Now that it’s 2017, we thought that we’d do a recap of Laser Equipped Annihilation Protocol’s progress in 2016!
To kick off, HopDuff was featured on Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet for their Future Tech segment on January 28!
Next, we were able to develop the project further with the help of the Toronto Arts Council Media Arts Grant! New friends were met, new high scores were created, and L.E.A.P. got a whole lot nastier with our Verbal Abuse Training Camp sessions! Below is a video of some of our play testing!
As an awesome and epic finale to the year, we lasered-up Ubisoft‘s Holiday Party, which was a blast! We’ve never seen the project on such a large presentation scale before! Low quality photos taken by ourselves and Isaac Rayment, awesome quality ones taken by Jordan Probst!
Hopkins Duffield are proud to announce our involvement in three events at the Forms Toronto 2016! We’re doing one talk, one panel, PLUS will be lighting up the bar at The Great Hall with our sound reactive LED tiles!
September 28 – 2:00 PM
Toronto-based collaborative duo Hopkins Duffield work in audio, video, installation, electronics, gaming, and performance disciplines. Drawing from experiences collaborating within the Toronto arts, education, gaming, and maker communities, they explore ways of combining both new and familiar mediums to create technologically altered interactive intermedia projects. During this talk Hopkins and Duffield will describe their approach to digital making and designing sensor-based objects that react to presence and touch.
September 28 – 8:00PM
Come back after our talk and check out Forms Festival’s opening night Forms1! Our sound reactive LED tiles will lighting up the Absolut Vodka bar at the Great Hall alongside the work and performances of NONOTAK, SUSY.TECHNOLOGY, ANIMA, MWM, BAMBII, LYDIAN, SJAMSOEDIN + VS.VS and more!
September 29, 2016 – 6:00 PM
The aim of this talk is to explore the applied practices arrived at through the convergence of technology and creativity. Here, we have convened a fantastic and diverse panel from an array of disciplines spanning interaction design, digital media, advertising, food and architecture who will meet to examine this junction of science and creativity and discuss how this confluence is quickly blurring traditional divisions between disciplines and informing new concepts in creating, modelling and making.
Here are some pics of our process for assembling the Sound Reactive LED tiles we developed at Electric Perfume. This was our first time using LED strips, our first time powering something this large, and our first time using Processing in an exhibition! Additionally, we had the added challenge of trying to create a design that was water resistant, as it was placed on a bar-top where liquids are likely to be spilled. As always, there are things we would love to improve with more time, however, the project was a success!
We created twenty-four tiles for this project. Aside from some of the hardware, to create the guts we used:
Once again thanks to our amazing team of help consisting of dAeve Fellows, Pete OHearn, Kayla Free, John Scarpino and our Technical Consultant Christopher Thomas! Also, thanks to Absolut, BOOM Marketing and Young Lions Music Club for inviting us to participate in making something happen.
Absolut Nights Toronto was a fantastic night! We had our Sound Reactive LED tiles and projections pumping to the tunes with good people, good vibes, and great drinks!
Here is some of our documentation of our LED tiles with more to come! We’ll also be posting documentation of our process so stay tuned! We want to give a mega thanks to Absolut Vodka, BOOM Marketing, Young Lions Music Club, and 2nd Floor Events. This project would not have happened if it wasn’t for our awesome team who helped us make this project happen, our Technical Consultant Christopher Thomas, Daeve Fellows, Pete OHearn, Kayla Free, John Scarpino, Mike Duffield . Also, want to toss a thanks out to Alex Leitch for being our LED hookup, and the always supportive Creatron Inc.
Hopkins Duffield is lighting up Absolut Nights!
From Facebook Event:
In a city of trendsetters where fashion, art and culture are the norm, some artists go above the ordinary in the name of creativity.
To celebrate the bold, the unconventional, the designers, tinkerers and creators, we’re collaborating with visionary Toronto Makers to transform the night.
With a striking display of lights and projection mapping, the collaborative duo Hopkins Duffield will light up the night at 2nd Floor Events on April 22. From illuminating touch-sensitive tiles to a holograph-inspired display that reacts to music and sounds, Daniele Hopkins and Kyle Duffield will hack the bar with multisensory installations to transform your cocktail experience.
We’re ready to see how a powerhouse duo makes the night at Absolut Nights Toronto. Are you?
We’re ready to see how a powerhouse duo make the night at Absolut Nights Toronto. Are you?
We received our copy of ARTWINDSOR Issue #03, which features Hive 2.0 both in print and in sound alongside other cool artists working in the realm of sound!
ARTWINDWINDSOR has recently been rebranded as Barbed Magazine – dedicated to promoting the artworks of Canadian artists living at the US-Canadian border.
Barbed Magazine is printed twice a year, in the Spring and the Winter, with each issue featuring new works, interviews, and experimental and confessional art.