WHAT: PW Practice/Process 04: Designing a Digital Presence
WHERE: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street W.)
DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM
This event is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pw-practice-process-04-designing-a-digital-presence-tickets-43007679126
Practice/Process is a series of professional development meetups for emerging artists, designers and other creative practitioners hosted by Possible Worlds. We discuss a particular theme, focusing on the "what" of guests’ creative practices, and the "how" of their process.
In February we’re taking on an essential part of creative practice: designing a digital presence and, specifically, how to do it effectively using social media. From the worlds of writing/zine-making/book reviewing and experimental music, this month’s guests are Ariel Bissett and Greg White. Fresh to the Ottawa-Gatineau creative scenes via Guelph, ON, and London, UK, these two have built a meaningful and engaged online following around each of their own practices. They will share their experiences of being based in small/large cities while using different platforms to showcase their work, grow their audiences, generate income, and make connections that lead to creative opportunities.
As an open-dialogue meetup, this event welcomes creative practitioners in all fields who’d like to discuss how our digital presences can be designed into tools to grow our careers.
Practice/Process is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
ARIEL BISSETT is a 23-year-old Canadian writer and video maker. She shares her bookish passion with over 130K subscribers on her YouTube channel. Ariel is currently pursuing a Masters in English Literature at the University of Ottawa. Learn more at arielbissett.com.
GREGORY WHITE is an experimental electronic musician working between Ottawa (CA) and London (UK), and at the intersection of art, music, and technology.
With White Noises, Greg aims to broaden the awareness and understanding of experimental music and modular synthesisers. These topics are made approachable through tutorial videos on the White Noises YouTube channel and his personal Instagram account. In the process he hopes to help build a passionate and inclusive community of musicians who are as excited about sharing knowledge as they are about making music.
He also releases his own personal music on Bandcamp, ranging from dreamy atmospheres and joyful melodies to distorted pulsing rhythms.
He attended the University of East Anglia where he received a First Class Honours degree in Music and Technology, specialising in Sonic Arts. After being introduced to coding by building his own digital instruments and interactive performances, Greg chose to study an MA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths.
You can find out more about Greg and his other projects at www.gregory-white.co.uk.
White Noises website: https://www.whitenoises.co.uk
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.