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About Madison Maxey: 

I am passionate about working at the intersection of design and engineering to create useful products. I am currently focused on bringing conformable circuits (e-textiles) to scale through my company, Loomia. Our mission is to create tools for engineers and designers who are creating next-generation products. 

Throughout the course of my work at Loomia, I have developed e-textile prototypes and workshops for companies like North Face, Google, PVH, Flextronics, Adidas and Corning. 

In addition to e-textiles, I have performed computational design and physical computing work for the F.I.T Museum, Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, CNBC’s Jump Jive and Thrive and Google Creative Lab. I also held creative technology residences at the School of Visual Arts, Autodesk, and Pratt’s BF+DA where I won the BF+DA Technology Innovation Award. 

My work has built the foundation for 5 granted patents and has led to invited lectures at Universities such as Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, NYU and University of Illinois Champagne Urbana. 

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5 Things Every Designer and Engineer Should know about E-Textiles 

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Caption: Loomia Electronic Layer - is a soft flexible circuit 

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Digital Futures Conversations: Madison Maxey with Kate Hartman
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Coffee Chats w/ is a series of virtual casual gatherings with the CEAD team with industry guests. Hosted virtually in small intimate groups, these gatherings will provide a space for group conversations with practitioners who are interested in supporting OCAD U students and grads to offer mentorship, and share their professional insights and journey, while collectively creating an online community.

You’re looking at a creative maverick. A master yarn-spinner. A powerhouse brand builder with communication wizardry as her not-so-secret weapon. And, yes, of course Jordan Doucette is award-winning: Cannes Lions, The One Show, The Clio Awards, etc, etc—if it's shiny and sets off a metal detector, she’s probably won it. Jordan’s journey has seen triumphant chief creative officer stints at renowned agencies including Taxi and Publicis’ Leo Burnett, where she racked up an array of accounts from cars to QSR and CPG to telcos. This champion of progress continues to push for the positive transformation of advertising in her current home of president and partner at No Fixed Address—a Canadian and US-based shop reinventing the agency model.

Interested in joining our next Coffee Chat? Sign up here on Ten Thousand Coffees, and use the office hour feature to RSVP. Ten Thousand Coffees is an online mentoring and networking platform that’s used by emerging talent and professionals around the globe.  

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Coffee Chats w/ is a series of virtual casual gatherings with the CEAD team with industry guests. 

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Presented by: OCAD Artist Alley in collaboration with OCAD Student Union

This year, to make sure everyone stays safe and comfy, OCAD Artist Alley has decided to go virtual! Browse the curated catalog on our website from the comfort of your home and shop 100+ products from local emerging artists and small businesses owned by OCAD U students and alumni.

Saturday, October 10 to Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Visit https://ocadartistalley.com/tagged/products to shop now!

The OCAD Artist Alley is a student initiative, giving students and alumni across all programs the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. It’s a great opportunity for you to meet the artists and uncover the hidden gems of OCAD U creativity! All proceeds go directly to the artists—we all appreciate your support during the pandemic.

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This year, to make sure everyone stays safe and comfy, OCAD Artist Alley has decided to go virtual!

 

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Join Sculpture & Installation student Nabeela Malik for a hands-on workshop exploring the potential of geometry in art and design!

This workshop is designed for students to learn 2D geometry based from Islamic geometric art. Nabeela will begin the workshop with a brief presentation on the artistic and mathematical aspects of geometry and how geometry can be implemented in art and design. Nabeela will demonstrate methods and techniques, starting with a circle as the starting point for creating other shapes with multiple sides accurately, and then help students to copy the designs to learn by example. Participants will then move into overlaying more shapes to expand and create increasingly complex compositions. The goal of this workshop is for each student to have learned and practiced new geometric skills and create a design that they could use in their practice.

Visit www.nmcustomart.com to check out Nabeela's portfolio!

Student-Led workshops are funded by the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP) administered by the Writing & Learning Centre. These workshops are free, including materials, and are open to all current students.

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Join expert character designer Vincy Lim for a drawing workshop featuring tips, tricks and feedback on designing your own unique characters!

