Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Feb. 1, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2018 PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival Get to know Calgary’s amazing media art scene at this innovative celebration Amy Jo Espetveidt Price Free - $20 Buy Tickets Full of innovative works and amazing examples of creativity, PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival returns for its fourth year with a stellar lineup. Presented by EMMEDIA, this unique three-day festival celebrates the critical innovation and creativity present in the media arts community. An art form that by its very nature is always evolving, this festival highlights the integration of ever-changing technological processes. This year’s festival includes screenings, installations, and live performances by local, national, and international artists: We Dream in Glitches February 1, 2018, 7:30pm EMMEDIA Screening Room (2005 10th Ave. SW) Free admission Featuring works by Charlotte Clermont, Nikita Diakur, Zachary Finkelstein, Rakel Jonsdottir, Kendra Lohr, Alice Saey, Aristo Vopenka, and Taryn Ward, this screening explores isolated landscapes of visual spectacles, both nostalgic and strange. emmedia.ca Channeling the Digital February 2, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00pm EMMEDIA Screening Room (2005 10th Ave. SW) Free admission A talk with Lauren Marsden, co-curator of the exhibition The Channelers and Editor-in-Chief of Decoy Magazine, the evening focuses on the alternative economies of digital art and the collective platform that inspired the exhibition. emmedia.ca The Channelers February 2 – March 3, 2018 EMMEDIA Gallery (2005 10th Ave. SW) Free admission A group exhibition curated by Lauren Marsden and Maria Fedorova, and featuring works by Jeremy Bailey, Philip Huang, Lorna Mills, Yoshi Sodeoka, Sydney Southam, and Rodell Warner, don’t miss this physical extension of Decoy Magazine’s ongoing series of digital art commissions, Bcc:. Showcasing six artists who employ everyday digital materials and platforms such as Instagram, animated GIFs, YouTube videos, memes, banner ads, and online archives as channels for artistic expression, check out the show at its opening reception from 7:00 to 10:00pm on February 2, 2018. emmedia.ca Sounding Objects: Intro to Electromagnetics February 3, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00pm EMMEDIA Screening Room (2005 10th Ave. SW) Free admission Get to know some of the basic concepts of electromagnetics at this workshop with Martín Rodríguez. Using a hands-on approach, learn fundamental knowledge around electronics and how it relates to sound while experimenting with various electromagnetic devices such as piezos, speakers, and transducers. Limited seats are available—register with firstname.lastname@example.org. emmedia.ca PARTICLE + WAVE: Feature Night February 3, 2018, 8:30 – 10:30pm Festival Hall (1215 10th Ave. SE) $15 – $20 Get a taste of what this festival has to offer with performances by Aran Wilkinson-Blanc and Sabrina Naz, Martín Rodríguez, and Matthew Waddell and Craig Fahner. There’s even an interactive installation by Mat Lindenberg to check out at this fun evening full of great programming. emmedia.ca PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival runs February 1 to 3, 2018 at venues around Calgary. Visit emmedia.ca for the full schedule.