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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
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!

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Emilio Vavarella

Emilio Vavarella

Harvard University
Emilio Vavarella is an artist whose work merges interdisciplinary art practice and theoretical research and is centered around the study of the relationship between humans and technological power. His art practice presents a combination of using new technologies with alternative (non-productive... 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

9:30am

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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... 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's computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, and The Truelist, the first in the new Using Electricity series from Counterpath. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist, Sea and Spar Between... 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... 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)

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... 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

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... 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... 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

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Emilio Vavarella

Harvard University
Emilio Vavarella is an artist whose work merges interdisciplinary art practice and theoretical research and is centered around the study of the relationship between humans and technological power. His art practice presents a combination of using new technologies with alternative (non-productive... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.
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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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Motoki Ohkubo

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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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

9:30am

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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's computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, and The Truelist, the first in the new Using Electricity series from Counterpath. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist, Sea and Spar Between... 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... 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)

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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

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

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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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Karla Brunet

UFBA
www.karlabru.net www.ecoarte.info www.dorkbotssa.org www.errante.com.br
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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Joseph Delappe

Professor of Art, University of Nevada, Reno
Cowardly Drones, rubber stamp currency interventions and Kill Box.
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Eylul Dogruel

Independent Artist
Eylul Dogruel is an independent artist from Istanbul, Turkey. Her work focuses on the interaction between materials and and their style elements and features a wide variety of materials including code, photography, video, animation, pen and paper, and acrylic and canvas. Eylul favors... Read More →
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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.
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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... Read More →
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Daniel Jolliffe

Person, Artist
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Amelia Marzec

Artist, Artist
Amelia Marzec is an American artist focused on rebuilding local communications infrastructure to prepare for an uncertain future. Her work has been exhibited at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, MIT, the ONCE Foundation Contemporary Art Biennial in Madrid, and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She has... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Emilio Vavarella

Harvard University
Emilio Vavarella is an artist whose work merges interdisciplinary art practice and theoretical research and is centered around the study of the relationship between humans and technological power. His art practice presents a combination of using new technologies with alternative (non-productive... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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

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

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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's computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, and The Truelist, the first in the new Using Electricity series from Counterpath. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist, Sea and Spar Between... 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... 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

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
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... Read More →
avatar for Evann Siebens

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... 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... 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)

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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

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
avatar for Caroline Langill

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... Read More →
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Lizzie Muller

Director, Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership, UNSW

Presenters
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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Lizzie Muller

Director, Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership, UNSW



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... 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... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Tobias Klein

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... 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... Read More →
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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

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
avatar for Alexis Langevin-Tétrault

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... 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
 

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Emilio Vavarella

Harvard University
Emilio Vavarella is an artist whose work merges interdisciplinary art practice and theoretical research and is centered around the study of the relationship between humans and technological power. His art practice presents a combination of using new technologies with alternative (non-productive... 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
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... 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... 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
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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's computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, and The Truelist, the first in the new Using Electricity series from Counterpath. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist, Sea and Spar Between... 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... 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

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... 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... 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)

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

5:00pm

Opening Reception for SFU Artists

Please join us to celebrate the opening of installations, video and sound works as well as New Text: Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create both located at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts for ISEA2015.

Sound artists:

Paul Thomas & 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.

Video 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, 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, Maryna Dykukha, Anne Morgan Spalter, Jim Punk, Toru Izumida, Wickerman & Lomax, Sarah Keeling & Claire Gustavson, and Yuk-Yiu Ip.

Installation Artists : 

Patrick Harrop,  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, Sammy Chien, Evann Siebens, Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace, 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, Joseph Delappe, Ian Haig, Matt Roberts & Terri Witek, Jessica Thompson, Owen Roberts, Katherine Bennett, Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, Adrian Pijoan, Tina Pearson, Pauline Oliveros aka Free Noyes, Andreas Müller aka Bingo Onomatopoeia, Brenda Hutchinson aka Groucho Parx, Norman Lowrey aka North Zipper, Viv Corringham aka Zonzo Spyker, Chris Wittkowsky aka Paco Mariani, Bjorn Eriksson aka Miulew Takahe, Max D. Well aka Maxxo Klaar, Frieda Kuterna aka Frieda Korda, and Leif Inge aka Gumnosophistai Nurmi, Steven A. Bjornson

New Text: Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create 

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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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... 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... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles Bar 136 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5A7
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

5:00pm

SFUW Artist Cocktails at the Charles Bar - hosted by Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

Join us for an opportunity to gather across the street from the conference venue at the Charles Bar to enjoy food and cocktails. The 14 large screen televisions at the Charles that are normally used to show MMA competitions have been appropriated by Artistic Directors Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy to become sites for experimental digital art by ISEA artists.


Sound artists:

Paul Thomas & 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.

 




Monday August 17, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles Bar 136 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5A7
  • Curator Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy

6:00pm

Western Front Site Visit

Join us for cocktails and a tour of Western Front’s facilities and a chance to mingle with local artists and curators. The visit includes a salon style installation of work from the Western Front archive and a preview of work in progress for disklavier piano by composer Remy Siu, Foxconn Frequency (no.2) - for single visibly Chinese performer. Curated by DB Boyko and Allison Collins.



Moderators
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Allison Collins

Curator, Media Arts, Western Front
Established in 1973 the Western Front is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music. We produce and present visual art, exhibitions, new music concerts and workshops, media-art residencies, performance art and other artist driven initiatives. The... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Western Front 303 8 AVE E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1

7:00pm

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... 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... Read More →



Monday August 17, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fur Vault (enter off alley) 5 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G2

7:00pm

ARCTICNOISE
Come to the grunt gallery for the opening of 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, on-site research obtained from a trip to Igloolik, and other ethnographic material. Curated by Britt Gallpen and Yasmin Nurming-Por.

This exhibition runs from August 5 to 22 and is presented in collaboration with Ethnographic Terminalia and the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA). We are excited to co-present an exhibition, panel, workshop and a performance for ARCTICNOISE.

EXHIBITION INFO:

ARCTICNOISE is a media installation by Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo) 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 Idea of the North”, Inutiq will appropriate Gould’s piece as a musical score, paired with new voices and imagery to produce a layered and multi-vocal work.

The project folds into Inutiq’s larger practice of his alter-ego, madeskimo, that draws on the use of instruments, and digital and analogue synthesizers, as well as the remixing and processing of samples from a large variety of sources— including traditional Inuit, Aboriginal, modern electronic and urban music—in order to create an experimental platform.

At its crux, ARCTICNOISE intends to initiate conversations between various communities, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and to provoke thoughtful exchange about the roles of Inuit orality and materiality in a post-colonial space within the context of new media artwork. New media, with its appropriative and collage-like nature, is employed as a specific strategy to foster a multi-vocal and multi-generational approach to these sensitive issues.

A curatorial essay written by Yasmin Nurming-Por and Britt Gallpen will be available at the exhibition. This essay will also be included in a forthcoming publication for ARCTICNOISE.

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ARCTICNOISE: Related Programming –

Aug 15: WORKSHOP | Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art @VIVO:
https://www.facebook.com/events/691121607686882/

Aug 15: PERFORMANCE | Geronimo Inutiq at FUSE/DISTURBANCE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1462623120725769/

Aug 19: PANEL | ARCTICNOISE: DIALOGUES:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1615533645402945/ 

Moderators
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Britt Gallpen

Independent Curator
Britt Gallpen is a writer and curator based in Toronto, Canada. She is currently the co-curator of iNuit Blanche, an all-night, city-wide circumpolar art project scheduled for 2016. Her current research considers the shifting landscape of Canadian practice alongside the legacies of... Read More →
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Yasmin Nurming-Por

Independent Curator
http://www.arcticnoiseproject.com/

Presenters


Monday August 17, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
grunt gallery 350 E 2nd Ave #116, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8

7:00pm

CIRCUIT

On Monday August 17 openings will take place concurrently so that ISEA2015 attendees can visit them all. Most are walking distance or a short cab. Please consult the map for details about distances between galleries. The openings are: 

 

