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Workman Arts & CAMH Foundation Gifts of Light

Art Cart Reception featuring Mindful MCs Live

2019-03-20T18:00:00.000-04:00 2019-03-20T20:00:00.000-04:00 Art Cart is a partnership between Workman Arts and Gifts of Light, which pairs established Workman Arts member artists with CAMH client services to provide peer-to-peer arts programming with professional materials. The weekly workshops connect clients with artists in recovery through art instruction. The Art Cart program engages clients in a process of creation that not only provides recreational richness, expressive agency and quality of life, but allows clients to create pieces that are theirs to keep. The entire unit benefits from the personalization and beautification of clinical spaces. **Featuring work by participating CAMH programs:** Early Psychosis Unit, General Forensic Units 1-2/1-3/2-5, Engaging Consumers in Opportunities for Recovery Education (ENCORE), Concurrent Addiction Inpatient Treatment Service (CAITS), Integrated Rehab Unit, Mood and Anxiety Inpatient Unit, Concurrent Outpatient Medical & Psychological Addiction Support Services (COMPASS), Learning Employment Advocacy Recreation Network (LEARN), and Complex Care and Recovery **Artist facilitators:** Apanaki Temitayo M, Claro Cosco, Ella Mitchell, Hanan Hazime, Laura Shintani, Lorette Luzajic, Steven Lewis https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1549409304-workman-arts-art-cart-postcard-front.jpg CONFIRMED
March 20, 6:00 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Dames Making Games

Building Safety, Inclusivity and Trust at the Table

2019-03-20T19:00:00.000-04:00 2019-03-20T21:00:00.000-04:00 ## Interested in creating a more inclusive and safe tabletop community? Want to learn about tools for trust you can bring to to your group? This is the talk series for you! #DMGRPG presents talks from local community organizers, experienced GMs and game designers Kate Bullock and Daniel Kwan! ### Kate Bullock Creating safer spaces extends from conventions to communities to our game table. Kate will talk about different safety tools, what safety means, what it feels like in game, and how to gain the trust of your players to make your games and your GMing more than it has been before. She will also invite you think about what your game says about you, the community you function in, and how you can make sure your games reflect your core values and the values of your community. Kate is a game designer, community organizer and so much more! Learn more about her work at bluestockings.ca ### Daniel Kwan Join podcaster and game designer Daniel Kwan for a discussion of best GM practices at the table, building a culture of safety, and creating the most inclusive game you can. Daniel is the co-host of the Asians Represent podcast and one of the co-founders of Level Up Gaming, an organization that provides adults with autism and other disabilities opportunities to develop their social skills through group gaming experiences. Through Dundas West Games, Daniel is publishing Ross Rifles, a storytelling game about the horrors of the First World War. Learn more about his work at [levelupgaming.ca](http://levelupgaming.ca), [danielhkwan.com](http://danielhkwan.com), [dundaswestgames.com](http://dundaswestgames.com) https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1552063375-46c08b9f53494131a045b710b50c6995.jpg CONFIRMED
March 20, 7:00 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Canceled Wavelength Music Series

Navigating Unwritten Codes

2019-02-12T19:00:00.000-05:00 2019-02-12T21:00:00.000-05:00 Presented in partnership with City Hall Live Panelists: * Carmen Elle (DIANA) * Rosina Kazi (Bricks & Glitter, Unit 2, LAL) * Daniel Mack (Unit 2) * Kayla McGee (The Music Gallery) * Les Seaforth (FiveDollar RapShow, More Or Les) * with moderator, Emma Bortolon-Vettor (Wavelength, Bonnie Trash, FPOP) Plus! [Live set by HEAVEN](https://soundcloud.com/hvnheart) (cosmic avant-pop) FREE admission (seating first come, first served) Plus free coffee/tea & cookies! So you started a band, eh? Maybe a new theatre company, or a dance troupe. How do you break into the scene in your city? Who do you talk to, and what are these unwritten rules and codes that we abide by and for some reason, tend to conform to? Maybe you don’t like these rules and this scene and so you start a new crew for a new scene. Let’s write down these unwritten rules and stand them on their heads. It’s time for us to crack these codes and bake a cake with one hell of a recipe. DIY scenes are built on unwritten codes in how we construct and negotiate scenes, and for a ton of reasons: economics, demographics, and geography are a few of the heavy hitters. Others might be a lack of documentation or mentorship, or different expectations of what constitutes fairness. What is the situation like in Toronto and how does it differ from a smaller community? How have these sometimes secretive ways of DIY culture benefitted or limited growth of an arts culture and its subsets of expression? We have invited guest panellists to share their stories and expertise. This discussion aims to objectively quantify the parameters of these unwritten codes around collaboration, networking, knowledge/expertise, and finance. https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1548297168-506902482108321982548027451211049161457664o.jpg CANCELLED
February 12, 7:00 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Canceled Dames Making Games

