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.

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Artists Jason McLean and Fiona Smyth use illustration and personal experience to form mind maps and fanstastical figures, questioning how the artist's life is deeply in connection to the creative process.
Open life drawing sessions offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Solo exhibition of paintings by alumna Hanna Kostanski (BFA, DRPT, 2007)
Open life drawing sessions offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Curators Catherine Beaudette and Patricia Grattan bring together works by 25 leading Newfoundland and other Canadian artists for Canada’s 150th anniversary in Bonavista Biennale 2017 - Art Encounters on the Edge, a contemporary visual art exhibition launching this summer on the Bonavista Peninsula.
Open life drawing sessions offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Simon Glass presents: The Ten Commandments/Prohibited Weapons
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
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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