16 episodes

New ideas, dynamic, provocative, fun, engaged. Are you Thinking Out Loud?
Thinking Out Loud is Concordia University’s ideas festival - a public events series taking on big ideas in an accessible, dynamic format, produced in collaboration with The Globe and Mail.

The Globe and Mail Conversations: Our home grown ideas festival! Montreal-based events featuring a Concordia researcher in conversation with a thought leader, moderated by a Globe and Mail journalist. Past speakers have included Jonathan Goldstein, Panti Bliss, Joseph Boyden, William Gibson, Peter Carey, Naomi Wolf, Mark Bittman, and Terry O’Reilly.

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New ideas, dynamic, provocative, fun, engaged. Are you Thinking Out Loud?
Thinking Out Loud is Concordia University’s ideas festival - a public events series taking on big ideas in an accessible, dynamic format, produced in collaboration with The Globe and Mail.

The Globe and Mail Conversations: Our home grown ideas festival! Montreal-based events featuring a Concordia researcher in conversation with a thought leader, moderated by a Globe and Mail journalist. Past speakers have included Jonathan Goldstein, Panti Bliss, Joseph Boyden, William Gibson, Peter Carey, Naomi Wolf, Mark Bittman, and Terry O’Reilly.

    The Meaning of the Circus - A Conversation with Lyn Heward and Louis Patrick Leroux

    The Meaning of the Circus - A Conversation with Lyn Heward and Louis Patrick Leroux

    Louis Patrick Leroux, playwright, director and associate professor in the departments of English and French Studies, sits down with Lyn Heward, former director of creation for Cirque du Soleil, to exchange ideas on the artistic and commercial applications of creativity.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Strategies for Media Clutter - A Conversation with Terry O'Reilly and Charles Acland

    Strategies for Media Clutter - A Conversation with Terry O'Reilly and Charles Acland

    Charles Acland, professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Communication Studies, and TerryO'Reilly, host of CBC Radio's Under the Influence, discuss strategies for media clutter by exploring humanity's long history with information overload.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Writing Inspiration - A Converation with Peter Carey and Josip Novakovich

    Writing Inspiration - A Converation with Peter Carey and Josip Novakovich

    Peter Carey and Josip Novakovich discuss the writing of inspiration.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Digital Life, Digital Identity

    Digital Life, Digital Identity

    Can we predict the future of digital technologies? How does the digital shape who we are? Canadian-American author William Gibson, associated with coining the term “cyberspace", and Fenwick McKelvey, Internet Researcher and Concordia Professor (Department of Communication Studies) explore the complex relationship between digital technologies and our identity.

    Fenwick McKelvey, assistant professor - Department of Communications Studies
    William Gibson, novelist
    Erin Anderssen, journalist - The Globe and Mail

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Gender Performed

    Gender Performed

    Is what you wear political? How does being "girly" get defined? What's liberating and limiting about sex and gender? Irish drag queen and gay rights activist Panti Bliss first made headlines in January 2014 calling out media stars for being homophobic. Emer O’Toole, assistant professor in the School of Canadian Irish Studies, invited Bliss to Concordia to speak about her experiences and activism. In this conversation Bliss will join O’Toole to discuss how what we wear can reflect much more than personal style and fashion.

    Emer O'Toole - assistant professor - School of Canadian Irish Studies
    Panti Bliss - gender discombobulist (aka Rory O'Neill)
    Erin Anderssen, journalist - The Globe and Mail

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Storytelling Identity

    Storytelling Identity

    How do we tell stories about who we are? What does fiction contribute to writing our identity? Joseph Boyden’s latest novel, The Orenda (2013), was short-listed for the Governor-General’s Award for fiction and won the 2014 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads. Kate Sterns, an associate professor in the Department of English and published novelist, will join Boyden for a discussion about the complex relationship between storytelling and who we are — where identity ends and the story begins.

    Kate Sterns - associate professor, Department of English
    Joseph Boyden, novelist
    Jared Bland, Arts Editor - The Globe and Mail

    • 1 hr 14 min

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