Teaching and Workshops

Workshop Instructor –  Digital Lifehacks 101: Media Management and Organization Strategies for Media Artists (Saskatoon, SK)

Paved Arts, 2015

Workshop description from the course: Do naming conventions, file management systems, and digital storage strategies make you shudder? Have you ever wondered how to make digital collaboration with other people easier? Curious about how things like cloud based storage work? Then this is the workshop for you!

This workshop is currently being offered and can be tailored to benefit individuals and organizations from any background. I can also provide professional meeting space when this workshop is booked for 6-10 people. Please contact me to book this workshop or to have me answer any questions you may have.

Classroom Instructor –  INCC 210.3 Introduction to Digital Communication and Design (Saskatoon, SK)

2012 – 2013

Taught one third of a university class with section on using Photoshop, web design principles, and content strategies to create detailed user interfaces and graphics for web production. Taught at the University of Saskatchewan under direction of Professor Allison Muri.

Workshop Instructor – Made You Look: Video Mixing Workshop for Beginners (Saskatoon, SK)

May 2011

Taught a morning and afternoon workshop for classrooms of high school students familiarizing people with modul8 VJing software, giving a demo of my EEG (brainwave) controlled audiovisual system, and discussing career possibilities in computer science. Presented at the Digitized Conference by the Computer Science Department at the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Industry Education Council.

Workshop Instructor – Introduction to VJing Software (Vancouver, BC)

Oct 2010

Taught an afternoon workshop familiarizing people with a wide variety of VJing software for Mac and PC platforms. Presented by the Vancouver New Music Festival.

Classroom Instructor – Introduction to VJing (Regina, SK)

March 2008

Taught an afternoon workshop in VJing introducing participants to various tools for VJing. Introduction of participants to Arkaos, Modul8, Cosmic Painter, and Max/MSP/Jitter software, along with analogue video mixers, MIDI controllers, and advanced “no-input” techniques. Presented by The University of Regina’s Interactivity Lab and Dr. Charity Marsh.

Classroom Instructor – Introduction to VJing (Prince Albert, SK)

April-May 2007

Teacher of 2 week long intensive Computer Science class in VJing at St. Mary’s High School. Production of three performance events at the Rawlinson Arts Centre and St. Mary’s High School for the participants of both the high school students’ class and the evening adults’ class. Presented by Common Weal Community Arts and St. Mary’s High School.

Workshop Instructor – Contact Microphone Construction and Found Object Improvisation – Regina, SK

June 2007

Workshop participants are shown how to make a contact microphone from basic electronic components, as well as being shown several techniques for finding good objects to amplify as musical sources. Presented at Neutral Ground and Soil Digital Media Suite.

Workshop Instructor – Introduction to VJing (Regina, SK)

June 2007

Taught an afternoon workshop introducing participants to the basics of VJing, including hardware configuration, software overviews, copyright issues, compression techniques, and aesthetic concerns of the live mixed moving image. Presented by Neutral Ground and Soil Digital Media Suite.

Workshop Instructor – Introduction to VJing (Winnipeg, SK)

May 2007

Taught an evening workshop introducing participants to the basics of VJing, including hardware configuration, software overviews, copyright issues, compression techniques, and aesthetic concerns of the live mixed moving image. Presented by the send + receive festival and VideoPool.

Workshop Instructor – PAVED Arts’ ‘This City is a Radio’ Festival (Saskatoon, SK)

March 2006

Workshop participants will be shown how to make a mini-FM transmitter from $20 worth of basic electronics.

Workshop Instructor – University of Saskatchewan Extended Media Class “Introduction to Analog VJing” (Saskatoon, SK)

Nov. 2005

Designed and taught workshop for Pravin Pillay’s Extended Media class about how to use analog video mixers with prepared VHS tapes, live feeds, and DVDs for use in live performance settings. Covered basic transitions and effects, routing, chromakeying, effects, elementary theory, and troubleshooting.

Workshop Instructor – W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery’s ‘Phantom Power’ Festival ‘Unlocking the Groove’ Workshop (North Bay, ON)

May 2004

Organizer of workshop about experimental turntablism and vinyl sculpture, featuring presentations by tobias c. van Veen and Marinko Jareb. I also ran a workshop in sculpture with vinyl records.

Workshop Instructor – Mendel Art Gallery ‘Something on Sundays’ Remix Project (Saskatoon, SK)

Nov. 2004

Coordination and Implementation of an afternoon drop-in workshop about field recordings and recontextualizing the sounds of the gallery environment within the gallery itself, via multi-channel live remixing by the workshop participants.

Workshop Instructor – Common Weal’s ‘Prairie Echo Sound Symposium’ (Regina, SK)

June 22, 2003

Participants of the workshop were shown how to make contact microphones out of doorbell buzzers and then perform with unconventional found objects.

Workshop Instructor – Mendel Art Gallery ‘Something on Sundays’ DJing and Multitracking Workshop (Saskatoon, SK)

Nov. 3, 2002

I assisted participants in exploring the various ways to manipulate sound on the turntable, while Jon Vaughn created a real-time mix of samples from the gallery space on a laptop computer.

Workshop Instructor – Mendel Art Gallery ‘Something on Sundays’ Electroacoustic Music Workshop (Saskatoon, SK)

Oct. 6, 2002

Participants were able to watch me make a working contact microphone out of doorbell buzzers, and then were able to attach them to resonant surfaces to activate them, while Jon Vaughn mixed these sounds with field recordings from the gallery space and elsewhere.

Workshop Instructor – paved Art + New Media’s Digidome ‘Vinyl Interventions’ (Saskatoon, SK)

Sept. 27, 2002

I facilitated this extensive workshop in experimental vinyl and turntable manipulation, with presentations by Esther B. (Montréal) and Marinko Jareb (St. Catherine’s), Jeff Morton (Saskatoon), and myself. I presented a workshop in sculpture with vinyl records and turntables. Also screened was a video I made in 2001, about the work of audio and installation artist, Christian Marclay.