The Royal Rat (should probably be facing the other way...)

Lather lX: WE TAKE THE MOON! with Dayna and George February 16 2011

March 12, 2011
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This week our RAT Lather is hosted by Dayna and George, and they will be discussing the complex relation ship we have with the moon. The many myths, the affects on our bodies, the future of the moon, (to exploit or not exploit!) All this myrth making will prepare you to fully appreciate the full […]

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Lather VIII: To the MAX! MSP with Matt Waddell February 2 2011

March 12, 2011
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Matt Waddell (aka Unkle Wonky) is an electro-acoustic-digi-maker involved in various projects around Montreal like Brainbow Limb and Corse. Those who braved the groundhog day snow storm saw several examples of Matt’s previous Max/MSP work and brainstormed of hypothetical applications for the program.

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LATHER VII: Zombie Apocalypse with Morgan Sea. January 18 2011

January 30, 2011
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Starting off the 2011 LATHER season, the RAT’s very own, Morgan Sea did a special repeat presentation of “ZOMBIES: Everything you need to know for your own survival.”  Complete with candles and soundtrack. A concise history of Zombie lore through cinema and comic books was provided, as well as some handy survival tips, including but […]

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LATHER VI: La métropole du XXIe siècle, le cas de Paris. December 1 2010

January 30, 2011
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Francois Seguin host’s a thought provoking discussion about city planning, the future of urbanization,  and our motions through the urban environment.  Paris was considered as a case study, and consideration also went into Montreal’s  streets and spaces.

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LATHER V @ the RAT: Star Trek for Amateurs with Caitlin Thompson

November 8, 2010
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November 3rd 2010 The LATHER turns five! And to celebrate, we talk Star Trek.  The RAT;s very own Caitlin Thompson tells us all she knows on the subject and considers how the themes addressed in Star Trek commented on contemporary events and political climates.  The original series’ Utopic vision hosted a diverse and multicultural cast, […]

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LATHER IV @ the RAT: Queeriosity and Gender with Jamie Robinson and Justin Karas

November 8, 2010
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October 20th 2010 The fourth LATHER was hosted by Jamie and Justin, who lead an amazing and well researched presentation questioning gender binaries.  What are male and female when there are so many in-betweens? A debate of nature vs. nurture when questioning individuals’ sexual and gender identity ensued. The example of Castor Semenya, the star […]

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LATHER III @ the RAT: Rocks n’Quilts with Eliza Fernand

November 8, 2010
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October 6th 2010 Visiting NoDS artist in residence Eliza Fernand provided some insights on the correlations between geology and quilt making.  Eliza showed some Amish quilt patterns, noting the references to everyday events and natural phenomena in their names.  (Barn raising, Stairway to heaven, Streak of Lightning to name a few.)  Visual parallels were drawn […]

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