Still/ed Here — one story, many voices

Still/ed Here is a story of displacement, told by many voices. It is an interactive participatory installation using the Augmented Reality technology of Lifeprint. It started as a poetry film, a multimedia artistic expression of a personal journey through war and displacement. It quickly turned into our collective narrative about understanding our roots, our identity …

Drawing in AR Workshop

I’m hosting a workshop, Drawing in AR and creating with mobile technology, for Science Literacy Week. I’ll be at the Central Branch, London Public Library. Join me for exploring the Google Experiment app, Just a Line to play with drawing in 3D space in Augmented Reality. Create an environment in 3D space and share your …

River Revery AR Art printed in Synaeresis

Hot off the press!! The first of the AR Art for River Revery was included in the latest publication of Synaeresis: arts + poetry, Issue Five,  a London based digital magazine. London poet, Andreas Gripp is the editor behind this interesting trans disciplinary journal, published by Harmonia Press. The journal features photography, original art, poetry and …

Augmented Reality at Historic Eldon House in London, Ontario!

The interactive AR exhibit is on this week!  Are you looking for a fun thing to do in London, Ontario — on a humid, rainy summer day? Augmented Reality at historic Eldon House — the new media of AR has come to London’s oldest standing home — historic Eldon House! My collaboration with poet and playwright …

London Ontario Events: Fringe Festival 2018

London Ontario Events:  Fringe Festival 2018, is fast approaching! I love the boundary pushing, discipline fusing theatre offered by the Fringe. I haven’t quite managed a Wally yet, but each year I have had to buy an extra pass…someday perhaps I will make it all the way to the top! The Wally Pass is named …

the how and why behind multimedia animation

Why Multimedia Animation?

Why do I create multimedia animation? Bill Viola, video artist, talks about the importance of asking why — why an artist creates a work of art.  He talks of how we have gotten away from asking “why” questions. Since the industrialization of our world, we have become preoccupied with asking “how” instead. This video animation gives a glimpse of both the how and the why I create these animations. I find inspiration in the balancing of movement, sound, image and word. Animation frees me to experiment and play with these elements. Animation allows me to dance in the light.

an edited, sepia photo from the ground looking up into the lit sky of cloud and sun, where two glider planes are soaring
into the light
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