The workshop will begin with a brief presentation about different aspects of character design while participants draw. After the presentation, Vincy will aid each participant in how to push their character designs further, with helpful critiques and suggestions. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials, such as their laptop + drawing tablet if desired, and are encouraged to bring reference photos of things that interest them in order to inspire the characters they create. Drawing materials will be provided. 

Vincy Lim is a Chinese-Canadian non-binary sapphic illustrator and cartoonist whose work revolves around the themes of self-love, queerness, disability, and abuse. Through graphic memoirs and fictional stories grounded in the realities of today's marginalized groups, Vincy produces work that emphasizes on loving yourself, healing, and the recovery process. Vincy is a current student of the OCAD U Illustration program. 

Student-Led workshops are funded by the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP) administered by the Writing & Learning Centre. These workshops are free, including materials, and are open to all current students.

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Come to OCAD's student-run Holiday Artist Alley! You'll find a wide variety of beautiful posters, prints, zines, stickers, greeting cards, ceramics, fashion, jewelry items and more from local creators. Support 50+ OCAD U artists and alumni. This event is open to the public so come by and support local artists! FREE ADMISSION!

Remember to BRING CASH as most artists do not have card readers. There are ATMs in the building. We are a wheelchair accessible space. Please take the (main lobby backside) elevators to the 2nd floor. Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/ocadartistalley/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/ocadartistalley/

We'll be revealing artist profiles leading up to the event! If you want to volunteer or have questions, please contact: kmoore@ocadu.ca The OCAD Artist Alley is a student initiative, created with support from OCAD Student Union, to give Students and Alumni across all programs the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. Poster art by Becky Wu. Tickets NOT needed for entrance

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Professor Saskia van Kampen (San Francisco State U) and Associate Professor Cheryl Giraudy (OCAD U) have received almost $25,000 under the Canada SSHRC Partner Engage Grant (PEG) for their Toronto-based research project Design Wo/ManifesT.O. 2020.

“Design speaks to the potential for equitable spaces and attempts to visually and physically represent our collective aspirations for the future”-Colloqate Design

Design Wo/ManifesT.O. 2020, a 4+ phase 2-year research project employing Narrative Inquiry and Participatory Action Research (PAR) methods has been working with Toronto’s municipalities and community members through story-sharing and creative workshops to find unique, ad hoc and grassroots interventions for placemaking in the urban context. The project has now partnered with New Orleans-based, non-profit Colloqate Design for a “Creative Practice as Protest” (CPP) Workshop, and an exciting student/NextGen Ideas Competition that will be funded through the partnership grant. Working with Colloqate Design’s founder, architect Bryan C. Lee, Jr., professors van Kampen and Giraudy will organize two events aimed at youth in the city-an inclusive and respectful design workshop, and a borough-wide placemaking Ideas Competition that addresses pressing community issues. Colloqate states:

“Injustice and inequity manifest relative to their respective context. We see the opportunity to work with OCAD U on this project as a means to grow the base of knowledge around interventions in space outside of a U.S. context. We are attempting to grow the Design Justice field through organizing students, academic theory and community collaboration. This [project] would effectively allow for that  work to develop within the structure of a top-level university.” -Bryan C. Lee, AIA.

Design Wo/ManifesT.O. 2020 overall objectives seek to understand how innovative methods for placemaking emerge at the community level through creative practice, and what will be the longerterm social impact of their  implementation? Toronto has experienced massive growth with both positive and challenging outcomes that come with fast-paced urban sprawl including: racial and economic inequity across neighbourhoods, gentrification of established older neighbourhoods, a growing schism between left and right political perspectives among many other challenges and outcomes. From major infrastructure projects to modernist projects such as New City Hall, or a contentious amalgamation of diverse independent municipalities, there is a zeitgeist of Toronto as a collection of evolving neighbourhoods connected by a transit network that everyone loves to complain about. The project is positioned to understand how each of Toronto’s six distinct boroughs with vastly different history, demographics, neighbourhood character, and other qualities generate ad hoc placemaking with creative practice such as art and design as the catalyst. The research work has an inclusive design focus, which expands our thinking about accessible environments by considering cultural, ethnic,  racial and other areas of ‘difference’. Incorporating Inclusive Design (Altay & Demirkan), along with Experiential Learning (Kolb, Fry, et. al.) and Reflective Practice (Roland) the project relates success in placemaking to how people with lived-experiences of spaces drive the planning process to become active participants in co-design of communities.

