Events

Jun
20
Sat
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.

 

York Cinema and Media Arts presents Lockdown Fest
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

York Cinema and Media Arts presents Lockdown Fest

York Cinema & Media Arts is pleased to present the third and final installment of Lockdown Fest, a showcase of film and video works created during lockdown by York grads, undergrads, and alumni.

This selection of films will be available to view from August 20-23, 2020. We invite you to watch it together with us on the evening of Friday, August 21st at 7:00PM and join us for a Q&A with the filmmakers on Zoom afterwards.

This final screening will feature works from York undergraduate and graduate students, and York alumni, including Sophy Romvari, Federica Foglia, Francisca Duran, Deepa Venkatesan, and Jaiden Reese.

Film and Zoom links will be provided once you have registered for the event.

DATE: Friday, August 21st, 2020
TIME: 7:00 PM
REGISTRATION: Eventbrite
FREE

Please follow their Facebook event page for updates.

Thank you to all who have helped make this event a success so far! We hope you will join us for one last screening. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at  yorklockdownfilms@gmail.com

 

 

Aug
22
Sat
Electro-Acoustic Orchestra and Dispersion Relation X (Virtual Event)
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Electro-Acoustic Orchestra @ Dispersion Relation X Continues!

Dispersion specializes in carving out a virtual space of community, allowing for remote connections of listening and sounding.

The Electro-Acoustic Orchestra (dir. Doug Van Nort) is an ensemble comprised of a mixture of acoustic and electronic performers. It is an emergent sonic organism that evolves through collective attention to all facets of sound, and soundpainting-based real-time composition.

The conducting language used with the group is based on Soundpainting, with modifications and additions by Van Nort for the electro-acoustic context. In the words of the language’s inventor: “The Soundpainter (the composer) standing in front (usually) of the group communicates a series of signs using hand and body gestures indicating specific and/or aleatoric material to be performed by the group. The Soundpainter develops the responses of the performers, moulding and shaping them into the composition then signs another series of gestures, a phrase, and continues in this process of composing the piece.”

The EAO functions as a year-round resident ensemble for the DisPerSion Lab, and also runs as an undergraduate and graduate course during the Fall terms. EAO integrates members from YorkU, the larger Toronto electroacoustic and improvising communities, and the international community of electro/acoustic improvisers via performances over the internet.

Event Information
Saturday, August 22, 2020
6:00pm-7:00pm
Zoom Event Link

More Information: Dispersion Lab Facebook Page

 

Aug
31
Mon
Peripheral Vision Speaker Series: Online
Aug 31 – Sep 1 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.

Sep
22
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Phillip Pike’s Our Dance of Revolution
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Phillip Pike’s Our Dance of Revolution
September 22, 2020

Join us for our first iteration of this year’s Nat Taylor Tuesday, with an online screening of Phillip Pike’s Our Dance of Revolution!

“Phillip Pike is an emerging documentary filmmaker. As a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Phillip’s journey of personal and professional discovery has taken him from a career creating change as a community activist and human rights lawyer to a career creating change through storytelling as an independent documentary filmmaker.”

“Our Dance of Revolution tells the story of how Black queer folks in Toronto faced every adversity, from invisibility to police brutality, and over a four-decade span rose up to become a vibrant, triple-snap-fierce community.”

Please join us for this free screening.

DATE: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
TIME: 12:00 – 2:30 PM
VIMEO LINK | PASSWORD: cMYOrk$19

FREE + open to the public!

Screening Schedule:
Screening Schedule:
12:00 pm: on Zoom, we conduct intros
12:05 pm: breakout of the Zoom call to view the film
1:50 pm: return to Zoom for the Q&A session

 

Sep
28
Mon
Visual Art and Art History Information Week
Sep 28 – Oct 2 all-day

Visual Art and Art History Information Week
September 28 – October 2, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Visual Art and Art History program. This is your opportunity to peer into our spaces, see what our current students are working on, discover the experiential education we offer at York University, and learn what our alumni are up to today. Please register for our Webinar, and follow us @YorkuAMPD on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Visual Art and Art History: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
REGISTER NOW

Join Professor, Brandon Vickerd, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Visual Art and Art History program and what makes York University a great place to study. You’ll come away feeling knowledgeable, welcomed and more confident about choosing your educational path.

Visual Art and Art History: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Visual Art and Art History students. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage directly with our students, ask questions, and receive their unfiltered perspective of York University.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cys-eYv9kwU

 

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Oct
2
Fri
PostScript – October 2nd
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Publishing 
Academic Publishing and Accessibility with presenters Amy Rollason and Ryan Van Huijstee; moderated by Shawn Newman

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artists on Disability and Art Publishing with presenters Logan MacDonald and jes sachse; moderated by Tobaron Waxman

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artist Presentation by artist Hannah Bullock; moderated by Sean Lee

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 2 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dYJaNZz4TJu4Ws1KHjkmWA

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

Oct
3
Sat
Future Students: AMPD at National Portfolio Day Toronto (October 24, 2020)
Oct 3 – Nov 21 all-day

Future Students: AMPD at National Portfolio Day Toronto

Are you considering post-secondary studies in Design or Visual Art? Visit our virtual booth at National Portfolio Day in Toronto.

Please have a portfolio of your best work ready to receive one-on-one feedback from our faculty members.

