TOUCH AND GO

Touch and Go - The Greater Toronto Airport Authority Interactive Guide to Perambulatory Anomalies is an interactive animation that explores the secret life of the airport icon. Please click on the screen and send our hero on another random encounter with the hazards and pitfalls of his flatland existence. This nod to the screwball era of silent film animates the deadpan characters that have become well known to today's airport dwellers.


 
David Clark, Jeff Howard, Nick Rudnicki, Shelley Simmons

David Clark is a media artist interested in experimenting with narrative form through net.art such as his aisforapple.net, interactive films such as Meanwhile, as well as installations and videos. His award winning work has been screened and exhibited around the world including at Sundance, SIGGRAPH, Transmediale in Berlin, SXSW in Austin, and the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York. He lives and works in Halifax where he teaches at NSCAD University.

Jeff Howard is an emerging New Media artist based in Southern Ontario. While completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Multimedia and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Jeff quickly became interested in the relationship between New Media and narrative. As a resident of the CFC Media Lab, Jeff directed his artistic pursuits towards Interactive Cinema in the collaboration of the site www.meanwhile.ca. Recently, Jeff has been working with the Banff World Television Festival and nextMEDIA – The Future of Digital Content.

Nick Rudnicki is a freelance geek living and striving in Halifax. He originally came to Nova Scotia to study at the much-touted NSCAD University, from whence he was issued a BFA. In the 4 years since he has nurtured a successful freelance creative geek business, and has established fruitful ties with the artistic community there.

Shelley Simmons has a mixed background of digital art and management experience. Having recently graduated from the Canadian Film Centre's Media Lab, she's coupled her creative background with communications, PR and marketing-type roles. She has worked overseas in online investor relations, co-produced the Canadian New Media Awards and has worked at Habbo Hotel, a social networking video game for teens. Her creative interests are currently exploring fresh ways of telling stories through interactive media and most recent creative works include Meanwhile, an interactive short film.