Congratulations to the GradEx 104 Medal Winners!

GradEx MEda Winners
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 2:15pm

The creative works of over 800 emerging artists were showcased at the 104th annual GradEx. During opening night festivities, OCAD U Medal Winners were honoured by all attendees, including their families and friends. Congratulations goes out to all exhibitors on a successful show and to the winners of the OCAD U Medal and President's Awards:

 

Graduate Medal Winners: 

Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design – Philip Sparks

Digital Futures – Kylie Caraway

Strategic Foresight and Innovation – Rachelle Bugeaud

Inclusive Design – Uttara Ghodke

Criticism & Curatorial Practice – Panya Clark Espinal

Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories – Katherine Walker

Design for Health – Molly McGovern

Artist Talk: Anouk Wipprecht, FASHIONTECH: Rethinking Fashion in the Age of Digitalisation

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Dutch FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht creates designs ahead of her time; combining the latest in science and technology to make fashion an experience that transcends mere appearances. She wants her garments to facilitate and augment the interactions we have with ourselves and our surroundings. Her Spider Dress is a perfect example of this aesthetic, where sensors and moveable arms on the dress help to create a more defined boundary of personal space while employing a fierce style. Partnering up with companies such as Intel, AutoDesk, Google, Arduino, Microsoft, Samsung, Adobe, Adidas, Cirque Du Soleil, Audi, Disney, Swarovski, and 3D printing company Shapeways she researches how our future would look as we continue to embed technology into what we wear, and more importantly – how this will change our perspective on how we will interface with technology.

Lecture will be followed by a short Question and Answer.

www.anoukwipprecht.nl

https://www.hollandtradeandinvest.com/key-sectors/creative-industries

www.dfthesis.com

Presented by the Digital Futures Graduate Program and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Venue & Address: 
Room 322 (3rd Floor) at 230 Richmond St. W. Toronto, M5V 1V3
Cost: 
Free!
The 3D printed Spider Dress by Anouk Wipprecht [Source: Anouk Wipprecht]

Hidden Order

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The participating artworks respond to, tackle, or pursue the structural approaches and components of Artificial Nature: a form of computational generative art creating artificial life ecosystems as immersive environments. The exhibition serves as a journal of how each artist brings their own stories in a new journey where they confront, tame, or react to their understanding of computation, natural systems, or immersive finesse.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery
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Inviting the Outside In: Kirstie McCallum, Graduate Exhibition, April 23-30, 2019

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 9:00am

The opening reception for  "Inviting the Outside In" takes place on April 25 at the OCAD Graduate Gallery, from 6-9pm. The exhibition itself runs from April 23-30, 2019. 

 

Kirstie McCallum is an interdisciplinary artist. Her work is process-based, exploring the behavior and expressive qualities of materials that she works with over long periods of time. "Inviting the Outside In" is an installation composed of precarious structures and ephemeral sculptures made from plant-based pigments, wood, plaster, and found objects. By conceptually dislocating elements from "the outdoors" and framing them in the human-centric space the gallery, the exhibition explores the the boundaries of our thinking about the power of human and non-human actions.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery
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Winner of the OCAD U 3MT Three Minute Thesis competion announced !

Uttara Ghodke
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3MT
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

On April 2nd 2019, four OCAD U Graduate students presented their research in three minutes or less, competing for the top prize in this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. After long and thoughtful deliberation, our panel of guest judges declared the winners:

1st Place $750 Winner: Uttara Ghodke
Inclusive Design

The Cross-Sensory Globe: Co-designing a 3D Audio-Tactile Globe Prototype for Blind and Low-Vision Users to Learn Geography

2nd Place $300 Winner: Alana Boltwood
Strategic Foresight and Innovation

Making and using large models of complex systems: The Poverty Reduction Model

People’s Choice: $100 Winer: Uttara Ghodke

Uttara Ghodke will go on to represent OCAD U at the 2019 Provincial Finals 3MT Competition at McMaster University on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019. Uttara will receive $850 and travel support to attend the provincial finals.

