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Media artist and researcher to speak at Wear Me: Art | Technology | Body symposium September 24

Wearable technology

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – Will wearable devices encourage people to exist as one with their environments? Artist and Professor Tom Sherman, recipient of the 2010 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, will address this and other questions in Talking to Nature, a multimedia presentation grounded in his art and theoretical writing, on Thursday, September 24 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Regent Theatre in Oshawa, Ontario. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend this free event.

Tom Sherman
Artist and Professor Tom Sherman, recipient of the 2010 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, will speak at the Wear Me: Art | Technology | Body event.


Who: Tom Sherman, Artist, Professor and Program Co-ordinator, Art Video in Syracuse University’s Department of Transmedia

When: Thursday, September 24 at 3:30 p.m. (doors open at 3 p.m.)

Where: Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario

Sponsored by the university’s Decimal Lab and Social Science and Humanities Public Lectures Committee, the keynote is one of four components of the Wear Me: Art | Technology | Body event, which explore the relationship between art, wearable technology, media and the human body. Other components include:

  • Art exhibit at Whitby Station Gallery – Curator Olexander Wlasenko invites you to explore the work of several artists who make statements about the body and technology. The exhibition will run from Saturday September 19 through Sunday, October 11.
  • Academic symposium at the university’s Bordessa Hall, 55 Bond Street East, Oshawa, Ontario on Thursday, September 24. This event will feature prominent speakers such as:

Register online to attend these additional events (registration fees apply).

Media contact:

Bryan Oliver
UOIT Communications and Marketing
905.721.8668 ext. 6709
289.928.3653 (cell)