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Scottish Studies Foundation Digitisation Facility Launch

As part of the recent renovations undertaken in the McLaughlin Library, a digitisation facility has been established in Archival and Special Collections. This facility was generously funded by the Scottish Studies Foundation, which contributed $150,000 toward the cost of the facility's creation.

If... Brown Bag Lunch Series: Emoji Spells: Online Rituals for the Digital Age

The Interdisciplinary Feminisms (IF..) series presents Emoji Spells: Online Rituals for the Digital Age, a brown bag lunch event kicked off by Meg Wilson of SETS. Bring something to eat/drink and come chat with us! Register here: https://cal.lib.uoguelph.ca/event/3490445

The Improvisation Reading Group & Speaker Series Presents: Computer Vision Ambisonics

Come experience a surround-sound project! SOFAM student Nathan Mejia presents his work using Ambisonics software in the powerful and adaptable Max environment. This system interprets specific locations in 3D space in order to produce sound samples and place them within a surround sound environment. Many avenues of data interpretation are being explored in this project, which complements the intersection of music and image technology in the specific context of accessibility, fashion, and bodily movement. Free and Open to the Public

Visiting Artists & Speakers Talk: Tristram Lansdowne

Tristram Lansdowne (b. 1983) is based in Toronto. He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2016) and a BFA from the Ontario College of Art & Design (2007). His practice, which includes watercolour, sculpture, installation and print, is focused on themes of progress and idealism in landscape and architecture. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across North America and the UK, and can be found in various public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada. He is represented by Galerie Nicolas Robert in Montréal.

Juried Art Show & Silent Auction

The benefit auction for the 51st Annual Juried Art show is open all this week at the Boarding House Gallery. There are over 90 works of art to bid on, including work from faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Fine Art and Music.  For the first time, we are offering advance bidding on all these gems: the gallery is open every day this week from 12-5 and bidding sheets are available on site. Then, on Sunday February 10th from 2-5, we’ll host an afternoon of art, music, a live auction, refreshments and, of course, a raffle!

The Improvisation Reading Group & Speaker Series Presents: Improvisation Across Disciplines

Co-Founder of The Making-Box, Jay Reid will join Ajay Heble, Director of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation and Founding Artistic Director of The Guelph Jazz Festival, in a dynamic conversation focusing on improvisation across disciplines. Whether in practice or theory, in music or theatre, in classrooms or performance, themes of agility, responsiveness, community, and compassion emerge whenever improvisational methods are central. Join us for this “out of the box” dialogue between two community leaders. Free and Open to the Public

Philosophy of Horror movie night - "Hereditary"

In this special session of Philosophy in the Dark, we explore ‘occulted knowledge’ – that knowledge which is obscured, hidden and (at times) infernal. Drawing on the film Hereditary’s invocation of the demon Paimon, we will explore three tasks: [1] the philosophical understanding of demonology (with aid from Eugene Thacker), [2] an appraisal of the tomes (e.g. The Lesser Keys of Solomon) where one might know of demons and [3] an ‘occulted epistemology’ of past, present and future – knowledge of all secret things.

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