Honourable mentions to all of the OCAD U 3MT competitors:

Jad Rabbaa
Digital Futures

MRsive: Enhancing Navigation and Engagement in Museums

Yiyi Shao
Digital Futures

RABBOT - Exploring Shared Awareness in Virtual Reality

Many thanks to our panel of judges:

Richard Fung
David McIntosh
Suzanne Morrissette

And many thanks to Dean Ashok Mathur and David Bateman

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?"

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition @ OCAD U - APPLY NOW!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition which challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis (or major research project) and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. 3MT is an exercise in consolidating and clarifying research discoveries in a clear and compact manner.

OCAD University’s 3MT competition is an excellent opportunity for the OCAD U community to hear about the dynamic work of graduate students at OCAD U. Students will present concise summations of the research they are conducting for their thesis or MRP and how they are pushing the limits of traditional art, design and academia.

The competition will start at 1PM on Tuesday, April 2nd 2019 in Room 322 at 230 Richmond St. W. The top presenter will also represent OCAD University at the third annual, province-wide 3MT™ competition on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. We hope to see you then!

1st Place: $750

2nd Place: $500

People’s Choice: $100

 APPLY NOW ---> Download application form here

For competition rules, eligibility, judging criteria & prizing ---> Download pamphlet here

Want to watch ? Join us as an audience member and cheer on your colleagues !

Venue & Address: 
Room 322 at 230 Richmond St. W.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/current-students/3-m-t.htm
Email: 
gradstudies@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
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Multisensory Mold

Shannon Lee Poster
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 2:15pm to Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:15pm

At any given time, we are surrounded by microscopic fungi. Our cohabitation with these invisible molds and yeasts is quite normal, regardless of where we live or how clean we keep our spaces. This research project aims to exemplify this reality by making the invisible visible and presenting a variety of fungi sampled from homes around the world. The visual component of the exhibition, fungal cultures within glass terrariums, are accompanied by sonic and tactile interpretations of the cultures as well. By means of a multisensory approach, this research project not only intends to demonstrate our entanglement with microscopic fungi, but also to counter unwarranted apprehensions and misconceptions. The mixed media tactile pieces and cross-modal sonifications invite the public to engage with and think about fungi in entirely new ways. This accessible, multisensory unveiling of our fungal roommates conveys just one microscopic example of the many interspecies entanglements that we take part in.

Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery

...just a moment

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:15pm to Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:15pm

…just a moment considers how mundane, everyday materials and objects measure and materialize time. This exhibition explores how one perceives and experiences time through things. Each object and material in the exhibition, whether natural or man-made, indicates contemplation through its physical changes, transformations, existence and interaction in time with humans. Everyone passes time with pastimes.

Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery

CCP & CADN Speaker’s Series Event – Jenn Goodwin, February 26th

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Jenn Goodwin: Tender SkeletonsBrandy Leary inEphemeral Artifacts.Part ofall our days are full of breath: a record of momentum,curated by Jenn Goodwin at The Art Museum, 2017.Photo: Henry Chan

Jenn Goodwin is a curator, producer, dance artist, and filmmaker.She has worked with Toronto’sNuit Blanchesince its inception in 2006 as a producer and programmer, and has curated performances and exhibitions for the Art Bank, Summerworks Festival, The Drake Hotel, and Harbourfront Centre. Over the past 20 years her dance work and short films have been shown across Canada and internationally from St. John’s Newfoundland, The Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa, Tangente and Studio 303 in Montreal, The Next Wave in Melbourne, Australia, Brussels, Amsterdam, New York City, Vancouver and extensively in Toronto. Goodwin is onehalf of the art bandMORTIFIEDwith Camilla Singh, a band that uses choreography, drum kits, tap dancing, and cheerleading as its instruments. She has written for theCanadian Theatre Review,Journal for Curatorial StudiesandThe Dance Current.She is a graduate of the Master of Visual Studies-Curatorial Studies program at the University of Toronto.https://www.jenngoodwin.ca/

This talk is part of Amish’s Morrell’s CCP graduate Seminar, CRCP6009: Inside Curatorial Practice.

Venue & Address: 
Room 514, 205 Richmond St. West
Cost: 
Free
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