DIVERGE - Digital Futures Graduate Exhibition 2018

Diverge
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM

EXHIBITION CONTINUES
Friday, April 13th to Sunday, April 15th |  12PM-6PM

DIVERGE:

  1. To develop in a different direction.
  2. The evolution of different forms or structures in related species as they adapt to different environments.
  3. In a series, increasing indefinitely as more of its terms are added.

The Digital Futures Graduate Exhibition is an annual event, hosted by Graduate Studies at OCADU and our partners at the CFC Media Lab. The show features Master of Design, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Arts thesis projects that encompasses a wide range of topics, including: augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence and communicative domains, civic media, digital and electronic fabrication, digital art, educational video games, gesture technologies, information visualization, immersive audio-visual environments, participatory multimedia, performances, post-physical sculpture, therapeutic devices, video and more!

"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 in Diverge 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.

Exhibitors

Samaa Ahmed

Thoreau Bakker

Bijun Chen

Mudit Ganguly

Sara Gazzaz

Yawen Guo

Afaq Ahmed Karadia

Mahsa Karimi

Nadine Lessio

Ania Medrek

Katie Micak

Natasha Mody

Afrooz Samaei

Shreeya Tyagi

April Xie

Rana Zandi

Hammadullah Syed

Manik Perera Gunatilleke

DIVERGE is presented by:

CFC Media Lab and OCAD University

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul St. Open Gallery
Website: 
https://divergedf.eventbrite.ca
Email: 
jpaglione@ocadu.ca
Diverge OPENING NIGHT

What is Foresight? Video Series

Policy Horizons Canada commissioned a series of short videos on the subject "What is Foresight?" that have been conceived, authored and co-produced by Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab), together with students from OCAD University's Strategic Foresight & Innovation (SFI) and Graphic Design programs.

Produced in English and French versions, and fully captioned for inclusive accessibility (AODA-compliant), the work is co-directed by sLab's Director of Research, Greg Van Alstyne and SFI graduate, Zan Chandler. The production team is rounded out by OCAD U undergrad research assistants Alex Appugliesi and Jazeen Hollings, who developed original visual sequences and edited the video.

The video is composed in the form of three short segments approximately 2-1/2 minutes each which may be viewed back to back or separately.

In English: 
What is foresight?
Why use foresight?
Horizons' Foresight Process

En français:
Prospective: ce que cest? 
Le processus d'Horizons de politiques
Le Processus d'Horizons de politiques

For more information, please visit http://slab.ocadu.ca/project/what-is-foresight-video-series.

 

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:15pm
Lab Member: 
Greg Van alstyne

2020 Media Futures

2020 Media Futures is an ambitious, multi-industry strategic foresight project designed to understand and envision what media may look like in the year 2020; what kind of cross-platform Internet environment may shape our media and entertainment in the coming decade; and how our firms and organizations can take action today toward capturing and maintaining positions of national and international leadership.

The purpose of 2020 Media Futures is to use open-source strategic foresight for the benefit of the creative cluster — the book, magazine, music, film, television and interactive digital media industries – to help organizations and individuals “future-proof” themselves and their creative livelihoods. These creative professionals include writers, filmmakers, producers, music label executives, game developers, programmers, and other media franchise specialists. To help them prepare for the future, we employed strategic foresight research methods and practices. You can learn about our strategic foresight research methodology and project structure. But before recounting that material, we present the heart of the project, the narrative and contextual scenarios developed through this consultative, participatory process.

These scenarios are the result of analytical and synthetic work described in the pages that follow: horizon scanning for signals and trends in consumer behaviour and the media industries; collaborative workshops with industry experts and professionals; and sense-making exercises led by sLab team members to understand the data that we gathered.

In many ways, the scenarios were the ultimate goal of the project: four unique visions of possible futures that members of the creative cluster could read, critique and engage with. But as we discovered, the research process that led to their writing was its own reward. Ontario’s creative community is diverse, highly opinionated and innovative.

Through our interactions together we gained experiential learning about the needs of these industries, but also a rich understanding of their hopes and fears for the future. Our participants in turn clearly took advantage of opportunities to establish new network connections with one another at our events. We are grateful for the honesty and energy of their contributions to this project.

–Greg Van Alstyne and Madeline Ashby

Other Partners Include:

  • Achilles Media
  • Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP)
  • Breakthrough New Media
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
  • Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA)
  • Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC)
  • Corus Entertainment
  • GestureTek
  • GlassBOX Television
  • Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE)
  • Marblemedia
  • National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
  • Nordicity
  • OCAD University
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
  • Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT), Sheridan Institute
  • St. Joseph Media
  • Universal Music Canada
  • York University

 

For more information, please visit http://slab.ocadu.ca/project/2020-media-futures.

Advisor: 
2020 Media Futures: Cover Image featuring title in white font on a purple background with OCADU and sLab logos
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:30am
Lab Member: 
Greg Van alstyne
Lenore Richards
Suzanne Stein

OCAD U moving image festival is seeking film, video, and animations from OCAD U students

text on green backgound
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:15pm

OCAD U moving image festival is seeking film, video, and animations from OCAD U students to showcase within the school at a screening on April 13th.

Integrated Media Second year Moving Image class has initiated a screening event that celebrates the moving image work produced at OCAD.  A screening of selected works will take place Thursday April 13th in the Media Lab in Integrated Media.

The deadline for student submissions is April 6th.

Open to all single channel moving image works produced this year.

DEADLINE – April 6th at midnight.
– short films with a duration of 5 minutes or less
– open to all OCAD U undergraduate students
– all genres + styles are welcome

Nancy Paterson

Nancy Paterson, PhD, AOCA has been an Assoc Professor at OCADU since 1990, teaching a variety of studio and theoretical courses; currently she is teaching 'Time-Based Media'. She is Facilities Coordinator at Charles Street Video, a non-profit, artist-run centre providing production and post-production facilities for digital video and audio.

Leigh-ann Pahapill

Leigh-Ann Pahapill (BFA York University, MFA University of Chicago) is a sculpture and installation artist based in Toronto. Her works look at how language and thought influence our experiences of objects and space.  Exploring these affect-rich and highly metaphorical mediations, Pahapill creates interventions, recordings, assemblies, and disassemblies that are simultaneously alienating and seductive.

Jean-Paul Kelly

 

Jean-Paul Kelly produces video, photo-based work, and drawings that

are often constructed using a hybrid vernacular of cinematic reference,

home movies, cartoons, digital compositing, and performance.  His work

has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in North America, Japan,

and Europe, most recently as part of art-action: rencontres internationales 2006 in

Paris, Berlin, and Madrid.  Gallery TPW (Toronto) will present a solo

Laura Millard, Faculty of Art, Showing in the Group Show: Strange Geometries

Image of circular snowmobile tracks in the snow
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 5:00am

A labyrinth of trees, empty spaces, fractured architectural forms… we try to find our bearings in a vast terrain.

From above, the land provides a larger surface to inscribe our presence. Google earth and drone technology have turned the earth into a giant can- vas. Leaving traces of our presence we sketch strange geometries onto the land.

The three artists in Strange Geometries, Sylvie Bouchard, Laura Millard and Ross Racine, invoke these ideas through painting, photography and video. Compelling an investigation of the landscape from different vantage points the works in this exhibition conjure the myriad ways we attempt to tame our environment and reshape the land to reflect our reasoning.

Venue & Address: 
BOXOTEL GALERIE 175B 175 rue Ontario Est Montréal, Québec