Radar: hacklab.to, Ramon Serrano, Alt-J, Lord Huron, Arianna Huffington, Birkenrock
Toronto events on September 11th, 2013
CULTURE | Technology and Creative Community Spaces : hacklab.to
Toronto's "hacker collective," Hacklab.to, is a prolific community of inventors, designers, programmers, artists, and, of course, "hardware hackers." Representatives of this group will be in attendance at the Toronto Reference Library's atrium space this evening, and will fill you in on all that is cutting edge in the online world and the world of computer related hardware. A 3D printer will be demonstrated, and discussions will include the "global makerspace movement," and various projects currently being undertaken by the community. There will be a Q & A following the presentations. This is a great chance to broaden your technological perspective in a big way.
Toronto Reference Library Atrium (789 Yonge Street) 6:30PM
ART | Ramón Serrano: It's Hot, It's Cold
A new exhibition of visual artist Ramón Serrano's work, It's Hot, It's Cold opens this evening at the Corkin Gallery, complete with an opening reception. This Cuban artist has created a collection of landscapes, constructed with various media, and vivd colours. Words are inserted into the images, which serve to either confound or complicate the meaning of these scenic works. The isolation (both political and geographic) of Serrano's homeland of Cuba seems to be a possible subtext in these images, but their dreamlike quality lends uncertainty to any concrete interpretation. It's Hot, It's Cold runs until October 12th.
Corkin Gallery (7 Tank House Lane) 5:30-8:30PM
MUSIC | Alt-J, Lord Huron @ Echo Beach
English rock foursome, Alt J, hit TO tonight for a show at Echo Beach. This band, which formed at Leeds University, is made up of Joe Newman on vocals and guitar, Gwil Sainsbury on bass and guitar, keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton, and drummer Thom Green. Their music has been used on the BBC numerous times, as well as in high profile advertisements for brands like Nokia. Their debut album, An Awesome Wave won the 2012 British Mercury Prize. They will be joined tonight by L.A.-based "indie folk" outfit, Lord Huron.
Echo Beach (999 Lake Shore Blvd West) 7PM $34.50-50
LECTURE | Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon featuring Arianna Huffington
Join Huffington Post editor-in-chief and co-founder, Arianna Huffington, at Deloitte's Women of Influence luncheon today at the Metro Convention Centre. The Huffington Post exists as an "online news aggregator" that offers original content, and has been going strong since 2005, which is definitely a long time to maintain and sustain traction and prominence in the online world. Huffington herself has been named "Time Magazine's 100 most influential people" twice, and will share some experience and wisdom with this event's attendees today.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street West) 12PM $149
Also Of Note
Photo via hacklab.to