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...
Silkscreening, FSR Sensors and Processing
8 February 2014, 13:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY ALICE JARRY In the context of the winter exhibit TRAILMIX During this workshop, participants will first be introduced to the installation V2Récurrences and will be invited to experiment with silkscreen printing...
Programming for Kids
1 February - 22 March 2014, 9:00 - 11:00
WORKSHOPS GIVEN BY STEPHAN SCHULZ Stephan Schulz and Eastern Bloc would like to help your kids understand the basic concepts of programming (coding) as it is becoming more and more ubiquitous in our everyday interactions with technology. Your children play...
Winter 2014 : Erin Gee
27 January - 23 March 2014
SWARMING EMOTIONAL PIANOS Swarming Emotional Pianos is a robotic performance originating in human emotions. An actor performs, their body covered in sensors. The actor imagines and thinks; physiological signals, such as respiration, sweat, cardiac and neural...
Hacking the Silkscreen
25 January 2014, 13:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY ALICE JARRY In the context of the winter exhibit TRAILMIX During this two-part workshop, participants will first be introduced to the installation V2Récurrences and will be invited to experiment with...
2 - 3 November 2013, 13:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOP GIVEN BY ALEXANDRE CASTONGUAY AND THOMAS OUELLET FREDERICKS Project conceived in collaboration with Mariangela Aponte Nunez Inspired by the practice of tactical media that intervenes in the urban fabric, the Agit P.O.V. (Petit Objet de Vélo...
Kit-kit : Binaural Microphones
19 - 26 October 2013
WORKSHOPS 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...
Jennifer Chan / Jennifer Cherniak: Moderated Discussion
Jennifer Chan / Jennifer Cherniack / Saelan Twerdy
21 September 2013, 16:00 - 18:00
In the context of the exhibit *~._.:*jEnNiFeR X JeNniFeR*:.~, the two artists Jennifer Chan and Jennifer Cherniack will be participating in a moderated discussion about their work, gender and performativity, nostalgia in net art, dominant tropes in online...
Fall 2013 : Sahar Kubba
16 September - 3 November 2013
UNSIGNAL Kubba’s project draws inspiration from the connections between geometry and moral reform in prison institutions, during the 18th and 19th centuries. England, between the years of 1750 and 1840, became the site for numerous experiments dealing...