February 24, 2021

Highlights from Massively Distributed at Canal Convergence 2020

Massively Distributed by MASARY Studios, Canal Convergence 2020. Photo: Aram Boghosian.

Canal Convergence 2020 was unique in many ways, among them was what it meant to have interactive artwork in the era of COVID-19. In the interest of the health and safety of our guests, artists, and staff, we made several changes to the event. Some of these changes included adding augmented reality artworks and experiences, live streaming music and virtual workshops, and most importantly, art installations that could be interactive without physically touching them with your hands.

One of the most successful interactive art installations of 2020 was Massively Distributed (MD) by MASARY Studios. Prior to the event, the public was encouraged to go to the web-based app for MD, which was an online audio-visual instrument using the sights and sounds of Scottsdale, and create and submit your their own unique compositions. These submissions then had potential to be replayed as a part of the projection installation at Canal Convergence!

MASARY Studios was able to capture this creative process as part of a mini-documentary about MD at Canal Convergence. Learn all about Massively Distributed and hear from Scottsdale Public Art Director Kim Boganey, Canal Convergence Public Art Manager Jennifer Gill, and MASARY Studios in the documentary video linked below.

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