((english / french invitation cards)):
On Saturday, November 29th, please join us for an informal discussion panel bringing together Scientists, Technologists and Designers to weigh in about the current and future influence of each of these disciplines on one another. The Mother-Child Health International Research Network, The World Association of Young Scientists and the Canadian Centre for Architecture invite you to a public conversation on collaboration between these three critically important – and increasingly interdependent - fields of knowledge.
This session will be structured around a series of questions posed to our guest panelists, followed by a discussion and open exchange with the audience.
Here's a quick panorama shot from the top of Mont-Royal, on Sunday. The seams are not quite perfect - I'm still learning hugin. :)
The image itself is quite large, so give it some time to download - 13374x1600 pixels, 8.1 MB.
Just what we need - more bad news about the economy. Montreal depends on these events and festivals to generate huge windfalls. Losses like these pile up. If our NeoCon, right-wing government continues with their Draconian cuts to arts and culture, you can bet that Montreal - one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world - will feel the hardest crunch in Canada.
May 21st is UNESCO World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
Wednesday night Tonight! in the Viger Atrium of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec - one of the nicest lecture rooms I've seen so far in the city - I'll be giving a short lecture on the use of technology in the context of culture, knowledge and dialog.
I'll demo three videos as well, two of which are mine and another from the participants of Convergentes.
My talk runs from about 7:15pm until 8:00pm, though I'm also participating in a round table about "Issues of Identity" and "Cultural diversity and building bridges between cultures" from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
Then from 8:00pm until 8:45pm we'll be treated to a sure-to-be-awesome multilingual spoken word performance hosted by my good friend Elizabeth Robert featuring Endre Farkas, Pauline Michel, Judith Munira Avinger, Alejandro Saravia and Dwayne Morgan.
Centre d’Archives de Montréal
535 Viger Street East, Montréal
Here, though, we riot when our local sports team beats a rival team, not in the finals, or the semifinals, but in the quarterfinals.
Whether it's actual hockey fans or anarchists using the crowd as a cover is anyone's guess, although the image gallery over at Fagstein's blog has an image of a hockey-flag waving fan next to a marijuana-tshirt-wearing delinquent, so maybe they're in cahoots! ;)
There will also be a follow-up presentation tomorrow morning at the SAT on St-Laurent, which I expect to be more intimate (hopefully) than today's talk.
If any of my readers have any questions about community networking, technologies and culture, Internet governance, cultural development or anything else that they would like me to ask Mr. Gil tomorrow, leave it in a comment here and I will do my darndest.