I’m sure you have seen the our coverage of FITC before. It bears repeating that FITC Toronto is one of the single biggest events for digital creators in Toronto. This year’s FITC Toronto takes place from April 21st-23rd at the Hilton Toronto. It promises to be a great time, full of inspirational and informative talks for digital creatives.
One speaker that I’m looking forward to seeing is Daito Manabe. He’s a creator from Japan who received a lot of recognition for a video that he posted on YouTube featuring electrodes that he developed that are able to manipulate a person’s face. He used this tech as an art tool that he blended with his own music. The results are some pretty intense (and what look like uncomfortable) faces synced to music. You can see a brief spotlight on his work here.
The main draw to FITC for me is that it’s not only a Canadian thing – it’s an international event. FITC runs events all around the world and brings people together at these events from everywhere. The ability to share ideas with someone from a vastly different cultural background is incredibly important to the creative community (and especially the digital community); doing so in person can be surprisingly more valuable than connecting through the internet. Be sure to get your tickets to FITC Toronto soon before they sell out.