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CFC Media Lab does Doors Open Toronto!

The CFC Media Lab will be participating in Doors Open this year within The MaRS Discovery District.  We will be presenting three prototypes that were created within the lab.  The first of the three prototypes is Tentacles (Created by: Rob King, Michael Longford, Geoffrey Shea, developed with support from the Canadian Film Centre, OCADU, and York University), a unique application for the Apple iPhone/iPod touch turning your device into a mobile game controller enabling your participation in a multi-user, location-based game projected into public space. Secondly, we will be showing VirJ (Created by: Rawl Banton, Geoff Phillips, Rami Posner, Daniel Barber, Adam Bacsalmasi and Gabe Sawhney), an innovative software application that enables mobile phones to remotely control digital music libraries, using a visual interface will be on display an available for use.  Finally, Drumeba, will be on display, (Dee Balkissoon, Cathy Chen, Orla Garriques, Conor Holler) a customizable drumming experience promoting collaboration among children with autism.  We hope that you will come out to this amazing event!

Details

CFC Media Lab, Suite 245
MaRS Discovery District
101 College St, Toronto, ON. M5G 1L7
Telephone: 416-673-6569
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. [Last admittance: 3:30]
Sunday: 10 p.m. – 4 p.m. [Last admittance: 3:30]

CFC Media Lab Presents CLOSE ENCOUNTERS @ InterAccess Gallery

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS:

On Thursday, September 29, 2010, CFC Media Lab launched the prototypes created by Residents from the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 sessions of the TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program.

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, these prototypes were exhibited for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010 at InterAccess Gallery.

CFC Media Lab Presents: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

A night of "Exploratory Play"...

"Exploratory Play"... IN 3D!

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010 Exhibit: Zone C #19

Neighbourhoodie, Created By: Rose Bianchini, Kathleen Climie, David McCallum

Unit N-O14, Created By: Camille Betts, Justin Ferrato

DruMeBa, Created By: Dee Balkissoon, Cathy Chen, Orla Garriques, Conor Holler

Voicings, Created By: Dawn Buie, Liz Gallo, David Goorevitch

I Should Be Dreaming of Butterflies, Created By: Sharon Switzer, Featured Alumni Artist

A good-lookin' crowd being addressed by our fearless leaders...

Slawko Klymkiw, CFC Executive Director

Ana Serrano, CFC Media Lab Director

Jacqueline Nuwame, CFC Media Lab Senior Training Programs Manager

And what party is a party without decadent food!

A great big THANK YOU to everyone who made the night such a success!

For more photos…

Click here for more photos from the CFC Media Lab VIP Launch at InterAccess Gallery: picasaweb.google.com/113229431714491281154/CFCMediaLabPresentsCLOSEENCOUNTERS#

or check out our Flickr page here: www.flickr.com/photos/cfcmedialab

GREAT THANKS to our fabulous photographer, Trevor Haldenby: www.longexposure.ca

CFC Media Lab Exhibition 2010: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

THANK YOU to everyone who came out and made last night’s VIP Launch such a success!

Make sure InterAccess Gallery (9 Ossington Ave.) is a stop on your route for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010!

Here is a preview of what’s there to explore!

I Should Be Dreaming of ButterfliesBy: Sharon Switzer
Voicings -
By: Dawn Buie, Liz Gallo, David Goorevitch
DruMeBa
By: Dee Balkissoon, Cathy Chen, Orla Garriques, Conor Holler
Neighbourhoodie -
By: Rose Bianchini, Kathleen Climie, David McCallum
Unit N-O14 -
By: Camille Betts, Justin Ferrato

CFC Media Lab at 01 San Jose: A Great Success!

The 2010 01SJ Biennial (ZER01, San Jose) was a great success thanks to CFC Media Lab Alumni David McCallum, Rose Bianchini, Kathleen Climie, Sharon Switzer, Angella Mackey, and Pearl Chen as well as CFC Media Lab Operations Manager, Leonardo Dell’Anno.

This festival is predicated on the notion that as artists, designers, engineers, architects, marketers, corporations and citizens we have the tools to (re)build the world, conceptually and actually, virtually and physically, poorly and better, aesthetically and pragmatically, in both large and small ways.

