Happy Indigenous Day – June 21, 2017!!!

…and, Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

“Indigenous Voices Rising”


Has mainstream success changed the role of Indigenous culture within native communities? This event celebrates the rise of indigenous storytelling and considers the challenges facing artists and writers who seek to remain both culturally relevant and commercially viable. In partnership with PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue series.


Lisa Charleyboy is a First Nations writer living in Toronto. She has written for The Guardian, MSN Canada, CBC, Indian Country Today, and THIS Magazine. She is the Editor-In-Chief ofUrban Native Magazine, which focuses pop culture with an Indigenous twist and a contributing arts editor for Spirit magazine.

Cherie Dimaline is a novelist. Her 2007 fiction debut Red Rooms won the Anskohk Fiction Book of the Year Award. She is the editor of FNH Magazine, an Aboriginal student periodical; Muskrat Magazine, an online indigenous publication; and FACE, a national print quarterly focused on food sovereignty and culture. Her short fiction has been anthologized internationally. Cherie?s novel The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy was published by Theytus Books in 2013.

Lee Maracle is a First Nations author and critic whose work combines poetry, fiction, non-fiction, myth and memoir to retell traditional Indigenous stories within modern contexts. Her work focuses on culture and history and the struggle of Indigenous communities against racism, sexism and economic dependency.

Gerald McMaster is a curator, author, artist and educator and a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture & Curatorial Practice at The Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University. McMaster has curated collections at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. In 2006 he was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.

Moderated by Lenard Monkman, community organizer, co-founder of Red Rising Magazine and CBC Indigenous journalist.

re-blogged James Joyce quotes

adding to the below a YouTube bio that sparked an online debate — see commentary

YouTube credit for “Biography: James Joyce”: published on Jan 3, 2013 by Pobednik1985  with subtitles in Serbian, just to make it more linguistic

James Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet. Below is a list of some Inspirational James Joyce Quotes. He contributed […] The post Inspirational James Joyce Quotes appeared first on Logical Quotes.

via Inspirational James Joyce Quotes — Logical Quotes

“To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher.”

“Shut your eyes and see.”

“And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.”

“They lived and laughed and loved and left.”

“There’s no friends like the old friends.”

“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”

“The movements which work revolutions in the world are born out of the dreams and visions in a peasant’s heart on the hillside.”

“Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.”

“His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before.”

“Life is too short to read a bad book.”

“Moments of their secret life together burst like stars upon his memory.”

“One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”

“I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.”

“But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires.”

“Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.”

“This race and this country and this life produced me, he said. I shall express myself as I am.”

“He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.”

“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.”

“I fear those big words, Stephen said, which make us so unhappy.”

“The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit.”

“I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use — silence, exile, and cunning.”

“Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.”

“First we feel. Then we fall.”

“Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves.”

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”

“Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.”

“The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring.”

“It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.”

“Why is it that words like these seem dull and cold? Is it because there is no word tender enough to be your name?”

“Love loves to love love.”

“You made me confess the fears that I have. But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a lifelong mistake and perhaps as long as eternity too.”

re James Joyce:

hot docs going on even as we speak

Sacred (screening only Tue 13 June)
Official Selection—IDFA 2016
“Gentle, optimistic, remarkable.” – Variety

Exultant and mind-expanding, Sacred takes you around the world and immerses you in spiritual practices in more than 25 countries. Shot by over 40 filmmaking teams, Academy Award–winner Thomas Lennon orchestrates this immersive and revelatory look at religion in its various forms with a celebratory undertone, offering a refreshingly positive tribute to the universality of faith and belief, whether it’s Buddhist monks in Japan or a woman watering her garden in Vancouver. Visually dazzling, emotionally stirring and gigantic in scope—you’ve never seen anything quite like it.



A Better Man

(screening until June 26, 2017)

“Highly compassionate…A beautiful film.” – The Globe and Mail

We bring back one of hottest tickets at this year’s Hot Docs festival to give Toronto a chance to catch this early favourite. Over 20 years ago, Toronto-based Attiya Khan was in a physically abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend, Steve. Today, she’s a prominent feminist who has worked for women’s shelters across the U.S. and Canada. Khan has teamed with local filmmaker Lawrence Jackman to create a unique documentary that aims to evolve the conversation around domestic abuse. Steve agrees to appear on camera to explicitly discuss the violence he inflicted on Attiya and their troubled relationship. Among this year’s Hot Docs Festival’s most emotionally stunning films, A Better Man takes a brave and open-minded approach to processing trauma and healing.

