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 […]

Art in Progress – How Artists Face Obstacles

Art in Progress – How Artists Face Obstacles

     Every year, META pushes young artists to help develop their skills in creating thought-provoking pieces that challenges traditional art. This not only helps make their goal and vision easier to achieve, but it will also allow them to overcome obstacles, and hone the skills that they are developing. Here is a sneak preview […]

10 Tips On Shining Up Your Portfolio

10 Tips On Shining Up Your Portfolio

      Portfolio interviews can be scary, especially if you don’t know how to package your work. Here are a couple of tips from Alex Alter on how to polish up your portfolio before your next interview. 1. Always try to create that “WOW moment” Your goal when you show your portfolio to your […]