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Interactivity Workshop: Exploring The Touch Board, Electric Paint and Winter Sounds

January 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm EST

75$ – 140$

Special guest artist Jane Tingley and NAISA Artistic Director Darren Copeland will lead a two part workshop on interactive sound art. Learn how to build an interactive electronic sound device using The Touch Board and conductive Electric Paint. Explore sound interactivity with the Touch Board by using it to play and modify outdoor winter recordings made during the workshop in the beautiful Almaguin Highlands.

Jane Tingley’s projects have included wearable robotics, gestural games, and with anyWare, an Internet of Things inspired distributed sculpture. Her interdisciplinary work draws on expertise from multiple disciplines in an effort to create aesthetic experiences that push the boundaries of interactivity and playfulness. Artists and enthusiasts of all types that are curious about incorporating media elements into their work, business or play are encouraged to take this workshop.


The workshop will begin Friday January 18 at 7 pm with a free artist talk by Jane Tingley at NAISA North Media Arts Centre that contextualizes the anyWare sculpture on exhibit at NAISA North in relation to her previous interactive multi-disciplinary media artworks. She will also provide a ‘behind the scenes’ look into how anyWare was constructed and made interactive.

On Saturday Jan 19 (10 am – 4 pm) Jane Tingley will demonstrate and assist participants with constructing a customized Touch Board. The Touch Board made by Bare Conductive in the UK turns any surface, object or space into a sensor for triggering audio recordings by drawing and painting your original interactive surface design with conductive electric paint.

On Sunday Jan 20 (10 am – 4 pm) NAISA Artistic Director Darren Copeland will lead a winter ‘sounding’ walk exploring the village soundscape for distinctive winter sounds. Following that he will teach methods for editing and cleaning field recordings and help participants use the Touch Board to play and manipulate the recordings in an interactive way.

In all, a fun weekend of interactive learning to highlight NAISA’s Art’s Birthday celebrations.


January 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am EST
January 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm EST
75$ – 140$


New Adventures in Sound Art


Naisa New Adventures in Sound Art
106 Ottawa Ave
South River, Ontario P0A 1X0 Canada
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1 705 386 0880