Electric Fields
Electronic music and media arts festival
November 13th to the 23rd, 2008

Technology vs Democracy
Tron Screening

Join Canadian Film Institute, Quickbeam Films and Electric Fields for the presentation of the classic sci-fi film Tron. Preceding the screening will be a fun and unpredictable debate refereed by curator and writer Steve Loft. Steve will lead two of Canada's most formidable thinkers in the field in a head to head battle to determine essential truths about the role of technology in film and art. Is it a liberation force enabling the best in us? Is it a tyrannical evil keeping the worst in us in the drivers seat? Surely the real answer is a nuanced version of the two extremes, but debates are no time for gray area. Come pick a side with us!

Technology vs Democracy

Debate refereed by Steve Loft (Ottawa)
Debaters: Dana Samuel (Toronto)
and Jason Lewis (Montréal)
National Library and Archives Auditorium
395 Wellington Street
Sunday, November 16th
1 PM
Admission is free!

Tron Screening

Steven Lisberger (USA / Taiwan), 1982 (96 min)
National Library and Archives Auditorium
395 Wellington Street
3 PM
Admission: $5 (free with attendance to debate)


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Festival Passes

Festival Passes are $15.

Electric Fields passes are valid for all events excluding Thunderheist.

Festival Highlights

Thursday, November 13th

Festival launch
Vernisage: Sophie Bélair Clément Web Launch: Cheryl L'Hirondelle

Friday, November 14th

Electronic Evangelicals
Big screens and big sound in a big church. Audio-visual fantastic!
Saint Brigid's Centre for the arts and humanities

Tickets are available online in advance for $7 or $10 at the door.
Tickets are available in person at Canteen, 238 Dalhousie,

Saturday, November 15th

Artist Talk: Danny Perreault and Thomas Ouellet Frederick (Tvestroy)
Join these artists for an in detailed demo of the complex experimental electronic work. DAÏMÕN

Sunday, November 16th

Technology vs Democracy Debate hosted by Steven Loft
Library and Archives of Canada

Tron Screening
Library and Archives of Canada

Monday, November 17th

Vernisage: Reverse Engineered
Alexandre Castonguay and Mathieu Bouchard
Carleton University Art Gallery

Wednesday, November 19th

Screening: Video Music
New works of visual music.
The Ottawa Art Gallery

Saturday, November 22nd

Closing Party
Acadian and Aboriginal Hip Hop Night
Club SAW