ProprioMedia Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research

Propriomedia
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Geoffrey Shea [OCAD] - "From JenniCam to Bodycams"
Tom Ue [University College London] - "'I would go to Toronto': The Roads to the City"

In the second colloquium of the 2015-2016 season of ProprioMedia, Geoffrey Shea will talk about contemporary functions and forms of video usage, from live video art performance, YouTube channels, telepresence and bodycams to microcinema; and Tom Ue will highlight the ways in which Toronto has played a prominent role and been featured in 21st century cinema and television.
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. The talks are free and open to the public.

Venue & Address: 
Room 240, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/806246012817955/

ProprioMedia Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Speakers:

Judith Doyle [OCAD] - "Affect & Depth Clouds / From A Strange Not Yet Camera"

Doug Van Nort [York] - "DisPerSion of/and Creativity"

Adam Tindale [OCAD] - "Improvisation as a Method for Investigating Digital Musical Interfaces"

In the first colloquium of the 2015-2016 season of ProprioMedia, Judith Doyle will talk about observing everyday gesture and its syntax with sketching, audio, text and cameras; Doug van Nort will present the conceptual underpinnings of the DIStributed PERformance and Sensorial immersION Lab, which is new to York University and dedicated to research-creation projects that examine questions surrounding instrumental and gestural expression, embodied perception, time consciousness and performative agency; and Adam Tindale will delve into improvisation as a method for investigating digital musical interfaces.    

ProprioMedia Colloquium Series, co-chaired by Selmin Kara and David McIntosh, provide a venue for OCAD University 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. The talks are free and open to the public.

Venue & Address: 
Room 240, 100 McCaul St.

Propriomedia: Karin von Ompteda Reception

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:00pm to Friday, March 20, 2015 - 3:00am

Karin Von Ompteda will share her recent work conducted at the Royal College of Art (UK) entitled Data Provocation, focused on communicating the inherent subjectivity and uncertainty of data.

This event is hosted by the OCAD University Student Press

Come join us and please feel free to share the event with colleagues, students and friends.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St. Room 550, 5th Floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/544386422368921/#sthash.OcpriLYY.dpuf www2.ocadu.ca/event/8467/propriomedia-karin-von-ompteda
Cost: 
Free

Propriomedia: Karin Von Ompteda

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Propriomedia - Colloquium Series in Media Studies & Research

Karin Von Ompteda will share her recent work conducted at the Royal College of Art (UK) entitled Data Provocation, focused on communicating the inherent subjectivity and uncertainty of data.

Come join us and please feel free to share the event with colleagues, students and friends. The ProprioMedia talks are free and open to the public!

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Room 550, 5th Floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/544386422368921/
Cost: 
Free

ProprioMedia Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Speakers:

Eldritch Priest [University of Montreal] - "The Worm Refrain: Noisy Networks and Habits of Discontinuity"

Karin von Ompteda [OCAD] - "Data Provocation"

In the last colloquium of the 2014-2015 season of ProprioMedia, ELDRITCH PRIEST will talk about the habits of discontinuity through the lens of one of 2013's most innovative films (especially in terms of its sound design) Upstream Colour, and KARIN VON OMPTEDA will share her recent work conducted at the Royal College of Art (UK) entitled Data Provocation, focused on communicating the inherent subjectivity and uncertainty of data.

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. The talks are free and open to the public.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Room 550

ProprioMedia Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Steven Shaviro [Wayne State University] - "The Rhythm-Image"
Philippe Blanchard [OCAD University] - “Colour as Magic: Philippe Blanchard's Expanded Animation Practice”

“The Rhythm-Image”

Abstract: Deleuze's taxonomy of cinema comprises two main types of audiovisual image: the movement-image and the time-image. Although Deleuze denies that these types are fundamentally historical ones, he does associate the movement-image with classical cinema, and the time-image with practices of cinematic modernism after World War II (Italian Neorealism of the late 1940s, the French New Wave of the 1950s and 1960s, the New Hollywood of the 1970s). But in the years since Deleuze published his two Cinema volumes (1983 and 1985), much has changed both in the world socio-economic situation, and in the realm of audiovisual media specifically. We now find ourselves fully in the regime of what Deleuze called the control society, and what many others have called neoliberalism. And digital technologies have revolutionized all the aspects of film production, distribution, and exhibition. Not just economically and politically, but also ontologically and aesthetically, we have arguably entered into a new, third regime of audiovisual images. In this talk, I will outline several recent attempts to define such a third regime: Patricia Pisters' neuro-image, Nick Davis' desiring-image, and Sergi Sánchez's no-time-image. I will then offer my own, somewhat different, attempt to define a third image. Deleuze's Cinema volumes offer us one of the most prodigious examples of the "creation of concepts" that Deleuze defines as the central task of philosophy; in order to take up and continue his cinema project, we need to create new concepts that are adequate to, and as radical as, the new forms of audiovisual production that are taking place today.

Bio: Steven Shaviro is the DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. He is the author of Connected, Or, What It Means To Live in the Network Society (2003), Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics (2009), Post-Cinematic Affect (2010), Melancholia, or the Romantic Anti-Sublime (2012), and The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism (2014).

Note: We thank Andrea Fatona and the CADN program for their generous support in hosting Professor Shaviro during his visit in Toronto.