Through the partnership grant, professors Giraudy and van Kampen aim to inspire NextGen creative thinkers in the city to continue to build and nurture a society that lives up to Toronto’s global reputation as one of the most livable, multicultural urban areas in the world. Following this phase of participatory research, the team hope to leverage it as a case study for similar activities at San Francisco State University over the coming years, where both theoretical and practice-based outcomes can be applied.

 

References:

  • Altay, B. & Demirkan, H. (2014). Inclusive Design: Developing Students’ Knowledge and Attitude Through Empathic Modelling. International Journal of Inclusive Education 18(2), 196–217 Eisinger, P. (2000). The Politics of Bread and Circuses: Building the City for the Visitor Class. Urban Affairs Review, 35(3), 316–333. 
  • Lee, Bryan, C. (2019). Colloqate Design.. Retrieved from colloqate.org/about
  • Project for Public Spaces. Home. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.pps.org/Toronto.ca. (1998–2019). Moving to Toronto. toronto.ca/community-people/moving-to-toronto/.
  • Roland, K. (2017). Experiential Learning: Learning through Reflective Practice International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), Volume 8, Issue, 2983-2989. Retrieved from https://infonomics-society.org/ijcdse/published-papers/volume-8-2017/
  • Zitcer, A. (2018). Making Up Creative Placemaking. Journal of Planning Education and Research.
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The Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre: Indigenous Education Speaker Series invites all OCAD U students, faculty, staff and the broader community to attend a public talk by:

DR. NIIGAAN SINCLAIR Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 1:30 pm-3:00 pm OCAD U, 100 McCaul St, Room 190 

All are welcome

RECONCILIATION

Dr. Sinclair will be speaking about Anishnaabeg art and literature, bridging understandings towards reconciliation.

“Reconciliation is about the hard work of sharing. It's about resources, time, space and land. This means commitment to change, in all its complicatedness.” Niigaan Sinclair, Winnipeg Free Press, 08/17/2018

Dr. Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe from St. Peter's/Little Peguis, Manitoba. Currently on sabbatical as an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, his work spans national and international print and publications. In 2018, he joined the Winnipeg Free Press as a columnist and in May 2019, Niigaan was named Canada’s Best Columnist, winning also a distinguished National Newspaper Award. He is also a recovering high school teacher.

Dr. Sinclair’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period.

All are welcome!  

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OCAD U Teaching Expo - CALL FOR PROPOSALS -

CHALLENGING OUR ASSUMPTIONS: TOWARDS MORE INCLUSIVE WAYS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 26, 2019  

Organized annually by the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre, the OCAD U Teaching Expo is an opportunity for all who teach or support learning in the OCAD U community to gather and share practices, ask questions, build relationships and collaborate with fellow educators. This peer-reviewed, full-day event is dedicated to reflecting upon our teaching and learning practices through workshops, presentations, facilitated discussions and demonstrations of class activities. The Teaching Expo will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 at OCAD University. This year, we are pleased to feature invited speaker Dr. Tanya Titchkosky, Professor in Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.

The theme of this year’s Teaching Expo invites you to consider how we, as educators, practitioners and scholars, need to challenge our assumptions—about our students, classrooms, disciplines, creative practices, institutional policies, and ourselves. Do we sometimes assume that all our colleagues share the same background knowledge, or all our students bring the same key skills or a shared understanding of classroom culture to their studies? How do we commit, as a university, to be “student-ready”? 

Reflecting on these assumptions and perspectives will deepen our understanding of the multi-faceted and diverse histories and backgrounds of our learners, colleagues and institutional policies and practices. Join colleagues from across the university in a critical dialogue that seeks to challenge our assumptions as educators and share new perspectives and strategies for inclusive teaching. We will also engage in discussion and activities grounded in the principles of Universal Design for Learning, an approach to teaching and learning that values reflection and embeds equity, diversity and accessibility into our practices. 

