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May 2019

Girls In Gaming: Circuit Playground Express Workshop

May 27, 2019 at9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Balmoral Hall School, 630 Westminster Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3S1 Canada
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Free

This workshop is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of micro controller programming, allowing them to see how these devices can be used for all sorts of creative pursuits from building robots and games, to making interactive props and costumes. We will be working with the Adafruit Industries Circuit Playground Express (CPX), exploring it’s many features and learning how to respond to sensors, and produce light and sound using the platforms python programming language, all in the context of…

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July 2019

Temporal Contours v07

July 12, 2019 at8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Output, 218-100 Arthur St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 Canada
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$10 – $12

The Nausea (BC) Jane Harms (QC) cold-catcher (MB) Please join us for this sonically and aesthetically diverse bill that will cross boundaries between noise, pop, physical volume, confrontation and contemplation. Temporal Contours is Video Pool's series of live, audio-based performances engaging with unique and challenging approaches to sound and music.

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August 2019

Code for Canada Open House

August 19, 2019 at6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
4th Floor-245 McDermot Avenue, 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue-Creative Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Free

We'll be hosting an Open House at Creative Manitoba on August 19, 2019. It’s an opportunity to get to know Code for Canada staff and learn about our exciting 2020 Fellowship, which embeds developers, UX designers and product managers into government to work on things that matter. Learn more about Code for Canada and the civic tech movement Hear from Executive Director Gabe Sawhney, and 2018 fellow Fatima Khaled We look forward to meeting you there!

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September 2019

Ken Gregory Exhibition – I Remember Falling

September 13, 2019 - October 11, 2019
Poolside Gallery, 221-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Video Pool and Arts Accessibility Network Manitoba present the 5.1 surround sound exhibition I Remember Falling by Ken Gregory: A Greek myth, a contemporary sound artist and a blacksmith walk into a bar. Driven by an ever-deepening curiosity, artist and novice blacksmith Ken Gregory reaches into the past to explore the story of the birth of Hephaestus and how it relates to our contemporary society. Using blacksmithing traditions as a foundation for creating an immersive soundscape, Gregory examines how contemporary…

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Nuit Blanche: Weaving Motions

September 28, 2019 at5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Immerse yourself in digital craft with Weaving Motions. This interactive installation will project a responsive digital weaving pattern in the gallery space creating unique colour and pattern shifts in response to individual movements. Visitors to the gallery will augment the weaving pattern in real-time through their physical presence and actions.

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Nuit Blanche

September 28, 2019 at6:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art that takes place on the Saturday of the Culture Days weekend from dusk to dawn. Held annually since 2010, the events and exhibits attract thousands of people to the three zones of activity: St. Boniface, Downtown, The Forks, Exchange District and the West End. Join us on September 28, 2019. For a full list of visit https://culturedays.ca/hubs/df14b363-0445-4a12-a7d8-8701c1e2aaf1

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November 2019

Labour of Love: On Digital Economies in the Arts

November 18, 2019 - December 12, 2019
Plug In ICA, 460 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg,
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Free

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents Labour of Love or LOL, a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops focused on digital economies of labour in the arts. Taking on the “public course” as a platform for engagement, this program highlights the various ways in which the digital is interrogated, explored, celebrated, pushed to its limit, reworked, re-invented by artists, scholars, curators, writers and others. The course encompasses a full array of events, delving into such topics as coding, circuitbending, VR,…

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December 2019

Temporal Contours v08: Grain of Voice

December 13, 2019 at8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Output, 218-100 Arthur St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 Canada
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$10 – $12

The 8th edition of experimental sounds series Temporal Contours investigates the moment of sonic materialization as generated by corporeal language and noise with special performances by: The O.B. Sarah Jo Kirsch Ray Fenwick.

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June 2020

Substance Designer – An Introduction

June 11, 2020 - June 25, 2020
Free

Substance Designer is the gold-standard 3D material creation software used by professional animation and game development studios all over the world. This workshop will be aimed primarily at beginners but can also serve as a good refresher for those who haven’t opened Substance Designer in a while. Preferably viewers will have a familiarity with the concept of black and white masks and/or Photoshop Blend Modes but it’s not required. Learning Outcomes Learn the Basics of the Substance Designer UI Learn…

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Temporal Contours Sound Series v09 (live stream): The Latent Body

June 18, 2020 at8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Temporal Contours v09 (live stream): The Latent Body Tuty Moreno Campos (ARG/MX) Inge Teloo (Wpg) Dasha (Wpg) Marijana Mandusic & Pat Klassen (Wpg) www.twitch.tv/videopoolmediaartscentre Originally planned as an in-person concert for pre-COVID Winnipeg, v09 of Temporal Contours will now consist of live-performances streamed online and will confront interiority as a space with which to withhold and release. These are artists dealing with fragments of information, intended or spontaneous, working through a dialogue with their respective bodies - be it material,…

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October 2020

Casey Koyczan – SADZEÈ ; TIME

October 2, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Unit 300-100 Arthur Street + Google Map

