the site of the LocoMotoArt exhibit. The soundwalk takes place rain or shine, please wear appropriate footwear and clothes for the weather, be aware the park will have uneven terrain.

 

This is a partner event with Vancouver New Music (VNM), an organization dedicated to exploring and contextualizing new music and sonic art, through concert presentations, festival, community, and workshop events, and LocoMotoArt Collective.


Presenters


Sunday August 16, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Charleson Park 999 Charleson Rd, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Curator Philippe Pasquier

8:00pm

Oscillations: Art and Sound Walks

Oscillations exists in situ between the ghosts and spirits of place past with those who are in present time. It is at a designated urban natural place, through the concept of the oscillation between the electronic and natural worlds, that the very essence of locale forms layers of “disruptions,” which will emerge diversely and sometimes magically over time.

Event Schedule: 

8:00-to-9:00PM Soundwalk (meet at the dog park) by Jean Routhier

9:00-to-9:30PM Performance by Mi Rae & prOphecy sun

9:30-to-11:00PM Exhibition 15 Digital Art Installations


Directions: Reach Charleson Park from downtown easily using the Trans Link Bus System. Simply enter your start and end destination for directions and bus lines and route times.  Exit at Broadway and Laurel and walk down the hill to the small plaza at 7th and Laurel, enter and continue over the greened walk bridge.  At the end of the bridge please follow the walking path to the left down to the lower path and turn right.  The jelly beans are across the grass near the water, the remaining installation site is to the right.

 Transportation http://www.translink.ca/

Pekoe Tea Lounge is open extended hours for ISEA delegates and exhibition visitors on the Corner of Broadway and Laurel.

7:45 Meet artist Jean Routhier at the Jelly Bean Sculpture in the Dog Park near the water edge for a 1 ½ hour sound walk.

 At 9:30 the lower walkway becomes an outdoor exhibition gallery. Oscillations combines walk based and site-specific ambient sound, visual, interactive installation and performance works. Curated by Giorgio Magnanensi of Vancouver New Music and Laura Lee Coles.

Participating LocoMotoArt Artists: 

Website: http://locomotoart.weebly.com/oscillations.html

SAMMY CHIEN, LAURA LEE COLES, MERLYN CHIPMAN, BOBBI KOZINUK, DAVE LEITH, MARK NAZEMI with AMIR AZIZ, SEBNEM OZPETA, WYNNE PALMER, AARON RICE, ROB SCHAREIN,  PHONAL AND MILES THOROGOOD

SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS:  Mi Rae Rosner & prOphecy sun 
Valerie d. Walker in collaboration with Bobbi Kozinuk
Carlos Castellanos, Stephen Barnes and Tyler Fox

Participating Vancouver New Music Artists:
GIORGIO MAGNANENSI
JODA CLEMENT
JEAN ROUTHIER

PDF program for downloadable below


Presenters
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Laura Lee Coles

Founder/Artistic Director, LocoMotoArt
Laura Lee Coles is an arts-based researcher and exhibiting multi-disciplinary artist. She holds a Master of Arts from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests are: Human, Technology and Nature Interaction and Re-visioning Public Space. She is a published author and presents her research internationally at conferences. Her arts practice consists of photography, video installations... Read More →



Sunday August 16, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
TBA
  • Curator Giorgio Magnanensi and Laura Lee Coles

10:00pm

MUTEK Cabaret
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: ISEA Registrants.
In the context of ISEA’s 21st edition in Vancouver, MUTEK is proud to present a series of audiovisual performances from some of Québec’s most internationally renowned and emerging artists working in this field. With The MUTEK Cabaret, MUTEK deliberately recalls and echoes The Electronic Cabaret, a program presented during the last ISEA symposium in Canada, which took place in Montréal in 1995.

As digital and electronic culture has matured and evolved, MUTEK is proud to maintain its unique position and reputation for emphasizing live performance in this ever-mutating realm. A core value since its inception, MUTEK seeks out and promotes original creations that unfurl in real time, underlining the immediacy and sense of happening that the whole festival thrives on, for both performers and audiences alike.

Artists: Martin Messier, Myriam Bleau, BetaFeed, Woulg




Presenters
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Alexis Langevin-Tétrault

As a composer, multi-instrumentalist and stage artist, Alexis Langevin-Tétrault has contributed to a variety of experimental music projects under the guises of QUADr, Falaises, Alexeï Kawolski, BetaFeed, Recepteurz and Destaël while also scoring short films and composing stage play music. He is now enrolled in the University of Montreal’s electroacoustic music program, where he is studying with Martin Bédard, Robert Normandeau and Nicolas... Read More →



Sunday August 16, 2015 10:00pm - Monday August 17, 2015 12:00am
Wong Theatre Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Alain Mongeau
 
Monday, August 17
 

7:00am

Seasons Exhibit, Media Gallery, ECUAD
Partner Organization:  SFU Generative Media Project

Description of Event:  Art Exhibit featuring Seasons, an audio-visualinstallation depicting our natural environment across the span of a year.

This new work from the SFU Generative Media Project is a meditation on our natural environment, inviting viewers to relax and consider the passing of time.  The system produces sequences of video joined by slow visual transitions and enriched through their interaction with music and soundscape.  It is a real-time and ongoing collaboration between three communicating generative systems: video sequencng, soundscape, and music. The work runs continuously using computational processes to build the audio-visual output for a single high-definition video stream with stereo sound.

The work encodes the aesthetics of Ambient Video as developed by Jim Bizzocchi to generate the sequence of video clips. Generative music artist and composer Arne Eigenfeldt has developed a version of his MUSE BOTS system to continuously provide music. Sound artist Miles Thorogood has adapted his AUME system of soundscape generation to provide a matching ambient soundscape.  The systems communicate in real-time with each other to adjust the sound and music based on the content of the video sequences.  In addition the sound and music work together to blend the sounds and create the final mix that is sent to the speakers.

Seasons was created with the assistance of GMP team members Jianyu Fan, Le Fang, Matt Horrigan and Justine Bizzocchi.  All of the material has been shot specifically for this work by Bizzocchi and a team of talented cinematographers including DoP Glen Crawford, Active Ingredient’s Samantha Derochie, Jeremy Mamisao and Julian Giordano, and Jenni Rempel. 

Support for the research and creation of Seasons has been provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, with additional support from the GRAND NCE and the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University.

This work is also featured at ISEA in [DP7] Demos and Posters, Tuesday, August 18th, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

GMP Team:Jim Bizzocchi (jimbiz@sfu.ca), Arne Eigenfeldt (arne_e@sfu.ca), Miles Thorogood (miles.thorogood@gmail.com), Matt Horrigan (mhorriga@sfu.ca), Le Fang (lfa17@sfu.ca), Jianyu Fan (fanjian08032544@gmail.com), and Justine Bizzocchi (justine@sfu.ca)

Dates: Starts on August 17, 2015 and continues until August 23, 2015
Hours:  Mon-Thur: 7:30 am to 11:00 pm; Fri: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm; Sa/Sun:8:30 am to 6:00pm

Location: Media Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD)

Co-located with the IN IT Virtual Reality Showcase. Join us at the reception Wednesday, August 19, 5pm - 9pm.

Presenters
avatar for Justine Bizzocchi

Justine Bizzocchi

Producer, Bizarts
After a career in film, television, and technology transfer, I am now semi-retired and devoting my time to the Generative Media Project at Simon Fraser University. In this capacity I am the Producer for SEASONS II, exhbiting at ELO2016.  I have also been working with the Media Festival to coordinate the SCREENINGS event for ELO2016.
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Jim Bizzocchi

Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
Jim Bizzocchi is a filmmaker currently working in video art and installation. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University.  His research interests include the aesthetics and design of the moving image, interactive narrative, and the development of computational video sequencing systems. He is interested in the effect of new technologies on cinematic visual expressions such as... Read More →
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Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music and technology at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, is a co-director of the Metacreation Lab, and is a founding partner of Metacreative Technologies... Read More →
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Miles Thorogood

Faculty, University of British Columbia
Computational creativity. Making creative machines that synthesize human creative practice. Modelling perception/affective computing.



Monday August 17, 2015 7:00am - Saturday August 22, 2015 11:00pm
Emily Carr University of Art + Design 1399 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

9:00am

Disruption: Installations at SFU
A variety of artworks and installations are on view from 9:00am - 5:00pm throughout the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 

Artists:

Kate Geck, Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum (PolakVanBekkum), Jacek Doroszenko & Ewa Doroszenko, FM Grande, Shannon Novak, Dawid Górny & Jacopo Atzori (Fabrica, Communications Research Centre), Paul Wong & Patrick Daggit, Michael Rodemer, Kamarulzaman Bin Mohamed Sapiee, , Davis & Davis Austin Stewart, Erin Besler & Ian Besler (Besler & Sons), Emilio Vavarella & Daniel Belquer, Yuxi (James) Cao, Timothy Ryan, Matthew Gingold, Adrian Pijoan, Ian Haig, Matt Roberts & Terri Witek, Jessica Thompson, Owen Roberts, Katherine Bennett, and Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, Steven A. Bjornson


Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
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Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent people and activities that happen in other spaces and times. Her specialty is in creating environments, which make perceptible phenomena and processes that aren't... Read More →
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Steven A. Bjornson

Interactive Sound/Visual Artist. | Master's candidate at the University of Victoria studying Computer Science and Visual Art.
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Yuxi Cao

A Creative Technologist and Critical Artist who escaped from CHINA, right now based in New York City. Still seeking the possibilities to reconstruct all social nodes arbitrarily, flatulently and practically.
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On Main Gallery

Artist Run Organization, On Main Gallery
On Main Gallery presents MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist’s demos that includes the premiere of Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle and three works-in-progress by Evann Siebens, Sammy Chien and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. These works have been commissioned using MIMMiC. | Sun – Tues Aug 16-18, Room 2345, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. | | MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas) is a... Read More →
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Kate Geck

Lecturer, Melbourne Polytechnic
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Ian Haig

Ian Haig - RMIT University
disease, meat, sex, offal, art, technology | http://www.ianhaig.net/index.php?section=project&name=install&num=4
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Esther Polak

Artist, PolakVanBekkum
Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum work together under the name PolakVanBekkum. They collaborate since 2003; as an artist duo since 2010. | | Their work focusses on landscape, mobility and the mediation of those. They search for different ways to look at landscapes and how this influences the human understanding and perception. | | Routed in the history of the Dutch realistic landscape depiction, their embrace new technologies to... Read More →
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Michael Rodemer

Professor, University of Michigan
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Besler & Sons