Proposal submissions are welcome from all faculty and staff who support teaching and learning at OCAD U. When preparing proposal submissions, we invite you to consider such questions as: 

  • What assumptions underpin our work as educators in an art and design educational context? What is the impact of these assumptions? 
  • What are some of the challenges we have in our classroom/studio/office around accessibility, equity and inclusion? 
  • What are some of the unique strategies, approaches or theories that inform our inclusive teaching practices?
  • How does our research and/or practice drive our perspectives on disability, oppression, social justice, Indigenous learning and decolonization in higher education? 
  • How do we engage with students/colleagues? What strategies do we use to actively listen and collaborate with others? 
  • What means/formats do we use to present new information? How do we plan for different learning preferences, languages, age, culture, abilities and experiences? How do we work across these differences to foster creativity and innovation? 
  • How do we encourage our learners to show their knowledge in multiple ways?  

TYPES OF SESSIONS (30 or 60 minutes each):  

Mini-lesson: Facilitate a hands-on activity where participants will become your actual students and will share their reflections from that perspective. 

Teaching or educational research presentation: Present a successful project or assignment that you have developed for your students and initiate a reflective dialogue with your peers, or share with your peers a completed or in-progress educational research project.

Faculty/staff/student panel: Bring together a panel of faculty, staff and/or students to discuss any aspect of teaching and learning at OCAD U. If you are interested in this option but do not have a panel, please let us know.

Roundtable: Lead an informal discussion with colleagues about a specific issue concerning teaching and learning, share strategies, brainstorm ideas and collaborate with peers.

TO PROPOSE A SESSION FOR THE TEACHING EXPO:  

Submit a brief proposal by e-mail to fcdc@ocadu.ca (with subject line: Teaching Expo Proposal) by the extended deadline date: November 26, 2019

Please include the following information: 

  • Presenter's name
  • Title of session
  • Type of session: (1) mini-lesson, (2) teaching or educational research presentation, (3) faculty/staff/student panel, (4) roundtable
  • Duration of session (i.e. 30 or 60 minutes)
  • Brief description (150 – 250 words)
  • Learning outcomes (40-word limit)
  • Strategy to actively engage participants during the session (i.e. group discussion, think-pair-share)
  • Supplies you will use (i.e. AV, flip chart paper, sticky notes, markers, pens, etc.)

Session proposals will be reviewed by a Teaching Expo Program Committee, composed of faculty and academic staff, and responses will be sent to applicants by December 16th, 2019. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mariela Giuliano, Education Developer, FCDC: mgiuliano@ocadu.ca

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A Special Issue of International Journal of Design on Alive. Active Adaptive: Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials has been published. 

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The emergence of new materials and approaches offers opportunity for achieving new material experiences in design. But as materials acquire new agency and interactional possibilities (whether algorithmic, biological or chemical), how do we work with such alive, active and adaptive materials? And as materials acquire connectivity (whether digital or organic) and thus fluctuate within more fluid situations of use and needs, how do we understand the movements, temporalities and relationships of a material in relation to other materials? This calls for different skill sets, different way of understanding and mobilizing materials in design.

Vol. 13(2) August 2019

Editorial Alive. Active. Adaptive: Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials Elvin Karana, Nithikul Nimkulrat, Elisa Giaccardi, Kristina Niedderer, Jeng-Neng Fan

Articles

Radically Relational Tools: A Design Framework to Explore Materials through Embodied Processes Bruna Beatriz Petreca, Carmem Saito, Sharon Baurley, Douglas Atkinson, Xuemei Yu, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze

Prototyping Materials Experience: Towards a Shared Understanding of Underdeveloped Smart Material Composites Bahareh Barati, Elvin Karana, Paul Hekkert

Behavioral Complexity as a Computational Material Strategy Mads Hobye, Maja Fagerberg Ranten

Negotiation between the Maker and Material: Observations on Material Interactions in Felting Studio Bilge Merve Aktas, Maarit Mäkelä

The SI is available online at http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign 

The Special Issue is a post-conference publication of EKSIG 2017 held at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in June 2019.

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