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Mainframe: Experimental Realities with James March, Jan. 21 from 2-5 pm

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On January 21st, from 2 to 5 pm, come down to EE Studios for an introduction to AR and VR for artists with James March!

From stone inscriptions to the stories woven through installed tapestries, from graffiti in early Rome to walking tours of cities, cited narratives have held many precedents throughout history. The desire to attach a story to space is found in the connection between the historical context of a community and the need to determine the character of that space. Although a site’s dominant narrative is often told through durable media such as carvings and physical signage, there are new opportunities for alternative narratives to exist in ephemeral forms of media.

This information session explores the burgeoning areas of experiential realities (Augmented and Virtual Reality) and the capacity to augment physical spaces and develop virtual environments as part of art practice. We will examine the utility of introducing these tools and selecting the platforms and media that work towards the desired project outcomes.

Artist Bio

James March is an interdisciplinary designer, educator, and researcher. Over the past decade, James has produced many forms of printed and digital matter, including visual identities, front-end interfaces, accessibility audits, typefaces, custom lettering, e-commerce platforms, collages, poster art, advertising campaigns, title sequences, books, photographs, and interactive installations. He finds satisfaction in a diverse and unspecialized practice, taking on a wide range of projects for companies and organizations of all sizes.

James graduated with a Master of Design from York University and a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology from Memorial University. He recently studied Advanced Perfumery Composition at ISIPCA in Grasse, France. Since 2012, James has taught various design courses and has been an invited speaker and visiting critic at conferences and institutions internationally. James is currently teaching full-time at Sheridan College in the Honours Bachelor of Experiential Design program and the Digital Product Design Graduate Certificate.


Supplies are available to use at Eastern Edge. 

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