Last night I was pleased to attend a fabulous evening at the Vancouver Public Library, for an event called TOUCH hosted by the VPL Foundation. Funds raised during this new annual fundraising event will support the creation of the VPL Inspiration Lab. The Inspiration Lab is a bold, energetic space in the Central Library with freely available technology, a digital recording studio and sound mixing equipment, video editing software and workstations and self-publishing support. The intention of the space is the engage creativity and participation from Vancouver residents. It sounds pretty exciting.
The evening was incredibly inspirational, featuring six art and tech installations, curated by Malcolm Levy:
- Titanoboa: Immediately when I arrived, I was greeted by this 50ft mechanical serpent. The Titanoboa is an independent project supported by eatART to reincarnate the ancient serpent rendered extinct by past climate change. It was pretty magnificent! Check out the link above for more details.
- Babble-On: (pictured below) When I first arrived I was asked to walk through Babble-On, a book art sculpture that, as you walked through projected multiple language tracts; This installation was created by Paula Shackleton & Ian Rhodes.