CivicLabTO Discussion Series: Art, Culture and Recovery
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Join us for insights into the impacts the pandemic has had on the cultural sector, the opportunities presented for the post-pandemic recovery and how the City of Toronto and higher education intuitions can collaborate on building back better. Jennifer Gordon (Director, Centre for Creative Business Innovation & Humber Galleries, Humber College) Patrick Tobin (Director, Arts and Culture Services, City of Toronto), Ramona Pringle (Associate Professor & Director, The Creative Innovation & Transmedia Zone & Global Campus Studio, Ryerson University) will discuss the current state of affairs in this sector, the priorities for recovery and the steps towards actionable research in support of informed public policy.
Ramona Pringle is an Associate Professor in the RTA School of Media at X University (formerly Ryerson University,) and Director of The Creative School's Innovation Studio, a creative network comprised of multiple incubators, including the Transmedia Zone, Design Fabrication Zone, and Fashion Zone, as well as the Global Campus Studio, a unique digital studio devoted to fostering international co-productions through the use of contemporary collaboration tools. She is the 2021 recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
As a writer, producer, researcher and journalist, Ramona’s work examines the evolving relationship between humans and technology. She was the executive producer of “Communities Creat,” writer and director of the interactive documentary “Avatar Secrets, the interactive producer of PBS Frontline’s “Digital Nation.” Ramona was editor in chief of “Rdigitalife,” has edited and guest edited several “IEEE” publications, and has been a technology columnist for CBC, tackling current affairs and the impact of technology and social media on all aspects of people’s lives, from work to relationships.
Ramona’s projects have been featured at festivals and conferences including i-docs, Power to the Pixel, TFI Interactive, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hot Docs, SXSW, NXNE, Social Media Week, TEDx, and in publications including the New York Times, Mashable, Cult of Mac and the Huffington Post. She is a member of the City of Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board, board member with Media Smarts, Interactive Ontario, and SIRT (the Screen Industries research and Training Centre). Ramona has a Master’s Degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.
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