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January 4, 2017

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

All Day Amy Swartz Mixed Media Exhibition: Down the Rabbit Hole (Multi-Day Event)

The Robert Langen Art Gallery's first 2017 exhibition, Down the Rabbit Hole, is a mixed media display by renowned Canadian artist Amy Swartz.

Using incongruous materials, Amy explores synergies between the natural world, consumer culture, fantasy and her own life experience. Similar to a plastic surgeon grafting bone and skin to reconfigure the body, she performs a related type of physical manipulation by conjoining and reforming objects.

During this process, she reflects on the complexities that link living things, and in contrast, our attempts to control life through artificial means.

Amy Swartz is a Toronto-based visual artist. She creates highly detailed and meticulously crafted collections that combine both natural and artificial materials in sculpture, installation and drawing. ´╗┐Her work explores the idea of obsession — not only in the practice of art, but also in humanity’s perceived control over nature, life, and death.

  • Library
  • f1.4: The Changing Face of Contemporary Photography

    This year’s LIFT series of community artist exhibits feature the images of KW area photographers Darin White, Stefan Rose and Stephen Orlando.

    The LIFT micro-galleries are located directly across from the elevators on floors 4, 5 and 6 of Laurier’s Waterloo campus Library.

    The series brings community artists from the grassroots up into the stacks.

  • Library
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM General Q+A webinar

    What we discuss is completely in your hands! This is your chance to get your questions answered in real time from our Recruitment and Admissions staff. We can talk about the admission process, alternate offers, the Applicant Background Summary form, residence life, your program of interest, general information about either of our campuses, how to get involved on campus, and more. You can also just listen in to hear what other students are asking about.

    Visit the Laurier @Home Webinar Series page to learn more about this session.

  • Recruitment & Admissions
  • 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Midday Prayers and Teachings

    Join us for midday prayers and teachings by seminary students, faculty and staff each weekday (excluding reading week). A different theme each day.

    • Mondays: Indigenous care for water. Singing and smudging optional.
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Various themes.
    • Thursdays: Yoga.
    • Fridays: Various themes.

     

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seminar: Deep Learning with Artificial Neural Networks

    Tesla's self-driving sedans, Facebook's Newsfeed, Apple's voice recognition and Google Inbox's suggested replies are all powered by algorithms from the burgeoning field of Deep Learning.

    Despite their tremendous real-world utility, these Artificial Intelligence techniques – developed by machine-learning researchers working at the intersection of statistics and computer science – are not tremendously complex.

    Via analogies to biological neurons and the primate visual system, Dr. Krohn will describe how layers of artificial neurons facilitate Deep Learning. The talk will survey contemporary applications and empower audience members to build their own Deep Learning algorithms.

    Speaker: Jon Krohn

    Jon Krohn is the Chief Data Scientist at untapt, a machine learning-driven recruitment platform based in New York. He has previously deployed algorithms to automate predictions in the fields of biology, finance, and digital advertising.

    Before obtaining his doctorate in Neuroscience at Oxford University as a Wellcome Trust Scholar, Jon studied and conducted research at Wilfrid Laurier University.

    He has published in influential peer-reviewed journals like NIPS, Neurology, and Nature Genetics.

  • Faculty of Science

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