Archive for the ‘ Workshop ’ Category

Comment fabriquer à peu près tout et n’importe quoi

Inspiré du fameux cours «How to make (almost) anything», donné au MIT par Neil Gershenfeld, père du concept du Fab Lab, je vais donner en français un atelier à la HEP Vaud lors d’un colloque sur la conception d’un artefact. Suite au colloque, j’ai écrit ce texte.

Tribeca Hacks

May 28-30 : The Tribeca Film Festival, founded by Robert de Niro in New York after 9/11, is hosting an intensive workshop in Tel-Aviv on interactive storytelling, during Print Screen (Israeli digital culture festival) – I will be building a piece there.

Christmas-themed Arduino workshop

Arduino workshop at the Thessaloniki make space on December 1-7, with lectures in video duplex with Space Under in Athens, on the theme of getting ready for Christmas : lights, sounds, smells, colors, movements…


Presenting a paper in a workshop at the Interaction Design & Children Conference
at the New School in New York City.

New Narrative Frontiers

Participating in a workshop on Alternate Reality Games and New Narrative Frontiers with the mobile cinema game we are preparing for Rousseau 2012, in Lisbon at the ACM SIGCHI ACE 2011 conference.

Interactive film workshop

I gave a 3-day workshop at the Canadian Film Center Media Lab in Toronto, where we read papers by Lev Manovich and analyzed works of Martin Le Chevallier, among others.

Interactive political films

I gave a workshop on how to make interactive political films at Mediamatic with Florian Thalhofer and his Korsakow authoring tool, to a very interesting range of participants (all filmmakers) who had come with their own footage. The final presentations took place at a local film school in Amsterdam.

I also gave a talk at De Balie about video games and non-violence, during the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), on a panel with Joost Raessens & Brody Condon.

A reader was put together by Mediamatic.

Interactive cinema workshop

I gave a workshop on interactive video, using max/msp/jitter, to the students of the Haute Ecole d’Arts Appliqués (now HEAD) in Geneva. This master program is now called Media Design. The workshop included a small production which we shot in Geneva. It was a cadavre exquis on the theme of «what happens in bedrooms».

Brainstorming for «Peepshow»

I spent 3 extraordinary days with Marie Brassard and her team. Installed in the Usine C in snowed-in Montréal with her company Infrarouge, I presented to her various technological possibilities for her new show called the «Peepshow» project, ranging from AI-controlled virtual creatures to architectural and scenographic ideas for video on the stage. A private workshop if you will.


Vallejo Gantner (now director of PS122), director of the Dublin Fringe Festival, invited me (Media Lab Europe) to be a mentor, together with Steve Valk (Forsythe Company/Daghdha), Jocelyn Clarke (Abbey Theatre) and John Collins (Elevator Repair Service), for a 2-week workshop at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, in Annaghmakkerig.

We explored new forms of drama, new relationships between performers & their audience, & non-linear storytelling in performance.