Audience shapes tech-seminar

Have you ever wanted to tell your story to a larger audience than your friends and family? Hear your voice on radio? Or share your creative interests and passion with the world?

The public is welcome to a free presentation of Lo-fi & Wi-fi: Conjuring Creativity and Performance, Vancouver Island University’s second event in its Arts and Humanities Colloquium series Friday (Oct. 19).

“This presentation is devoted to a highly interactive exploration of how today’s media technologies can shape our creative practice,” said digital media instructor Marian van der Zon.

Building on traditional spoken voice delivery, the presentation explores graffiti, audio art, wireless video techniques, live web coding, and crowd sourcing over social networks.

“Everyone is invited to participate in this exploration,” said van der Zon. “Bring your cell or smartphone, your iPad or laptop, or simply bring yourself. It will be a highly interactive experiment opening the door for audience participation.”

Van der Zon and fellow media studies instructor Robin Davies, will create a framework, or protocols, for everyone to work with.

“We don’t know ourselves how the presentation is going to turn out,” she said. “It can go in dramatically different directions. We hope it will be a thought-provoking presentation exploring how we use technology and how we are influenced by it.”

The seminar takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. in VIU’s Malaspina Theatre, Bldg. 310.

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