Events

Jun
4
Thu
Livestreaming the Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Kickof
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Livestreaming the Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Kickoff

Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers

ToasterLab presents a Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Kickoff livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 4 June 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Date: June 4, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM
Livestream: https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-toasterlab-mixed-reality-performance-hack-tmorph-kickoff

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. Starting in July 2019, 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, made up of leading artists and technologists working extended reality. 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.

The third gathering of the Atelier was planned in partnership with FoldA to integrate with this year’s program and included a hackathon to rapidly ideate solutions to some of the hard problems Toasterlab had found at the midway point of the Atelier project. With FoldA going fully online due to COVID19, so goes the Hack.

Now spread over a week to allow for flexible distance participation, the Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) invites a small but diverse group of artists and technologists to break ideas and explore how to engage with mixed reality performance in remote and low-bandwidth environments.

We will partner with Nakai Theatre of White Horse to explore ways in which these new immersive technologies, which have benefited from ubiquitous connectivity in our populations centres, find themselves going down trails less travelled and where connectivity is not a given. How does this key piece of accessibility change how we think about the dramaturgy of hybrid virtual/carbon space performances? From background content packaging to 5G drones to shows with performers distributed across the globe who are stuck at home, teams will imagine future solutions beyond social distances.

In this first tMoRPH event, Toasterlab will tap into its network of partners and attendees to previous events to join the Hack, an experiment in distance collaboration all on its own. Join the crew to be introduced to the ideas which participants will pursue over the following few days before presenting proposed novel solutions on Friday 19 June 2020.

There will be a number of ways to follow their progress throughout the week, including a very special presentation of Atelier Boosted project, I.F. : Indigenous Futurities : Dancing Earth in CyberSpace.

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

 

PRODUCED WITH
Toasterlab
Canada Council for the Arts

Livestreaming the Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Atelier AGM
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Livestreaming the Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Atelier AGM

Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers

ToasterLab presents a Mixed Reality Performance Atelier AGM livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 4 June 2020 at 9 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Date: June 4, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Livestream: https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-toasterlab-mixed-reality-performance-atelier-agm

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. Starting in July 2019, 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, made up of leading artists and technologists working extended reality. 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.

The third gathering of the Atelier was planned in partnership with FoldA to integrate with this year’s program. With FoldA going fully online due to COVID19, so goes the Toasterlab AGM. In this hour-long session, the MRPA Advisory Board will share updates to recent projects, and talk about the opportunities and challenges faced by engaging in the necessary adaptation to the current realities of producing performance when we can’t gather.

Projects featured at this gathering will include:

The use of accessible motion capture for Oh, What a Lovely War at Hart House

Update to the TailOff project with Swim Pony Performing Arts

What happens when you can’t get there: Parkway Forest 2 and The Right Way with DLT

Work on I.F. : Indigenous Futurities : Dancing Earth in CyberSpace

This session will also introduce Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Hackathon (We’re thinking of calling it tMoRPH), June 13 – 19, which will focus on questions surrounding the delivery of immersive performance content in remote and low-bandwidth conditions and will include a live presentation of I.F. : Indigenous Futurities : Dancing Earth in CyberSpace on June 18.

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

 

PRODUCED WITH
Toasterlab
Festival of Live Digital Art
Canada Council for the Arts

Jun
18
Thu
Toasterlab presents Livestreaming I.F.: Indigenous Futurities: Dancing Earth in CyberSpace
Jun 18 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Livestreaming I.F.: Indigenous Futurities: Dancing Earth in CyberSpace
Collaborating artist visionaries reveal cyberspace as a realm of ritual, to reimagine the future

Toasterlab presents I.F. : Indigenous Futurities : Dancing Earth in CyberSpace livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 3:30 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC-10) / 6:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 8:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-6) / Friday 19 June at 10:30 JST (Tokyo, UTC+9) / 13:30 NZST (Wellington, UTC+12).

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: 9:30PM
Link: https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-if-indigenous-futurities-dancing-earth-cyberspace

Collaborating artist visionaries reveal cyberspace as a realm of ritual, to reimagine the future from the brink of collapse of the dominant system and re-emergence of Indigenous cosmologies. Technology is reclaimed to affirm connections between distant places and times. At a time of DisDancing: what is the message from human-to-human; what is the sacred invisible web that connects us? We reach into the constellations to remember ancestral stories of creation after destruction, to guide us forward.

EXPLORING THE QUESTIONS
1. Ritual – to reimagine the future that we are stepping into , and what are are the superhero powers/innate purposes in life/guiding philosophies that we are conjuring and embodying to get there
2. ReCreation post apocalypse: what are our creation stories that can teach us about resilience in the remaking of the world
3. What is the Message from Humans to Earth of Love in a Time of Corona?
4. During these dark times, what is the light that each of us carries, as constellations?
5. at a time of DisDancing : what is the message from human-to-human; what is the sacred invisible web that connects us?
6. Can intuition, imagination, and Indigenous science that parallels quantum theory, bring us together over vast distances of places, time , difference to meet in the spaces between – the connective tissue, the flow, the infinite, liminal space, the life force energy we all share?