Under the theme “Build Your Own World,” the CFC Media Lab led a series of workshops where participants made their Hoodie “zombie-tag” ready for a widespread, participatory game:

The making of…

01SJ Hoodie Play Workshop
01SJ Hoodie Play Workshop01SJ Hoodie Play Workshop

Project Hoodie Play is based on a wearable game by Rose Bianchini, Kathleen Climie and David McCallum created during their residency at CFC Media Lab’s TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program. (Special shout out goes to Kate Hartman, CFC Media Lab guest faculty for helping us design the workshop!)

Check out Project Hoodie Play in ACTION:

Also at 01SJ, CFC Media Lab and Art for Commuters founder, Sharon Switzer presented the “Best Of” works from the Art For Commuters library that speak to the theme of conscious creation.

Take a peek at the “Best Of” works here:

Also at 01SJ was Luke Jerram’s “Play Me I’m Yours” an installation in which 19 street pianos appeared on the streets of San Jose, CA (www.01sjpiano.com). Located in public parks, streets and squares, the pianos were for any member of the public to play and enjoy. This project was about enlivening the urban space and the community in places you would least expect it.

Check out the music video below featuring Canadian Jazz Artist, Ori Dagan (Produced by CFC Media Lab and Leonardo Dell’Anno):

CONGRATS TO ALL!

I can hardly wait to see Project Hoodie Play in action on Toronto’s streets this Saturday during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010.

So you think you’re the fastest Zombie in Toronto? PROVE IT! Make InterAccess Gallery (9 Ossington Ave.) a stop on your Nuit Blanche route and sign-up for a game of Zombie tag at 9pm, 12am, or 3am.

Come out and bring me coffee PLAY!

Culture Days is Fast Approaching!

Calling All Digital Creators!

Culture Days is a massive arts and culture party taking place in every province and territory across Canada this September 24 – 26, 2010 (in Alberta, September 17 – 19). The party takes shape in the form of thousands of free interactive activities for the public to enjoy and appreciate the inner world of artists and creators. Everyone connected to the creative process (including you!) is encouraged to join the movement by registering an activity at www.culturedays.ca

Activities can be as simple opening the doors to your studio and sharing your creative process as a designer, architect, artist or writer. Host a demo in person or online via UStream. The only requirements are that registered activities must be free, open to the public and interactive. The interactive component can be sophisticated or quite simple. For example, if you have an exhibit going on, you can add a simple interaction by offering a chance to meet the artists or to talk to the curators about the show, or finding a way to encourage dialogue among the public themselves.

If you can’t organize an activity this year, we hope you will help spread the word about cool Culture Days activities in your area. Every activity has its own page on the website with social media buttons to make it easy for you to share it with friends. Or make your own Top 10 list on Facebook. Show your support for culture!

For more information on Culture Days, please contact helenyung@culturedays.ca or visit www.culturedays.ca where you can search by postal code or keywords or browse by category or using the Google Maps Mashup.

Be a part of making culture free for all!

Musings from the mountains…


September 9, 2010

Dear Friends,

I hope this letter finds everyone well, rested from a glorious summer, eager to embrace fall, and ready to rock n’ roll through to the rest of 2010. This August I was lucky to have spent some time in the mountains of the French High Alps at a place called Les Terraces, above the small alpine village La Grave — that’s The Grave to you. The place feels totally different from Banff, — less wilderness-y, though still wild, and feels more like a portal into the 12th century.

Here’s a picture taken from one of our walks!

Now, given what you see here, you’d think the mountains would keep thoughts of work at bay. But I must admit I would often think of the Lab. Before you groan and mutter “crazyworkaholic” let me explain.

MY TOP FIVE REASONS WHY IT WAS OKAY TO THINK OF THE CFC MEDIA LAB in the FRENCH ALPS:

  1. Galen Scorer, former CFC Media Lab Research & Tech Manager is sleeping on my couch as we rush to premiere our new interactive production! Alum, Patrick Dinnen is part of the team building this exciting new work.

    CFC Media Lab in co-production with TIFF, will be launching an installation entitled What’s Your Essential Cinema?on Saturday Sept. 11 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

    As you enter TIFF Bell Lightbox, you will encounter an interactive projection above the box office: a dynamic visualization of kinetic images from each of the Essential 100 Films. Text in “your essential cinema” — one film from the Essential 100. The system takes note of it and adds it to every other person’s choice. The projected visualization then changes as the difference between what you think and what TIFF thinks is displayed on the screen. “What’s Your Essential Cinema?” pits the general public against the experts and puts you at the center of the conversation.

