Seeking Volunteers for the VIVO booth at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Come be part of the VIVO booth for this year’s Vancouver Mini Maker Faire!  This is a great way to participate in the faire, meet some new people, and get involved with a new and exciting project. We’re looking for support with a larger coordination role, and for volunteers for a couple of hours on the evening of Friday, June 10th and between 10 and 6 on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th.

Please fill in your basic info in this form, and we will be in touch. Learn more about the project we will be bringing to the faire below.

No previous experience with electronics or programming required. Seeking volunteers to primarily help with event logistics, and coordination.

About the Project:

Algorithmically Generated art with HALO is the newest program in the Youth Mentorship series at VIVO Media Arts Centre. The Youth Mentorship series integrates youth (18-24) into artist-run centre culture, in order to foster the next generation of local media artists in Vancouver. This mentorship will take place at VIVO in the fall of 2016. We will announce a call for mentees in early June.

About the Mentorship:

Established artists Alex Beim (of Tangible Interaction), Leó Stefánsson, and Niel McLaren will work with 8 youth participants to create new work using HALO, a large installation device. The program will be broken into two streams: Niel McLaren will lead one, which will focus on Processing, and Leó Stefánsson will lead the second stream, focussed on learning MaxMSP. MaxMSP and Processing are visual programming languages built for media arts with the purpose of teaching the fundamentals of computer programming. All participants will work with Alex Beim on curation and presentation of the final piece and create their own program for HALO, using either MaxMSP or Processing.

This mentorship is for media artists at all skill levels. No previous programming experience required.

Following the completion of their new work, VIVO will facilitate an exhibition as part of a larger show on algorithmically generated art. The show will showcase HALO as the primary exhibit, and will also include art from established media artists, performers, and mentees from previous mentorships.