ProprioMedia Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Carl W. Jones [OCAD]  “El Crayolas Project 2005-2013”

Michael Zryd [York University]  “Hollis Frampton’s Comic Inventory: Parables of Photography and Totality in Magellan”

In the colloquium, Jones will talk about his project "El Crayolas", which responds to the question “Is contemporary art authentic, or a manufactured commodity product, sold to an ill-informed capitalist consumer?” Carl W. Jones teaches advertising as an Instructor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD U. He is also a Masters Candidate at Ryerson/York Universities COMCULT. 

In the second presentation, Zryd will reflect on the last major project of American filmmaker, photographer, and essayist Hollis Frampton, before his untimely death in 1984 -- Magellan (1972-84), a grand rumination on the nature of art and consciousness through what he called the “camera arts.” Michael Zryd is Associate Professor in Cinema and Media Studies at the Department of Film, and is appointed to the Graduate Programs in Cinema and Media Studies, and Communication and Culture, at York University in Toronto. He was founding co-chair of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Experimental Film and Media Scholarly Interest Group (ExFM) and of the Toronto Film Seminar. He is a past President of the Film Studies Association of Canada, and served on the boards of SCMS and the Images Festival. 

ProprioMedia Colloquium Series, co-chaired by Selmin Kara and David McIntosh, provide a venue for OCAD faculty, select grad students, and guest speakers to showcase their current theoretical and practice-based research. The colloquia take place monthly and feature 2-3 speakers, delivering 25-30 minute presentations, followed by a Q&A.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St. Room 284, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON  M5T 1W1
Website: 
http://www.propriomedia.ca/
Cost: 
Free

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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 7:00pm

OCAD inaugurates Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research 2013-2014

Please join us for the first of our biweekly colloquia, bringing together faculty members, practitioners, and graduate students engaged in media-based research at OCAD and select institutions in North America.

“ProprioMedia” is a coined concept invoking the associations of the Latin term proprius -- meaning “one’s own,” “individual,” or “characteristic” – in the larger context of media theory and practice. It also refers to the “characteristic,” that is to say, the particular and the distinguishing. Viewed in this light, the series makes a call to imagine media in proprietary and proprioceptive terms, at once individual and individualizing.

October 18th colloquium presents:
Lynne Heller [OCAD U] - “Mind the Gap: The Gutter to Gender-Bending”
Sandra Danilovic [U of T] - “Crip, Queer, and Furry Gameventions: Strategic Alterity and Artivism in DIY Digital Games”
Otino Corsano [OCAD U] - “De-administrating Emotionally Intelligent Design”

Lynne Heller, “Mind the Gap: The Gutter to Gender-Bending”
Abstract: Scott McCloud in his germinal book Understanding Comics suggests that the structure of comic panels with their attendant gutters, ‘fracture both time and space, offering a jagged staccato rhythm of unconnected moments’ (p.67) that the reader has to interpolate in order to create narrative and meaning. This theorization of the gutter is equally applicable to the action of ‘teleporting’ oneself within a virtual world. The sudden departure and consequent arrival into a radically different place, with literally dark space momentarily signaling the disjuncture, closely mirrors the function of the gutter in the comic book format. Out of this ability / encumbrance within the virtual comes a particular aesthetic and editing trope often used in machinima, the capture of sequential imaging from digital 3D animation. This presentation explores the similarities and differences between the two media and seeks to find overarching themes to theorize the implications of these artistic strategies, aesthetically and psychologically. Does the erratic quick cut encourage the reader / viewer to become a partner in the creation of meaning or does it further a superficial, truncated attention in a Twitter addicted culture?

Bio: Lynne Heller is a post-disciplinary artist and educator. Her interests encompass material culture, new media performative interaction, graphic novels and sculptural installation. Heller completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004 and is an instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.

Sandra Danilovic, “Crip, Queer, and Furry Gameventions: Strategic Alterity and Artivism in DIY Digital Games”
Abstract: The presentation explores the nexus of game-making subcultures, creative player practices and inclusive game design from Sandra Danilovic’s dissertation research. She analyzes what she calls, strategic alterity in DIY and fringe game design communities, which complicates the presumptions of inclusive game design frameworks. Sandra argues that social inequities and inaccessible spaces engender creative and affective affordances for subcultures to create access on their own terms.

