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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Opening Reception:
Exhibition Tour with Gordon Monahan at 7 pm
Take the bus! Free shuttle bus to DMG departs 401 Richmond St. W. at 6 pm, returning at 9 pm

Seeing Sound is a thirty-year overview of internationally renowned sound and multimedia artist Gordon Monahan’s career. Monahan’s works..juxtapose the quantitative and qualitative aspects of natural acoustical phenomena with elements of media technology, environment, architecture, popular culture and live performance.

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Follow online from March 1-31

Celebration: Thursday, March 31
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m.
Live Auction: 7 p.m.
Buy Tickets: $95

This March, OCAD U’s playing show and tell. Join us for a live auction. Beginning March 1 and continuing to auction night on March 31, we’ll reveal a new faculty work of art online daily.

Sign up for weekly reveals and Buy your ticket today!
OCAD University
100 McCaul St., Toronto

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The fact that Intel, Google and Microsoft have already created their own brain-mind divisions shows that the idea of utilizing the electrical activity of the brain to interact with all kinds of computational devices could happen within a few decades.

Could we one day, in the not so distant future, experience what it is to be part of a conscious network of brains, a collectively thinking true brain net? Assuming this brain net became real could the individual participant communicate back and forth with one another just by thinking?

Info obtained from Scientific American issue Scaling Backing Obesity further reading of article Mind Out of Body by Miguel A. L. Nicolelis

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Artist Talk at 7:00 pm, Reception at 9:00 pm
Fine Arts | UWAG

The University of Waterloo Department of Fine Art is proud to present an artist talk and reception for New York based painter Dana Schutz. The event will take place in the newly renovated University of Waterloo Art Gallery—UWAG.

Dana Schutz’s paintings have garnered international attention during the past decade and she is considered amongst the most influential contemporary painters. While her work is representational, Schutz explodes the boundaries of the figurative genre..her images blur the line between realism and the unfettered imagination.

FINE ARTS | UWAG-East Campus Hall Room 1239 |
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Detail, Morse Code. Brendan Fernandes. Installation, 2011
March 11 – April 16, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday March 11, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Brendan Fernandes continues to explore investigations into the dilemmas and codes that language creates through the lens of ethnicity. Through this exhibition he will look at Dada writing fashions that play on repetition and nonsensicality, while referencing wall labels and provenance reports of African objects in museum collections.

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…Let me present an alternative view on this coming Age of the Machines..I see a future filled with optimism and eager anticipation, opportunities that frees our brains from the limits of our terrestrial bodies.

How can it be thought of otherwise, when the brain machine interface provides tremendous prospects..connecting ..brains through a bidirectional link making it possible to restore humanity to those who have succumbed to devastating neurological diseases.

Making it possible in the next couple decades to even achieve the unimaginable task of conversing through brain waves.

Info obtained from Scientific American’s issue Scaling Back Obesityarticle Mind Out of Body by Miguel A. L. Nicolelis

If the claim is made that extraterrestrials exist or visit the Earth, and that claim were to be substantiated , what would the evidence look like? Where could we find it? How could we look? What constitutes a reasonable investigation?

Friday March 4th, 7-9-30 pm J. R. R. MacLeod Auditorium, U of T, Medicine Science Building
1 King College Circle, Toronto, ON

Buy Tickets Now!
Contact CFI (Centre For Inquiry) or 416-971-5676

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Tim Burton, the first exhibition organized by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to be presented in Toronto in over 20 years.

TIFF is proud to present this once-in-a-lifetime look into the wild imagination of cinema’s greatest arrested adolescent. If you’ve only seen the movies, you’ve just scratched the surface! The exhibition closes April 17!

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square
350 King St W

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Doris McCarthy: A Moment
@ Wynick/Tuck Gallery
Opening Reception: MARCH 1
Exhibition Date: MARCH 1 – APRIL 2

…McCarthy celebrated not only her one hundredth birthday, but also the opening of a major retrospective entitled Roughing It in the Bush. While the exhibition focused on McCarthy’s oils and acrylics, A Moment endeavors to take a closer look at her works on paper: sketches, watercolours, and prints,

Wynick/Tuck Gallery
401 Richmond St. W suite 128

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Chemical compounds common to berries, tofu, tea and other foods can shore up memory and boost brainpower. Compounds known as flavonoids may improve memory, learning and general cognitive function-and could slow age-related decline in mental function.

Scientists have identified more than 6000 different flavonoids. These chemicals are widely distributed in fruits and vegetables, cereal grains, cocoa, soy foods, tea and wine.

Info obtained from Scientific American Mind issueGet Attached! article Your Brain o Blueberries By Mary Franz