pieces were selected for interactions by Thecla Schiphorst, a media artist and associate professor
in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University, and Alissa Antle, also an
associate professor in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at SFU.
The Machine à Turlute is a mobile musical unit that
enables the general public to learn a traditional
folk-singing style and collectively compose unique
In the late 1920s, Marie Travers, also known as
La Bolduc, was the first female singer to sing to the
Québec working class. Known as the Queen of Canadian
Folksingers, she made a name for herself with her
Turlute, a traditional folk singing style, similar to Irish
lilting, that sings out instrumental partitions with evocative phonemes.
In 2011, we were commissioned by Lusio Films to
develop a Turlute machine as a way to rediscover this
musical heritage of La Bolduc and share it with the general public.
Project website: www.dailytouslesjours.com www.vimeo.com/34790767
Publication: Andraos, M. and Mongiat, M. Machine à Turlute. Proc. of TEI
2012 (Kingston, Ontario, Canada). Feb. 19-22, 2012.
Mouna Andraos | Daily tous les jours | firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Mongiat | Daily tous les jours | email@example.com
Machine à Turlute
Shahar Zaks | firstname.lastname@example.org
Drawing Tool is a conceptual art piece intended to
provoke discussion on the subject of authorship
and originality through the means of an interactive
experience, taking the familiar experience of photography and translating it to the quintessentially
creative domain of drawing. The goal is to create a
cognitive dissonance that encourages reflection on
At the same time, Drawing Tool has a practical
use as a tool for assisted drawing. In a way similar
to how one would use a camera to take a photo of
an existing scene, Drawing Tool may be used for creative tracing of a predetermined pattern. While the
machine controls the larger-scale composition, users
are free to exercise their full creative freedom over
the details of the drawing.
Project website: http://www.shaharzaks.com/projects/drawing-tool/ Publication: Zaks, S. Drawing Tool. Proc. of TEI 2012
(Kingston, Ontario, Canada). Feb. 19-22, 2012.