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  1. Take to the streets and explore the sites of Toronto’s vibrant and storied LGBTQ history with the interactive documentary Queerstory. This free walking tour app leads you through 37 intriguing sites that uncover the political, cultural and social history of Toronto’s queer community.

    Experience 47 unique short docs with rare archival footage, hidden stories and in-situ interviews with a colourful cast of characters. Meander through two queer sites where performance artist Keith Cole and new media artist Caitlin Fisher lead you on their mediated interpretations of queer history. Discover excerpts of documentaries from queer Canadian filmmakers David Adkin, Lynne Fernie, Harry Sutherland and others embedded along points in the tour.

    Download the free Android, iPhone or web app from

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  2. TXTilecity is an interactive project and mobile app that brings the city to life in stories and memories that show the significant role textiles have played in shaping Toronto’s social, cultural, economic and architectural terrain. TXTilecity was produced by the Textile Museum of Canada in partnership with Year Zero One + [murmur].

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  3. Curated by Michael Alstad. Presented by Year Zero One (YZO) in collaboration with the CONTACT Gallery for the McLuhan100 Festival.

    Kate Armstrong
    Myfanwy Ashmore
    Jeremy Bailey
    David Jhave Johnston
    Cheryl Sourkes
    Donna Szoke
    KD Thornton

    "All media are extensions of some human faculty - psychic or physical"
    - The Medium is the Massage, Marshall McLuhan, p 26

    Medium_Massage 2.0 :: an infinite inventory is a net-based exhibition inspired by Marshall McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore's collaborative book The Medium is the Massage. Published in 1967 in an experimental format that fused Fiore's engaging graphic style and visual language with McLuhan's text, The Medium is the Massage introduced McLuhan's theories of media and communications technology to a mass audience. Within the context of Marshall McLuhan's centennial and 20 years after the development of the first webpage, the media artists in this exhibition reflect McLuhan's prophetic theories through their immersion in the networked medium and cultural shift that McLuhan predicted in the 60s.

    The exhibition includes a new expanded version of The Medium is the Massage matched with compositionally similar images using google algorithms; a sorrybot that gives a unique apology to every citizen on earth; new web software that re-invents the way artists communicate with the media; an archeological examination of 8 bit-graphic images and obsolescent media through daily floppy disc mining; and more!

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  4. A site-specific interactive digital art exhibition of five projects exploring themes of contemporary air travel and the architecture of airports. Toronto Pearson International Airport.

    Participating artists
    Chris Salter, Erik Adigard, Daniel Shiffman, KD Thornton, David Clark, Jeff Howard, Nick Rudnicki, Shelley Simmons, Maroussia Lévesque, Jason Lewis, Yannick Assogba, Raed Mousa

    Curated by Michael Alstad + David Jhave Johnston
    Produced by Year Zero One

    Kiosk Design: W I D E Studio - Imola Berczi, Christine Elson, Sarah Iwata

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Year Zero One is a media arts collective committed to the production, development and distribution of electronic media art through net based projects and site-specific public art exhibitions.

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Year Zero One is a media arts collective committed to the production, development and distribution of electronic media art through net based projects and site-specific public art exhibitions.

Goals and Artistic Objectives
+ producing and supporting networked art
+ utilising the net as a space for collaborative creation and open source development
+ presenting digital site-responsive art in public spaces
+ supporting the growth and development of emerging practices through exhibitions, events, forums and commissions
+ bridging the converging worlds of art, science and new technologies

keywords = new media,, digital art, site-specific, interactive, locative media, software art, bioart, generative art, collaborative networks, art + science, urban screens, video billboards, GPS, mobile media, telematic, gaming, robotics, digital storytelling, mapping, animation, interactive video, michael alstad, michelle kasprzak, david jhave johnston, camille turner

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