Merging Mindsets – Wearable Tech

Friday, February 7, 2020. Be inspired by the fascinating world of wearable tech in this dynamic panel discussion.

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As part of our Merging Mindsets panel series Creative Manitoba along with partners Video Pool Media Arts Centre and New Media Manitoba will be hosting this dynamic discussion on Projection Mapping and Large Scale Projects.

If you’ve ever been to Nuit Blanche, a Cosplay event, or night club – then you’ve probably seen someone lit up in lights. These DIY wearable creators use electronics, LEDs, mini controllers – and more – to enhance what they wear. Come and learn what the pros do, how to get started, where to find supplies and where to go once you have made your own DIY wearable. This panel is designed to inspire and is not a hands-on workshop.

Part of First Fridays in the Exchange.

This event will be recorded. Walk-ups are welcome!

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Interested in experimenting hands-on with circuits? Video Pool Media Arts Centre will be hosting a workshop with Adrian Cheater March 12, more info HERE.

 

About Merging Mindsets
In cities around the world, the creative arts and interactive digital media sectors are bringing their respective skills together to imagine and create exciting new events, art and products – merging digital technologies with artistic practice. In Manitoba, we’re ready to showcase what our vibrant arts community and interactive digital media sector can do together.

Merging Mindsets will expand opportunities for artists to create using digital technologies while broadening connections with interactive digital media (IDM) related companies that want to innovate using creative talent. Join us as we embark on an exciting series of community-building events exploring the digital tech in art and the art in digital tech while connecting the people in between.

For more information about upcoming panels and events click HERE!

 

Panelists

Adrian Cheater is the co-founder of Complex Games, Winnipeg’s oldest independent video game studio. A 20 year veteran of the games industry, she has worked with companies like Disney, Hasbro, and Games Workshop to bring their properties to mobile platforms. Outside of work she explores how code can be beautiful, with a focus on live coding music and LED fashion. She is also passionate about STEM education and outreach, teaching workshops and volunteering her time as an educator and mentor both privately, and with organizations like New Media Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Public Library.

 

 

Lee is an artist, cyborg, and educator currently based in Toronto. They have a bachelors from Concordia University, a masters from OCAD University, and currently is a PhD student at the University of Toronto. Lee also teaches wearable tech, physical computing and New Media at OCAD University and Ryerson University.  Their interests include lasers, technology, weird and wacky curiosities, and building whimsical robots. Lee is the co-executive director at Little Dada.

 

Merging Mindsets is an initiative of Creative Manitoba with partners, New Media Manitoba and Video Pool Media Arts Centre; and is funded with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund.

Together we will expand the relationships between our creative arts and digital tech communities to foster new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

 

 

  • Wearable Tech
    February 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cancellation policy

Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.

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245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 0S6