Circuits of Consumption: Art, Activism and the Biopolitics of Food Control
Lisa Myers / Shawn Bourdages & Al Harrington / Niamh Leonard / Lauren Rathmel / Janis Timm-Bottos / Alex Ketchum / Nadège Grebmeier-Forget, Tina Carlisi / Natalie Doonan / Navid Navad / Sonja Zlatanova / Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint / Arcangelo Constantini
17 January 2016, 10:30 - 16:00
The Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) of McGill University and Eastern Bloc are pleased to announce the upcoming symposium Circuits of Consumption: The Art, Activism, and Biopolitics of Food Control. The day will consist of a...
16 January 2016, 11:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY LEILA NADIR & CARY PEPPERMINT (ECOARTTECH) The OS Fermentation workshop is part of art duo Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint’s new Edible Ecologies project, a series of social sculptures that work collaboratively with local...
Deconstructing the Scientology E-Meter: Re-Creating Apocryphal Technologies
7 - 8 November 2015, 13:00 - 16:00
The technological presents itself as the forward image of our desires, and these projections often cause us to hide what should be resolute disappointment or dissatisfaction. Often things that don’t work simply must, as we’ve invested so much...
Fall 2015 : Yolanda Duarte
1 - 30 November 2015
In November 2014, Eastern Bloc welcomed the Colombian artist Santiago Leal, thus realizing the first in a series of international artist-in-residence exchanges with the city of Medellin. This year, we continue this project and welcome the artist Yolanda Duarte...
Introduction to Python
13 October - 17 November 2015, 19:00 - 22:00
WORKSHOPS GIVEN BY ISMAIL NEGM No matter what your field of interest, there's a good chance learning to code in Python will bring you valuable new forms of expression. Visual arts? Use the Blender API to generate 3D art programmatically or...
Cine Expandido: Handmade Cinema and Projection Device Building
10 - 11 October 2015, 10:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY THE LUZ Y FUERZA COLLECTIVE (MX) This workshop is an introduction to hand made cinema through the manipulation of light with a very simple handcrafted projection device. A practical workshop that begins with the construction of...
Off-the-Grid : Alternative Networks in the 21st century
Sophie Toupin / Julian Oliver / Matthias Strubel / Sébastien Pierre / Louis-Richard Tremblay
3 October 2015, 16:00 - 17:30
The Internet reaches ever more profoundly into the everyday of citizens. With governments worldwide enacting security laws that directly affect our sense of privacy and corporations collecting and selling personal data, it becomes increasingly difficult to...
Black Hat, Grey Hat, White Hat: Privacy Ethics of a Hacktivist
Martin Rodriguez / Gabriella Coleman / Bengt Sjolen / David Mirza Ahmad
3 October 2015, 14:00 - 15:30
With the growing lack of trust in governments, corporations, and public figures, it appears that hacker groups like Anonymous have become our modern day superheroes, exposing members of the KKK and chasing after cyberbullies. However, with recent data dumps...
Art and Science in the Age of Biopolitics
Vincent Marquis / Alessandro Delfanti / Mary Bunch / Tagny Duff
3 October 2015, 12:00 - 13:30
Sciences today are intimately related to societal dynamics and evolution. Advances in research and their technical applications raise complex ethical issues that directly concern individuals and communities. In fact, the development of scientific and...
Cell Track, Then and Now: subRosa's Cyberfeminist Interrogation of the Biotech century
Hyla Willis de subRosa
26 September 2015, 14:00 - 15:00
In the context of BPLTC: Cellular Control subRosa art collective member Hyla Willis will give an artist talk to accompany the Cell Track project in the BPLTC: Cellular Control exhibition. After more than a decade of subRosa's humorous and often...
8 September 2015, 18:00 - 21:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY LISA GAMBLE Eastern Bloc Lab offers this one-day workshop in collaboration with Arsenal. Participants will discuss the issues of electronic recycling in a fun way. Participants will be invited to make their own musical...
Fashion Robot Workshop
22 August 2015, 14:00 - 17:30
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY PIERRE GUIOT-GUILLAIN In the context of the Mode & Design festival Quartier des spectacles, scène M.A.D Workshop for children 5-8 years old (all ages welcome) Come make and dress up your own...
Physical Computing with MAX/MSP and Arduino
22 July - 12 August 2015, 18:00 - 22:00
WORKSHOPS GIVEN BY ERIN GEE N.B.: 15 participants max MAX/MSP: SOUND MOVES IMAGE Participants of this course will be given an introductory-level lesson in how to use basic Max/MSP objects to manipulate the playback of any video on their...
Explorations in Video Art Through VHS and Analog Glitch
11 July 2015, 11:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY GUILLAUME VALLÉE & ROB FEULNE This workshop will cover a brief history of video art related to analog video and glitch techniques, leading to a short overview of local analog artists. The artists will present their own...
Sunbox: Synth Building with Birch Cooper
27 June 2015, 10:00 - 17:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY BIRCH COOPER (MSHR) In this full-day workshop, taught by Birch Cooper of MSHR, participants will learn how to build a simple synthesizer based on a CMOS NAND Gate Schmitt Trigger Chip and explore various ways in which the user can control...