CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt



Jane Tingley, Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel, anyWare, 2018. Mixed media, 72″ x 36″ x 36″.

CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt

January 22 to April 25, 2020

Free public reception
Wednesday, January 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
199 Richmond St. West, Toronto

Jason Baerg
Tom Barker
Rob Elsworthy
Samantha Fickel
Dennis Kavelman
Nick Puckett
Six Trends Inc.
Jane Tingley, Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel

Curated by Tom Barker

CodeX is an exhibition of playable and disruptive digital artworks that explore human-machine relationships, and how society is influenced by technology, innovation and design.

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Free Public Event Program

Curator’s Exhibition Tour
Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Tom Barker for a tour of CodeX, as he shares his perspective on digital art and insight on the themes in the exhibition.

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Can Machines Be Flawed Enough to Be Human?
Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.

A panel discussion that will examine our growing dependence on glitchy AI learning for business and culture and how this affects our daily lives.

Panelists: Jimmy Ba, Leyla Imanirad and Dr. Alexis Morris
Moderator: Tom Barker

ASL interpretation will be provided.

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Exhibition Tour with Cindy Poremba
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Cindy Poremba is a digital media researcher, game maker and curator. An Assistant Professor of Digital Entertainment at OCAD University, she has published work in journals, magazines and edited collections. Cindy also organizes non-traditional exhibitions as an independent curator and “new arcade” events as a member of the kokoromi experimental game collective.

Film Screening: David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)
Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Set in the near-future, eXistenZ depicts a society in which game designers are worshipped as superstars and players can organically enter inside the games. At the centre of the story is Allegra Geller whose latest games system eXistenZ taps so deeply into its users’ fears and desires that it blurs the boundaries between reality and escapism.

Free Youth Workshops

Six Trends Inc. is offering a series of free complementary workshops designed for youth between the ages of 15-18 and 19-25.

Learn a new skill, build new tech, create a game that goes viral. Start building your career in the fastest growing industry. Get your hands dirty in digital.

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Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Opening hours are: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Gallery admission and all events are free.
Everyone is welcome.

OCAD University and Onsite Gallery is an accessible venue.
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About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University ( is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines.

Contact Information:
Linda Columbus
Programs & Community Coordinator, Onsite Gallery
416-977-6000, Ext. 456