Playing Doctor


Part of a larger project called BOOBS & DINKS: Early Detection Kits

 
DateWednesday, September 26, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 5:00am

Cost

Free

Location

Art Gallery of York University 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario

AGYU presents PLAYING DOCTOR with OCAD Instructor Shannon Gerard and artist stef lenk at York University's Bookstore. Gerard's multi-media presentation, featuring models in crocheted strap-ons, guides the audience through a self-examination of their bathing suit areas, while lenk's life-sized game of Operation has participants digging for anatomical treasures on a fully functioning game-board. The installation will be on view from 26 September to 9 December 2007.
Books and comics by Gerard and lenk will be on sale in AGYU Bookstore for the duration of the exhibition.
PLAYING DOCTOR is part of a larger project called BOOBS & DINKS: Early Detection Kits:
Shannon Gerard's BOOBS & DINKS Early Detection Kits are crocheted breasts and testicles containing small lumps that can be found by following instructions provided in accompanying booklets. Warm up on these plush privates and then examine your own precious bathing suit area! The softness and humour of these BOOBS & DINKS aims to eliminate some of the fear surrounding monthly self-exams. Five dollars from each purchase will be donated to Cottage Dreams'a cancer recovery initiative in the Muskokas (cottagedreams.org).
The dates and times of PLAYING DOCTOR:
Opening Wednesday, September 26 2007, 6 to 9 pm
Get along on the Performance Bus! On the Harvest Full Moon, Wednesday, September 26, spirit yourself onto the AGYU performance bus with artist Katie Bethune-Leamen to the opening reception of PLAYING DOCTOR and FASTW'RMS Donky@Ninja@Witch. The free bus departs OCAD (100 McCaul St.) at 6 pm sharp and returns downtown at 9 pm.
The AGYU is located in the Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele Street Toronto. Gallery hours are: Monday to Friday, 10 am'4 pm; Wednesday, 10am'8 pm; Sunday from noon'5 pm; and closed Saturday. Admission to everything out there is free.

DateWednesday, September 26, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 5:00am

Cost

Free

Website Location

Art Gallery of York University 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Toon Calders (University of Antwerp) presents Machine Learning: Bias In, Bias Out. Artificial intelligence is more and more responsible for decisions that have a huge impact on our lives. But predictions made using data mining and algorithms can affect population subgroups differently. Academic researchers and journalists have shown that decisions taken by predictive algorithms sometimes lead to biased outcomes, reproducing inequalities already present in society. Is it possible to make a fairness-aware data mining process? Are algorithms biased because people are too? Or is it how machine learning works at the most fundamental level?
Shannon Gerard
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 5:00am

AGYU presents PLAYING DOCTOR with OCAD Instructor Shannon Gerard and artist stef lenk at York University's Bookstore. Gerard's multi-media presentation, featuring models in crocheted strap-ons, guides the audience through a self-examination of their bathing suit areas, while lenk's life-sized game of Operation has participants digging for anatomical treasures on a fully functioning game-board. The installation will be on view from 26 September to 9 December 2007.
Books and comics by Gerard and lenk will be on sale in AGYU Bookstore for the duration of the exhibition.
PLAYING DOCTOR is part of a larger project called BOOBS & DINKS: Early Detection Kits:
Shannon Gerard's BOOBS & DINKS Early Detection Kits are crocheted breasts and testicles containing small lumps that can be found by following instructions provided in accompanying booklets. Warm up on these plush privates and then examine your own precious bathing suit area! The softness and humour of these BOOBS & DINKS aims to eliminate some of the fear surrounding monthly self-exams. Five dollars from each purchase will be donated to Cottage Dreams'a cancer recovery initiative in the Muskokas (cottagedreams.org).
The dates and times of PLAYING DOCTOR:
Opening Wednesday, September 26 2007, 6 to 9 pm
Get along on the Performance Bus! On the Harvest Full Moon, Wednesday, September 26, spirit yourself onto the AGYU performance bus with artist Katie Bethune-Leamen to the opening reception of PLAYING DOCTOR and FASTW'RMS Donky@Ninja@Witch. The free bus departs OCAD (100 McCaul St.) at 6 pm sharp and returns downtown at 9 pm.
The AGYU is located in the Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele Street Toronto. Gallery hours are: Monday to Friday, 10 am'4 pm; Wednesday, 10am'8 pm; Sunday from noon'5 pm; and closed Saturday. Admission to everything out there is free.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of York University 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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