Architecture & Design
Besler & Sons is a Los Angeles based practice that works across multiple sites of production. They work through references to reuse things that are already in circulation—things that they find interesting—and refit them into a slightly different framework through models, mockups, media, and software. Sometimes those references are really clear in their work, sometimes they’re not. Erin Besler was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is faculty at... Read More →
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Josephine Starrs

Artist, Sydney University
Dancing With Drones
avatar for Austin Stewart

Austin Stewart

CEO, Second Livestock
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Jessica Thompson

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Jessica Thompson is a media artist whose practice investigates spatial and social conditions within urban environments through interactive artworks situated at the intersection of sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her work has shown in exhibitions and festivals such as ISEA (San Jose, Dubai, Vancouver), the Conflux Festival (New York), Thinking Metropolis (Copenhagen), (in) visible Cities (Winnipeg), Beyond/In Western New York... Read More →
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Emilio Vavarella

Artist
Emilio Vavarella graduated summa cum laude from both the University of Bologna with a B.A. in Visual, Cultural, and Media Studies, and from Iuav University of Venice with an M.A. in Visual Arts and study abroad fellowships at Bezalel Academy of Tel Aviv and Bilgi University of Istanbul. His work has been exhibited at Eyebeam, Siggraph Conference, European Media Art Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, CultureHub Media Art Festival, GLITCH... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

9:00am

MuseBot Chill-out Session: A Continuously Running Generative Music Installation
Musebots are pieces of software that autonomously create music, collaboratively with other musebots. The goal of this project is to establish a fascinating creative platform for experimenting with musical autonomy, open to people developing cutting-edge music AI, or simply exploring the creative potential of generative processes in music. Not simply a robot jam, but individual virtual instrumentalists coming together, like a band, to autonomously create (in this case) downtempo EDM. For this premiere of the musebot ensemble, we have contributions from Europe, Australia, and North America.


Curated by Arne Eigenfeldt and Oliver Bown
SFU Woodwards, 2nd floor outside the Multimedia Labs
Beginning Friday August 14 6pm until Tuesday August 18 6pm 

Moderators
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Oliver Bown

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Faculty of Art & Design, Interactive Media Lab
I am a researcher and maker working with creative technologies. I come from a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design, with a parallel career in electronic music and digital art spanning over 15 years. I am interested in how artists, designers and musicians can use advanced computing technologies to produce complex creative works. My current... Read More →
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Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music and technology at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, is a co-director of the Metacreation Lab, and is a founding partner of Metacreative Technologies... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
SFU Woodwards 2nd floor outside the Multimedia Labs
  • Curator Arne Eigenfeldt and Oliver Bown

9:00am

Refraction: Video Screenings
This is a theatre-style setting where you can see a curated program of single channel works. The works will run daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm onsite at the main Symposium site.

Featuring works by:

Gordon Winiemko, Joseph Farbrook & Micaela Gardner, Chris Coleman, Billy Sims, Matthew Hebert (eleet warez) with Bellavista , Brian J. Johnson & Jennifer McLeish-Lewis, Stephen Ausherman, Yiannis Kranidiotis, Élène Tremblay, John Slepian, Emerson Pingarilho, Adam Castle, Luke Pendrell, Jakob Torel, Myfanwy Ashmore, Rachel Clarke, Marchien Veen, Benjamin Grosser, Maryna Dykukha, Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Vicky Isley & Paul Smith (boredomresearch), Alexis Grey Hildreth, Matthew Schoen, Nadav Assor, Sissel Marie Tonn, Alexei Dmitriev, Erik Zepka, Reza Michael Safavi, Jefferson Goolsby & Mei-Ling Lee (Data ex Machina), Justin Harvey, Harris David Harris, Sandra Araújo, Neil Mendoza, Dana Dal Bo, Evann Siebens, Justin Lincoln, David Sanchez Burr, Mauri Lehtonen, Karin Hansson & Lars in De Betou, Anne Morgan Spalter, Jim Punk, Toru Izumida, Wickerman & Lomax, Sarah Keeling, and Yuk-Yiu Ip.

 A detailed schedule is forthcoming.

Moderators
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Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
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Nadav Assor

Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Ammerman Center for Art & Technology, Connecticut College
I work with Technology as a mirror + accelerator of human relationships to each other and the concrete environment - architecture, maps, documentaries, mediation machines. I often based my work on appropriation of existing military-industrial technologies (most recently drones and camera arrays), and would love to discuss these with anyone. I'm especially interested in vision mechanisms that try to "capture everything" - something I'm looking... Read More →
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Rachel Clarke

Professor, Art Department, California State University, Sacramento
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Ben Grosser

University of Illinois
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Karin Hansson

Researcher, Stockholm University
I work as a researcher at the Department of Computer and System Science at Stockholm University, with artistic participatory methodologies and participatory processes online as research focus. | I just published a book that documents the art project “Performing the Common” at Husby Konsthall and Moderna Museet where artists and researchers looked at communication practices from different perspectives. Currently I am writing a chapter... Read More →
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Vicky Isley

co-founder, boredomresearch
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Yiannis Kranidiotis

Yiannis Kranidiotis is new media artist and musician whose work focus on creating spaces and experiences by combining sound and visuals. This involves many different fields like music, audio design, visual arts, science and coding. His work has been presented in many festivals and exhibitions like Made in NY Media Center (New York), MADATAC 06 (Madrid), LUNDA Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), kuS Gallery (Heerlen, The Netherlands), Onasis... Read More →
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Justin Lincoln

Assistant Professor, Whitman College
I'm an experimental artist and educator. I teach New Genres & Digital Art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. I'm interested in the history of video art, experimental film, performance, and sound practices. I'm very involved in online creative culture. Tumblr has been of great importance to me in recent years. I use Processing, MaxMSP, Blender and any new and interesting gadget that might help democratize creative practices with... Read More →
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Luke Pendrell

Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton
Luke Pendrell is an artist and writer based in England with an interest in experimental collage exploring the interstices of science, technology and the supernatural. Work has been exhibited internationally since the 1990’s at amongst others; Le Salle de Legion d’honneur, Paris; MoMi, New York and The Barbican, London. Recent projects include the edited volume 'Speculative Aesthetics' published by Urbanomic... Read More →
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Reza Safavi

Associate Professor, Washington State University
Reza Michael Safavi (CA) is an artist currently living and working in the United States. His current research examines how the presence of technology in daily life shapes human experience: our perceptions, social behavior, economics, entertainment and the way we meet our basic needs. He uses video, sound, sculpture, analog and digital devices and elements of the natural world to create interactive experiences that highlight the interfaces... Read More →
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Evann Siebens

Evann Siebens has exhibited her short films and media installations at galleries such as Eyebeam and Centre Pompidou, while her documentaries have been screened at MoMA and on PBS. A former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and Bonn Ballet, Evann graduated from New York University. Now based in Vancouver, Evann co-curated containR during the 2010 Olympics. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre and ACME/UK with Keith... Read More →
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Anne Spalter

Artist, Anne Spalter Studios
Anne Morgan Spalter explores the relationship between observation and algorithm to create modern landscapes. The resulting combinations of real and abstract, perspective and pattern, personal and universal creates a new type of landscape art. Spalter's modern landscapes are part of her long-standing goal of integrating art and technology: she created and taught the digital first fine art courses at both The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD... Read More →
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Gordon Winiemko

Gordon Winiemko is a socially engaged media artist whose work intersects performance and video. For ISEA he has done a site specific guerrilla performance in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside as part of his video piece that screening at the symposium. Winiemko's work has been exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. He received his MFA from UC Irvine and lives and works in the Los Angeles area.
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Erik Zepka

Erik Zepka is a conceptual media artist and writer whose practice centers around a critical engagement with the products of science and technology. The computer forms a chief hub of this process. With a base at x-o-x-o-x.com, projects range from interactive code works, to audiovisual remixes, to conceptual projects incorporating this content. Embodiment, failure, performance, social media, biology and glitch are some of its recurring... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 4955 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

9:00am

Resonance: Immersive Sound Works
An exciting program of immersive sound works will be on display from 9:00am - 5:00pm daily in this devoted sound room. 

Artists:

Paul Thomas and Kevin Raxworthy, Korinsky (Abel, Carlo and Max Korinsky), Daria Baiocchi, Kristen Roos, Michael Dean, Antonio D’Amato, Julian Scordato, Frank Ekeberg, Gilles Fresnais, Gintas Kraptavičius, Michael Century, Motoki Ohkubo, Pedro F. Bericat, Hali Santamas, Donna Legault, Luis Valdivia, Joe Beedles, Doug Van Nort, and Giandomenico Paglia. 



Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
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Joe Beedles

I'm interested in utilising open software environments to allow for autonomous music to be produced under certain conditions and rules. Exploring the space between techno and unconventional electroacoustic music.
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Pedro F. Bericat

http://mase.es/author/pedro-bericat/ | http://www.mutesound.org/pedrobericat/ | http://moradasonica.blogspot.com.es/2015/06/podcast-programa-morada-sonica-candil_21.html
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Antonio D’Amato

He is intoxicated by music. He graduated at conservatory in Piano, Harpsichord, Music for multimedia, Music pedagogy and Electronic music. He also studied composition for eight years, bassoon for three years, baroque organ and audio engineering. In 2010 he was Ondes | Balance-Unbalance2015 International Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA 2015 Page 1 of 2 | Paysage marin avec bateaux et hydravion. Author Name: Antonio... Read More →
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Gilles Fresnais

Member of the GRM from 1970 to 1974, Gilles Fresnais participated in the activities of the group headed by François Bayle as Guy Reibel’s Assistant who taught alongside Pierre Schaeffer in the electroacoustic music composition class and musical research at the Conservatoire national de musique in Paris. | | In 1971, as a composer Mr. Fresnais actively participated in producing the ‘’Autodafé” opera soundtrack and performances by... Read More →
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Gintas Kraptavičius

Sound Artist, Lithuanian Composers Union
Gintas K, a Lithuanian sound and | interdisciplinary artist living and working in Lithuania. Gintas has been a | part of Lithuanian | experimental music scene since 1994. He became known for his sound | manipulations, theatrical performances and conceptual art in the manner of | Fluxus. Nowadays Gintas is working | in the field of digital experimental and electroacoustic music. His | compositions are based on granulated sounds... Read More →
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Motoki Ohkubo

Master, IAMAS
Electroacoustic Music, Serial Composition using Body motion | | https://soundcloud.com/motokiohkubo
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Giandomenico Paglia

