Darien Brito creates pieces that combine sound and image. His creative practice is motivated and informed by computers and technology. He is equally an artist and a technician, a distinction he regards as becoming less necessary as the field of digital practice continues to evolve. Brito is fascinated by micro-sound, immersive environments, machine learning, and complexity (that is, the field that studies how systems with simple rules can create complex behaviour over time). He is interested in an experiential approach to performance, specializing in artistic occurrences that are less guided by concepts and based more on sensorial experiences. In parallel, Brito acts as a consultant on various programming languages. He builds solutions for people with great ideas but who lack the technical expertise to make them happen.
Tomasz Miśkiewicz works as a TouchDesigner developer, system designer, and team leader. He is passionate about building interactive, real-time multimedia systems and installations. His projects include television, theatre, concerts and commercial events. For five years he has taught programing for artists with TouchDesigner at the New Media Arts Multimedia Studio at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, Poland.
Ben Benhorin (b.1977) is a designer, educator, and digital artist based in Tel Aviv. He is an alumni of the Bezalel Academy's Visual Communication Department in Jerusalem and now serves as senior faculty member and head of Interactive Design Studies at the Shenkar College of Engineering & Design, Tel Aviv.
Benhorin is the founder of wuwa.org, one of the leading interactive design studios in Israel and has created several projects and initiatives that merge design, art, and technology. He serves as a consultant on major start-up companies in Israel and has worked internationally on a number of successful web projects and products, among which he won the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt Award. He currently heads the design system team at wix.com, defining and building the design infrastructure for products used by over 150 million users. He specializes in meaningful interaction design solutions, systems thinking, and generative art installations.
350 TouchDesigneurs coming from all the corners of the world.
The Summit takes place on the beautiful and spacious Couer des Sciences / UQAM campus in Montreal centre-ville very close to Place des Arts. We will be occupying several spaces in the campus, but the main entrance and registration will be in the “Chaufferie” building which will also act as the ‘lab’ or community space. Please see attached map for access routes.