Media Art Other Podcast
The Media Art Other podcasts were designed to explore the various practices of media arts professionals who work in everything from web art, sound art and video to artists and curators who explore media art theory. Media Art Other was generously funded by the Humanities Research Institute at Brock University and are intended to enhance our understanding of otherness using media art examples as platforms for expressing differences that include: identity, disability, arts, media, art design, and interfaces, environmental otherness, indigeneity, and post-colonialism. Each artist and curator brings unique perspectives and scholarship to the fields of curation and media art practice. Included in the webpage will be linked to the researchers and organizations associated with each guest.
Except where otherwise noted, these podcasts are described as Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. If you remix, transform or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
Credits: Media Art Other is produced and hosted by Troy David Ouellette featuring intro/outro music by:
*Dave Keifer – “Dawn Bats” (Podcast #1 David Bobier) https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dave_Keifer/Howdy_Persephone_Again/Dawn_Bats_1917
* Ketsa – “Difference” (Podcast #2 Corinna Ghaznavi) https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/abundance/difference
*Meydän – “Pure Water” (Podcast #3 Kevin Curtis-Norcross) https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Meydan/Interplanetary_Forest/Meydn_-_Interplanetary_Forest_-_02_Pure_Water
*Xylo-Ziko – “Phase 1” (Podcast #4 Anderson Wilson Projects) https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/2019031163030103/Phase_1
*All are licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial License.
I am grateful to Alison Innes for her help and information regarding podcasting. I am also thankful for Tim Ribaric and the time he has taken to help with archiving and setting up the site to host these podcasts. This podcast is supported by a generous grant by the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) at Brock University.
The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.
Media Art Other Episode 5In this episode, Professor Cook will speak about some of her curatorial projects and focus on the work of Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. For those who do not know Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg's work, it's important to note that this particular artist is at the forefront of creating artistic projects that work in conjunction with artificial intelligence --- she examines subjects as wide-ranging as machine learning, synthetic and evolutionary biology and ecology. She challenges notions of progress and extends the envelope of media art beyond what we would generally associate it with. These include: the sub-genres of VR and Augmented Reality, Sensory Art, Robotics, Sound Art and Bio Art – to name a few.
Media Art Other - Episode 42021-07-12Anderson Wilson Projects is comprised of Curator, Shannon Anderson and Design Professor, Jay Wilson. In this podcast they speak about their collaborative curatorial process, the artists they have worked with, and talk about their digital web-work produced through the pandemic.
Media Art Other - Episode 2In this second episode, I present Curator, Dr. Corinna Ghaznavi. Dr. Corinna Ghaznavi, is an independent curator and freelance writer. Since 1997 she has curated exhibitions across Canada. Her writing has been published in Canadian and European art magazines as well as in numerous exhibition catalogues. In 2011 she completed her PhD, which focused on the question of the animal in contemporary art.
Media Art Other - Episode 12021-06-02In this first episode, I present Artist and Researcher David Bobier. David has worked in the field of disability art for decades. As a hard-of-hearing and (dis)abled media artist, his creative practice is centred on researching and expanding vibrotactile technology as a creative medium. In 2014 he founded VibraFusion Lab (now renamed Vibrafusion Lab Collective - VFLC) that aims to provide access to inclusive technologies for supporting greater accessibility in the arts. In this podcast, David speaks about his own experiences with (dis)abilities and foregrounds some of the organizations and people he has worked with along the way.