Bologna, Giandomenico Paglia
Giandomenico paglia is an italian artist who has in the multidisciplinarity his personal trait. He began playing guitar at the age of fourteen. He played in various bands in his city with a long activity of live performances. Following a strong creative and personal crisis, he leaves the music to experiment with new forms of expression. In the visual arts he finds the communication medium with which to continue his artistic career. With the use... Read More →
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Hali Santamas

Hali is a West Yorkshire based new media artist and sometimes a very amateur graphic designer. He currently creates immersive installation art based on memories and atmosphere using layered sound and still image inspired by artists such as Mount Eerie, Mark Rothko, Swans, Idris Khan and Tim Hecker. Although he can’t draw, he’s alright with a camera and can play a couple of instruments (sort of). Sometimes he works with video too.
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Julian Scordato

Julian Scordato is a composer, sound artist and music technologist. He studied Composition and Electronic Music at the Venice Conservatory of Music and specialized in Sound Art at the University of Barcelona. Founding member of the Arazzi Laptop Ensemble, he currently works as a Research Assistant for the SaMPL (Sound and Music Processing Lab) at the Padua Conservatory of Music. As an author and speaker, Scordato has participated in conferences... Read More →
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Paul Thomas

Director of Fine Art, UNSW Art & Design
Dr Paul Thomas, is Associate Professor and Director of the Fine Arts at, UNSW Art and Design. Thomas initiated and is the co-chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference series 2010, 2012 and 2014. In 2000 Paul instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth 2002, 2004. | Thomas is a pioneer of transdisciplinary practice. His work takes not only inspiration from nanoscience and quantum theory, but actually... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 3420 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

9:30am

[AT3] Artist Talk: Session 3
Andy Weir. Data Panic - Andy Weir artist talk
Mari Ohno. acoustic cluster; floating sound; speaking clock
Adam Brown. ReBioGeneSys – Origins of Life
Sarah Sweeney. The Forgetting Machine
Byron Rich, Heather Brand and John Wenskovitch. IMMOR(t)AL - Biopolitics, Body Sovereignty, and Scientific Practice
Peter d'Agostino. World-Wide-Walks / between earth, sky & water / Ice – Deserts

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Presenters
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Mari Ohno

Goldsmiths, University of London
Japanese sound artist
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Sarah Sweeney

Associate Professor of Art, Skidmore College
Sarah Sweeney received her BA in Studio Art from Williams College and an MFA in Digital Media from Columbia University School of the Arts and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Skidmore College. Her digital and interactive work interrogates the relationship between photographic memory objects and physical memories, and is informed by both the study of memory science and the history of documentary technologies. Her work has appeared... Read More →
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Andy Weir

Artist


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 4390 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[DP3] Demos and Posters: Disruption: Social Spaces: Design Architectures + Cities
DEMONSTRATIONS:
Martin Bricelj and Slavko Glamocanin. DarkStar
Tracey Benson. Words for Water and Finding Ghosts: Disrupting ideas of place
Maria Papadomanolaki. A certain geography: disrupting site-specific sound through networked performance
Beller Gregory. The Sound Space
Nipesh Palat Narayanan, Girish Chandran and Jhanu Chanthar. Selfie of an Indian City
Nancy Lee and Kiran Bhumber. Pendula
Julia Litman-Cleper and Alex Cruse. Unraveling Augmentation: Imaginal Biological Architectures and their encounter with Digital Information Processing

POSTERS:
Mike Hornblow. O’megaVille: excursions in planetary urbanism
Brook Pearson and Nathan Fabian. Imaginary Cities: Graffito Series α
Colleen Ludwig. Pod.Field
Rebekah Blesing. Mined Intervention 

Presenters
avatar for Greg Beller

Greg Beller

Greg Beller works as an artist, a researcher, a teacher and a computer designer for contemporary arts. He defended a PhD thesis in Computer Science on generative models for expressivity and their applications for speech and music, especially through performance. While developing new ideas for signal analysis, processing, synthesis and control, he takes part in a range of artistic projects. He is currently computer-music designer at IRCAM where he... Read More →
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Kiran Bhumber

Musician / New Media Artist, University of British Columbia|Vancouver|British Columbia|Canada
Kiran Bhumber is a musician, new media artist and educator based in Vancouver. Her work focuses on movement and interactions through exploring the undeniable physical nature of sound. These themes are manifested through creating interactive systems which track gesture to create reactive environments in musical performances and participatory installations. She is currently involved in a variety of musical projects and teaches music technology... Read More →
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Girish Chandran

Visual Artist ,Lecturer, SPECTRUM collaborative,College of Architecture Trivandrum
Girish is an Architect & Visual artist. | He currently pursuing his MA in Arts and Aesthetics (Visual Arts / Film / Performance studies) from School of Arts and Aesthetics , Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi.
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alex cruse

graphical/ocular, DROUGHT SPA
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Nancy Lee

filmmaker, VJ, new media artist, MODALmix
Nancy Lee is a curator of interactions. Her crafted spaces stimulate behavioural dynamics, inviting their release into a broth of intangibles. In setting the stage for these action experiments, she is as much an observer as an artist. The notion of staging is a constant in Nancy’s work and underpins her projects from early days as a more traditional filmmaker, through her conception and planning of live events, and into the realms of new... Read More →
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Nipesh Palat Narayanan

PhD Candidate, Université de Lausanne
Nipesh is an Architect & Urban Designer, currently pursuing his PhD from University of Lausanne. He does research on urbanization of India and majorly deals with informal settlements.
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Brook Pearson

Lecturer, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, UBC, UBC
I'm a poet, philosopher and artist interested (amongst other things) in the ways in which the network structures of digital environments mimic and descend from our physical networking throughout our species-history. Language, pilgrimage, resource extraction and distribution—all of these combine in the project that Nathan Fabian and I have co-authored for ISEA 2015.


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 4210 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[Panel 12] New Collecting – Curating After New Media Art

This panel invites curators from Vancouver and interna- tionally to share working practices around collecting con- temporary art, including media and new media art. The collections of museums, galleries, online art organisations and private individuals are increasingly broadening to in- clude more new media art.

New media art has both disrupted existing collecting sys- tems and offered now opportunities for rethinking who collects and how. Because new media art is sometimes non-material, process-based or involving audience partici- pation, how might these kind of practices be collected? What is actually collected (objects, beta software, instruc- tions?), where (online, offline, nomadic?) and how (com- missioned for collection, bought from art fairs, versioned from production labs?) Does new media art challenge, or become embedded in, the globalised nature of art markets?

Because new media is used as a means of documenting, archiving and distributing art, and because new media art might be interactive with its audiences, this highlights the new kinds of relationships that might occur between audi- ences as viewers, participants, co-producers, selectors, tag- gers or taxonomisers. Examples of current collecting prac- tice are given by all of the speakers. 


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annet dekker

PhD researcher, Goldsmiths University of London
Annet Dekker is an independent researcher and curator. She is currently Researcher Digital Preservation at Tate, London, Post-doc Research Fellow at London South Bank University / The Photographers Gallery, and core tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (Master Media Design and Communication, Networked Media and Lens-Based Media). Previously she worked as Web curator for SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Domain, 2010–12), was programme... Read More →
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Beryl Graham

Professor, CRUMB, University of Sunderland
Curating new media art. | | Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at the University of Sunderland, and is co-founder of CRUMB resource for curators of new media art. She curated the international exhibition Serious Games for the Laing and Barbican art galleries. Her books include Digital Media Art (Heinemann 2003), Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (MIT Press 2010 with Sarah Cook), and New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences... Read More →
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Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
World Art, Room 2515 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[Panel 8] Poetic Disruption in a Time of Surveillance
This panel explores artistic practices that reappropriate released and “leaked” United States governmental documents. The steady trickle of documents from Edward Snowden’s cache, alongside the mas-sive disclosures from Wikileaks, are only a small part of the regular release of documents via the Freedom of Information Act. This trove of material provides much fodder for artistic investigations into open culture, surveillance, counter-surveillance, drone warfare, and torture, among other topics. Nevertheless, the historical and contemporary artistic approaches discussed will focus more on poetic responses that upset a purely instrumental, objective analysis of the material. The panelists will explore a series of questions around the efficacy of the poetic in a time of objectification and quantification.

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Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 4320 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[Panel 9] Objects and Agency: Art, Digital Media, Anthropology
This session draws together the insights produced by SHIVERING, a three year, multi-disciplinary SSHRC funded investigation into the social role of objects, particularly art ob-jects, examined through the facetted lenses of art research, digital and multimedia art practice and contemporary anthropological theory. Building on the work of the British anthropologist, Alfred Gell, who pioneered ideas about art and the apparent animacy and social agency of objects, we have explored ways to expose the social affect of art and museum objects outside of aesthetics, commoditization and colonialist connoisseurship. Bruno Latour suggests devising a variety of specific tricks or artificial situations which ‘make them [objects] talk, that is, to offer descriptions of themselves, to produce scripts of what they are making others – humans and non-humans – do’ (2005:79). We argue that paying attention to the life and agency of art objects creates an oppor-tunity for a theoretically useful critique of modernisms and post-modernisms.

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Presenters
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Mimi Gellman

Associate Professor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Faculty


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 4310 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[Session 14] Disruptive Methodology
Donna Szoke. Researchify: Artists’ Research as Disruption [View Short Paper]

Aisling Kelliher and Daragh Byrne. Research through Design, Documentation, Annotation, and Curation [View Long Paper]

Je-Ho Oh and Chung-Kon Shi. Disruptive Aesthetics for Interactive Artwork [View Short Paper]

Moderators
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Claude Fortin

Doctoral Candidate, Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts & Technology
social smart cities; public interaction with and through technology; immersive installations; digital displays and media façades.

