Mehnaz Aydemir

Mehnaz is an Industrial designer with Interactive Design experience. She has been  working in design industry both in Europe and Canada for more than two decades in various areas of design such as manufacturing, store planning, furniture design, interaction design and jewellery design.

Info Session | Long Winter Career Launcher

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Long Winter, Toronto’s all-ages, pay-what-you-can seasonal series of underground and DIY music, visual art, installation, reading, food, and dance (and more) have partnered with the Integrated Media and Digital Painting & Expanded Animation program, and the CEAD to announce the Long Winter Career Launcher. The exciting opportunity to create new work and participate in a dynamic public event is open to upper year students or recent graduates of the Integrated Media, DPXA, and Digital Futures programs. OCAD U students and recent alumni are invited to apply for this paid opportunity by submitting a project proposal for a new, or newly updated, digital video artwork.

More information on the Career Launcher can be found here.

On January 15, an on-campus info-session/submission workshop will be offered by CEAD Staff and Tommy Truong, DPXA alumni and past Long Winter presenting artist. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend this optional session to receive guidance and assistance with their applications.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 3rd Floor, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1454819908017347/

Call for Applications - Long Winter: Digital Video Art Commission

Long Winter, Toronto’s all-ages, pay-what-you-can seasonal series of underground and DIY music, visual art, installation, reading, food, and dance (and more) have partnered with the Integrated Media and Digital Painting & Expanded Animation program, and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers to announce the Long Winter Career Launcher.

Call for Applications - Long Winter: Digital Video Art Commission

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Long Winter, Toronto’s all-ages, pay-what-you-can seasonal series of underground and DIY music, visual art, installation, reading, food, and dance (and more) have partnered with the Integrated Media and Digital Painting & Expanded Animation program, and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers to announce the Long Winter Career Launcher. The exciting opportunity to create new work and participate in a dynamic public event is open to upper year students or recent graduates of the Integrated Media, DPXA, and Digital Futures programs.

OCAD U students and recent alumni are invited to apply for this paid opportunity by submitting a project proposal for a new, or newly updated, digital video artwork. The Long Winter team will provide a lively professional venue and large public audience of 600 - 800 for this commissioned work. The selected work will be featured as a projection in one of two upcoming Long Winter events; held at Workman Arts (Dufferin and Dundas) on Feb. 21 and/or Mar. 21, 2020.

Long Winter’s programming team, along with OCAD U Faculty, will select a winning proposal and The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers will provide a $2,000 production grant/artist fee towards the realization of this outstanding opportunity.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a current student or recent graduate (2018 or 2019) of the OCAD U Integrated Media, DPXA, Digital Futures programs.
  • A priority will be given to applicants with a screen-based practice with a focus on dynamic, moving images, and/or animation.

LOOKING FOR SUPPORT OR INSPIRATION?

  • Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the January 11, 2020 Long Winter event to best inform their proposal.
  • On January 15, 2020 at 2:30pm, an on-campus info-session/submission workshop will be offered by CEAD Staff and Tommy Truong, DPXA alumni and past Long Winter presenting artist. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend to receive guidance and assistance with their applications. This session will be held on Level 3, 115 McCaul St. ​​​​​​​Event Listing
  • If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Zviko Mhakayakora, at careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca with the subject line “Long Winter Career Launcher

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Current CV listing relevant creative experience
  • A link to your online portfolio. Please provide direct links to relevant past work. Please provide links for recorded portfolio material on a host page (Vimeo, YouTube etc.). Please do not include video files in your application; only links.
  • A project proposal and brief artist statement that contextualizes your overall practice and communicates your interest in the opportunity. Please include a very clear expression of your proposed project.
  • Technical requirements

Please see Typeform application portal for full submission requirements.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  • Apply via Typeform here

DEADLINE

  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 at midnight (EST)
Venue & Address: 
Workman Arts. 651 Dufferin St, Toronto
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6900953-2020-digital-video-art-commission
Email: 
zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 Ext. 3707

Parantap Bhatt

Parantap is a designer, researcher and eduacator with an exposure in multidisciplinary felds like Architecture, Interiors,Arts and Computation. Being involved in architectural practice on  Heathcare, Institutional, Public and Commercial sectors; his professional experience includes experiments and execution of design from conception to fabrication of a project. With a well recognized international experience; Parantap specializes in emerging technologies and parametric design.

What the Futures? - Digital Futures Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Digital Futures (DF) graduate program at OCAD University invites you to "What the Futures?" - our annual graduate thesis exhibition. This exhibition features thesis projects (MA, MFA, and MDes) that explore a wide range of topics including audio alignment, augmented reality, colonialism, data visualization, ecosystems, experimental film, fashion, feminism, fetish, games, gaze, gender, horror, identity, immigration, internet of things, machine learning, neurodiversity, queer theory, sexual assault, speculative design, virtual reality, wayfinding, and more.

