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InterAccess acquires Vector Festival

By [name] Published November 26, 2015

InterAccess is pleased to announce its acquisition of Vector Festival, Canada’s pioneering game and new media art festival.

Limited edition print available for sale

By [name] Published October 9, 2015

Risograph print by artist-curator Brandon A. Dalmer available now in the shop.

Call for Submissions - Drone Art

By [name] Published August 11, 2015

InterAccess seeks artworks of any medium that engage with the cultural space and/or aesthetics of drones.

2015 Annual General Meeting

By [name] Published August 1, 2015

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) provides members with insight into the progress of the organization over the past year and ensures they have an opportunity to help determine InterAccess's future.

The Nature of Sound by Shauna Jean Doherty

By [name] Published July 18, 2015

Shauna Jean Doherty considers generative landscape, poetic translation and idiosyncratic cities in her exhibition essay about Marc De Pape's "The Chime."

Have you seen the new Chime?

By [name] Published July 10, 2015

Artist Marc De Pape has redesigned, rebuilt and retuned his unique generative instrument for his solo exhibition at InterAccess.

Marc De Pape's The Chime live in-gallery this summer!

By [name] Published June 12, 2015

A sophisticated generative instrument, The Chime poetically translates the impulses and flows of the city into sound. Just as a traditional wind chime creates sound out of air currents, The Chime reinterprets its surroundings into unique sonic arrangements through elaborate sensor mapping and data visualization. Visitors to the gallery will experience delight—and resist the blasé—as The Chime translates their presence and interaction into beautifully composed music. 

Last chance for brunch!

By [name] Published June 9, 2015

Ticket sales for Making Space for Media Art with curators Adrienne Crossman and Zach Pearl end this Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 4pm. It's also your last chance to grab a series pass -- three brunches for $35! Don't miss out on this dynamic, delicious event. Catered by FEAST and SAM JAMES COFFEE BAR!Reserve your spot now.

Q+A with InterAccess Curatorial Intern Amber Christensen

By [name] Published May 13, 2015

In this interview with InterAccess Programming Coordinator Marissa Neave, curatorial intern Amber Christensen discusses her approach to curating new media work, and gives a hint of what's to come for the Emerging Artists Exhibition this fall.

Call for Submissions: Emerging Artists Exhibition

By [name] Published April 13, 2015

In its 14th year, the InterAccess Emerging Artists Exhibition, curated by a selected emerging curator, features new media work from local and national early career artists, artists transitioning to new media/technology practices and upper year post-secondary and graduate students. InterAccess is a leading voice on the international new media arts stage and this exhibition offers artists a platform for early professional development.

Spring Workshops

By [name] Published April 11, 2015

We've just released our list of Spring workshops.  Take a time out from these rainy April days to enhance your art works by learning something new!

Vector Festival 2015

By [name] Published February 13, 2015

Vector Festival returns! As a Festival Partner and Exhibition Sponsor, InterAccess will be buzzing with activity next week in and around the 2015 Vector programming. 

Call for applications: Emerging Curator (Internship)

By [name] Published January 21, 2015

Since 2001, InterAccess' annual Emerging Artist Exhibition has showcased new media work by young, emerging artists.

Join Us for Our First Exhibition Opening of the New Year

By [name] Published December 17, 2014

InterAccess' first exhibition of 2015 is "Never Drink Flood Water" by Connor Olthuis, this year's recipient of the InterAccess Media Arts Award.The opening reception for the exhibition is Friday, January 9th, from 7-9PM. Connor Olthuis will be in attendance. Please join us in kicking off another great year at IA!

Swift Is Here

By [name] Published October 24, 2014

Create iOS apps and learn Swift (the stylish new coding language everyone's talking about)

Intentionality And The Preservation Of Art

By [name] Published October 2, 2014

What is the role that artistic intention plays in the preservation of art? Visiting curator Rebecca Uchill expands on this question.

Mean Time To Upgrade Opens September 19

By [name] Published September 5, 2014

Join us in the gallery for the opening reception of our fall exhibition.

