Next meeting Tuesday November 22nd 7 pm PROTOSPACE

International Man of Mystery Andrew will be speaking about Arduino.

Andrew Preece is a current director at Protospace and all around nice guy. I’m not sure why his nickname is Toaster, but I hope is has to do with marshmallows and not Cylons. Yumm… s’mores.

Adam will be talking about something old, something new and, something broken.

Adam Tindale is an electronic drummer and digital instrument designer. He is a Permanent Instructor of Interaction Design in the Media Arts and Digital Technologies department at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Adam performs on his EDrumset: a new electronic instrument that utilizes physical modeling and machine learning with an intuitive physical interface. He completed a Bachelor of Music at Queen’s University, a Masters of Music Technology at McGill University, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Music, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Victoria.

Kyle will be talking about his recent project. Circles of Confusion is a generative image and sound based installation composed of dual Super 8 film-loop projections integrated with dual optically-sensitive sine-wave oscillators. Similar to a Theremin, these scratch built oscillator circuits are controlled by light dependent sensors that modulate audible pitch and volume. Integrated into the projection system, the function of these Opto-Theremins is the real-time synthesis of discrete but complimentary dyadic sine-waveforms that are directly proportional to the intensity of the projected light—hand processed film images that are inverse matched but not mirrored pairs. Entropic by nature and not readily reproducible, this Super 8 film material exists in a state of continuous variability. The generative and reactionary conditions of Circles of Confusion create a hyper-awareness of the boundaries that exist between two distinct processes of sensory perception and blur the conventional divisions between them by suggesting that they are at once complementary and transmutable.

Kyle Whitehead is a media artist working with small-format film, alternative photographic processes and lo-fi electronics. He prefers a careful and considered approach to image making; which should not be confused with best practices, as his work is about embracing the potential of an indeterminate process. What he wants is the definitive by chance—leveraging lo-fi or DIY technologies often with unusual or startling effect. He is a graduate of Alberta College of Art and Design and currently resides in Calgary where he spends most of his time in the dark.

Many thanks to Protospace for heling us out with the space to present this month.

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