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Create your own apps @ VIVO!
VIVO is very excited to be offering not one, but TWO mobile application building workshops this spring - Creating Apps for Android and C4: Media and Interactivity for iOS. These workshops will give participants an introduction to these app-building formats and allow them to walk away with their own app in hand. If you are interested in interactivity and digital media, these workshops can get you started in a new field that will expand your creative practice.
Creating Apps for Android will teach participants how to create an app that utilizes the built-in sensors on your device, such as touch screens, cameras, microphones, gps, accelerometer, light sensors etc. Participants will get an introductory understanding of Processing – the programming language used to create and run these apps- and come away with a prototype of their app. It runs April 16, 18, 23, & 25, 6:30-9:30pm each evening.
The C4 workshop introduces participants to this coding framework that enables users to easily create apps for iOS (iphone/ipad/ipod). Integrate the devices’ sensors and create animations, video and audio, OpenGL objects and more. Originally developed as a tool for quickly creating interactive art works, C4 is developing into a more broad-based language for other areas such as music and data visualization. This workshop runs May 6, 8, 13, & 15, 7-10pm each evening.
Both these workshops provide a really exciting opportunity to get involved with apps for both these formats and introduce interactivity to your projects. If this sounds like something that interests you, please get in touch with us here at the Education department (firstname.lastname@example.org). Register over the phone by calling 604.872.8337 Ext 1, Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6 PM or come down in person to 1965 Main St., Vancouver, B.C.
VIVO Education is Seeking an Intern!
Want to gain experience working in arts education in an artist run centre?
The education department programs group and custom workshops, special projects, youth workshops and collaborations with partner organizations. The Education Intern will actively contribute to the dynamic programming and efficient service of the education department. Interns will also assist in the general daily operations of the organization.
The Education Intern will receive the following benefits in exchange for 12-15 hours work per week as a volunteer member of the education department:
- VIVO membership
- free training in media arts technologies
- hands-on experience in arts administration, educational programming, marketing
- opportunity to build relationships with other community organizations and VIVO partners
The successful applicant will:
- demonstrate a strong commitment to the arts and/or alternative audio/video production
- have an interest in education programming
- have competency in Microsoft Office skills and be Mac literate
- be confident in communicating with members of the public
- have effective communications skills and the ability to work well with others
- be able to contribute to maintaining a welcoming and accessible environment
- be resourceful, a self starter, well organized with the ability to work without supervision
VIVO Media Arts Centre offers artists, independent producers, and new users accessible production, education, presentation and dissemination opportunities in video, media and new media arts.
To apply send a résumé and cover letter saying why you are interested in this internship and VIVO.
Please email your application to the attention of Megan Amaral, with “Education Intern” in the subject line: email@example.com
Deadline for applications: Open until filled
Start date: Immediately (early February 2013)
End date: May, TBD
VIVO Media Arts Centre
1965 Main Street
Vancouver BC V5T 3C1
It's here, the time has come to experience true 3D at VIVO Media Arts Centre....
Jesse Scott, Matthew Parker, Brady Marks, Dan Leonard & Ashlee Luk.
Points of Vision >> Beyond the 2nd Dimension
Opening: Thursday 1st November 7-11pm
Exhibition continues: 2nd and 3rd November 12-5pm
Scroll down for more info on the 3D 'POV Project'.
5th November, Ladies DJ Workshop. This 'pay what you can' workshop is designed to demystify Vinyl, Laptop and Mixers! This workshop has sold out, if you are interest in the next incarnation please get in touch! More info here.
FREE Youth Project, VIVO is looking for interested youth to take part in an exciting workshop series which teaches creative software programming. More info on this here.
Show Me How @ VIVO What knowledge can you share with others? Contribute your cool trick, skill, recipe, directions, instructions, formula, prescription, blueprint, plan, technique, procedure, approach, strategy, tactic, talent, genius expertise, or creativity and take away some new knowledge in return. Artists Meaghen Buckley and Ashley Guindon have facilitated an interactive skill-share drawing project in the back space of VIVO Media Arts Centre next to the Classroom.
