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CIPS SK Regina Dec 8th Luncheon: "Creative Citizenship and its impact on the future"
Tue, 12/08/2015
Event Location: 

CIPS Saskatchewan 

presents.. in 

in collaboration with 

U of R,  Department of Computer Science

Computer Science Education Week 


Presenter Name:  

Dr. Megan Smith, Assistant Professor in Creative Technology,

Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Regina


Title of Presentation:  Creative Citizenship and its impact on the future


Venue:   Delta Regina

Date: Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 11:30am -1:15pm



Presentation Overview:

This talk will identify various methods that Creative Technology students and researchers at the University of Regina are engaging with data driven culture and identify how working within this industry is affecting change and building community across local and national society.

'Riding Through Walls' is a new research-creation project in - duration performance in physical computing; a mash-up of terms drawn from fine art and computer science that express the hybrid space that the work sits within. The performance takes shape as a cross-Canada expedition through Google Street-View from behind the bars of a stationary bike. "This is an 18-month performance on 'Air Wing', a networked stationary bicycle that propels me visually through Google map layers at pedaling speed. I am also wearing a Google Glass to take postcard images along route that can be immediately shared with audiences through social media and the performance is broadcast via live stream on YouTube and Google."



Dr. Megan Smith is a new media artist, curator and academic. She holds a PhD from the School of Contemporary Art and Graphic Design, Faculty of Art, Environment & Technology, Leeds Beckett University and is Assistant Professor in Creative Technology and Adjunct in Visual Arts, within the Faculty of Fine Arts and the University of Regina. Her recent research projects include 'Travelling to the Frontier of Creativity', new research routed in understanding and contributing to DIY & Maker Culture and Open-Source sharing networks. This work involves building a series of durational performances using customizable emerging technologies while critiquing the capacity of corporate communication platform's ability to humanize data. Two current works in the series are 'Riding Through Walls' and 'Adrift'. In these projects Smith uses various Google applications and maps, internet services and products such as the Google Glass as a mechanism for making work, connecting with new community world-wide, and socially testing the monetization system of building art works within this industry force.


This event qualifies for 1.5 Education Credit



11:30am          Registration, Networking & Buffet lunch

12:00pm          Welcome, Announcements and Introductions

12:05pm          Presentation

  1:00pm           Questions & Adjournment


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  • Selection of Baked Breads and Rolls
  • Seasonal Greens with Dressing
  • Chefs Selection of Two Salads
  • Crudities and Dip
  • Turkey Dinner 
  • Fresh Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
  • Chefs selection of potato or rice
  • Assorted Squares, Mousses, Creme Caramel
  • Starbucks Brewed regular and Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Tazo Specialty and Herbal Tea

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