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CSV events are usually free and include screenings, artist talks, and parties! Come check us out and meet other independent media artists at our upcoming events. 

With oyster shucking and media art screenings, Video Chucks are hosted by CSV once every quarter. They're opportunities to bring our community together, socialize, network, and highlight our members' work. If you would like to showcase your work at one of our upcoming Video Chucks, please email: ayisha@charlesstreetvideo.com

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Ambisonics for Facebook and YouTube

In collaboration with Soundhackers!
Thu 26 July 2018 7 - 9 pm
Description This workshop explores how we can create soundscapes for headphones that give the impression of space, or what we typically understand to be surround sound. However we will go one step further and learn how to generate these soundscapes for use on Facebook and YouTube, both of which support this with the intention of being used in virtual reality. Why Attend You are looking to learn more about ambisonics but don’t know where to begin You have researched this topic in the past but never found any information in the English language, readable by humans. You understand ambisonics but know nothing about how they fit in with Facebook and YouTube Who Should Attend Artists in the areas of sound and video. Field recording enthusiasts. People who enjoy acquiring new skills and have no attachment to where these new ideas will take them in life. What’s Going to Happen Soundhacker Elliott will be dividing the session up into two sections. The first half will deal with the Ambisonics, specifically in the audio editor Reaper, which is available for free. The second half of the session will then move over to the Facebook Spatial Workstation, as well as a look at YouTube’s support for this technology. This workshop will cover: Working with 360 degree sources of audio Synthesizing your own 360 degree soundscapes using mono sounds Encoding and Decoding Facebook Spatial Workstation and YouTube’s support for Ambisonics It is recommended attendees bring their laptops to work along. Installing Reaper ahead of time is a good idea, and more specific instructions will be sent the week of the workshop. Bonus: Attendees of this workshop will receive a concise eBook summarizing all the information after the event. This will be available to non-attendees for the price of $10. About the presenter: Elliott Fienberg is a sound artist and composer who has been organizing the Soundhackers meetup for over four years. His most recent project was producing the music and sound design for Orphan Black: The Game. Price of the workshop: $12 early bird (goes up to $15 on July 1st) Limited to 20 attendees Tickets available here!

 

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Artist Talk + Party

Share Tech: 360 Cameras


Wed 27 June 2018 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Share Tech events are themed evenings that focus on sharing knowledge and offering a brief overview of some of the most relevant gear to contemporary media art production.
Meeting + Artist Talk

Sound Hackers Meetup!


Wed 30 May 2018 7 - 9:30 pm
Turn ANYTHING into an Electronic Musical Instrument.
Meeting + Artist Talk

RE:COLLECTIONS


Sat 28 April 2018 10 am - 5 pm
How do we take the idea of an archive, and its difficult, racist, exclusionary history, and turn it around? How can it become an opportunity where our personal and political histories shine in all their complexities? Re:collections brings Indigenous artists and artists of colour to share how their work engages, re-frames and re-defines the archive. Whether the archive is a collection in a formal memory institution or a recently dusted off basement find. Re:collecitons is made in partnership with Charles Street Video and Toronto Media Arts Centre.  Join us at Re:collections for discussions on archiving and counter-archiving. Saturday April 28th, 2018 at the Toronto Media Arts Centre (32 Lisgar Street) FREE ADMISSION, CHILDCARE and LUNCH provided Register Here This more about the Home Made Visible (HMV) Project here
Artist Talk

