Workshops + Seminars

Past Workshops + Seminars

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Seminars | September 2016 – March 2017 (Mary Elizabeth Luka)
Critical Methods in Technoculture

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Luka, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Sensorium, organized 12 seminars on Critical Methods in Technoculture that took place between September 2016 and March 2017. The seminars brought together an international collaboration of emerging scholars to activate a research Office of the Vice-President 13 Research & Innovation agenda mobilizing feminist critical communications scholarship and to develop a nuanced approach to incipient digital research methods across academic and professional disciplines. 10 other universities in addition to York participated, and the seminars were hosted in Berlin, London, Leicester, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, Los Angeles, and Toronto. There were a total for 40 presenters, over 15 graduate students mentored, and over 500 attendees. These seminars were funded in part by a SSHRC Connection Grant.

Workshop | February 2016 (Mark-David Hosale)
Beyond New Media: The Biology Laboratory as an Art Studio

Sensorium member Mark-David Hosale and his lab, n-D:: StudioLab invited Portuguese artist Marta de Menezes  for a small and intense experimental workshop session in microbiology and drawing,  generating discussions on the artistic, aesthetic and ethical issues raised by the art and the science involved. The handling of living bacteria and laboratory materials provoked a reflection on the theoretical issues involved, which reflected back onto the theme discussed in de Menezes’ lecture related to the current diversity of artistic discourses centred on biological sciences.

Workshop | December 2013
Workshop on Architectural Projection

In December 2013, Sensorium hosted a Workshop on Architectural Projection with curator and professor Christoph Domino and artist Catherine Radosa from l’ESBAM (Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts du Mans) located outside of Paris. They shared their research program around “Grande Images” and video mapping with a group from Sensorium, who also presented their work.