CRAM Toronto is coming to OCAD U!


On Friday, April 5, 2019, Toronto's four universities - OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University - open their doors to give curious minds from across the city a chance to discover the unexpected ideas revolutionizing the way we think, live and work. In one evening, CRAM will feature 30+ free events.

 
DateFriday, April 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Cost

Free Register at cramtoronto.com

Email

kkwon@ocadu.ca

Website

cramtoronto.com

Location

OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Auditorium, room 190

On Friday, April 5, 2019, Toronto's four universities - OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University - open their doors to give curious minds from across the city a chance to discover the unexpected ideas revolutionizing the way we think, live and work. In one evening, CRAM will feature 30+ free events, allowing attendees to move between the four university campuses, to explore the city's cutting-edge thinking.

Have you ever asked yourself what's the greatest story never told? How does gravity affect our perceptions of ourselves? What do viruses have to do with gun violence? Will a robot be your new BFF? Register today at www.cramtoronto.com to find out!

CBC Toronto is a proud sponsor.

Time: 5 to 11 p.m.

Location: CRAM events will take place at OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University campuses. Please see www.cramtoronto.com for specific event locations

Cost: FREE! Space is limited so reserve your seat at www.cramtoronto.com.

OCAD University
Auditorium (room 190)
100 McCaul St.

SESSIONS:

6 p.m.

Hey Autonomous Vehicle – Can You Tell Me About Yourself? – Sowmya Somanath

Ontario recently approved the testing of autonomous vehicles without a driver on public roads. What will this mean for pedestrians, especially when crossing the street at intersections without signals? People make the decision to cross based not only on vehicle speed, but also using non-verbal cues such as eye contact and hand gestures. What will happen in this new world of driverless cars? I’m excited to share some of the computer interfaces we have prototyped and the lessons we’ve learned from evaluating them.

7 p.m.

Here Today, Here Tomorrow: Reversing Our Throwaway Culture – Michele Mastroeni

“I need a new cell phone even though my old one still works." In current Western society, vast amounts of goods are disposable or easily displaced by “the next new thing.” Old technologies have value in science fiction: inStar Wars, starships can be decades old and droids centuries old. Currently, we’re seeing a rise in subcultures who appreciate long-lasting goods and people are heading to Repair Cafés in an effort to keep waste to a minimum. What can we learn from them? How can we shift our current consumer culture to a more sustainable one? Please join me for a thought-provoking discussion.

8 p.m.

Will Our Future Be A+? Avatars, Agents and Adaptive A.I. Assistants – Alexis Morris

How will we be living in Toronto in the 2020s? I’ll offer an outlook on the technologies that will affect how smart cities and smart citizens interact. We’ll look into the current and upcoming system design challenges for mixed reality (augmented and virtual reality), the internet of things, and adaptive A.I. assistants. Let’s move towards engaging and immersive interactions across highly-connected human-machine environments. The future is coming very soon, so let’s get ready!

9 p.m.

Communities on the Move: Finding a Sense of Place in the City – James Miller

From Oceania to Canada, communities are starting to migrate to urban centres as their ways of life are forever altered by climate change. How will we ensure the cultural continuity of these communities and preserve their way of life? As an architect, environmental design researcher, and a Kanaka Maoli, I am fascinated by how community-based knowledge can mitigate vulnerability and sustain traditions. What if the design of our cities could support the identities of resettled communities and lessen culture loss, rather than alienate new arrivals? I’ll explore possible ways to help climate refugees maintain their identities in their new homes.

10 p.m.

Can I Feel What You See? Multi-Sensory Design – Peter Coppin

We live in a highly visual world that excludes a significant number of people who are visually impaired or blind. Think about all the things around us and the way they’re designed - whether it’s our homes, our workplaces and the city we live in. I’m a visual person but as a researcher it became clear to me that we don’t have a good scientific understanding of design, and why we use certain kinds of representation that exclude people. Who are we designing for? Can we create multi-sensory designs that would allow us to hear a financial chart, feel a soccer game or use multiple senses to perform everyday tasks? We’ll explore these questions.