    A CFC Media Lab and TIFF Production
    Creative team: Ana Serrano, Galen Scorer and Patrick Dinnen
    September 12 – October 23

  2. Alumni David McCallum, Rose Bianchini, Kathleen Climie, Sharon Switzer, Angella Mackey, & Pearl Chen are currently rocking out (in spirit and in person) in California under the helm of Leonardo Dell’Anno!

    CFC Media Lab launches Project HoodiePlay and Let’s Build Our World Intentionally at 2010 01SJ Biennial.

    The 2010 01SJ (ZER01, San Jose) Biennial is predicated on the notion that as artists, designers, engineers, architects, marketers, corporations and citizens we have the tools to (re)build the world, conceptually and actually, virtually and physically, poorly and better, aesthetically and pragmatically, in both large and small ways.

    Under the theme “Build Your Own World,” the CFC Media Lab will be leading a series of workshops where participants can make their Hoodie “zombie-tag” ready for a widespread, participatory game. There won’t be cut throat competition. And Heidi Klum won’t show up. But you will get to make your own signature “wearable Hoodie” that enables you to play Zombie Tag during the AbsoluteZER0 street festival on Friday, September 17. Project HoodiePlay is based on a wearable game by Rose Bianchini, Kathleen Climie and David McCallum created during their residency at CFC Media Lab’s TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program.

    Special shout out goes to Kate Hartman, CFC Media Lab guest faculty for helping us design the workshop!

    CFC Media Lab and Art for Commuters founder, Sharon Switzer will also present the “Best Of” works from the Art For Commuters library that speak to the theme of conscious creation. Screenings will happen during 01SJ as part of the Future Films program.

  3. Nuit Blanche is almost upon us and we have a launch to prepare for Oct. 2nd! CFC Media Lab IAEP Coordinator Kimberly Dean, while not running stabletalk, is helping fearless leader Jacqueline Nuwame make this happen at our new venue partner InterAccess!

    At this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche the CFC Media Lab will present Close Encounters, an annual exhibition of work by residents of the TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program. These interactive media projects run the gamut from interactive sound pieces to iPhone wearable gaming systems. From those which explore notions of first contact, to others which invite us to reimagine play. Regardless of technology platform or theme, each of these projects makes us look at things a different way. Shaving cream, pillows, mud – they can all become vehicles for our persistent visions. The gallery will be transformed into a space for inquisitive discovery and play. Created by: Dee Balkissoon, Camille Betts, Rose Bianchini, Dawn Buie, Cathy Chen, Kathleen Climie, Justin Ferrato, Liz Gallo, Orla Garriques, David Goorevitch, Conor Holler, David McCallum and featured Alumni Artist, Sharon Switzer.

    Location: InterAccess Gallery (9 Ossington Ave. Toronto)
    VIP Launch (Invite Only): September 30 from 7-10pm
    Open to Public: October 2 from 7pm-7am

  4. Prototype Launch? Hell ya, we can do more!  So, CFC Media Lab Digital Production Manager, Steve Ferguson and our new Research and Technology Manager, Dave Kretz are working alongside our new partners the Royal Conservatory of Music to create a whole new work for Nuit Blanche.

    Commissioned by TELUS, Musical Rumble: Jazz vs Classical, is an interactive experience where larger-than-life musicians are projected onto the TELUS Centre windows while audiences use their smartphones to play a virtual game where jazz and classical musicians battle for your vote. Stop by the Bloor Street courtyard of the TELUS Centre (273 Bloor Street West, Toronto) on October 2nd from 7pm-7am to see, hear and interact with the projected performances!

    and last, but not least,

  5. Jacqueline Nuwame, CFC Media Lab Senior Programs Manager, has redefined multitasking as she helps me keep all of the above running smoothly while ushering a new group of residents for the Fall 2010 TELUS IAEP session!

    The average age of this group is sweet-thirty and boasts the following stellar individuals:

    Ryan Bigge
    is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and content strategist with a focus on technology and cultural trends. His publication credits include the New York Times Magazine and the Toronto Star.

    Edwin Lara
    is a digital artist whose recent work was on display at the Launch Projects art gallery for the “Do Artist Dream of Electric Easels” exhibition. Edwin’s studies include everything from graphic design, marketing to art history.

    Dylan Reibling hails from a small rural community in southwestern Ontario. He makes documentaries, narrratives, and experimental films and organizes events and art installations.