Presenters
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Aisling Kelliher

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
Aisling is an associate professor in Computer Science at Virginia Tech University within the Center for Human-Computer Interaction. She also holds a joint appointment at the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology at VT. Aisling creates and studies interactive media systems for enhancing reflection, learning and communication. Her work is grounded within the fields of human-computer-interaction, multimedia, and interaction design, and is... Read More →
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Donna Szoke

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts, Brock University
Donna Szoke is a Canadian artist whose practice includes video, animation, media art, installation, drawing, writing and collaboration. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, USA, France, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Croatia, Cuba, and Dubai, UAE. Recent notable international exhibitions include ISEA 2014 (Dubai, UAE) and EMAF 2013 (Osnabrück, Germany). Szoke's art practice began in Winnipeg, Manitoba, designing for Guy Maddin's early films... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 4525 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[Session 19] Immersion
Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo and Greg Corness. Aesthetics of Immersion in Interactive Immersive Installation: Phenomenological Case Study [View Long Paper]

Katerina Kontini, Dimitris Charitos, Iouliani Theona and Mike Philips. Investigating the artistic potential of the fulldome as a creative medium: the case of the E/M/D/L project  [View Long Paper]

Valerie Lamontagne, Ian Hattwick, Ivan Franco, Marcello Giordano, Deborah Egloff, Maurizio Martinucci, Chris Salter, and Marcelo M. Wanderley.The Ilinx Garments: Whole-body tactile experience in a multisensorial art installation [View Long Paper]

Moderators
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Lorna Boschman

Post-doctoral researcher and Project Co-Ordinator, University of British Columbia Cancer's Margins
Lorna Boschman is a leading Canadian new media/video artist whose work has helped to define community engagement within the field of social practice. She has achieved artistic accreditation and has been honoured with many awards (From the Inside/OUT!; (2000) NFB Kathleen Shannon Award, Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival; True Inversions; Judge’s Award, Northwest Film and Video Festival). Boschman’s video work is part of the National Gallery... Read More →

Presenters
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Greg Corness

Assistant Professor, Columbia College Chicago
Greg Corness is an Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago working with embodied interaction in media environments. His background in music, theatre and dance provides the basis for his research which focus on interdisciplinary improvisation, distributed cognition in performance, and methodologies for researching experience in performance. He is particularly interested in investigating performer’s intuition during improvisation and... Read More →
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Ivan Franco

PhD Candidate, McGill University
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Mike Phillips

Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts, i-DAT
Mike Phillips is Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at Plymouth University ( School of Arts & Media, Faculty of Arts), the Director of Research at i-DAT.org and a Principal Supervisor for the Planetary Collegium. | | His R&D orbits a portfolio of projects that explore the ubiquity of data ‘harvested’ from an instrumentalised world and its potential as a material for revealing things that lie outside our normal frames of reference... Read More →
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Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Interactive Artist/Designer/Researcher


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Studio D, Room 2270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[Session 25] Sculpture
Kevin Badni. Creating Observational 3D Sculptures [View Long Paper]

Mo H. Zareei, Dale A. Carnegie and Ajay Kapur. Noise Square: Physical Sonification of Cellular Automata through Mechatronic Sound-sculpture [View Short Paper]

Michael Blow. Disrupting Perceptions: Reimagining Architecture through Sound [View Short Paper]

Mark-David Hosale. homunuculus.agora (h.a), an architectonic art installation [View Long Paper]

Moderators
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Christiane Paul

Associate Prof | Associate Dean, The New School, School of Media Studies
Christiane Paul is Associate Prof. and Associate Dean at the School of Media Studies, The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her recent books are A Companion to Digital Art (forthcoming Blackwell-Wiley); Digital Art (Thames and Hudson, 3rd revised edition, 2015) Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011; Chinese edition, 2012), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and... Read More →

Presenters
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Kevin Badni

Head of Art and Design, American University of Sharjah
Eye tracking | Sculpture | Data visualisation in 3D | Virtual and augmented reality
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Mark-David Hosale

Associate Professor, York University
Mark-David Hosale is a media artist and composer who holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara an MM in Music-Composition and Theory from UIUC, and a BA in Music Composition from the College of Creative Studies, at U.C. Santa Barbara. He is an Assistant Professor in Digital Media in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has given lectures and... Read More →
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Mo H. Zareei

PhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington
Mo H. Zareei is a sound artist and music technology researcher. Using custom-built software and hardware, his experiments with sound covers a wide range from electronic compositions to mechatronic sound-sculptures and installations. Striving to turn the harsh, unwanted, and unnoticeable into the pleasing and accessible, Zareei’s work is particularly targeted at the point where noise meets grid-based structures. He is currently pursuing his... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 4270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[Session 29] Generative Visuals
Daniel Hawkins and Philippe Pasquier. Comedy53: A system’s design for generating image and text to create humorous comics [View Long Paper]

Francois Lemarchand. Visual Arts Creation Assisted by BICASSO: Brain-Inspired Computationally Aesthetic Selective Savant & Observer [View Short Paper]

Aleksandra Dulic, David Kadish, Homayoun Najjaran and Kenneth Newby. The Order of Passions — A Portrait of Polyphonic Canada [View Long Paper]


Moderators
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Oliver Bown

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Faculty of Art & Design, Interactive Media Lab
I am a researcher and maker working with creative technologies. I come from a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design, with a parallel career in electronic music and digital art spanning over 15 years. I am interested in how artists, designers and musicians can use advanced computing technologies to produce complex creative works. My current... Read More →

Presenters
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Aleksandra Dulic

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
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David Kadish

MFA Student, University of British Columbia
I am an artist, a designer, and an engineer. I work on projects that expose the complexity of the world and try to get people (myself included) to embrace that complexity as an interesting and positive aspect of life.
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Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 4945 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[Session 38] DIY Instruments and Sound
Diana Cardoso and Paulo Ferreira-Lopes. DMIs Among the Others - Live at the concert hall  [View Short Paper]

Byeongwon Ha. A Pioneer of Interactive Art: Nam June Paik as Musique Concrète Composing Researcher  [View Long Paper]

Patrick Saint-Denis. The Lungta Projet: Physical Visual Music  [View Long Paper]

David Strang and Vincent Van Uffelen. transmission+interference: noise, resonance and territory  [View Short Paper]

Moderators
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Ben Houge

Assistant Professor, Berklee College of Music
Recent work involves Web Audio API and live performance with audience mobile devices. Working on a series of "food operas," applying real-time, generative music to the unpredictable events of a restaurant in a 30-channel sound system. Active in the Chinese experimental sound scene from 2004-2010. Video game audio developer since 1996 (Sierra, Ubisoft); notable projects include Arcanum, Tom Clancy's EndWar, King's Quest: Mask of Eternity, and... Read More →

Presenters
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Diana Cardoso

PhD Candidate, School of the Arts - Portuguese Catholic University
PhD candidate at the School of the Arts - Portuguese Catholic University (Oporto, Portugal) having Professor Paulo Ferreira-Lopes as supervisor, and Doctoral Researcher of CITAR (Research Center for Science and Technology in Art) granted with a PhD Scholarship from FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology). Nowadays I am an Artist in Residence at ZKM (Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe). In 2013, I was a Research Trainee in IDMIL (Input... Read More →
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Paulo Ferreira-Lopes

Assistant Professor, School of Arts
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Byeongwon Ha

PhD Candidate, Virginia Commonwealth University
Byeongwon Ha is pursuing his PhD degree in Virginia Commonwealth University. As an artist who creates interactive art, he studies interactive art in both a practical way and a theoretical way. The topic of his dissertation is about Nam June Paik's early interactive art. He is simultaneously developing his dissertation project by manipulating musical instruments as Nam June Paik did.
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Patrick Saint-Denis

lecturer, University of Montreal
Patrick Saint-Denis holds a doctorate in composition from the University of Montreal. His works combine music, live audiovisuals and robotics. He conceives interactive installations designed primarily for concert settings. His audio-sensitive inventions take on various forms, ranging from video installation to large-scale robotized machinery. His performances integrate various musical formations which sonically drive the installations. At the... Read More →
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David Strang

Lecturer, Plymouth University


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Cinema, Room 3200 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

[Session 3] Art, Wellbeing and Society
Gail Kenning. Art, affect and ageing: creativity against deficit. [View Long Paper]

David Dowhaniuk. [Personal Nature]: An Artist’s Approach to Assistive Technology [View Short Paper]

Bec Dean. The Artist is Patient: Collaborative Biomedical Art and Curatorial Care [View Short Paper]

Emily Ip, Wynnie Wing Yi Chung, Sunmin Lee and Thecla Schiphorst. A Wearable Experiment to Radiate Prosocial Wellbeing Through Psychophysiological Mirroring of Laughter [View Short Paper]

Moderators
Presenters
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Wynnie Wing Yi Chung

Graduate Researcher, Simon Fraser University
Wynnie Chung is pursuing her Master of Arts at the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her research interest surrounds the application of somatic based reflections towards designing quality in wearable embodied interaction. Her current research explores the use of somaesthetic reflection for wearable soft user interface design to enrich the somatic understanding of passenger’s in-flight emotional and mental... Read More →
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David Dowhaniuk

User Experience: Art, Design, Research and Theory, Artist
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Emily Ip

Graduate Student / Researcher, Simon Fraser University
Emily is currently a MA candidate at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University. She is interested in the application of practical somaesthetic within bio-responsive wearable interface for awareness and reflection upon self’s state. Her current research focuses on affective haptic interface within wearable system to foster social richness in the mediated presence between parents and their baby.
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Thecla Schiphorst

Professor, SFU
Dr. Thecla Schiphorst is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her background in dance and computing form the basis for her research in embodied interaction, focusing on movement knowledge representation, tangible and wearable technologies, media and digital art, and the aesthetics of interaction. Her research goal is to expand the practical... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Studio T, Room 2240 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

Publisher Exhibition
Highlighting notable publishing companies and technology exhbitions. 


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
3rd Floor Lobby Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

9:30am

New Text: Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create
New Text: An Exhibit about Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create, curated by Dene Grigar, builds on the theme of ISEA 2015, “disruption,” by looking at the way digital technologies disrupt text and notions of textuality. Fifteen works created by 22 artists and artist teams have been selected for the exhibit. The exhibition will run daily onsite at SFU from 10:00am - 5:00pm. 

