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Saturday, August 15
 

1:30pm

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

Presenters
avatar for Arne Eigenfeldt

Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music... Read More →
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Gregory Taylor

Cycling '74


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

1:30pm

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

Presenters
avatar for Arne Eigenfeldt

Arne Eigenfeldt

Professor, Music and Technology, Simon Fraser University|Vancouver|BC|Canada
Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, and is an active software designer. His music has been performed throughout the world, and his research in intelligent music systems has been published and presented in international conferences. He teaches music... Read More →
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Gregory Taylor

Cycling '74


Saturday August 15, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 4350 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
 
Sunday, August 16
 

8:00pm

Charleson Park Soundwalk

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

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

 

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


Presenters


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

8:00pm

Oscillations: Art and Sound Walks

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

Event Schedule: 

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

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

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


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

 Transportation http://www.translink.ca/

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

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

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

Participating LocoMotoArt Artists: 

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

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

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

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

PDF program for downloadable below


Presenters
avatar for Laura Lee Coles

Laura Lee Coles

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



Sunday August 16, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
TBA
  • Curator Giorgio Magnanensi and Laura Lee Coles
 
Monday, August 17
 

7:00am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Jim Bizzocchi

Jim Bizzocchi

Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
Jim Bizzocchi is a filmmaker currently working in video art and installation. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University.  His research interests include the aesthetics and design of the moving image, interactive narrative... Read More →
avatar for Justine Bizzocchi

Justine Bizzocchi

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

Miles Thorogood

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



Monday August 17, 2015 7:00am - Saturday August 22, 2015 11:00pm
Emily Carr University of Art + Design 1399 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
 
Wednesday, August 19
 

5:00pm

IN IT: A Virtual Reality Showcase

In It is Virtual Reality showcase co-sponsored by Emily Carry University and Immersive Media and will be held in the University’s Concourse Gallery from the 19th to the 23rd of August at 1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island in Vancouver.  This week long showcase highlights the work of local and international artist practitioners who are working and creating in the virtual. The presentation is a conglomeration of works that act as a great introduction to the VR space. The showcase is co-located with ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art), and coincides with several other VR events on Granville Island. This event is the defacto closing reception of ISEA so come and join us for refreshments and VR. Wine will be provided by Tantalus Vineyards, beer provided by Red Truck and sushi provided by Carp Bento and Sushi.

 

A reception will be held on Wednesday, August 19th from 5-9 pm. Cash bar. There will be a food trucks outside the venue. 

Credits: S3D Research Team: Dr. Maria Lantin, Sean Arden, Alan Goldman, Denise Quesnel

Participants:

Randal Kleiser Productions & IM360

Defrost-

DEFROST takes place in the year 2045, when liquid nitrogen is now commonly used to freeze patients until remedies for their illnesses are developed. The film follows the experience of Joan Garrison as she wakes up from her frozen state after thirty years. She reunites with her family, but the reunion is bittersweet, as the passage of time has caused her loved ones to become strangers. The short was filmed in 360°, allowing audience members to witness the story directly from Joan’s perspective. The result is an intimate and immersive experience. 

Felix and Paul:

Herders-

Herders is a cinematic virtual reality observational journey that bears witness to the lives of nomadic yak herders in Mongolia. First screened at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

2015 Hot Docs.

 

National Film Board:

A Way to Go

Way to Go is a walk in the woods. An astonishing interactive experience, a restless panorama, a mixture of hand-made animation, 360˚ video capture, music and dreaming and code. Created by Vincent Morisset, Philippe Lambert, Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit & Caroline Robert (AATOAA). Produced by the NFB & France TV.

 

Cardboard Car Crash -

In a world of artificial intelligence and self-driving cars, who determines the ethics algorithm to handle emergency situations? In this VR vignette, the user is slowed down to bullet-time, becoming the computer, and forced to confront difficult decisions where there is plenty of data, but no easy answer. Created by Vincent McCurley.

 

Moving Stories:

worlds -
 
The project worlds is a real-time networked augmented and virtual reality performance that explores the multiple and simultaneous experience of our collective and individual inner and outer, past and present, and physical and imaginary worlds. Bringing together 3 unique performance venues across 2 canadian cities, including the ECUAD lobby gallery the ECUAD IDS mocap studio in Vancouver and the CRIM motion capture studio in Montreal, worlds is a collaborative endeavor under the umbrella of the SSHRC funded movingstories research project and the CANARIE funded m+m: movement + meaning middleware software development initiative.  worlds is part of a live networked collaborative VR performance showcase and will take place during the opening reception, beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, August 19th 2015. worlds has been created in partnership with the S3D Research Centre at Emily Carr University and Pepper's Ghost New Media Arts Collective.
 
