Weekend Media Arts Workshops

LOMAA is very excited to begin offering weekend workshops in all things media. Check out these offerings for the winter term.


Seating is limited and advance registration is absolutely required.
To register, follow this link: https://www.lomaa.ca/workshops.html

Field Recording for the Novice

Saturday, March 1, 2014 and Sunday, March 2, 2014

This course is designed for the novice as an introduction to sound recording and post-production. Its main focus is to show how field recording can capture raw and unprocessed sounds. Everything from microphones to software will be covered over the two days. Participants will make contact mics and pop screens for use during field recordings. Exercises will be assigned at the end of the first day for use in class during the second day. The goal of the class is to make something and even create a finished work. Sony noise-cancelling headphones, a Zoom H1 recorder, a windscreen, a tripod, and a carrying case will be supplied to participants for use over the two days. Participants should bring their own laptops.

Time: 9am – 5pm Each Day
Location: 20 Kitchener Avenue (Studio space) MEET IN THE PARKING LOT
Cost: $30 – LOMAA Members & Students
$40 – Non-members (fee includes a 1 year LOMAA membership)
Instructors: Kevin Curtis-Norcross, BFA and Troy David Ouellette, BFA, MFA

Additional information about the workshop, including instructor bios, can be found on: http://fieldrecording.weebly.com/

Studies in Sound and Vibration (Vibrotactile)

Saturday, March 22, 2014 and Sunday, March 23, 2014

This workshop is about considering sound as nothing more than a form of vibration. It is about rediscovering our sense of touch and feel and how vibration can actually be another way of communicating. It is about how we might consider vibration as a medium for creation, perhaps as an adjunct to your existing artistic practice or as an entirely new means of expression. It is also about exploring the potential of vibration as an innovative, emerging art form of its own. The workshop will focus on investigating alternative and creative ways of investing artistic practices (visual, music, film, performance, audio, etc.) with the added tactile experience of vibration. Participants will be introduced to the design and use of the system and, for the remainder of the workshop, will create and perform a work for public presentation.

The technology presented in the workshop is a cross modal audio-tactile system that supports the presentation of audio information as vibrotactile stimuli. The sensory substitution technique separates audio signals into discrete vibrotactile output channels that are presented along the body to create a high-resolution audio-tactile experience.

Time: 9am – 4pm Each Day
Location: To Be Announced
Cost: $15 – LOMAA Members & Students
$40 – Non-members (fee includes a 1 year LOMAA membership)
Instructor: David Bobier, BFA, MFA

David is the founder and director of the VibraFusionLab in London, Ontario. More information about David’s research, projects, performances and collaborations can be found on http://www.davidbobier.com/

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