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CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Community engagement through knowledge sharing and developing professional training

 

DIGITAL ART AND POLITICS OF IMMERSIVE MEDIA (UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR)

University of Toronto
Faculty of Arts and Science 
January 5 - April 15, 2020

This course allows students to pursue core questions about the connections between daily reality, technology, and artistic practice in a new way: through the study and use of immersive technologies. We will analyze immersive media art (such as Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality) in order to better understand how technology functions in our daily lives.

AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) ART

(GRADUATE SEMINAR)

University of Toronto
Faculty of Arts and Science
January 5 - April 15, 2020

This graduate seminar investigates Augmented Reality (AR) as an emerging new media art practice.  Whether using head-attached, spatial displays, or hand-held devices as their mode of interface, AR art projects and maps virtual space onto real space setting up interactive environments and embodied spaces that rely on locative media.

INTRODUCTION TO AR

(FOR HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDENTS)

University of Toronto Mississauga
(and other locations)

This is a two-hours lecture and workshop, aiming to introduce AR to students in the humanities and social sciences. It covers definitions and approaches to AR, discusses the impact of the technology, and analyzes key applications in diverse cultural fields.

DIGITAL ART AND IMMERSIVE JOURNALISM

(UDERGRADUATE LECTURE AND WORKSHOP)

Central St. Martins Collage of Art and Design
University of the Arts, London
June 17, 2020

This session examines the concepts of immersive and interactive journalism in light of some of VR installations, AR apps, and digital artworks. We discuss how immersive journalism creates a personal response with the viewers by turning reportage into a subjective experience, and unpack some of the potentials – as well as the ethical issues – revolving this practice.

COMPOSITION AND COMPUTATION

(SCHOLARLY PANEL)

The Digital Humanities Network at the University of Toronto

September 20, 2019

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Coordinator and host of a Jackman Humanities Institute event that focuses on digital humanities issues. By inviting experts from different disciplines to explore the intersections of their work, these events lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge. This panel focuses on the topic of “Composition and Computation".

MIXTURE SYMPOSIUM

(FULL-DAY, PUBLICLY OPEN SYMPOSIUM OF PANELS AND  KEYNOTE)

University of Toronto Mississauga

Sept. 21, 2019

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Co-Chair of MixtuRe: Digital Art and Compositional Realities: a symposium exploring the intersections of new media theory with artistic and curatorial practices as a means to expand, redefine, and undermine existing disciplinary categorization. Panels will explore new media art as a means to reflect on everyday realities in the digital age. The symposium included four panels and ten invited speakers.

GRADUATE WRITING WORKSHOPS

(PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS)

University of Toronto
Milestones and Pathways Program
September 5, 2018 - August 30, 2019

These workshops provide guidance, feedback, and support for graduate students as they undertake diverse writing and research tasks.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

(PANELS AND WORKSHOPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS)

The Graduate Department of Art, University Of Toronto
March 2019

This was a series of professional training sessions for graduate students in the humanities, aiming to help senior graduate students develop the skills required to publish their work in academic journals. Sessions included: awareness of mental health issues, scholarly publishing awareness, copyright training, and more.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

(FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS)

The Graduate Department of Art, University of Toronto
Winter 2019

This was a series of information sessions aimed to train incoming and lower-year graduate students in the skills required for the different stages of the graduate program. Sessions took the form of roundtables, Q&A sessions, interactive discussions, and moderated panels.

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