On Measures – February 1 2013

We’re thrilled to announce the Inaugural Queen’s WIDEN (Workshops for Inter-Discipline Exchange and Novelty): On Measures February 1 2013, 2-4pm room 021 in the basement of the New Medical Building (15 Arch Street) All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Moderator: Daniel Paluzzi, Medicine Presentations: How Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect the Ability to Respond to Music? Ashley […]

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On Senses, November 10, 2011

SENSES November 10 2011 “Tasting Cosmopolitanism in the City: The Different Forms and Value of Everyday Cosmopolitanism” by Sarah Cappeliez (Sociology) “Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments 2.0: A Lecture Recital” by Eric Leung (Music) “The Molecular Fingerprint of Disease: Sherlock Holmes Meets Watson and Crick” by Justin Besant (Biomedical Engineering) Moderated by Massey College Saul […]

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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 Time, March 16, 2011

WIDEN: On Time 4:00–6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Grad Room at Graduate House, 66 Harbord St. RSVP on Facebook All welcome. No advance registration required.   Presentations:   Novelty and Nostalgia in American Modernist Literature Alexander Eastwood (English) Over the past decade, queer theorists have been preoccupied with articulating theories of time, and the […]

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On Relationships, February 8, 2011

Relationships February 8 2011 J.C. BOURQUE: lobbyists in da house (business) ERIK LEUNG: stravinsky gets neo-classical (music) JONATHAN TAM: roberton davies and ploughright college (law)

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On the Supernatural, October 30 2009

Supernovae: Bridge to the Supernatural Santiago Gonzalez, Astronomy We report anguishing tales of death and afterlife in the fascinating world of stars in space. Occasionally, the normally peaceful and harmonious ambiance of your galactic neighbourhood is disturbed by dreadful and terrible catastrophic events. What you thought was a nice cute blue giant star suddenly collapses […]

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On Voice, April 29 2009

It’s Not What You Say…It’s How You Responsively Vary the Physical Dimensions of Your Voice Greg Schell and Dominique Vuvan (Psychology) We propose that beyond the exchange of specific information, the physical dimensions (pitch, timbre etc.) of one’s voice can also be laden with consequential non-verbal information that helps determine social status. While these dimensions […]

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