ELECTRIC LIVING IN CANADA
REFERENCE
DVD
ROM

The project involved over 90 interviews with Canadian and international digital artists and media theorists thinking out loud about their work and its implications.

The DVD ROM features artists who work digitally in image and/or sound, or using sensors in installations, as well as in the realm of robotics. They reflect on the digital media language and environment. In the ELECTRICANADA section, Canadian artists comment on living and working from Canada. Also included in the DVD ROM are 3 Mediaprobe art pieces.



Topics covered in the Artists as Antennae section:
ELECTRONIC FLESH
SPEEDING TO THE FUTURE
WHAT IS INTERACTIVE?
FIGURE GROUND
ELECTRIC TRIBE
CULTURAL CONTEXT
DIGITAL MEDIUM
FUTURE SYNTAX
EAR CULTURE
URBAN THOUGHT
SUBSTRATA
WHERE ARE THE ROBOTS?
LOW TECH
MEDIA LITERACY
ART AND SCIENCE
RESEARCH AGENTS
MULTIPLE SPACE
GADGETS AND ARTISTS

Artists & Media Theorists included are:

- Adrianne Wortzel
- Stelarc
- Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew
- Alex Poruchnyk
- Arthur Kroker
- Bruce Powe
- Christof Migone
- Colin Piepgras
- Dale Amundson
- Daniel Barrow
- Daniel Jolliffe
- Dave Watson
- David Clark
- Denis Martineau
- Derrick de Kerckhove
- Edward Shanken
- Elizabeth Fischer
- Eric McLuhan
- Eric Singer
- Frederick Belzile
- Glenn Silver
- Graham Smith
- Isabelle Choiniére
- Jack Lauder
- James Faure Walker
- Jean Ranger
- Jeanne Randolph
- Jean-Paul Longavesne
- Jimmy Lakatos
- John Oswald
- John Pungente
- Les Newman
- Liss Jeffrey
- Mark Jones
- Martin Rieser
- Matt Jones
- Michael LeBlanc
- Nancy Paterson
- Niranjan Rajah
- Pedro Mendes
- Peter Bosch
- Peter Coppin
- Peter Courtemanche
- Peter Lunenfeld
- Reva Stone
- Richard Dyck
- Richard Povall
- Robert Ouellette
- Sara Diamond
- Steve Partridge
- Ted McInnes
- Thecla Schiphorst
- Tom Sherman
- Vera Frenkel
- Yan Breuleux

 

© Electric Living Productions, 2002

REALISATION

AUTHORS
• Creative Direction, Programming and Navigation
:
James K-M

• Content Development, Interviews and Writing:
Carol Sill

PRODUCTION
Produced by Carol Sill and James K-M, with assistance from Telefilm Canada and BC Film. The ELECTRICANADA section, is coproduced with the Banff Centre for the Arts.

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JAMES K-M

James K-M is a New Media curator, artist, interface designer, educator and the Assistant Coordinator for the Langara College Electronic Media Design program.
Since 1995 he has taught Macromedia Director at CDIS, VFS, VCC and Langara College where he currently teaches Director, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Portfolio Production and an innovative course, The Creative Process.
In 1994 he created Restless Machines: Noise and Industrial Culture, a CD-ROM tracing the history of noise and industrial music from the Futurists at the beginning of the 20th century to Skinny Puppy in the 1990’s. With his Interactive Paintings created in Director, he was nominated Digital Artist of the Year in 1997 by Bravo TV. He co-produced the Mediaprobe series of INTERACTIVE ART modules inspired by quotes from Marshall McLuhan and Wyndham Lewis. His recent DVD-ROM, Electric Living in Canada explores digital media language and environment, through interviews with over 90 digital artists and media theorists, both Canadian and international,
Recently he has curated two exhibitions of digital art (Digitalis and Digitalis II) and is a co-founder of the Digitalis Digital Art Society formed to promote digital art production, exhibition and performance, contributing to the evolution of digital art language in Vancouver and worldwide. He has been exhibiting paintings, digital prints and INTERACTIVE ART internationally since 1978.

CAROL SILL
Carol Sill is a writer, educator and producer who has been involved in media study, production and distribution for many years. Formerly the Program Manager for Vancouver Film School New Media department, she also instructed and developed curriculum for courses in Pre-production, Portfolio Development and Writing for Interactivity. Prior to VFS, she worked in video distribution, both broadcast and non-theatric, as well as freelance writing and radio production. Influenced by her media studies with Barrington Nevitt, a close associate of Marshall McLuhan, she co-produced the MediaProbe series with James K-M, as well as the Electric Living in Canada DVD ROM.

 

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