In 2013, The Oddspaces/Defining Moments Tweet Garden will be situated in Toronto, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and beyond. Audiences from each location will use virtual interaction and communicate to create a real-time collaborative installation via Twitter. The installation consists of a virtual tree projected in all locations that grows during the course of the interactive exhibition (January31st until March 31st 2013). Audiences will interact using their Twitter accounts to tweet with the hashtag #CDNmoments and see their messages become a leaf as part of the tree’s growth. Watch the Tweet Garden grow.
How to participate in the National Projections:
1. They need your tweets! Answer the question, Canadian Moments: What’s Yours? And tweet it with #CDNmoments. Responses will appear as part of a interactive digital art piece that features defining moments from across the country.
2. Join us at House of Moments in Toronto. 386 Carlaw Street, Toronto. Doors open at 6pm EST. Be prepared to share your defining moment (https://www.tigurl.org/np_toronto)! featured an interactive projection, a panel discussion, a Defining Moments exhibit, and an Art Battle live competitive painting session. We will also connect with individuals and artists from across Canada who will share their defining moment living in Canada.
3. Can’t join us in Toronto at House of Moments? Watch the Tweet Garden grow online with each new tweet starting January 31st. Have a projector? Project it in your community, school, office space, etc.
About Defining Moments: Defining Moments is a nationwide art project developed by TakingITGlobal with the support of Canadian Heritage. The project challenges youth to look beyond national stereotypes to reveal how our personal history, experiences, and the connections we share shape our sense of place. Click here for more info: http://www.tigweb.org/
About the Artist / Creator: Faisal Anwar, CFC Media Lab alumnus, is an interactive new media artist from Toronto / Pakistan. Anwar explores sociopolitical spaces, which intrigue the mind and emotions by multiple layer, cross platform participatory experiences. His projects often bring together art, culture and technology in an odd configuration to explore perceptions towards architectural space, surveillance and social interactivity/communications in modern urban cultures. He has shown and performed nationally and internationally.Click here for more info: www.faisalanwar.ca / www.oddspaces.ca
About the Collaborator, Experienced Engineer : Randy Horton, MFA, BFA, CSM. Randy is a new media artist, producer, teacher and practitioner. His installation and network projects play with notions of shared space, nature vs. technology, and non-linear reality based story-telling. Click here for more info: www.mediaboot.com