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  • 20
    Jan

    On the Development of a New Arts Funding Model at Council

    By Roger Gaudet
    Towards a New Funding Model

    The Canada Council for the Arts has been supporting the evolution of the arts in Canada for nearly 60 years. Along the way we too have had to evolve, keeping pace with innovations in the arts and with the shifting social context in which artists and arts organizations operate.  Soon the Canada Council will evolve again: We are moving towards the implementation of a new suite of national, non-disciplinary programs. The number of funding programs will be drastically reduced....

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  • 5
    Jan

    Video interview: Jean Grondin, philosopher

    By Blog Editors
    Jean Grondin (Photo: Claude Lacasse)

    Jean Grondin is the winner of the 2014 Canada Council Molson Prize (social sciences).  A professor of philosophy at the Université de Montréal and the author of some 20 works, translated into 15 languages, on hermeneutics, metaphysics and German philosophy, his publications include The Universality of Hermeneutics, Introduction to Metaphysics. He has also published authoritative works on Heidegger, and Kant, as well as personal essays such as Du ...

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  • 22
    Dec

    Convergence: Clea+Antoine – The art/technology question continues…

    By Sheri Nault
    Performance by Clea Minaker and Antoine Bédard. Photo : Rita Taylor/The Banff Centre

    This is the 12th in a series of posts from guest bloggers at Convergence: an International Summit on Art and Technology at The Banff Centre, from November 27-29, 2014. Part 1: It's Time to #ConvergeBanff Part 2: Anthropomorphized Futures and Relationships With Technology Part 3: Interview with Cindy Poremba Part 4: Art, Technology, Process and Tool Part 5: Craft, Collaboration and Computing in Art Part 6: Human 2446271, Bear ...

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  • 18
    Dec

    Convergence: Fly Me to the Moon – Reflections on Hiroaki Umeda’s Holistic Strata

    By Kirstie McCallum
    Émile-Antoine Bayard and Alphonse de Neuville, from Jules Verne's Around the Moon

    This is the 11th in a series of posts from guest bloggers at Convergence: an International Summit on Art and Technology at The Banff Centre, from November 27-29, 2014 Part 1: It's Time to #ConvergeBanff Part 2: Anthropomorphized Futures and Relationships With Technology Part 3: Interview with Cindy Poremba Part 4: Art, Technology, Process and Tool Part 5: Craft, Collaboration and Computing in Art Part 6: Human 2446271, Bear 7...

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  • 17
    Dec

    Convergence: Somatic Invitation – Reflections on a Conversation with Marie-Claude Poulin (kondition pluriel)

    By Kirstie McCallum
    Neural correlates of consciousness

    This is the 10th in a series of posts from guest bloggers at Convergence: an International Summit on Art and Technology at The Banff Centre, from November 27-29, 2014. Part 1: It's Time to #ConvergeBanff Part 2: Anthropomorphized Futures and Relationships With Technology Part 3: Interview with Cindy Poremba Part 4: Art, Technology, Process and Tool Part 5: Craft, Collaboration and Computing in Art Part 6: Human 2446271, B...

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  • 16
    Dec

    Convergence: On Fisheyes and Language – Reflections on an Interview with Michael Naimark

    By Kirstie McCallum
    Maya Deren, still from Meshes in the Afternoon, 1943

    This is the 9th in a series of posts from guest bloggers at Convergence: an International Summit on Art and Technology at The Banff Centre, from November 27-29, 2014. Part 1: It's Time to #ConvergeBanff Part 2: Anthropomorphized Futures and Relationships With Technology Part 3: Interview with Cindy Poremba Part 4: Art, Technology, Process and Tool Part 5: Craft, Collaboration and Computing in Art Part 6: Human 2446271, Be...

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