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Friday, August 14
 

9:00am

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

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Fdili Alaoui

Sarah Fdili Alaoui

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

Jules Françoise

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ircam
avatar for Philippe Pasquier

Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems... Read More →
avatar for Thecla Schiphorst

Thecla Schiphorst

Professor, SFU
Dr. Thecla Schiphorst is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her background in dance and computing form the basis for her research in embodied interaction, focusing on movement... Read More →


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

9:30am

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

Moderators
avatar for Carmin Karasic

Carmin Karasic

artist
I'm interested in issues of data ownership and data privacy. Our personal information is used and abused in ways that are both known and unknown, whether we consent or not. It is important to challenge any notion of universal truths given the potential lack of data integrity. For... Read More →


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

9:30am

W01 transmission+interference Day 1

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

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

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


Presenters
avatar for David Strang

David Strang

Lecturer, Plymouth University



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

9:30am

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

Moderators
avatar for David Harris

David Harris

University of California, Santa Cruz


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

9:30am

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

Moderators
avatar for Abhishek Narula

Abhishek Narula

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


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

9:30am

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

Moderators
avatar for Agoston Nagy

Agoston Nagy

ceo, Binaura
coding, interaction design, workshops


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

2:00pm

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

Moderators
avatar for Linda Kronman

Linda Kronman

Artist, KairUs
I work as a independent media artist and designer. Since year 2000 I have worked as Graphic Designer, Art Director and Animation Designer and taken part in several multidisciplinary Research & Design projects. In my artistic work I explore interactive and transmedial methods of storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Andreas Zingerle

Andreas Zingerle

Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Art and Design Linz
Andreas Zingerle is a media artist from Innsbruck, Austria. He is a PhD candidate at the Timebased and Interactive Media Department in Linz (Austria). He is researching scambaiting strategies and implements their mechanics in interactive narratives and media competence trainings... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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

Particpants are suggested to bring their personal laptops. 

Moderators
avatar for Janis Jefferies

Janis Jefferies

Associate Pro Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London
Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator and internationally recognised for her curatorial work, publishing and exhibitions of studio practice in Europe, Canada, Australia and Eastern Europe (400 research entries on the Goldsmiths Research database). Her areas of expertise lie at... Read More →
avatar for Anastasios Maragiannis

Anastasios Maragiannis

Academic Portfolio Leader Design, University of Greenwich
Anastasios is the Academic Portfolio Leader and Principal lecturer in Design Theory & Practice, in the department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, University of Greenwich, London. Anastasios is also the Co-leader of the “Digital Grand Challenge”, a series of research... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 4525 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
 
Saturday, August 15
 

9:00am

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

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Fdili Alaoui

Sarah Fdili Alaoui

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

Jules Françoise

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ircam
avatar for Philippe Pasquier

Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems... Read More →
avatar for Thecla Schiphorst

Thecla Schiphorst

Professor, SFU
Dr. Thecla Schiphorst is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her background in dance and computing form the basis for her research in embodied interaction, focusing on movement... Read More →



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

9:30am

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

Moderators
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Rafael Ramírez

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


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

9:30am

W01 transmission+interference Day 2

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

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

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


Presenters
avatar for David Strang

David Strang

Lecturer, Plymouth University



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

9:30am

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

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

Moderators
avatar for Glen Farrelly

Glen Farrelly

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

Ana Jofre

Ana Jofre received her PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto, did Post-doctoral work at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg MD, and taught -and did research - at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte for six years before transitioning... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Martha Ladly

Dr. Martha Ladly

Professor, OCAD University
Dr. Martha Ladly is a designer and an artist, a technologist, and a philosopher, with a backstory in the tech and entertainment industries, and a former career as a musician and songwriter. She is a Professor at OCAD (Ontario College of Art & Design) University in Toronto, Canada... Read More →


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

9:30am

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

Moderators
avatar for Kate Hennessy

Kate Hennessy

Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, School of Interactive Arts and Technology
I am a cultural anthropologist with a PhD from the University of British Columbia (Anthropology). As the director of the Making Culture Lab at SIAT, my research explores the role of digital technology in the documentation and safeguarding of cultural heritage, and the mediation of... Read More →
avatar for Tarah Hogue

Tarah Hogue

Curatorial Resident, grunt gallery
In conjunction with ISEA, grunt gallery is pleased to present ARCTICNOISE by Geronimo Inutiq. ARCTICNOISE is a media installation that draws on archival film footage and sound materials sourced from the Isuma Archive at the National Gallery of Canada, as well as sound and film materials... Read More →
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Thomas Ross Miller

Anthropologist with a difference
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Stephanie Takaragawa

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Chapman University


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

9:30am

W13 Analog x Digital x Analog

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

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

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

FOR ATTENDEES - PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Julie Akerly

Julie Akerly

Artistic Director, JAMovement
Julie Akerly is the co-director of artist residency space, [nueBOX], founder of Phoenix Dance Observer, artistic director of J.A.M. (Julie Akerly Movement), and dancer with Jordan Daniels Dance. She received an MFA in Dance and Interdisciplinary Multimedia and Performance from Arizona... Read More →
avatar for Chris Ziegler

Chris Ziegler

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


Saturday August 15, 2015 9:30am - 5:30pm
Room 4525 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
 
Tuesday, August 18
 

9:30am

W16 Generating Creative Actions with the Yes Men
This is a ticketed event.

In this workshop, the Yes Men will explain their methods for creating guerrilla media actions in the service of activist campaigns.

The workshop begins with a very brief overview and history of creative activism, followed by a few examples the Yes Men's contributions to the field. Then, led by the artists, the group will begin the process of generating ideas for new actions, and we form breakout groups to brainstorm ideas. Afterwards, we come together again and we focus on one or two of the project ideas generated by the groups, to create a recipe needed to bring that project to completion. We will also walk the groups through posting the project ideas on our new online platform for creative action, www.actionswitchboard.net.  In this workshop for ISEA, we pay special attention to the benefits and pitfalls of collaborating with activist organizations; a process that can make actions far more effective at achieving activist goals.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 4945 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)
  • website eviltwinbooking.org/presentations/the-yes-lab