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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:00pm to Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 1:00am

Playing to Change the World: The Oasis Game

How can we play to change the world? How can we, in the process, help a collective socio-cultural, environmental and economic dream materialize?

For March's DwD, join host Dona Geagea as she shares the Oasis Game, a game and movement that is emerging from Warriors Without Weapons - a month-long intensive leadership program in Brasil.

Returning from Warriors Without Weapons - a 32-days intensive leadership training program in Brasil, Dona will be sharing the philosophy and magic behind the Oasis game.

The Oasis is a game and, today, a movement that is emerging out of Brasil, based on the Elos Philosophy that practices 7 disciplines: Gaze, Affection, Dream, Care, Miracle, Celebration, and Re-evolution.

A transformative process that begins with the self and extends to community, the Oasis is designed on the premise that our world is full of “deserts”- areas where social and environmental vitality have been destroyed- and where change can offer hope, stability, and refuge for weary travelers crossing the desert. How can this game open space for personal and collective transformation, effectively, quickly and with the engagement of all players?

Join us in this session to learn about the Oasis game and experience its underlying
philosophy first hand through storytelling and activities to practice the seven disciplines.

Learn more about Warriors Without Weapons

"On the warrior's path, it is up to you to discern which threads have been woven by divine hands and which have been woven by human hands. When you begin to discern the difference, you become a Txucarramae - a warrior without weapons... When you discover what you have been doing with your life and how it is you dance through the world, little by little you let go of your weapons, those creations made to kill creations. Suddenly, you discover that when we stop creating enemies, we extinguish the need for weapons" - Kaka Wera, Guerreiros Sem Armas

ABOUT THE HOST

Dona Geagea is Hub Manager with Waterlution Canada and social entrepreneur behind Beyond the Jar. As a facilitator and change-maker, Dona pushes her own creativity and innovation through what she offers to the community, and her experience in the Warriors Without Weapons international leadership training program was part of this spectacular and transformative learning journey. With a Master in Globalization Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Water Without Borders from the United Nations University (Institute for Water, Environment and Health), Dona is continuously engaging the water community in multi-stakeholder dialogue, locally and internationally, and hosting inspiring spaces to encourage systems-thinking. Through developing her own capacity at promoting creative disruption, she
hopes to motivate others by the power of innovative ideas to change the water space and beyond. She is thrilled to be able to share with the Design with Dialogue community stories and processes from her transformative journey in Warriors Without Weapons/ Guerreiros Sem Armas.

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge, Room 187 100 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario  
Website: 
http://bit.ly/1irq2E6
Email: 
<p><a href="mailto:pjones@ocadu.ca">pjones@ocadu.ca</a></p>
Cost: 
RSVP

Résumé/CV Drop-In Clinic

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Immediate, applicable feedback on key documents...

Students are invited to drop in to meet one-on-one with representatives from Career Development and Experiential Learning, who can help direct the development of your résumé, CV, cover letters and other professional documents.

Get the immediate help you're seeking, whether you're considering employment this summer or opportunities after graduation! Every student will be provided with additional take-away resources for later use.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1516, Level 5 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

All By Myselfie

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening party March 13, 2014 (7-11pm)

student exhibition

“We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme SELFIE who is eternally at peace.” Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

'All By Myselfie' explores the complex culture of selfies, images taken of the self by the self. The selfie is inescapable online, securing its status in digital culture beyond a simple trend and into a full-blown phenomena. Whether the selfie is empowering, therapeutic, performative, archival, narcissistic, or validating, it has become the ultimate symbol of a constructed and consumable self projected into digital space. This show looks beyond the face value of the online selfie to its private, personal beginnings. Whether or not a selfie is uploaded, the act of taking a selfie reveals the intrinsic human desire to understand oneself.

Featuring work by Reenee Dykeman, Alexandra Pearlhaddad, Kori Baum, Camille Jodoin, Shelby Jane Miller and Jenna Crook.

Organized by Jenna Crook.

Opening party on Thursday, March 13 (7-11pm) // featuring DJ Feelgoodsmalls!

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 52 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.studentgallery.ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free
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The Decoded Company: Data is the New Creative—Jay Goldman & Rahaf Harfoush

The Decoded Company: Data is the New Creative—Jay Goldman & Rahaf Harfoush - Event Poster
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:30pm to Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 12:30am

Presented by sLab and the Strategic Foresight & Innovation Program

When we think about creative industries, is data the first thing that comes to mind? Creative outputs have long been considered as intangibles – hard to quantify and hard to measure – but that’s all about to change.

