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What do digital tools reveal to makers about their materials?

Led by Rachel Gotlieb with Joanna Berzowska, Garnet Hertz and Greg Sims http://artengine.ca/unhanded In this panel we ask about the variety of new relationships with materials that emerging with the increasing ubiquitousness of digital technologies. With the increased complexity of tools we wonder how do we learn about materials? How do we get to know […]

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What happens when the abstract world of computing meets the material world?

Led by Greg J. Smith with Sarah Brin and James Hayes http://artengine.ca/unhanded The world inside the computer is one built on rules that we have written. The world outside is more complicated and largely out of our control. How do the rules of making inside the abstract world of computing push up against the complicated […]

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Sounds for inside or out

Nite Ride with Tim Hecker

This project is meant as a permanent sound installation for the region of Ottawa-Gatineau. You can download the files and the map at Nite Ride to go and take the drive yourself. Commissioned specifically for Nite Ride, Hecker’s composition heightens the nighttime landscape of Gatineau with an evocative, at times vaguely Gothic soundtrack of found […]

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Video is Dead

The generic has consumed everything.
Be it resolved that video is dead.
A debate about moving image technologies.

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Space and Sound

This keynote was delivered as part of the Surrounding Sound Symposium during the 2012 edition of Electric Fields. It explores the many facets of Linda Ruth Slater and Barry Blesser’s research from their book “Spaces Speak, Are you listening?” You can read more about the relationships between space and sound through our web publication Surrounding […]

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Tracey Lauriault

Keynote address at the Future Cities Forum Presented by Artengine and Impact Hub Ottawa in partnership with the National Capital Commission Urbanism Lab Part of a group of 3 keynotes, speculating on future cities in the context of emerging and disruptive technologies. How will and can we adapt the key lessons of urban design of […]

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Madeline Ashby

Keynote address at the Future Cities Forum Presented by Artengine and Impact Hub Ottawa in partnership with the National Capital Commission Urbanism Lab Part of a group of 3 keynotes, speculating on future cities in the context of emerging and disruptive technologies. How will and can we adapt the key lessons of urban design of […]

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Ken Greenberg

Keynote address at the Future Cities Forum Presented by Artengine and Impact Hub Ottawa in partnership with the National Capital Commission Urbanism Lab Part of a group of 3 keynotes, speculating on future cities in the context of emerging and disruptive technologies. How will and can we adapt the key lessons of urban design of […]

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Consciousness and the poetic machine

Consciousness and the poetic machine
Ben Bogart, Sofian Audrey and Allison Parish, moderated by Nora O Morchú

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The body, sensation, movement and machine intelligence

With Kristin Anne Carlson, Davide Rokeby and Chris Salter, moderated by Nell Tenhaff This panel addresses notions of the body, sense and consciousness. If our body is essential for our perception of the world, what happens to the perception of an intelligent thing without a body or at least a distributed body? What does creative […]