Book Launch: The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind, and Culture

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 9:30pm to Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 12:00am

The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind, and Culture by Robert K. Logan (University of Toronto Press) ISBN 978-0-8020-9303-5
The ability to communicate through language is such a fundamental part of human ex-istence that we often take it for granted, rarely considering how sophisticated the process is by which we understand and make ourselves understood. In The Extended Mind, acclaimed author Robert K. Logan examines the origin, emergence, and co-evolution of language, the human mind, and culture.
Building on his previous study, The Sixth Language (2000), and making use of emer-gence theory, Logan seeks to explain how language emerged to deal with the complexity of hominid existence brought about by toolmaking, control of fire, social intelligence, coordinated hunting and gathering, and mimetic communication. The resulting emergence of language, he argues, signifies a fundamental change in the functioning of the human mind ' a shift from per-cept-based thought to concept-based thought.
This study will be of particular interest to linguists because of the way in which the origin of language is tied to the emergence of cognitive science and culture.From the perspective of the Extended Mind model, Logan provides an alternative to and critique of Noam Chomsky's approach to the origin of language. He argues that language can be treated as an organism that evolved to be easily acquired, obviating the need for the hard-wiring of Chomsky's Language Acquisition Device.
In addition Logan shows how, according to this model, culture itself can be treated as an organism that has evolved to be easily attained, revealing the universality of human culture as well as providing an insight as to how altruism might have originated. Bringing timely insights to a fascinating field of inquiry, The Extended Mind will be of interest to readers in a wide range of disciplines.
Media inquiries please contact Andrea-Jo Wilson at 416-978-2239 Ext. 248.

Venue & Address: 
Beal Institute for Strategic Creativity, Rm 600 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Mindcamp Idea Tasting - DATE REVISED

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 10:30pm to Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 12:30am

A book launch with a difference! You're invited to an "Idea Tasting": an afternoon of learning and celebration. "Think Better" author Tim Hurson will give a keynote about Productive Thinking, why it's important, how it works, and how to use it at work, at home, and at play.
Funds benefit Facilitators Without Borders
Register/RSVP: events@mindcamp.org
After Tim's keynote, we will move into four concurrent workshops, each featuring an opportunity to explore an aspect of Productive Thinking (Mindmapping, Rapid Product Invention, Galeforce Thinking, and more).

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Rm 230, Level 2) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
events@mindcamp.org
Cost: 
Admission: suggested donation $10 at the door with OCAD ID

Book Launch: Let That Bad Air Out: Buddy Bolden's Last Parade

Let the Bad Air Out by Stefan Berg
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 1:00am

David Mirvish Books in Toronto presents a book launch for Let That Bad Air Out: Buddy Bolden's Last Parade, published by the Porcupine's Quill, a graphic novel by student Stefan Berg.
"Very little is known of Buddy Bolden, his music was never recorded
and there is only one existing photograph, yet he is considered to be the first bandleader
to play the improvised music that has since become known as jazz," said Berg.
In his new book, Berg portrays the culture of New Orleans parade music through the narrative of Buddy Bolden's final parade.
The novel consists of 70 images cut from linoleum. Stories told in pictures have a universality that transcends the boundaries of any spoken or written language providing the reader with a unique experience of a narrative akin to a silent film.
Let That Bad Air Out, is the first in a series of wordless novels to be published by The Porcupine's Quill. Feature books include David Helwig's Smuggling Donkeys and George
Walker's Images From The Neocerebellum. Let That Bad Air Out will be sold at selected
book stores including David Mirvish Books on Art, Pages and Chapters.

Venue & Address: 
David Mirvish Books/Books on Art 596 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
stefanberg.artist@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Flash Forward

Details from ( l to r ): Ice Fishing Two - Finn O'Hara, Backyard  Jan Letocha/Rii Schroer, Beyond the Runway - Landon Nordeman
Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 4:00am

Flash Forward is the Magenta Foundation's annual emerging photographers competition. Now in its third year, this compelling look at exciting new work from three countries brings to light the talent and promise of an exceptional group of photographers.

Flash Forward showcases the future of photography, focusing on emerging talent that jurors have identified as having great potential. This small volume is essential for curators, collectors, advertising professionals and artists who wish to stay fully informed about up-and-coming photographers.

Includes work by OCAD alumni Darren Cerkownyk, Scott Chandler, Adrian Fish, Jaret Belliveau, I.M. Martinez, Jenna Edwards and Alysha Rajkumar, and OCAD Instructor Jennifer Long.

Hardcover, 7" x 9", 192 pages
190+ photographs, full colour throughout
ISBN # 978-0-9739739-2-1
Price: $30.00

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary 12 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Flash Forward Book Launch

Details from ( l to r ): Ice Fishing Two - Finn O'Hara, Backyard - Jan Letocha/Rii Schroer, Beyond the Runway - Landon Nordeman
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 12:00am to Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 3:00am

Flash Forward is the Magenta Foundation's annual emerging photographers competition. Now in its third year, this compelling look at exciting new work from three countries brings to light the talent and promise of an exceptional group of photographers.

