IF'09 Location

Intersections Digital Studios, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada
IDS is Emily Carr's dedicated research space. It is composed of three themed studios: the Motion Capture and Visualization studio, the Wearables and Interactive Products studio, and the Prototyping + Media + Programming studio. The studios give faculty and graduate students access to state of the art digital technologies to develop or enhance projects in all disciplines. These technologies were chosen to bridge digital and material practices and promote collaborations between departments. Examples include 3D scanners, a 3D printer, a CNC machine, a stereoscopic projection system, and a 20 camera Vicon motion capture system. IDS allows training and education of a new kind of art and design researcher - one whose understanding of technology is informed by a strong sense of aesthetics and ethics. In a field that moves so quickly, and where today's innovations may be obsolete, tomorrow's students and researchers will gain more than just technical skills. They will gain an understanding of the underlying structures that fuel the dynamism between technology and creativity.

IDS occupies a physical space of approximately 10,000 square feet of Emily Carr's Granville Island campus, and offers opportunities for collaborations with industry and other educational institutions.


Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada
ECUAD was founded in 1925 and is one of British Columbia's oldest post-secondary institutions and one of the world's leading arts institutions. ECUAD is a learning community devoted to excellence and innovation in Visual Arts, Media Arts and Design. It stimulates its students to develop new and innovative ways of thinking and creating. At the same time, ECUAD invites students to prepare themselves for life after school. The curriculum is flexible, personal, multi-disciplinary and based on the learning needs of students. ECUAD is dedicated to fostering an educational environment that is professional, practice-oriented and at the same time rooted in history and critical theory.

ECUAD is providing facilities and infrastructure support for IF09: Stereo.

Surrey Art Gallery (SAG), Surrey, Canada
The Surrey Art Gallery's mission is to engage the public in an ongoing dialogue about issues and ideas that affect our numerous communities as expressed through contemporary art, and to provide opportunities for the public to interact with artists and the artistic process. It accomplishes these aims through exhibitions, programmes, and publications of contemporary art. The Gallery focuses on contemporary art made since 1975. As an art museum, the SAG holds in public trust, a collection of contemporary Canadian artworks in a range of media. The holdings of the collection have been digitally catalogued, and records can be researched through the database of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN).

SAG is co-producing "e-mixer + Acoustic Illusions", Thursday, Nov 19, 7-9:30pm

Banff New Media Institute (BNMI), The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
The Banff New Media Institute is an internationally respected art and digital research innovation centre. BNMI's programs are designed to support creative pluralism, different modes of inquiry, the production of new work, and the engagement of artists, producers, technologists, and researchers with digital culture. BNMI commissions research, provides training, and offers creative production support in a multidisciplinary development environment. Practitioners are able to access a range of expertise, peers, facilities, and environments - all in the Centre's inspiring mountain campus. BNMI draws on more than fifteen years of new media experience at The Banff Centre.

BNMI will be receiving a live-stream of IF09: Stereo.

Washington State University (WSUV), Digital Technology and Culture Program (DTC), Vancouver, WA, USA
The DTC Program integrates critical thinking, creativity and computing skills with course work in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to offer a broad-based, interdisciplinary degree that prepares students for a culturally-diverse, technologically complex 21st century. Dr. Dene Grigar, the Director of DTC, has presented papers at three previous Interactive Futures conferences and published in its 2007 proceedings, "Transdisciplinary Digital Art: Sound, Vision and the New Screen."

WSUV DTC will be receiving a live-stream of IF09: Stereo at their MOVE Lab.

VIVO Media Arts Centre (VIVO)
VIVO Media Arts Centre is a place for the production, education, distribution, exhibition and discussion of media art. You can rent our cameras, lights, mics, edit suites, new media labs and studio space. We have workshops in circuit bending and pure data, final cut pro and protools (to name a few). We are a video distribution centre called Video Out and house an archive of media art and activism produced between 1973 and the now. We present exhibitions of local and international artists, musicians, writers and activists. We stage skype talks, noise music, performance art, relational activities, and things as yet uncategorised. Signal & Noise is our annual festival of experimental media art.

Our programming reflects both the diversity of media art technologies available and the symbiotic communities which coalesce around the tools, to invent new technology, new genres, new friendships.

VIVO Media Arts Centre gratefully receives ongoing annual support from The Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, The Government of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver.

VIVO is producing, in partnership with IF09, "Edia" an exhibition by Willy Le Maitre, Nov 20-Dec 12, 2009. Opening reception: Friday, November 20, 8:00pm with artist's talk at 10:00pm.

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