Culture and Entertainment

Transforming creative practice through technology and engagement

Two major ventures in York’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design have paved the way for a continued upward trajectory that draws together highly diverse areas of creative practice around next-generation technology. The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) at York University has launched two important ventures in the span […]

York University artists spend a sleepless night for Nuit Blanche

Originally launched in Paris with the goal of bringing contemporary art to the masses, Nuit Blanche has established itself as one of the highlights of Toronto’s annual cultural calendar. Each year, this free dusk-to-dawn event enlivens and transforms the city with original art projects ranging from intimate encounters to large-scale spectacles. More than one million […]

Inked in: York prof to launch first digital archive of memorial tattoos

Death leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of those left behind, and an increasing number of individuals are choosing to make that loss visible by commissioning tattoos honouring their deceased loved ones. Now, York University sociology Professor Deborah Davidson (right), along with a cross-disciplinary team of researchers, plans to capture these images – and […]

Annual CineSiege showcases top York student films

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, CineSiege is an externally juried showcase featuring outstanding student productions created in the Department of Film in York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Catch a rising wave of fresh young talent as CineSiege 2012 lights up the silver screen at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The screening will […]