The Interface Team: In Conversation

The Interface Team: In Conversation

      The guestbook, navigation, and security of a gallery serve a level of direction for the public to perform in the space. They are conventional features that indicate for example what not to touch, to begin on the right and not the left, and also inspire some sort of concluding and reflective moment. […]

META XVI Takes Over the Streets of Toronto

META XVI Takes Over the Streets of Toronto

There are three aspects integral to exhibiting artwork: the creation, the exhibition and the reception. The artist creates the piece, in hopes of exhibiting it to an audience. Without an audience to experience the work, it does not fulfill its full potential. This is where the Outreach Team comes in. Our intention is to promote META […]

META XVI Chosen Artists

META XVI Chosen Artists

On Friday, March 18, the 4th year New Media final showcase took place in the School of Image Arts building and the Rogers Communication Centre on Ryerson University campus.   After 6 months of hard work, students set up their completed final projects to prepare for their final evaluations. A jury made their rounds from […]

Where Fashion Meets Digital Art

Where Fashion Meets Digital Art

Adidas and White Mountaineering held a fashion show with an installation twist. They incorporated a moving light fixture installation that allowed the models to be lit individually or as a group. This allowed Adidas to push their new fashion line into the ‘light’ of contemporary art. Applications of digital art varies wildly and having this push […]

Kids Develop New Ways of Telling Stories by Hacking Them

Kids Develop New Ways of Telling Stories by Hacking Them

On March 18, a team of volunteers and META hosted a hackathon for kids at the North York Central Library. Kids ages 8-10 got into groups with a team leader, and “hacked a story” using different softwares. The kids learned about new media, digital art, and technology, to make creative interactive stories using programs such as Pixlr, iMovie and […]

Our venue: The Gates

Our venue: The Gates

The venue is one of the most important decisions we, as the curatorial team, had to make for META XVI. With so many options available to us in downtown Toronto, we wanted to ensure that we chose a space that was both suitable for displaying a range of different art works as well as a […]

5 Do’s and Don’ts of LinkedIn

5 Do’s and Don’ts of LinkedIn

      Welcome to the summer hiring rush of March and April. Businesses around this time of year are quickly creating job postings and hiring for summer contracts and internship positions. With only so many jobs available and such a high volume of students things can become very competitive. To get an edge on […]

3 Apps to Defend Against Data Collection

3 Apps to Defend Against Data Collection

Making the Invisible, Visible       We all know our online data is being collected, but do you know by who? This blog post will hopefully highlight the perils of corporate data collection and apps to help combat it. We live in a digital economy, this means majority of our lives are documented online. […]

Bringing the World of New Media into the Classroom

Bringing the World of New Media into the Classroom

        As the educational outreach coordinator for META XVI, I had the opportunity to visit some schools around Toronto to not only spread the word about the upcoming art show, but to educate students about the world of new media.       Ranging from grades 6 to 11, a team of volunteers […]