Teen Larp Night: The Slumber Party

2018-12-15T18:00:00.000-05:00 2018-12-15T21:00:00.000-05:00 Do you know or are you a teen interested in live-action roleplay? Does learning more about playing and making games that are about real-life situations and problems interest you? Want to play a game about teens with teens? The Slumber Party is for you! Among young girls, there is one ritual that has been sacred forever: The Slumber Party. A place of growth, secrets, friendship, independence, and exploration, the slumber party is often a place where girls learn about themselves and others. Set in 1997, this is a larp about a group of friends from an American city that is heavily diverse. Growing up there means you often have friends who deal with multiple marginalized identities. Marginalized identities are social identities that are put at the fringe of a society. For example, it is hard to be a first-generation immigrant, but the oppression begins to stack up when you are first generation, impoverished and a woman. Each player plays a girl (of any experience) who deals with multiple marginalized identities, and navigates them every day. At 12 they are the “losers,” however their lack of popularity is not important to them as they have forged a strong solidarity with each other despite their various identities and differences. They’ve come together for their friend’s 13th birthday, celebrated with the girls’ first slumber party. All the characters will reveal secrets, deepen their friendships, and share in the magic of growing up. Facilitator: Nicole Winchester will facilitate this game by American designer Jonaya Kemper from #Feminism 2nd Printing. It deals with: coming of age, intersectional feminism, multiple marginalized identities, sexuality, dancing, intergroup dynamics, racism, immigration, sexism, friendship, and LGBTQI themes. https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1542162268-slumber-party.png CANCELLED
December 15, 6:00 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Carolyn Wu

Queer + Trans BIPOC Shorts Night - Round 3

2018-12-07T18:30:00.000-05:00 2018-12-07T22:00:00.000-05:00 Celebrate local queer & trans Black / Indigenous / people of colour filmmakers by catching some free short films! All films feature queer and trans BIPOC in major roles in front of or behind the camera. Free admission, but donations are happily accepted FEATURING FILMS BY: * ADALYN DÍAZ * AJ * ASHLEY CARANTO MORFORD * AYO TSALITHABA * ENNA * EVELYN PAKINEWATIK * JL WHITECROW * JUSTIN * LU ASFAHA * MARVELLOUS GROUNDS & MINSOOK LEE * RHONDA LUCY * SAMAY ARCENTALES CAJAS * TAMAI KOBAYASHI * THOKO MASIKINI * XICA DADIVA PLUS, support local artists: * ANGELO LUU * [CASSIE “POETIC” TRUTH](https://www.instagram.com/the_poetictruth/) * [COMPRAAR](https://www.instagram.com/compraar/) * [GRRRL SPELLS](http://www.instagram.com/grrrlspells) * [MELANCHOLY QUEERS CLUB](https://www.instagram.com/melancholyqueersclub/) * SAMAY * [SOMETHING NICE SUPPLY](https://www.instagram.com/somethingnicesupply/) * [TONI MARLOW CLOTHING](https://www.instagram.com/toni_marlow_co/) * [WY JOUNG KOU](https://www.instagram.com/okkouu) * ZAHRA BAKHSH ### About the organizer [Carolyn Wu](http://www.carolyn-wu.com) is a cis queer Chinese filmmaker and community organizer. When she’s not writing, directing, or drinking bubble tea, she seeks new ways to champion both her community and the work of other queer and trans BIPOC creators. https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1541019010-qtbipoc-shorts-night-round-3cover-photo.jpg CONFIRMED
December 7, 6:30 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Charles Street Video + Siggraph

VR/360 Weekend Workout!

2018-11-30T18:00:00.000-05:00 2018-12-02T18:00:00.000-05:00 TONE UP YOUR VR/36O MUSCLES at our VR/360 weekend workout! Over the course of this weekend workout workshop, you will get hands-on training of both camera gear and production software, allowing you to level up your media skills, or dive into it for the first time. We will feature industry speakers discussing new approaches to creative and production processes, and there will be training on camera gear and editing/compositing software. Through each stage of instruction there will be hands-on experimenting, with an end product that is shot and edited on site. Whether you are just getting started, or are looking for tips and tricks to help you create the best experience, you’ll get to exercise your muscles. Our keynote speaker on Friday evening is Nancy Eperjesy, Co-Founder and CEO of Mettle, the software company that developed the newest editing and compositing plugins adopted into Adobe Creative Cloud for AfterEffects and Premiere. She will share insights on the VR/360 industry, and how these new tools are standardizing production and making it accessible to users, creative and technical alike. Saturday will feature instructor Mike Dopsa, who will give an overview on the VR/360 production process, camera gear, and shooting 360 footage. He will then give an introduction to the Mettle plugins in AfterEffects and Premiere. Later in the day, he will give specific instruction on the cameras we will be using for the workshop, and then we will be going out to shoot footage in and around the Toronto Media Arts Centre. Sunday features Mike Dopsa again, giving more in-depth and hands-on instruction for the Mettle plugins, which will then be used to import the footage you shot on Saturday, experiment with editing techniques, compositing effects, and export for viewing. Additional concepts will be discussed throughout the weekend, including 360/VR storytelling techniques, sound design and volumetrics. Beer and snacks will be served Friday evening. Light snacks in the morning and lunch will be served Saturday and Sunday. https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1543014466-mettlemantravrsiggraph.jpg CONFIRMED
November 30–December 2
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Gamma Space Collaborative Studio