DateFriday, April 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Cost

Free Register at cramtoronto.com

Email

kkwon@ocadu.ca

Website

cramtoronto.com

Location

OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Auditorium, room 190

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Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
12 Degrees is pleased to exhibit a new work by acclaimed artist Colette Laliberté. From September 20 to December 26, 2019, Laliberté’s site specific installation of three-dimensional works on paper will be on display at 12 Degrees, Monday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. 
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Join Inuk artist, writer, curator, throatsinger, spoken word poet and Onsite Gallery exhibiting artist, Taqralik Partridge, for a spoken word performance and writing activity.
Piranha, Comic Art and Political Cartoons by the Union Art Service.
Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award-winning poet SONNET L’ABBE returns with her third collection in which a mixed-race woman decomposes her inheritance of Shakespeare.
Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
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CRAM festival poster with dates and times
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

On Friday, April 5, 2019, Toronto's four universities - OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University - open their doors to give curious minds from across the city a chance to discover the unexpected ideas revolutionizing the way we think, live and work. In one evening, CRAM will feature 30+ free events, allowing attendees to move between the four university campuses, to explore the city's cutting-edge thinking.

Have you ever asked yourself what's the greatest story never told? How does gravity affect our perceptions of ourselves? What do viruses have to do with gun violence? Will a robot be your new BFF? Register today at www.cramtoronto.com to find out!

CBC Toronto is a proud sponsor.

Time: 5 to 11 p.m.

Location: CRAM events will take place at OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University campuses. Please see www.cramtoronto.com for specific event locations

Cost: FREE! Space is limited so reserve your seat at www.cramtoronto.com.

OCAD University
Auditorium (room 190)
100 McCaul St.

SESSIONS:

6 p.m.

Hey Autonomous Vehicle – Can You Tell Me About Yourself? – Sowmya Somanath

Ontario recently approved the testing of autonomous vehicles without a driver on public roads. What will this mean for pedestrians, especially when crossing the street at intersections without signals? People make the decision to cross based not only on vehicle speed, but also using non-verbal cues such as eye contact and hand gestures. What will happen in this new world of driverless cars? I’m excited to share some of the computer interfaces we have prototyped and the lessons we’ve learned from evaluating them.

7 p.m.

Here Today, Here Tomorrow: Reversing Our Throwaway Culture – Michele Mastroeni

“I need a new cell phone even though my old one still works." In current Western society, vast amounts of goods are disposable or easily displaced by “the next new thing.” Old technologies have value in science fiction: inStar Wars, starships can be decades old and droids centuries old. Currently, we’re seeing a rise in subcultures who appreciate long-lasting goods and people are heading to Repair Cafés in an effort to keep waste to a minimum. What can we learn from them? How can we shift our current consumer culture to a more sustainable one? Please join me for a thought-provoking discussion.

8 p.m.

Will Our Future Be A+? Avatars, Agents and Adaptive A.I. Assistants – Alexis Morris

How will we be living in Toronto in the 2020s? I’ll offer an outlook on the technologies that will affect how smart cities and smart citizens interact. We’ll look into the current and upcoming system design challenges for mixed reality (augmented and virtual reality), the internet of things, and adaptive A.I. assistants. Let’s move towards engaging and immersive interactions across highly-connected human-machine environments. The future is coming very soon, so let’s get ready!

9 p.m.

Communities on the Move: Finding a Sense of Place in the City – James Miller

From Oceania to Canada, communities are starting to migrate to urban centres as their ways of life are forever altered by climate change. How will we ensure the cultural continuity of these communities and preserve their way of life? As an architect, environmental design researcher, and a Kanaka Maoli, I am fascinated by how community-based knowledge can mitigate vulnerability and sustain traditions. What if the design of our cities could support the identities of resettled communities and lessen culture loss, rather than alienate new arrivals? I’ll explore possible ways to help climate refugees maintain their identities in their new homes.

10 p.m.

Can I Feel What You See? Multi-Sensory Design – Peter Coppin

We live in a highly visual world that excludes a significant number of people who are visually impaired or blind. Think about all the things around us and the way they’re designed - whether it’s our homes, our workplaces and the city we live in. I’m a visual person but as a researcher it became clear to me that we don’t have a good scientific understanding of design, and why we use certain kinds of representation that exclude people. Who are we designing for? Can we create multi-sensory designs that would allow us to hear a financial chart, feel a soccer game or use multiple senses to perform everyday tasks? We’ll explore these questions.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Auditorium, room 190
Website: 
cramtoronto.com
Email: 
kkwon@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free Register at cramtoronto.com
Keywords: 
Ignite Imagination - The Campaign for OCAD U

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