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Merging Mindsets – Principles and Tools of Interactivity

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Principles and Tools of Interactivity
 February 12, 2020
 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Photo: Margaret Noble – A Shit Pile Of Lights and Sounds for Your Pleasure – 2016

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 Principles and Tools of Interactivity.

For artwork or installations to be interactive, artists and designers need to consider a multitude of factors, from the technology needed to human behaviour. A willingness to engage can be different for everyone and usability can be a challenge. Technology can expand new avenues to bring your concept to life, but it can also be temperamental. Join us to learn about sensors, software, and considerations for incorporating interactivity into your artwork. This panel is designed to inspire and inform but will not be a hands-on workshop.

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

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Interested in learning how to plan an art and technology project? Video Pool Media Arts Centre will be hosting a workshop with Margaret Noble on February 13, 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!



Margaret Noble was born in Texas and raised in California, her experimental artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her interdisciplinary work resides at the intersection of sound, sculpture, and performance. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego and an MFA in Sound Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Noble’s work is influenced by the beat-driven dance culture of southern California which flourished during the 1980’s and later led her to perform as an electronic music DJ in the underground club community of Chicago. In 2004, she branched out from the dance floor into experimental sound art for new audiences which intersected the electronic sound scene and the visual arts community. During this transition, Margaret created sound works for collaborative projects in video, dance and object theatre. Her artistic works have now evolved into sculpture and installation influenced by interests in memory, history, narrative, and identity. Her artistic residencies include the MAK Museum in Vienna and the Salzburg Academy of Fine Art. She has had several solo exhibitions including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen Sound Gallery in Berlin, and Mute Gallery in Portugal. More Info:


Helga Jakobson is an artist living on Treaty One Territory. In 2017, she received an MFA from AKV St. Joost (The Netherlands) in conjunction with courses in the Transdisciplinary New Media program at the Paris College of Art (France). She has participated in residencies across Canada and Europe. She has given lectures in France, the United Kingdom, Colombia and Canada and was most recently selected for the Emerging Excellence Award by the Manitoba Arts Council in 2019 and by V2_for their Graduation Edition (in recognition of being one of the five most promising graduates of 2017 across Europe working in New Media). She is currently working and researching with the SWARM Collective on bee eco-cultures in the age of chthulucene, as well as exploring, amplifying and reflecting on the barely visible, tangible or audible.


Curtis Wachs is the Director of Research and Development at Lumo Interactive, having previously held the position of Chief Technical Officer. For nearly a decade, Curtis has been collaborating to create interactive art and experiential exhibits for brands. Prior to joining Lumo, he spent a decade honing his game development skills, with a focus on educational and interactive markets.



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.



Principles and Tools of Interactivity
 February 12, 2020
 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Venue Phone: 204.949.9134

Venue Website:

100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 1H3

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