Min Sook Lee


Min Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed feature documentaries, including: Donald Brittain Gemini winner Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature winner Hogtown, Gemini nominated El Contrato and Canadian Screen Award winner, The Real Inglorious Bastards.

Kate Hartman - Inside the Social Body Lab

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Kate Hartman, recipient of the 2013-2014 OCAD University Award for Excellence in Early Stage Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity and Associate Professor from the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, will be presenting a talk titled "Inside the Social Body Lab."

What is it like to pursue design and technological prototyping activities within the research environment at OCAD University? In this presentation, Kate will discuss the first five years of the Social Body Lab — OCAD U’s lab dedicated to body-centric technologies in the social context. Topics will include an overview of the lab’s activities, an introduction to the team and how they work, and a deep-dive case study of the development of Monarch — a muscle-activated kinetic wearable. Finally, Kate will address where the lab sits in the current wearables landscape and introduce areas for future development.

Kate Hartman is an artist, technologist, and educator whose work spans the fields of physical computing, wearable electronics, and conceptual art. She is the author of the recently published book "Make: Wearable Electronics". Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured by the New York Times, BBC, CBC, NPR, in books such as "Fashionable Technology" and "Art Science Now". She was a speaker at TED 2011 and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Kate is the Associate Professor of Wearable and Mobile Technology in the Digital Futures program. There she founded and directs the Social Body Lab, a research and development team dedicated to exploring body-centric technologies in the social context. She is also the Un-Director of ITP Camp, a summer program for grownups at ITP/NYU in New York City. Kate enjoys bicycles, rock climbing, and someday hopes to work in Antarctica.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, Room 264
416-977-6000 ext. 474

Alex Newman, Erin Jacobson among Marketing’s Top 30 Under 30

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:00am

OCAD University alumni and Faculty of Design Instructors Alex Newman (BDes, Advertising, 2010) and Erin Jacobson (BDes, Advertising, 2007) are among this year’s prestigious Marketing magazine Top 30 Under 30 selections.

Nominations were submitted to Marketing in June, with the magazine’s editorial team reviewing and researching all nominees to determine a shortlist. Each finalist was then able to contribute information and contacts.

Newman, who is also Art Director at JWT Canada, won a Cannes Young Lion award in 2011. With his creative partner Patrice Pollack, he plays an important creative role on the Air Canada portfolio, spearheading their digital launch and helping to create their branding campaign for ‘Your World Awaits.’ Newman was selected for the Top 30 Under 30 along with JWT Canada colleague Mark Phillips, Director of Business Development.

Outside of his ad world work, Newman is an advocate for LGBT youth, volunteers with Toronto PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and is working on publishing a book with Random House Canada that explore the coming-out process.

When she’s not teaching about a designer’s role in social change at OCAD U, Jacobson works as Vice-President, Digital Public Affairs at Edelman. Her career started as a volunteer for Olivia Chow’s 2005 campaign for a seat in the House of Commons. Later she joined Chow’s late husband Jack Layton as communications assistant, progressing through her career with the NDP until she became Deputy Director of Strategic Communications for the office of Thomas Mulcair. She continues to volunteer for candidates seeking office.