Events

Jun
20
Sat
Design Grad Show 2020
Jun 20 – Aug 30 all-day

The YSDN 2020 Grad show is now live!

The Department of Design presents the class of 2020 Graduate Design show online.

We are proud to finally present the hard work of our design graduates through our online graduation showcase at YSDN2020.com. We hope you will take some time to view the diverse selection of projects and encourage you to contact the students to support their work.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to use the live chat feature on the site!

Learn more about our graduates
Want a more personal look into the journey of our graduates? The Medium articles feature conversations with a handful of students from YSDN. In these interviews, they discuss their experience in the YSDN program and reflect on their growth as designers. Click here for more.

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Toasterlab: Mixed Reality Performance Symposium At York
Jun 20 – Aug 30 all-day

Image of a woman holding a virtual reality headset with her left hand. Behind her are two tall condominiums and between them stands a tall, multicolour poll.

Mixed Reality Performance Symposium: York

If you were unable to attend the November 5, 2019 Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Symposium at York University you can now view recordings of live webcast presentations and panel discussions here.

The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium: York is the first of six symposiums hosted by mixed reality producers Toasterlab, and will explore extended and mixed reality performance. Artists and new media creators will share modes of working and recent successes in VR, AR, and immersive theatre.

Projects include: 

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers across Canada and the U.S. Every four months, an Atelier cohort will present progress on their projects at a symposium hosted by Toasterlab in partnership with a university and the Atelier’s advisory board. When the Atelier concludes in June 2021, Toasterlab will share open source tools, guidelines, and instructional material for the creation of immersive media in an arts context.

Toasterlab creates place-based extended reality experiences that promote deeper engagement with history, community, and imagination. Toasterlab combines expertise in storytelling, theatrical and media production, and the development of new technology to produce both original work and partnerships. Our work ranges from live site-specific live performance to bespoke mobile applications and VR films, and often combines a variety of approaches to collapse time and space for the delivery of impactful narratives. From the largest festivals to community youth workshops, we build accessible ways to understand places in whole new ways.

Sponsored/Supported by: 

Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology

Canada Council for the Arts

Aug
21
Fri
Discussion: Performing Arts Information Representation for a changing field
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Discussion: Performing Arts Information Representation for a changing field

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Registration: Eventbrite
FREE

About this Event
Join Sarah Bay-Cheng, PhD and Dean of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University and Mariel Marshall*, core member of immersive performance company bluemouth inc. in a discussion about a new initiative to advance the way artists can represent their work in the digital sphere.

Many existing tools and technologies such as digital archiving, recommendation engines and online search rely on models of the performing arts that are outdated or unreflective of the ways that artists are currently making work. Often, these tools were created with minimal input or consultation from artists while relying on content that artists produce. The aim of this initiative is to help build a bridge between artists and digital technologies, so that artists can play an active role in guiding how these tools are created and designed in the future.

Joining the discussion is leading researcher Daniela Rosu, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, who specializes in the application of knowledge representation and reasoning techniques to diverse disciplines, including the performing arts domain.

This discussion is suitable for all artists or members of the performing arts, no technological expertise is required.

*Mariel Marshall’s participation in this event is made possible through StagePage, and acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.