Envisioning Moves to Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch

Today we delivered and set up the Envisioning Technologies exhibit on the third floor of the Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch (120 Metcalfe Street). Thanks so much to Tony Westenbroek, Alexandra Yarrow, Dorothy Jeffreys, and others who helped make this happen. The exhibit will be up in the main branch until October 13th. Below are some images …

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#MuseumWeek 2017

The CUDRG participated in #MuseumWeek 2017 on twitter last week, highlighting stories from both A Wheelchair History of Disability in Canada as well as Envisioning Technologies.  Above is one of the tweets of Dominique Marshall, in which she spotlights the story of Roland Galarneau - an entrepreneur and inventor of a machine called the "Converto-Braille" which he …

On the Road: A New Travelling Banner Exhibit!

We've been busy over the last few months. With the help of ChapterOne Studios, we've reformatted the panel version of the Envisioning Technologies into a set of three lightweight and highly portable banners intended to go across Ontario and further afield. Its first location was the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University, which made it there …

Envisioning Moves to MacOdrum Library

Yesterday, we began the move of the physical exhibit, Envisioning Technologies, from the Department of History to MacOdrum Library's main lobby at Carleton University. As before, the exhibit panels are accessible via QR codes and braille transcriptions. Artifacts currently displayed as part of the exhibit include objects from the Canadian Science and Technology Museum (CSTM), the Canadian …

Envisioning Technologies – some photographs from the October launch!

Some photos from the exhibit launch in October. What a great day! The photograph to the left shows (from left to right) Adrian Chan, Roy Hanes, Dorothy J. Smith, Chris Stark (with Henry his guide dog), Beth A. Robertson and Dominique Marshall in front of the panel dedicated to the first talking ATM. The top …

Envisioning Technologies Exhibit: October 14-December 15th

The exhibit Envisioning Technologies launched today (October 14th) at the Department of History of Carleton University (4th floor, Paterson Hall), following the second public Shannon Lecture, given by Dr. Melanie Panitch of Ryerson University. It will continue until December 15th - giving you lots of time still to please come and visit. It is the latest …