Big ideas, smart conversations: the Thinking Out Loud (TOL) podcast connects emerging research with topics of public interest. Recorded live and in studio, TOL episodes feature Concordia researchers in conversation with thought leaders. Unscripted, provocative: This is TOL.
Episode 18: Leonard Cohen Stern Symposium
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything is a touring exhibition featuring a collection of new work commissioned from and created by local and international artists inspired by Leonard Cohen’s style and recurring themes. The exhibition was first shown at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) and is the first to be devoted to Cohen’s imagination and legacy. Join host Richard Burnett in conversation about Leonard Cohen. pop music, contemporary art and literature with journalist Norman Ravvin, writer Alexandra Pleshoyano, curator Dominic Molon and academic and writer Chantal Ringuet. Each of the guests on the podcast participated in the twelfth Max and Iris Stern International Symposium, a gathering of cultural historians and museum professionals who presented the latest research on the life and work of this seminal artist at Concordia, in partnership with the MAC. For Cohen fans, old and new.
Episode 15: Maker Culture & Learning
Maker culture is a form of DIY culture that encourages individuals to create their — mostly technology-based — inventions. Tinkering, 3D printing, community-building and more - are you a maker? This episode features a talk by Ann-Louise Davidson (Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture), followed by a conversation with journalist Aphrodite Salas. Recorded at in Montreal in collaboration with TOL.
Episode 16: Digital Life, Digital Identity
Digital disruption, new and old tech, and the things that hold our attention - excerpts from a conversation between William Gibson (author) and Fenwick McKelvey (Professor, Communications & internet researcher), moderated by journalist Erin Anderssen (). Freshly cut from the TOL 2015 TOL live events series in Montreal.
Episode 17: Leonard Cohen, Darth Vader & Food Trucks
Leonard Cohen’s art washing, Darth Vader and the Iraq war, eBay collecting as a form of artistic research and the deep intercultural understandings that people reach when they cook and eat together. We can only be talking about the multisensory art practice of Jewish Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz.
Recorded at Studio C as part of the Faculty of Fine Arts Wild Talks series, featuring Michael Rakowitz, Tammer El-Sheikh (Professor, Studio Arts), Sanaz Sohrabi (PhD student), and David Howes, (Professor of anthropology and Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies). Their conversation refers to Rakowitz’s work as part of the Leonard Cohen exhibition at the Musee d’Art Contemporain (MAC) in Montreal.
Episode 9: Making Art, Making Politics - The Alternative
The Alternative is an international party based in Denmark with a focus on creating a new political culture - mixing art, culture, engagement and politics in a new way. And in a first, they are the political party in residence at Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in Montreal. They are working with students on a year-long project about how the arts can influence political decision making. In this episode Uffe Elbæk (leader of The Alternative), Indra Adnan (The Alternative – UK) and Rebecca Duclos (Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University) talk about politics, the arts, soft power and remaking political culture. Recorded at Studio C in Montreal.
Episode 10: Digital Futures – Part I
What is our digital future? AI, gaming, storytelling, a changed workforce and learning environment? In this episode, we explore how the digital revolution is transforming our lives. This is the first of two best of episodes featuring excerpts from the President’s Conference Series on Digital Futures held at Concordia University – the series featured thought leaders on the digital revolution touching on workforce, learning and much more. What is your digital future? Featuring: Marie Josée Lamothe (Managing Director, Google Canada – Quebec); Michelle d’Auray (Ambassador and Canadian Representative to the OECD); Félix Lajeunesse, (Co-founder, Félix & Paul Studios); Francis Baillet (Vice-President Corporate Affairs Ubisoft).