YZO Blog

  • 09.26.2010

    Red Light: Bill Vorn @ Nuit Blanche

    NUIT BLANCHE Opening on October 2nd 2010 from 7PM to 7AM as a part of  Nuit Blanche LABO 55 Mill Street, Studio 317 Distillery District, Toronto RED LIGHT is an interactive robotic environment which aims to question, reformulate and subvert the notions of behavior, projection and empathy that usually characterize the relationship between human beings […]

  • 09.23.2010

    Stelarc: artist’s talk and exhibition in Montreal

    Public vernissage with the artist in attendance Ars Electronica Golden Nica 2010 Prize Winner Comes to Montreal on the 45th Anniversary of the Communication Studies Department at Concordia University “The biological body is not well organ-ized. The body needs to be Internet enabled in more intimate ways. THE EAR ON ARM project suggests an alternate […]

  • 09.23.2010


    OCTOBER 2 TO DECEMBER 4, 2010 SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010 CONVERSATION with Vera Frenkel and Sylvie Lacerte, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. (in English). OPENING from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This unique exhibition will treat visitors to a far-reaching look at the work and thought of interdisciplinary artist Vera Frenkel, […]

  • 09.20.2010

    Soundcities by Stanza

    The first online open source database of city sounds and soundmaps from around the world, using found sounds and field recording. The sounds can be listened to, used in performances on laptops, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all sounds by UK artist Stanza you can now contribute your own found sounds onto […]

  • 09.18.2010

    Arduino + Motorcycle = Motoduino

    Motoduino from David X on Vimeo. Heatsync Labs member Rene Sanchez built this kicking motoduino bike computer for his motorcycle, using a bunch of parts from Adafruit, a custom welded enclosure, Makerbotted connectors, and some ingenuity. The resulting device provides GPS coordinates, bearing, temperature (probably always registering hot in Phoenix) to the driver, while still […]

  • 09.17.2010


    photo credit: Eileen Murray In late August I was in Saskatoon to participate in a short research/production residency for a Canada Council for the Arts sponsored Artist and Community Collaboration Program, connecting the College Art Galleries with the Meewasin Valley Authority, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture. The work produced during the residency is part of […]

  • 09.16.2010

    VIDA 13.0 – Call for Submissions

    Fundación Telefónica announces the VIDA 13.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition, which for the last twelve years has awarded prizes for artistic projects using technological mediums offering innovative approaches to research into artificial life. The projects may be based on systems which emulate, imitate or speculate on the notion of life through current research […]

  • 09.14.2010

    Formerly Exit Five: Portable Monuments to Recent History

    September 17 – December 17, 2010 College Art Galleries ÷ Kenderdine Art Gallery University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Artists: Vahram Aghasyan, Michael Alstad, Cyprien Gaillard, Sara Graham, Paul Griffin, Isabelle Hayeur, Craig Leonard, Andrew King + Angela Silver, David Rokeby, Denyse Thomasos Curated by Shauna McCabe While place and history retain currency, contemporary landscapes are defined […]

  • 09.05.2010

    Christopher Meerdo: Reiteration + Stalemate

    Chicago based artist Christopher Meerdo, whose Backyards piece screened at Dundas Square for one month during the Transmedia 29:59 project in Toronto, has two exhibitions opening this month.  Reiteration, at Harper College Exhibition Space is a range of current and older photographs, lightboxes, and video works. Stalemate, at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts is […]

  • 08.27.2010

    McLuhan in Europe 2011

    2011 is the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Canadian media and communications visionary Marshall McLuhan. In Europe transmediale festival and the Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Canadian Embassy in Berlin are producing a year-long programme of activity to recognise the Centenary. The cultural network project McLuhan in Europe 2011 will explore, critique and celebrate […]