We attended (and some participated in) the #Occupy Vancouver event at the downtown Art Gallery. This was the CultureNet outing for Fall 2011.
CultureNet/Capilano U. faculty Roger Farr hosts the LSBA/CNET Punk Panel before the October 4th screening of Susanne Tabata’s 2010 documentary Bloodied But Unbowed at the North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts. The documentary offered a look at the city’s vibrant punk scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The director and local musicians were in attendance for a post-screening Q/A session. Below, Roger Farr, novelist Michael Turner, and punk musician Jill Bain (aka Jade Blade) – provide pre-screening musings on punk and the politics of “everyday life.”
Convener/faculty member Brian Ganter and 2nd-year Student Christoper Gallardo-Ganaban attended the 2011 SIGGRAPH computer animation and graphics convention, held downtown at the Vancouver Convention Centre, August 7-11, 2011. Images from the floor below.
Chat Live is an ongoing program at Capilano U. that ran once again this Fall 2010. Chat Live involves a series of informal discussions over lunch (always on Thursday, 11:30-12:30) on Thursdays throughout the term, covering a variety of topics from Facebook to human rights, from art to genocide.
Chat Live details and website here.
This past Fall term, the CultureNet program sponsored one of the sessions: “Bring the Change: Exploring Art and Social Change.”
Our session’s topic was the broad spectrum of visual, musical, and written works (the creations of Picasso, Jenny Holzer, Michael Moore, Radiohead, Diego Rivera, and Bruce Mau to name only a few) that have harnessed art + technology as a spark for small- and large-scale political changes in our world.
Our sessions ran on three different dates:
Thursday, Sepember 30 · 11:30am – 12:30pm
“Bring the Change: Art and Social Change”
Co-Hosted by Brian Ganter, Charles Macaulay, and James Siddall
Thursday, October 21 · 11:30am – 12:30pm
“Worlds of Change: Art and Social Change Across the Globe”
Co-Hosted by Brian Ganter and Betsy Agar
Thursday, November 25 · 11:30am – 12:30pm
“Visualizing change: Talking about Digital Art in the 21st Century”
Co-Hosted by Brian Ganter and Aurelea Mahood
The photos below are from session #2.