InterAccess Toronto presents Trivial Pursuits: Mass Distraction, the 9th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition, opening on July 10th. Six Canadian artists trivially navigate their quasi-virtual existences: Roja Aslani, Erin Gee, David Han, Beatriz Herrera, Steve Shaddick, and Blake Williams. Trivial Pursuits focuses on the phenomena of digital distraction in new media art. Blake Williamsâ€™ Hotel Video projection portrays the dreamlike slippage between the interior and exterior. Beatriz Herreraâ€™s blue-faced, walking, talking hexapod Trivia Monster robot blurts useless information in user presence. Meanwhile, Erin Geeâ€™s Formants, a double-headed interactive sound sculpture, asks viewers to play. Combing of the hair on each head triggers operatic feedback, invoking strangeness about gendered technological desires. Roja Aslaniâ€™s autonomous self-inflating Breathing Wardrobe and Steve Shaddickâ€™s repeatedly crashing interactive video, Restart, withholds efficient pre-visualization that interactive users are commonly accustomed to. An infinite regress of manipulated self imagery, David Hanâ€™s Glass Looking Through is a site-specific installation posing as a dysfunctional interactive mirror. A viewerâ€™s presence triggers audio-visual feedback that eventually degenerates irrationally.