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  • Amber Case 12:06 pm on October 30, 2018 Permalink
    Tags: awesome people, design, designers, music,   

    Announcing Interaction Designer, Deaf Musican and CymaSpace founder Myles de Bastion as a morning speaker at CyborgCamp! 


    We’re excited to confirm that Myles de Bastion will be performing and giving a talk at CyborgCamp!

    Myles de Bastion is an Artistic Director, Musician and Creative-altruist who develops technology and art installations that enables sound to be experienced as light and vibration. His work has appeared in the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show. He has built large format installations for music festivals and Grammy-award winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding.

    A dual citizen of the UK and the United States, Myles grew up in England obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from University of Teesside (UK), focusing on computer science & visual art and was the chairman of the Musician’s Society for two years.

    Myles often mentors Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing youth. He has taught workshops at Washington School for the Deaf (WA) Crestone School (OR) Austine School for the Deaf (VT) and at the world’s first Deaf Music Camp (MI), where he developed the curriculum and was responsible for the music and sound program.

    In 2012 Myles moved to Portland OR and founded CymaSpace, a non-profit that facilitates arts & cultural events that are inclusive of the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing, where Myles further developed his immersive technological and artistic works across multiple mediums. In 2015 Myles took his concepts into the commercial sector and founded Audiolux Devices, a technology company that now produces professional products featuring the synergy of light and sound.

    In 2018 Myles spearheaded the Northwest Deaf Arts Festival (OR) providing Artistic & Technical Direction. At the event he also performed and presented The ikigai Machine; a multimedia experience comprising of a visual narrative with interactive art installations juxtaposed with live performances. The work tells the story of an inventor born in a silent world that has no air, the inventor builds a machine to restores air and in turn, helps to world to discover sound for the first time. Myles is developing The Ikigai Machine into a full, feature-length, touring production with the aim of presenting and performing at disability hubs and art institutions throughout the nation.

    In tandem with his work at CymaSpace, Myles has received awards and support from Regional Arts & Culture Council, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Cultural Foundation and Randall Charitable Trust.

    Myles continues to live in Portland with his partner Kimberly and CODA daughters Zebra & Juniper. You can learn more about Myles and his work here.

  • Amber Case 2:40 pm on October 29, 2018 Permalink
    Tags: 3d scanning, music, musicians   

    CyborgCamp Preparty! Friday, November 2nd, 2018 from 7pm-10pm 

    We’re excited to host the pre-party for CyborgCamp 2018 at a local event space (Get your ticket for details!) We’ll have four local musical performances, each with their own unique use of technology. Doors will open at 7pm!

    7:30pm // EddyEddyEddy


    EddyEddy is a collaborative performance project by John Thompson and https://www.facebook.com/soda.d.pop

    Six years ago, Daniel and John met magically inside of an art installation. They have been creating and recreating that moment in time, and time again. Space and time are toys at their disposal.

    With the help of a couple of tiny synthesizers, Eddy Eddy Eddy celebrates the primal human pulse of sound and the absurdity of celebrations themselves.


    8:00pm // Missionandry


    Missionandry is the solo project of Erin April Cooper.

    She improvises extremely personal ambient music with guitar.


    8:30pm // Body Shame

    body-shame-sdm-records Body Shame’s self titled debut was released to critical acclaim (ranked 8 in the Top Ten Albums of 2015 by Oregon Music News and number 68 on Tabs Out’s Top 200 Tapes of 2015 list) and became one of SDM Records fastest selling releases.

    Having perfected a sought after live performance style, Body Shame has been continually gigging in the Portland area and has been frequently included in such popular showcases as Volt Divers, Cult of Volt, Live in the Depths, and The Creative Music Guild: Outset Series.

    9-10pm // Reliqs

    reese-IMG_7948-web Reliqs is all about the future of sound and how we might experience it on faraway shores. Reese Bowes is an industrial designer, multimedia artist, DJ, sound designer, and percussionist.

    Hailing from South Africa, Reliqs’ work is influenced by many genres: IDM, Jazz, Breakbeat, Drum and Bass, Ambient, Post-Rock, and Turntablism to name a few.


    3D Scanning! (all evening)

    dave-mosier-3d-scanning-cyborgcamp-preparty Portland’s VR Church (Xhurch) resident Dave Mosier will be on hand to 3D scan volunteers!

    Dave is a Video Artist and Film Production Assistant specializing in custom analog video effects processing!

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