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NXNE Interactive Panel and Presentation Submissions

NXNE is looking for panel discussions and presentations that will provide a rich and valuable experience for attendees. The topics can cross a multitude of disciplines that intersect with Interactive at some point. We’ve intentionally left out a “categories” field on the submission form because we don’t want to box in your imaginations. Read through the following points and then go ahead and send us your panel and/or presentation ideas for NXNE Interactive.

NXNEi 2012 will take place in Toronto, from June 13-16th at the Hyatt Regency on King St.

  • All submissions must be in by midnight November 11th.
  • By submitting a proposal you are not guaranteed acceptance and even after
    NXNE accepts a proposal and they maintain the right to cancel it at any time.
  • NXNEi generally does not offer honorariums or cover travel costs for
    presentation/panel submissions. If accepted all people involved in the
    presentation will receive conference badges and music festival passes.
  • If you submit a panel idea, NXNE expects that you will be able to commit
    the time necessary to help organize the panel, including finding panelists
    and moderators.
  • NXNE will review and possibly suggest some panelists regardless of the
    panelists you put on your panel submissions.
  • Please read the FAQ before submitting.

 

Sol Del Rio at MUTEK: Mystic Multitalent Mounts MonsterShine

Sol Del Rio at MUTEK

It’s the afternoon of June 4, a few hours before Sol Del Rio’s performance. She’s been booked for Designer_Mix, MUTEK’s evening dedicated to the first three cities to join UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network under its “design” banner: Buenos Aires, Berlin, and Montreal. Del Rio, who is from Buenos Aires, and her labelmate, Chancha Vía Circuito, will be bookending the night with their electrified interpretations of traditional and popular South American music.

She’s running late due to some technical issues encountered during soundcheck, but as with many MUTEK artists, it’s understandable. Technology can be a fickle collaborator, and while most MUTEK artists push the state of their art, Del Rio’s evening is still particularly ambitious: first, she’ll be delivering a solo audiovisual performance from Ableton Live and VDMX, then she’ll be back at the end of the event to handle visuals for Chancha Vía Circuito.

Despite the shy persona suggested by the promo photos that show her only hooded or in silhouette, Del Rio isn’t too shy to lay vocals down in her music. A microphone stands at the ready next to her laptop. Alongside “musician,” “VJ,” and “designer,” It looks like “vocalist” could also be added to Del Rio’s calling card.

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You Have to be There: docSHIFT Summit

Don’t miss this boundary pushing conference featuring presentations by leading international innovators and forward-thinking producers. Uncover new business, creative, and technical strategies and inject a fresh perspective into your cross-platform documentaries.

Two full days of inspiration, information, networking, and debate! Promises to be the most exciting docSHIFT program yet.

Some Guest Speakers:

Matt Locke from Storythings
The former head of multi-platform commissioning at Channel 4, and former Head of Innovation at BBC’s New Media takes us to the new frontiers of immersive storytelling. More about Storythings.

Welcome to The Goggles!
Meet Michael Simons and Paul Shoebridge, AKA The Goggles: the Vancouver-based creative team behind Adbusters, and the internationally acclaimed interactive documentary Welcome to Pine Point.

Details

When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM – Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM (ET)
Where: NFB Mediatheque, 150 John Street 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON Canada
Register here: http://docshiftsummit.eventbrite.com/

Cool Conference: PRACTICE at the NYU Gamecenter

What is the practice of game design?

Out of all the disciplines needed to make a game, game design is the most critical but least understood. PRACTICE is an unprecedented gathering of professional game designers that takes a rigorous look at the ideas and methods of game design.

Bringing together veteran designers across computer and videogames, paper games and sports, PRACTICE takes a close look at the nuts and bolts of game design. Through lectures and panels, workshops and discussion, we will explore the practice of game design, with a head focus on the concrete, day-to-day activity of designing games. And there will be plenty of time of gameplay and socializing too.

PRACTICE is not a conference about business, technology, or how to break into the industry. If balancing the variables in a virtual economy or theorizing about the effect of rule changes on a player’s emotional experience sounds like fun to you, this is the conference you’ve been waiting for.

This two day conference will be held at the Game Center on October 28th-30th, see a full schedule of events listed on the PRACTICE website <http://gamecenter.nyu.edu/practice/index.html> .

Space is limited, so those interested in participating must purchase tickets.

AntiVJ at MUTEK: Projection mapping masters talk up unconventional visuals and running a “visual label”

Murcof + AntiVJ texture

Continuing our MUTEK interview series, we talk to AntiVJ artist Joanie Lemercier and producer Nicolas Boritch about their approach to mind-bending projected music visuals, their evolution from nightclub VJing to producing large-scale artistic collaborations, and their approach to working as a “visual label.”

