Hive 2.0 Documentation

Here is documentation of our interactive sound sculpture, Hive 2.0, which was exhibited at New Adventures In Sound Art recently!

Hive 2.0 is the second iteration of our interactive sound sculpture. The piece comprises of fifty speakers distributed over seven channels of audio. Using an Arduino Uno and Max 6 / Max For Live, six of the audio channels are interactive via ultrasonic sensors that detect the user’s proximity to the sculpture and manipulate audio playback.


Nuts and Volts: Fok Bot

Nuts and Volts: Fok Bot
Thursday, December 18, 2014
10:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Bassline Music Bar
865 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Nuts and Volts Flyer

Join us for this month’s Nuts and Volts, a wonderful array of electronic music, video, and other nonsense! We’re doing a super short set of some Hopkins Duffield video music and Hopkins Duffield remixes of some of Duffield’s old work!


Baalam x S/ck F/sh
Rubber Muffin
i&i w/ dAeve Fellows
Hopkins Duffield
Graham Kartna

details and links to follow


market buzz & Hopkins Duffield’s Hive (2.0)


We sat down with Teresa Casas to talk about our piece Hive 2.0 which is currently on exhibition at New Adventures in Sound Art located in Artscape Wychwood Barns at 605 Christie Street. Teresa creates  participatory pop-up exhibits at the Barns that engage and involve the local community in what’s happening. Read on to check out Teresa’s latest project, ‘Market Buzz,’ as well as our interview with her!

Originally posted on Back to the Park:

The market revolves around conversation. Across vendors’ tables, in the lanes and at the café, the chatter builds through the morning. Are there still tomatoes? Is it possible to pickle squash?  Has the kale been hit by frost?  Local matters are absorbed with of local food.  The latest news, gossip and commentary is picked over and exchanged, strengthening the web of relations that is community.

wasp nest

For market buzz this morning, overheard fragments of conversation were transcribed on panels displayed on the courtyard’s chain-link gate.


market buzz complements Hive (2.0) an interactive sound installation at NAISA, in room 252 of Artscape Wychwood Barns adjoining the market. In Hive 2.0 the two-artist collective of Hopkins Duffield pull-apart and re-mix metal, digital and electronic material and components to produce experiences that cross the boundaries of art, gaming, and collaborative performance.


Kyle Duffield and Daniele Hopkins met me for lunch this week to chat…

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Hopkins Duffield Featured on Making Waves Radio

On October 10, 2014, we were interviewed on New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA)’s Making Waves radio show, broadcasted on WGXC. In the interview, we discussed our piece Hive 2.0, which is currently being exhibited at NAISA, located in Artscape Wychwood Barns at 605 Christie Street.

This monthly program is produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). The program features selections from the NAISA archives and is produced by Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director. NAISA is a Toronto-based organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression.

You can hear the full show right here:


Nuit Blanche Follow Up

Nuit Blanche was a crazy, crazy night! Managing two interactive projects was nutty but we did it albeit with a few minor delays. We have TONS of documentation of both projects, including our process and technical diagrams coming up soon, so stay tuned!

As a recap, we have The Laser Equipped Annihilation Protocol (The L.E.A.P Engine) running at Site 3 CoLaboratory. You know people love it when they come back throughout the night for seconds and thirds ;) . Also only about 15% of the audience were able to “beat it” (mwahahaha)!

We simultaneously had Hive 2.0 at New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). Unfortunately, at some point, someone from the public accidentally damaged it, knocking out the interactivity, and we were unable to fix it as we had to operate The L.E.A.P Engine. Although the piece still functioned as a sound sculpture, if you saw the piece later in the evening (After about 12:30 p.m.) or if the piece was not interactive, this is why. We hope you get a chance to see it when it’s fully up and running again. As a reminder, Hive 2.0 is on display at NAISA, which is located in Artscape Wychwood Barns at 605 Christie Street, #252 until November 1, 2014.

As part of the coolness :cool: we were featured on Geektropolis, an awesome Toronto based news source for all things “Geek” related!

We would like to thank the following for help during these two exhibitions as their love and support were the only reasons these projects came together:

Site 3 CoLaboratory, New Adventures in Sound ArtGeektropolis, Labspace Studio, Darren Copeland, Christopher Thomas (Technical Consultant), Dann Hines, Active Surplus, Seth Hardy, Kate Murphy, Marc Reeve-Newson, Alex Leitch, Jason McDonald, Michael Awad, Terry Anastasiadis, John Duffield, Christine Duffield, Mike Duffield, Barbara Hopkins, John Scarpino and all of our fans, visitors, and friends who make all of our hard work worthwhile.

Laser Equipped Annihilation Protocol at Toronto Nuit Blanche 2014


Hopkins Duffield L.E.A.P. Engine logoAt Site 3 CoLaboratory for Nuit Blanche with a bunch of other cool stuff!
October 4, 2014, 7:00 pm to 7:00 am

At Site 3: Galaxy Heist The L.E.A.P. Engine, Five Magic Cubes, and Photon Gallery

Hopkins Duffield – Toronto, Canada
Kris Coward – Toronto, Canada
Site 3 coLaboratory – Toronto, Canada

 Site 3 CoLaboratory is at 718 Ossington Avenue (Between Ossington Avenue and Concord Avenue, in the alley immediately south of Bloor Street West. Look for the flower mural off Ossington Avenue.)

Hive at New Adventures In Sound Art


New Adventures In Sound Art| NAISA Space in Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St #252, Toronto
Culture Days:
Saturday, September 27, 2014 | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nuit Blanche 2014:
Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM
Nuit Blanche Website
**Interactive sculpture also on display October 4, 2014 to November 1, 2014
(Open Fridays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Sundays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm)

Hive will be exhibited at NAISA from September 27th to November 1st, 2014. Aside from NAISA’s hours of operation, Hive will be on view for Toronto Culture Days, as well as Nuit Blanche 2014! We’ve done some changes to the piece for version 2.0, so come check it out!


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