Teaching

Courses Taught & Designed

MDSD01H3Y Senior Seminar: Topics in Media and Arts
(Fourth Year Undergraduate Seminar)

University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Arts, Culture and Media

Summer 2022

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This interdisciplinary seminar course explores the collusion between new and computational media and artistic practice. Students will be introduced to a wide range of contemporary artistic methods and critical theories that emphasize creative engagements with various media forms. Central themes of inquiry include virtual and augmented reality works, artificial intelligence art, algorithmic art, virtual dance and motion capture, electronic literatures, intermedial performance, and digital media. Through student-led seminar presentations, in-class debates, and experiential practice-based engagements with creative technologies, this course will interrogate the theory-praxis divide through a series of critical frameworks — queer, feminist, critical race, and anti-colonial — and illustrate how intermedial approaches to the arts challenge (and transform) existing practices, disciplines, and ways of expression. Particular focus will be made on the relationship between artistic praxis, humanities research, and public intervention, towards the framing of art as “aesthetic action” (Robinson 2016) to explore the sociopolitical affects of aesthetic and sensory interventions.

Guest Lectures - Academic

"Performance and the Archive"

University of Toronto - Faculty of Information
INF2184H: Appraisal for Records Retention and Archives Acquisition (Graduate Course)

"Introduction to Playwriting"
Western University - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Writing 2520A - WriteNow! Speaker Series (Undergraduate Course)

"Dramatic Writing"

Western University - Department of English and Writing Studies

Writing 1000F/G - The Writer's Studio (Undergraduate Course)

Selected Invited Talks, Presentations, and Workshops

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) PlayConnect Playwright Reading Series
(via Femme Folks Fest, Pat The Dog Theatre Creation) - 12 March 2021, Virtual

WordsFest London Canada
9 November 2020, Virtual; 3 November 2018, Museum London (London, Ontario)

Unscripted Speaker Series (with Kim Solga and Joshua Lambier)
14 March 2019, TAP Centre for Creativity (London, Ontario)

 

WriteNow! Speaker Series (with Cherie Dimaline)

14 November 2018, Western University (London, Ontario)

 

LOMP (London Open Mic Poetry) Reading Series
26 September 2018, Western University (London, Ontario)

 

Poetry London (with Shane Neilson and Tom Cull)
19 September 2018, Landon Branch (London, Ontario)

 

Power of the Arts National Forum

7 February 2018, The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (Montréal, Québec)

Newmarket National Ten-Minute Play Festival

23 July 2017, Pickering Theatre (Newmarket, Ontario)

 

Theatre Ancaster Summer Theatre School

Various Dates, Summer 2015 and 2016, Theatre Ancaster (Ancaster, Ontario)