Experience the newest perceptions of reality in one of the world’s most beautiful locales. Share knowledge, showcase products, and gather among the brightest minds in the industry. Come intrigued, leave in awe.
Vu is an experimental conference on emerging technologies. By bringing together leaders in the virtual/augmented/mixed reality industry, our event supercharges the possibility for technological breakthroughs.
Vu is geared towards professionals who work in the VR/AR/MR industry, as well as investors and business professionals interested in learning about the applications of these technologies. Our event will showcase immersive technologies from a variety of industries, such as enterprise, marketing, space, architecture, training, medical, film and entertainment. It will feature world-class speakers, awards for innovation, innovation workshops, networking opportunities, and pitch competitions to investor audiences.
The Raven, the ultimate trickster, has become a cyborg. In this creative collaboration with Microsoft, Heiltsuk artist Shawn Hunt moves away from the hand-carved surface, exploring authenticity and our expectations of what it means to be Indigenous. The Transformation Mask features Microsoft HoloLens, creating an experiential sculpture engaged with mixed reality. The mask appropriates the traditional aspects of metamorphosis with the transformation from bird mask to human, yet in this adaptation the human mask has been altered, upgraded and merged with the machine. Incorporating technology, sound, and space, each part of the work reflects Hunt’s interest in how we understand and identify with the term Indigenous. This work presents a new trajectory for the exploration of First Nations practices through the lens of technology and innovation.
Thursday November 30 2017 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Come early to hear Shawn Hunt’s Artist Talk, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
Saturday December 2 2017 | 1 – 5 p.m.
Sunday December 3 2017 | 1- 5 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology (MOA)
University of British Columbia
6393 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2
Making its debut in North America, La Machine will captivate the public with its travelling urban theatre in the streets of downtown Ottawa.
Wandering around in public spaces, the protagonists will invade the heart of the capital in a show entitled “The Spirit of the Dragon-Horse, With Stolen Wings”. They will live among us for 24 hours a day over the course of four days as they pursue their quest and fulfill their destiny.
It is our pleasure to announce that the first edition of the Fashiontech Festival will take place from May 26-28, 2017 in collaboration with the McCord Museum. More details to come, stay tuned!
“Sparrow night” is a term from folklore that describes a night storm featuring intense sheet lightning. The exhibition name sets off a trimester of programming focussing on the senses. Sparrow Night features two- and three-dimensional light-based works, including experimental painting, projections, kinetic installations, interactive sculptures, and innovative textiles and design.
The depiction of light has always been central in representational art. Sculptors have always considered the play of sun and shadow in relation to their three-dimensional forms. Spurred by scientific studies of colour and light and the growth of artificial illumination, for a century now many artists have regarded light itself as a main focus.
On April 1st, be the first to see our 2017 collection of wearable tech garments in Calgary, AB. Our 5th annual runway gala will be our most exciting yet: from animated ties that display the wearer’s favourite patterns, to dresses that read brainwaves and display dreams. Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to see our garments in our Canadian hometown before we tour the world.
Illuminart is a new circuit fusing art, lighting and technology, unfolding through downtown Montreal. Aimed at an inquisitive audience eager to discover and explore, Illuminart assembles projects by artists, creators, engineers, set designers, graphic designers and videographers from home and abroad. Our illuminated urban space springs to life, becoming a must-see destination for creativity, inspiration and shared experience thanks to works that are at once surprising, impressive and entertaining.
In its inaugural edition, February 22 to March 11, 2017, Illuminart presents 25 works spread over 3.6 km in the Quartier des spectacles. Conceived in artistic collaboration with Lyon, the circuit specially includes 4 projects that were presented during the last edition of the Fête des Lumières.
Hold the date…details TBA
A science-based variety show aimed at blending knowledge, music and comedy
Hosted by Chris Hadfield
Generator is back!
Having first conquered Massey Hall, and now the Arctic ocean, we think of Generator as more than just a stage show. It is an idea.
Our aim is to find the best of the world’s niches and bring them to light in one special, weird, and interesting crossover of a night. It is comedy, and music, and art and science. It is biomechanics and celebrity and world-altering actions. It is a sum that equals more than its parts. We want more people to expand their horizons, and spend some time on the interesting fringes they rarely encounter. We want them to do it with us.
If you haven’t heard about us yet, you will soon. Generator is back and better than ever! Come out come out wherever you are, and join us November 12th for the greatest show we’ve ever put on.
October 1, 2016 • sunset to sunrise
A free all-night contemporary art event
Experience Toronto transformed by contemporary art projects created by hundreds of artists.