Bio: Sandra Danilovic is a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her research focuses on the nexus of inclusivity, DIY game design and game subcultures. Her media practice is an important component of her professional trajectory that also informs her scholarship. Her semi-autobiographical machinima documentary, Second Bodies won Best Documentary at the New Media Film Festival in San Francisco, 2010. Her previous documentary film work explored immigrant narratives set within archival and contemporary contexts; Portrait of a Street: The Soul and Spirit of College (2001) and Just Arrived (2004) are one-hour documentaries respectively broadcast on American PBS and Rogers OMNI Television.

Otino Corsano, “De-administrating Emotionally Intelligent Design”
Abstract: With the proliferation of new digital, knowledge acquisition avenues, the opportunity to shed the residual power structures inherent to conventional learning systems is ripe. Employing a diverse and eclectic set of historically significant mnemonic vignettes, juxtaposed with contemporary trends in popular culture, OCAD University instructor Otino Corsano will offer a new argument favoring collaborative learning systems and animate knowledge growth. The 1970’s Light and Space movement in Los Angeles, the ASP Women’s Pro Surfing Tour, Social Media Journalism, Taylor Swift’s chord compositions, experimental Canadian dance choreography and Manga-inspired Martial Arts cinema are a selection of diverse topics Corsano will draw upon to present unexpected educational formats and processes able to adapt and embrace a broad spectrum of cultural content as the new impetus for instructional design. This seemingly anti-methodological approach to curriculum design is adapted by Corsano as a link to his professional practice as visual artist. Otino compromises with a variety of multidisciplinary specialists to construct new modes of art production. Similar to the intentions of his newest visual art projects, Corsano develops learning modes specifically designed as experiential reflections and projections reconciling institutional notions of object standards and unique, personal progressions in significance.

Bio: Otino Corsano is an OCAD University Instructor and Alumni who is linked to the Los Angeles art & design community. He completed his MFA at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles in 2000 to explore hybrid modes and new territories of art production. Corsano describes his visual art practice as neo-conceptualist, new genre work since he explores areas of meaning production in a variety of media. He often reformulates classic advertising and design modes as new media. His art writings and artist interviews are published in artUS Magazine and can also be found online at ARTPOST. Corsano has taught at the University of Toronto and is currently both a Sessional Instructor in the Faculty of Design as well as a Continuing Studies Instructor at OCAD University. The "Art of the Blog" course Corsano designed and delivered was the University's first fully online course.

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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Friday, November 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

OCAD U inaugurates Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research 2013-2014

Please join us for the first of our biweekly colloquia, bringing together faculty members, practitioners, and graduate students engaged in media-based research at OCAD and select institutions in North America.

“ProprioMedia” is a coined concept invoking the associations of the Latin term proprius -- meaning “one’s own,” “individual,” or “characteristic” – in the larger context of media theory and practice. It also refers to the “characteristic,” that is to say, the particular and the distinguishing. Viewed in this light, the series makes a call to imagine media in proprietary and proprioceptive terms, at once individual and individualizing.

Speakers:

James Cahill, Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies [U of T] “Improper, Inappropriate: Corporeal Reflections on Stolen Bodies in Martin Arnold’s Cartoons”

Selmin Kara, Assistant Professor of Documentary and New Media [OCAD] “Primordigital Cinema”

 

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Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:00pm

OCAD U inaugurates Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research 2013-2014

Please join us for our biweekly colloquia, bringing together faculty members, practitioners, and graduate students engaged in media-based research at OCAD and select institutions in North America.

“ProprioMedia” is a coined concept invoking the associations of the Latin term proprius -- meaning “one’s own,” “individual,” or “characteristic” – in the larger context of media theory and practice. It also refers to the “characteristic,” that is to say, the particular and the distinguishing. Viewed in this light, the series makes a call to imagine media in proprietary and proprioceptive terms, at once individual and individualizing.

Speakers:

Simone Jones
“Fantastic Mistakes”

Michael Page
“Adventures in Interactive Auto-Stereoscopic Synthetic Reality at OCAD U”

Adam Tindale
“What I think music is made of”

 

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Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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ProprioMedia
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 8:00pm

OCAD U inaugurates Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research 2013-2014

Please join us for our biweekly colloquia, bringing together faculty members, practitioners, and graduate students engaged in media-based research at OCAD and select institutions in North America.

"ProprioMedia" is a coined concept invoking the associations of the Latin term proprius -- meaning "one's own," "individual," or "characteristic" in the larger context of media theory and practice. It also refers to the "characteristic," that is to say, the particular and the distinguishing. Viewed in this light, the series makes a call to imagine media in proprietary and proprioceptive terms, at once individual and individualizing.

Speakers:

Patrick Keilty “Carnal Indexing”

Jeff Watson “Playing with Reality”

Patricio Davila “Alternative Theories of Representation in Critical Approaches to Design”

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Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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