Flash Forward showcases the future of photography, focusing on emerging talent that jurors have identified as having great potential. This small volume is essential for curators, collectors, advertising professionals and artists who wish to stay fully informed about up-and-coming photographers.

Includes work by OCAD alumni Darren Cerkownyk, Scott Chandler, Adrian Fish, Jaret Belliveau, I.M. Martinez, Jenna Edwards and Alysha Rajkumar, and OCAD Instructor Jennifer Long.

Hardcover, 7" x 9", 192 pages
190+ photographs, full colour throughout
ISBN # 978-0-9739739-2-1
Price: $30.00

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary 12 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Book Launch: Pro Forma

Pro Forma
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 11:00pm

In Pro Forma (a three-volume series), editor Jessica Wyman assembles essays that consider the developments and directions of the use of text in visual art, exploring what personal, social or political motivations inspire artists to use text and how text-based art is understood.
Contributors: John A. Walker, Philip Monk, Eve Meltzer, Michael Maranda, Luis Jacob, Barbara Balfour, David Garneau, Michelle Jacques, Laurel Woodcock, Faculty of Art Assistant Dean (First-year) Simon Glass, Yvonne Singer, Paul de Guzman, Mireille Perron.

Venue & Address: 
YYZ Artist's Outlet, Suite 140 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Graphic Witness; Images from the Neocerebellum

Graphic Witness
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 10:00pm to Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 1:00am

David Mirvish Books in Toronto hosts a launch for Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels and Images from the Neocerebellum, with wood engravings by Professor George A. Walker.
Get your copies signed!
Graphic Witness, 424 pages, more than 300 illustrations, ISBN 1-55407-270-0, $29.95
Images from the Neocerebellum, 168 pages, 75 images, ISBN 0-88984-291-4, $21.95

Venue & Address: 
David Mirvish Books/Books on Art 596 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Gillian Siddall launches book at Guelph Jazz Festival

Gillian Siddall and Ellen Waterman at book launch
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 4:00am

VP Academic Gillian Siddall launched Negotiated Moments: Improvisation, Sound, and Subjectivity at the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium on Sept. 14. The book, co-edited with Ellen Waterman, is one of a series of books funded by a SSHRC MCRI grant.

Siddall is the founding president of the Guleph Jazz Festival, now in its 23rd year.

From the publisher: “The contributors to Negotiated Moments explore how subjectivity is formed and expressed through musical improvisation, tracing the ways the transmission and reception of sound occur within and between bodies in real and virtual time and across memory, history, and space. They place the gendered, sexed, raced, classed, disabled, and technologized body at the center of critical improvisation studies and move beyond the field's tendency toward celebrating improvisation's utopian and democratic ideals by highlighting the improvisation of marginalized subjects.”

Negotiated Moments: Improvisation, Sound, and Subjectivity is one of a series of books funded by a SSHRC MCRI grant. It is published by Duke University Press.

Johanna Householder launches "MORE CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

book cover with multiple images of preformance art
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

PLEASE join us for the LAUNCH of MORE CAUGHT IN THE ACT: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women

Editors, Artists, Writers and Photographers in attendance!

Special Launch Price!

The long-awaited second book, More Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, edited by seminal performance artists Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars, is an indispensable compendium of original research and writing on Canadian women in performance art — covering work made from 1995 to 2015. Like the first volume, Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women (2004), this book gives readers a tactile, first-hand glimpse into this vibrant and largely under recognized subject in contemporary Canadian art history.

Richly illustrated with a stunning colour cover and 264 black and white images, More Caught in the Act captures the depth and breadth of this exciting field, its artists and their practices. The book includes 30 comprehensive profiles of artists from across the country, along with five contextual essays that place current performance strategies by women within broader art historical and cultural contexts. Designed by Zab Design & Typography and published by Artexte, Montréal and YYZ Books, Toronto, More Caught in the Act includes profiles of OCAD alumnae Reona Brass, Shannon Cochrane, Louise Liliefeldt and Camille Turner and writing by OCAD U. faculty Lillian Allen, Jim Drobnick, Cheryl l’Hirondelle, Johanna Householder, and b.h. Yael.

Venue & Address: 
YYZ 401 Richmond St., #140

Professor Alex Manu - presents his most recent book

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Professor Alexander Manu presents his book Value Creation & The Internet of Things.

How the Behaviour economy will shape the 4th industrial revolution!

Venue & Address: 
Room 530 100 McCaul St.
Cost: 
Free
Value Creation & The Internet of Things by Alexander Manu book cover

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