Creators: Athomas Goldberg, Thecla Schiphorst, Maria Lantin and Tom Landry; Composer: Stefan Smulovitz; Performers: Yves Candeau, Brittany Gee, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Shannon Cuykendall, Caroline Barrierre. We are grateful to the software and technical development work by Dhruv Adhia and Norm Jaffe (m+m; h+technologies) and Tom Landry (Research Director: CRIM) as well as Sean Arden and Rick Overington (ECUAD).

Please note: the worlds performance begins in Concourse Gallery from 5:00-5:30 pm and is open to all reception participants.  The worlds MoCap Studio portion audience is by invitation only.

 

Dryft Digital:

Beer With a Bear -

Sit down for a picnic in sunny Montana with Brutus the grizzly bear and his human companion, Casey Anderson, in this quirky VR short film by San Diego/Calgary based production house Dryft Digital.

 

Cloudhead Games:

The Gallery: Six Elements -

The Gallery: Six Elements, is a rich narrative, fantasy exploration game inspired by dark 80's

fantasy movies and the Myst video game series. Experience the HTC Vive VR hardware in our sandbox style demo. Cloudhead Games is a local virtual reality development company working in VR since late 2012, specializing in compelling interactive VR content.

 

Marten Berkman:

Hart to Heart -

Hart to Heart is the interactive installation component of a documentary project inspired by the conflict over land use in the Peel watershed in Canada’s Yukon. Disrupting our omnipresent two dimensional representation of wilderness, h2h challenges the duality between human nature and the rest of nature conditioned by our manufactured spaces. As we discover ourselves in this landscape along the Hart river, how does technology become a part of our ecology?

 

VRVid.io:

Vrtist -

Vrtist is a drawing app that allows the user to draw in the 3D space around them. A key goal of the project is simple, intuitive interaction. Virtual reality is a highly expressive and personal medium for storytelling & expression, and Vrtist is a small sample of its creative potential.

 

Dare:

Destination BC’s “The Wild Within” Virtual Reality Video

In December 2014, DBC launched The Wild Within VR Experience, using Oculus Rift technology, making it the first destination marketing organization in North America to use virtual reality to promote the destination.  The Wild Within VR Experience is an interactive, three-dimensional video that allows travellers to experience British Columbia in a truly immersive way, as if they were actually there.

 

Wavesine Solutions:

High quality virtual real estate and city visualization

This project has been in development for over a year now and early iterations were shown at a number of VanVR meetup events as well as many private showings at the Sawmill to Real Estate and VR enthusiasts alike.

Randal Kleiser - http://www.randalkleiser.com/

IM360 - https://immersivemedia.com/

Felix and Paul - http://www.felixandpaul.com/

National Film Board - https://www.nfb.ca/

Athomas Goldberg - https://www.linkedin.com/in/athomasgoldberg

Maria Lantin - http://isea2015.sched.org/speaker/marialantin

Thecla Shiphorst - http://isea2015.sched.org/speaker/theclaschiphorst

Sean Arden - http://isea2015.sched.org/seanarden

prOphecy sun - http://isea2015.sched.org/speaker/prophecysun1

Stefan Smulovitz - http://www.stefansmulovitz.ca/

Dryft Digital - http://dryftdigital.com

Cloudhead Games - http://cloudheadgames.com

Marten Berkman - http://isea2015.sched.org/speaker/marten1

Michal Suchanek - https://www.linkedin.com/pub/michal-suchanek/b5/733/7b0

Destination BC - http://www.destinationbc.ca/

Thinking Box - http://www.thinkingbox.ca/

Wavesine - http://www.wavesine.com/

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Wednesday August 19, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Emily Carr University of Art + Design 1399 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

5:00pm

SEASONS media installation Opening Reception
Partner Organization:  SFU Generative Media Project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Co-located with the IN IT Virtual Reality Showcase.



Wednesday August 19, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Emily Carr University of Art + Design 1399 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
 
Saturday, August 22
 

10:00pm

Meg Boat Festival
The Alliance Française de Vancouver is thrilled to announce the very first edition of the Meg Boat Festival in Vancouver on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

Join us for one of the most exciting events of the summer! THREE international artists will be featured: French DJ KARTELL, one of the figures of the label Roche Musique, Montreal artist CLAIRE and Vancouver DJ TYSON VILLENEUVE.

Escape for a unique cruising experience. Climb aboard a 140-foot party boat and dance the night away to the beats of electro music, with an amazing view of Vancouver by night in the background.

Tickets can be purchased online!
$35 for Alliance Française members

$45 for non-members


Location 750 Pacific Boulevard Marina – Dock B
Boarding at 9pm.


Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday August 23, 2015 1:00am
MegBoat 750 Pacific Blvd Marina - Dock B