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Lecture/Seminar CSRS Public Lecture Series - Gods and Puppets: The Ghost in Japanese Theatre's Machine 2013-10-03 16:30:00
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CSRS Public Lecture Series

Gods and Puppets: The Ghost in Japanese Theatre’s Machine
Cody Poulton, CSRS Faculty Fellow, Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, UVic

Roboticist Mori Masahiro's theory of the "uncanny valley" (the effect created when technology attempts to simulate life), is an interpretive tool and metaphor often used in robotics research and contemporary media studies. The theory, which alludes to 17thcentury playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon's assertion that "art lies in the slender margin between the real and the unreal,” reflects the centuries-old fascination with the technology of simulation and animation existing in Japan.  In this lecture, Cody Poulton discusses how this attraction to theatre, along with technological advances made with puppets and mechanical automata (karakuri ningyô), provide viewers with lessons about humanity, and indeed, life itself.

Cody Poulton has been teaching Japanese language, literature, and theatre at the University of Victoria since 1988. The author of Spirits of Another Sort: The Plays of Izumi Kyōka (2001), A Beggar’s Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama (2010), and co-editor of the forthcoming Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama (2013), Poulton is also a translator of traditional and modern Japanese fiction and drama.

Related Website http://www.csrs.uvic.ca
Location DAVID STRONG BUILDING
C122
Times 16:30:00 to 17:30:00
Pricing

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Sponsor CSRS
250-721-6325
csrs@uvic.ca
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Other BCom Information Session 2013-10-03 19:00:00
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Designed especially for students, families and advisors with lots of information and discussion about the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) program. If you think outside the box - if you are creative and innovative - if you want to make a difference and know you can - if you want to be trained by highly professional and experienced faculty in the overall aspects of business - if you want to think globablly and are up for a challenge - if you want relevant work experience or maybe travel and study, then the BCOM program is the one for you!

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/gustavson/undergraduate/prospective/index.php
Location DAVID STRONG BUILDING
C118
Times 19:00:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing

Free and open to the public.

Sponsor Stacey Gavora
250-472-4728
bssclerk@uvic.ca
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Film "BLACKFISH" 2013-10-03 19:15:00
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BLACKFISH

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite    USA, 2013, 84 minutes; PG

"IF YOU SEE ONE DOCUMENTARY THIS YEAR, MAKE IT ‘BLACKFISH’!” –The Hollywood News

“ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF 2013 SO FAR!” –Awards Daily

“FIVE STARS!  A MUST-SEE!” –Daily Mirror  

“Blackfish” is the first film since “Grizzly Man” to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.

A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a bruised and battered killer whale at its center, “Blackfish” launches a direct attack on the practice of keeping marine mammals in captivity. Righteous, captivating and entirely successful as single-issue-focused documentaries go, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s film draws on startling video footage and testimonies from former orca trainers, building an authoritative argument on behalf of this majestic species. A powerful educational tool.

The protagonist of “Blackfish” is Tilikum, a 12,000-pound bull orca that has caused the deaths of three people in his 20-odd years as a theme-park attraction. The most recent victim was Dawn Brancheau, an experienced Sea World trainer whose February 2010 death is presented as a human tragedy that could have been prevented.

Cowperthwaite interviews numerous ex-trainers. Another key source is whale researcher-activist Howard Garrett. The film then builds a compelling psychological profile of Tilikum, who, after being captured in 1983, was held at a now-defunct Canadian theme park called Sealand of the Pacific. There, he was subjected to uniquely abusive training techniques. Tilikum’s first human victim was a young Sealand trainer, Keltie Byrne, who slipped into the tank, was attacked by the three whales, and eventually drowned.

Tilikum was transferred to Sea World Orlando in 1992, and the film suggests not only that his traumas and anxieties followed him there, but also that the park failed to conduct a proper inquiry into the violent history of its prize acquisition. Unsurprisingly, no Sea World representatives were willing to be interviewed. –Variety

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
production
Times 19:15:00 to 20:40:00
21:00:00 to 22:25:00
Pricing

 

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $3.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor CINECENTA
721-8365
office@cinecenta.com
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Exhibit Ever Shoot An Indian? 2013-10-03 10:00:00
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Nicholas Galanin, former Audain Professor of Contemporary Art of the Pacific Northwest (2013), presents four short films exploring issues around contemporary indigenous identity. Note: closed Sat-Sun.  



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Related Website http://finearts.uvic.ca/visualarts/
Location VISUAL ARTS BUILDING
Audain Gallery
Times 10:00:00 to 17:00:00
Pricing

Free

Sponsor John Threlfall
250-721-6222
johnt@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Linguistics Colloquim: Sali Tagliamonte 2013-10-03 11:30:00
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The Linguistics department kicks off its first colloquim of the new semester with Distinguished Woman Scholar Sali Tagliamonte for a talk entitled Variable dative constructions as probabilistic syntax.

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Location CLEARIHUE BUILDING
C112
Times 11:30:00 to 13:00:00
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Other Faculty Recruitment - CANCELLED 2013-10-03 09:00:00
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This is a required workshop for any department that is considering recruiting; each faculty search committee must send at least one faculty member.  Kim Hart, Pamela Nielsen and Grace Wong Sneddon lead this workshop focused on best practices on recruitment strategy, practices and processes.

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Location ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES BUILDING
120
Times 09:00:00 to 11:00:00
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Sponsor Droa Jessen
250-853-3815
vpacgen@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar CCCBE 2013 Distinguished Speaker - Dr. Katherine Gibson 2013-10-03 19:00:00
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The CCCBE welcomes Dr. Katherine Gibson as the 2013 Distinguished Speaker.    Dr. Gibson will present Take Back the Economy: Ethics and Methods for Constituting Community Economies.

Today, more than ever before, we must reclaim the economy as a human creation open to ethical intervention and political imagination. This lecture introduces an agenda that moves on from inventorying diverse economies to constituting community economies. Community economies emerge from action around key ethical concerns that Dr. Gibson will address in this presentation.  

Professor Gibson, Institute of Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney, most recently co-authored; Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide For Transforming Our Communities.  This publication will be available for purchase. 

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cccbe/programs/home/distinguishedspeaker/index.php
Location WRIGHT CENTRE
A104
Times 19:00:00 to 20:30:00
Pricing

The CCCBE Distinguished Speaker Series is free & open to the public with support from Central 1 Credit Union, The Co-operators, Federated Co-operatives Ltd & Gustavson School of Business.

For more information call 250-472-4539 or visit www.uvic.ca/cccbe/

Sponsor Sandy Polomark
250-472-4539
cccbe@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar A Voice for Justice 2013-10-03 19:00:00
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Bishop José Bantolo of the diocese of Masbate in the Philippines will present the impacts of the an open pit gold mine on his community, provide an overview of the problems associated with mining in the Philippines and explain why the Church in the Philippines is taking a strong stand against current mining practices and advocating for change.

 

Related Website http://www.devp.org
Location SOCIAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS
A102
Times 19:00:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing

free

Sponsor Katrina Laquian
250-419-3893
klaquian@uvic.ca
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