Western Front Site Visit, Western Front, 303 8th Avenue East  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Maraya, by M. Simon Levin, Henry Tsang and Glen Lowry, 221A, 221 East Georgia Street (7:00pm - 10:00pm ) 

Toggle, by neverhitsend, 221A, 221 East Georgia Street (7:00pm - 10:00pm ) 

ARCTICNOISE by Geronimo Inutiq, grunt gallery, 350 East 2nd Ave #116 (7:00pm - 9:00pm ) 

ALL IS NOW FROM HERE ON, by Khan Lee and Holyhum, Fur Vault (enter off alley) 5 West 4th Avenue (7:00pm - 10:00pm ) 

The Ostrich Effect, by David Cotterall, Fur Vault (enter off alley) 5 West 4th Avenue (7:00pm - 10:00pm ) 


Monday August 17, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

Maraya: Sisyphean Cart Toggle
Join us for an opening at 221A, which will present two projects at ISEA. Toggle, by neverhitsend, is a customized browser plug-in that allows users to modify or overwrite any website. Maraya: Sisyphean Cart is an exhibition and performance work by Vancouver-based media artists M. Simon Levin and Henry Tsang and cultural theorist/writer Glen Lowry. Curated by Brian McBay.


Monday August 17, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
221A 221 E Georgia St, Vancouver

7:00pm

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... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fur Vault (enter off alley) 5 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G2

8:00pm

Musical Metacreation Concert
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: ISEA Registrants.
Musical metacreation (MuMe) is an emerging term describing the body of research concerned with the automation of any or all aspects of musical creativity. It looks to bring together and build upon existing academic fields such as algorithmic composition, generative music, machine musicianship and live algorithms. Metacreation involves using tools and techniques from artificial intelligence, artificial life, and machine learning, themselves often inspired by cognitive and life sciences. MuMe suggests exciting new opportunities for creative music making: discovery and exploration of novel musical styles and content, collaboration between human performers and creative software partners, and design of systems in gaming, entertainment and other experiences that dynamically generate or modify music.

This evening’s concert will feature five very different MuMe systems that interact with humans in very different ways. Some systems will listen to a performer and attempt to learn what is going on musically, and make performance decisions based upon this knowledge. Other systems will compose music on the spot – using rules defined by the designer, or learned from musical examples provided prior to the concert – to which the performer must react.

Curated by Oliver Bown, Arne Eigenfeldt and Philippe Pasquier

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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Presenters

Monday August 17, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Studio T, Room 2240 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Philippe Pasquier, Oliver Brown and Arne Eigenfeldt

10:00pm

AV Disruption
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AV Disruption brings together a program of audio, and audio video performances that best exemplify what it means to bridge research and practice. The four performances are solidly grounded into academic research, be it in computer music, or in generative and interactive systems. Instead of simply using the current software available to produce audio-video pieces, the artists in this program have developed custom made software to craft unique audiovisual systems and instruments that result in unique experiences.

Artists included in this program:


Babil-on (2013) by Greg Beller
Babil-on is a performance of augmented musical theater which describes metaphorically the fate of the speech. Of a birth marked by the enjoyment of the phonation and by the purity of the vowel, the babbling gets excited in hiccup, then in crisis to laugh. An accident occurs then: the irruption of a consonant. By contagion, the voice complicates little by little in the sketch of a pre-language. Then, the semantic sense bursts as a new disruptive phenomenon. It drives the speech in a continuous stream of linguistic actions, which will eventually impoverish the vocal material by exhaustion. It is the fall of Babylon. The word is exhausted only a pure singing will allow us a return in the original breath. Watch Babil-on

Vex (2013) by Chris Vik and Brad Hammond
Vex is broken geometry. You can hear it screech and groan as it undulates under pressure, until the moment it snaps and explodes into a furious and broken, but perfectly synchronised dance of both sound and form. A behavioral computation model directs Vex’s geometric movements, which in turn conducts its granular soundtrack. Vex never repeats itself. Its visual and sonic contours tightly follow a seemingly natural pattern of movement, randomly disrupted by the broken algorithms that drive it.  Vex takes you on a journey between the ambient and the violent. Listen to Cybogensis

