May 9, 2018

NAPLPS: An Adventure in New Media Art History

Artist Nick Fox-Gieg will present the story of NAPLPS, a Canadian graphics language that spanned from the Telidon era through Prodigy in the early 1990’s, along with some of the early art made in the 1980s using the format. Afterwards, participants with knowledge of processing and/or javascript will be invited to work collaboratively on Fox-Gieg’s decoder, to help develop a browser-based emulator for NAPLPS graphics. This event is free to the public, and will take place in the InterAccess studio.

Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 7-10pm

About the Artist: Nick Fox-Gieg is an animator and creative technologist based in Toronto. His film “The Orange” won the jury prize for Best Animated Short at SXSW 2010; his films have also screened at the Ottawa, Rotterdam, and TIFF film festivals, at the Centre Pompidou, and on CBC TV. Fox-Gieg was awarded an Eyebeam Fellowship in 2012, a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006, and has received media arts grants from Bravo!FACT, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the arts councils of Ontario, Pennsylvania, Toronto, and West Virginia. He holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently, he’s been working on virtual reality and simulation projects at Framestore, Google Creative Lab, and the University of Waterloo.


This event is part of the Obsolesced series, three events which highlight living art practices with obsolete technologies, seeking and celebrating the contemporary creative possibilities in once-futuristic tools. Other events in the series include:

Scavenge, Fold, and Manipulate | Workshop

Digital Archaeology: Excavating the Telidon | Lecture

Image: She seemed to be in transit. He seemed to be in flight series, Johanne Daoust, 1984

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