TIFF Kids DigiPlaySpace 2015 (Toronto, Canada)

Join us for another interactive adventure! At TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace, kids can engage with emerging creative media technologies and share innovative artistic experiences.

Forest Preview from Micah Scott on Vimeo.

Forest

Step into a luminous forest growing from floor to ceiling and navigate your way through twisting organic strands and interactive paths where bubbles of light slosh and flow, in this large-scale interactive light sculpture that encourages play, curiosity, and collaboration.

Forest is a creative collaboration between internationally acclaimed visual and new media artist Micah Elizabeth Scott and the New Media program at Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media. This work is commissioned by TIFF for the 2015 digiPlaySpace.

http://tiff.net/kids-family/digiplayspace15/digiplayspace-1/forest

Here is a great article about Forest
http://www.torontolife.com/informer/toronto-culture/2015/03/19/tiff-bell-lightboxs-latest-piece-interactive-art-hypnotizes-kids-moving-light/

Visitor

An alien visitor has landed in digiPlaySpace! Any type of verbal communication we’ve tried has failed, but some people are reporting that it responds to presence and touch. Can you help us welcome our new guest?

Commissioned by TIFF for digiPlaySpace 2015 and the digiPlaySpace travelling exhibition, Visitor is an interactive LED sculpture conceived and produced by Vancouver-based interactive design studio Tangible Interaction, designed to elicit a sense of wonder and discovery through open-ended group play.

http://tiff.net/kids-family/digiplayspace15/digiplayspace-1/visitor

And many more!

MUTEK Nuit Blanche (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

As with last year’s 15 continuous hours celebrating 15 years of MUTEK, the festival teams up once again, with Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp for Nuit Blanche 2015. More than 6,000 people attended this milestone event in 2014.

Mixing emerging local and national talents programmed by MUTEK with participants in the second edition of the RBMA Bass Camp in Montréal, Espace Reunion will host 8 hours of cutting edge electronic music. The event runs from 10AM to 6AM and admission is FREE before 2:30AM.

Vector 2015. Games. Art. New Media. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

The Vector Festival is a participative, not-for-profit, and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing experiments in digital games and interactive experiences. New media art is a diverse field characterized by a wide variety of creative practices; the works shown at Vector act as a critical bridge between digital games and the larger worlds of new media art practice. The festival will be running at multiple venues over four days from Feb 19 to 22 in Toronto, Canada. Vector 2015 will feature exhibitions, screenings, workshops, performances and discussions, all with the ambition to create a critical dialogue focusing on digital games and new media

‘The Sound of Empty Space’ by Adam Basanta at GALERIE B-312 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

The sound of empty space from Adam Basanta on Vimeo.

The sound of empty space explores relationships between microphones, speakers, and surrounding acoustic environments through controlled, self-generating microphone feedback.
Amplifying and aestheticizing the acoustic inactivity between technological “inputs” and “outputs” – stand-ins for their corporeal correlates, the ear and mouth – the notion of a causal sound producing object is challenged, and questions are posed as to the status of the ‘amplified’.

http://adambasanta.com/projects/sound-empty-space/