Toronto Wearables Meetup 27

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 1:00am

OCAD University’s Imagination Catalyst and the Social Body Lab

This final meetup of the 2013-2014 academic year will feature a series of OCADU wearable tech projects from the Imagination Catalyst and the Social Body Lab. Projects include Loretta Faveri’s SoMo , a wireless wearable sensor board developed for dancers; Robert Tu’s MeU, a smartphone-controlled, flexible LED display; Mike Vaughan’s Lynxio, a knee brace that transmits wireless data on corrective body positioning to a physiotherapist; and a series of conceptual wearable projects developed by the research team in OCAD U’s Social Body Lab over the past year: a hood that deploys itself with a shoulder shrug; a wearable body compass that warms in the direction of “home”; and expansive shoulder pads actuated by muscle flexion.

Venue & Address: 
4th Floor, Room 7401 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://research.ocadu.ca/socialbody/meetup
Cost: 
RSVP

sMarch- Bio-Circle Demonstration in Metal Shop

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm

sMarch- Bio-Circle Demonstration in Metal Shop

Visit the Metal Shop (Room 123) for a demonstration of Bio-Circle. Bio-Circle is a self contained bio-remediation unit used to clean oils with microbes in the Metal Shop. This event is part of sMarch.

Venue & Address: 
Room 123 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/about_ocad/shops_studios/green_initiatives.htm
Cost: 
Free

Interview Skills Drop-In Clinic

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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 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> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Cost: 
Free

Time Management Workshop

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn new strategies to organize your time and work.

The organizing of your time, energy and resources is an important part of student life. In this workshop, we will engage in hands-on activities to help you set realistic goals, gain insight into your personal work style, manage your stress and develop a personal schedule.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1512, Level 5 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/students/wlc/Time_Management.htm
Email: 
wlc@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000, ext 229</p>
Cost: 
Free

Jan Tumlir, Public Talk

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:30pm

This lecture concerns the relation of black and white monochrome painting to sound, and specifically noise music.

It will touch on the origins of both forms within the work of the Russian Avant-Gardes at the start of the twentieth century, and then track its development into the present. A crucial alliance is formed at Black Mountain College in the early fifties between Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage, between the former's seminal White Paintings and the latter's emblematic anti-composition, 4'33". The effects of their exchange are registered at the more experimental end of popular music--in everything from The Beatles' White Album to the Black and White albums of bands like Sunn 0))--as well as the works of Steven Parrino and those that follow his example. From here on in, the monochrome, once associated with reductionist positivism, is instead dispatched into the maximalist realm of chance, automatism, the unintended and aleatory. The void of the monochrome, whether it is conceived as a gateway to the absolute, as with Kazimir Malevich, or an absolute impasse, as with Aleksandr Rodchenko, becomes instead a space to be filled with the mutating feedback of its own history.

Bio:
Jan Tumlir is an art-writer, teacher and curator who lives in Los Angeles. He is a contributing editor for the local art journal X-TRA; his articles appear regularly in Artforum, Aperture, Flash Art and occasionally in Art Review and Frieze. Tumlir is a member of the humanities and sciences faculty at Art Center College of Design.

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://x-traonline.org/article/dark-side-minimalism/
Cost: 
Free

Design with Dialogue

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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 &nbsp;
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

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