Border Bee is a new customs service born from the demand of a novel importing community: You. The growth of e-commerce has turned many businesses into reluctant importers, exposed to the compliance and supply-chain risks of a traditional distributor.
Between April and June 2015, La marche (est haute) introduces ten digital, sound and artistic interventions in urban areas with the common denominator to travel at slow speed (walking) or variable speed. This project was documented on a web-based map.
Founded in 1986, the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) is Canada’s official national association for electroacoustics and as such is dedicated to promoting this progressive art form in its broadest definition: from “pure” acousmatic and computer music to soundscape and sonic art to hardware hacking and beyond.
eContact!, the CEC’s online journal of electroacoustics, was launched in May 1998 as the successor to the print journal, Contact! (1988–97), and is published four times a year. Each issue focusses on a particular theme or topic, and Guest Editors have been invited to coordinate one issue per year since eContact! 7.x (2004–05). Articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries and analyses are featured in the journal, often supported by audio and video files. All issues are freely available to the public.
Michael Nardone is a doctoral candidate at Concordia University's Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture. He is managing editor of Amodern, and assistant editor of Jacket2.
Spaceteam ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) is a crazy and fun English learning game you play with your friends and classmates using phones or tablets. Your team of 2-4 players is working together to fly a spaceship. To survive, you must follow the instructions and press the right buttons on your control panel on your phone. But there is a problem with your ship—your instructions are being sent to your friends’ phones, and your friends’ instructions are being sent to your phone! This means that if you want to survive, you must communicate and work together!
Fredrik Gran is an award-winning composer originally from the Vällingby suburb in Stockholm, Sweden. His music and research intersects electroacoustic and acoustic sound ideas, employing mechanic/robotic interactive units, amplified instruments and objects, computer-assisted transcription of his own electroacoustic music and purpose-made electronic models into the notated sphere of acoustic instruments. Fredrik’s work covers orchestral, chamber, vocal, electroacoustic and live electronic music, as well as music for installations, museums, dance, digital- and visual art.
Devora Neumark is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher, educator, frequent lecturer and consultant for the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. She completed her SSHRC-funded research-creation PhD – titled, Radical Beauty for Troubled Times – in April 2013 at Concordia University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture. Addressing the role that house-beautification plays for individuals coming to terms with the traumas associated with involuntary dislocation, this body of dialogic performances situates aesthetics as critically important to establishing the conditions for remaking home in the aftermath of domicide, environmental disaster, and other instances of home’s destruction.
"T-shirts for normal people". Screen-printed T-shirts and other apparel, sold in a store in Montréal and online. Focus: Aspects of Montréal, its quirkiness. Also philosophical and literary subjects. All art produced using eco-friendly products (like water-based ink). Most production equipment self-made (printing machine etc.)
Vincent Nsengiyumva is an artist born in Rwanda with Twa cultural roots, which are local to the African Great Lakes. At a very young age, Vincent was exposed to music, dance and the timeless stories of traditional Rwandan culture under his grandparents’ tutelage. He is currently among a handful of performing artists worldwide who was trained through this timeless way of indigenous Rwandan cultural transmission. Before forced to leave Rwanda, Vincent was a member of the Rwandan National Ballet and performed with them as a dancer, singer and musician.
Upon arrival in Canada on January 17, 2009, Vincent began the process of requesting asylum in the wake of the violence he experienced in his home country and as a refugee in mortal danger. After years of legal proceedings, the verdict was announced in December 2014 concerning his requests for humanitarian consideration and for compassional consideration through the Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRAA) process: both requests were denied.
#UnisAvecVincent is a campaign to raise funds and awareness of Vincent's unfortunate situation.
Jane Tingley received her MFA at Concordia University in 2006 and uses new media, sculpture, and installation to explore ideas involving identity and contemporary experience.
Steph Colbourn is a sound editor living in Montréal, Canada. EDITAUD.IO offers services to help people create high-quality podcasts and reach their target audience.
Classic comfort food in warm surroundings (open until 3 AM Thurs-Sat) & a weekend brunch in Montréal.
This witty web series follows the virtual lives of a handful academics playing Minecraft together. An online adventure of fun, smarts and drama.
Sounding the City is an online exhibition dedicated to capturing urban environments and re-imagining their soundscapes through site-specific installations and acoustic interventions.
Geek Girls is the first feature-length documentary exploring the hidden half of fan culture: nerdy women. Although geeky communities have recently risen to prominence as major cultural contributors, very little attention has been directed towards the women who live and work with nerd culture on a daily basis.
The Synthesis Center at Arizona State University asks: How can we create environments that are richer but not more complicated, and how can we create environments that we would want to live in?
The Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre is a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration in digital game studies and design. We focus on the convergent interests of faculty and students in the context of the worldwide development of the vibrant new fields of digital game studies and game design.
The SSHRC-funded SpokenWeb partnership aims to develop coordinated and collaborative approaches to literary historical study, digital development, and critical and pedagogical engagement with diverse collections of literary sound recordings from across Canada and beyond.
Kamal is a website developed for Centro Huarte, in Huarte (Spain).
"This mapping project tries to give an orientation about the artistic scene of Navarre and its cultural agents. To offer a panoramic view, a diverse and vast territory, following different criteria: geographical, chronological, social, local...We have placed special emphasis on the world of scenes, sometimes ephemeral scenes, and in any case difficult to document, that mark this landscape and the threads that intertwine them."
Collaboration with Paula Carralero and Federico Foderaro.
The Montréal Sound Map is a web-based soundscape project that allows users to upload field recordings to a Google Map of Montréal. The soundscape is constantly changing, and this project acts as a sonic time capsule with the goal of preserving sounds before they disappear.
The San Francisco Bay Sound Map was designed and launched by electronic musician Bruno Ruviaro, ethnomusicologist Christina Zanfagna, and sound artist / web developer Max Stein in 2015. The map offers an interactive platform and historical archive for the soundscapes of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Max Stein is a full stack web developer and media artist based in Los Angeles.
For the past 8 years, he has worked as a freelance web developer and consultant on all sorts of work, including: