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Interested in applying for CGS-M (SSHRC, NSERC) and/or an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)? This session will provide students with further information about competitions, timelines and best practices. These are prestigious awards, and all full-time graduate students are encouraged to apply.

For further details about scholarships and funding please see our website here

This session will be held two times in October:

  • October 7, 2020 - 9:00AM to 10:30AM, Eastern (Toronto) time
  • October 9, 2020 - 1:30PM to 3:00PM, Eastern (Toronto) time

The information sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams. To sign up to participate, follow this link to the registration page, then select the date and select the time. Fill in your name and OCAD U 365 email address and submit.

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Interested in applying for CGS-M (SSHRC, NSERC) and/or an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)? This session will provide students with further information about competitions, timelines and best practices. These are prestigious awards, and all full-time graduate students are encouraged to apply.

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connection_found is an online group exhibition organized by feelSpace featuring works by Ronnie Clarke, Taylor Jolin, Leia Kook-Chun, Madeleine Lychek and Paula Tovar, Noelle Wharton-Ayer, and Becca Wijshijer. At times humorous, and other times tender, these meditations illustrate the quirks of navigating intimacy in the digital realm as it inadvertently relates back to the body in the physical world. As the name connection_found implies, the works within this exhibition understand connection and intimacy in broad subsets: a found connection between an individual and their complicated cultural history (Wharton-Ayer), between lovers separated by an ocean (Lychek and Tovar), between strangers online (Kook-Chun), between the corporeal and the digital (Clarke), between where we are and where we’ve never been (Jolin), and with alternate versions of ourselves (Wijshijer). Together, these works trace and re-trace digital intimacy, touch, and the body as it moves and navigates towards the virtual realm.

 

More literally, connection_found also suggests the curatorial alignment of these works in a digital context which, in and of itself, requires finding connection. At the core of the exhibition, connection_found simultaneously expands, individuates, and links the collective experience of existing on the internet.

 

curated by feelSpace

feelSpace is an ad hoc interdisciplinary curatorial collective based in Tkaronto at OCAD University. The collective is interested in the implications and potential of curatorial practice within, through, and around digital spaces.

 

Image credit: Madeleine Lychek & Paula Tovar

Featuring works by: Taylor Jolin, Ronnie Clarke, Becca Wijshijer, Leia Kook-Chun, Noelle Wharton-Ayer, Madeleine Lycheck & Paula Tovar

 

Opening Reception Thursday, December 5th, 6PM-8PM

Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W. Level G

 

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Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. W. Level G
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Connection_Found: An online exhibition curated by feelSpace
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What is Digital Futures OPEN SHOW?

The Digital Futures OPEN Show is an annual exhibition where we show our best and most interesting work that’s happening RIGHT NOW. The collection of work presented is intended to represent a survey of current ideas, concepts, themes, theories, tools, techniques, and trends being explored by the Digital Futures community. Last year’s inaugural OPEN Show was a big success and we’re excited to do it again.

OPEN comes from the fact that this call is open to our whole community. The show will include works from current Digital Futures undergraduate students, graduate students AND faculty. Works include physical computing prototypes, data visualizations, digital entertainment, games, wearable technology, interactive installations and performances. For anyone who has asked the question “What IS Digital Futures anyway?” - we’re hoping this exhibition will continue to provide some answers.

What is Digital Futures?

Digital Futures is an undergraduate and graduate program at OCAD University that combines creative approaches to emerging technologies and critical thinking to prototype possible futures. Digital Futures faculty and students are world leaders in physical computing, data visualization, digital entertainment, wearable technology, smart materials, music technology and games.

When is it happening?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:00-9:00PM

Where is it happening?

An assortment of rooms on the Ground ("G" on the elevator) and 7th Floor.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Free all welcome!
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OCADU Graduate Gallery & Digital Futures HQ
205 Richmond St. West
Ground Floor & 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1V3
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Digital Futures Open Show December 2019
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The form of the book — whether as novel, course text, or art book — draws from traditions that tend toward reflecting a social status quo. But the book and its related productions have tremendous potential to disrupt, disturb, and disentangle colonial legacies and point to new non-hierarchical principles. The course takes the question of the book and encourage these new possibilities, both through an intellectual and making process. Some considerations will include engaging with and responding to the inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art; reinterpreting the book through re-use, recycling, and remaking; intellectual/writing/discussion opportunities; theoretical and critical challenges posed by Indigenous, postcolonial, and decolonizing methods; and the production of an exhibition at the Graduate Gallery that reflects the pedagogies of the course.

Opening Reception and Grad Studies end of term celebration: November 29th from 5PM-10PM

Gallery Open Daily from November 29- December 2 from 7:30AM-7:30PM

Exhibitors:

Deborah Barnett

Jason Burke

Natalie Chuck

Jaime Hilditch

Cayden Johnson

Andrew Kostjuk

Ashok Mathur

Claudia McKnight

Victoria Milne

Patricia Pasten

Jevonne Peters

Sheetal Prasad

Katlin Walsh

Danny Walsh

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Free
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gradstudies@ocadu.ca
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Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. W.
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Join the Decolonizing the Book grad students for a reception at their Open Circle exhibit and an end of year celebration for gra
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Who:

Pedro Biz is a design researcher from Rio and PhD student at School of Design Esdi / UERJ, researching Community Waste Management in Favelas. His research is part of Arranjo Local Penha, a network of institutions and residents in favela of Penha, Rio de Janeiro, that work towards food sovereignty through urban farming. Pedro is also working on a project on biodesign, researching kombucha's bacterial cellulose.

What:

Organic waste management in favelas of Rio de Janeiro: collaborative and sustainable practices through design

The research investigates how collaborative and sustainable practices can contribute to the development of an organic waste management articulated by the community itself, by processing the organic waste inside favela, avoiding accumulation and irregular displacement; also, with potential for improvement in urban garden cultivation and income generation from the commercialization of organic fertilizer.  From  mapping initiatives that already manage waste in favelas and through the experience of implementing a composting unit a favela, I intend to establish a theoretical and practical approach based on codesign and design for sustainability, so that designers can engage with communities specifically in the management of organic waste in Rio de Janeiro's favelas. And finally, verify the implementation of a composting unit in the favela of Penha, as part of a bigger project already in progress that deals with food sovereignty in favelas through urban garden and agroecology called Arranjo Local Penha.

When: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 from 6PM-8PM

Where: Room 410 (sLab) 205 Richmond St. W.

Free! All welcome! Presented by the SFI Program

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Free
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bjoe@ocadu.ca
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RM 410 (sLab) 205 Richmond St. W.
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You're Invited: Guest Speaker -Pedro Biz (Rio): Studying collaborative and sustainable practices through design
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Call for Works: feelSpace Deadline: Oct 21st, 2019, 11:59pm

feelSpace is an interdisciplinary curatorial collective. We are creating an interactive online environment to engage with artists at all stages of their careers. This co-curated online exhibition explores intimacy in/and/on/through the internet. 

feelSpace is seeking artworks for our inaugural online exhibition that deals with connections and relationships in digital spaces. The exhibition will consider how we perceive, or “feel” the internet.

feelSpace welcomes submissions from a variety of mediums that must be accessible to an online audience without the use of any specialized equipment. We encourage submissions from BIPOC, Queer, and Two-Spirit artists from every nation. A small honourarium will be awarded to exhibiting artists. 

Submission Requirements: Please prepare the following materials for the online application: https://forms.gle/q8F89g4VzeHNkDN36 Label all files in the format: lastname.firstname.title.year  Accepted image formats: PNG, GIF and JPEG (max 144 dpi) Accepted video formats: Vimeo and YouTube links 

  • Artwork description (300 words max)
  • Online installation requirements (200 words max)
  • Artist biography, written in third person (200 words max)
  • 5-10 images (xGB max)
  • CV (3 pages max) (optional)

Keywords: intimacy: for the show we are primarily considered with three different kinds of intimacy; with others (romantic, familial, friendly), with ourselves (leading back to ego, self, persona, identity), and with materiality (with digital devices & spaces, art & art practices/endeavours). All three forms come back to desire -- what leads us to seek out intimacy: in the context of our interests how/where do we seek digital intimacy?

refraction: the fact or phenomenon of light, radio waves, etc. being deflected in passing obliquely through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density. 

disconnection & reconnection: the internet can lead us to connections that otherwise may not have been possible. It can create disconnections with our physical surroundings, body (persona) and technical disconnections like lost internet connections, broken phones, computers, and whatever else can go wrong with technology! Does technology create a digital extension of the self?  

About: feelSpace is made up of 13 OCAD University MFA candidates. We come from a variety of educational, professional, and artistic backgrounds, making interdisciplinary practices integral to our collaborative practice.  

Cost
FREE
Email
feelspacecuratorial@gmail.com
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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdncIbWyKn9p66GZSmzI6qXpUmEyTQXQXvh1bp61YHi5fab4g/viewform
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The challenge for the ‘Hackathon for Science Education’ run by Pueblo Science was to create a robotics-based science activity kit for high school students in Guyana. Here is the link for more information regarding the event: https://puebloscience.org/hackathon/

"The event brought together 50 innovative students with scientists, engineers and educators as mentors. The students and mentors worked to create kits that will teach aspects of robotics to high school students in low-resource communities around the world. The projects were presented in front of an expert judging panel on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019."

Grad Students Yasaman Rohanifar (Masters in Computer Science (UofT), Omid Ettehadi (Masters in Digital Futures (OCAD), Nahin Shah (Masters in Inclusive Design(OCAD), and Erman Akyol (Masters in Inclusive Design (OCAD), designed a 3-day curriculum for the teachers in Guyana. The first session will teach the students the basic concepts of programming (flowcharts and algorithms, loops, and if statements), for the second day, tasks will be given to assemble the robot (by providing a pre-made PCB), and experiment with some pre-written functions in the Arduino IDE with the option to write codes themselves; program the micro-processor and see what their program does with the robot.

 

Information specific to hackathon:

https://adobo.puebloscience.org/hackathon.html 

 

Links to working prototype:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGzbi9KjmWM&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nT_ljPWm6g&feature=youtu.be

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (SFI) Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) Inclusive Design (INCD) Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) Criticism and Curatorial Practice (CRCP) Design for Health (DHEA) Digital Futures (DF) Graduate Studies
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September 10 – 30, 2019 The Bentway, Strachan Gate, Toronto Curated by Courtney Miller and Valérie Frappier

Curators' Talk:  Friday September 27, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Undercurrents | A billboard exhibition featuring Susan Blight, Erika DeFreitas, Melissa General and Jessica Karuhanga

Undercurrents is a billboard exhibition created for The Bentway’s Community Incubation Program as part of the 2019 Fall Season, titled Second Nature. Looking to the influence from nearby Niigaani-gichigami/Lake Ontario as a lifebody, Undercurrents asks: what memories does this land and water hold? Whose histories are well documented, and whose are submerged? Featuring a series of three double-sided billboards, the exhibition presents the work of four artists based in the Greater Toronto Area: Susan Blight, Erika DeFreitas, Melissa General and Jessica Karuhanga. Situating their physical bodies and cultural narratives in relation to water around Tkarón:to/Toronto, the artists re-assert ancestral histories, examine current contexts, and imagine future relations with water. Each billboard can be interpreted as simultaneous moments in time: the past, the present, and the future; demonstrating that histories continually resurface. Looking to the moon, the muse to water’s rhythms, time can be thought as a cycle—emerging and re-emerging, telling and re-telling—rather than points in a linear narrative. Niigaani-gichigami/Lake Ontario is a confluence of rivers—a meeting place for Indigenous societies for over 11,000 years. While settler histories of the lake and surrounding area are widely known, Indigenous and Black histories in relation to this body of water have been submerged. Many Torontonians are disconnected with the lake’s various histories, and Undercurrents aims to revive their importance. The exhibition challenges colonial narratives of Tkarón:to/Toronto by highlighting artists who re-map understandings of this region by unearthing the past to imagine the future. Undercurrents re-aligns concepts of duration with natural cycles, scheduling the exhibition around the scope of September’s full moon to new moon lunar cycle (September 10 - 30).

About the curators: Undercurrents is curated by Courtney Miller and Valérie Frappier, second-year graduate students in the Criticism and Curatorial Practice program at OCAD University. As a curatorial duo of both a recent newcomer to Tkarón:to/Toronto and someone who grew up in its northern suburbs, they cultivated a shared interest in uncovering histories of the land on which they currently live and work. Citing re-mapping strategies as a collaborative practice, their curatorial work aims to challenge colonial narratives while centering embodied knowledges and realigning with natural cycles.

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Free
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gradstudies@ocadu.ca
Website
https://www.thebentway.ca/event/undercurrents-curated-by-courtney-miller-and-valerie-frappier/
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The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
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One of the most important aspects of university life is the sharing and discussion of ideas. The colloquium — or academic conference or seminar — represents an invaluable opportunity for graduate students to present their thesis/MRP work. Each graduate program at OCAD University hosts such an event with the goal of having students discuss their thesis or MRP work. Open to the university and wider community, these colloquia are defined by intellectual rigor, the presentation of original ideas and work and critical discussions.

CCP & CADN

October 1st 9AM-4PM @ Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond  St. W.)

DF

September 17 & 24 9AM-3PM @ DF Studio RM 610 (205 Richmond  St. W.)

IAMD

October 8-10 9AM -4PM @ Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond  St. W.)

INCD

October 23, 30, & November 6 9AM-10AM @ RM 322 (230 Richmond St. W.)

Cost
Free
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gradstudies@ocadu.ca
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Various
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The Digital Futures thesis students will be presenting their research to advisors, fellow students and the OCAD University Commu
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From, https://voices.berkeley.edu/iveta-karpathyova-animation

Animation instructor Iveta Karpathyova finds the merging of design and movement and storytelling an exhilarating combination. She had been drawn to art, fashion and dance throughout her schooling, and eventually established herself in a graphic design career in Paris after receiving a degree in fashion communication. Looking for new challenges, she pursued a master’s degree in design from OCAD University .

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Strategic Foresight and Innovation (SFI) Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) Inclusive Design (INCD) Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) Criticism and Curatorial Practice (CRCP) Design for Health (DHEA) Digital Futures (DF)
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Bringing Movement and Timing Into Digital Life
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