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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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October 21, 2015

Speaker: Isabel Meirelles, OCAD University

Title: The effects of technologies on the visual presentation of information in the news media

Abstract: Fuelled in part by the need to extract meaning from massive amounts of data and our inabilities to make sense of data without the aid of external devices, information visualizations have gained unprecedented prominence in all corners of academia and industry. As a result, we are experiencing an expansive and expanding exposure to visual presentations of information that range from infographics in printed and online news media to smartphone apps that collect and visualize our personal data. This talk will examine the visual presentation of information in the news media over time. It will start with a brief historical overview, followed by an examination of recent trends. The analysis will use the technologies of production and readership as a framework.