In partnership with the send+receive festival Opening reception: 7 – 10 pm Friday October 2nd, 2020 Poolside Gallery | 218-100 Arthur St accessible from the King st doors VP and the send+receive festival are proud to present SADZEÈ ; TIME, a new interactive installation by artist Casey Koyczan SADZEÈ ; TIME is an interactive multimedia installation by artist Casey Koyczan, inviting the viewer to reflect on their relation to the sun, moon, and the perception of time as they navigate throughout the gallery,…

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November 2020

“How to make Google your friend!” Workshop

November 18, 2020 at2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

From the 'Transform Your Digital Footprint' workshop series with Inga Petri from Digital Arts Nation in partnership with Manitoba Arts Network: This session is a practical exploration of essential Google services like Search, MyBusiness, Maps, Google Events, Answer Boxes, and Google Home (voice). This workshop focuses on how web users today are most likely to see your website information (hint: increasingly, it will not be on your website). In this workshop, we equip participants with the information and tools necessary…

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“From Search to Discoverability” Workshop

November 25, 2020 at2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

From the 'Transform Your Digital Footprint' workshop series with Inga Petri from Digital Arts Nation in partnership with Manitoba Arts Network: This workshop takes discoverability to another level: Learn how to position your organization and local artists on the web using essential directories: from specialized directories to general ones like Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia. This workshop will explain the connection of these directories to how search engines provide answers to users. Register in advance. After registering, you will receive a…

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Website Accessibility Workshop

November 30, 2020 - December 1, 2020
$129

Accessible websites are very important and likely required under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). Lisa Snider and her 20+ years of experience, are here to help. November 30th and December 1st, 9:30-12:00pm CST The focus of these two half-day workshops will be to introduce attendees to website accessibility best practices, so that they can start to make their websites more accessible to people with different disabilities. What You Will Learn: What kinds of software, hardware, and apps people may…

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December 2020

“Staying Connected” Workshop

December 2, 2020 at2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

From the 'Transform Your Digital Footprint' workshop series with Inga Petri from Digital Arts Nation in partnership with Manitoba Arts Network: In this session we will talk about how and why to stay connected to your audiences throughout the COVID-19 pandemic – participants will be invited to share their experiences in terms of what has been working and what has been challenging. Specific ideas will be presented to aid in the re-establishment of live arts and events in communities across…

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Expressing oneself through code : Coding Beyond the Screen

December 2, 2020 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Instructor: Kofi Oduro In this workshop, participants will see how coding can be used in musical, performative and literary arts.  By using tools such as livecodingYoutube, Hydra, Inverse.website and Sonic Pi to name a few. They will see how expressive and creative code will with the benefit of seeing how it can be use in a collaborative setting. Participants will see how improvised writing and coding can lead to various outcomes, musically, as well as, how to use network elements…

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Queen of the Morning Calm – Q&A with director Gloria Kim

December 7, 2020 at8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join WFG Executive Director Greg Klymkiw in conversation with his friend and colleague Gloria as they reunite online. Gloria was a student and Director Resident at Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre when Greg served as the Producer-in-Residence and Senior Creative Consultant. SEE Gloria’s film via WFG’s Cinematheque at Home HERE! Join the free Facebook Q&A event on Friday HERE. The Live Q&A with Queen of the Morning Calm director Gloria Ui Young Kim  is on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 6:30pm (18:30…

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The JPEG is Dead

December 8, 2020 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

With the arrival of interactive web-based technology this presentation questions why online art exhibitions are often reduced to a collection of static JPEG files. This session takes a deep dive into the future of online art exhibitions. Participants will be shown digital artworks that push boundaries of traditional exhibition formats. Discussion around implementation and creation of interactive and engaging digital art exhibitions will also take place and include latest tools and platforms. Instructors Julia Krolik  is an information designer, data scientist,…

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Documentary Editing with Karsten Wall

December 12, 2020 - December 13, 2020
$10 – $20

Karsten Wall will teach an introductory class on how to edit documentary projects in Adobe Premiere. The workshop will go over organizing and logging footage, taking your assembly to a rough cut, selecting the right interview takes and constructing an assembly edit and storyline. Experience using Adobe Premiere is recommended. Karsten Wall is a Winnipeg based editor and filmmaker who got his start in the film industry in 2008. He first worked on a variety of commercial projects, including the national…

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January 2021

Mocap with your Webcam

January 25 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Dance with a virtual body through your webcam and the RADiCAL AI-powered motion capture software! Designed with contemporary artists and dancers in mind; this will begin with an overview of motion capture techniques available today. The virtual hands-on component of the workshop will explore RADiCAL, an AI-powered motion capture tool, to generate data files from web camera recordings and apply the data to animate readymade avatars or 3D objects in Unity (free software). Workshop open to all skill levels, no…

