Category Archives: Research

CRRS Fellows Workshop April 12: William Barker & Noa Yaari

Please join me at the Fellows Workshop at the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, the University of Toronto on Tuesday, April 12, 4:00-5:30 pm (EDT). Follow this link for details and registration to the live zoom session: https://crrs.ca/event/fellows22/ William … Continue reading

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Using Emojis as Reactions on Zoom

On my December post, I was wondering if the engineers at Zoom can create shadows as a function in Background & Filters. This would add a realistic element to the filters that they already introduced into the platform. In this … Continue reading

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Research, Art, and Emotions

An article on the RAND website explores the use and effectiveness of art-based approaches to public engagement with research. It argues that: “When designing arts-based engagement approaches, it is important to consider that they can bring out experiences in stakeholders … Continue reading

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Art-based Knowledge Mobilization

I’m currently participating in a course in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) at York University, which is run in collaboration with the University of Winnipeg and Memorial University. Titled MobilizeU, it’s excellent. One of the things I appreciate most in it is … Continue reading

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Multiform Grammar: Exploring Communication through a New Lens

Noa Yaari, CRRS 5/30 (detail), 2019. Mixed media. 21 x 28 cm. Toronto The spaces and times between words and images within a single sequence are a tool with which we can develop effective and creative communication skills. This is … Continue reading

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Utilizing Multiform Grammar: A Hands-on Workshop for Professionals and Employees

In February, I’ll be giving hands-on workshops on multiform grammar (MFG) at the Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) in Toronto. The participants in these will be the professional clients and the staff at the organization. How can proficiency in MFG benefit … Continue reading

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The Voice Multiform Reference

Does the fact that English is written from left to right and Hebrew from right to left influence the way we use emojis in messages in these two languages? To answer this question, I offer a new kind of multiform … Continue reading

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Multiform Grammar and the Sense of Belonging

On August 4, I’ll be giving an online hands-on workshop at the Learning Enrichment Foundation titled “The Artist in Me: Using Art to Build a Sense of Belonging.” In it, I will show my art projects at York University and … Continue reading

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When the Technique is the Name of the Artwork

Today I posted on LinkedIn an image with the text “Ink and acrylic on paper.” Noa Yaari, Ink and Acrylic on Paper. 2020. Mixed media. Toronto. Since then, I’ve been thinking about the connection between the title of the artwork … Continue reading

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What Works

Today I gave a talk at the conference “World History Association of Texas – Phi Alpha Theta” at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas (via Zoom). My talk entitled “Approaching History and the Arts with Multiform Grammar” introduced my academic … Continue reading

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