President's Speaker Series: Gary Clement


Clement is writer, illustrator and political cartoonist for the National Post

 
DateWednesday, March 19, 2008 - 10:30pm

Cost

Free

Email

general@ocad.ca

Location

Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) President Sara Diamond invites you to attend a thought-provoking lecture series responding to some of the key themes of OCAD's strategic plan, Leading in the Age of Imagination. The President's Lecture Series features speakers who will discuss the impact of art and design on sustainability, aging and wellness, and contemporary ethics.
Gary Clement: "Illustrative Reactivism: Responding to Current Events with a Sharp Pen"
Gary Clement is a writer, illustrator and is Editorial Cartoonist for the National Post. Clement has this to say about Illustrative Reactivism; "By combining journalism, drawing skill and a healthy dose of irreverence, editorial illustrations and political cartoons possess the unique ability to enter public discourse by offering serious opinion camouflaged in satire. While they may not actually directly influence the state of world affairs, they can, on a good day, illuminate obfuscation, expose hypocrisy, question authority and even occasionally come to symbolize a moment in history."

DateWednesday, March 19, 2008 - 10:30pm

Cost

Free

Email

general@ocad.ca

Website Location

Auditorium 100 McCaul St., 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?
Gary Clement
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 10:30pm

Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) President Sara Diamond invites you to attend a thought-provoking lecture series responding to some of the key themes of OCAD's strategic plan, Leading in the Age of Imagination. The President's Lecture Series features speakers who will discuss the impact of art and design on sustainability, aging and wellness, and contemporary ethics.
Gary Clement: "Illustrative Reactivism: Responding to Current Events with a Sharp Pen"
Gary Clement is a writer, illustrator and is Editorial Cartoonist for the National Post. Clement has this to say about Illustrative Reactivism; "By combining journalism, drawing skill and a healthy dose of irreverence, editorial illustrations and political cartoons possess the unique ability to enter public discourse by offering serious opinion camouflaged in satire. While they may not actually directly influence the state of world affairs, they can, on a good day, illuminate obfuscation, expose hypocrisy, question authority and even occasionally come to symbolize a moment in history."

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
general@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free
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