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Space Cow, Planetarium Hamburg

Photo: Antje Budde


Knowledge creation projects can take on the form of mini-symposiums, conversations and exchanges. The purpose is to build an idea and knowledge generator that connects people and grows the seeds of new projects and collaborations.

Project title

It’s Coming Together – PLAYStrong!

Research, Stories, Music, Food, Laughter, Community

Celebrating PLAYStrong – Mental Health and Interactive Prototypes for Self-Learning

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Friday, Dec.1, 2023, 6-8pm


Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences

222 College Street, Toronto


Hosted by the ArtSci Salon  and co-produced in collaboration with the Digital Dramaturgy Labsquared (DDL2) and the Interactive Media Lab (IML).

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Interactive Media Lab

Oct.4, 2023

Written and web-design by Antje Budde

Project leads: Antje Budde and Mark Chignell

Student collaborators

  • We are grateful to the funding partners of XSEED at U of T: Engineering Department, Faculty of Arts and Science, Dept. for Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.

  • We are grateful to the many students (undergraduate, graduate, post-doc) from divers disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, who participated in this research project in a number of capacities.

  • We are grateful to all staff members and administrators who supported this project with their labor and expertise.

Project Title: 

DANCING tensions.

Taanteatro Companhia (Brazil) in conversation

Thursday, March 3, 2022. 4.30pm-6pm  ET

From our Zoom space directly live-streamed on YouTube

Facebook event details HERE


Maura Baiocchi - Choreographer and dancer  Wolfgang Pannek - Artistic director

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A collaboration between

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Project title  

Collective/Collecting Intelligence

Explorations of Artistic Intelligence A/I in the context of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

BrAInsTOrm 27. March, 2021. 11am-1pm ish.

Via Zoom

Supported by SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG), offered by the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto


An introduction to the mysteries of synthetic data

BrAInsTOrm 23. June, 2020. 2-4pm.

Via Zoom

A collective learning in preparation of Ratting the Curve

A collaboration with Vicki Zhang - Statistician

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BrAInsTOrm 9. June, 2020. 2-4pm.

Via Zoom

A collective learning in preparation of Ratting the Curve

A presentation by  Lynne Heller - Co-director of the Data Materialization Lab, OCAD Toronto

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Slide and text: Lynne Heller

Project title 


exhibition/performance/discussion/panel/in-situ experiments/art/ science/ techne/ philosophy

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Supported by the

Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto; Computational Arts Program, York University;

University of Toronto's Cognitive Science Program, Knowledge Media Design Institute

28. September, 2019. 7pm-11pm.

7pm-9.30pm, Installation-performances, Helen-Gardiner-Phelan Theatre, 2nd floor

9.30pm-11pm, Reception and cash bar, Front and Long Room, Ground floor

 University of Toronto. 79 St. George St.

A collaboration between

Laser events, Leonardo networks – Nina Czegledy

ArtsSci Salon – Roberta Buiani

Digital Dramaturgy Labsquared – Antje Budde

Topological Media Lab – Michael Montanaro | Navid Navab

Supported by the SSHRC SIG fund at U of T.

Mini-Symposium 30. March, 2019. 11am-2pm.

Performance Studio, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto


Lead Team

Antje Budde - concept and organizer

Ilona Posner - KEY thought presenter

Trina Moyan - KEY thought presenter and performer

Vicki Zhang  - KEY thought presenter

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