Artists:

Abraham Avnisan, Amaranth Borsuk & Brad Bouse, John Cayley & Daniel Howe, Simon Groth, Johannes Heldén & Håkon Jonson, Silvio Lorusso & Sebastian Schmieg, Michael Mandiberg,  Nick Montfort, Amaranth Borsuk, & Jesper Juul, Jason Nelson & Alinta Krauth, Chris Rodley & Andrew Buttrell, Tiffany Sanchez & Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Chris Vandegrift, Andy Weir, Jody Zellen

Moderators
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Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →

Presenters
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Abraham Avnisan

Instructor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Abraham Avnisan is an experimental writer whose work is situated at the intersection of image, text, and code. Each of his projects seeks to appropriate and reinterpret a particular thinker, idea or theoretical field that challenges us to reconsider the most fundamental ways in which we understand ourselves and the world around us. He has presented his work at the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2014 Hold the Light conference, the... Read More →
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Amaranth Borsuk

University of Washington Bothell
Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be... Read More →
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John Cayley

Professor, Brown University
John Cayley makes language art using programmable media. Recent work has explored aestheticized vectors of reading (thereadersproject.org) and 'writing to be found' within and against the services of Big Software. In future work he aims to write for a readership that is as much aural as visual.
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Simon Groth

if:book Australia
Simon Groth is a writer and editor of fiction and non. His books include 'Concentrate' and 'Off The Record: 25 Years of Music Street Press'. His novels have been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and the Text Prize and his short fiction has been published in Australia and the United States. | As director of if:book Australia, Simon writes and speaks regularly on the future(s) of the book(s). He took the role of lead... Read More →
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Jesper Juul

New York University Game Center
I am a video game theorist.
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Silvio Lorusso

Researcher, Iuav University of Venice
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Nick Montfort

MIT & SfPC
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. His poetry books are #! and Riddle & Bind; he co-wrote 2×6 and 2002: A Palindrome Story. His more than fifty digital projects include the collaborations The Deletionist and Sea and Spar Between. The MIT Press has published five of his collaborative and individual books: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10... Read More →
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Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
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Chris Rodley

PhD candidate, University of Sydney
Big data and literature, BuzzFeed and Buzzademia.
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Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Interactive Artist/Designer/Researcher
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Christopher Vandegrift

Christopher Vandegrift is a Philadelphia-based writer and new media artist whose practice spans film, experimental music, and poetics.
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Andy Weir

Artist
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Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist and writer who works in many media simultaneously. A maker of interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books, she constantly thinks about ways to integrate interactivity and technology into her works. Most recently she has been making iOS apps as artworks. Her 7 free apps are: "Time Jitters," "Urban Rhythms," "Spine Sonnet... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 2205 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Dene Grigar

11:00am

Coffee Break
Monday August 17, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
TBA

11:30am

[AT4] Artist Talk: Session 4
Laleh Mehran. Middle East Politics & The Cube
Mexe: Wearable Technology + Capoeira Performance (a Playformance Project)
Allison Moore. Suburban Terrarium ; Video Dioramas
Akiko Hatakeyama. Soak
Bruce Charlesworth. Retraction: An Interactive Narrative Environment
Maurice Benayoun. Connecting and Disrupting Public Spaces: from the “Tunnel under the Atlantic” to the Open Sky Campus"

Moderators
Presenters
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Maurice Benayoun

Professor, School of Creative Media City University of Hong Kong
Artist, theorist and curator, Maurice Benayoun (MoBen, 莫奔) is a pioneering and prominent figure in the field of New Media Art. MoBen’s work freely explores media boundaries, encompassing video and virtual reality, perfume and sculpture, interactive art and large-scale public installation. MoBen’s work has been exhibited and awarded (Golden Nica Ars Electronica 1998…) in major international museums including the Centre Pompidou in Paris... Read More →
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Bruce Charlesworth

Artist, Oakland University
Bruce Charlesworth is an interdisciplinary artist with a primary focus on new media, installation, digital cinema and photography. His work has been shown internationally. Multimedia works have been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, the Zero1 Biennial in San Jose and the International Center of Photography. He was awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for his video installation work. His current project is... Read More →
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Akiko Hatakeyama

Akiko is a composer, singer, and video artist who is native to Yokohama, Japan. Akiko obtained her B.A. in music from Mills College and M.A. in Experimental Music/Composition at Wesleyan University, and currently studies in the MEME program at Brown University for her PhD. Her principal instructors include Alvin Lucier, Anthony Braxton, Ronald Kuivila, Maggi Payne, Butch Rovan, and Todd Winkler.
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Laleh Mehran

Associate Professor & Graduate Director, Emergent Digital Practices @ University of Denver
My artistic research focuses on the intersections between politics, science, culture and theology. I create elaborate environments in digital and physical spaces, as well as video and performance works.
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Allison Moore

Independent Artist, Allison Moore
Allison Moore is an independent artist, educator and cultural operator. Originally from Vancouver Island she is based in Montreal and has produced projects in Brazil, Cuba, Australia, and the UK. Allison achieved a BFA degree with Honors in Interdisciplinary Arts and Video Production at the University of Concordia in 2005. She has since developed projects in video, animation and interactive computing as an invited artist at Studio XX, Oboro... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4390 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Panel 10] E/M/D/L - European Mobile Dome Lab for Artistic Research
This panel describes the activities and presents the outcomes of artistic research carried out on the EMDL European Mobile Dome Lab Project, an international collaboration funded by the European Culture Programme (Strand 1.3.5). E / M / D / L has built an international network for the exchange of artistic and technological expertise, with the goal of researching and docu-menting a language and grammar unique to the full-dome medi-um. Bringing together four European and three Canadian institu-tions and cultural partners, all leaders in this field, the project aimed to share and expand skills, methodologies, strategies and content within this promising creative vehicle. Between February 2014 and September 2015, the participants took part in eight resi-dencies and public presentations offered in five countries, where a mobile domic architectural structure equipped with cutting-edge technologies was set up. During these residencies, a series of artistic experiments were conducted for the purpose of investigat-ing certain aspects of the creative potential of the fulldome as a medium. This artistic research activities also led to a series of works which were presented in May 2015 at the world’s most sophisticated virtual theatre, the Satosphere in Montreal, Canada.

Moderators
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Martin Kusch

Senior Artist and Artistic Researcher, Dept. Digital Art, University for Applied Arts Vienna, kondition pluriel / Artistic Co-Director
Martin Kusch studied art history, philosophy and painting in Berlin, and media arts with Peter Weibel at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he has also been teaching since 1997. He is the project lead of the fulldome-lab at the Dept. for Digital Art, University of Applied Arts Vienna and director of the E/M/D/L project. Founder and artistic co-director of the Media performance group kondition pluriel, he is particularly interested in... Read More →
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Mike Phillips

Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts, i-DAT
Mike Phillips is Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at Plymouth University ( School of Arts & Media, Faculty of Arts), the Director of Research at i-DAT.org and a Principal Supervisor for the Planetary Collegium. | | His R&D orbits a portfolio of projects that explore the ubiquity of data ‘harvested’ from an instrumentalised world and its potential as a material for revealing things that lie outside our normal frames of reference... Read More →
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Ruth Schnell

Professor and Head of Digital Art Department, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Ruth Schnell lives in Vienna. Her corpus of work, which includes video installations, interactive video environments, and light installations, explores the nature of human perception and the relationship between human perception and the human body. Ruth Schnell has been teaching at the University of Applied Arts Vienna since 1987; since 2010 she has been head of Digital Arts Department. Solo and group exhibitions include: Fourth Moscow Biennale... Read More →
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Veronika Schnell

senior lecturer, university of Applied Arts Vienna
Veronika Schnell, senior lecturer for media art theory at the Digital Art department of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, head of the educational board for the Digital Art study program, studies in literature, film theory and psychology at the University of Innsbruck (A) ,University of Vienna (A) and at Sorbonne (Paris III and Paris VII), lecturer for several years at Sorbonne Paris IV and Ecole Centrale des Ingenieurs Paris... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
World Art, Room 2515 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Panel 11] Disrupting audio-visual paradigms with real-time technology
Technology enables artists increase the complexity of artistic projects, such as when laborious techniques of preparation and production are automated. Animation is an example in which digital technology automates some of the process of production. However, technology has also disrupted the age-old paradigm of production before presentation. An example is the audio-visual performer, who harnesses technology in the pursuit of creating audio-visuals in real-time, fusing the process of design and presentation into the moment of performance. Such an approach has implications for the performer, the audience and the varied experiences that arise. The implications of their practice form the theme of our discussion: issues such as improvisation, controlling multi-media streams and the experience of the audience will form the core conceptual concerns of this panel.

Moderators
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Leon McCarthy

Artist, Lecturer, Researcher, Northumbria & Limerick Universities
Audio-Visual Performance, VJing, Motion-Graphics, Sound Design, App Development, Second-Screening, Audience Research

Presenters
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Leonard Paul

Director, School of Video Game Audio
Leonard Paul attained his Honours degree in Computer Science at Simon Fraser University in BC, Canada with an Extended Minor in Music concentrating in Electroacoustics. He has a twenty year history in composing, sound design and coding for games and has worked on AAA titles such as NBA Jam 2010, NHL11, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, NBA Live ‘95 as well as the indie award-winning title Retro City Rampage. | He is the co-founder of the... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4320 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Round Table 3] The Gallery At Play: On the Politics of Exhibiting Game Art
In this round table discussion, curators and practitioners with diverse perspectives on game art and interactive media art explore the historical, cultural, and political stakes of exhibiting interac-tive new media works that incorporate game technology across a spectrum of experimental, institutionalized, and commercial con-texts. In response to digital games’ emergence as a powerful component of contemporary culture, large cultural institutions are beginning to collect, archive and exhibit videogames. The result-ing ‘blockbuster’ initiatives fall in line with established main-stream ludo-industrial narratives, but they do little to explore the roles digital game technology is starting to play in new media art practices. This panel considers the contributions of independent cultural initiatives (exhibitions, festivals, etc.) to this process of exploring game culture and game technologies beyond commer-cial and consumerist contexts. Drawing on their own practices, perspectives, and experiences with art-making and curation, the participants will engage in an open discussion on topics includ-ing: *historical gaming exhibitions; *early avant-garde game modification practices; *the institutionalization of experimental game art; *the rise of the new arcade and ‘indie game’ cultures; *the establishment of the practice of machinima; *the emergence of appropriative practices under the banner of ‘game art,’ and the use of game-like interfaces in new media installations. 

Key Questions Addressed 
• What are the implications of exhibiting games under the larger umbrella of New Media Art? 
• What curatorial methodologies are employed in the field? 
• What are the consequences of the disciplinary siloing that we can observe within game curation? 
• How can critical questions of interdisciplinarity be addressed within the field? 
• How can we unpack the problematic categories of ‘game art’, ‘art games’ and ‘indie games’? 
• How can we create critical historiographical investigations of the roles games occupy within gallery cultures, blockbuster ex-hibitions, festivals and alternative spaces? 
• What future contexts are possible in light of these histories? 

