September 30th, 2015
ACAD and the Calgary Philharmonic will be partnering on a new production in late November 2015 and we want YOU to work with us.
ACAD Media Arts students are invited to apply to contribute on one of two projects:
This odyssey of sin works its way across 7 cities in the continental US. Our production will replace those cities with Canadian locations putting a new spin on this 1930s critique of capitalism.
Students will produce stylized durational backdrops of the seven cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and St. John’s which will be projected in HD behind the orchestra. Participants will receive a professional credit on a formal production and help earn a contribution to the Media Arts Fundraising Account to support student programmes.
To apply you must submit at least one jpeg image of a mock up of what your city back drop might look like. be creative; be innovative; be artistic. what would your city look like if it were greed, sloth, pride, gluttony, lust, envy or wrath? Send your jpeg to kurtis.lesick(at)acad.ca along with your expression of interest, why you should be selected, and what you have to offer the project no later than 5pm, MONDAY OCTOBER 5th. Questions?
more information on this project will be released shortly
February 6th, 2013
The research and residencies conducted at CE3C are featured on this internationally significant journal of cutting edge digital practice. An article by director, Kurtis Lesick and articles by 8 students and alumni help establish ACAD as a leading think tank for the creation of digital culture.
Journal of Computational Media Design
March 21st, 2012
It’s Wednesday and the first C4 workshop of 2012 is off to a rolling start!
Travis Kirton is teaching students how to work with his evolving library of C4 classes that all feature an array of intuitive control methods. The students are already developing iPad apps that would make Steve Jobs (r.i.p.) drool…
March 12th, 2012
Jordan Peterson, a programming assistant at CE3C and ACAD alumni, has been working on using OpenGL within C4. Travis Kirton is mentoring him on the new features that C4 offers and helping him troubleshoot his applications. He is also providing assistance with beta testing and advising on potential features to include in the finished product. Here are some screenshots of his work with three dimensional geometry, texture shaders, and interaction architecture.
March 12th, 2012
On Sunday a group of works incubated in and curated by the CE3C workshop Inter(media)tion, were exhibited at the Free Exchange conference on ‘Media and Excess’ at the University of Calgary.
The Inter(media)tion group certainly offered a change of pace for conference goers and the reviews were very positive. There have been rumors already that the organizers were inspired by the presentation of the Inter(media)tions group, and plan to imitate their mode of critical investigation in upcoming years.
Performance by: | Leah Desmond and Maria Samaniego |
Installations by: | Jessie Altura and Sarah Grodecki | Dee Fontans and Nicole Tritter | Mihaela Slabe, Teresa Tam and Victoria Braun |
Kathleen Brown and Greg Debicki chaired the panel for the presentation.
Free Exchange is an annual graduate student conference organized entirely by graduate students at the University of Calgary Department of English. Founded more than fifteen years ago, it has grown to attract participants from across Canada, the United States, and elsewhere in the world.
March 6th, 2012
Kurtis Lesick, Kathleen Brown, JR Carpenter and Greg Debicki curated a selection of 3 installations and 1 performance to take to the Literary In(ter)ventions performance night at the Banff Centre, to be displayed alongside performances by Steve Tomasula, J.R. Carpenter, and Brian Kim Stefans.
Jessie Altura, Sarah Grodecki, Leah Desmond, Maria Samaniego, Dee Fontans, Nicole Tritter, Mihaela Slabe, Teresa Tam and Victoria Braun
The works were incubated in the Inter(media)tion workshop, in which a large number of students from a variety of departments developed interdisciplinary works at breakneck speed. The performance and installations wowed the audience and videos are coming to the CE3C website soon. In the meantime, some photos as a taster…
March 5th, 2012
INTER(MEDIA)TION was a one month intensive production boot camp for artists to create collaborative works that explore the intersections of language and technology. It was held in the CE3C Lab in February 2012, and we have two showcases of the works created by the participating artists. In late February, we brought the works to the Banff Centre for the Arts for an evening showcase with the Literary In(ter)ventions program. The student generated works and performances were displayed alongside performances by Steve Tomasula, J.R. Carpenter, and Brian Kim Stefans as a part of StageFest 2012. On March 11th the workshop group will take part in a featured panel at the Free Exchange conference on ‘Media and Excess’ at the University of Calgary, where the student works will be displayed and performed. Kurtis Lesick, Kathleen Brown (writer in residence), and Greg Debicki co-curated the workshop and mentored the students. J.R. Carpenter, a visiting artist, also helped to mentor the students in the final phases of production.
The collaborations produced in the workshop examine and interpret our relationship(s) with technology: how technology affects meaning, context and (mis)communications, how language is translated and transmuted through technology and how consumption and excess manifests as productive or destructive aspects of media and technology.
March 1st, 2012
Travis Kirton’s long term C4 project is kicking into high gear this spring. Recently experiencing a change of heart, he rewrote and optimized the framework and is currently working to integrate a set of digital signal processing (audio) tools. He is planning upwards of three immersive crash courses for students over the spring and summer. C4, in it’s newest form, is a programming framework that streamlines the development process for building applications for Apple devices.
Currently he has been organizing a series of lectures and workshops at the University of Calgary that have been promoted in part by CE3C. He is now working in his newly renovated office in the CE3C lab where he is mentoring and assisted by Jordan Peterson (an ACAD alumni and new media artist).