Research Rendezvous


Martha Lady and Richard Fung

 
DateThursday, March 12, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location

OCAD University 205 Richmond St. W. Digital Futures Salon, Room 701K  

Presenter 1: Martha Ladly, Faculty of Design

Bio: Dr. Martha Ladly is a Professor of Design and Graduate Studies at OCAD University. She specializes in experience design, interactive media, art, and technology research. She is a founding researcher with the Mobile Experience Lab and a principal network investigator with the GRAND Canadian National Centre of Excellence, and the Centre for Innovation in Data Visualisation and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD). She is the author of numerous articles on digital technology and entertainment and has shown her work internationally. In the 1990s, Martha was the Head of Design with Peter Gabriel’s Real World Group in the U.K. She had a prominent international career as a performer, writer, and recording artist in the 1980s. Martha completed her PhD on Eros, Women, and Technology in 2013, in the Communication and Culture Program at York University, and continued her research as a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, in 2014.

Project Title: Data Corpus: Personal Narrative & The Sensory Body

Abstract: As a narrator I am embodied and given materiality and relationship through production, reproduction, and reception of my story. Through the introduction of a series of collaborative mobile and interactive artworks and design projects and interventions (2007-2015) employing narrative in shared public and private space, I will show the sensory body in relation to place as the locus of my research practice.

Presenter 2: Richard Fung, Faculty of Art

Bio: Richard Fung is an award-winning video artist and writer. His tapes, which include My Mother's Place (1990), Sea in the Blood (2000) and Dal Puri Diaspora (2012), have been widely screened and collected internationally, and broadcast in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. His essays have published in numerous journals and anthologies, and he is the co-author with Monika Kin Gagnon of 13: Conversations on Art and Cultural Race Politics (2002). Among other grants and awards, Richard is a recipient of the Bell Canada Award for Video Art and the Toronto Arts Award for Media Art. He teaches in the Integrated Media program and the Art and Social Change minor at OCAD University.

Project Title: Re:Orientations

Abstract: Re:Orientations is a four-year research creation project culminating in a documentary film. In 1985, he released his first video, Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians, which was the first documentary focused on queer Asians and on racialized queers in Canada. Re:Orientations records original subjects as they review their interview footage from 30 years ago, triggering reflections on their life journeys as well as on the shifts and continuities in sexual and racial identities, conditions and politics. The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

 

DateThursday, March 12, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Website Location

OCAD University 205 Richmond St. W. Digital Futures Salon, Room 701K  

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Presenter 1: Martha Ladly, Faculty of Design

Bio: Dr. Martha Ladly is a Professor of Design and Graduate Studies at OCAD University. She specializes in experience design, interactive media, art, and technology research. She is a founding researcher with the Mobile Experience Lab and a principal network investigator with the GRAND Canadian National Centre of Excellence, and the Centre for Innovation in Data Visualisation and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD). She is the author of numerous articles on digital technology and entertainment and has shown her work internationally. In the 1990s, Martha was the Head of Design with Peter Gabriel’s Real World Group in the U.K. She had a prominent international career as a performer, writer, and recording artist in the 1980s. Martha completed her PhD on Eros, Women, and Technology in 2013, in the Communication and Culture Program at York University, and continued her research as a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, in 2014.

Project Title: Data Corpus: Personal Narrative & The Sensory Body

Abstract: As a narrator I am embodied and given materiality and relationship through production, reproduction, and reception of my story. Through the introduction of a series of collaborative mobile and interactive artworks and design projects and interventions (2007-2015) employing narrative in shared public and private space, I will show the sensory body in relation to place as the locus of my research practice.

Presenter 2: Richard Fung, Faculty of Art

Bio: Richard Fung is an award-winning video artist and writer. His tapes, which include My Mother's Place (1990), Sea in the Blood (2000) and Dal Puri Diaspora (2012), have been widely screened and collected internationally, and broadcast in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. His essays have published in numerous journals and anthologies, and he is the co-author with Monika Kin Gagnon of 13: Conversations on Art and Cultural Race Politics (2002). Among other grants and awards, Richard is a recipient of the Bell Canada Award for Video Art and the Toronto Arts Award for Media Art. He teaches in the Integrated Media program and the Art and Social Change minor at OCAD University.

Project Title: Re:Orientations

Abstract: Re:Orientations is a four-year research creation project culminating in a documentary film. In 1985, he released his first video, Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians, which was the first documentary focused on queer Asians and on racialized queers in Canada. Re:Orientations records original subjects as they review their interview footage from 30 years ago, triggering reflections on their life journeys as well as on the shifts and continuities in sexual and racial identities, conditions and politics. The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

 

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OCAD University 205 Richmond St. W. Digital Futures Salon, Room 701K  
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