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[WORKSHOP] Hypo//Hyper Presence N˚ 1: Filters, with Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

With Filters, Marie LeBlanc Flanagan will be teaching you the ropes on how to apply, modify and have fun with filters!

PART 1: Creating Filters (1HR)

Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat filters are sites of debate around how we present ourselves digitally. This workshop invites participants to create basic instagram filters and explore possibilities of this medium, with no experience needed. 

PART 2: Exploring Filters (1HR)

The second segment, participants will learn how to create advanced filters, remix existing filters, and create unique interactions. They will create their own filters by the end of this workshop. 

Marie LeBlanc Flanagan is an artist working in the playful spaces between people, especially related to connection and community. Marie builds experimental video games, playful installations, and cooperative experiences with a diverse variety of technologies including virtual and augmented realities, open-source data, biosignals, olfactory art, sonic art, computer vision, and machine learning. Marie has spoken, shared work, and taught workshops in South America, North America, Africa, and Europe. Marie has completed artist residencies at the NYU Game Center, with SoftieFeelies, and at LiveLab.

Marie is on the board of Inter Arts Matrix, is on the Eastern Bloc artistic programming committee; and is a Polaris Prize Juror. Marie co-organized GAIA, a 9-session online conference for 150+ game curators around the world. Marie has done consulting work with a number of artists and arts organizations including A MAZE. Berlin International Games and Playful Media Festival, The School of Machines, Making, and Make-Believe, Genielab, Daily Tous Les Jours, Ada X, and Long Winter. 

Marie co-founded the Imaginary Residency, an artist-run online residency. Marie founded Wyrd Arts Initiatives a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to encouraging, documenting, and connecting creative expression across Canada; served as the Editor in Chief of Weird Canada and founded Drone Day an international day for the celebration of experimental drone music and communities.

Hypo//Hyper Presence is a workshop series over the period of two semesters with guest lecturers that’s designed to give people skills to explore and create around the idea of telepresence. These technologies have been accelerated with COVID and increased hybrid interactions. Telepresence technologies can be perceived as “hyper” or “hypo” present, either always there to mediate communication or minimally present to facilitate asynchronous interaction. Now that the dust has settled around which technologies will prevail, this workshop series allows participants to explore these technologies tangibly. 

Each session is divided into two parts, an introduction and an advanced learning session. People can sign up for one or both sessions depending on their level /interest. All sessions will be remote, except when specified.