Friends Play Games #112

2018-10-01T18:30:00.000-04:00 2018-10-01T21:30:00.000-04:00 Friends Play Games (formerly Games With Friends) is our monthly, inclusive, free and open to the public game playing event at Gamma Space's new home in the Toronto Media Arts Centre! Come play video, tabletop and social games of all kinds. Bring one with you, or jump into something unfamiliar when you arrive. We have extra screens and controllers on hand if you need some extra help getting things running. Friends Play Games has ambassadors from the Gamma Space and Dames Making Games community present to help you get into the game, and will help organize some of the activities. If you have any questions, they’ll be happy to get you sorted out. Friends Play Games is about the shared social experience and opportunity to play, so bring an open-mind and leave your work at the door. If you’re a game dev, you’re welcome to bring your work-in-progress games to show and play test. When you’re finished, take some time to process what you observed, and hang out at another game. We have a companion event monthly called Friends Make Games that you and come talk shop and workout ideas with like-minded game devs. Running for over five years, Friends Play Games is a great way to meet some of Toronto’s game development community and those who support them. https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1526222449-fpg-picatic.png CONFIRMED
October 1, 6:30 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Early Monthly Segments

Early Monthly Segments #102 = Karel Doing in person!

2018-07-11T20:00:00.000-04:00 2018-07-11T22:00:00.000-04:00 Early Monthly Segments is pleased to return with program #102 featuring Karel Doing from the Netherlands in person at the magnificent new Toronto Media Arts Centre in Queen West. Currently living in the UK, Karel Doing is in Ontario teaching a course at LIFT and participating in the Film Farm Independent Imaging Retreat . Doing has been working as an experimental + documentary filmmaker and performer since 1990, with a particular interest in materiality, semiotics and environmentalism. He will present two performance pieces and four 16mm films on July 11 at EMS. The evening’s first performance Pattern/Chaos (2016) is a negotiation between the unpredictability of organic processes and the regularity of frames, optics and motors. Meni features an obsessive unravelling of dance movements that were edited into frenetic patterns and undulating rhythms. Maas Observation, a collaboration with Greg Pope, demonstrates their fascination in the bizarre landscapes of the port of Rotterdam, a stretch of 'neo-nature' with little place for humans, where huge machines seem to move around according to a logic of their own. Whirlwind, a collaboration with Greg Pope, Bea Haut & Ben Hayman is an assemblage of footage shot during performances by Loophole Cinema. The group used lights, lenses, projections and bodily interventions to create immersive cinematic experiences. Energy Energy, a collaboration with Pierre Bastien is a found footage film made from industrial, educational and promotional films from the early 20th century, presenting progressive technological development. This utopia is disturbed by the destructive power of the human mind and the greedy nature of the status quo. Doing’s closing performance Symbiogenesis (2017) consists of a series of repetitive and rhythmical musings on nature and culture, often superimposing the two. 16mm projection is combined with live sound, a layering of optical (found) tracks, a collection of rare records played on a prepared dance-set and sounds produced live via voice and percussive instruments. The title derives from the work of Lynn Margulis and her notion that the convergence of species – rather than their divergence – is driving evolution. https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1530054776-35885438101606087933651651573395040493895680n.jpg CONFIRMED
July 11, 8:00 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Gamma Space Collaborative Studio

Friends Play Games #110

2018-04-30T18:30:00.000-04:00 2018-04-30T21:30:00.000-04:00 Friends Play Games (formerly Games With Friends) is our monthly, inclusive, free and open to the public game playing event at Gamma Space's new home in the Toronto Media Arts Centre! Come play video, tabletop and social games of all kinds. Bring one with you, or jump into something unfamiliar when you arrive. We have extra screens and controllers on hand if you need some extra help getting things running. Friends Play Games has ambassadors from the Gamma Space and Dames Making Games community present to help you get into the game, and will help organize some of the activities. If you have any questions, they’ll be happy to get you sorted out. Friends Play Games is about the shared social experience and opportunity to play, so bring an open-mind and leave your work at the door. If you’re a game dev, you’re welcome to bring your work-in-progress games to show and play test. When you’re finished, take some time to process what you observed, and hang out at another game. We have a companion event monthly called Friends Make Games that you and come talk shop and workout ideas with like-minded game devs. Running for over five years, Friends Play Games is a great way to meet some of Toronto’s game development community and those who support them. https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1526222449-fpg-picatic.png CONFIRMED
April 30, 6:30 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON