FACULTY OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES AND
SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Dr. Anuradha Gobin
Candidate for the Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position: Early Modern Art History
“The Tactile Afterlife of the Criminal Body: Medical Knowledge and the Anatomy Theatre in the Dutch Republic.”
Tuesday March 17th, 9:15am -10:15am room 2330, 115 McCaul Street
Hacking Health Toronto
WHEN: March 30th – June 2nd
WHERE: MaRS Centre
Hacking Health is partnering with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), Canada’s Health Informatics Association, Canada Health Infoway, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information to deliver this 8 week design challenge culminating in a demo showcase and prizes to be awarded at the national e-Health Conference May 31-June 2nd, 2015.
The event will begin with a kick-off at the MaRS Centre March 30th, 11 am. Dr. Ed Brown, CEO of OTN, will announce challenges and priorities for participants to work on. Participants will then begin co-developing solutions with a design jam to be facilitated by Usability Matters. OTN will also announce exciting prize packages totalling $10,000 cash plus in-kind support.
Teams will then go virtual for 8 weeks. We will be hosting 4 meetups every two weeks with exciting keynotes to keep teams engaged and motivated.
Finally, teams will convene at the National eHealth Conference hosted by Canada’s Health Informatics Association, Canada Health Infoway, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Starting with an evening reception on May 31st, and followed by 48 hours of final tweaking, validation, and testing, the teams will then partake in a demo competition in which they are judged and scrutinized, with winners announced shortly after.
Registrations are now open with early bird pricing of $25 for individuals and $125 for team (of up to 10 participants). Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hacking-health-design-challenge-tickets-15923140542
Read all about it here: www.hackinghealthdesignchallenge.com
DXCOMPETITION – CONNECT: ENABLING CHANGE POST-SECONDARY DESIGN COMPETITION
SUBMISSIONS DUE: APR 1
For more information, visit dx.org/connect
Calling all university and college students! There are less than two weeks left to submit your ideas for the CONNECT: EnAbling Change Post-Secondary Design Competition. With the support of the Government of Ontario, this competition invites college and university students from across the province to submit projects exploring design concepts that are accessible to everyone, and help remove barriers for people with disabilities. Students are invited to submit projects that illustrate the idea of design for all:
In that the design of products and environments is usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation.
The competition exemplifies innovation in accessible and universal design, and represents a bright design future for Ontario. Last year’s winning projects include a device that uses haptic design to allow people with visual impairments to experience and enjoy sporting events, to a mobile accessible kitchen that doubles as a classroom, these award-winning concepts offer unique and inspiring solutions for a more inclusive communities, locally and worldwide.
The competition is open to all Ontario post-secondary students studying in all design fields. For its fourth year, the competition emphasizes accessibility in design for web and digital platforms. Ontario’s accessibility laws require some organizations to take steps to make newly developed websites more accessible to people with disabilities. These requirements will create increased demand for designers with a thorough understanding of accessibility. Students studying interactive and web design are strongly encouraged to enter.
For more information, visit dx.org/connect
Lighting for Galleries and Exhibitions with Michael Dooney
Apply before: Monday, April 6, 2015
Course duration: April 8 – 29, 2015
Participation fee: 148 euros
This Course is designed to give an insight into lighting design with a focus on art galleries, museum and exhibition spaces. Participants will learn about the various tools and techniques available when designing lighting for an exhibition and how to best communicate these ideas to an architect, lighting designer or electrical planner when designing a space. Topics discussed include the fundamentals of lighting design, the visual system and spatial perception, supporting topics specific to art and exhibition spaces, creating atmospheres, conservation, maintenance and flexibility. Geared towards those working in galleries, curators and exhibition designers, the Course covers the theoretical and practical applications of lighting design and how this can support and enhance the exhibition of art.
Live video-conferences every Wednesday at 7pm (Central European Time). Recordings will be available in case you miss a live session!