After several years of treading water, The Bay Street Bull is about to have a come back in a big way. Launched in 2004 and once a popular magazine, the Bull has lost its way a little bit in recent years but in collaboration with Derooted partner The Rathnelly Group, it will ride again.
CTV, in association with Artbound and Free The Children, announced today that production is underway on a new documentary featuring multi Grammy and Juno Award winner Nelly Furtado. The documentary will chronicle Artbound’s first assignment in Kenya as 20 young professionals including Artbound’s Honorary Chair Seamus O’Regan, Global Ambassador Dayle Haddon, and Free The Children’s founder Craig Kielburger, head to Kenya on a Me to We Trip, to build Free The Children’s first arts school. An air date has not yet been announced.
Wow what a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in Toronto : Friday nights “back to the 80’s” charity fundraiser was an absolute success. Derooted studios are ecstatic and proud to be a part of this initiative. Who knew an 80’s theme was just what the doctor ordered. We raised a whopping $150,000 to build the first project, the Artbound Art School in Kenya, Africa. Truly incredible! No seriously. It was off the proverbial hook.
Artbound is a non-profit organization that is striving to end the cycle of poverty through art initiatives. Founded in 2009 in support of Free the Children, Artbound builds schools dedicated to the arts in developing countries. Their mandate is to enrich and empower the students, and engage a global audience to take action through financial support or volunteer work. They also strive to raise greater awareness as to the plight of the children in these developing countries.
In today’s world things move so fast; technology is constantly changing and you can never seem to be fully on top of what is happening. For a lot of people these fast paced changes are a huge issue. In the past, technological advancements such as the automobile, television and jet air, led to swift transformations in society then settled down to a manageable pace of change. However, with the development of digital and online technology, society seems to be moving at lightening speed, ever changing and never settling. This can be very unnerving to a number of people who are not accustomed to this technology or consistently involved with it. For these individuals, it may seem like society is moving too quickly for them to catch up. This is where the tech savvy masters of Mobile Genius have taken it upon themselves to provide a solution and a helping hand for these individuals in a time when things just don’t seem to take a break.
The eyes of the viewer (which are being read by a web cam installed within a completely modular and recyclable box) are projected in real time within the glasses’ negative space, making the spectator part of our piece. To do so, we are using Modul8, an iCam, and a Mac Mini to run the software.