Art Intersections: Digital Curation


Tue 6 February 2018 6:30 - 9 pm
The Commons Suite 440, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 ** Note new venue! ** Presented by Akimbo  OCAD U and Charles Street Video. Supported by Beau’s Brewing Company. Access: This is a free event located in a wheelchair accessible venue. If you wish to have ASL interpretation provided, please let us know by January 30 by emailing info@akimbo.ca. 6:30pm - Doors Open 7pm - Guest presenters Golboo Amani and Lindsay LeBlanc, plus Q&A, moderated by Matthew Kyba 8pm - Networking, Food & Beverages How do you curate art with digital technologies in mind? For our first Art Intersections event of 2018, we will be considering the subject of Digital Curation. This month’s speakers will address both curating digital art in physical spaces as well as the curation of artworks for digital platforms, and what this means for the artists, curatorial process and the visitor experience. In the tradition of past Art Intersections Meetups, we have invited three arts professionals who are working at the intersections of curatorial practice and digital art. Multi-disciplinary artist Golboo Amani is best known for her performance and social practice works, and recently co-curated the 7a*md8 Live-Stream Performance series. As the curator of Equitable Bank’s Emerging Digital Artists Award, Lindsay LeBlanc is interested in the circulation of contemporary digital and web-based artwork. Moderated by Matthew Kyba, an independent curator and writer, this conversation will bring to light how curators can produce unique exhibitions specifically for the digital age. Art Intersections is a meeting event for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world. Digital culture, social media and networks encourage new ways of storytelling, image making, idea sharing and collaboration. This event celebrates artists and innovators who are embracing change leading the next wave of creativity. Free! Please RSVP via the Facebook event. About Golboo Amani: Multi-disciplinary artist Golboo Amani is best known for her performance and social practice works. Amani often relies on familiar social engagements as a point of entry into her practice. Critical of systemic social patterns, the artist views social situations as ready-made sites for aesthetic intervention. Amani’s work often addresses the conditions of knowledge production that render epistemic violence as invisible, insignificant and benign. Much of her work focuses on interventions or alternatives to formal sites of pedagogy to include forms, contexts and content normally excluded from institutionalized knowledge production. Amani’s work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including the Creative Time Summit, Art Gallery of Ontario, Articule, XPACE Artist-Run Centre, Encuentro: Hemispheric Institute, Union Gallery, Blackwood Gallery, Rats9 Gallery, Rhubarb Festival, FADO Emerging Artist Series, TRANSMUTED International Festival of Performance Art (Mexico City), 221A Artist-Run Centre, and the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art. golbooamani.com About Lindsay LeBlanc: Lindsay LeBlanc is a student, writer, and curator working out of Toronto and Montreal. She is currently the art curator for Equitable Bank, and in 2015 launched the company’s Emerging Digital Artists Award program, which aims to support early-career practitioners of screen-based media. In addition to her corporate work, she is completing her master’s in Art History at Concordia University with a research focus on historiographies of machine art since the 1950s. LeBlanc received her BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University in 2016. Her writing has been published in Prefix Photo, On Site Review, and Existere Journal, among others, and she has served as an editor for multiple projects, including her permanent post at digital publication KAPSULA. edaa.equitablebank.ca kapsula.ca Twitter: @edaa_eqb About Matthew Kyba: Matthew Kyba is an independent curator and writer. He received his Master's degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University in 2015. Currently, he is the Director of Forest City Gallery Artist-Run Centre, and co-founder of Bunker 2 in Toronto, ON. Recent curatorial projects include Ritualia at Modern Fuel and Don't Worry, its just another White Exhibition at Bunker 2. He has a small dog named Rico. Instagram: @thejewishryangosling forestcitygallery.com / @forestcitygallery bunker2.ca | @bunker2 For more information about the Art Intersections event series please contact info@akimbo.ca To watch past presentations by Adrienne Crossman, Thirza Cuthand, Deirdre Logue, Jonathan Carroll, Jacob Niedzwieki, Nicole Del Medico, Jeremy Bailey and Midi Onodera please click here. Presented by Akimbo in collaboration with OCAD U and Charles Street Video. Supported by Beau’s Brewing Company. Akimbo Art Promotions info@akimbo.ca akimbo.ca Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Artist Talk + Party

Art Intersections Meetup - November 21, 2017


Tue 21 November 2017 6:30 - 9 pm
In the tradition of past Art Intersections meetups, we have invited two interdisciplinary artists who are imagining and imaging futures. Game and narrative designer Sophia Park deconstructs the relationships formed between humans and increasingly-sentient technologies, while filmmaker Cara Mumford re-orients human relationships to the land in exploring the future of Indigenous sovereignty. Moderated by Karl Schroeder, a science-fiction writer and professional futurist, this conversation will bring to light how representations of the future work to alter the present.
Artist Talk + Party

Share Tech Series


Wed 27 September 2017 6:30 - 9:30 pm
In part 4 of our Share Tech series we'll be focusing on lenses!
 
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