Each year we feature a poster exhibition as part of the Festival’s Symposium. The posters will be viewable for an extended period, but a dedicated period for viewing the posters and meeting many of the poster presenters will be on Friday May 25 from 4–6pm.
The poster exhibition is curated by Lorena Salomé.
The Telematic Dinner Party
Pollie Barden is an American visual artist, game designer, web designer and technophile. She creates installations, interactive art, wearables, and games. Her diverse background bridges photography, book arts, sculpture and documentary. Pollie has exhibited her work in, festivals, museums and galleries both in the U.S. and abroad. Barden earned an M.S.P. from the Interactive Telecommunication Program at New York University in New York. Pollie is currently based in London, UK where she is pursuing a PhD in Media Arts and Technology at Queen Mary University of London.
World X Diagnostic
Megan Michalak is a queer interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on the tradition of social-sculpture as a method of inquiry, engagement, & research. Michalak’s studio-practice spans sculpture, performance, digital media & drawing. Exhibitions include: the Moscow Biennale, Galarie Titanik (Turku, Finland), Fonds Regional D’Art Contemporain (Montpelier, France), the Bronx Museum, the Aldrich Museum, & the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Art Interactive (Boston), Artists Space, & Smack Mellon Gallery in New York City. She is the co-recipient of a Film-Media-&-New-Technology-Grant from the New-York-State-Council-of-the-Arts. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo, & lives between Buffalo & Toronto.
Stephanie Rothenberg is an artist and educator using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative interactions
that question the boundaries and social constructs of manufactured desires. She has lectured and exhibited at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art Artport; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and the Sundance Film Festival. Recent awards include a 2011 Harpo Foundation, 2009 Creative Capital Grant in Emerging Fields, and a 2008 New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist award (NYSCA). Stephanie has been an artist-in-residence at art spaces including Eyebeam in New York City, free103point9 Wave Farm in Acra, NY and HomeShop and Shan Studio in Beijing, China. In 2009, Stephanie co-founded REV-, a non-profit located in NYC furthering socially-engaged art, design and pedagogy. Stephanie received her MFA in 2003 from The Department of Film, Video and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Studies at The State University of New York at Buffalo.
Haptic Holography: Touching the Ethereal
As an artist/maker of things/inventor/researcher, Michael Page’s work almost always resolves itself at the intersection of art and science. As a Professor at OCAD University and Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto, Michael has been the recipient of numerous grants, including the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council,the NRC, the Ontario Centres for Excellence and C.I.P.I. He has travelled extensively and exhibited his work around the world. Michael is also collaborating with artists from around the world on the creation of a limited edition digital holographic book.
Carlos Castellanos is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher with a wide array of interests such as embodiment, cybernetics and systems theory, networks, phenomenology and artificial intelligence. He received a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship in Interactive Digital Multimedia and was a California State University Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar. His artworks have been exhibited at local and international events such the 13th International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) and ZeroOne San Jose. He is also a founding member of DPrime Research, an art-science nonprofit research organization. Castellanos is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC.
Human Connectivity: Patterns of Connections
Although we are moving towards a technological future, we will still have a need for the tangible; flavours, textures and poetic imagery, because of this, Jenny Lee believes that her role as a designer will take on many forms. A provocateur to stimulate debate, a magician to conjure fascination and suspense, a materiologist, pushing material innovation, or a futurologist, dreaming of the possibilities, and questioning future realities. Lee is intrigued by scientific development, technological innovations and the contradictory nature of being human. How these particular drivers can influence changes within a social and future context.
Sally Lee is an interdisciplinary artist whose works employ social practice as means of experimentation and negotiation between the boundaries of public spaces and the notion of intimacy. Lee holds a MFA from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, and a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Lee has curated and exhibited nationally and internationally, including Centre A and Belkin Satellite in Canada, Liu Haisu Museum in China, public works in Erfurt and Weimar in Germany, 12th DMZ Festival in Korea and Bétonsalon in Paris. Lee was born in Hong Kong, currently lives in Montreal.
Guillaume Le Moine was born in St Brieuc, France in 1981 and studied in the fine art school of Nîmes and in the University of Rennes. He has exhibited his work in French and foreign contemporary art museums. He works with questions of social and politic aspect in using different shapes. He works sometimes in collaboration, and tries to build some bridge between art and science, art and architecture.
The HeartBeats watch & the emotional complexity of time
Concerned with unfulfilled promises of the future, Julie Legault‘s research addresses the inevitable hybridisation of man and machine. As an interdisciplinary designer, she explores the possible futures of accessories through technology, function, and fantasy. Her hope is to make /change the future, creating wearable wonders. A 2011 MA Graduate from Metalwork & Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, London (UK), she is from Montreal (Canada), where she studied Design Art, and Digital Technologies at Concordia University.
Hybrid Entities, Technile Organisms
Felix Hardmood Beck is a Berlin based designer and artist. He studied ‘New Media Design’ at the University of the Arts Berlin, Germany, where he did his thesis 2007. In 2011 he completed his ‘Master Scholar’ under the patronage of Joachim Sauter. In 2009 he married his argentinian wife and today he works as Art Director and Concept Designer for the Berlin based design studio ART+COM. As an artist, he works in Berlin and the Canary Islands, Spain. He exhibited his work in Berlin (Germany), Enschede (Holland), London (Great Britain), Istanbul (Turkey), Tokyo (Japan), Linz (Austria) and Helsinki (Finnland).
As well as interactive installations, Juan M. Castro has been working in real-time visualizations of organic information and the creation of hybrid architectures with bio-materials. Born in Bogotá (Colombia), he is currently living and working in Tokyo (Japan). Postdoctoral research fellow, he is investigating the impact of “synthetic ecosystems” and “interkingdom communication” upon artistic practice in the laboratory for molecular cell network -department of electrical engineering and biology- at Waseda University.