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X-camera Speaker Series: David Bobier

July 26, 2019 - David Bobier: Scored in Silence


David Bobier will talk about his collaboration with media artist and electronics engineer Jim Ruxton at VibraFusionLab Collective in London, Ontario, to create vibro-tactile devices for Deaf UK performance artist Chisato Minamura. This collaborative project is being featured at the Edinburgh Festival in August and will tour in Canada in the fall of 2020.

David Bobier is a self-identified hard of hearing media artist with a disability and is the parent of two deaf children. He is currently partnering with Inclusive Media and Design Centre at Ryerson University, Toronto and Tactile Audio Displays Inc. in researching and employing vibrotactile technology as a creative medium. As an extension of ongoing partnership with IMDC, Ryerson University and Tactile Audio Displays (TAD) Bobier established and is Director of VibraFusionLab Collective in London, Ontario, Canada.

X-Camera is a pilot project researching ways of mentoring, co-working, and collaborating for emerging interdisciplinary and new media artists.

Grant Writing with Lyn Royce

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Grant Writing with Lyn Royce


A workshop for projects of all kinds - film, video, theatre, games, installations, interactive art. What are storyboards, why you should use them, how to use them, and some PDQ (pretty darn quick) methods of making your own.

At Fresh Ground


A distillation of three longer hands-on workshops in writing, metrics and evaluation, and reporting, this session looks at the full life cycle of a grant and how that might serve as a valuable GPS for strengthening your request and submission materials. Designed to be inclusive of all levels of expertise, even long experienced grant preparers should gain a new idea – or at least review some practical, tactical, reminders.

Short breaks will be scheduled between topic segments, with time for questions and knowledge sharing incorporated.

About the instructor:
A firm believer in the tenet, if you can’t find it, create it, Lyn Royce continues to display her talent for balancing the bottom line while nurturing relationships over a career trajectory spanning three decades. Her experience includes supporting the Shaw Festival for seven seasons as Audience Services Director; serving Ontario’s Ministries of Citizenship and Immigration, Tourism, Culture and Sport as Regional Advisor; and recently, assisting Capacity Canada in third sector development projects. A skilled teacher and facilitator, with a passion for 1:1 mentoring, she considers such feedback as “You taught me stuff when I wasn’t looking!” among her greatest achievements.

Founded in 2007
Inter Arts Matrix is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization
that fosters the development of integrated art
based in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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