Since 2005, AntiVJ has had a resounding influence on visuals in dance clubs, live music performance, and installations. Though they pioneered and perfected the usage of projection mapping – wherein carefully-aligned digital projections create illusions on unconventional surfaces – AntiVJ pledges allegiance to no technique, only a focus “on the use of projected light and its influence on our perception.”

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Amon Tobin premieres ISAM at MUTEK

Greetings! I’m Aylwin Lo, CFC Media Lab’s newest staff addition. As a Tech Coordinator, I provide technical and design support to many of the Media Lab’s exciting activities. Last week I took a trip out of the lab to attend the 12th edition of MUTEK, Montreal’s prestigious and groundbreaking festival for electronic music and digital art.

As in previous years, this year’s MUTEK promised an array of acts ranging from seasoned acts premiering their latest audio-visual work to up-and-comers making a break for it. One of our own current residents, Laurel McDonald, has performed at MUTEK and was recently featured on their website for her performance project combining vocals and visuals, Videovoce.

It was my privilege to be able to interview four of the acts performing at this year’s festival. We’ll be posting roughly an interview a week until they’re all up. Be sure to visit Stabletalk once a week if you aren’t already subscribed to our RSS feed or email updates.

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CFC Media Lab at HTMlles 2010

Jacqueline Nuwame, Sr. Training Programs Manager at the CFC Media Lab, had the honour of speaking at last week’s HTMlles Festival of Media Art and Networked Practices 2010 in Montreal.

Founded in 1997 and produced by Studio XX, the HTMlles Festival of Media Art and Networked Practices explores various facets of digital technology and the web as a medium for the creation and exhibition of women’s digital artworks. The festival occupies the singular position of being one of the only Quebecois and Canadian events entirely dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of independent media art, its particularity also being emphasized by its feminist approach, concerns and engagements.

Also featured at the festival was First Person Digital, produced in partnership with the NFB, which featured some amazing female-only work.

Take a peek at these other great projects:

www.itschinesetome.net
www.otandayanaan.net
www.perfectplum.com

A big shout-out to Studio XX for organizing this great event!

Seminar Series to Assess the Financial Landscape of Digital Media in Canada

Seminar Series to Assess the Financial Landscape of Digital Media in Canada:
With the recent launch of the Canada Media Fund, the financing landscape for Canadian film and television has changed dramatically. New media extensions are part of the new reality and there are a LOT of questions that are probably on your mind:

  • When should I start planning?
  • What are the implications for my production?
  • Who should I work with?
  • How will this help my bottom line?
  • Where can I find out more?

To answer these and many other questions, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, the CMPA and Zeros 2 Heroes Media are continuing the seminar series that has been held in cities across the country. Speakers in Toronto will include:

  • Andra Scheffer, Executive Director, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund
  • Shawn Bailey, Director, Chocolate Liberation Front
  • Jessica Clark-Bojin, Head of Entertainment Business, VFS
  • Johnny Kalangis, Creative Director, Marble Media, and CFC Media Lab Alumnus
  • Matt Toner, President, Zeros 2 Heroes Media

These speakers will share years of experience working with convergent media and provide the inside track on how best to advance your production. With the next Bell New Media Fund and CMF windows fast approaching, it is time to finally figure out the best way to go digital.

The Seminar Deets!

WHEN: Wednesday November 3rd 2010, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

WHERE: Ontario Heritage Centre: The Birbeck Room (10 Adelaide Street East, Toronto) MAP

ADMISSION: $40.00 in advance / $50.00 at the door
A new and extended 120 page primer on New Media and Digital Extensions for Film and Television will be distributed to all attendees. Spaces in round-table discussion groups with panelists will be available for a limited number of attendees. Refreshments will be provided.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Attendance is limited, please RSVP early to RSVP@z2hmedia.com

Full Coverage of CMTO10 on YouTube

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Check out the full coverage of Cross Media Toronto 2010 (CMTO10) now up on YouTube as a 13-part series: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_hiHUhFtCY

CFC Media Lab and MaRS co-presented with Jumpwire Media to launch Cross Media Toronto on July 21st, 2010 at the MaRS Centre. Cross Media Toronto (www.crossmediato.com) featured heavyweight media industry executives who discussed perspectives on how transmedia content will be produced, distributed and consumed in a cross media environment, with a specific look at ways to incorporate cross media into business models.

With special appearances by CFC Media Lab Faculty and Alumni!

Segment #2. James Milward introduces his current project, “HERD” a Mobile, Geo-Locative based application: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBtAuxKxqdE

Segment #5. Demo by Adrian Carter, Director/Producer/Creative Director of Shark Teeth Films (www.sharkteethfilms.com): www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwVtLl0af5A

Segment #6. Introduction by Ana Serrano, Director of the CFC Media Lab, to Colleen DeCourcy, Former Chief Digital Officer and Richard Bernstein, SVP Managing Director of Arc Worldwide : www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Z01LMjSqI

Segment #11. Case Study by Siobhan O’Flynn, Transmedia Consultant and CFC Media Lab faculty member: www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8iVz1mJKSo

I recommend taking a few minutes out of your Monday to go YouTubing down the web-stream!
Bombs away!

CFC Media Lab Offers 20% Discount for CMTO 2010

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THE WHAT: Cross Media TO 2010

THE WHEN: 6 – 9:30pm, July 21, 2010

THE WHERE: MaRS Centre, 101 College St. Toronto

CMTO 2010 features an all-star line-up of industry executives and technology experts. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the different media sectors in order share information and find new opportunities. We want the gaming people to meet the TV people, the publishing people to meet the web video people, and everyone to meet the advertising people but let’s be honest, in the end, it’s all about the money.

Headline speakers include:

Lisa Charters – SVP Director Digital for Random House of Canada

Sabrina Geremia – Head of Agency Relations for Google Canada

Pete Watson – Senior Business Development Manager for RIM

Steve Pratt – CBC’s Director of Digital Music

Other special guests include:

Dr. Siobhan O’Flynn – Transmedia Consultant and CFC Media Lab Faculty Member

Chris Van Hoy – Akamai’s Chief Strategist

Discounts Make for Happy Pocketbooks!

For a 20% discount, use registration code: CFC2010

REGISTER TODAY: crossmediatoronto.eventbrite.com

For more, check out www.crossmediato.com

Sol Del Rio at MUTEK: Mystic Multitalent Mounts MonsterShine

It’s the afternoon of June 4, a few hours before Sol Del Rio’s performance. She’s been booked for Designer_Mix, MUTEK’s evening dedicated to the first three cities to join UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network under its “design” banner: Buenos Aires, Berlin, and Montreal. Del Rio, who is from Buenos Aires, and her labelmate, Chancha Vía Circuito, […]

You Have to be There: docSHIFT Summit

Don’t miss this boundary pushing conference featuring presentations by leading international innovators and forward-thinking producers. Uncover new business, creative, and technical strategies and inject a fresh perspective into your cross-platform documentaries. Two full days of inspiration, information, networking, and debate! Promises to be the most exciting docSHIFT program yet. Some Guest Speakers: Matt Locke from […]

Cool Conference: PRACTICE at the NYU Gamecenter

What is the practice of game design? Out of all the disciplines needed to make a game, game design is the most critical but least understood. PRACTICE is an unprecedented gathering of professional game designers that takes a rigorous look at the ideas and methods of game design. Bringing together veteran designers across computer and […]

AntiVJ at MUTEK: Projection mapping masters talk up unconventional visuals and running a “visual label”

Continuing our MUTEK interview series, we talk to AntiVJ artist Joanie Lemercier and producer Nicolas Boritch about their approach to mind-bending projected music visuals, their evolution from nightclub VJing to producing large-scale artistic collaborations, and their approach to working as a “visual label.” Since 2005, AntiVJ has had a resounding influence on visuals in dance […]

Amon Tobin premieres ISAM at MUTEK

Greetings! I’m Aylwin Lo, CFC Media Lab’s newest staff addition. As a Tech Coordinator, I provide technical and design support to many of the Media Lab’s exciting activities. Last week I took a trip out of the lab to attend the 12th edition of MUTEK, Montreal’s prestigious and groundbreaking festival for electronic music and digital […]

CFC Media Lab at HTMlles 2010

Jacqueline Nuwame, Sr. Training Programs Manager at the CFC Media Lab, had the honour of speaking at last week’s HTMlles Festival of Media Art and Networked Practices 2010 in Montreal. Founded in 1997 and produced by Studio XX, the HTMlles Festival of Media Art and Networked Practices explores various facets of digital technology and the […]

Seminar Series to Assess the Financial Landscape of Digital Media in Canada

Seminar Series to Assess the Financial Landscape of Digital Media in Canada: With the recent launch of the Canada Media Fund, the financing landscape for Canadian film and television has changed dramatically. New media extensions are part of the new reality and there are a LOT of questions that are probably on your mind: When […]

Full Coverage of CMTO10 on YouTube

Check out the full coverage of Cross Media Toronto 2010 (CMTO10) now up on YouTube as a 13-part series: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_hiHUhFtCY CFC Media Lab and MaRS co-presented with Jumpwire Media to launch Cross Media Toronto on July 21st, 2010 at the MaRS Centre. Cross Media Toronto (www.crossmediato.com) featured heavyweight media industry executives who discussed perspectives on […]

CFC Media Lab Offers 20% Discount for CMTO 2010

THE WHAT: Cross Media TO 2010 THE WHEN: 6 – 9:30pm, July 21, 2010 THE WHERE: MaRS Centre, 101 College St. Toronto CMTO 2010 features an all-star line-up of industry executives and technology experts. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the different media sectors in order share information and find new opportunities. We […]

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