October 26, 27 & 28
7 – 10 pm
Berkeley Church, 315 Queen St. E.
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Meet The Media Guru (MMG) is a Social Network and an Open Community of Digital Culture that organizes events in Italy to meet the world famous protagonists of innovation. Digifest is bringing MMG events to Ontario by making them a key component of the DF schedule. These three evening speaker events will bring innovators from across the globe for thought-provoking presentations that will inspire and challenge attendees.
Wednesday, October 26Co-Founder
Studio Azzurro (Italy)
MtMG Closing Keynote @ Innovation Days
Thursday, October 27 – 5p.m.
New-media artist, theorist and researcher (France)Read more >
Access to this presentation included in Innovation Days tickets and All Access pass
Professor in Information Science, co-founder of The Citu and H2H Lab, Maurice Benayoun’s work explores, across the past two decades, the potential and the significance of various media that deeply altered our way to see, to understand, to describe and to change the world.
His work investigates fields going from immersion to Critical Fusion, from the Global Body to the Extended Relativity which explains, at the same time, the curvature of the information space-time as well as of the urban space-time. The physical world and the data world are profoundly affected in their topography by egonomics and by the constantly redefined laws of serendipity. Through his artworks, Maurice Benayoun redefines the dynamics, politics and poetics of semic and semantic fluids that affect our new interactions with the world and its inhabitants.
Thursday, October 27
Co-Founder, Arduino Read more >
Arduino, Physical Computing and Mass Participation
The world wide web has catalyzed a shift from mass consumption of media to mass participation, according to media observer Clay Shirky, and recent years have seen a similar shift in physical devices as well. People are no longer just buying electronic devices, they’re learning to make them for themselves. The Arduino microcontroller environment has been a part of this trend. In this talk, Tom will explain a bit about his entrance into maker culture and how he came to be a part of the Arduino team.
Friday, October 28
Director of Nokia Research Center Hollywood and Nokia Research Center Cambridge, US and International Digital Media ArtistRead more >
The 21st century has brought a new level of discourse about simulation and the constructed nature of reality and self. As we view ourselves as decentralized, multiple selves there is increasing awareness that we exist in a liminal world; a world that merges the physical and virtual and allows us to simultaneously be both here and there.
Over the last three decades, Rebecca Allen’s work has addressed issues of physicality and virtuality, nature and illusion, the body and the mind and how our changing perception of reality affects our understanding of human identity and relationships. Advanced technology has served as an inspiration and provided the necessary tools to express new interpretations of art and design.
In this presentation, a range of work will be presented from early digital art works involving 3D computer animation, human motion simulation and music videos to current work with innovative laptop design for One Laptop per Child, augmented reality, biosensors and mobile media art and entertainment.