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1,000 Glances

A tiny character struggles to relay a poetic text from a wall mounted video display. Speaking of hope and despair, she is overwhelmed by the static emanating from a nearby, rotating radar antenna. It scrambles her signal and garbles her train of thought.

She poured her energy into the cracks and crevices that surround a life…

He spread his sharp brittle soul thinly, in every direction till he blended into the world…

He said: I’m working for pay and for pride and for you in fields we’ll harvest tomorrow…

The phone rings twenty-five times, grating on her nerves. At the other end, the caller sinks in desperation….

Gigi Minor Videos (redux)

Gigi Minor, a loose collective of artists based in Durham, Ontario, invited four accomplished filmmakers (Philip Hoffman, Ilse Gassinger, Iriz Pääbo and Myke Dyer) to make works which visually interpreted four of our their songs. Gigi Minor has performed the music live with the films at film festivals in Ontario and created a DVD / CD version.

The musicians are Geoffrey Shea and Philly Markowitz as well as Paul Nielsen, Gillian Inksetter, Randy Martin, Robin Rich and Chris Risk.

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Tentacles in Mumbai

Michael is presenting Tentacles in Mumbai:

https://m.facebook.com/CanadainIndia?id=161821560512888&_rdr#!/photo.php?fbid=596147583746948&id=161821560512888&set=a.596147533746953.1073741826.161821560512888&__user=537797096

Screenplay Launches at Holland Bloorview

This interactive waiting room has a pressure sensitive floor and an interactive video environment for kids to play with as they’re waiting for clinic appointments. Elaine Biddiss spearheaded the project and invite my class of senior design students to create the ambient play experiences. It just launched to the public this week.

http://www.ocadu.ca/about_ocad/articles/stories/20120525_screenplay.htm

GRAND conference in Montreal

Just attend Grand 2012 with my grad student research team. Barry Wellman made an interesting observation about the GRAND network: that the NSERC (science) and SSHRC (social science/humanities) people were like two solitudes, and the art / tech practitioners were the bridge between them.