Art Intersections Meetup with Cara Mumford and Sophie Park, moderated by Karl Schroeder


Game and narrative designer Sophia Park deconstructs the relationships formed between humans and increasingly-sentient technologies, while filmmaker Cara Mumford re-orients human relationships to the land in exploring the future of Indigenous sovereignty. Moderated by Karl Schroeder, a science-fiction writer and professional futurist, this conversation will bring to light how representations of the future work to alter the present.

 
DateTuesday, November 21, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Cost

Free

Website

www.sophiapark.ca

, Website

www.caramumford.com

, Website

www.kschroeder.com

Location

Gamma Space Collaborative Studio 862 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON (Entrance is at the end of the passageway along the west side of building. Wheelchair accessible.)

Art Intersections Meetup with Cara Mumford and Sophie Park, moderated by Karl Schroeder

Game and narrative designer Sophia Park deconstructs the relationships formed between humans and increasingly-sentient technologies, while filmmaker Cara Mumford re-orients human relationships to the land in exploring the future of Indigenous sovereignty. Moderated by Karl Schroeder, a science-fiction writer and professional futurist, this conversation will bring to light how representations of the future work to alter the present.

The Art Intersection Meetup is a place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world, and is organized by OCADU’s Mobile Experience Lab in collaboration with Akimbo, Gamma Space and Charles Street Video

Art Intersections is a meeting event for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world. Digital culture, social media and networks encourage new ways of storytelling, image making, idea sharing and collaboration. This event celebrates artists and innovators who are embracing change leading the next wave of creativity.

Art Intersections: Imag(in)ed Futures
with Cara Mumford and Sophia Park
moderated by Karl Schroeder

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Free

Location:
Gamma Space Collaborative Studio
862 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1C9
(Entrance is at the end of the passageway along the west side of building. Wheelchair accessible.)

Living in ever-precarious times, what are we to make of the future? Artists and technologists have long been the architects of the future, transporting audiences to worlds on the horizon. While imagined futures suggest the virtuousness of newness and connectivity, they also call upon the spectre of the past, warning us of dangers ahead should we not work to transform our present.

In the tradition of past Art Intersections Meetups, we have invited two interdisciplinary artists who are imagining and imaging futures. 

About Sophia Park:

Sophia Park is a narrative and game designer in Toronto and the founder of Aether Interactive, a game development collective focused on creating interactive works about deconstruction and compassion; exploring the relationships we’re already forming with technology; and challenging the myths of nostalgia. Her second release, Forgotten, was described by Wired Magazine as the “first must-play game of the year” in January 2017. Her latest work with Aether Interactive, LOCALHOST, released in September 2017, is about what happens when your entry-level job is to refurbish hard drives, and convince artificial intelligences to let you delete them so you can repurpose the hard drives they live on. LOCALHOST and her future projects are concerned with the biological imperatives hidden within the artificial, about the intersections between increasingly technological work and increasingly conversational, sentient assistants, and our new relationship with the synthetic.

Website: www.sophiapark.ca

About Cara Mumford:

Cara Mumford (Métis / Chippewa Cree) is a filmmaker, writer, and collaborative artist from Alberta, living in Peterborough, Ontario since 2010. Since becoming a filmmaker in 2006, Cara’s short films have screened regularly at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, and toured throughout Australia and internationally with the World of Women Film Festival. She has received industry training through Telefilm Canada (2010/11), Bell Media’s Diverse Screenwriters Program (2012), the imagineNATIVE Film Festival’s Story Lab (2014) & Producer Mini-Lab with Heather Rae (2015), and the National Film Board’s Digital Studio (2016/17). Cara’s films tend to focus on the connections between her identity as an Indigenous woman and living in balance with the land, often incorporating elements such as dance, dreams, and futurisms in her storytelling. She believes that the connection we have with the land today determines the future we have tomorrow.

Websites: www.caramumford.com

About Karl Schroeder:

Karl Schroeder is an award winning Canadian science fiction author and futurist. He is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, and has ten published novels translated into as many languages. He writes, gives talks, and conducts workshops on numerous topics related to the future.