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February 2021

Social Media Platforms – Strategy, Content and Evaluation

February 3 - February 24
Free

This 4-week series of 90-minute social media workshops is geared specifically to Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) members. MAN members can register for any or all sessions. Registration is separate for each online workshop. Finally, we will use Zoom Meetings instead of Zoom Webinar to ensure a high degree of interactivity and a better learning experience. To keep the arts front and centre in all of our work, we’re inviting artists as opening act for these sessions and we’ll ask them…

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BIPOC Tech Talk

February 11 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Hosted by the lovely Eusebio Lopez-Aguilar, Video Pool Media Arts Centre would like to make space for #2SQT+BIPOC / #BIPOC #designers #programmers #coders #musicians #videographers #photographers #dancers #creators & #artsadministrators to talk about #art&technology, how we use #technology to make #art, and the milieu that comes with that in #Winnipeg ;). If you’re available, please join us on the following dates: Date: Thursday February 11 , 2021 | 7pm CST Location: Online – Video Pool Media Arts Centre Cost: FREE Limit: 100 participants WATCH FOR MORE UPCOMING DATES! If you’re interested, please email eusebio@videopool.org and he’ll…

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Coming Back Stronger: Using the Shutdown to Rebuild Audience Loyalty

February 18 at1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Research from past downturns and crises shows that audiences typically don’t return at the same levels as before. Even once return is safe and we reopen our doors, we can expect – after an initial post-reopening burst of audience energy – that arts organizations will face challenges to audience growth that will limit their return and loyalty. How can we avoid that drop off in 2021 and beyond? What are the critical actions to take now to avoid an acceleration…

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Catalyst Music Conference

February 22 at8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$30 – $60

Manitoba Music is launching Catalyst Music Conference, a new virtual conference focused on connection, creation, community, and professional development for the music industry in Manitoba. Building on the foundation of the long-running January Music Meeting, Catalyst kicks off March 3, welcoming music industry pros and music creators from around the world. Programming includes specialized and interactive training through presentations, discussion groups, and networking mixers. Catalyst offers Manitoba's music community a rare opportunity to network with and learn from a cross…

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Computing Sound – Computer as an Instrument – Performance Systems for Sound Art

February 23 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

In the hands of an artist, the computer is the most expressive and innovative instrument for sound and music. The magic lies in building performance systems that enable real-time creative expression with defined limits. In this workshop, Ali will explore computer-based strategies for sound synthesis, performance systems, algorithmic techniques, and connecting “outside the box” to hardware and visual art. Ali will share his favorite techniques, built in Reaktor, MAX/MSP, SuperCollider, and Processing.js Ali Khan is a long-time electronic music producer…

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Virtual Production with HaZ Dulull

February 24 at6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Media Manitoba and Film Training Manitoba are proud to present Director / Producer – HaZ Dulull.  In this presentation and Q&A session, HaZ will talk about pivoting from his live action filmmaking career towards animated feature films and TV to stay relevant and proactive in Hollywood. HaZ will share how indie filmmakers can harness game engines to tell high-concept stories that were impossible to achieve previously without massive budgets and resources. Learn how a proof of concept pilot started his journey with…

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March 2021

Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: How Many Roads

March 2 at6:30 pm - March 16 at8:30 pm
$75

HOW MANY ROADS ADULTS 16+ TUESDAYS: 6:30 – 8:30 PM | March 2 – 16 COST: $75 | INSTRUCTOR: John Einarson | CLASS LENGTH: 3 Weeks From Folk to Folk Rock – Learn the ways that Bob Dylan changed the musical universe. This 3 week multi-media course analyzes the early career and rise of Bob Dylan and his influence on both folk music and the advent of folk rock (The Byrds et al) between 1961 and 1968. Sit back and…

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April 2021

Network Speaker Series

April 1 at1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The next installment of our Network Speaker Series, featuring Jen Goertzen, is filling up quick! When you work in tech, you can design or develop for almost any industry—and there’s no reason to choose only one. You can switch industries with every role and continue to grow as a professional. How to grow into any role that you want In this Network Speaker Series installment, Jen Goertzen of Caribou and BRYTER will offer insights into anticipating and adapting to changes you experience when you jump…

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New Indigenous Voices

April 23
Free

The National Screen Institute – Canada is now accepting applications for the 2021 edition of CBC New Indigenous Voices – a program for emerging Indigenous creators to build their media careers through online training and hands-on experience. CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week online training program for up to nine Indigenous creators aged 18 to 35 to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries. The curriculum is designed with traditional and spiritual elements.…

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May 2021

Arts Reach: The Top 7 Strategies to Make it Easy for Audiences to Return

May 20 at1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Venues are opening up. Are you ready for the “new normal?” Find out what successful organizations are doing to ease anxiety and make the transition back to live performances a safe, enjoyable and comfortable experience for all. Click here to register for FREE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/386917457126329869 Enregistrez-vous pour faire partie des équipes de bénévoles pour le patio 340 — le bar culturel, estival bilingue de Winnipeg. / Register to be part of the volunteer teams for Patio 340 – Winnipeg's bilingual summer cultural…

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