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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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  • 12
    Dec

    5 questions: composer ThierryTidrow, winner of the 2014 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music for his work

    Thierry Tidrow

    A Canadian composer who’s making waves: Thierry Tidrow, winner of the 2014 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music Franco-Ontarian composer Thierry Tidrow is the winner of the 2014 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music for his work Au fond du Cloître humide. Thierry has collaborated with many performers and ensembles across Europe and North America, including the Asko-Schönberg Ensemble, the Ereprijs Orkest, Utrecht’s In...

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  • 10
    Dec

    Canada Dance Mapping Study Update

    By Caroline Lussier

    While you’re busy teaching, rehearsing, and dancing – alone or in a group, in the studio, in the street or on the stage – here in Ottawa, at the Council offices, we are continuing to work on our mission with this study: raising awareness of dance and those who practice it across the nation. A lot has happened since we last updated you, and today I’d like to share the most recent activities in the Canada Dance Mapping Study.   Yes I Dance survey It was wonderful t...

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  • 10
    Dec

    Convergence: What Are We Converging To?

    By Ben Bogart
    Self-Organized Landscape #4, 2009 (Architectural Study from Video)

    This is the 8th 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 71...

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  • 9
    Dec

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Keeping the GG Spirit Alive through the Holidays

    By Mireille Allaire
    The Council Council’s public events with the GG winners, held November 26 and 27, 2014.

      The fall is my favorite time of year because I get to work on the Governor General's Literary Awards (GGs), recognizing Canada’s best books.  From coordinating various aspects of the celebration and overseeing partnerships to writing the news releases and reaching out to the finalists, winners, their publishers, and media, it’s a fun and busy time. The only thing I dislike about the fall? The campaign keeps me so busy that I don’t have as much time as I...

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