Eastern Bloc


20 - 25 May 2014

Science Faction is a dizzying and multifaceted observation of a world undergoing profound change. Is it legitimate for us to say that we are witness to this change? That we remain neutral vis-à-vis rapid technological evolution? Are we vigilant in our enthusiasm for and acceptance of integrated systems, networked gadgets, connected machines, constant information streaming? Science Faction is about fear of the unknown; but also, because, inarguably, the idea of communicating with otherworldly beings or robots overpowering humans in a dystopian futurist society are images forever embedded in the consciousness of everyday people, Science Faction is about the sheer power of the imaginary.

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25 - 26 April 2014
Vernissage: 25 April, 6pm – 11pm
Finissage: 26 April, 3pm – 10pm

The Intermedia/Cyberarts program [IMCA] combines media arts, new technologies and interdisciplinary practices: working with video art, electronic art, programming and performance, the students of this year’s graduating class have created a collection of works which show both the technical and conceptual skills they have worked hard to develop.New media are embraced, while the role of technology and our interactions with it are critically examined.


7 and 24 May 2014
Shrinking the Arduino: Introduction to ATtiny
Workshop given by Brendan Matkin
7 and 24 May 2014, 18h - 21h
Fee: $40, $34 members and students

This workshop will focus on the design, construction, and applications of miniature, deployable, interactive systems based on the Atmel ATtiny84 microcontroller. It will be divided into two main components: project construction/tutorial, and discussion. We will build a smart RGB LED throwie with extended battery life and vibration trigger. The workshop will be divided into 2 sessions with a mix of tutorial and discussion in each session.


Ongoing call

From September 2013 until June 2014, a bi-monthly event, informal in nature, will showcase the works in progress of Eastern Bloc’s current and potential members. Participating artists receive immediate feedback from the public, are given access to the centre’s exhibition spaces, our technical resources, the team’s expertise and a range of documentations services and marketing tools. Please submit your proposal – in the fields of New Media art – at any time during the 2013 – 2014 season.