Websites: www.kschroeder.com

Presented by OCAD U in collaboration with Akimbo, Gamma Space, and Charles Street Video. Supported by the Beau’s Brewing Company.

DateTuesday, November 21, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Cost

Free

Website

www.sophiapark.ca

www.caramumford.com

www.kschroeder.com

Location

Gamma Space Collaborative Studio 862 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON (Entrance is at the end of the passageway along the west side of building. Wheelchair accessible.)

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Art Intersections Meetup with Cara Mumford and Sophie Park, moderated by Karl Schroeder

Game and narrative designer Sophia Park deconstructs the relationships formed between humans and increasingly-sentient technologies, while filmmaker Cara Mumford re-orients human relationships to the land in exploring the future of Indigenous sovereignty. Moderated by Karl Schroeder, a science-fiction writer and professional futurist, this conversation will bring to light how representations of the future work to alter the present.

The Art Intersection Meetup is a place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world, and is organized by OCADU’s Mobile Experience Lab in collaboration with Akimbo, Gamma Space and Charles Street Video

Art Intersections is a meeting event for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world. Digital culture, social media and networks encourage new ways of storytelling, image making, idea sharing and collaboration. This event celebrates artists and innovators who are embracing change leading the next wave of creativity.

Art Intersections: Imag(in)ed Futures
with Cara Mumford and Sophia Park
moderated by Karl Schroeder

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Free

Location:
Gamma Space Collaborative Studio
862 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1C9
(Entrance is at the end of the passageway along the west side of building. Wheelchair accessible.)

Living in ever-precarious times, what are we to make of the future? Artists and technologists have long been the architects of the future, transporting audiences to worlds on the horizon. While imagined futures suggest the virtuousness of newness and connectivity, they also call upon the spectre of the past, warning us of dangers ahead should we not work to transform our present.

In the tradition of past Art Intersections Meetups, we have invited two interdisciplinary artists who are imagining and imaging futures. 

About Sophia Park:

Sophia Park is a narrative and game designer in Toronto and the founder of Aether Interactive, a game development collective focused on creating interactive works about deconstruction and compassion; exploring the relationships we’re already forming with technology; and challenging the myths of nostalgia. Her second release, Forgotten, was described by Wired Magazine as the “first must-play game of the year” in January 2017. Her latest work with Aether Interactive, LOCALHOST, released in September 2017, is about what happens when your entry-level job is to refurbish hard drives, and convince artificial intelligences to let you delete them so you can repurpose the hard drives they live on. LOCALHOST and her future projects are concerned with the biological imperatives hidden within the artificial, about the intersections between increasingly technological work and increasingly conversational, sentient assistants, and our new relationship with the synthetic.

Website: www.sophiapark.ca

About Cara Mumford:

Cara Mumford (Métis / Chippewa Cree) is a filmmaker, writer, and collaborative artist from Alberta, living in Peterborough, Ontario since 2010. Since becoming a filmmaker in 2006, Cara’s short films have screened regularly at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, and toured throughout Australia and internationally with the World of Women Film Festival. She has received industry training through Telefilm Canada (2010/11), Bell Media’s Diverse Screenwriters Program (2012), the imagineNATIVE Film Festival’s Story Lab (2014) & Producer Mini-Lab with Heather Rae (2015), and the National Film Board’s Digital Studio (2016/17). Cara’s films tend to focus on the connections between her identity as an Indigenous woman and living in balance with the land, often incorporating elements such as dance, dreams, and futurisms in her storytelling. She believes that the connection we have with the land today determines the future we have tomorrow.

Websites: www.caramumford.com

About Karl Schroeder:

Karl Schroeder is an award winning Canadian science fiction author and futurist. He is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, and has ten published novels translated into as many languages. He writes, gives talks, and conducts workshops on numerous topics related to the future.

Websites: www.kschroeder.com

Presented by OCAD U in collaboration with Akimbo, Gamma Space, and Charles Street Video. Supported by the Beau’s Brewing Company.

Venue & Address: 
Gamma Space Collaborative Studio 862 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON (Entrance is at the end of the passageway along the west side of building. Wheelchair accessible.)
Website: 
www.sophiapark.ca
www.caramumford.com
www.kschroeder.com
Cost: 
Free
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