Archive for June, 2015

It’s time to get growing!

Finally, it’s growing season and the threat of frost is finally behind us. It’s time to bring out your gardening books, sharpen your tools, ideas and gather seeds, if you have not already.

Gardens, Plants, and Landscape Design Display; OCAD U's Library

Visit OCAD University’s Dorothy H. Hoover Library this month and check out the Gardens, Plants and Landscape Design display featuring a selection of books from the library’s collection from Monet’s garden design and Vita Sackville-West essays to Guerrilla gardening including Middle East Garden traditions. To see more: OCAD U Library LibGuides

OCAD Seed Library

Then drop by Library Services Learning Zone and visit the OCAD Seed Library. The OCAD Seed Library collection has a selection of seeds for you to grow your own culinary garden—it’s not too late! The OCAD Seed Library is partnered with the Toronto Seed Library bringing seeds and seed saving practices to the OCAD U community.

OCAD Zine Library

OCAD Zine Library

Looking for a space to start your garden? You can join Toronto Community Garden Network, do container gardening on your balcony or rooftop or build your own hydroponic window farm.


06 2015

xpace: External Space: Data Library by Colin Rosati

XPACE Cultural Centre: External Space Gallery current exhibition is Colin Rosati’s video Data Library.

Data Library by Colin Rosati, xpace:External Space May 12 - June 22

Rosati is a multimedia artist presently studying at OCAD University’s Integrated Media Program.

His video is an exploration of themes of representation and authenticity, by generating a virtual environment that emphasizes repetition and imperfection. The rendering is highly quantized and references low-res, early 3-D digital renderings, complete with robotic stilted camera movements. The soundtrack nicely compliments the visuals with the combination of analogue techniques that are digitally disjoined with glitches, jump cuts and backwards playback.

Data Library weaves multiple subjects together as it explores and describes the virtual environment, questioning the process of human perception.

On until June 22nd hosted in Library Services Learning Zone, and online at XPACE Cultural Centre.



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06 2015

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