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Week of March 1, 2020

Gayle Young (on left) and James Harley (on right) playing instruments.

Lithophonica

Gayle Young and James Harley unite to present Lithophonica, immersive improvised music for live electronics with rocks and other home-made instruments. All are welcome. Students enter for free. Tickets: $20 at the door or available on Eventbrite.  Click on this link to purchase tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lithophonica-tickets-94854180407?aff=ebdssbdestsearch  
Poster of exhibit walls featuring The God of Gods: A Canadian Play

Visiting Artists & Speakers Talk: Deanna Bowen

Join us as Deanna Bowen presents “The God of Gods: A Canadian Play” as part the Black History / Black Culture in Canada speaker series. Deanna Bowen is a descendant of two Alabama and Kentucky born Black Prairie pioneer families from Amber Valley and Campsie, Alberta. Bowen’s family history has been the central pivot of her auto-ethnographic interdisciplinary works since the early 1990s. She makes use of a repertoire of artistic gestures in order to define the Black body and trace its presence and movement in place and time.  Her talk is sponsored by SETS and SOFAM.

In The Gallery Speaker Series: with Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs

Join us in the Bachinski / Chu Print Study Collection for the In The Gallery (ITG) Speaker Series as Dr.  Shoshanah Jacobs discusses "In a Changing Arctic: Integrating the System Through Place." All are welcome.
Poster of Michael Ridley's lecture on March 5, 2020

DIGIcafe Lecture Series Presents: Michael Ridley

Join us in the Thinc Lab as Michael Ridley discusses "Knowing Machines: Information Behaviour Meets Autonomous Systems." Michael Ridley is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University, a Postgraduate Affiliate at the Vector Institute, and a former Chief Librarian & Chief Information Officer at the University of Guelph. The study of machine information behaviour asks: how do ubiquitous algorithmic decision-making systems “need, seek, manage, give, and use information in different contexts”?
Poster of Dr. Brittany Luby's presentation on March 6, 2020

IF...Lecture Series Presents: Brittany Luby

In this talk, "Manomin Stewardship and Growing-up Anishinaabe," Dr. Luby reveals how manomin (wild rice) harvesting reinforced cultural lessons about interdependence and reciprocity. Through crop stewardship, children learned they could contribute to the wellbeing of their family and to the survival of their nation.