    Vanessa Shaver is an award-winning writer and filmmaker who possesses a passion for story well-told, character well-wrought and concept well-formed. Vanessa has worked with Shaftesbury Films, Henry Less Productions, ImagiNation Film and Television, marblemedia and Big Studios.

    Bobie Taffe is an independent interactive cross platform Producer. Her production company, Taffe Entertainment, produces feature films/documentaries/dramatic series/lifestyle programs that focus on exploring issues of race, sexuality, self-image, multiculturalism and social justice. Bobie has been actively working in the Canadian Film and Television Industry for a little more than a decade.

    Ron Wild worked in traditional Civil / Structural disciplines before earning an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Ron managed small hi-tech venture companies for over 15 years before transitioning into creating and exhibiting digital art.

    Tsu-Ching Yu with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and diploma in digital media at the Recording Arts Canada Digital Arts College, is a lyric coloratura soprano. She is also an ACTRA stunt performer for film and television who trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

I was thinking of listing my Top 10 Reasons…but got tired after five. (Now I see why I may have needed to climb almost 15,782 ft to get away from it all.) But the reality is that I wasn’t letting thoughts of work destroy my zen mountain moments: I thought about the team of staff, alumni, faculty and former colleagues of CFC Media Lab because I was in awe of how much amazing work they are doing. (Notice I didn’t even mention any of the other work our esteemed community has been building within their own corporations and practice! Way to go Caitlin! Woo hoo Gorbets for the San Jose Airport! Congrats, Martha, on finishing up your comprehensives! Dare I go on?)

And as many of you know, there are another five projects lurking around the corner ready to be announced after we get through the 01SJ/TIFF/NUIT Blanche triage.

So here I am sitting in a dusty hallway of the new Bell Lightbox, high from sleep-deprivation, copying and pasting text into the Max Patch for Galen.  The plug behind me does not work, my black skirt is now drywall white, and sure I miss the mountains. But I’m really excited about this Fall and seeing everyone this weekend for our annual BBQ.

Namaste to all,

Ana

CFC Media Lab Alumnus Art Show: Neighbourhood Watch

neighbourhoodwatch

WHAT: An art show of magical and interactive miniatures. Peer into the private lives of an eclectic group of people as they dream, watch TV, stare out the window and ponder the lives of their neighbours. Neighbourhood Watch brings to life a cast of whimsical characters who live in ramshackle and darling little homes. It is a show about how where we live and our space defines as much as our work and family.

WHERE AND WHEN: AWOL art gallery, May 27 – June 6, 2010

RECEPTION: Friday, May 28 from 7pm


MEET THE ARTISTS:

Rose Bianchini is a writer, producer and visual artist who has worked in television, radio and new media. Currently, she is writing and illustrating a graphic novel for young adults. Rose has art directed for film and theatre. She is a recent grad from the Media Lab at the Canadian Film Center where her and her team designed an interactive hoodie and game platform. For more information visit: www.rosebianchini.com

Jason van Horne is a visual artist, illustrator and sculptor who has exhibited at the Katharine Mulherin gallery. He also has created artwork for film, theatre and video games. Jason has a keen interest in architecture and the accessibility of cities, and has co-founded community art projects and public interventionist groups that include The City Beautification Ensemble and The Soft City.

To view information about Rose and Jason’s collective community art project of a plush miniature city visit: www.thesoftcity.com

CFC Media Lab at OCE Discovery 2010

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The CFC Media Lab will have a booth presence at OCE (Ontario Centres of Excellence) Discovery 2010, a conference that brings together business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers and students in shared exploration of the dynamic synergy that is the innovation-commercialization process. Stop by booth #912 to slap some high fives with The CFC Media Lab!

WHEN: May 17 & 18, 2010
WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, (South Building) 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON

Ontario’s world-class research and innovation strength has turned remarkable ideas into equally remarkable products and services. Conferences such as this OCE are crucial to building on the momentum Ontario has achieved and to further sharpening our competitive edge on the world stage.

The CFC Media Lab will also be present at the Premier’s Innovation Awards, an event that honours outstanding Ontarians whose innovative spirit, vision and creativity are making Ontario one of the leading knowledge-based economies of the 21st century.

For the full list of OCE Discovery 2010 exhibitors, click HERE.

CFC Media Lab Alumnus to Exhibit Interactive Photo Montage at Nuit Blanche, Montreal

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CFC Media Lab Alumnus, Genevieve Godin, is exhibiting an interactive photo montage “Dis-moi” at Nuit Blanche a Montreal on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 9pm – 3am.

This free exhibit invites the spectators to take part in the creation and the transformation of the digital images and photo montage. It will be created live and will feature the All-Nighter audience as its main character. 

More info here.

Events and Exhibitions Coming Up at OCAD

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MEIC6
Wednesday, February 24, 3 to 7 p.m.
OCAD’s Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) presents an afternoon conference discussing the future of mobile content, services and experiences. Speakers will include Gerald Karam, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs – Research, and he will be speaking about: iLoveIt: Riding the accelerating adoption of Smartphones. MORE.

Augmented Reality Developers Camp
Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OCAD’s Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) hosts Toronto’s first Augmented Reality Developers Camp (ARDevCamp). This day-long, free event is for developers, designers, researchers, entrepreneurs and others enthusiastic to learn more about the rapidly changing technologies supporting Augmented Reality. MORE.

On Campus
EXHIBITIONS:

Superviscous: Works in Glass
February 19 to May 28
Curators’ Tour with Charles Reeve and York Lethbridge: Wednesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.
Haunted by fragility and an uncertain identity (ultra-thick liquid? amorphous solid?), glass rests uneasily at the intersection between art, design and craft. Including works drawn largely from Toronto collections, Superviscous brings together artists exploring this temperamental medium’s unstable nature. Jon Kuhn’s dazzling cubes are compacted universes full of colour and light. Tim Whiten’s subtle cast broom stands quietly in the corner, contrasting with Sandra Rechico’s satisfyingly crunchy shards on the floor. Through these and other works, the show explores the contradictory associations we bring to glass. Its eye-catching beauty is both strength and weakness. Is this inevitable attractiveness just a cheap — or costly — trick? MORE.

OCAD Student Gallery:
Fabricating Frontiers
Until March 13
The artists within this show, Ivette Aghajani, Eugenie Davis, Shlomi Greenspan, Nathaniel Hurtubise, Megan A. Skyvington, and Jarrod Wilson produce work which explores architectural forms and space as points of personal reference, whether referring to a personal memory or to a geographical location. The idea of space as a referent indicates an interest in the search for individual identities and a sense of place within a system which perceives space as property and wealth. MORE.

Transit Space:
Corners of Evening
Until March 4
Adrienne Chalaturnyk, Kali Fisher, Jillian MacLachlan, and Ariel Kellett explore the unconscious mind and create alternative realities as they examine the influence of night time. Working with painting and mixed media, these artists contrast the soft, imaginative quality of dreams with the harsh, unsettling reality of nightmares. MORE.

Level 4 Photography Display Cases:
Introductory Photography: Black and White, Photo Essay Assignment
Until February 22
Students in Ron Wood’s Introductory Photography: Black and White course at OCAD produced wonderful visual narratives on interesting themes. MORE.

Student Centre GalleryWall:
Hot Work: Working Towards Summer
Until February 28
Members of OCAD Student Entrepreneurs (OSE) have put together this diverse selection of work, with the celebration of the coming summer in mind. MORE.

The Alumni Window Gallery (Rm 249):
Works by Paula Krochak

Until April 30
The OCAD Alumni Association is presents an installation of a works by alumna Paula Krochak. MORE.

EVENTS:

Alumni Life Drawing Sessions
Wednesday, February 24, 7 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Interested in drawing a professional model each week? These sessions are perfect for people looking for a life drawing drop-in without instruction. You don’t have to be a student or alumni to attend – these sessions are open to everyone. MORE.

Everything You wanted to know about Indians* (but were afraid to ask)
Every Thursday, 2 to 3 p.m.

Aboriginal Visual Culture Program Mentor Advisor Duke Redbird hosts discussion, questions and answers in Rm 1512d, 113 McCaul Street. All are welcome. *First Nations, Inuit, Mètis, Aboriginal and Native Peoples of the Americas.

Community Hours with Jane Ngobia, Director, Diversity & Equity Initiatives
Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. (Level 3, 115 McCaul St.)
Jane Ngobia, Director, Diversity & Equity Initiatives, welcomes students, faculty and staff to meet with her informally during her community hours to confidentially discuss their ideas, comments or concerns about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OCAD.

