BioART: Contemporary Art & the Life Sciences

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Science, Art and Ecology intersect in the Ontario Science Centre’s !dea Gallery from October 5, 2013 to February 2, 2014 during an innovative exhibition showcasing the work of thirteen Bioart students from the University of Windsor’s INCUBATOR Lab. Founded by Dr. Jennifer Willet in 2009, INCUBATOR is a hybrid laboratory where students research and explore ideas and practices in the leading-edge field of bioart. An art installation in its own right, the exhibition will form a panoramic view of the laboratory as the background for…

ECO NUIT PARADE

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Saturday October 05 2013 7:00 pm – 7:00 am the next day ECO NUIT PARADE will bring cutting-edge bioart practices to the Toronto audiences through an interdisciplinary art/science parade Bioart is a form of contemporary art that uses living biology as its media. The ECO NUIT PARADE will feature bioart projects that consider the local ecology from a variety of art and technology perspectives. Our parade will be a “Night Cavalcade” utilizing illumination – digital media – and phosphorescence – to convert the downtown Toronto…

Undocumented: A workshop for those without papers in Windsor and Detroit

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While it is often presumed the Windsor-Detroit border is relatively easy to cross, many residents have been unable to visit their neighboring city since strict passport regulations came into effect in 2009. This workshop will be co-hosted with Windsor’s Broken City Lab and the Interminus Research Group to examine the uneven access to passports that impacts both new immigrants and lower income groups in Windsor and Detroit. As both cities have high unemployment rates, significant numbers of residents are unable to visit the other side….

Book launch: The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit

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Rather than seeing Detroit as an urban problem that needs to be solved, Andrew Herscher suggests that we regard Detroit as a “novel urban formation” and a site “where new ways of imagining, inhabiting, and constructing the contemporary city are being invented, tested and advanced.” Herscher is a writer and theorist whose work considers architectural and urban forms of political violence; his research has focused on locations as seemingly disparate as the former Yugoslavia and, more recently, Detroit. He teaches at the University of Michigan…

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