New equipment available to rent Our Tech department has been Spring Fall cleaning, reorganising and we're excited to announce brand new equipment ready to rent, with special rates available to our members. From digital cameras, media players and Microsoft Kinects if you need it, we've probably got it so give us a call on 604 872 8337 ext 2 to make your booking today! Check out our full rental info here
All this, plus our Fall workshop programme.
Ever wanted to do some circuit bending / circuit building / Intro to making video media? / learn Gadget Making with Arduino's / learn the best techniques for documentary film making?
Then VIVO is the place for you!
Points of Vision >> Beyond the 2nd Dimension
On Nov. 1 we experienced the innovative and exciting "Points of Vision >> Beyond the 2nd Dimension" exhibition at VIVO Media Arts Centre. Artists Brady Marks, Ashlee Luk & Dan Leonard, Matt Parker, and Jesse Scott created dynamic interactive artworks using the P.O.V. three-dimensional platform designed by Marks.
EVENT: PROCESSING VANCOUVER : 27 November 7-9pm
Processing Vancouver is a part of the larger Processing Cities Project, and serves as an initiative to establish a regularly meeting in Vancity for everybody who is interested in creative coding, generative art and design, designing with code, new media art, or just programming in general. We are starting off with a monthly meeting and invite you to join us.
Processing Vancouver is the right place if you want to share some of your latest projects and ideas, look out for collaborators, learn more, ask for help, or just want to talk with like-minded people and to get to know each other a bit better.
This months line up features... TBA
Fall Workshop dates!
We are delighted to announce our fall workshop schedule:
Circuit Building, with instructor David Leith - Nov 6 & 8
Circuit Bending, with instructor David Leith - Nov 27 & 29
Video Journalism, with instructor Flick Harrison - Nov 18 & 24
Camera, Lights, Sound! with instructors Fran Breden and Mauri Bernstein - Nov 10 & 11
We also have 2 feature Adobe Premier workshops running in November;
1. Intro to Premier (if you're new to video editing, this one is for you)
2. Switching to Premier (for those moving from FCP to Premier, click here)
VIVO @ Science World
VIVO SLAB 6 participants Suzanne Klassen and Gonzalo Almendrades took their projects to Science World on 30th September. Theremins and Video Feedback went down a storm!
PROJECT: Persistence of Vision (POV)
What is it? POV stands for persistence of vision, it means creating the illusion of a moving image from a series of stills. The easiest way to think about this is what happens when you light a sparkler and swing your arm, you can create the illusion of a circle.
At VIVO our POV project takes this concept further- we want to produce the illusion of a 3D image. Unlike 3D experiences at the cinema, we want this one to be viewed from different angles, as you might look at a piece of digital sculpture.
What are we making? Artist Brady Marks has designed a POV Volumetric Display consisting of a large panel covered in LEDs. This sits on a base containing a motor which allows the panel to revolve at high speeds. The rotation of the panel in conjunction with the precise programming of the LEDs to switch on and off and specific times creates the illusion of 3D shapes.
Where can I see it?
At VIVO in Points of Vision >> Beyond the 2nd Dimension Thursday 1st November 7pm
Show continues Friday November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd 12-5pm at VIVO Media Arts Centre,
1965 Main Street.
PROJECT: SCARCITY RADIO
VIVO is collabourating with the Contemporary Art Gallery and the IKON gallery in Birmingham, UK to create audio works around the notion of scarcity. These were broadcast from the IKON gallery's Slow Boat during the London 2012 Olympics. You can listen to them here!
PROJECT: AUDIO FEEDBACK : Contemporary Art Gallery from June 9th
VIVO collabourated with the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and CULTCH to engage a group of youth in an audio feedback project.
Listen to the audio works online here!
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