OCAD Student Entrepreneurs
Friday, February 26, 2 p.m.
The OCAD Student Entrepreneurs work together, support each other, brainstorm and follow through on ways to market their crafts through discussion, exhibition, self-development events, speakers and supportive feedback. MORE.

Faculty of Art annual Drawing Marathon
Sunday, February 28, 12 noon to midnight
The Faculty of Art hosts its annual Drawing Marathon. Professional models will be available in rooms 484 and 487 (Level 4, 100 McCaul St.) for gestures or a sustained pose. Challenge yourself, bring a lunch, get sponsors; this all day event is only $25 for students and $30 for everyone else. All money collected will be used for a catalogue to support the Drawing and Painting Figure Show. MORE.

DEADLINES:

OCADSU Call for Submissions: OCAD Flea Market
Deadline: Thursday February 25, 2010
Sell old clothes, household items, books, cds, arts, crafts, designed clothes, fundraise for your department, barter and swap for affordable items. Flea Market Date: March 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MORE.

Call for Submissions: I See You See Me
Deadline: Monday, March 1
The Internationaleyes OCAD Student Group invites all OCAD students to submit works. MORE.

Call for Submissions: Michael Sweet Memorial
FIRST PRIZE: $5000
Information session: Wednesday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Deadline to register: Thursday, March 12
Deadline for Submissions: Monday, March 15
52 Division Toronto Police Service, First Urban Development and OCAD invite all OCAD students to submit proposals to create an outdoor art or design installation in memory of Police Constable Michael Sweet, an officer who lost his life in the line of duty 30 years ago this March. Complete competition details will be available online and in MyCourses after February 18. MORE.

Call for Submissions: Transit Space
Deadline: Thursday, March 4
Faculty and students are invited to submit proposals for Fall 2010 programing. MORE.

OCADSU Call for Submissions: 2010 RETRO SHOW
Deadline: Friday, March 12
The Student Union is planning our annual retrospective, or the 2010 RETRO SHOW for short. It is an end of the year show hosted and put together by the OCADSU. It consists of a variety of artworks from all disciplines of the school. MORE.

Call for Awards Program Applications
Deadline: Friday, March 26, 4 p.m.
OCAD’s Awards Program recognizes excellence in each program at the second-, third- and fourth-year level on the basis of studio work as well as for specific Liberal Studies achievement, on the basis of coursework completed. OCAD Medals will be given for each program at the fourth-year level as part of the Awards Program. Awards are differentiated from Bursaries, which are distributed on the basis of financial need. MORE.

Call for Submissions: OCAD Student Gallery
Deadline: Thursday, May 20
The OCAD Student Gallery/Transit Space office is accepting student submissions to program Fall 2010 – Spring 2011 in the OCAD Student Gallery. MORE.

In the Community

EXHIBITIONS:

give us our dreams: part II
Until March 20
Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto presents new work by alumna Crystal Liu. MORE.

EVENTS:

Architecture Theraputics Aesthetics
February 26 to 28
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto hosts a conference focused on “Technologically Enhanced Environments and the Human Sensorium.” OCAD is a collaborative partner, and presents two speakers: Industrial Design program chair Julian Goss and Faculty of Liberal Studies Associate Professor Jim Drobnick. MORE.

SCREENINGS:

New Snow
Tuesday, February 23, 7 p.m.
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery presents the Toronto premiere of Reverberlin (2006, 67 min.). This film will be preceded by Puccini Conservato (2009, 10 min.). OCAD alumnus Michael Snow will be present for a post-screening Q&A. MORE.

Queer Café
Wednesday, March 3, 12 to 1 p.m.
A “PROUD at OCAD” drop-in for LGBQTI2Q students, staff, faculty and alumni. MORE.

Graduate Student Gallery:
Past Now: Works by Meryl McMaster and Luke Parnell
March 4 to 13
Opening Reception: March 4, 7 to 9 p.m.
Curated by Suzanne Morrissette and Lisa Myers; first-year MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice students at OCAD. Past Now is an exhibition concerned with the life of images. Artists Meryl McMaster and Luke Parnell enter into a dialogue with meaning in visual representations of Aboriginal identity. Their works rupture stereotypes embedded in historical iconography to challenge and problematize the legacy of these images. MORE.