LOCATION:
TMAC (Toronto Media Arts Centre)
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, ON M6J 0C7

OPENING NIGHT
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 6PM - 9PM

ADDITIONAL HOURS
Saturday, April 13, 2019,12PM - 5PM
Sunday, April 14, 2019, 12PM - 4PM

Exhibitors:
Chris Luginbuhl
David Foster
Dikla Revah Sinai
Emilia Mason
Emma Brito
Feng Yuan
Finlay Braithwaite
Jad Al Rabbaa
Kristy Boyce
Kylie Caraway
Max Lander
Orlando Bascuñán
Quinn Rockliff
Ramona Caprariu
Roxanne Henry
Sana Shepko
Savaya Shinkaruk
Sean Harkin
Tommy Ting
Yiyi Shao

"Our students don’t just make things with emerging technologies - they think creatively and critically about how, why, and when we should use and engage with these ideas and tools - and when we should not. The artworks, prototypes, demonstrations, and performances bring this research to life in a rich interactive format. We invite our colleagues from industry, fellow universities, art, design, and maker communities to come join us for this important and exciting exhibition."
- Kate Hartman, Graduate Program Director, Digital Futures

This event is presented by:
Graduate Studies at OCAD University and CFC Media Lab

Venue & Address: 
TMAC (Toronto Media Arts Centre) 32 Lisgar St. Toronto ON, m6j0c9
Website: 
www.dfthesis.com
Email: 
jpaglione@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
The Digital Futures (DF) graduate program at OCAD University invites you to "What the Futures?"

Meet the Digital Futures

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Please join the Digital Futures Undergraduate Program for the Second Annual Meet the Digital Futures event!

Meet the Digital Futures is an opportunity for students and faculty from the Digital Futures program and the greater OCAD community to engage with the thesis projects created by this year’s graduating undergraduate cohort. This informal exhibition includes the launch of the websites created by each of the students and the works created as part of their thesis.

This event is co-hosted by the Digital Futures Undergraduate Program and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 115 McCaul St., 3rd Floor.
Cost: 
FREE
"Meet the Digital Futures" written to look like neon lights

[CANCELLED] Human-Centered IoT: Designing for the Human-in-the-Loop: Research Wednesdays

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This talk by Dr. Alexis Morris will introduce the need for a more human-centered focus in the development of smart, ubiquitous systems and highlights the opportunity to improve the bandwidth between system software and the people that it supports every day. 

 Designing for the Human-in-the-Loop

About Dr. Alexis Morris:

Dr. Alexis Morris is an assistant professor in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University, and the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Internet of Things. He is the director of the Adaptive Context Environments (ACE) Lab, where his team spearheads core research in adaptive interfaces and collaborative approaches to smart context-aware environments, for a host of domains, advancing the Internet of Things. He is a computer scientist, specializing in the overlapping research domain of software engineering for adaptive systems based on the incorporation of fuzzy human-factors in socio-technical systems, bridging a cross-section of approaches in artificial intelligence (i.e., soft-computing via neural networks and fuzzy logic), virtual and augmented reality, passive brain-computer interfaces, adaptive risk management, multi-agent systems modelling, organizational culture simulations, and pervasive technologies. 

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? 

Simply put, the “things” in Internet of Things are the everyday objects in your house, only hooked up to the internet. It’s really that simple. So think a thermostat that can be controlled from an app on your smartphone (handy on those cold winter mornings) or a coffee maker that switches itself on when it can tell you’ve gotten out of bed (Source: Cloudwards.net).

Research Wednesdays

Human-Centered IoT: Designing for the Human-in-the-Loop is a part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Digital Futures Open Show 2019

DF Open Show
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Opening Night: February 1st, 5-8PM (RSVP here: https://dfopenshow2019.eventbrite.ca)
Additional Open Hours: Saturday, February 2nd, 1-5PM

The collection of work presented is intended to represent a survey of current ideas, concepts, themes, theories, tools, techniques, and trends being explored by the Digital Futures community. We're excited to continue with the exhibition.

OPEN comes from the fact that this call is open to our whole community. The show will include works from current Digital Futures undergraduate students, graduate students AND faculty. Works include physical computing prototypes, data visualizations, digital entertainment, games, wearable technology, and interactive installations. For anyone who has asked the question “What IS Digital Futures anyway?” - we’re hoping this exhibition will continue to provide some answers.

This event is free and open to the public, We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, Ground floor, 205 Richmond St W, Toronto, M5V 1V3
Website: 
https://dfopenshow2019.eventbrite.ca
Cost: 
Free! RSVP at Eventbrite link below

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