The March 8 Maker Day is cancelled. For information about future Maker Days you can check out the Digital Media Students Association on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/DMSAYorkU/about/
The Digital Media Student Association invites you to its Winter Maker Day!
[caption id="attachment_99964" align="alignleft" width="450"] Digital Media Student Association Maker Day. Photos: Julienne Rennnie[/caption]
This fun-focused event is a drop-in “make” session. York U community members are invited to come and build toys and gadgets from a wide array of DIY (Do It Yourself) kits. These electronic kits encompass a range of skill levels, from complete beginner to seasoned metalworker. Solar-powered cars and robots are just some of the contraptions you can create. (Some kits require soldering skills.)
Maker Day provides a strong, open platform for socialization and collaboration. It’s creative. It’s fun. And it’s free!
Refreshments are provided. And best of all: you get to take home anything you make.
The event is open to all students, in any major.
[caption id="attachment_99961" align="alignnone" width="700"] Digital Media Student Association Maker Day. Photo: Julienne Renne[/caption]
We’re bringing Central Perk to you! Enjoy a tasty beverage, something sweet and a few performances to start off your week. Winters Café is here and we’re providing you with a cozy environment to chill out and listen to a variety of performers: musicians, comedians, playwrights, poets – you name it!
Interested in performing? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop-in to the Office of the Head (121), or the Junior Common Room (012), Winters College and sign-up. Drop-in performances are also allowed if there are open spots!
It’s getting colder, which means it’s time to get cozy! Keep warm at the second Winters Café next Monday, October 29th. We’re offering warm beverages, sweet treats and board games. Plus, we’ll have live performances from your student peers. Interested in performing yourself? Sign up HERE!
We are excited to bring you a new tradition to celebrate the end of a semester, and another year. The first ever “Winters Frolic” at Winters College, with a theme of “Havana Nights”! A formal dinner party event where Cuban-inspired dinner and drinks will be served along with exciting performances by both musicians and dancers. We will be raffling away fantastic prizes, with all proceeds going towards our Winters College student scholarships and funds. Follow us on Instagram: @WintersCollege for a sneak peek of the big day and the prizes we will be raffling off!
Welcome to Winters College and AMPD!
AMPD Winter Orientation is an event for all new students affiliated with the School of AMPD and Winters College. Our unique and spirited community has so much to offer throughout the school year. Please join us on January 11th to meet our enthusiastic community, and to learn about: The Winters College Office, Winters College Council, the York International team, your Peer Leaders and Academic Support!
We’re bringing Central Perk to you! Enjoy a tasty beverage, something sweet and a few performances at this semester’s first Winters Café.
Winters Café is a cozy environment where you can chill out and listen to a variety of performers: musicians, comedians, playwrights, poets – you name it! Board games and good fun is also encouraged.
Interested in performing? Sign up here!
Every year course directors select the best interactive installations, objects and games from each Digital Media course to be included in the showcase.
Admission is free – all welcome.
Exhibition Hours 12-4pm, Daily
Opening Reception April 8th, 2- 4pm
With tours of the
Dispersion Lab (GCFA 334)
Alice Lab for Computational Worldmaking (GCFA 309)
At the opening a curatorial team from the Toronto Media Arts Centre and Interaccess will be selecting works for the End of Year Show (April 17 – 24 at the Toronto Media Arts Centre).
Students in York University’s Digital Media Program, offered collaboratively by the Department of Computational Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Lassonde School of Engineering, use code and programming as tools for creative expression. The objects and experiences they create span a wide variety of concepts and formats, including mobile devices, large-scale installations, screen-based projects using single or networked computers, data visualization, games, interactive performance and more.
A special Opening Reception & Performance on April 18th from 6:00 – 9:30 pm.
A curatorial team including representatives from Interaccess and the Toronto Media Arts Centre have selected from some of the most innovative projects created in Digital Media classes during the past academic year for this exhibition.
Thursday April 17th-24th, 2019, 10am–6pm Mon-Fri
Opening: April 18th from 6:00 – 9:30 pm.
Admission is free. All welcome.
Hollywood Old and New: ReDesigns for Student Engagement in eLearning with Gillian Helfield & Dan Becker
Thursday, March 12
12:00 – 1:30 PM
AMPD Faculty Lounge (GCFA 214)
Join us for this lunchtime talk about the evolution of “Hollywood Old and New”, a fully online class that offers students an understanding of Hollywood film genres from a historical and social perspective. In this talk, the presenters will discuss their pedagogical strategies for the new course redesign to facilitate student engagement in a large format class. This course is offered by the Department Cinema and Media Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.
Gillian Helfield lectures at York University, in Cinema and Media Studies in AMPD, Humanities in LAPS, and Canadian Studies at Glendon College. Though she has specialized in Canadian and Quebec Cinemas, other areas of academic interest include Genre Studies, Cultural Studies, Women’s Cinema, National Cinemas, Diasporic and Exilic Cinemas, Middle Eastern Cinemas, and Rural Cinemas. In 2006, her book Representing the Rural: Space Place and Identity, in Films About the Land, was published by Wayne State University Press.
In collaboration with AMPD, Gillian has developed and redesigned two large-enrolment online film courses, which have earned recognition from international eLearning associations (IELA) and the Teaching Commons at York University (York’s nomination for the STLHE Brightspace /D2L Innovation Award). In 2017, she received the AMPD eLearning Teaching Award.
Dan Becker is the Educational Designer and Developer for the Faculty of Education. He works extensively with instructors to operationalize educational theory and current research within courses that utilize technology. Dan develops learning experiences that engage students, build communities of inquiry and employ meaningful assessment strategies, while avoiding excessive effort on the part of the instructor. His approach of simplicity and depth has produced a variety of courses that are enjoyed by instructors and students alike.