Directors Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman will be in attendance for post-screening Q&As on Friday, June 9 (6:30pm), Saturday, June 10 (6:30pm) and Sunday, June 11 (8:45pm). Professor Judah Oudshoorn will participate in the Saturday, June 10 (6:30pm) Q&A.

Featured guests of Intervention Productions: Aboriginal Legal Services, Canadian Labour Congress, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Counterpoint, Family Service Toronto, OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation), Rainbow Health Ontario, White Ribbon, Woman Abuse Council of Toronto, Women’s Habitat and YWCA Toronto.


and, of course:


Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 PM premiere sold out, sorry

Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms gets six fresh perspectives with In the Name of All Canadians, a compilation of short documentaries commissioned by Hot Docs. From Indigenous rights to the controversial ‘notwithstanding clause,’ participating filmmakers take the Charter’s key tenets off the page and into the lived experiences of the country we call home.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. World premiere media sponsor: Maclean’s.

Tickets for the run of screenings starting on Friday, June 30 have regular pricing:$12 (Members: $8, $5, Free)

La Charte des droits et libertés du Canada sous six nouvelles perspectives dans le film In the Name of All Canadians , une compilation de documentaires courts-métrages commandés par Hot Docs. Des droits autochtones à la controversée « clause nonobstant », les cinéastes participants intègrent les principes clés de la Charte aux expériences vécues dans ce pays qui est le nôtre.Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada et du gouvernement de l’Ontario. World premiere media sponsor: Maclean’s.

Les billets pour la série de projections débutant le vendredi, 30 juin seront vendus au prix régulier de $12 (membres: 8$, 5$, gratuit)

In the Name of All Canadians

too bad if u too missed this one with ArtSci Salon

This talk + discussion is hosted by ArtSci Salon and the Public Visualization Lab. Thanks to the Fields Institute for supporting us!


Quantum Theory and Creative Practice

Panel Discussion

Thursday April 27, 2017 6-8 pm

Great Hall at OCAD University

100 McCaul St., Toronto, Canada

The expanding interest in quantum phenomena by interdisciplinary artists recently inspired interactive installations, electronic music, animations and video installations such as Schrödinger’s video animation viewed 80 000 times on the ABC science website, the FutureEverything Moscow Festival in 2016 and the first Quantum Art exhibition in space in collaboration between NASA, ESA and MIT, 2015. These artworks attest to the importance of art, science and design collaborations and the ability to communicate to the larger public the complexity of significant yet often perceived abstract scientific disciplines.

The Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) series present an international program of evening gatherings spanning North America, expanding to Europe that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations.

For this LASER event held at the Ontario College of Art University we focus on quantum phenomena, visualization, and creative practice. We have invited a panel of interdisciplinary artists and researchers in the hope of engaging in a sustained and rigorous discussion with our presenters and the audience on topics related to quantum physics, visualization, art and design.

Panelists will include:

Martin LaForest

Senior Manager, Scientific Outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

Karin von Ompteda

Assistant Professor

OCAD University

Laura De Decker

Independent Artist


Jason Irizawa


Ryerson University

Please, note that due to unexpected circumstances Prof. Raymond Laflamme will not be able to attend this time.


Monday April 24 to Thursday 27, 2017

Great Hall at OCAD University

100 McCaul St., Toronto, Canada

OCAD University’s Public Visualization Lab is pleased to also present an exhibition of posters interpreting quantum concepts through visual form. The posters are the outcome of an exploration of six different concepts that describe the peculiar characterists of quantum reality. Works will be on display in the Great Hall before and during the panel discussion. Poster created by Bailey McGinn, Jason Etcovitch, Jasmine Leung, Kate McDermott, Calvin Calenda, Sharon Leung. Coordinated by Ali Qadeer and Patricio Davila.

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