On Social Fabric, October 27, 2011

This, the first event in the City WIDEN series, City WIDEN: Social Fabric, is a co-production with The Textile Museum of Canada: On Social Fabric October 27, 7:30 pm, $5 at The Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto Featuring the following presentations: “The Knitters are Coming!” by Megan Ingman Founder and Owner of […]

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Ooops! October 20, 2011

OOPS! October 20 2011 “Wissen soellen alle saeligen: An unexpected finding of a medieval Hoheliedauslegung” by Johanna Rodda (Medieval Studies) “Famous mistakes of mathematics” by Louis-Philippe Thibault (Mathematics) “Oops, we did it again: pollsters explain why they weren’t as good as promised” by Sam Norris (Economics) Moderated by Massey College Junior Fellow and founder of […]

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On Change, October 4, 2011

CHANGE October 4 2011 “Take Your Right To The City: An Examination of Tempelhof Airport” by Elizabeth Krasner (Architecture) “Computer-aided Drug Development, or ‘How is a laptop like a test tube?’” by Abe Heifets (Computer Science) “A Narrative of the Egyptian Revolution as a Reclamation of Public Space” by Sherif Kinawy (Civil Engineering)

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On Events, October 12, 2011

WIDEN: On Events 4:00–6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Grad Room, 66 Harbord St., Toronto RSVP on Facebook All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Presentations: “We Have the Ability to Create the Headlines”: Made-for-TV Planning and the Politics of Urban Knowledge Creation David Roberts (Geography) In this paper, I argue that the World Cup […]

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On Construction: September 21, 2011

The Misunderstanding of Memes: Constructing the Idea of an Idea Virus Jeremy Burman, Psychology The notion that ideas are spread by social infection as “memes” (the cultural equivalents of genes) emerged through interactions between scholars, journalists, and the letter-writing public. This talk will present a summary of an article in press at “Perspectives on Science.” […]

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On Expression: June 1, 2011

3-4 pm, in the Winters Senior Common Room (rm. 021WC) Alberto Munarriz, Department of Music “Traditional music genres and current expressive needs” In this presentation I center on the processes through which musicians and producers are able to manipulate the boundaries of instrumental tango by incorporating non-traditional musical elements and new technologies in order to […]

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On Recovery: May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011, 3-4 pm, Winters Senior Common Room (rm. 021WC) Brian de Lima, Department of Music “Trauma of the head and heart: Effects on a musician’s creative output” Marnina Norys, Department of Social and Political Thought “Caregiving, prescriptive technology and technological rationality”

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On Waste, November 24, 2011

WASTE November 24 2011 “Laneway Housing: Inhabiting Wasted Spaces Within the City” by Utako Tanebe (Architecture) “Waste not, want not: Using CSIA to monitor the remediation of contaminated groundwater” by Calvin Chan (Geology) “The economic consequences and constitutionality of penalties for anti-competitive conduct in Canada’s Competition Act” by Grant Bishop (Law) Moderated by Massey College […]

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On Shifts and Movement, April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011 Presentations: Ethical Movement and Paralysis Karen Dewart McKewen, Communication Studies Through this WIDEN presentation, I will attempt to briefly outline, and open up a conversation about, the ethical substance and significance of metamodernism. This emerging cultural theory describes the current Western ethos as continually in movement “between a typically modern commitment […]

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On Blood, March 30, 2011

WIDEN: On Blood 4:00–6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Grad Room at Graduate House, 66 Harbord St. RSVP on Facebook All welcome. No advance registration required. Presentations: Modelling the Flow of Individual Neutrophils in Microchannels Lindsey Fiddes (Chemistry) This presentation describes the results of experimental study of the flow of soft objects through microchannels. This […]

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