Toronto Wearables Meetup 31


Toronto Wearables Meetup Details

 
DateThursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:00am to 2:00am

Location

OCAD U, 49 McCaul St.

sabel Pedersen, Decimal Lab, University of Ontario

Isabel Pedersen is a Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture and is the director of the Decimal Lab at the University of Ontario where she also holds a position as an Associate Professor of Communication Studies. She is the author of Ready to Wear: A Rhetoric of Wearable Computers and Reality-Shifting Media, which explores how carryable, wearable, and implantable technologies impact the ways that people interact with one another and participate in culture. Her Decimal Lab is funded by a Canadian Foundation for Innovation Grant and she also holds a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant for her research in reality-shifting media. Currently, she is researching critical dystopian film, transhumanist pondering, and brain interfaces that promise us futures that seem dramatically divergent from our current lives.

Jennifer Allison, The Art and Sole Academy

The Art and Sole Academy is the first shoemaking school in Canada to offer classes and workshops for those interested in learning the art of shoemaking. The Academy was founded by Canadian designer and shoemaker Jennifer Allison in 2014 with the goal in mind to make shoemaking accessible to a general audience.

Jennifer is originally from North Bay, Ontario and fell into the shoe industry unexpectedly after studying Fashion Design at Ryerson University in Toronto Canada. Upon graduation, she has had the opportunity to live and work throughout Canada, United States, South America, Asia and Europe fine tuning her shoemaking skills and gaining industry experience designing for various companies. Her work has been featured in many publications such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, In Style, Elle and Flare magazine to name a few and has been worn by many reputable icons such as, Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively and Rihanna.

 

DateThursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:00am to 2:00am

Website Location

OCAD U, 49 McCaul St.

Experiential Practices and Public Imaginations: Arts-Based Engagement, Innovation, and Community Collaboration, A presentation by Justin Langlois, shortlist candidate for the position of Associate Dean, Outreach & Innovation, in the Faculty of Art.  
Assessing the legacy and impact of feminist photographer Franki Raffles Panel Discussion: WildFires: creating an ecology for women's practice in Scotland today Panelists:  Mary Ann Kennedy, Dr. Katherine Parhar, Sophie Gerrard, Jolanta Dolewska, Gina Lundy, Jennifer Long  
An Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design thesis exhibition by MFA candidate Julian Michael Majewski
OCAD University is pleased to present This Machine Kills Fascists, a robot performance with visiting guests Troy Richards, Ashley Pigford, and Dustyn Roberts.
Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Portraits is a group exhibition exploring portrait photography by OCAD U Continuing Studies students. It features a wide range of subject matter.
In P4W: Prison for Women, Janis Cole and Holly Dale look at the lives of five incarcerated women Hot Docs Film Festival
Ghazaleh Baniahmad presents:  ONE DAY, ONE VERY SIMPLE DAY….
Critical Creative Practice: Mobilizing Artistic Knowledge and Production Inside and Outside the Art & Design University, A presentation by Glen Lowry, shortlist candidate for the position of Associate Dean, Outreach & Innovation, in the Faculty of Art.
More than 900 promising young artists and designers are exhibiting at the biggest GradEx ever — OCAD University's 102nd!
OCAD U alumni have access to a special Alumni Lounge as they take in GradEx 2017.
Wearable Sample
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:00am to 2:00am

sabel Pedersen, Decimal Lab, University of Ontario

Isabel Pedersen is a Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture and is the director of the Decimal Lab at the University of Ontario where she also holds a position as an Associate Professor of Communication Studies. She is the author of Ready to Wear: A Rhetoric of Wearable Computers and Reality-Shifting Media, which explores how carryable, wearable, and implantable technologies impact the ways that people interact with one another and participate in culture. Her Decimal Lab is funded by a Canadian Foundation for Innovation Grant and she also holds a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant for her research in reality-shifting media. Currently, she is researching critical dystopian film, transhumanist pondering, and brain interfaces that promise us futures that seem dramatically divergent from our current lives.

Jennifer Allison, The Art and Sole Academy

The Art and Sole Academy is the first shoemaking school in Canada to offer classes and workshops for those interested in learning the art of shoemaking. The Academy was founded by Canadian designer and shoemaker Jennifer Allison in 2014 with the goal in mind to make shoemaking accessible to a general audience.

Jennifer is originally from North Bay, Ontario and fell into the shoe industry unexpectedly after studying Fashion Design at Ryerson University in Toronto Canada. Upon graduation, she has had the opportunity to live and work throughout Canada, United States, South America, Asia and Europe fine tuning her shoemaking skills and gaining industry experience designing for various companies. Her work has been featured in many publications such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, In Style, Elle and Flare magazine to name a few and has been worn by many reputable icons such as, Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively and Rihanna.

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U, 49 McCaul St.
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