OnNextCount (2015) by Christopher Anderson
OnNextCount uses a generative music system to directly relate to compositional gestures of the author playing Trombone in the frame of structured improvisation. The piece is exploring alternative ways to engage in electronic music performance and representation. Both the improvisatorial and generative elements used within this performance are in dialogue with trying to better understand a thematic aspect of human and machine autonomy, and the aesthetics of disruption and the ephemeral. Algorithmic is performed using Ableton Live software. However, unlike many electronic music performances that also use this software to play pre-recorded material, this piece uses an embedded Max for Live system to generated new musical material and signal-processed gestures. This is also an attempt to move away from using fixed-media in live electronic music by allowing a computationally assistive system to disrupt the performer’s autonomy by also generating new MIDI melodies and rhythms based on a corpus of the composer’s own musical ideas. Watch Transom


Transmissions [v.2] (2014) by UVB 76  a.k.a Gaëtan Bizien and Tioma Tchoulanov
Transmissions [v.2] is an audiovisual performance that explores the place of electronic interfaces in our society. Many broadcast media are explored, remixed, repurposed, disrupted: television, computer screens, monitors, GPS, drones, satellite views... The overall design integrates the visual and noise disturbances from these technologies in order to produce a visual experience were the degenerative alterations are fully part of the creative process. These aesthetic choices allow the audience to consider unpredictable and disruptive elements as tools of expression evoking dystopia. Examples of previous work teaser by UVB 76

Curated by Philippe Pasquier, Metacreation Lab, Canada
 


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... Read More →

Presenters
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UVB 76

UVB 76 est une formation pluridisciplinaire constituée de Gaëtan Bizien et Tioma Tchoulanov.
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Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson is a multi-disciplinary musician and artist investigating alternative approaches to compositional and performance models using generative and computationally assistive systems. His recent compositions for electronics and trombone explore embedded generative processes... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Chris Vik

I'm a media artist and creative developer. I work a lot in Max and MaxForLive; primarily with motion capture devices (Kinect, Leap Motion) and interactive music systems.



Monday August 17, 2015 10:00pm - Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:00am
Wong Theatre Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Philippe Pasquier
 
Tuesday, August 18
 

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Emilio Vavarella

Harvard University
Emilio Vavarella is an artist whose work merges interdisciplinary art practice and theoretical research and is centered around the study of the relationship between humans and technological power. His art practice presents a combination of using new technologies with alternative (non-productive... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 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... 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... Read More →

Tuesday August 18, 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 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
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 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... 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... 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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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 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

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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's computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, and The Truelist, the first in the new Using Electricity series from Counterpath. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist, Sea and Spar Between... 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... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 2205 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

10:30am

MIMMiC: Artist Talk by Adam Myhill and Christine Wallace
On Main Gallery presents the debut of MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist talks in Room 2345, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 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.

Adam Myhill and Christine Wallace are collaborating to produce an interactive sculpture that incorporates touch-screens and the human form. Cinematically composed shots of Wallace, an award-winning female bodybuilder, will test our conceptions of touch, consent, gender, and strength.

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



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... 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... Read More →



Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 2340 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

12:00pm

Plink Blink

Plink Blink is an interactive art installation that allows three participants to make collaborative music by blinking their eyes. Human beings can blink voluntarily and involuntarily but generally they do not think about blinking. Blinking goes unnoticed because it is silent, but it is also rhythmic. In this work blinking becomes an input for sound generation.

 

Ozge Samanci has an extensive background in comics and media arts. Her art installations have been exhibited in numerous venues internationally. Her autobiographical graphic novel Dare to Disappoint will be released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in November 2015. Samanci is a member of Northwestern University's radio/television/film faculty. Blacki Migliozzi holds an MS degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Georgia Tech with a background in Discrete Math & Nano-Materials. He makes biologically inspired digital artifacts. Daniel Sabio is a musician and studied Computational Media at Georgia Tech. He has worked for Fortune 500-funded startups, major universities, non-profits and social entrepreneurs. 


