Matt Nish-Lapidus, design director at Normative Design and one of the founders of IxDA Toronto, is reprising his talk from the recent Midwest UX conference:
"In many media, techniques in design are foreshadowed in the art world. Graphic design has roots in early 20th century print making and poster art, big budget movies repurpose many techniques from art films, and now interactive products are starting to borrow techniques and styles from new media art. Historically there have been direct ties between the art and design worlds in specific fields, however the interaction design community has been very disconnected from our new media art counterparts.
In this presentation you will learn about the history of new media and interactive art highlighting seminal works and important artists and innovators including David Rokeby, Stelarc, and Steve Mann. We will also discuss new media art criticism and education as inspiration for growing interaction design in those areas.
Learn some practical ideas for interactive environments, physical computing, gestural interfaces, and ambient interactions which have been part of new media art for the last 30 years."
Tickets and details are here: http://guestlistapp.com/events/108948
We hope to see you there!
IxDA Toronto's longtime sponsor, Usability Matters, is throwing a 10th anniversary party on June 14th from 5 p.m. at the Drake Sky Yard, and IxDA members are welcome! Details are here: www.usabilitymatters.com