October 15, 2020

Isabel Pedersen, Accessing Art in the Virtual World: A Conversation about Access, Equity, and Diversity University Arts Associations of Canada Annual Conference, University of Toronto, 2020.

April 28, 2020

Isabel Pedersen, Networked bodies, AI, and our future digital lives. Big Thinking on the Hill Lecture Series, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Introduced by Federal MP Greg Fergus. April 28, 2020

September 21, 2019

Isabel Pedersen. ephemera, affect, and embodied computing futures. MixtuRe: Digital Art and Compositional Realities Symposium. Department of Visual Studies, Department of Art History, University of Toronto.

May 30, 2019

Isabel PedersenWorld Science Festival New York, Moderator David Pogue (CBS, New York Times) Technology that Transforms Us (with panellists Dr. Rick Potts, Dr. David Chalmers, and Dr. Joe Henrich)

March 12, 2019

Isabel Pedersen, Canada, Digital Lives, and the Geopolitical AI Race. The Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence Symposium, Global Affairs, Ottawa.

November 17, 2018

Isabel Pedersen, Elon Musk’s Neuralink, Neurorhetoric, and our Brain-implanted AI futures 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (Toronto, ON)

November 14, 2018

Decimal Lab Speakers Series Presents an Evening of Technocultural Questions, Andrea Slane and Steven Downing (Centre for Social Innoation, Toronto, ON)

October 25, 2018

Speaker Lyuba Encheva will be delivering an exhibit on Coding Happiness and Microsolipsisms, 5 pm and 8 pm at Gallery 310, Ryerson School of Image Arts, 122 Bond Street.

October 3, 2018

Isabel Pedersen, Humans, Machines and Disruptive Dreams. Walrus Talks (Toronto)

September 2, 2018

When you are your Computer. Isabel Pedersen will be travelling to attend the IFA Summit in Berlin to give a Keynote.

July 22-25, 2018

Isabel Pedersen “AR as a medium in flux: pivotal design concepts for professional communicators” panel on “Experiencing content: Heuristics for human-centered design for augmented reality” 2018 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference.

March 1, 2018

Decimal Lab Speakers Series Presents an Evening of Technocultural Questions (Toronto, ON)

October 19-21, 2017

Association of Internet Researchers  (AoIR) Annual Conference, University of Tartu, paper: The Fabric of Digital Life: Building an Internet Archive for Embodied Technology

June 22-23, 2017

Isabel Pedersen will be travelling to Carleton University, Ottawa to attend the Data Power conference to present a paper titled “Datafied Bodies: Critical Approaches to Wireless Body Area Networks”.

Andrew Iliadis will be travelling to Carleton University, Ottawa to attend the Data Power conference to present a paper.

May 30-June 2, 2017

Andrew Iliadis will be travelling to Toronto to attend the Canadian Communication Association Conference to present a paper.

May 25-29, 2017

Andrew Iliadis will be travelling to San Diego, California to attend to International Communication Association Conference to present a paper (co-author Isabel Pedersen) titled “The Fabric of Digital Life: A Digital Humanities Archive for MOOCs”.

May 22-24, 2017

Isabel Pedersen will be travelling to attend the “Cinema del limite” at the Accademia delle Belle Arti “Mario Sironi” of Sassari, Italy to give a presentation.

May 19, 2017

Isabel Pedersen will be travelling to Ottawa to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute: Technologies East to give a Keynote

March 23, 2017

Isabel Pedersen will be speaking at Walter Gordon Symposium. Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy & Massey Colleg. “Counting for Something:  Postmillennial Lives, Data, and Digital Futures” (University of Toronto)

March 10, 2017

Isabel Pedersen attended The Computational Self and Politics of Data Workshop at McMaster University where she presented a talk titled “Emotions, embodied tech, and computable selves”. 

November 14-15, 2016

Andrew Iliadis attended aWear: The First International Conference on wearable technologies at Stanford University, California to present a paper (co-author Isabel Pedersen) titled “Teaching Embodied Technology with the Fabric of Digital Life Archive”.

November 3-6, 2016

Isabel Pedersen attended the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference in Atlanta, Georgia to present a paper titled “Enculturating Decimal Lab”.