Presenters

Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cinema, Room 3200 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

1:00pm

Octophonic Soundscape Compositions

This is an octophonic concert of soundscape compositions by Vancouver composers, presented in an 8-channel surround-sound format. SFU is the home the World Soundscape Project, founded in the early 1970s by R. Murray Schafer, and its audio documentation practices have created some of the materials heard in these works. For instance, Barry Truax’s Pacific Fanfare includes several Vancouver soundmarks from the 1970s and recently, heard both in their original state, and digitally resonated and time-stretched so they can "resonate" in our own memories. In Ben Wilson’s Sediment, layering plays a key role as it does within sedimentary formations, heard as descending (or ascending) through a rock formation, passing through each level of strata. Maureen Liang’s No Destination is about a melancholy individual openly sharing her emotions with Siri — the virtual assistant on her mobile device. Hildegard Westerkamp’s Into the Labyrinth is a sonic journey into India's culture on the edge between dream and reality, similar to how many visitors experience this country. Yves Candau constructs a magical and delicate soundscape within an imaginary forest, and Truax’s Earth and Steel takes the listener back to a time when large steel ships were built in enclosed slips, and rich metallic resonances rang out.

 

Program

Barry Truax                           Pacific Fanfare (1996), 8 soundtracks, 3’

Ben Wilson                           Sediment (2003), 8 soundtracks, 8:20

Maureen Liang                  No Destination (2014), 8 soundtracks, 7’

Hildegard Westerkamp         Into the Labyrinth (2000), 8 soundtracks, 15’

Yves Candau                  Silva Incognita (2015), 8 soundtracks, 10:40

Barry Truax                           Earth and Steel (2013), 8 soundtracks, 11’


Presenters
avatar for Hildegard Westerkamp

Hildegard Westerkamp

Hildegard Westerkamp has lectured on topics of listening, environmental sound and acoustic ecology and has conducted soundscape workshops internationally. By focusing the ears’ attention to details in the acoustic environment, her compositional work draws attention to the act of... Read More →



Tuesday August 18, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Studio T, Room 2240 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

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... 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... Read More →



Tuesday August 18, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fur Vault (enter off alley) 5 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G2

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... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fur Vault (enter off alley) 5 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G2

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


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA
  • Curator Philippe Pasquier

3:30pm

Artist Demo: MNEMODRONE

Join us for an artist demo featuring MNEMODRONE a transmedia memory-collecting drone project by artists Emilio Vavarella and Daniel Belquer. The work investigates social and philosophical issues of coexistence between humans and artificial intelligent agents. In the third installment of the MNEMODRONE series, the public will have the opportunity to contribute a memory to the drone's archive. All the memories shared by the public at ISEA2015 will be analyzed and used to create an evolving artificial intelligence that includes a primordial drone language.

 


Presenters
avatar for Emilio Vavarella

Emilio Vavarella

Harvard University
Emilio Vavarella is an artist whose work merges interdisciplinary art practice and theoretical research and is centered around the study of the relationship between humans and technological power. His art practice presents a combination of using new technologies with alternative (non-productive... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 4210 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

3:30pm

Artist Demo: Second Livestock

Join us for an artist demo featuring Austin Stewart's Second Livestock. Second Livestock is a virtual reality world for battery-farmed chickens.  By performing a straight-faced parody of virtual reality platform Second Life, the project attracts non-traditional art audiences to a conversation about the consequences of people choosing to spend more of their lives in virtual spaces, and questions the differences between how we treat animals and how we treat ourselves. 

 

 


Presenters
avatar for Austin Stewart

Austin Stewart

CEO, Second Livestock


Tuesday August 18, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 4210 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

4:00pm

Information Erupts into Perception

This program comprises two parts, a screening of short works and a live performance. These works identify patterns of information that lie below visible and audible thresholds and bring them into perception. Drawn largely but not entirely from the Arab world, the films, videos, video database (CAMP), and live cinema performance (VJ Um Amel) are all alert to seemingly random patterns that, when organized into information, can be rendered audiovisually. Moiré patterns, shadow puppets, analog video decay, surveillance technology, and other media collect and give shape to disavowed histories and the voices of the earth. In some cases these acts of translation permit a heightened political analysis. In others, they unfold histories, places, and events from dry data into the sensory responses of the viewer. Laila Shereen Sakr, aka VJ Um Amel, is known for her founding and ongoing work with the R-Shief project that uses social media extraction and data analysis of contemporary global struggles, people’s movements and national crises (using Egypt and the US as her targets) to study our communications over such crises as the recent war in Gaza and the Ferguson protest, and what they say about us. R-Shief issues a global call for participants to view, study, and use its unique and colossal archive – as a form of counter-surveillance. Shereen Sakr will talk about these ideas and more, preceding her performance.

