Monthly Archives: April 2011

Doc Talks: Presented by the NFB and Hot Docs!

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Hot Docs in Toronto announced participants for Doc Talks; a new free series of conversations with international directors.  In this first edition of Doc Talks, innovative and influential filmmakers will discuss the impact of documentaries on the real world in three separate hour long conversations detailed […]

Show Me The Money

In my recent posts, I’ve investigated a diversity of situations where the design, development, and execution of new ideas has required the creation of new toolkits. But there’s one tool I haven’t devoted much attention to, and in many cases it’s ultimately the one that matters: MONEY. Whether the new idea you’re interested in realizing […]

titra crossmedia ARt Project – Faisal Anwar’s New Project!

After creating and exhibiting (from 08/10) Odd Spaces, Faisal Anwar, CFC Media Lab alumnus, continues to examine conventions of contemporary urban life and norms of human behavior modified by interactions in a new project titled titra. Work on titra is in its research and development phase. The project will be developed through a two-month residency (MAY TO JUNE […]

Common Pulse – Art and Media Festival!

Citizens of the Digital Age, join the beat of Common Pulse, an art and media festival celebrating and exploring new ideas in media, technology and society. Common Pulse: A weekend long media art extravaganza in rural Durham (June 10-12, 2011) Immerse yourself in cutting edge performances by world music ensemble, Eccodek, Montreal’s freestyling sonic chameleon […]

OCAD University and CFC Media Lab Launch New Graduate Program in Digital Futures

OCAD University and The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab announce their partnership in the launch of a new and innovative Graduate Program in Digital Futures, with a part-time Graduate Diploma and full-time (MA, MDes, and MFA) Master’s Degrees. This unique, practice-based graduate program is aimed at future innovators, leaders, and creators of digital media and […]

Political Partytime

While last week’s leaders debates stirred the pot on a number of issues relevant to Canadians, one of the most prominent topics was the state of affairs in terms of democracy in this country. Messieurs Layton, Harper, Ignatieff, and Duceppe certainly made a point of interrogating each others parties in the context of state secrecy, […]

Congratulations to Guest Speaker Dawid Marcinkowski for his Webby Nom!

You may remember when we welcomed Dawid Marcinkowski into the lab for our last session to talk about his work in interactive cinema.   Now, we are proud to announce that Sufferrosa has been nominated for the Best Experimental Movie in the 15th Annual Webby Awards which honour excellence on the internet. You are all encouraged […]

INplay 2011 Call for Submissions: Canadian Interactive Showcase Presented by the CMF

Go to the front of the class!  Apply to participate in the Canadian Interactive Showcase presented by CMF.  Your company could have the chance to showcase an interactive project, product or service to an audience of investors, future partners and peers.  Each 5 minute rapid-fire presentation will be followed by Q+A.  The Canadian Interactive Showcase […]

RFP: Take 2 Culture Days on the Square

The City of Mississauga’s Culture Division is seeking artists, art groups and art organizations to submit proposals for events and performances to be presented at Mississauga Celebration Square this fall as part of Culture Days 2011. Applications are open to all art forms, including but not limited to: Performing Arts Visual Arts Literary Arts New […]

Frontline Documentary

On January 12th 2010, violent earthquakes ripped through the earth’s crust 13 kilometres beneath southern Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives, and millions more were displaced from their homes. Massive collapses took place across health care, transportation, and communications infrastructure systems. Within hours, this world ripped apart was descended upon by a […]