ARTISTS
Tisina Parker : Social Impact Producer
Rulan Tangen : Director/Choreographer in collaboration with artists
QVLN : Music Director

Multi Artist Dancers/Vocalists/Speakers/ Cultural Collaborators:
Jade Whaanga
Eugene “Trey” Pickett III
Dakota Alcantara-Camacho
Lumhe Micco Sampson

Organization website and social media channels:
dancingearth.org
Facebook.com/DancingEarthCreations
Instagram.com/dancing.earth/

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

 

 

SPONSORS

Jun
19
Fri
Livestreaming the Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Final Presentations
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Livestreaming the Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Final Presentations

Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers

ToasterLab presents a Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Final Presentations livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 19 June 2020 at 9 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Date: June 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Livestream:https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-toasterlab-mixed-reality-performance-hack-tmorph-final-presentations

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. Starting in July 2019, 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, made up of leading artists and technologists working extended reality. 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.

The third gathering of the Atelier was planned in partnership with FoldA to integrate with this year’s program and included a hackathon to rapidly ideate solutions to some of the hard problems Toasterlab had found at the midway point of the Atelier project. With FoldA going fully online due to COVID19, so goes the Hack.

Now spread over a week to allow for flexible distance participation, the Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) invites a small but diverse group of artists and technologists to break ideas and explore how to engage with mixed reality performance in remote and low-bandwidth environments.

We will partner with Nakai Theatre of White Horse to explore ways in which these new immersive technologies, which have benefited from ubiquitous connectivity in our populations centres, find themselves going down trails less travelled and where connectivity is not a given. How does this key piece of accessibility change how we think about the dramaturgy of hybrid virtual/carbon space performances? From background content packaging to 5G drones to shows with performers distributed across the globe who are stuck at home, teams will imagine future solutions beyond social distances.

Join the crew on Saturday 13 June to be introduced to the ideas which participants will pursue before presenting proposed novel solutions. There will be a number of ways to follow their progress throughout the week, including a very special presentation of Atelier Boosted project, I.F. : Indigenous Futurities : Dancing Earth in CyberSpace on Thursday 18 June.

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

 

PRODUCED WITH
Toasterlab
Canada Council for the Arts

Jun
20
Sat
Design Grad Show 2020
Jun 20 – Jul 31 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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Peripheral Vision Speaker Series: Online
Jun 20 – Jul 31 all-day

Peripheral Vision Speaker Series: Online

Did you know that the 2019 Peripheral Visions Speaker Series lectures are available online? Check out the Peripheral Visions Speaker Series website for more information regarding the series, featured speakers and ongoing work!

Running from January 2019 to March 2019, the Peripheral Vision Speaker Series presented scholars/artists working within critical disability and Indigenous frameworks to address vision, blind epistemology and art, crip technoscience, and Indigenous visioning practices. The series explored and critiqued the primacy of vision, problematizing the normalcy of ‘perfect’ vision, and worked to innovate blind and multi-sensory ways of knowing.

Curated by Mary Bunch, Laura Levin and Lauren Sergio the Peripheral Vision Speaker Series was hosted by York University’s Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology in the School of Art, Media, Performance and Design. The series was sponsored by SSHRC, CREF, VISTA -Vision: Science to Applications, The Departments of Theatre and Cinema and Media Arts, the Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series and the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies. Other partners included Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life, Tangled Art + Disability, and the New College Disability Studies Speaker Series at the University of Toronto.

The Llandovery Castle: Watch Now on YouTube
Jun 20 – Jul 31 all-day

THE LLANDOVERY CASTLE
Watch now on YouTube

Watch the first fully-staged production of The Llandovery Castle on YouTube.

The opera brings to life an important an important but little-known part of Canadian history. It is a beautifully-expressed tribute to Canadian nurses in particular, and healers in general who for millennia have put themselves in harm’s way to serve their communities and humankind.

Grab your favourite snacks, find a comfy seat, and get ready to experience York University Department of Music Professor, Stephanie Martin & York University Alumni, Paul Ciufo’s joyous and inspiring music drama.

EVENT INFORMATION
THE LLANDOVERY CASTLE
YouTube Event Link

ABOUT
The opera centres on the 14 nurses of the hospital ship Llandovery Castle who served in harrowing circumstances throughout the war, their care and compassion contrasting with the chaos and violence surrounding them.

With music by Stephanie Martin and libretto by Paul Ciufo, the opera spotlights in particular the lives of Minnie ‘Kate’ Gallaher and Rena ‘Bird’ McLean, the latter traumatized by earlier battlefield-area nursing, and her quest to prove herself ready to return to the Front. Bird seeks to convince her superior, Matron Margaret ‘Pearl’ Fraser, that she is strong enough to serve close to the action once more, little imagining the fatal turn their assignment would take.

The music of The Llandovery Castle skirts boundaries of genre and style. Scored for a sonorous classical chamber orchestra and nine singers, it has been described as “a modern flirtation between baroque, classical, traditional and popular genres.” Composer Stephanie Martin describes this operatic style as “21st-century bel canto”, focused on the narrative and expressive power of the human voice.

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Toasterlab: Mixed Reality Performance Symposium At York
Jun 20 – Jul 31 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