Digital Futures Grad Alumni Jordan Shaw (MFA, 2017) & Marcelo Luft (MDes, 2017) to exhibit “@Intersectionsto” @nuitblancheTO

Intersections is an interactive, data-driven installation that questions, What is a map of Toronto? Might it unite residents rather than divide them

Jordan Shaw ( MFA, 2017)

Jordan Shaw is an artist and creative technologist. An MFA graduate from OCAD University’s Digital Futures program, his interests spans mediums ranging from strictly digital to interactive physical environments. His work explores themes relating to the influence of technology in popular culture and the predefined expectations society has about their relationship with computers, technology, and the future. The manifestation of his creative output transpires through projects that focus on communicating the invisible, yet very physical components of technology and how these unnoticed pieces of technology impact, influence and alter our behaviour and surroundings.

Marcelo Luft (MDes, 2017)

Marcelo is a Brazilian-born designer and researcher with an interest in interactive experiences and problem solving using both physical and digital means. Marcelo moved from Brazil to Toronto in 2015 to pursue a Master’s Degree at OCAD University in the Digital Future’s Graduate Program.

Marcelo passion is in designing solutions that find the best balance between the digital and physical world. His work focuses on designing solutions for societal problems utilizing design methods and research.

 

About “Intersections” Exhibit:

Article below from: https://nbto.com/project.html?project_id=721

Intersections is an interactive, data-driven installation that questions, What is a map of Toronto? Might it unite residents rather than divide them?

Participants will be invited to pinpoint three places in Toronto important to them. Those intersections will join other people’s in a painterly vision of a map that reflects not what separates, but what connects. The map will blur the lines between neighbourhoods and neighbours.

This visualization, projected in an atrium, will evolve with real-time data as a manifestation of the city’s shared connections, vibrant movements and interwoven activities that intersect and transcend preconceived boundaries.

Intersections considers Torontonians’ experience of an ever-present stratification of the city. Can we find solace in knowing that we may be more connected than we thought—through the places we go and the paths we cross?

UNION Innovation is a collective of futurists and creative technologists exploring boundaries of social perceptions about virtual space and community.

Intersections is an interactive, data-driven installation that questions, What is a map of Toronto? Might it unite residents rather than divide them

Intersections, 2018

More info about intersections:

http://www.intersections.to/