Don’t Waste a Good Crisis

The pandemic has made it possible for art media which would traditionally be seen in the context of a gallery or museum to be streamed online from the comfort of your home. It allows the viewer the freedom and flexibility to search and find content that resonates with them. And for someone like myself that loved to be inspired by new and provoking ideas the excitement of exploring and discovery is now endless.

So, don’t waste a good crisis. 

My searching led me to DIS. A streaming visual media platform that re-imagines society’s relationship to videos and streaming channels, making intellectual theory accessible when it would typically be presented in an academic thesis.

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Sacred Spaces by Meredith Jay

Meredith Jay is a multidisciplinary artist who received a BFA in studio art from Concordia University. Located in Toronto, she makes sculptural installations that merge the digital and physical, as well as, sound, drawing, video and film. Through ritual and devotion Jay invokes and questions human behaviour and the collective memory.  Continue reading “Sacred Spaces by Meredith Jay”

Derek Jenkins: E6 Process

Derek Jenkins is a multidisciplinary artist based in Hamilton, ON. His practice is handmade, personal, and documentary, with an interest in labour and the domestic. In his current exhibition the E6 Process, he showcases the invisible labour beneath moving images. It is a work about work: the unseen beneath the seen, the heard beneath the unheard. It is subterranean. Continue reading “Derek Jenkins: E6 Process”

Digital media, privacy and consumer trust collide

The growth of digital media has been accompanied by increasing concern over consumer privacy. Is surveillance really the future for digital media? What are other viable business models? How are businesses managing consumers’ fears around data collection? To what extent do consumers care if their data is handled responsibly? In the digital age who should own consumer data?

In the video highlights above, watch BBC News technology reporter Rory Cellan-Jones debate these crunch issues with panel:

Emma Carr, director, Big Brother Watch
Blake Cahill, global head of digital and social marketing, Philips
Matt Adams, chief media officer, iProspect
John Enser, partner, Olswang

(Via The Guardian)

How to create meaningful interactions through technology

Jake Barton presents four projects completed by the media design firm he founded, Local Projects, which creates installations for museums, brands and public spaces using a broad array of technological platforms.

In his presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2014, Barton starts off by questioning the design profession’s relationship with technology as a medium and the ways in which tools influence what is made.

He reflects on the reciprocal relationship between maker and medium when it comes to more typical forms of art such as painting, and how there is a level of intuition that comes out of the creative process itself.