Workshop: The Inductive City. Concurrent with the Atmosphere Symposium, Inductive City is an electronic / sound workshop to be held at the CAST research unit on the 4th and 5th of February. This workshop will be based on the work of two sound / interactive artists: Shintaro Miyazaki of Detektors, Based in Berlin: and Emmanual Madan of “The User” Based in Montreal: . We will be welcoming the participation of musicians, artists, academics and students. The workshop will be focused on the sonification of electromagnetic induction that is found in the airwaves and atmosphere in our cities as well as through grounding effects found in materials.

We will be working with “detector” circuits designed for receiving electromagnetic signals generated from a multitude of sources including bluetooth, electrical transmissions and radio waves, invisible to the eye but made present by the detectors. Participants will use these amplifiers to conduct mapping and field recordings exercises across Winnipeg during the weekend. The results will be broadcast and posted to the Detektors website as well as presented at the final session of the conference. Detektors has had an impressive international reputation building in the sound art community through venues such as transmediale (Berlin), ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Arts) and many internationally recognized sound art festivals.

As well, Emmanual Madan will be using this workshop to develop and refine a new sonic/interactive piece based on induction and grounding effect through amplified signals modulated by body contact with conductive materials. The User has had a remarkable presence in the interactive and sound art scene internationally and are best know for their pieces: Silophone, Symphony for Dot – Matrix Printer and more recently their installation coincidence engines which was nominated for last year’s transmediale prize. They have performed / installed at Ars Electronica (Linz), MUTEK (Montreal) as well as the ICA institute for contemporary art (London).

All materials will be provided for this workshop, however there will be a fee to cover the circuit costs.
Students: $20.00
Faculty, Professionals and Artists: $40.00
The formal sessions will be dovetailed with the conference schedule, while the workshop will be an open lab for the duration of the symposium.
Friday Feb 4:
10:00 am to 10:30 am : Workshop introduction
12:15 am to 2:00 pm: Introduction to Detektor circuits
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Formal working session.
Saturday Feb 5th.
9:00 am to 12:00 am: Recording and Compilation session (drop in)
2:00 pm round table and presentation @ 5469796 Architecture
The workshop will be limited to 20 participants and selection will be based on first come, first served.
RSVP either on this facebook event page or email
Atmosphere Symposium: