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AHA MEDIA is very proud to welcome VISION DIVISION VJ residency of New Forms Festival, hosted at W2 Community Media Arts

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very proud to welcome the VISION DIVISION VJ residency of New Forms Festival ( NFF)  hosted at W2 Community Media Arts ( W2) ! 🙂

AHA MEDIA and its founding members , first met at Vision Division 2008 ( last year) which prompted our journey into new media, social media and community generated media making!

AHA MEDIA members came from the Fearless City Mobile project and continue to be proud to be camera operators and content producers for Fearless and W2.

Below is a photo of  the founding members of  AHA MEDIA having fun!

April, Hendrik Peter, Al - AHA MEDIA laughs BW


Below is a  photo of us  helping to Live VJ at Pop Vox 09


Below is a photo of Live VJ streams on a mobile screen being demonstrated at Convergence during Vancouver Digita Week


AHA MEDIA welcomes the new VISION DIVISION residency of 2009 ! 🙂


Vision Division Residency: Live Visuals at W2 Community Media Arts

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Time: September 15, 2009 at 1pm to September 18, 2009 at 6pm
Location: W2 Flack Block
Street: 163 West Hastings
City/Town: Vancouver


Mia Makela (Finland/Berlin) works with young Vancouver media artists learning to remix video and live streams for site-specific projections. The participants are under-30 marginalized media artists facing systemic barriers to advancing a media arts practice.

Produced by W2 and New Forms Festival, in association with Bladerunners and the Western Front.

Sept 15-18, All day residency workshop (all positions already filled).

Tues/Wednesday 12noon – 5pm; Thur/Friday 1-6pm.

Sept 19, 8-10pm VJ performance by attendees of the workshop (free and open to the public!)


W2  Community Media Arts (W2)   is working with New Forms Festival (NFF)  to deliver this program which advances marginalized youth media artists in Vancouver with tools and strategies. Having NFF work with W2 means we can both bring our strengths and resources to the same table and do something twice as impacting.

Mia Makela has just arrived in Vancouver for the week in residence. While the workshop – like last year’s Vision Division – prioritises our W2 DTES community, all NFF fans can check out some of the results and hear from Mia first-hand on Saturday night.