Thanks to the rise of data abundance, smart companies like Target, Amazon and Netflix have tapped into this new quantitative intelligence to better understand their consumers. Now, we are entering the next phase of this disruptive transformation: Companies are turning those sophisticated algorithms inward, using analytics to attract and retain the best and brightest minds. From Google to Starbucks and Gengo to Prezi, companies large and small are already using data to reverse flagging sales, improve performance, and prevent the repetition of mistakes. An analytical revolution is transforming creative industries. Are you ready?

Copies of The Decoded Company will be available for purchase & signing.

Jay Goldman is a managing director at Klick, focused on innovation and exploring opportunities in new channels and markets. He was previously head of marketing for Rypple, a venture-backed startup acquired by Salesforce in 2012 and now known as Work.com. He is the author of the O’Reilly Facebook Cookbook, and has been published in the Harvard Business Review. Jay has crafted UX designs for some of the world’s best known brands including IBM, Mozilla, eBay and John Hancock. He is an award winning visual designer whose work has been featured in Taschen’s Icons series, Web Design Studios 2.

Rahaf Harfoush is a digital innovation strategist who has a deep passion for exploring how technology is affecting the way we communicate, work and play. She is the author of Yes We Did: An Insider’s Look at How Social Media Built the Obama Brand (2009), and co-author of The Decoded Company: Know Your Talent Better Than You Know Your Customers (2014). She is currently working on her third book called “ArchiTechs: How to Work, Govern, and Learn, in a Hyper-Connected World.” Rahaf is a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, a Global Ambassador for the Sandbox Network, and a member of the Summit Series Network. She sits on the board of Taking it Global, and is on the advisory boards of companies like Enstituteu.com, OneLeap.to & SyriaDeeply.org. She writes about technology and innovation at Techonomy and The Next Web.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Interview Skills Drop-In Clinic

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Analyze and improve your interview-readiness!

Students are invited to drop in and meet one-on-one with representatives from Career Development and Experiential Learning, who will practice interview techniques with you and walk you through a reflection on the results.

Get the immediate help you're seeking, whether you're considering employment this summer or opportunities after graduation! Every student will be provided with additional take-away resources for later use.

Venue & Address: 
Room 240 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

GRAD OPEN

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 5:00pm to Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:00am

Graduate Studies Open House Event

In an effort to make known the remarkable range of graduate programs at OCAD University and the rich and rigorous work being done by artists and scholars across disciplines, the Office of Graduate Studies at OCAD University extends an invitation to the artistic and design communities of Toronto and to all interested in knowing more about what is a dynamic place of learning, experimentation and creativity to
attend the second annual GRAD OPEN. This open house event features open studios, open study hall, demonstrations by art and design practitioners, an exhibition of thesis work from the acclaimed Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program, and lectures and roundtables on such subjects as creativity, museology and the challenges and achievements of interdisciplinarity in the context of cultural production.

Featuring the stellar and innovative work of our diverse scholarly community, GRAD OPEN 2014 will provide the opportunity to learn about OCAD University’s distinct programs of study, to meet students and talk about their work, meet faculty and administrators, attend open classes and wander the graduate building to experience what is a compelling world of ideas and action. Visitors will also have the opportunity to attend the Graduate Student Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories conference. The theme for this event is “Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de)Historicizing Strategies, and Contemporary Cultural Products”. GRAD OPEN will culminate in a special Graduate Mixer event with food, beverage and music, courtesy of DJ Mary Tremonte of the IAMD program.

Schedule

MFA Thesis Exhibition: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Explore Patrick Francis Decoste’s MFA Thesis Exhibition for the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program, “Dreaming of Bear and Crow: A search of métis identity”.

Graduate Open Studios, Study Spaces & Labs: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join our graduate students and faculty for an afternoon of open studios, classes and research labs. Take the opportunity to discover the work of a new generation of graduate art and design scholars and visit our maker space supporting students’ art and design practices.

Graduate Conference “Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de)Historicizing Strategies, and Contemporary Cultural Products”: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Attend one or all of the panels at this exciting graduate conference, organized by master's students in the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories program. Recombinant Creativity will include presentations by graduate and post-graduate students from institutions across North America. The conference will start on the evening of March 6 with a keynote lecture by acclaimed artist and writer Douglas Coupland. Tickets for Mr. Coupland’s lecture – “Anything is Everything” are available through http://bit.ly/1eanB4O. On Friday March 7 at 1:00 pm, attend a special conference lecture by Nicholas Bell, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Mr. Bell, an acclaimed scholar of craft and design will talk on the subject of “The Restless Museum: Curating at the Boundaries of Discipline.”

