CREATE 2008 conference on creating innovative interactions

24-25 June 2008, British Computer Society, Covent Garden, London

CREATE 2008 is a 2-day conference about creating innovative interactions, whether digital consumer products, interactive services or interaction paradigms. A conference where the

SHARCNET Research Day June 6th

The prime yearly event at which SHARCNET researchers (faculty members, postdocs and graduate students) can meet and get direct input on how to put the computational power of SHARCNET to work for them through invited and contributed talks showing individual paths to success, and through the chance of talking one-on-one with programmers, systems staff and experienced users to get personal advice on

Nigel Cross "Designerly Ways of Knowing: Understanding How Designers Think and Work"

KMDI Distinguished Lecture: Nigel Cross ‘Designerly Ways of Knowing: Understanding how Designers Think and Work’

Date: Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Place: 40 St. George St. Bahen Centre for Information Technology Room 1220 (1st floor)

SummerCamp Dance Party at CiRCA

CaseCamp along with its sponsors transform CiRCA into ground zero for Toronto’s creative communities: art, design, communications, technology, media, social change and entrepreneurship. DJs, interactive art, and the closest friends you haven’t met celebrating their passion for participatory culture, creative practice and society.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 from 9:00 PM to closing time

Interactivos?'08 · Vision Play: Open call for projects (co-lead by OCAD's Simone Jones)

Medialab-Prado issues a call for the submission of projects to be
carried out as part of the Interactivos?'08: Vision Play event,
which will take place from 30 May to 14 June 2008 in Madrid, Spain. Deadline: 25th April

Project development advanced workshop
Lead by: Álvaro Cassinelli, Simone Jones

With the participation of the research group Light, space and

Show and Tell: Thursday, January 17, 2007

Show & Tell will feature Robert Logan presenting "What is Information?, What is Life? and How are They Connected?: BioInformatics 2.0", an exploration of the nature of all living organisms.

Show & Tell: December 20th and 27th Cancelled

Show & Tell at the Beal will be cancelled on December 20th and 27th for the holiday break, and will return on Thursday January 4th. Best wishes to all for the holidays.

Show and Tell: Thursday, December 13th, 2007

This week's Show & Tell will present a collaborative answer to the questions: "What is literacy?" "How does it emerge and evolve?"

The goal is to expand our understanding of literacy beyond common definitions and generate discussions that both challenge and explore what it means to be literate.

Show and Tell: Thursday, December 6th, 2007

In the first half of this week's show and tell Annie Spencer will present recent developments of her passion project Spiritual Media: One Pilgrim's Progress, which is focused on behaviors mediated and driven by human-spiritual motivations, and the emergence of new belief systems in digital networks.

Due to extended discussions and time constraints in last week's show and tell, we will be holding the cooperative exploration of “Creative Clusters & Convergence” in the second half of this weeks show and tell. As a reminder, the goal of this exploration is to identify key questions and discussion points for an upcoming charette being held at the Centre for Social Innovation.

Show and Tell: Thursday, November 29th

Research Associate Isabelle Rousset will present a first draft table of contents for the expansion of her current work which examines natural evolution in light of human manipulation of the world's river systems.

Using the river as metaphor for self-organization and complexity, Isabelle’s work aims to document and inform a robust and interconnected ecology that includes open observance, conscious practice and healthy emergence across a wide variety of systems, both natural and synthetic.

Isabelle’s presentation will be followed by a cooperative exploration of “Creative Clusters & Convergence”, the goal of which is to identify key questions and discussion points for an upcoming charette being held at the Centre for Social Innovation.


Beal Show & Tell this week!
Thursday, November 22nd at 2pm
Beal OCAD:100 McCaul St, Suite 600

Coming up at this week's Show & Tell:

  • Group Discussion: Avatar
    Avatar is a metaphorical representation of practically anything, usually defined in the virtual, imaginary. The avatar, as a concept, extends inwards and outwards, into the depths of our own humanity and out into the connections between. This is an interactive Show & Tell activity. All participants are asked to bring 5 slides for the discussion, each slide to contain one conversation per slide. (view summary and sample slides from our previous Group Discussion)
  • Martha Ladly, Associate Professor of Design at OCAD specializing in interaction design, presents her Paper "A Walk in the Park", an exploration of how we tell stories and convey locative information through the use of mobile technologies. She undertakes this project for her Master's Degree in the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture at York University and Ryerson.

Interested in presenting your project for discussion at a Beal Show & Tell? Email to add yourself to the agenda.

SHOW & TELL: Thursday, November 15th POSTPONED

Due to an exciting new Beal project underway this week, Show & Tell this Thursday, November 15th has been moved to the following week when we will resume our normal schedule of presentations and discussions. We look forward to your participation in the future!

Beal Update

This is a reminder that Beal staff are available every Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in Suite 600, in the Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD for discussion, exploration, mentoring. Bring your projects, passions, ideas and take advantage of a great resource.

This week’s Show and Tell is going to be more ‘show’ than ‘tell’, more provocation than polished presentation. The theme is ‘Adult Play’ and the Beal researchers will be presenting 3-5 slides each to introduce a signal, an example or an observation that relates to the theme and addresses the questions ‘What is Adult Play?’ and ‘Why?’.

Come join the discussion from 2 - 4 PM this Thursday, Beal Centre, Suite 600, Sharp Centre for Design, OCAD.

Show & Tell: Thursday November 1st

Beal Show & Tell
Thursday, November 1st at 2pm
Beal OCAD: 100 McCaul St, Suite 600

Coming up at this week's Show & Tell:

  • Mark Poon will present his Avatar project, an exploration of the digital self and some of the issues and opportunities this presents.
  • Mathew Lincez will present an insightful re-visitation of his groundbreaking Remix Culture project.
  • Sady Ducros will present an outline for the most recent phase of the Playful Minds project and invite feedback and discussion from the group.

Interested in presenting your project for discussion at a Beal Show & Tell? Email to add yourself to the agenda.

Faculty of Design Speaker Series 2007-08

6.30pm Wednesday 3 October 2007
N. Katherine Hayles English and Design/Media Arts, University of
California, Los Angeles:

6.30pm Friday 9 November 2007
Karim Rashid product and interior designer, New York:

6.30pm Wednesday 23 January 2008
Rusty Smith Auburn University School of Architecture, Alabama:
(topic to be confirmed)

6.30pm Wednesday 6 February 2008
Rafael Fajardo Digital Media Studies, University of Denver, Colorado:

6.30pm Wednesday 27 February 2008
Tali Krakowsky Director of Experience Design, Imaginary Forces, Los
(topic to be confirmed)

These free talks are held in the auditorium at 100 McCaul Street and are
open to all students, faculty and the general public.

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