ASA Buffalo Stew Lunch
Thursday, March 4, 12 to 2 p.m.
The Aboriginal Student Association (ASA) exists to bring together Aboriginal, Native, Indigenous, Métis and Inuit students at OCAD to network and support an Aboriginal community of emerging artists and designers. The ASA Buffalo Stew Lunch is held every second week on Thursday. All are welcome. MORE.

Art Creates Change: Action
Vodou and Haitian Art
Friday, March 5, 1 p.m.
OCAD’s Faculty of Art presents a lecture, exhibition and silent auction in support of Haiti. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, professor of Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an Oungon Asogwe (a high practitioner of Vodou religion and spirituality) will lecture on Vodou and Haitian Art. Professor Bellegarde-Smith will address misperceptions surrounding Vodou, and in the process reveal the strength found in its cultural practices and historic vision. An exhibition of art representing the past four generations of Haitian artists, from the 1940’s to the present (courtesy of Arte Del Pueblo). The event includes a silent auction of art with proceeds going to SOPUDEP, located in Petion-ville, Haiti, a comprehensive community school serving the poorest residents of the city. MORE.

SUMO Robot Challenge 2010
Saturday, March 6, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One of the most anticipated annual events at OCAD, the SUMO Robot Challenge features homemade robots in competitions ranging from tug of war, dancer/painter, autonomous, and full out, head to head combat! MORE.

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CFC Media Lab Presents CLOSE ENCOUNTERS @ InterAccess Gallery

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: On Thursday, September 29, 2010, CFC Media Lab launched the prototypes created by Residents from the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 sessions of the TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program. On Saturday, October 2, 2010, these prototypes were exhibited for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010 at InterAccess Gallery. A great big THANK YOU to […]

CFC Media Lab Exhibition 2010: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

THANK YOU to everyone who came out and made last night’s VIP Launch such a success! Make sure InterAccess Gallery (9 Ossington Ave.) is a stop on your route for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010! Here is a preview of what’s there to explore! I Should Be Dreaming of Butterflies – By: Sharon Switzer Voicings – […]

CFC Media Lab at 01 San Jose: A Great Success!

The 2010 01SJ Biennial (ZER01, San Jose) was a great success thanks to CFC Media Lab Alumni David McCallum, Rose Bianchini, Kathleen Climie, Sharon Switzer, Angella Mackey, and Pearl Chen as well as CFC Media Lab Operations Manager, Leonardo Dell’Anno. This festival is predicated on the notion that as artists, designers, engineers, architects, marketers, corporations […]

Culture Days is Fast Approaching!

Calling All Digital Creators! Culture Days is a massive arts and culture party taking place in every province and territory across Canada this September 24 – 26, 2010 (in Alberta, September 17 – 19). The party takes shape in the form of thousands of free interactive activities for the public to enjoy and appreciate the […]

Musings from the mountains…

September 9, 2010 Dear Friends, I hope this letter finds everyone well, rested from a glorious summer, eager to embrace fall, and ready to rock n’ roll through to the rest of 2010. This August I was lucky to have spent some time in the mountains of the French High Alps at a place called […]

CFC Media Lab Alumnus Art Show: Neighbourhood Watch

WHAT: An art show of magical and interactive miniatures. Peer into the private lives of an eclectic group of people as they dream, watch TV, stare out the window and ponder the lives of their neighbours. Neighbourhood Watch brings to life a cast of whimsical characters who live in ramshackle and darling little homes. It […]

CFC Media Lab at OCE Discovery 2010

The CFC Media Lab will have a booth presence at OCE (Ontario Centres of Excellence) Discovery 2010, a conference that brings together business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers and students in shared exploration of the dynamic synergy that is the innovation-commercialization process. Stop by booth #912 to slap some high fives with The CFC Media Lab! WHEN: […]

CFC Media Lab Alumnus to Exhibit Interactive Photo Montage at Nuit Blanche, Montreal

CFC Media Lab Alumnus, Genevieve Godin, is exhibiting an interactive photo montage “Dis-moi” at Nuit Blanche a Montreal on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 9pm – 3am. This free exhibit invites the spectators to take part in the creation and the transformation of the digital images and photo montage. It will be created live and […]

Events and Exhibitions Coming Up at OCAD

MEIC6 Wednesday, February 24, 3 to 7 p.m. OCAD’s Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) presents an afternoon conference discussing the future of mobile content, services and experiences. Speakers will include Gerald Karam, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs – Research, and he will be speaking about: iLoveIt: Riding the accelerating adoption of Smartphones. MORE. […]

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