Meghan Cheng

Meghan Cheng

About the Program

Experience digital art and explore the histories behind the medium! Meghan Cheng will host an in-person workshop on how to visualize sound, use motion sensors and create interactive digital art. Her workshop will examine the works of women in digital media in Ontario through “Introduction to TouchDesigner” (a Canadian-made software that is free and accessible online). Post workshop, participants who made something can share their work on the Ontario Culture Days website.

Cheng’s residency will culminate in an interactive installation at a TPL library branch called “Touch/Lift” which is an interactive light installation that celebrates the moment when creative ideas are born. Moments of inspiration are nothing but fun. Before the grueling work it takes to bring our ideas to life, all there is vast possibility. We can let our imagination go wild and bask in the idea’s potential. Just as we experience that moment of inspiration, the light installation comes to life when physical contact is made by a visitor. Comprised of over 1000 LED pixels, the installation uses a touch sensor to trigger the computer program to animate the lights. The program will produce a light animation unique to each visitor.

These programs would not be possible without the support of the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Toronto Arts Council.

The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund is a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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