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VRTO (VirtualReality.TO (http://virtualreality.to)) is a productivity-oriented think tank and discovery group for innovators, developers, inventors, storytellers, content producers, entrepreneurs, hackers, modders, programmers, pioneers, ontologists and adventurers.

It is also the organization behind the VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo (http://conference.virtualreality.to) Canada's international immersive technologies nexus, and the FIVARS Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories (http://fivars.net).

Toronto is a powerhouse for independent games development, technology and filmmaking and arts and culture. This meetup is targeted towards drawing the brightest and best, the curious and motivated, the adventurous and courageous together with the aim of pushing this paradigm-shifting new medium towards its best and upper limits.

VRTO Meetups (http://www.meetup.com/virtualrealityto) are dynamic, disruption-seeking events designed to challenge its attendees, while providing a comfortable and engaging environment to do so. Sessions focus on practical, explorational, philosophical and technical discussions as well as content demos about contemporary virtual and augmented reality, opportunities and threats, blue sky and resource swapping, curated by the Editor-In-Chief of IndieGameReviewer.com (http://indiegamereviewer.com), Constant Change Media Group (ConstantChangeMedia.com (http://cosntantchangemedia.com)) and Robot Pride Day (http://RobotPrideDay.com).

VRTO also hosts the Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo in June - Canada's largest in 2016 and 2017 - and FIVARS (Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Stories) every September.

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Intensive Projection Mapping Workshops For Artists! Part 2

Toronto Media Arts Centre

NOTE: This following is for information and community organizing purposes only. You must buy a ticket separately in order to register and attend this workshop. Please follow the links at the bottom. Level up with a new skillset or group of collaborators! VRTO and FIVARS are proud to co-host a 2-part intensive projection mapping workshop from Charles Street Video taught by Maziar Ghaderi. This workshop is suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge in operating software, specifically Isadora (note: the software has a monthly rental, plan and other payment options for a license BUT you can download an unlimited version for free at: https://troikatronix.com/get-it/ - with the only limitation being that you can't save your file. Often, people leave it open on their laptop so that they can try various ideas. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the software before the workshop! Furthermore, you must be familiar with it in order to register for part 2 of the workshop.) Video Tutorials for Isadora: https://support.troikatronix.com/support/solutions/folders/13000005117 The Projection Mapping Workshop series prepares media/visual artists to use argumentative light as an artistic & narrative device in diverse forms of live art productions such as theatre, dance, concerts, site-specific installations, storefront advertising, event activation and public/city arts. PART ONE - Intro to Projection Mapping (JULY 7) – (See previous Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/virtualrealityto/events/262635459/ ) PART TWO - Light, Form + The Stage (Sunday JULY 21) – $150 This hands-on course teaches students to customize graphical content (video, image) & then map this content on to physical 3D objects using Isadora, a node-based graphic programming software. In this 2nd class, we'll be hooking you up with an artist to build a "real-world" scene to be filmed and showcased for the class. Here are the artists cued up to get you excited: Mohammad Yaghoubi: Iranian playwright in exile. Very interesting work; perfect for our polarized zeitgeist of today. Mohammad is keen on incorporating mapping in his next play and is essentially looking for collaborators to do this. Saintfield: a duo of life partners/musicians: a Pakistani Sufi and an Irish vocalist. Both VERY well-connected in the city, and are interested to incorporate mapping and stage design into their multimedia concerts. Aitak Sorahitalab: Iranian sculptor, and founder of, AIRSA: Professional Development for New Canadians in the Arts. Aitak is doing an installation at Aga Khan Museum and she interested in using mapping as a storytelling device and is looking forward to prototyping with it to see if it would be a good fit for her Nuit Blanche show. IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST SESSION: we can coordinate a quick Skype Session to get you up to speed on the software and workflow. If you are not "tech-savvy" it may move too quickly. You'll be required to bring your own laptop with an HDMI port. Projectors are provided. FIND TICKETS https://www.eventbrite.com/e/projection-mapping-workshop-light-form-the-stage-tickets-64329309697 About The Instructor Maziar Ghaderi is a Toronto-based multimedia artist, educator and director that works with visual media & interactive technology. With a background in multimedia production, his work is situated at the intersection of technology, the experiential & creative direction. Keram & Stephanie from FIVARS (https://fivars.net) will also be participating in the workshop & will be on hand to discuss the various ways in which projection mapping can be used to extend immersive experiences, let alone use it for creating interactive narrative pieces. TICKETS (max 16 per workshop): FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001489579978660/ DOCUMENTATION: http://projectionmappingworkshops.com/student-work For VRTO Members Only - use code VRTOPROJECTION where it says Promotional Code on Eventbrite to get an exclusive 20% discount off the price of the course.

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Intensive Projection Mapping Workshops For Artists! Part 1

Toronto Media Arts Centre

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