DIY Cosmic Gun
25 April 2015, 13:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY ANNIE WAN Cosmic Gun, the device art, is an amateur, low-cost astronomy project that enables the general public to be connected momentarily with cosmic rays coming from outside the Solar System. The metaphor of contacting cosmic rays is...
14 March 2015, 13:00 - 17:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY JOHNNY FOREVER & GAMBLETRON In collaboration with Artspace, Peterborough, ON Narcissus Redeemed is a workshop for performance and media artists, selfie queens, vloggers, and other generators of virtual selves. Visual artist...
Introduction to Python Programming
17 February - 7 April 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 programatically or...
Winter 2015 : Audrey Samson
26 January - 20 March 2015
FUNERAL PARLOUR / EMBALM YOUR DIGITAL DATA Have you ever thought of erasing your entire digital footprint? All those selfies, archived emails, tweets, likes, check-ins, late night chat sessions... We never really know what to do with our old storage...
Programming Fundamentals with Arduino
24 January - 14 February 2015, 12:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOPS GIVEN BY ANGELEAU GABEREAU In this 4 part series, Angela Gabereau will teach the basic fundamentals of computer programming using the popular controller Arduino, ranging from binary mathematics to object-oriented programming. The participants...
3D Modelling for Printing
30 November 2014, 13:00 - 17:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY SANTIAGO LEAL Warning! max 12 participants As part of the Medellin-Montreal residency exchange, Eastern Bloc's Colombian artist in residence, Santiago Leal will present the many ways to build 3D models for printing purposes....
Algorithmic Composition, in Pure Data
22 November 2014, 12:00 - 17:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY PETER VAN HAAFTEN Warning! max 12 participants Participants who have confirmed their attendance will receive a message with more information regarding the material requirements. Composers have experimented with formal processes in...
Icestream: Connecting Remote Audio Streams
11 November 2014, 18:00 - 21:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY APO33 (JENNY PICKET AND JULIEN OTTAVI) Maximimum number of participants: 15 Free but please rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org APO33 invites you to explore networked audio tools and live streaming via the software that they have...
Fall 2014 : Santiago Leal
1 - 30 November 2014
Colombian Residency Exchange MADE IN CANADA 1.0 – FROM SEA TO SEA Eastern Bloc, for the first time, has reached an agreement with the city of Medellin, in Columbia, for a residency exchange. We are proud to announce that we will be welcoming...
Electrochemical Improvisation: Experiments with Electronics, Sound, and Crystallization
18 October 2014, 12:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY ERIN SEXTON Warning! max 10 participants Equipment is provided. Matter and energy are changing states continually, extending through multiple dimensions that we are just discovering how to perceive. By mixing solid-state...
Fall 2014 : Sofian Audry, Samuel St-Aubin, Stephen Kelly
Sofian Audry / Samuel St-Aubin / Stephen Kelly
13 September - 30 November 2014
Vessels :: Intro is a robotic installation consisting of large groups of autonomous water vehicles. The robotic agents interact with each other and their environment to form a simple ecosystem. Their collective, emergent behaviour resembles the social...
Summer 2014 : Jen Reimer & Max Stein
JEN REIMER / MAX STEIN
1 July - 31 August 2014
SOUNDING THE CITY In the context of Eastern Bloc's Open Residency program, the centre has invited Jan Reimer and Max Stein to occupy the lab over the 2014 summer months. They will work on developing 'Sounding the City', a series of portable...
Shrinking the Arduino: Introduction to Attiny
7 - 14 May 2014
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY BRENDAN MATKIN Level: Intermediate *Kits are provided. This workshop will focus on the design, construction, and applications of miniature, deployable, interactive systems based on the Atmel ATtiny84 microcontroller. It will be...
Spring 2014 : Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik
5 May - 15 June 2014
BREEZY PLAZA The work of Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik exists in a sculptural sphere carrying with it the influences of a digital means of production. In Breezy Plaza, produced in residency at Eastern Bloc, Loeppky-Kolesnik creates an installation that is cinematic...
Kit-kit : Binaural and Contact Microphones
12 April 2014, 13:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY STEPHANIE CASTONGUAY Using different found materials - such as piezos and RCA cables, this workshop seeks to initiate the participants to electronics through the confection of contact microphones and binaural microphones, as well as a...