Next-Gen Arts in Academics

As most art is now produced and consumed in digital
formats, the next generation of artists is fine-tuning
their talents to meet the changing conditions and complexities of the digital age. In Oshawa, Ont., Durham College and
Ontario Tech University provide students with a unique blend of creative exploration with digital media know-how.

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In the Limelight — Live Theatre in Durham Region

There’s nothing quite like a night (or afternoon!) out at a live theatre performance. Even in the most low-key settings, attending a show feels like an occasion. Durham Region boasts many quality theatre opportunities, from intimate settings to large-scale productions, and is full of talented actors to pull off even the most complex shows. So, with a wealth of options to explore, we dove into the theatre landscape in the area to round up some of the incredible venues and theatrical companies you should have on your radar. We’ll also tell you what’s on this season, and where you can get tickets — you’ll just have to decide what to see first.

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Hitting the Right Note

Famous novelist Jack Kerouac once
said, “The only truth is music,” and
while that might seem a tad dramatic, we couldn’t agree more. Music is
universal (it’s actually been proven
by scientists at Harvard) and releases
endorphins in our brains. It offers hope and an escape, it excites and relaxes, and it’s an art form that brings people together like no other. Not to sound like a broken record, but we love music, and so do the folks we feature here. Hearing their stories was, well, music to our ears.

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The Future in Motion

Motion capture is a fascinating, quickly advancing area
of scientific research. The technology, which was first
introduced as a concept close to 100 years ago, can now
be implemented anytime, anywhere, and can be used to
evaluate a person’s performance, treatment or experience.

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Artificial Intelligence in the Arts

While artificial intelligence isn’t new by any stretch — the earliest successful AI program dates back to the 1950s — it has been a hot topic this year. But it’s not just about the scientific disciplines. Visual artists, writers, choreographers and more are learning how to live in harmony with the simulation of human intelligence.

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