TouchDesigner for Projection and Installation TouchDesigner for Projection and Installation

Instructor: Matthew Waddell
May 10 – June 14, 2018 | Thursdays @ 6:30 – 9:30PM
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary — U-Hall Space (2009 10 Ave SW, 2nd Floor)


TouchDesigner is one of the fastest growing and most powerful software tools for realtime video applications. Developed in Canada and used by video and New Media professionals around the globe, this dynamic tool can be used to create anything from custom VJ performances, to live camera systems for dance or theatre, gallery installations, and even mapping realtime election results on the side of the Empire State Building.

During this six week workshop we will develop fundamental TouchDesigner skills while working towards individual projects that will be presented in TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary’s U-Hall space during the final class. This workshop will guide participants through the process of realizing their projection projects from start to finish. Projection technology will be provided as well as guided instruction catered to developing and presenting your project.

No TouchDesigner experience required but familiarity with computers and digital video is considered an asset. Students will be required to bring their own laptop preloaded with Derivative TouchDesigner 099 (free download) and are encouraged to bring their own projects, questions, ideas, and technology.


A Performative Lecture with Jeremy Bailey
Location: EMMEDIA Screening Room – 2005 10 Ave SW
Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 2-4PM
FREE admission

Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey (Toronto) will be performing a lecture to close the exhibition “The Channelers” at EMMEDIA.

We are living alone together in the age of acceleration driven by an attention economy that skims the shallows of our limited attention spans. We need a way to decompress. Jeremy Bailey will demonstrate new decompression software anyone can use to transform their most trivial experiences into vast oceans of meditative contemplation.

We Dream in Glitches We Dream in Glitches

Screening Program
Location: Nur Box Theatre – 1721 29th Ave SW (Located in cSPACE King Edward, 2nd Floor)
Dates: February 1 – 28, 2018
Time: Monday – Saturday @ 8AM – 8PM

Through the films of artists around the world, we explore isolated landscapes of visual spectacles, both nostalgic and strange. Encounter sleepless minds dreaming of soaring golf balls to dancing Egyptian Geese, as we fall into a trance through fragments of a distorted dream. An excerpt of the screening program will screen for the entire month of February at Nur Box Theatre.

The Channelers The Channelers

A group exhibition curated by Lauren Marsden & Maria Fedorova (Vancouver)
Part of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival

Featuring works by Jeremy Bailey (Canada), Philip Huang (USA), Lorna Mills (Canada), Yoshi Sodeoka (USA/Japan), Sydney Southam (Canada), Rodell Warner (Trinidad & Tobago)

Location: EMMEDIA Gallery – 2005 10 Ave SW
February 2 – March 3, 2018 (Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 12-6PM, closed on Feb 17)
Curator’s Talk: February 2, 2018 @ 5-7PM
Opening Reception: February 2, 2018 @ 7-10PM
FREE admission

As a physical extension of Decoy Magazine’s ongoing series of digital art commissions, Bcc:, The Channelers showcases six artists who employ everyday digital materials and platforms such as Instagram, animated GIFs, YouTube videos, memes, banner ads, and online archives as channels for artistic expression. This exhibition involves the physical presentation of a compilation of digital artworks, which come in the form of a .jpg, .gif, .mp4, .mp3 or any other digital file small enough to be transferred swiftly and broadly. Taking Hito Steyerl’s 2009 essay In Defense of the Poor Image as a departure point, this exhibition will explore the importance of file size, resolution, and self-determined distribution channels across post-colonial, feminist, queer, and anti-censorship contexts.

PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2018 PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2018

February 1 – 3, 2018

EMMEDIA is proud to present the 4th PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, a unique 3-day event that will celebrate the critical innovation and creativity present in the media arts community. This festival will showcase an art form that by it’s very nature, is constantly evolving and growing with the integration of ever-changing technological processes. Screenings, installations and live performances by local, national and international artists will be showcased in Calgary. Join us through February 1 – 3, 2018 and EMmerse yourself in media art!