Thanks to all who helped, including Georgina for help with organizing the room booking and local arrangements.
BCS: every great idea lives out its dying days as a platitude Steve: Perhaps this could be said to apply to "New Media" or "Digital", etc., "Media" and "Digital" are getting "tired" (background rather than foreground). in the post-digital/post-cyborg era; need for "fluid media" and "primal media"; fundamental media and "non-media". Nonmedia is existential activity: causes interaction simply by being (e.g. cyborglog). Sandeep, GIS, Ryerson, suggested we talk to Bruce Kuwabara. Tas Venetsanopoulos: Arts consortium between Ryerson and OCAD. Suggested not limit ourselves to only "research": include "creative activity". given $5 million; establish centre for interdisciplinary... interested in artistic side; fashion department working on smart clothes (wearable computing). Kerr Hall quad renovations; close Gould street, open up to community; demolish tall building. Bruce Kidd: consider Philosopher's Walk and/or Tattle Creek Road Steve Daniels, Ryerson: suggested guerrilla approach to waterfront Steve: Perhaps situationist-type interventions (art), "watervention"? Presently there is no playing with water on the waterfront. We're also trying to move beyond "guerrilla" approach toward more well-funded and permanent installations/platforms. Bret Cordner, UT Architecture, Biomimicry. suggested that everyone thinks of and likes Millennium Park in Chicago. suggested hydroforming of hydraulophone sculptures. Brian Cantwell Smith (dean for 361 more days): suggested we use call it "site". (I didn't quite catch the advantages of contextualizing it as a "site"; Brian, can you email a brief one or 2 sentence explanation? Alex Jadad: supportive care (music+water therapy); suggested we contact Bill Hutchison, who chairs the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation's iWaterfront initiative aimed at turning the Toronto Waterfront into an ``intelligent waterfront''. Katrina: outlined some richly diverse cultural anecdotes around OSC hydraulophone. Wondering how to explain hydr to kids (what do handwheels do?) Overall, there was a feeling that we should not call it "research", or "interdisciplinary" at least too broadly (outside organizations like NSERC). I didn't quite catch the advantages of not calling it research or not calling it interdisciplinary. Can anyone elaborate? Is it perhaps simply a matter that we'd want to under-promise and over-deliver (i.e. don't promise research as an outcome of this work)? Is this perhaps also because it sounds too "academic"?