Artists: Basma Alsharif, CAMP (Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran), Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt), Nicky Hamlyn, Cao Fei, Ahmed Kamel, Mounir Fatmi, Naz Shahrokh, VJ Um Amel (Laila Shereen Sakr)

Curated by Samirah Alkassim and Laura U. Marks


Moderators
SA

Samirah Alkassim

Samirah Alkassim is an independent documentary filmmaker and film educator with many years experience living and working in the MIddle East. She has over 12 years experience teaching film production and studies in Singapore, Cairo, Jordan, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Formerly... Read More →
LM

Laura Marks

Laura U. Marks is a scholar, theorist, and programmer of independent and experimental media arts. She works on the media arts of the Arab world, intercultural perspectives on new media art, and philosophical approaches to materiality and information culture. Her most recent books... Read More →

Presenters
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VJ Um Amel

UC Santa Barbara
Laila Shereen Sakr is a digital media theorist and artist working in computational art, live cinema, data visualization, and media activism. She is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her work uses media analytics, visualization, and immersive storytelling... Read More →
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Naz Shahrokh

Assistant Professor, Zayed University



Tuesday August 18, 2015 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Cinema, Room 3200 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Samirah Alkassim and Laura U. Marks

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: Alexandre Burton & Julien Roy (artificiel.org), Nicolas Bernier, Maotik & Metametric, Herman Kolgen




Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:00pm - Wednesday August 19, 2015 1:00am
Wong Theatre Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • Curator Alain Mongeau
 
Wednesday, August 19
 

6:30pm

(Panel Discussion) ARCTICNOISE: Dialogues
Join us for an event that includes an artist talk by Geronimo Inutiq, a discussion of the curatorial process by Britt Gallpen and Yasmin Nurming-Por, and a presentation by Christine Lalonde, Associate Curator, Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada. These will be followed by responses from two local respondents (TBC).

ABOUT ARCTICNOISE:

ARCTICNOISE is a media installation by Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo) 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 Idea of the North”, Inutiq will appropriate Gould’s piece as a musical score, paired with new voices and imagery to produce a layered and multi-vocal work.

At its crux, ARCTICNOISE intends to initiate conversations between various communities, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and to provoke thoughtful exchange about the roles of Inuit orality and materiality in a post-colonial space within the context of new media artwork. New media, with its appropriative and collage-like nature, is employed as a specific strategy to foster a multi-vocal and multi-generational approach to these sensitive issues.
ARCTICNOISE is presented in collaboration with Ethnographic Terminalia and the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA). Click below for event info on additional programming.

ARCTICNOISE: Related Programming –

Aug 15: WORKSHOP | Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art @VIVO –
https://www.facebook.com/events/691121607686882/

Aug 15: PERFORMANCE | Geronimo Inutiq at FUSE/DISTURBANCE (Aug 15) –
https://www.facebook.com/events/1462623120725769/

Aug 5–22: EXHIBITION | ARCTIC NOISE @grunt gallery –
https://www.facebook.com/events/1451774958462409/

Links: 
http://grunt.ca/exhibitions/arctic-noise/
http://www.arcticnoiseproject.com/

Moderators
BG

Britt Gallpen

Independent Curator
Britt Gallpen is a writer and curator based in Toronto, Canada. She is currently the co-curator of iNuit Blanche, an all-night, city-wide circumpolar art project scheduled for 2016. Her current research considers the shifting landscape of Canadian practice alongside the legacies of... Read More →
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Yasmin Nurming-Por

Independent Curator
http://www.arcticnoiseproject.com/

Presenters


Wednesday August 19, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Native Education College 285 E 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1H2