Media@McGill’s International Colloquium on The Participatory Condition scrutinizes the very idea of participation in the digital age, from our face-to-face encounters with beings and technologies, to the experiences we share as users, publics and producers, in the flesh and online.
This paper reports on the first laboratory study of an idiosyncratic linguistic phenomenon: the “stylized interjection,” which is most recognizable to English speakers in the vocative expression, “Yoo-hoo!” The stylized interjection, as described throughout the musicological and linguistic literature, is associated with a particular intonational formula--the “calling contour”--and intriguingly, with a purportedly cross-cultural musical fingerprint: the interval of the minor third. A reading task was used to systematically compare the stylized interjection to four other linguisti
Presenting Cellist Prodigy Stéphane Tétreault in a Concert to Benefit Children's Music Education in Point St. Charles
Under the direction of maestro Iwan Edwards, I Medici di McGill presents a Benefit Concert to support Viva!Sistema, a music education program for elementary school children in Point St. Charles. The concert features works by Antonin Dvorak: his Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” and the Cello Concerto in B minor with Stéphane Tétreault. Children in the music program will also perform.
25th Season of I Medici di McGill Orchestra starts with the concert under the batton of Iwan Edwards, featuring Emmanuel Vukovich in Mozart's violin concerto No 5, K 219.
Program: Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, op 81; Wolfgang A Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5, K 219; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No 5, op 67
The brain is plastic - adapting to the hundreds of experiences in our daily lives by reorganizing pathways and making new connections between nerve cells. This plasticity requires that memories of new information and experiences are formed fast. So fast that the body has a special mechanism, unique to nerve cells, that enables memories to be made rapidly.
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University has raised more than $49 million, with an additional $7 million in planned gift expectancies, in the largest ever campaign of its 79 year history. The ‘Thinking Ahead’ Campaign, a $40 million initiative, has enabled The Neuro to implement ambitious and innovative research, training, and patient care programs aimed at tackling the most pressing neurological problems - strengthening The Neuro’s global leadership in understanding and repairing the brain.
(Supervisors: Dr. Jonathan Davies & Dr. Michel Loreau)
The scaling of growth across levels of organisation
Date / Time / Location: October 22, 2013 at 10:00am in Stewart Biology W4/12
Mechanism meant to maintain efficiency of brain network involved in neurodegenerative disease
AstroMcGill presents the 18th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Prof. Patrick Dufour (from the Université de Montréal). The lecture is entitled "Tales from the Crypt: Autopsies of white dwarf stars reveal hidden secrets". The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour. The lecture is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary.
The event will be held at the McGill Rutherford Physics Building, starting at 7:30pm.
Media@McGill’s Participatory Open Online Course (POOC) on The Participatory Condition is now open for registration. This free, non-credited online course runs from October 15 to December 6, 2013. The POOC interrogates a range of issues pertaining to the history, problems and possibilities of participatory media in contemporary society, and will focus on aspects of mediated participation including surveillance, gaming, publics, art, and design.