Merging Mindsets: Fusing our creative and IDM communities

Merging Mindsets
Fusing our creative and interactive digital media communities

Upcoming panel series, conference and more!

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.

Over the upcoming months, we will be presenting a number of engaging arts and IDM panels, an “Instructables” demo day in the Exchange District and a two-day arts and IDM conference.

 

Upcoming Panels

3D Printing: Materials, Uses, and Challenges
Saturday, November 30, 2-4pm
The Output, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 2nd Floor– 100 Arthur St.

3D printing is revolutionizing how we construct and create. Originally invented to assist designers in rapid-prototyping it has become more accessible and available allowing artists to unleash their creativity in new ways. Join local makers and artists to learn about techniques, software, and challenges with the medium. How can I integrate 3D printing into my artistic practice? Where do I start? What resources are available locally? They will answer all of these questions – and more!

State of VR
Saturday, December 7, 2-4pm
The Output, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 2nd Floor– 100 Arthur St.

VR, AR, XR? What’s the difference? How are artists and tech professionals using these technologies to creatively push film, video, animation, dance and performance in new directions?  Join us to learn from four people deeply involved in experimenting with this new canvas. Get to know about resources and techniques. Ask questions and find out how to get started.

Digital Sound Art
Wednesday, December 11, 7-9pm
The Output, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 2nd Floor– 100 Arthur St.

With an ever-expanding array of accessible and user-friendly technology music, sound art and sound production have drastically changed over the last ten years. Tools and techniques for VR, theatre and performance have transformed the way sound artists think about sound creation. In this panel, local and visiting artists will discuss a variety of techniques and topics including generative practices, new forms of modulation, ambisonics, visual programming, as well as, mixing traditional practice with new forms.

Whether you’re new to audio art or a seasoned veteran looking add new experimentation to your practice, this panel will get you interested in exploring the vast landscape of Digital Sound Art.

Archiving Art
Wednesday, January 8, 7-9pm
Creative Manitoba, 245 McDermot Avenue

Digital Collaboration
Wednesday, January 15, 12-2pm
Creative Manitoba, 245 McDermot Avenue

Projection Mapping
Saturday, January 18, 7-9pm
The Output, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 2nd Floor– 100 Arthur St.

Merging Mindsets “Instructables” Day
January 25th, 2020, The Exchange District 

Explore the Exchange and see exciting new works in VR, AR, wearables, video games, and more. Meet the creators and collaborators and hear as they show the guts of their work and discuss their process, challenges and triumphs.

Wearables
Friday, February 7, TBD
The Output, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 2nd Floor– 100 Arthur St.

Principles and Tools of Interactivity
Wednesday, February 12, 7-9pm
The Output, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 2nd Floor– 100 Arthur St.

Social Media and Mental Health
Friday, March 6, TBD
The Output, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 2nd Floor– 100 Arthur St.

Merging Mindsets Conference
March 13 & 14, 2020, Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg’s first conference dedicated to exploring the intersection of Art and Digital technology; the experiences, opportunities, challenges and achievements.

 

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.