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Performances presented on 2019


Art's Birthday anyWare Broadcast
By Jane Tingley, Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel
January 17, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River

Escape the chill of winter and celebrate the 1,000,056th birthday of art and the opening of the anyWare installation.

At exactly 3:10 pm a special guest will connect to NAISA remotely and collaborate with those at NAISA to play the anyWare sculpture. Listening in to the interaction will be a Satellite radio audience in Europe as part of the Euroradio Ars Acustica special broadcast of Art's Birthday parties from around the world.

anyWare is an Internet of Things distributed sculpture comprised of two identical objects and one virtual online portal that telematically connect different locations in the world and enable distant physical communication. Structuring these interactions are a number of games and puzzles for people to play/solve, either individually or collaboratively. The objects transform in the experience of exploration (either with one person or potentially with many people) and in so doing reveal different levels of interactivity and aesthetic experience.

Listen online on NAISA Radio <https://naisa.ca/naisa-radio> and Euroradio Ars Acustica <https://arsacustica.wordpress.com>

The creation and production of anyWare would not be possible without the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Jane Tingley is an artist, curator, and Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo (CA). She is interested in how interactivity combined with art objects and installation can be used to explore contemporary experience. She received the Kenneth Finkelstein Prize in Sculpture and the first prize in the iNTERFACES – Interactive Art Competition in Porto (PT). She has participated in exhibitions and festivals in the Americas, Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
Cindy Poremba is a digital media researcher, gamemaker and curator. She is an Assistant Professor (Digital Entertainment) at OCAD University (Toronto, CA) and Co-Director of OCAD’s game:play Lab. Her work has been published in journals such as Eludamos, Loading and Games & Culture, as well as edited collections, art catalogs and magazines. She is currently on the board of directors of the Hand Eye Society, North America’s oldest videogame arts non-profit based in Toronto. Cindy also organizes non-traditional exhibitions as an independent curator, including Joue le jeu/Play Along (FR), and XYZ: Alternative Voices in Game Design and “New Arcade” events as a member of the kokoromi experimental videogame collective.
Marius Kintel is a professional software engineer who currently works at Thalmic Labs in Kitchener, Ontario. As an artist Marius works with non-traditional materials and repurposes things and technology in unusual ways. His personal projects include multiple creations in the computer art subculture known as the demoscene, building a company in Norway that developed Open Source 3D graphics software, developing self replicating machines in the REPRAP project, as well as he is the primary developer of openSCAD - a 3D modeling program designed for 3D printing.