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MOMA AND SMITHSONIAN WORKS ON VIEW AT E-LEO EXHIBIT

DFI student work by Che Yan (Shino). Photo by Christina Gapic.
DFI student work by Che Yan (Shino). Photo by Christina Gapic.

The e-Leo Exhibit, a collaboration between OCAD U’s Digital Futures Initiativeand world renowned artist Marina Abramović, brings together multimedia works inspired by the world’s best-known polymath, Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibit runs to December 5 at the Open Gallery at 49 McCaul Street and culminates in a symposium about the challenges of interdisciplinary collaborative digital design.

The e-Leo Exhibit

The e-Leo Exhibit is a unique opportunity for OCAD U’s students, alumni and faculty to display their work alongside that of some of the world’s top designers, including Edward Gajdel, photographer, Nathan Phillips, Jason Mrdeza, architect Maryam Nabavi, experience innovation designer, and Tom Barker, the DFI program chair. A selection of these designers’ works appeared at the MOMA in NYC and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. previously and are on view for the first time in Canada.

With a focus on multi-disciplinary work, the exhibition also includes a wide range of interactive installations by students, alumni and faculty, including experimental smart products, augmented reality games, wearable technology, digital and hybrid games, visions for cities of the future, video and sound.

The e-Leo symposium

The focus of the e-Leo symposium is interdisciplinary collaborative digital design in both practice and education. The symposium is designed to generate discussion around the question of how to leverage new and emerging opportunities for creative and how best to prepare a new digital generation working across fields of art, science, design and enterprise to produce what the DFI Program calls the “X-shaped designer.”

The symposium will open with presentations by Tom Barker, Edward Gajdel and Steve Mann, and include an afternoon panel discussion chaired by Dr. Sara Diamond, OCAD U’s President, on catalyzing the digital renaissance. Other presenters will include Michael Nitsche, an associate professor from the School of Literature and Media Communications, Georgia Tech; Kate Hartman, an assistant professor, physical computing/wearable technology at OCAD U; Janice Mathieson, a visual artist and photographer; Victor Wong, who works in animation, digital media, photography and science; and Helmut Reichenbacher, associate vice-president, research at OCAD U.




DFI student work by Che Yan (Shino). Photo by Christina Gapic.

The e-Leo Exhibit, a collaboration between OCAD U’s Digital Futures Initiativeand world renowned artist Marina Abramović, brings together multimedia works inspired by the world’s best-known polymath, Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibit runs to December 5 at the Open Gallery at 49 McCaul Street and culminates in a symposium about the challenges of interdisciplinary collaborative digital design.

The e-Leo Exhibit

The e-Leo Exhibit is a unique opportunity for OCAD U’s students, alumni and faculty to display their work alongside that of some of the world’s top designers, including Edward Gajdel, photographer, Nathan Phillips, Jason Mrdeza, architect Maryam Nabavi, experience innovation designer, and Tom Barker, the DFI program chair. A selection of these designers’ works appeared at the MOMA in NYC and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. previously and are on view for the first time in Canada.

With a focus on multi-disciplinary work, the exhibition also includes a wide range of interactive installations by students, alumni and faculty, including experimental smart products, augmented reality games, wearable technology, digital and hybrid games, visions for cities of the future, video and sound.

The e-Leo symposium

The focus of the e-Leo symposium is interdisciplinary collaborative digital design in both practice and education. The symposium is designed to generate discussion around the question of how to leverage new and emerging opportunities for creative and how best to prepare a new digital generation working across fields of art, science, design and enterprise to produce what the DFI Program calls the “X-shaped designer.”

The symposium will open with presentations by Tom Barker, Edward Gajdel and Steve Mann, and include an afternoon panel discussion chaired by Dr. Sara Diamond, OCAD U’s President, on catalyzing the digital renaissance. Other presenters will include Michael Nitsche, an associate professor from the School of Literature and Media Communications, Georgia Tech; Kate Hartman, an assistant professor, physical computing/wearable technology at OCAD U; Janice Mathieson, a visual artist and photographer; Victor Wong, who works in animation, digital media, photography and science; and Helmut Reichenbacher, associate vice-president, research at OCAD U.

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