Installing Pst! microCONTROL for ‘Conversations Electriques’ at La Panacée, Montpellier, France

Tweets from Rio de Janeiro while I install
Tweets from Rio de Janeiro while I install @lapanace

‘Listening Post’ by Ben Rubin & Mark Hansen was running a few minutes ago down the hall

‘Hole in Space’ by Kit Galloway & Sherrie Rabinowitz being set up
'Hole in Space' by Kit Galloway & Sherrie Rabinowitz being set up at @lapanace

’24 lines’ in the café at @lapanace by 1024 Architecture.
'24 lines' in the café at @lapanace by 1024 Architecture.

behind the ‘scene’ look at Pst! microCONTROL before it goes up on the walls tomorrow morning at @lapanace
behind the 'scene' look at Pst! microCONTROL before it goes up on the walls tomorrow morning at @lapanace

Oh! Hé! La Panacée à Montpellier! @lapanace

Franck Bauchard with the French ribbon @lapanace
Franck Bauchard with the French ribbon @lapanace

‘New Media Practice is…’ #ART3116 visualization.

This is a screen shot of a visualization/infograph that my 60+ #uOttawa #ART3116 students are collectively working on to help them understand New Media practice.

New Media Practice is... #ART3116 visualization begins.

updated: Feb 19, 2013.
Screen shot 2013-02-19 at 09.04.41 #ART3116

updates: Feb 21, 2013
Screen shot 2013-02-21 at 11.29.12

updated: Feb 27, 2013
Screen shot 2013-02-27 at 17.54.59

Final Document:
Accessible here:

Some course references are found here:

Open Call- Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012

I’m really pleased to be managing the Open Call for Ottawa’s inaugural Nuit Blanche-22/09/12. The guidelines and application forms for artists, as well as contact information for getting involved as a volunteer can be found on the website/

Our facebook page is here/

Artist Information Session / 27 March 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Club Saw, 67 rue Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7B9

The deadline for application/ 2 April 2012

Theme/ Life is Beautiful-La vie est belle

An ode to life, the first edition of Nuit Blanche Ottawa will present a spectacular array of visual, media and performance art from the National Capital region and around the world, paying homage to the incredible creative human spirit. In the darkest of times, artists have been able to shine light where there was none; capable of reimagining the world as a perfect place where peace, love and equality reigns for all. An exhibition like no other, incorporating performances, new media, street art, video installations, and interdisciplinary art, Nuit Blanche Ottawa will be a passionate manifestation of our collective hopes and dreams.

Life is Beautiful will bring together diverse artists who will interpret in their own unique way the beauty and dignity of human life. Can artists positively influence how we perceive the world, and each other? Can art propogate better understanding, change and progress?

For this first edition of Nuit Blanche Ottawa, we call upon artists to submit projects that encourage community development, interaction, collaboration, celebration and commemoration. Works can be political or personal, grandiose or intimate, educational or playful – all we require is that projects be positive, hopeful and life-affirming. As thousands upon thousands of visitors converge in Ottawa’s growing cultural districts for an all-nighter of art and exchange, let us take this opportunity to celebrate the transformative power of art and the creative human spirit that binds us all.

Leeds Girl Geek Dinner 6 Feb 2012

It will be great to be back in Leeds for a quick visit and while I’m there I’m excited to be involved in the 10th Leeds Girl Geek evening! I hope to see several familiar faces there.

the evening’s guest speakers are…

Megan Smithmegan l. smith // @cawsand is a new media artist, with a PhD in Contemporary Art & Graphic Design from Leeds Metropolitan University. Her projects probe new systems for delivering syndicated data through narrative structure and she often works with Arduino, geo-location, digital print, video, installation, and community projects as methods for storytelling.

Her work has been shown at ‘Unleashed Devices‘, Watermans Art Centre, London, ‘Twitter/Art+Social Media’, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, and the Leeds pavilion at the ‘Amsterdam Biennale’, 2009.

LeAnn Ericksonleann erickson //  Director and Producer of Top Secret Rosies, LeAnn Erickson is an Associate Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and has been an independent filmmaker for over 20 years.

Her work has appeared on television, in galleries, and has won international recognition in video/film festivals.

She is a recipient of regional and national production grants for her work from such funding sources as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation and the Leeway Foundation.


6pm – Registration, refreshments

7pm – Megan Smith

8pm – Screening of Top Secret Rosies, the true story of WW2’s “female” computers

9pm – Skype Q&A with director LeAnn Erickson

9:30pm – Close

thinking about a new project

thinking about a new project, originally uploaded by meganleigh.

Via Flickr:
Once I have some initial notes or sketches on a project I often do a quick mash up in Photoshop or InDesign to make a visual of what I’m thinking about. This usually forms the beginning of the work.

On the project I’m working on now, I need to visualize a map with lots of ocean and some land. I’m not sure if I want to produce a bright piece yet or a map with subdued colours. In the meantime I’ve used this colour scheme designer to start thinking about what it could look like.