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Andreia Oliveira

May 19th, 2009

I’m PhD student from Brazil and I’m studying with Prof. Brian Massumi - UdM in Montreal. Also, I’m looking for a place to develop a video installation project as part of my theses. The video installation will examine what a body-in-motion is capable of within a digital environment and establish relations between the gestures of the engraver causing and the movements/gestures of the spectator interacting. The video installation will be an interactive artwork that acknowledges.

Andreia Oliveira - BFA, UFGRS (Brazil); MA in Social Psychology, UFRGS; presently enrolled in a Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Program at UFRGS and at the Université de Montréal (Canada). She is a recipient of a prestigious scholarship (2007-2008) from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development – CNPQ. Her academic interest focuses on applications of digital technology and she has researched extensively the relationship between technicity, landscape and body in media art. Her expertise lies in the study of art and technology, as well as contemporary philosophy with special emphasis on subjectivity. Since 1992, her art practice is concerned with drawing and printing; she has participated in several collective exhibitions and one-person shows. Currently, her research–creation makes free use of electronic and digital technologies such as audio-visual projection.

Contact: andreiaoliveira.br@gmail.com

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Navid Navab

May 19th, 2009

Navid is a Montreal based media-alchemist, sound-artist, composer, and audio programmer. Navid studied music performance and composition for many years and is pursuing Electroacoustics and Computational Arts at Concordia University as well as Music Technology at McGill University. Currently he works as a sound designer and researcher at Topological Media Lab and Matralab, while pursuing his studies and various collaborations.

Navid creates real-time clouds and crystals of sound, engaging responsive sound design with composition, improvisation, philosophy and theories of embodied cognition within various environments. Often in his practice, gestures, rhythms and vibrations from everyday life are mapped dynamically to sound generation processes, resulting in augmented acoustical-poetry. Most of Navid’s creations and investigations range from acousmatic compositions, to responsive architecture, interface design, gestural sound, philosophy, theater, and performance.

Related Skills: Max/MSP, physical computing and HCI, critical listening, composition, responsive environments and media choreography, sensing/mapping/signal-proccessing

Sound-specific interests/ongoing research: Stochastic Synthesis, Ambisonics and Spatializaion, Physical Modeling, Gestural Sound, Granulization, Analysis and Machine Listening

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Morgan Sutherland

May 18th, 2009

I am pursuing a BFA in Computation Arts at Concordia University, focusing on responsive media systems and philosophy. I also work as a research assistant at the Topological Media Lab (TML) with Sha Xin Wei where, for the past year, I have been working with colleagues on a system to support sensor data acquisition, feature extraction, mapping, and “media choreography”. Additionally I have worked on a number of installation and performance projects with the TML and otherwise, handling camera tracking, responsive sound and video, and low-resolution display (LED) animation. I came to Concordia from a small island in the United States with six years of experience making electronic music and an interest in cognitive science. With respect to the Sense/Stage Workshop, I hope to explore rich ways of sensing and to work on my own system for condition and mapping sensor data (in Max/Jitter) using Marije and Joe’s systems as inspiration. I will be available to lend technical advice to more than one project, so if you have questions, feel free to ask.

Selected Projects

Remedios’ Terrarium, Gemini II [mov], Skylight, Time-Sand

Contact

Website: http://morgansutherland.net/
Email: morgan@morgansutherland.net
Phone: +1 (508) 245-7380

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Patrick Harrop

May 17th, 2009

Patrick Harrop is a licensed architect and associate professor of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. Professor Harrop received his undergraduate architecture degree from Carleton University, School of Architecture and his post professional M.Arch degree from the History and Theory program at McGill University in Montreal. He is currently a phd candidate in the Humanities Interdisciplinary program at Concordia University.

His research specialty is in design and digital manufacturing technology. He currently holds the CMRI Chair in Masonry Studies and is the initiator of the Centre for Digital Formation and Visualization at the University of Manitoba.  Professor Harrop currently teaches graduate studios in “time based architecture”, contemporary theory, light and acoustics and advanced computer / manufacturing technology and responsive architecture. Pneuma, an electronic artist collective of Peter Hasdell and Patrick Harrop has exhibited in Montreal, Winnipeg and Shanghai.

My interest in this workshop comes from several perspectives.  (much less ambitious now than described below)
I am interested in developing work based on an expanding scale of related nodes in an environmental setting. From an architectural perspective, this would be to develop a membrane condition over top of architectural substrates complimentary to existing active and passive networks that already form a significant (and long standing) repertoire of environmental mediation. The intent is to develop a further network, with a specific interest in data generated from use and environments both within building systems and external to them, and outside of the canon of traditional architectural sciences. The scales can vary and should be rather flexible from urban, to building to corporeal and to micro scale. As well, this flexibility in scalar metering should carry multicolor and asymmetrical conditions.

As a further layering of architectural substrate, I consider these network nodes to be ornamental (in the traditional sense). This is viewed both in the understanding of ornament as being actuator (a mediator of light, sound etc.) and as a sensor (witness, listener and sensible body). From a material and design perspective, this implies a further level of consideration of the sensor node as an intentional artifact to be crafted and made with artistic intent. Hence, my interest extends beyond the application of existing electronics to surface and substrate to the actual and suggested materiality (and immateriality) of these sensor / actuators. As a consequence I wish to develop work that explores the potential of sensate materials as a palate of architectural expression: this includes but is not limited to conductive materials, voltage regulation etc.

The electronic and sensate qualities of these nodes also have a potential to extend the physical ornamentation into an immaterial realm of energetic expression (heat, electromagnetism and sound). This recalls a sensibility of understanding architectural ornament as a grotesque or monstrous expression of a static form into the realm of the temporal mediation of space and environment. Again, drawing on the network, it is my intention to examine temporal and rhythmic scales of light and sound composition in dialogue with these ornaments.

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Shannon Collis

May 17th, 2009

My name is Shannon Collis, and I am currently a student in the Graduate Certificate program in Digital Technologies at Concordia and will be continuing at the Masters level in the Special Individualized Program in September.

My current research interests are in the area of auditory perception and the role of sound in shaping our experience of the everyday environment. My work explores how sensory input—incidental and commonplace sounds—reveal themselves and contribute to our experience of place. Investigations into the theory of everyday life (DeCerteau, Lefebvre and Perec) have informed my work as well as research into pervasive technologies and how their embeddedness into our lives casts new light on theories of the everyday.

In one of my recent projects- I have been working in my dinning room and kitchen with sensors, microphones, and a multiple channel sound system. Over the past month, I have been able to process and amplify sound in real time according to activity measured from sensors distributed throughout these rooms (located on the floor, under cabinets, on appliances, tables, walls, etc.) I have spent many hours living in this setup, experiencing the rhythms and patterns of everyday life amplified and altered according to my movements and behaviors (and also the behaviors of other participants)–for example, as part of the project, I hosted a ‘listening party’ –a dinner party where guests were invited to experience this setup.

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Daniel Mace

May 17th, 2009

I am a multidisciplinary artist with experience in the following media and techniques:
Stone sculpture, wood sculpture, wood engraving,  steel and aluminum welding, silver soldering, ceramic sculpture and turned pieces, concrete sculpture, mold making, wax sculpture, plaster sculpture, assemblage, oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, charcoal, pastels, drawing, woodblock printing.

I have  Computer and Web experience:
Familiar with Windows, Mac and Linux Operating systems.
Diagnostic and repair of computer hardware and software.
Website creation including all photography, photoshop work, css, html, php.
Web savvy since the early 1990’s.

My electronics studies, experience and interests:
2008 = Electronics for Artists (Peter Flemming - Concordia)
2009 - Sound for Artists (Kathy Kennedy - Concordia)
My personal explorations in electronics began with audio applications.
I’ve built lm386 amps, 741 op-amp circuits, a few oscillators, a mini-synth, an FM Transmitter, an Arduino based theremin, a PAIA Theremax theremin, a few electro-acoustic instruments using recycled speakers, a dozen rudimentary FM transmitter circuits using an SC2001 transistor and sundry components.    Currently I’m retrieving sensor components from electronics destined for the landfill in order to resuscitate them in interactive and environmental sensor-actuator environments for performance and other art works.

Born and raised in New Hampshire, USA, having traveled widely, I’ve lived 26 of the last 28 years in Gaspé, Québec.

Arts Website: http://www.danielmace.ca/arts/

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Christoph Brunner

May 16th, 2009

I am a PhD researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia. My research interests span from sound in interactive performance arts to the ethico-aesthetic potential in creative micropolitcal assemblages. I research techno-artistic environments and their interdisciplinary structures. Performance, sound, interaction, (an)architecture, and ecologies of practices are some of the concepts I am dealing with. Regarding this workshop I am interested in the agential potential of human and nonhuman performative assemblages to emphasize their “machinic” entanglement.

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Matti Niinimäki

May 16th, 2009

I am a student at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. I’ve spent the last 9 months in Montreal as an exchange student at Concordia in the IMCA and CART programs. Currently working as a project designer in the e-MobiLArt project (http://www.media.uoa.gr/~charitos/emobilart/index.html) which is an EU funded collaborative project between three European universities. Participants in this project are artists and scientists who are active in creating interactive media art or pursuing innovative interdisciplinary research and wish to collaborate in order to create interactive media artworks.

My own work is really all over the place. I do interactive art, video, music, graphic design and everything in between. I have a strong background in DJing and VJing and very often my work somehow ties into that realm. Here is a video of my latest project:

(Or maybe not. I can’t get the embedding to work so check it out from here: http://originalhamsters.com/motion/mixedup.php)

More stuff can be found from my website: http://originalhamsters.com/

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Jonas Fritsch

May 16th, 2009

Hi there,

I am currently a visiting researcher from Aarhus University, Denmark, where I am doing my PhD on affect theory and how it might inform the work done in experience-oriented interaction design. I am both working with developing a theoretical foundation and vocabulary whilst engaged in a variety of practical design projects, mainly targeted at urban space - see www.digitalurbanliving.dk for a project overview. In Montréal, I am primarily affiliated with the Workshop on Radical Empiricism (directed by Brian Massumi) and the Sense Lab (directed by Erin Manning). For more info on my projects, feel free to take a look at my website, www.fritsch.dk.

Looking forward to meeting you all,

Jonas

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Marije Baalman

May 16th, 2009

website: www.nescivi.nl

I am a post-doctoral researcher at Concordia, working with Chris Salter, on the Sense/Stage and the Papyrus research projects.

My background is in Applied Physics, computational acoustics and electronic music. Additionally, I have some experience in improvisational theater from about a decade of playing and organizing small and large scale live roleplaying games.

Over the last seven years or so, I have done several sound performances and installations, mixing acoustic and electronic instruments, often using a lot of sensors and home-built electronics.

I also have a fair amount of experience with SuperCollider.

During the workshop, I’ll be able to help out with the SenseWorld DataNetwork and the sensor hardware, sonic explorations, data analysis and conditioning, mathematics and computation.

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