CFC Media Lab
Technological Displacement
Ryan Bigge - Vancouver, Canada
Hannah Epstein - Toronto, Canada
Michael Evask - Toronto, Canada
Shawn Kerwin - Hamilton, Canada
Edwin Lara - Edmonton, Canada
Monica Law - Hong Kong, China
Laurel Macdonald - Toronto, Canada
Dylan Reibling - Toronto, Canada
Ryan Rizzo - Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Vanessa Shaver - Toronto, Canada
Mark Thoburn - Sudbury, Canada
John Watson - Toronto, Canada
Ron Wild - Regina, Canada
Tsu-Ching Yu - Taipei, Taiwan

Map #23, Bata Shoe Museum

Visual Art, Multimedia Installation
Suitable for all ages

The CFC Media Lab’s interactive installations featured in Technological Displacement at The Bata Shoe Museum will explore acoustic, phonetic, and visual/physical spaces as a collision between old and new environments using digital technologies. Projects range from taking the ethereal phonetic text message and converting it into an object to a visual exploration of deep space using the whole body as the navigational instrument on a screen.

On the eve of the centenary anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s life, the father of communication studies, we celebrate his work and influence on screen-based media. Inspired by his theories about the global village, as they relate to environments that are navigated, and tensions that exist between old and new technologies. 

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Photo Credit: Vanessa Shaver & Tsu-Ching Yu, Heart of Stars, 2011, Projection
Photo: Vanessa Shaver & Tsu-Ching Yu