Featured programs:
York University Visual Art – Studio Art – BFA
York Program in Design – BDes

Our professors are professional artists and designers who practice and exhibit their work internationally. They’ll be on hand to review your work and give you useful tips on perfecting your portfolio.

We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work!
Admission is free.

AMPD at National Portfolio Day Toronto
DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2020
TIME: 12-4pm (EST)
REGISTER NOW

For more information please visit https://nationalportfolioday.org/

AMPD Visual Art – Studio Art will also be present at the following dates/times:
Minneapolis: October 3, 2020 (10 AM -2 PM MST)
Boston: October 4, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Chicago: October 18, 2020 (11 AM – 3 PM EST)
Toronto/ New York/ Philadelphia: October 24, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Washington: November 1, 2020 – (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
West Michigan/ Grand Rapids: November 8, 2020- (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Vancouver: November 15, 2020 – (9 AM – 1 PM PST)
Cincinnati: November 21, 2020 – (12 PM – 4 PM EST)

AMPD Design will also be present at the following dates/times:
Boston: October 4, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Chicago: October 18, 2020 (11 AM – 3 PM EST)
Toronto/ New York/ Philadelphia: October 24, 2020 (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Washington: November 1, 2020 – (12 PM – 4 PM EST)
Vancouver/ Seattle: November 15, 2020 – (9 AM – 1 PM PST)

 

 

York University: Your Fall “First Look”
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
York University: Your Fall "First Look" @ Virtual

York University
Your Fall “First Look”

Get your first look at all that York University has to offer. From programs to admission, students to campus life and everything in between, join us online for what is sure to be one of our best events of the year!

You will have the chance to connect directly with recruitment, current students and admissions.

DATE: October 3, 2020
TIME: 10 AM – 2 PM
REGISTER NOW

TAKE A TOUR

The Royal Conservatory Music Fair
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Royal Conservatory Music Fair @ Virtual

The Royal Conservatory Music Fair

Join us at the virtual Royal Conservatory Music Fair and pursue post-secondary studies in music at York University!

The Royal Conservatory of Music is pleased to bring together leading post-secondary institutions from across North America to provide music students with an opportunity to explore all of their post-secondary and post-graduate options in music virtually.

Meet with The Department of Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University in the Expo area as well as during showcase presentations.

Career Options: Explore programs and different fields of music to help launch your career.

Program Requirements: Have all your questions answered regarding admission requirements and program structure.

The Royal Conservatory Music Fair: Virtual Event
The Department of Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

DATE: Saturday, October 3, 2020
TIME: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Free Admission
REGISTER NOW

MORE INFORMATION

Oct
5
Mon
Department of Design Information Week
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day

Department of Design Information Week
October 5 – 9, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Design program. This is your opportunity to peer into our spaces, see what our current students are working on, discover the experiential education we offer at York University, and learn what our alumni are up to today. Please register for our Webinar, and follow us @YorkuAMPD on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Design: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
REGISTER NOW

Join Department of Design professors David Cabianca and Gabi Schaffzin for a unique opportunity to discover more about our program and what makes Design at York the top destination in Canada to study design. They will give you an overview of the program with lots of examples of student work that exemplify the hands-on learning and professional skills that make our graduates in demand.  You’ll come away feeling knowledgeable, welcomed, and more confident about choosing your educational pathway in design.

Design: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by current Design students. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage directly with our students, ask questions, and receive their unfiltered perspective of York University. Highly recommended!

 

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Oct
9
Fri
PostScript – October 9th
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Contexts
Epistemic Injustice and Knowledge Co-Creation with presenters Jutta Treviranus, nancy viva davis halifax, and Liza Kim Jackson; moderated by Eliza Chandler

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Mishearing’s Queer Potential: Poetry Workshop with Noa/h Fields and Stefania Gomez; moderated by Max Ferguson

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 9 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pzjSY79jTnio5tzjnh3ReQ

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

Oct
16
Fri
PostScript – October 16th
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.

The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.

For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.

The sessions will be divided into four main categories:

  • Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
  • Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
  • Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
  • Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Best Practices
Modern Digital Publishing: Born Accessible with presenters George Kerscher, Farrah Little, and Daniella Levy-Pinto; moderated by Devon Healey

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Publishing
Exploring Games, VR, and Mental Landscapes with presenters Samantha Cook and Najmeh Khalili-Mahani; moderated by Sarah Stang

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artist Presentation by artist Christine Wu; moderated by Max Ferguson

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 16 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RdEsvt-vT3-fnan19ufthQ

ACCESSIBILITY

PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

Oct
19
Mon
Department of Theatre Information Week
Oct 19 – Oct 23 all-day

Department of Theatre Information Week
October 19 – 23, 2020

Throughout the week, we will be posting about the Theatre program. This is your opportunity to peer into our spaces, see what our current students are working on, discover the experiential education we offer at York University, and learn what our alumni are up to today. Please register for our Webinar, and follow us @YorkuAMPD on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Theatre: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
REGISTER NOW

Join Professor and Department of Theatre Chair, Marlis Schweitzer, for a unique opportunity to discover more about the Theatre program and what makes York University a great place to study. You’ll come away feeling knowledgeable, welcomed and more confident about choosing your educational path.

Theatre: Students Only!
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Instagram Live

Join us for and Instagram Live Event hosted by two current Theatre students. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage directly with our students, ask questions, and receive their unfiltered perspective of York University.

 

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