October 13-16, 2016

Isabel Pedersen and Ihor Junyk attended the Toronto School: Then | Now | Next conference in Toronto, ON to present their paper titled “Fearmonger: Affective wearable media and the digital uncanny”.

July 18-22, 2016

Bridgette Atkins travelled to Kingston, Jamaica to present at the International Conference for the Education of Teachers to present her thesis research in association with Decimal Lab titled “A Glimpse into the Kids, Creative Storyworlds, and Wearables Project: A Work-in-Progress” (Co-authors Isabel Pedersen, Shirley van Nuland, and Samantha Reid).

June 1, 2016

Isabel Pedersen and Tanner Mirrlees travelled to Calgary, Alberta to attend Congress 2016 and present a paper titled “Tracking the Rhetoric of Emergent Personal Technologies in a Digital Archive” at the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric conference.

May 28, 2016

Isabel Pedersen was invited to present at the Canadian Association for Journalists annual meeting in Edmonton, Alberta. She presented a talk titled “From Carryables to Wearables to Implantables . . .”

May 14, 2016

Isabel Pedersen presented at the Subtle Technologies conference Speaker Series in Toronto taking place at the Textile Museum of Canada. She presented a talk titled “Second Skins, Wearable Technology, and Digital Life”.

Kristy Robertson, Isabel Pedersen, and Joanna Berzowska
Kristy Robertson, Isabel Pedersen, and Joanna Berzowska

April 29, 2016

Isabel Pedersen took part in TEDxStMaryCSSchool giving a talk titled “Presupposing A Future in Digital Telepathy“.

February 23-37, 2016

Isabel Pedersen and Nathan Gale travelled to Geneva, Switzerland to attend the 7th annual Augmented Humans conference to present their paper (third author Pejman Mirza-Babaei) “TombSeer: Illuminating the Dead”.

Copyright Jm Seigneur
Copyright Jm Seigneur

February 6, 2016

Cameron Nicoll travelled to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the JIBO Hackathon. Decimal lab will be one of the pioneering developers for JIBO: the first at home robot.

November 11-14, 2015

Kirsten Ellison will be attending the Society for Social Studies of Science conference in Denver, Colorado to present her paper “Go-go gadget vision or a cure for the blind? A rhetorical analysis of Google X’s bionic contact lens”.

October 4-7, 2015

Dr. Pejman Mirza-Babaei attended the Computer Human Interaction in Play (CHIPLAY) conference in London, England to present a paper written by Nathan Gale, Pejman Mirza-Babaei, and Isabel Pedersen titled “Heuristic Guidelines for Wearable Augmented Reality Applications“.

September 24-25, 2015

Dr. Isabel Pedersen and the Decimal lab, in collaboration with Station Gallery and the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, hosted Wear Me: Art | Technology | Body, an academic symposium, keynote talk, art exhibit, and graduate student conference.

Photo by Kayleigh Hindman
Photo by Kayleigh Hindman

September 7-11, 2015

Dr. Isabel Pedersen and lab members attended the International Symposium of Wearable Computers Conference (ISWC) in Osaka, Japan to present a paper entitled “iMind: Paul Klee, Dialogism, & BCI”. See paper here: iMind Paper.

July 26-31, 2015

Dr. Isabel Pedersen attended the Transhumanism Conference at Juniata College, Pennsylvania to  participate as a Plenary speaker. Her abstract can be viewed here: Plenary Abstract.

Samantha Reid and Nathan Gale also attended the Transhumanism Conference to give a presentation/demo on iMind as well as demo the Lyfeloggin’thoughtz suit and blog.

June 3, 2015

Dr. Isabel Pedersen and Dr. Tanner Mirrlees attended the Canadian Communication Association’s (CCA) annual conference in Ottawa to give a presentation entitled “Speculative policy-making and science fiction: Elysium as a critical dystopia”.

May 9, 2015

Dr. Isabel Pedersen and Dr. Tanner Mirrlees attended the Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC) annual conference in Niagara Falls to present a paper entitled “Elysium: Dystopic Capitalism, and Archiving (the future of) Invention”.

April 3-May 3, 2015

An art piece by Amelia Zhang will be on display at the RISD Museum Gallery Fever Dream. The piece was created in collaboration with the Decimal Lab and consists of an apparel piece with digitally printed neoprene featuring imagery that is inspired by techno-orientalism.

