Let’s celebrate women's invention, innovation and creativity on International Women’s Day!
On March 8th, step away from the technologies and process of the 21st century for a little while. Discover some of the earliest inventions by women, and some of the most recent. Meet Doreen Dotto, the inventor of uKloo, the popular children’s reading game http://ukloo.com/. Find out how Crowdfunding is redefining the invention process. Participate in a playful creativity moment to get the juices going.
Join us at the Academy of the Impossible on Thursday, January 24 for the latest in our series examining online culture, communication and identity construction.
Communication and cultural production are always part performance, but our online spaces are perfectly equipped for theatrics: social distance, instant feedback mechanisms and potential for a broad audience. As with other types of performance, in our online exchanges we often act out (and reflect, critique, subvert) the very power struggles that define our lives, culture, and communities.
Community organizer Steph Guthrie and podcaster, comedian and part-time ginger Dan Speerin co-lead an event that, very much like our online interactions, will be part discussion and part performance. As a group we’ll literally act out the ways we perform and witness performance online, including meme production, sharing, profile curation, trolling, and advocacy. The event begins promptly at 7pm.
Join us at the Academy of the Impossible on Thursday, November 15 for the latest in our series examining the Internet and online culture.
Tensions between concepts of anonymity, accountability, and freedom of expression online have been a hot topic in tech-centric circles for some time. But over the past several weeks a string of high-profile public events has thrust these discussions into the mainstream, ushering much-needed exposure and scrutiny alongside an inclination towards clumsy and often reductive framing of the complex dynamics involved.
In this edition, Steph Guthrie, community organizer and author of a recent editorial on online culture and identity, leads a discussion about our evolving understanding of the relationship between online and offline identity. The salon is expected to touch on notions of gender, bullying, privacy, vigilantism, and internet idealism. The event begins promptly at 7pm.
Non-Stop Impossible Hip-Hop gathers at The Academy of the Impossible to discuss, create, and reflect upon the music, videos, articles, and current cultural developments of hip hop culture in the Canadian, American and international contexts.
NSIHH is an invitation to get creatively involved in a community of like-minded hip-hop heads, and to share our speech, rhymes and life with one another to help Toronto continue being the world class hip-hop mecca that it is!
We look forward to you sharing your hip-hop thoughts, rhymes, music and energy with everyone else, cause it don't stop!
This week's topics: Women, sexuality, LGBTQ issues in hip-hop, female icons in hip-hop history and the future