Graduate Open Classes: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Discover our innovative approach to education by participating in graduate classes “Innovation Research Methods” with Professors Suzanne Stein and Stuart Candy, “Effecting Cultural Change” with Professors Jutta Treviranus and Annette Blum, or “Creating Inclusive Communities Online” with Professor Kate Sellen and experience graduate learning first-hand. Please RSVP, at gradstudies@ocadu.ca, if you plan to attend as seating is limited.

GRAD OPEN Mixer: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Share refreshments and conversation with members of our graduate community while enjoying a graduate thesis exhibition.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Studies @ 205 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/graduate-studies
Cost: 
Free

Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de)Historicizing Strategies, and Contemporary Cultural Products

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 1:00pm to Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 12:00am

Annual Conference of the MA Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories at OCAD U
Fredric Jameson spoke of a “dialectical intensification of the autoreferentiality of all modern culture, which tends to turn upon itself and designate its own cultural production as its content."

Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Building upon Fredric Jameson’s potent and pithy insight into the character of contemporary cultural production this conference asks broadly about the role of appropriation and interdisciplinarity. Has the traditionally discipline-based structure of scholarship been challenged or changed by recombinant forms and processes of critical engagement?

8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Morning Roundtable: LANDSLIDE: Issues in Curation and Practice. Janine Marchessault - Sean Martindale - Lisa Myers
Room: 7320

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Lecture: The Restless Museum: Curating at the boundaries of discipline by Nicholas R. Bell, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Room: 7320

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Afternoon Roundtable: Recombinant Practices. Aleesa Cohene - Derek Liddington - Philip Monk - Christina Ott

Venue & Address: 
Room: 7320 Graduate Studies @ 205, 3rd Floor 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://recombinantcreativity.wordpress.com
Cost: 
Free

Anything is Everything - Keynote Address by Douglas Coupland

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:00am to 1:00am

Keynote address of the CADN graduate students' annual conference

The graduate program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) at OCAD University presents the annual graduate student conference:

Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de)Historicizing Strategies, and Contemporary Cultural Products

Keynote address "Anything is Everything" delivered by Douglas Coupland

Please note: this is a free ticketed event.

Tickets are available on the conference's EventBrite site.

There will be a rush line and ticket holders must be in their seats by 6:50 p.m. Any remaining seats will be released to the rush line.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium, Room 190 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://recombinantcreativity.wordpress.com
Cost: 
Free

If Walls Could Talk

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6, 7 to 10 p.m.

A juried exhibition of experiential illustration featuring a creative assembly of OCAD U Illustration faculty and alumni

The Gladstone Hotel and curator Leila Courey are pleased to announce If Walls Could Talk (IWCT). A juried exhibition of experiential illustration, featuring work by emerging and established artists.

Discover how artists and designers use illustration and related art forms to transform the hotel’s 2nd Floor Gallery and public spaces in dramatic, conceptual and experimental ways.

IWCT will be on public display at the Gladstone Hotel from March 6 to 30, 2014.

2014 Participating Artists:
Beata Kruszynski | Betty Zhang | Jen Spinner & Hazel Eckert | Jennifer Ilett | Kat Gomboc & Rebecca Ladds | Kerry Zentner | Mike Ellis | Min Gyo (Daniel) Chung | Nat Janin | P.K. (Adam Hilborn) | Sawhorse Design with Adrian Forrow & Tyler John | Selena Wong

2014 Jurists:
Ari Elkouby, creative director, Zulu Alpha Kilo
Diti Katona, partner, creative director, Concrete Design
Gary Taxali, fine artist, illustrator
Jason Logan, creative director, Rogers Publishing
Mikey Richardson, partner, creative director, Jacknife Design
Paul Dallas, chair of Illustration, OCAD University
Virginia Johnson, illustrator, textile designer, and founder, Virginia Johnson Lifestyle

Exhibition hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen St. W. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.gladstonehotel.com/spaces/iwct
Cost: 
Free

Open Life Drawing Studio

Model on Drawing Table
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:00am to 3:00am

All are welcome!

Room 615, 100 McCaul

Life Drawing (no instruction), open to all
Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumni to attend - they're open to everyone!

Bring a board and materials - no reservation is required. Payment may be made to the monitor.

Wednesday sessions 7:00-10:00pm

Winter 2014 Semester Schedule

January
Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29
Saturday, January 11, 18, 25

February
Wednesday, February 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday, February 1, 8, 15, 22

March
Wednesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
*Saturday March 1st extended pose for painting or sustained drawing.

April
Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16
Saturday, April 5, 12

100 McCaul St.
Toronto, Ontario
alumni@ocad.ca
$10 per session

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca</a></p>
Cost: 
$10 $10.00

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