The Upgrade! Vancouver

David Jhave Johnson will talk about his digital poetry and curatorial projects. This will include a swift glance at Year01 public art projects Teletaxi and Transmedia 29:59 in the context of an evolution from installation-based in-situ works. Then he will give a rapid overview of his 2005 work as artist in-residence at Le Chambre Blanche, project creator of Etay, and curator of Code; and presentation of two future projects that are in process: Amputation Box and Macroscope.

David Jhave Johnston is a digital poet and curatorial member of the Year01 collective. Jhave has been involved in numerous collaborative and solo digital and in-situ art practises (working with among others: Champ Libre, Bioteknica,, ContinentX, Le Chambre Blanche, ActiveText, Symbiosis, Zoi.). His work has been exhibited at two new media Biennales: Montreal ’03 & Toronto ’04.

Curated by Kate Armstrong, The Upgrade! Vancouver is a forum for artists and curators working with new media and technologies to informally present their work, and is meant to foster dialogue and create opportunities for collaboration within the media art community.

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