Moderators
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Isabelle Arvers

Art and games curator, Isabelle Arvers
A graduate of the Political Sciences Institute and a Master in Management of cultural projects, Isabelle Arvers specializes in new media in 1993. Pioneer in the field of game art in France , she curated Playtime – the gaming room of Villette Numérique (2002), as well as the net.art gallery on “sound games”. | | Her following exhibitions and projects then presented the video game as a new language and as a medium for artists... Read More →
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Skot Deeming

Researcher / Doctoral Student, T.A.G Research Centre, Concordia University
mrghosty (aka skot deeming) is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, researcher and doctoral student in Concordia University's Individualized Program in the Humanities. As a new media art and game curator in galleries and the new arcade, as well a researcher at Concordia's TAGlab, skot draws upon a wealth of practical experience and theoretical knowledge while investigating the intersections between gamer cultures, hacker cultures and new media... Read More →
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Lynn Hughes

Artist Professor, TAG Concordia

Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4310 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 15] Bodies and Presence
Bill Hill. Augmented Simulacra: conditioning the post-digital body [View Short Paper]

Carolina Bergonzoni. Homo Ludens – Dance of Presence [View Short Paper]

Louise Boisclair. Chair de lumière by Marjolaine Béland: how disruptive conditions and mimicry capture attention and favor empathetic resonances [View Short Paper]



Moderators
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Greg Corness

Assistant Professor, Columbia College Chicago
Greg Corness is an Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago working with embodied interaction in media environments. His background in music, theatre and dance provides the basis for his research which focus on interdisciplinary improvisation, distributed cognition in performance, and methodologies for researching experience in performance. He is particularly interested in investigating performer’s intuition during improvisation and... Read More →

Presenters
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Louise Boisclair

Author, Researcher, Postdoctoral Fellow, UdeMontréal
Hi! | Ph.D. in semiotics from UQAM (MAGG). Currently doing a postdoctoral research (FRQSC 2014-2016), at the Université de Montréal, under the supervision of Brian Massumi. | My work is about affect in immersive and interactive art. I am working on a new book untitled " Affect et expérience esthétique. De l'immersion interactive à la voix de l'événement". | Early 2015, I published “L’installation interactive : un... Read More →
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Bill Hill

Professor of Intermedia, Jacksonville University
Bill Hill is a tenured Associate Professor of Intermedia. He served as Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University for 8 years and as Chair of the Department of Visual Arts and has 20 years of teaching experience. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Intermedia from the University of Florida. He received a University Academy of Scholars Grant funded in part by the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund to study the learning... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4525 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 20] Bio-Art I
Session 20 on Bio-Art Research
 
Patricia Badani. Radical Reordering: bit-size chunks in the AL GRANO project [View Long Paper]

Mahsoo Salimi, Diane Gromala and Xin Tong. Grene Epiphytes, an Immersive Bio Artificial-Life Artwork  [View Long Paper]

Marta Heberle. Living media: Transgressing bios, transgressing techne and paving the way to further transgressions  [View Long Paper]

Moderators
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Diego S. Maranan

PhD student / Lecturer, CogNovo, Plymouth University / University of the Philippines
www.diegomaranan.com

Presenters
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Patricia Badani

Editor in Chief, New Media Caucus
Pat Badani (MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is an arts practitioner, critical thinker, educator, editor, and curator. Born in Argentina, she has lived and worked out of Mexico, France, Canada, and the USA. She has exhibited her work, participated in conferences and published in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Badani has received over twenty awards and commissions. Recent awards include a one-year media arts research grant... Read More →
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Diane Gromala

Prof. & Canada Research Chair, Simon Fraser University
Diane Gromala is the Canada Research Chair in Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain and a Professor in SFU's (Simon Fraser University's) School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Her research works at the confluence of computer science, media art and design, and is focused on the cultural, visceral, and embodied implications of digital technologies, particularly in the realm of chronic pain. | Gromala was one of the artists in the... Read More →
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Mahsoo Salimi

PhD student, Scool of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University


Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Studio D, Room 2270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 26] Robots
Jason Long. Augmenting Virtual Worlds with Musical Robotics [View Long Paper]

Shannon Mcmullen and Fabian Winkler. The Algorithmic Gardener – Tales of Nature and Code [View Short Paper]

Elizabeth Demaray. The IndaPlant Project: An Act of Trans-Species Giving [View Short Paper]

Gregory Garvey. Disruptive Behaviors: AI, Robots and the Autism Spectrum Disorder [View Short Paper]

Moderators
Presenters
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Elizabeth Demaray

Associate Professor, Rutgers University
I am a sculptor whose area of enquiry is the interface between the built and the natural environment. In this vein, I build listening stations for birds that play human music, culture lichen on the sides of skyscrapers in New York City and design alternative forms of housing for land hermit crabs. With the engineer Dr. Qingze Zou, the biologist Dr. Simeon Kitchoni and the computer scientist Dr. Ahmed Elgammal, I am currently creating the... Read More →
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Gregory Garvey

Chair, Visual & Performing Arts, Director Game Design & Development, Quinnipiac University
Interests include interactive installations, new interfaces, hacking devices, games 2D & 3D.
JL

Jason Long

Victoria University of Wellington|Wellington|Wellington|New Zealand


Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 34] Interacting with Visual Art and Graphic Design
Bill Manaris, Mallory Rourk and David Johnson. Diving into Infinity: A Motion-Based, Immersive Interface for M.C. Escher’s Works  [View Long Paper]

Kristine Diekman and Tony Allard.Drawing_in_the_Media_Stream [View Short Paper] 

Tara Elizabeth Cook. The Image Compressed  [View Short Paper]

Jonathan Hanahan and Jonathan Hanahan. From A-ha to Oh Shit: From Graphic Design to Glitch Design  [View Long Paper]

Moderators
Presenters
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Tony Allard

FOSSIL MEDIA
Tony Allard works from a trans-media perspective, which encompasses the hybridization of traditional and new mediums incorporated into static and time-based art works. Allard has presented his work internationally and it addresses such issues as the replacement of human vision with machine vision and most recently an artistic exploration of the life sciences and biotech industry’s directed evolution of the human species through genetic... Read More →
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Kristine Diekman

Director, Video in the Community
Kristine Diekman is an internationally known media artist committed to making socially integrated work. Her experimental films and new media installations are interview based, and strive to give voice to the populations and individuals whose life experiences might not otherwise be heard. Her work includes, "Corpse and Mirror", based on a monologue by performance artist Tony Allard about his father's institutionalization in a state mental... Read More →
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David Johnson

PhD Student, University of Victoria
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Bill Manaris

Professor, Computer Science & Director, Computing in the Arts, College of Charleston
Bill Manaris is a computer science researcher, educator, and musician. He is Professor of Computer Science, and Director of the Computing in the Arts program, at the College of Charleston, USA. His interests include computer music, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence. He explores interaction design and modeling of aesthetics and creativity using statistical, connectionist, and evolutionary techniques. He designs systems for... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4945 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 39] DIY Processes
Abigail Susik. Mimesis and Code: The Aesthetics of the Microcontroller in New Media Art [View Long Paper]

Miguel Valenzuela. Redundant Technology: Disrupting Lineal Narratives  [View Short Paper]

Alessandro Ludovico. Process VS. Product, resisting the self-gratifying loop, regaining a DIY perspective [View Short Paper]

Tim Shaw and John Bowers. Public Making: Artistic Strategies for Working with Collections, Technologies and Publics  [View Long Paper]

Moderators
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Andres Wanner

Interactive artist&designer, researcher and instructor., FHNW and HSLU universities, Switzerland
Interactive artist&designer, researcher and instructor, currently at FHNW and HSLU Switzerland. Andres is premiering his latest piece "Signature Strokes" - drone painting interventions during the Opening Reception at Vancouver Art Gallery.

Presenters
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Alessandro Ludovico

chief editor, Neural
Alessandro Ludovico is an artist, media critic and chief editor of Neural magazine since 1993. He received his Ph.D. degree in English and Media from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK). He has published and edited several books (including "Post-Digital Print"), and has lectured worldwide. He's one of the founders of Mag.Net (Electronic Cultural Publishers organisation). He also served as an advisor for the Documenta 12's Magazine Project... Read More →
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Abigail Susik

Assistant Professor of Art History, Associate Editor of Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, Willamette University
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Miguel Valenzuela

PhD candidate, UNSW
Technology and art - waste cycles - remediated hybridised forms... | website... | http://finetonepictures.com/MFV/index.html


Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Cinema, Room 3200 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[Session 4] Communities: Culture and Art in the Field
Shelly Farnham. Fostering A Community of Innovation at the Intersection of Art and Technology in the Pacific Northwest [View Long Paper]

Jiayue Cecilia Wu and Francois Conti. The Virtual Mandala [View Short Paper]

Anja Venter. Smash the Black Box – designing for creative mobile machinery [View Long Paper]



Moderators
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Paul Catanese

Columbia College Chicago

Presenters
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Shelly Farnham

Executive Director, Third Place Technologies
Shelly D. Farnham, Ph.D. is the founder and Executive Director of Third Place Technologies. She is a leading expert in community technology R&D, with over fifteen years of experience as a research scientist in world class industry research organizations including Microsoft Research and Yahoo!, and five years experience as a founder and consultant for innovative socio-technical startups. She founded Third Place Technologies to apply her... Read More →
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Anja Venter

Artist/Designer/Researcher, Nanna/ UCT Centre in ICT4D
Anja Venter is a visual artist, designer and digital media researcher from South Africa. She is a third year PhD student at the centre in ICT4D at the University of Cape Town. She likes comics, animals, DIY and punk rock. More on her research here: www.anjaresearchblog.wordpress.com , visual work here: www.nannaventer.co.za, or stalk her on instagram/twitter:@nannaventer "
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J Cecilia Wu

Researcher, UC Santa Barbara|Santa Barbara |California|United States
Originally from Beijing, Jiayue Cecilia Wu is a studio engineer, multimedia artist, vocalist, composer, music technologist and media arts scholar. | | Cecilia obtained her Master’s degree in Music, Science and Technology at Stanford University, where she focused on computer-assisted composition and audio engineering. As an audio engineer, she received a graduate grant award from Audio Engineering Society. As a musician, she received an... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Studio T, Room 2240 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

11:30am

[DP4] Demos and Posters: Disruption: Body, Embody + Perform
DEMONSTRATIONS:
Azadeh Emadi. Motion within Motion: pixel, frame, body
Tatsuya Ishikawa. Where Virtual Image is Formed
Marten Berkman. Remote Sensibility: the ecology of perception
Thomas Defrantz. The Weight of Ideas: Demonstration of Kinect Interface
Cynthia Naggar. They watched the sea! (ills ont regardé la mer!)
Judith Doyle. GestureLab: Workshop as Case Study
Jennifer Mawby. @Xcerpt - an experimental social media narrative project
Suzi Webster. Electric Heart

POSTERS:
Sarah Lahti and Jesse Gonzalez. Decoration as a Form of Disruption
Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski. The Future is Unmanned
Laurel Terlesky and Laurel Terlesky. Intersubjectivity of Touch through the installation project, Hallowed Winds
Francois-Joseph Lapointe. Big Data/ Big Problem (The Making of "Artist's Shit 2.0") 
Aina Braxton and Kaylin Norman-Slack. Movement and Sound: a Pathway to Increasing Immersion in Digital Environments
Erik Zepka. Artist's work

