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.

Animator Lillian Chan will be giving a talk about working in the animation industry and her interdisciplinary illustration and art work, followed by a screening and discussion with students.
The Office of Research & Innovation presents the Research Lounge, open on November 16th 2018, December 14th 2018, and January 18th 2019 from 2:00-3:00pm.
All students are invited by the OCAD Student Union to join in a Winter Wonderland evening to gather, exchange stories, food and music. 
An exhibition of recent graduates of OCAD University’s  Drawing and Painting Program.
Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 
Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 
For furniture makers, it is not always the object alone that is pursued. As students at OCAD University, we are encouraged to look beyond the final object, to explore and to develop our thinking around the context. The role of furniture as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behaviour becomes the focal point. This exhibition presents original furniture pieces that take these broader discussions into consideration. Growth requires exploration, the goal is to plant the seeds of passion rather than ego. This annual exhibition of furniture created by the students of OCAD University is now in its eighth year and has become a valued tradition within the school’s design department. Logo and banner by Jasmin Liu
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.
Keywords: 
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