April 11, 2015

Dr. Isabel Pedersen spoke on a panel entitled “The Quantified Self” at SPUR Festival 2015  at the Al Green Theatre. The panel included Dr Isabel Pedersen, Prof Andre Spicer, Will Falk and is moderated by Nora Young host of CBC Radio’s ‘Spark’.

April 9, 2015

The Decimal Lab was showcased in a panel entitled “Augmented Reality in Everyday Life: Wearable Computing” at the MaRS WeAreWearables meetup in order to demo the technology which the lab developers have been working on.

Photo Courtesy of BeLight by Billy Lee
Photo Courtesy of BeLight by Billy Lee

March 27, 2015

Amelia Zhang delivered a presentation about her Lyfeloggin’thoughtz project at a White Rabbit Art Book event entitled “HELLOWORLD” at Gallery Sensei.

January 22, 2015

Members of the Decimal Lab hosted a Toronto Research Mobilization Event at MaRs in order to showcase three early prototypes that the lab members had been working on.

November 20, 2014

Samantha Reid delivered her paper, “Depictions of Youth on Youth Homicide in Films Set in Rural Environments”, at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting.

October 23-26, 2014

Dr. Isabel Pedersen and Dr. Tanner Mirrlees were in attendance at the Utopian Studies Conference in Montreal, Quebec to present their research for their collaborative paper, Elysium as Critical Dystopia.

October 22-24, 2014

Nathan Gale, a research assistant at the Decimal Lab attended the IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media (GEM) Conference at the University of Toronto.

October 20-22, 2014

Dr. Isabel Pedersen gave a paper at the  Utopian Bodies and Media Inaugural Symposium of the Leverhulme International Research Network in Montreal, Quebec called “Someday We May Be Surfing With Our Eyes Closed”: Bionic Contacts, Transhumanism, and Myth.

April 27, 2014

Dr. Isabel Pedersen spoke on a panel entitled “Signal and Noise” at the Spur Festival 2014 at the University of Calgary. The panel included Dr. Isabel Pedersen and “Wired” columnist Clive Thompson. It was moderated by Matt Knapik.

April 24, 2014

Decimal Lab open house involving a talk by Dr. Isabel Pedersen followed by a meet and greet. Guests included the Board of Directors of UOIT.

April 1, 2014

Decimal Lab open house involving a talk by Dr. Isabel Pedersen followed by a meet and greet. Guests were given the opportunity to test some of the devices in the lab as well as interact with one another.

January 28, 2014

Dr. Isabel Pedersen spoke as a keynote speaker at the 11th Wearable Technology Conference in Munich, Germany.

January 16, 2014

Decimal Lab hosts a workshop and video shoot. Among the attendees was Robert Tu, inventor of MeU technology.

June 29, 2013

Dr. Isabel Pedersen gave an Invited guest talk at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, June 27-29, 2013 | Toronto, Canada. (Saturday at 12PM)

Her talk was based on her book Ready to Wear which deals with the social implications of wearable computers, now and in the future.

November 2, 2012

Lyuba Encheva (Ryerson University) and Isabel Pedersen (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) “One Day…”: Google’s Project Glass, Integrated Reality, and Futuristic Visions in Predictive” Advertising Semiotic Society of American annual conference Toronto, Westin Harbour Castle.

May 10, 2012

Isabel Pedersen and Luke Simcoe (Digital Culture & Media Lab) present paper at CHI2012 Austin, Texas “The Iron Man Phenomenon, Participatory Culture, & Future Augmented Reality Technologies”

November 23, 2011

Isabel Pedersen speaks about Wearable technology and Transhumanism at Wearables Meetup OCAD University

November 10, 2011

Artist and 2010 Governor General Award recipient, Tom Sherman speaks at Ryerson University Celebrates McLuhan 100

November 1, 2011

Lake Watkins (XMG Studios) speaks about Augmented reality gaming at Ryerson U, hosted by Ontario Augmented Reality  Network and  Digital Culture & Media Lab, Lab members Isabel Pedersen and Lyuba Encheva participate.

October 29, 2011

Isabel Pedersen & Luke Simcoe (Digital Culture & Media Lab)  deliver a paper called   “I am Iron Man:” Myth, Discourse, Participatory Culture, and Invention in the Era of Network Society, at DigiFest at OCAD University