Presenters
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Marten Berkman

independent artist, planet zog studio
Remote Sensibility is the theme of my artistic practice in the subarctic where I live. Using parameters of stereo 3D imaging to compel a sense of presence in place, and software and sensors to reflect viewers in the landscapes they observe but may never know first hand, I wish to disrupt duality inherent in imaging of the earth. Using technology as a reflection of our nature, I am exploring how we see the rest of nature, and our relationship with... Read More →
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Aina Braxton

Program Manager, University of Washington, Bothell
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Judith Doyle

Associate Professor, OCAD University
Judith Doyle is an artist working with film, new media and installation. At OCAD University, she is an Associate Professor in Integrated Media. Her collaboration with Beijing-based artist Fei Jun as GestureCloud considers gesture and labour in physical and virtual conditions. Their installation RunTime is currently tours in the Biennial of the Moving Image 2015 in Beijing and Frankfurt. PointCloud: Crow Panel will be presented as an event at the... Read More →
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Azadeh Emadi

From the intersection between Western and Persian Islamic cultures, my research and practice examine the materiality of digital video and its potentialities in relation to real-life events and socio-political issues. I am interested in crossovers between classical Persian-Islamic art and philosophy and Western process philosophies; the relationship between minimal parts in digital media (e.g. pixels) and social units (e.g. individuals... Read More →
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Tatsuya Ishikawa

Tokyo University of the Arts
Video artist, programmer, and performer. Creating art performances and short films based on the theoretical background of mathematics and physics. Recent works include a performance using a kinect, a short film using cycloid curves, an application using an algorithm for the traveling salesman problem, etc. | Studying at Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan.
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Sarah Lahti

Associate Professor CACE, Zayed University
Fine Art | New Media
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Josephine Starrs

Artist, Sydney University
Dancing With Drones
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Laurel Terlesky

Laurel Terlesky is an interdisciplinary Canadian artist and educator. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in International Creative Practice from Transart Institute (New York / Berlin), accredited by Plymouth University (UK) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Victoria (Canada). Her works have been experienced across North America on screen — television, large-scale projection, and the internet — and in exhibitions... Read More →
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Suzi Webster

Artist
I am a contemporary artist whose work explores technology, being and the body. I create interdisciplinary sculptural pieces that investigate intersections between object and performance, fashion and computing, the body and its context, public and private, in a critical way. I'm fascinated by wearable technologies and how data and hardware architectures collide with the body. | | My work has been exhibited and published internationally in... Read More →
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Erik Zepka

Erik Zepka is a conceptual media artist and writer whose practice centers around a critical engagement with the products of science and technology. The computer forms a chief hub of this process. With a base at x-o-x-o-x.com, projects range from interactive code works, to audiovisual remixes, to conceptual projects incorporating this content. Embodiment, failure, performance, social media, biology and glitch are some of its recurring... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
Room 4210 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

12:00pm

MIMMiC: Artist Demo by Sammy Chien

On Main Gallery presents the debut of MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist talks. Please join us for an artist Demo by Sammy Chien with Paul Wong and Patrick Daggitt.

Exhibition of Wave Cycle by Paul Wong runs daily from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

We will premiere Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle created on MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas). We will also present three commissioned works-in-progress by Sammy Chien, Evann Siebens and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. 

We are proud to present MIMMiC to the world, a software and hardware platform that has been in development for three years, a collaboration from Paul Wong, Patrick Daggitt and On Main Gallery. MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas) is a software platform developed by Daggitt/Wong that uses 9 synchronized iPads. The software allows media to be displayed on a series of touchscreens with the ability of each module to react individually or as a group. Its main function is to disrupt media intelligently across multiple screens. Intuitive and exciting!

On exhibit will be Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle (2015), images and sounds of crashing water recorded on BC’s wild west coast. Participants are encouraged to touch the screens using 1 to 4 finger gestures: taps, strokes, and swipes to interact with the artwork.

We have commissioned interdisciplinary artists to further explore, expand and create new works using MIMMiC. These works-in-progress will be presented at ISEA2015.

Sammy Chien will be directing a new media performance inspired from I Ching, the ancient Chinese divination text known as the Book of Changes. Performers activate the screens, which in turn activates the performers. This is a reflection of the impact of the mediated experience upon contemporary society as well as situating this work within a specific cultural context in an audiovisual and performative format.




Presenters
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On Main Gallery

Artist Run Organization, On Main Gallery
On Main Gallery presents MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist’s demos that includes the premiere of Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle and three works-in-progress by Evann Siebens, Sammy Chien and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. These works have been commissioned using MIMMiC. | Sun – Tues Aug 16-18, Room 2345, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. | | MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas) is a... Read More →
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Paul Wong

Artistic Director, On Main Gallery
paulwongprojects.com | | On Main Gallery presents MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist’s demos that includes the premiere of Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle and three works-in-progress by Evann Siebens, Sammy Chien and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. These works have been commissioned using MIMMiC. | Sun – Tues Aug 16-18, Room 2345, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. | | MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular... Read More →



Monday August 17, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2340 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

1:00pm

Lunch Break
Today's Food Truck Selections!
  • Fliptop Philippine fusion,   11:30am - 3:30pm,   Next to Charles Bar 
  • Mama's Fish & Chips,   11:30am - 3:30pm,   Next to Charles Bar 
  • GF Sweet Treats Glutenfree Donuts,   11:30am - 3:30pm,   Outside the Atrium 
  • Mr. Tube Steak Hot Dogs,   11:30am - 3:30pm,   Outside the Atrium 
  • Coyote Express Organic Popsicles,   11:30am - 3:30pm,   Next to JJ Beans

Monday August 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

ISEA International Annual General Meeting
ISEA Annual General Meeting (AGM) Presentations by ISEA International, ISEA2015 Vancouver, ISEA2016 Hong Kong, ISEA2017 Manizales, Colombia and bidders for the ISEA2018 symposium. Snacks will be served. Peter Anders, Paul Catanese, Ian Clothier, Bonnie Michell & Wim van der Plas (ISEA Board), Sue Gollifer (ISEA HQ).

Monday August 17, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cinema, Room 3200 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

Soundwalk (wheelchair accessible)

Meeting place: under the photomural Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971 by Stan Douglas (look for the large15mx9m photograph of a street riot scene) in the Woodward’s courtyard.

Soundwalks are approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length. This exploration weaves through diverse soundscapes, both man-made and natural, inviting the listener to become immersed in the totality of the sonic environment, and to sensually imagine, respond to, and hear often overlooked social environments, communities and other urban places. The soundwalks take place rain or shine, please wear appropriate footwear and clothes for the weather.

On each of the days, one of two proposed soundwalks will be followed: One route drifts along an older neighborhood with hints of Vancouver's industrial past and attraction as a centre of leisure activities. The other will explore more recent urban developments that have led the way for the densification of the neighborhood where the redeveloped Woodward’s complex is now rooted. At the end of the soundwalk the participants will be led back to the starting place, adjacent to SFU Woodward’s.

If you can't join us you, can use these maps to take a self guided soundwalk (map).

N.B.: If entering SFU from the street address, please walk straight across the ground floor lobby and exit into the courtyard. The meeting point will be a few meters to your left.

This is a partner event with Vancouver New Music (VNM) who are dedicated to exploring and contextualizing new music and sonic art, through concert presentations, festival, community, and workshop events.


Presenters


Monday August 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • Curator Philippe Pasquier

2:00pm

[AT5] Artist Talk: Session 5
Kristin Stransky. common/myth; FabLinks
Patrick Lichty. Revivication of an (un)Dead Medium: Experiments in Slow Scan Television and the Open Source SSTV Art Archive
Benjamin Grosser. Privacy Through Visibility: Disrupting NSA Surveillance With Algorithmically Generated "Scary" Stories
Frederick Ostrenko. [HIVE] High-performance Interactive Visualization & Electroacoustics
Claudio Rivera-Seguel. Sonic/Reflection

Moderators
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Paul Sermon

Professor of Visual Communication, University of Brighton
Paul Sermon is Professor of Visual Communication at the University of Brighton, UK. He has developed a series of celebrated interactive telematic art installations that have received international acclaim. Paul was previously Professor of Creative Technology at the University of Salford and has worked for over twenty years as an active academic researcher and creative practitioner, primarily in the field of interactive media arts. | Having... Read More →

Presenters
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Ben Grosser

University of Illinois
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Frederick Ostrenko

Assistant Professor, LSU
Frederick “Derick” Ostrenko, is a media artist and Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University (LSU). He holds a joint-appointment in the Digital Art concentration at the School of Art and the Cultural Computing research group at the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT). Derick creates physical and virtual systems that examine the intersections of media, culture, and technology.
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Kristin Stransky

Kristin Stransky creates engaging and often playful artworks focused on social interaction, gender socialization and cultural expectations. Her artworks range from wearables and 3D printing to interactive art and installations. She is featured as a Westword “100 Colorado Creatives” and has participated in multiple interviews and articles. She has presented and moderated panels at New Media Caucus, ISEA 2011, and an artist’s talk at ISEA... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4390 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Panel 13] Pain, Art and Communication
In this panel current issues concerning pain, art and communication are addressed. Suggested Speakers are: Ståhl Stenslie, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, Stelarc (to be confirmed), Diane Gromola (to be confirmed), Volker Morawe (to be confirmed) 

In our media society and social networks we are asked to react and communicate permanently. While this can be inspiring and helps us to share, care and heal via networks, such communication can also lead to information overload, exhaustion and chronic bodily pain. In the age of electronic connectivity, how do we now experience pain? And how does it affect us? In this panel we artistically deal with the connection between communication, sensory affects, bodily experiences and artistic experiments exploring these fields.

