Faculty Member Mark Dickinson Publishes Co-Edited book on Robert Bringhurst

The Arts of Robert Bringhurst
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 5:00am

"Robert Bringhurst is often referred to as a Renaissance man. He has done intimate readings of many Native American texts that were written down phonemically early in the twentieth century but barely studied since. Bringhurst is also a unique poet who takes plain English and bends and shapes it like a musician, creating an original verse that cannot be classified but reads splendidly and is not aiming at pleasing anybody. He is a solitary artist and thinker who's in touch with almost everything. These fifteen elegant papers almost do him justice. It's a very good start." Gary Snyder, author of This Present Moment

Contributors include Margaret Atwood, Nicholas Bradley (University of Victoria), Crispin Elsted (Barbarian Press), Clare Goulet (Mount St. Vincent University), Iain Higgins (University of Victoria), Ishmael Hope, Peter Koch (Peter Koch Printers), Dennis Lee, Scott McIntyre, Katherine McLeod (Concordia University), Kevin McNeilly (University of British Columbia), Káawan Sangáa, and Erica Wagner.

Illustrator Milan Pavlovic

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 3:00pm

Milan illustrated Kabungo, his new book is published for Groundwood Books:

Shelley Niro: Seeing Through Memory - Artist Talk and Book Launch

Black and white photograph of female forms
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 11:00pm to Friday, February 6, 2015 - 2:00am

Co-presented by the Indigenous Visual Culture program and the Visual & Critical Studies program, OCAD University is pleased to launch Madeline Lennon's Shelley Niro: Seeing Through Memory (Blue Medium Press, 2014). Published as part of the Canadian Artist Monograph Series (CAMS), this book is the first illustrated study of the work of this important First Nations artist in Canada and includes an interview with Niro.

Shelley Niro's artist talk begins at 6:30 pm
followed by the book launch and reception at 7:30 pm

Image caption: Shelley Niro, Flying Woman #7, 1994

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, Room 187
Open and free to the public.

Book Launch

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:00pm

"Colour & Two-Dimensional Design" Book Launch

Glenn McArthur's "Colour & Two-Dimensional Design" Book Launch will take place Wednesday, October 29th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Room 187

Venue & Address: 
Room 187 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Kate Hartman publishes Make: Wearable Electronics book

Book cover
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:00am

Associate Professor Kate Hartman is celebrating the launch of her book Make: Wearable Electronics (2014, Maker Media Inc.) this month, on how to design, prototype and wear interactive garments.

From the publisher:
What if your clothing could change color to complement your skin tone, respond to your racing heartbeat, or connect you with a loved one from afar?

Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets that display when the next bus is coming, and neckties that can nudge your business partner from across the room. Whether it be for fashion, function, or human connectedness, wearable electronics can be used to design interactive systems that are intimate and engaging.

Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear.

Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.

Join Kate for her book launch events:

Friday, September 26, 5 to 8 p.m.
OCAD University Graduate Gallery
205 Richmond Street W, Ground Floor

This event features projects and demonstrations by a variety of Toronto wearable artists and designers, possibly including you! Please come wearing your favorite wearable electronics or let us know if there's a project that you'd like to add to the display. Food and drink will be served and prototypes will be tested as we celebrate the Toronto wearables community and chat about what's next for wearables!

Friday, October 3, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Type Books
883 Queen Street West

Author Kate Hartman’s new book, Make: Wearable Electronics, is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear.

The Wondrous Woo Book Launch

 The Wondrous Woo Book Launch
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Door Open: 6:30 p.m.

First novel by Carrianne Leung, Coordinator, Writing and Learning Services and Sessional Instructor at OCAD U

The Wondrous Woo tells the story of Miramar Woo who is the quintessential Chinese girl: nice, quiet, and reserved. The eldest of the three Woo children, Miramar is ever the obedient sister and daughter ... on the outside. On the inside, she’s a kick-ass kung fu heroine with rock star flash, sassy attitude, and an insatiable appetite for adventure. Just as Miramar is about to venture forth on the real adventure of leaving home for university, her beloved father is killed in an accident.

Miramar watches helplessly as her family unravels in the aftermath of her father’s death. Her mother is on the brink of a recurring paranoia that involves phantom hands. Her younger siblings suddenly and mysteriously become savants, in possession of uncanny talents nicknamed The Gifts. As her siblings are swept up into the fantastic world of fame and fortune and her mother fights off madness, Miramar is left behind, feeling talentless and abandoned with no idea who she really is or who she wants to become. She gets herself to university on a bus with no family to see her off, no hugs, and no support. She is utterly on her own.

In a story that spans four eventful years, Miramar ventures forth from the suburbs of Toronto to university in Ottawa and back again. Along the way she encounters people and situations light years apart from her sheltered world. She explores new friendships, lust, and a side of herself never seen before. Ultimately, Miramar discovers the meaning of courage, belonging, and family.

The Wondrous Woo articulates a new voice that is at once displaced, but still squarely located in the centre of western and Chinese pop culture and everyday diasporic life. This novel joins other established novels in the increasingly popular genre of Chinese Canadian literature.

Carrianne Leung
is a fiction writer, educator and business owner who lives in Toronto with as much aplomb as she can muster. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from oise/University of Toronto and teaches at Ontario College of Art and Design University. She is also the co-owner of Multiple Organics, an organic grocery store. She is co-editor, with Lynn Caldwell and Darryl Leroux, ofCritical Inquiries: A Reader in Studies of Canada (forthcoming, May 2013). She, her partner, their son and two dogs live in the west-end of Toronto.


Venue & Address: 
Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. Toronto, Ontario

Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget 1865-2012

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 10:00pm

Book launch of photographs by Peter Sramek, Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices

Join the author, see the exhibition, pick-up the book. Get it signed.

The book Piercing Time presents a rephotographic project which has examined the archive of topographic photographs of Paris made by Charles Marville between 1865 and 1877, first under Georges Haussmann and then under the Third Republic. The book addresses photographic representation of urban history from a number of angles through essays by three authors and contains over 450 reproductions of photographs and maps.

During the month of November, the Paris photographs by Peter Sramek are on display in the Anniversary Gallery – which is off the Great Hall (pass through under Gord Peteran's entrance sculpture). If the room is locked, please ask at Security to be let in to see the work.

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Venue & Address: 
Anniversary Gallery, Room 265 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget 1865-2012 by Peter Sramek book cover with photo of a street in Paris