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📢 Online discussions: #CripTalkCorner

Montreal-based disability activists Gift Tshuma and Aimee Louw are establishing a new platform to discuss various angles around access. #CripTalkCorner is presented by Accessibilize Montreal in collaboration with Cinema Politica Concordia. The video of their first online event is available here: Posted by Accessibilize Montreal on Monday, May 4, 2020 #CripTalkCorner eFlyer If you haven’t…


🕸 How can we accessiblize our online classrooms?

This blog post is a work in progress: a public sharing of notes mid-flow, and as such, might not follow its own advice just yet! It also assumes some basic working knowledge of Google Classroom. As many of us move to online learning, I’ve found most of the advice focussing on the live aspects of…


Hiatus / Cinema Politica

We have been taking some time out to rethink the project while our surroundings change rapidly. While this is a difficult time for us all, we are clearly entering a new age of remote collaboration – a topic very close to our hearts. Please watch this space for further updates. For the time being, you…


Songs of Freedom: Black History Month in Montreal

When he’s not hanging out with us jamming with light sensors and debating accessibility of music technology, Gift organises a Montreal-based group called the United Tribulation Choir. The group has been going since 2007, and brings together gospel with a broad range of styles. To celebrate Black History Month this year, UTC will be performing…


Photos: UK/Canada workshops

Here are some images taken at our recent workshops in the UK and Canada in October/November 2019, starting with our launch with Drake Music at Graeae Theatre. We are grateful to acknowledge support from the Canada Council for the Arts for travel to the UK, in addition to our #NewConversations funding.. Watch this space for…


Montreal workshop: Music + Access

What? Music + Access workshopWhen? Tuesday the 26th of November from 5:30 – 8:30pm (doors open at 5:00). Where? Participatory Media Cluster (1515 Ste.-Catherine West, EV 11.655)What you will do? Create a prototype of an accessible musical instrument to be played by two people.Who will facilitate? Charles Matthews (maker in residence at #MilieuxMake), Gift Tshuma…


Call for ideas: developing collaborative instruments

Can you imagine a musical instrument designed to be played by two people at the same time? How could it remove any barriers to making music that you experience? What kind of interesting restrictions could it create? Leave your suggestions for a collaborative instrument in the comments below, or send us a tweet at @blurtheBoundary…


London launch at DMLab 29th October

We are excited to announce that we will be launching as part of Drake Music’s next DMLab event on the 29th October. If you a Disabled artist involved in developing technology, movement, music, or theatre, we’d particularly like to meet you! This event is free. Please visit this link for event info and booking: DMLab…


Drake Music DMLab meeting August 2019

David Bobier and Charles Matthews recently attended Drake Music’s DMLab meeting in London UK, where they presented technology that translates sound to light and vibrations….


Guest post on the Bela.io blog

Charles Matthews has posted a discussion of music technology, accessibility, and the idea of “Disabled artist lead” to the Bela.io blog. In the post, he shares some of the approaches he has used while working with our key UK collaborators Drake Music, and gives a preview of some of the technology we plan to use in our workshops….


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