Moderators
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Diane Gromala

Prof. & Canada Research Chair, Simon Fraser University
Diane Gromala is the Canada Research Chair in Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain and a Professor in SFU's (Simon Fraser University's) School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Her research works at the confluence of computer science, media art and design, and is focused on the cultural, visceral, and embodied implications of digital technologies, particularly in the realm of chronic pain. | Gromala was one of the artists in the... Read More →
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Christa Sommerer

Professor and Head of Interface Cultures Depatment at Art University in Linz Austria/Guest Professor at Aalborg Universi, Unversity of Art in Linz, Austria and Aalborg University, Denmark
Christa Sommerer is an internationally renowned media artist, researcher and pioneer of interactive art. Currently she is a professor and head of the department for Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. She is also a Obel Guest professor at Aalborg University, Denmark and at Guest Professor (Chaire International) together with Laurent Mignonneau at Université Paris 8 in Paris, France. Together with Laurent... Read More →
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Stahl Stenslie

Professor, Aalborg University
artist, curator and researcher in experimental media art a. His aesthetic focus is on that what challenges ordinary ways of perceiving the world. Through his practice he asks the questions we tend to avoid – or where the answers lie in the shadows of existence. Keywords of his practice are somaesthetics, unstable media, transgression and numinousness. The technological focus in his works is on the art of the recently possible – such as i... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
World Art, Room 2515 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Round Table 4] The Aesthetics of Erasure
In an era in which state surveillance is capable of capturing, storing, and analyzing all personal communications, and in which even the much-heralded ephemerality of photographic sharing applications such as Snapchat is revealed to be just another instance of deferred, secreted permanence, erasure seems all but impossible. Yet this is precisely what makes erasure a vitally necessary artistic, technological, and social practice. Erasure provides a point of departure from network culture, from the constraints of big data, the archive, and the cloud; through erasure, forgetting and disappearance become radical, profoundly productive and disruptive acts.

This panel seeks to theorize the aesthetics of erasure across various media, platforms, and contexts in the digital era. Bringing together artistic and critical contributors from the forthcoming Spring 2015 issue of Media-N, the journal of the New Media Caucus of the College Art Association, on the special topic of “The Aesthetics of Erasure,” and chaired by the issue’s Guest Co-Editor Paul Benzon, we aim to consider the stakes of erasure for digital art and culture through consideration of a range of questions: What does it mean to consider erasure as an artist’s mark, and how does it reshape the relations between making and unmaking? How do acts of erasure allow artists to harness and resist the possibilities and problems of the archive, of (self-) surveillance, of public and private, and of datafication? What do practices of digital erasure, and the absences they produce, tell us about the materiality of digital activity?

Moderators
avatar for Paul Benzon

Paul Benzon

I teach contemporary literature, media studies, and critical writing at Temple University. In my research, I explore how the material and formal extremities of textual artifacts reveal the cultural history of modern and contemporary media technology. My work has appeared in PMLA, electronic book review, and Narrative. I am currently at work on two projects: in Archival Fictions: Materiality, Form, and Media History in Contemporary Literature, I... Read More →
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Amaranth Borsuk

University of Washington Bothell
Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be... Read More →
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Nick Montfort

MIT & SfPC
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. His poetry books are #! and Riddle & Bind; he co-wrote 2×6 and 2002: A Palindrome Story. His more than fifty digital projects include the collaborations The Deletionist and Sea and Spar Between. The MIT Press has published five of his collaborative and individual books: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10... Read More →
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Sarah Sweeney

Associate Professor of Art, Skidmore College
Sarah Sweeney received her BA in Studio Art from Williams College and an MFA in Digital Media from Columbia University School of the Arts and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Skidmore College. Her digital and interactive work interrogates the relationship between photographic memory objects and physical memories, and is informed by both the study of memory science and the history of documentary technologies. Her work has appeared... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4310 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 16] Embodied Interaction and Dance
Greg Corness, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo and Kristin Carlson.Perceiving Physical Media Agents: Exploring Intention in a Robot Dance Partner [View Long Paper]

Megan Beckwith and Kim Vincs. Parallax: Dancing the Digital Space [View Long Paper]

Moderators
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John Toenjes

Associate Professor, Music Director, Department of Dance, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dance and Computer Technology, Music for Concert Dance

Presenters
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Megan Beckwith

PhD Student/Research Assistant, Deakin University
Megan combines live performance & multi-media to develop works that explore the relationship between the physical & virtual. She investigates this relationship by combining contemporary dance and 3D animation in a choreographic process that layers one over the other, re-working the human figure into new forms that both fascinate and horrify. Reviewing her 2013 work ‘Parallax’ in The Age, Chloe Smethurst described Beckwith as a... Read More →
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Kristin Carlson

Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Kristin Carlson is an Assistant Professor at Illinois State University's Arts Technology Program. She is also a PhD Candidate in the School for Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University studying with Dr. Thecla Schiphorst and Dr. Philippe Pasquier. Kristin is interested in the role computation can play in further understanding creative process in choreography, art and design. Her background in dance, somatics and technical... Read More →
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Greg Corness

Assistant Professor, Columbia College Chicago
Greg Corness is an Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago working with embodied interaction in media environments. His background in music, theatre and dance provides the basis for his research which focus on interdisciplinary improvisation, distributed cognition in performance, and methodologies for researching experience in performance. He is particularly interested in investigating performer’s intuition during improvisation and... Read More →
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Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Interactive Artist/Designer/Researcher
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Kim Vincs

Director, Deakin Motion.Lab
I direct the Deakin Motion.Lab, in Melbourne, Australia. Motion.Lab is a movement, art and technology research centre working across the intersections between movement practice and technologies such as motion capture, AR, VR, haptics and robotics. | | I am a choreographer and interactive artist, and a Professor at Deakin University.


Monday August 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4525 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 21] Bio-Art II
Diego S. Maranan and Angelo Vermeulen. When Ideas Migrate: A Postcolonial Perspective on Biomodd [LBA2] [View Long Paper]

Clarissa Ribeiro. Owner of a Lonely Heart: (Danio rerio) Embryonic Heartbeats [View Short Paper]

Melentie Pandilovski. Toxicity at the Equidistance of Biotechnology and Biopolitics [View Short Paper]

Moderators
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Tyler Fox

Studio Director, IMD, University of Washington | Bothell
Tyler Fox is an artist, researcher and educator interested in posthumanism, relational ontology, process philosophy, assemblage, nonhumans, emergence, technology…and more. His work focuses on creating shared experiences between humans and nonhumans. He received his PhD from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University and an MFA in Intermedia from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. He holds... Read More →

Presenters
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Diego S. Maranan

PhD student / Lecturer, CogNovo, Plymouth University / University of the Philippines
www.diegomaranan.com
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Melentie Pandilovski

Director, Video Pool Media Art Centre
I am a media art theorist/historian, curator, and critic. I work as Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. I have curated more than 150 exhibitions and organized numerous symposia, conferences, and workshops, in Europe, Australia, and Canada, such as: “SEAFair” (Skopje Electronic Art Fair) in the period 1997 – 2011; "Toxicity" in 2013-14, and “Marshall McLuhan & Vilém Flusser Communication & Aesthetics Theories... Read More →
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Clarissa Ribeiro

Professor, senac sao paulo
I’m a media artist and researcher, currently a professor of Experimental Practices in Architecture at SENAC Sao Paulo, Brazil, after living in Shanghai, collaborating with Roy Ascott Studio seminal team as an Associate Professor for the BA in Technoetic Arts. Recently, I was awarded a Fulbright grant in Arts, and was living in Los Angeles, California, as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar, connected to the UCLA Art| Sci Center and Lab. By the time... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Studio D, Room 2270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 27] MetaCreators: The Generative Artists
Arne Eigenfeldt. A Composer’s Search for Creativity Within Computational Style Modeling [View Long Paper]

Francesca Franco. Disruptive Systems and Organizing Principles in Generative Art: Two cases (1980-ongoing) by British artist Ernest Edmonds. [View Long Paper]

Jessica Rodríguez and Rolando Rodríguez. LiveCode Readings: Algorithms viewed as text. [View Short Paper]

Christiane Paul. From Immateriality to Neomateriality: Art and the Conditions of Digital Materiality [View Short Paper]

Moderators
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Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →

Presenters
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Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music and technology at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, is a co-director of the Metacreation Lab, and is a founding partner of Metacreative Technologies... Read More →
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Christiane Paul

Associate Prof | Associate Dean, The New School, School of Media Studies
Christiane Paul is Associate Prof. and Associate Dean at the School of Media Studies, The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her recent books are A Companion to Digital Art (forthcoming Blackwell-Wiley); Digital Art (Thames and Hudson, 3rd revised edition, 2015) Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011; Chinese edition, 2012), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and... Read More →
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Jessica Rodriguez

Co-founder, Andamio
I am studying my Master in Art/computer music and I've been working as a Designer in CMMAS (Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts -www.cmmas.org) for the past 3 years. I like to mix sound an visual concepts to work with video in real time. Me and my dad founded Andamio (that is a collaboration group) in 2012 and, since then, We have worked with others producers creating workshops, videos, performances, all of then produced under digital... Read More →
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Rolando Guitar Rodriguez

Co.founder, Andamio
I do really love to write and generate projects as well as teaching. Rigth now I am studing my Master in Contemporary Art and working in different projects about the intrinsic connection between image and body.


Monday August 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 40] Theory and Critique
Kevin Hamilton and Katja Kwastek. Slow Media Art - Seeing Through Speed in Critiques of Modernity [View Long Paper]

Ko-Chiu Wu, Saiau-Yue Tsau and Yu-Chun Lin. Floating Identities:Me, Her and Us – An Interactive Site-Specific Art Installation Based on Adler’s Inferiority Complex to Conclude the De-tachment and Reform of Modern Females  [View Long Paper]

Eileen Skyers. On Internet Art: A Critique of the Imperceptible Interface  [View Short Paper]

Sophie-Carolin Wagner. Change: The aporia of conservation and subversion  [View Short Paper] 

Moderators
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Sarah Fdili Alaoui

University, SIAT
http://saralaoui.com/

Presenters
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Kevin Hamilton

Associate Director, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
STS, Telepresence, Infrastructure Studies, Slowness, Aesthetics, Nuclear Film | Media-N, the Journal of the New Media Caucus
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Sophie-Carolin Wagner

Sophie-Carolin Wagner investigates the epistemological consequences for communicational processes in functionally differentiated systems, i.e. the effects on the asserted division between a system and its environment, and the contingent nature of decision-making due to increasing levels of complexity and concomitant limits of probability. | | She further focuses on how New Media transforms society and individual and serves as a prosthesis to... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4945 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 41] Navigating Communities and Data
Claire Hentschker and Ali Momeni. Statuevision: A participatory, collaborative, cross-generational, urban intervention with public monuments as primary content [View Long Paper]

Giselle Beiguelman. Corrupted Memories: Aesthetics of Digital Ruins And The New Art Museums [View Long Paper]

Moderators
Presenters
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Giselle Beiguelman

Professor, University of Sao Paulo


Monday August 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 4320 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

2:00pm

[Session 5] Intangible Heritage
Jacek Smolicki. De-totalizing capture: on personal recording and archiving practices