Waking the Machines: Assistive Technologies and Prosthetic Agency

By [name] Published August 6, 2014

Join us for a special off-site event on assistive technologies and prosthetic agency led by Sara Hendren

Who doesn't love a road trip?

By [name] Published August 6, 2014

InterAccess joins Sunday Drive Art Projects in bringing contemporary art outside the city to the village of Warkworth.

InterAccess Brunch Series 03: Assent

By [name] Published July 23, 2014

A virtual history trip to 1970s Chile using Oculus Rift.

Open Studio, 7-10PM

By [name] Published July 12, 2014

Last week in Open Studio we did so many things you won't believe it... 

InterAccess Brunch Series

By [name] Published June 24, 2014

Join us for catered food, coffee and conversation between international artists and local moderators as part of our new brunch series. 

Do you have a technological obsolescence problem?

By [name] Published June 10, 2014

Call for Artworks in Existential Crisis
Deadline: July 4, 2014Towards exhibitions and events on the topic of preservation and new media art practices this Fall, InterAccess is calling for cases of artworks that are on the verge of technological obsolescence.

Next Week: Artemis Night Open Studio

By [name] Published May 29, 2014

Just a reminder: next Wednesday is the first Wednesday of the month, which means Artemis night in Open Studio! Reserve a spot on the bridge of the TSN InterAccess.On Artemis night, we do all the usual Open Studio stuff, like working on art and troubleshooting your projects, but we're also pretending we're in space. Get it?Come by between 7 and 10PM. Bring projects or problems, questions or curiosity. Always free. Redshirts welcome.

Computer Vision with OpenFrameworks

By [name] Published May 20, 2014

In the second of our three-part workshop on computer vision in OpenFrameworks, instructor Adam Carlucci leads us through the computer vision toolkit packaged with Open Frameworks' ofxCv library.This workshop is sold out! Stay tuned for more coding workshops coming up this summer.

Open Studio, 7-10PM

By [name] Published May 14, 2014

In last week's open  studio:Luis is building a 909 drum machinePhil is working on his Korg Rhythm 55BWHO WON?!?!Other stuff happened too, and we learned lots of cool stuff about new LED array modules, but you'll never know if ou don't show up. Come by betwenn 7 and 10PM. Bring projects or problems, questions or curiosity. Always free.

Open Studio, 7-10PM

By [name] Published May 8, 2014

 In Last Week's Open Studio:We Played Artemis and it was awesome. (Thanks Chris!) We had a small crew, but a large audience, and I think we put on a good show for them. The next Artemis night is the first Wednesday in June!Some of the good folks from NAISA were in working on interactive sound projects in Max.Random Project Help Requests: Hardware and software for multi-channel audio installations.

Call For Workshop Instructors

By [name] Published May 8, 2014

InterAccess is seeking workshop proposals from members of the art and technology communities for our Summer/Fall 2014 Education Programming. In recent years, our workshops have focused on building skills in contemporary new media art techniques including electronics, robotics, microcontrollers, and creative coding. For a larger list of recent programming, see InterAccess’ past events here [ ]. InterAccess aims to to offer educational programming that is timely, relevant, comprehensive, and delivered by excellent instructors.

Toronto Star lists CURTAINS among Images Festival standouts

By [name] Published April 10, 2014

...A video installation that orders space as well as images, Lucy Raven’s layered work unfurls on multiple screens and in three dimensions, creating an unease that goes beyond the visual.Its nominal subject matter, the exporting of labour in the animation industry offshore to places like India and China, has much broader reach than the film industry on which she’s focused, and that’s the point. Digital sweatshops a world away strip the magic from the artifice of the industry and lay bare a broader dialogue about global capitalism’s fraught endgame.

Goings On About Town: Wearables!

By [name] Published April 10, 2014

There are a bunch of upcoming events in the wearables community for all you e-textiles types and circuit-curious.Tuesday January 28th, 7-9pm: Toronto Wearables Meetup rings in the new year with guest speakers sharing their work in generative design and textiles, and design-it-yourself eyewear.  For more info and to RSVP, please visit:
Wednesday, 7-10PM: Wearables Open Studio! In addition to our regular colorful cast here at InterAccess, Erin Lewis joins us to direct some wearables-specific projects.