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“Colour as Magic: Philippe Blanchard's expanded animation practice”

Abstract: Philippe Blanchard discusses his use of additive colour theory to produce animated installation works combining lighting design and screen-printed colour pigments. His talk will expand on his interests in animation history, namely its early connections to magical spectacle, optical illusion and theatre, and how it has guided his recent artistic research. His discussion will also cover process (including colour research, technologies used, inspirations) and case studies of recent works, including 'Structured Light' at Glendon Gallery, York University and 'New Troglodytes 2' at the National Museum of Printmaking in Mexico City.

Bio: Philippe Blanchard is a Toronto-based artist, animator, teacher and curator. His diverse creative background (film production, digital visual effects, studio arts) has informed an interdisciplinary practice combining animation, installation, light shows, drawing, painting and printmaking. His recent projects include expanded animation installations for Chromatic Festival/C2MTL, the Power Plant and solo shows at Arprim (Montreal) and InterAccess (Toronto), all featuring screen-printed imagery animated by coloured light. Philippe Blanchard's animation work has been shown at Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montreal), Pop Montreal Festival, Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), The Kitchen (New York), RISD (Providence RI), Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC), National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC), LACMA (Los Angeles), San Francisco Art Institute, Cal Arts (Valencia, CA), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), Impakt Festival (Utrecht NL), Center for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), the Ottawa Art Gallery, InterAccess, Angell Gallery and AGYU. He also works as a commercial animation director, principally for Toronto-based studio Head Gear Animation. He has directed/animated spots for MTV, Oreo, Milk, Blistex, Sesame Street, and PBS.

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Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, Room 550
Website: 
http://propriomedia.ca www.facebook.com/propriomedia
Email: 
If you have any questions or concerns, contact: Selmin Kara: skara@faculty.ocadu.ca David McIntosh: dmcintosh@faculty.ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Talks are open to public: invite colleagues, students, or interested parties from the community.

ProprioMedia Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 8:30pm to 10:45pm

A venue for OCAD U faculty, grad students, and guest speakers to showcase their theoretical and practice-based research

Speakers:
Robert Diaz [OCADU] "Queer Filipino/a Mediascapes and Diasporic Netizenship"

Aubrey Anable [UofT] "Touching Games: Affect and Gestural Gaming Interfaces"

In the colloquium, Robert Diaz will talk about transnational mediascapes that circulate narratives about Filipino/a gender and sexuality—from television soap operas, to news sites, to Youtube, and to social networking sites - and call for shifting the attention to new forms of participatory cultures enriches both the subjects and methodologies of queer Filipino critique.

Following Diaz, Aubrey Anable will investigate the technologies and performances of gestural gaming interfaces, and how they complicate the de-centring of subjectivity in the theoretical frameworks of game studies, new materialism, and affect theory. The presentation will pose the question: How do gestural gaming interfaces move us—move us in the literal sense by compelling us to move our bodies in certain ways, but also move us in the figural sense of affecting our emotional engagement with a game?  

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 Room 284 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://www.propriomedia.ca/

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

ProprioMedia Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A venue for OCAD U faculty, grad students, and guest speakers to showcase their theoretical and practice-based research

David Cecchetto [York University] “Aurality, affect, and agency in contemporary networks”
Ashley Scarlett [OCAD University] “Materiality and New Media Art Materials”

In the colloquium. Cecchetto will talk about aurality-informed approaches to digital technologies and big data; and Ashley Scarlett will discuss how new media (art) materials might aid in overcoming the conceptual aporias present within broader discourses on digital materiality.

David Cecchetto is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University (Toronto). He has published widely, including the monograph Humanesis: Sound and technological posthumanism (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). As a quasi-practicing non-musician, David has presented work in Canada, Mexico, Russia, the UK, and the USA. www.davidcecchetto.net

Ashley Scarlett is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto, in the Faculty of Information. Working in close collaboration with Semaphore, a UofT based New Media maker and research cluster, her doctoral research explores contemporary new media artworks and making practices as a grounded means of engaging with the theoretical parameters of ‘digital materiality.’

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: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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ProprioMedia Colloquium Series in Media Studies and Research

Proprio Media poster
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

A venue for OCAD U faculty, grad students, and guest speakers to showcase their theoretical and practice-based research

Luke Painter [OCAD U] “Revival-esque”

Brenda Longfellow [York U] “Offshore and the Perils of a Petroleum Future”

Patricia Pasten [OCAD U] "Engaging Public Democratic Dissensus through Graphic Design"

In the colloquium. Painter will talk about his ongoing studio investigations into revivalist trends in art, design and architecture; Brenda Longfellow will present her an interactive documentary on the global offshore oil industry; and Patricia Pasten will explore graphic design’s rhetorical potential as a medium and practice for engaging democratic public dissensus.

Luke Painter is an artist and educator living and working in Toronto. He is also Assistant Professor and Chair of the Contemporary Painting and Printmedia department at the OCAD University.

Brenda Longfellow is an award winning filmmaker and film scholar. Currently Interim Graduate Program Director of Cinema and Media Studies at York University, she is the co-editor (with Scott MacKenzie and Thomas Waugh) of the recently released anthology on the work of John Greyson: The Perils of Pedagogy (McGill Queen’s 2013) and co editor of Gendering the Nation (1992).

Patricia Pasten is a graphic designer and faculty member at OCAD University.

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: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://propriomedia.ca
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

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