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    Your peers are leading countries, helping people around the world and pushing the boundaries of knowledge and creativity in every realm. More than 200,000 Arts & Science alumni are doing extraordinary work, including:

    William Lyon Mackenzie KING Michael IGNATIEFF James ORBINSKI Adrienne CLARKSON Robert BATEMAN Margaret ATWOOD Norman JEWISON Rohinton MISTRY Donald SUTHERLAND Vaira VIKIS-FREIBERGS Atom EGOYAN Michael ONDAATJE  William HUTT Bob RAE Lorne MICHAELS David CRONENBERG Bill REEVES Paul SHAFFER  Roy MCMURTRY Monte HUMMEL Walter KOHN
     

    Backpack to Briefcase (b2B)

    Each year, departments team up to host Backpack to Briefcase sessions. At these events alumni are invited to share their experiences and professional advice with students in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Click here to see a list of participating departments and to RSVP for upcoming events.






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    Featured Alumni





    Dave Kemp

    (MVS, Visual Studies 2007)

    Dave Kemp is a visual artist who looks at the intersections and interactions between art, science and technology, in particular at how these fields shape our perception and understanding of the world. Dave graduated from the Master of Visual Studies program at U of T, where he also completed the Collaborative Program in Knowledge Media Design. He also has an Image Arts (photography) BFA from Ryerson University and a BScE in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.

    His latest project is a series of identity card "portraits" titled Data Collection. It involved photographing the identification cards (driver’s licenses, student cards, gym memberships, bank cards, credit cards, etc.) carried by over 100 individuals. The images are presented on a 1:1 scale, which means that all personal information contained on the cards is legible to gallery visitors; however, participants are allowed to remove any cards that they are uncomfortable with having on display (removed cards are simply replaced with a black "withheld" placeholder card). Beyond being a simple (and very reductive) portrait of the individual, the project draws attention to the power and risks associated with these cards (and ideally the databases behind the cards) and challenges the typical notion of privacy—to keep things secret and hidden away—and instead presents an idea of privacy that allows the individual to retain control over what data is collected, how it is used and who is given access.


    Meet some other featured alumni.

     
     

    Data Collection is currently on display at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston as part of the Sorting Daemons: Art, Surveillance Regimes and Social Control exhibition which runs January 16 - April 18, 2010


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