Daylighting the Watersheds Information Sessions

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Daylighting the Watersheds Design Competition
Information Sessions

Thursday, September 1 at 2 PM
Tate Center Level 1 Lobby

Friday, September 2 at 10 AM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Lobby

Tuesday, September 6 at 10 AM
Tate Center Level 1 Lobby

Wednesday, September 7 at Noon
Lamar Dodd School of Art Lobby

Thursday, September 8 at 4 PM
Tate Center Level 1 Lobby

Friday, September 9 at 10 AM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Lobby

Learn more about the Daylighting the Watersheds Design Competition, develop project ideas, meet potential team members, and view the project sites.

Deadline: October 14
Two $1,000 prizes
Download application: watershed.uga.edu/daylighting.pdf
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Daylighting the Watersheds Design Competition

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Daylighting the Watersheds UGA Design Competition
Deadline: October 14
Two $1,000 prizes

Download application: watershed.uga.edu/daylighting.pdf
watershed.uga.edu

Student teams are invited to participate in the Daylighting the Watersheds design competition to raise awareness about streams that flow through the UGA campus and to support the mission of Watershed UGA by creating a community ethic for the restoration of campus streams. Two projects will be selected to receive prizes of $1,000 each.

Each proposal should feature designs for a project to be installed in one of the following locations:

Tanyard Creek Watershed Site adjacent to Tate Center and Bolton Dining Commons near the intersection of Baxter Street and S. Lumpkin Street

Lilly Branch Watershed Site adjacent to Joe Frank Harris Commons and the Lamar Dodd School of Art near Carlton Street and River Road

Selection criteria:

Merit project raises awareness about campus watersheds

Innovation project features new ideas

Feasibility proposal materials consider costs, sustainability, and campus standards

Collaboration proposal materials reflect teamwork and interdisciplinary activity

Presentation proposal materials communicate effectively

Each project team must include at least two UGA students. Watershed UGA encourages teams with participants from more than one discipline or academic department, including students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Multiple applications are permitted.

Since the founding of UGA in 1785, many natural features of campus watersheds have been steadily altered and relegated to obscurity. Tanyard Creek and Lilly Branch, both tributaries of the North Oconee River, are the most prominent streams that run through campus. Daylighting the Watersheds offers an opportunity to explore the history and significance of two streams that were once part of the daily lives of students, but now lack visibility and recreational benefit.

Watershed UGA facilitates the use of our campus as a living laboratory to advance sustainability and environmental stewardship through teaching, research, service, and university operations. The Daylighting the Watersheds design competition is generously supported by a grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

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ICE Project Featured in Hugh Hodgson School of Music Convocation

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Opening convocation ceremonies at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music included a live demonstration and performance of new technology developed with the support of ICE. An ensemble of twenty musicians conducted by UGA Director of Bands Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, along with the mobile phones of 250 audience members, performed a composition by DMA candidate Cody Brookshire.

Brookshire, in collaboration with Nicholas Saney (Computer Science, Linguistics), Richard Saney (Computer Science, Music), and Jake Reeves (Mathematics, Music) received a 2015-2016 mini-grant to develop technology that enables electronic devices to be synchronized, solving a major latency challenge of networked electo-acoustic performance.

Following the successful development and performance, the team is exploring ways to make the technology available to more artists. Visit synkrotakt.com for more information and a video demo.

Related story: ideasforcreativeexploration.com/?p=3612

Reading Room: A Snapshot of Creative Placemaking in Higher Education

A Snapshot of Creative Placemaking in Higher Education, April 2016

A report by the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU).

Reading Room: 5 Takeaways from the 2016 Creative Capital Artist Retreat

5 Takeaways from the 2016 Creative Capital Artist Retreat

Creative Capital has awarded $40 million to 642 groundbreaking artists nationwide through funding, counsel and career development services.

Welcome Fall 2016

Welcome to a new semester at UGA! If you are new to ICE, please take a few moments to explore the site and learn about some of the current and past projects and events. You may also be interested in joining the ICE listserv, a weekly email announcement with local events and opportunities in the arts.

Please also welcome our new recipients of Graduate Assistantships in Interdisciplinary Arts Research: Matthew Flores (Art), Rebecca Jackson (Theatre and Film Studies), and Carla Cao (Music). These three exceptional graduate students will develop creative research under the auspices of ICE, including collaborative work across disciplines and facilitating collaborative projects and proposals with faculty, students, and community members.

Recent Highlights

ICE partners with Watershed UGA and the Center for Integrative Research (CICR) to develop arts + environment project initiatives and grant proposals … ICE partners with the Office of Sustainability to create Sustainability + Arts grant … ICE receives a Faculty Research Cluster grant from the Willson Center for the ArtsIdea Lab student organization awards mini-grants for collaborative projects featuring innovative performance technology, immigrant perspectives, and social justice … ICE partners with the Department of English to celebrate the centennial of Dada with performances by students, faculty, visiting artists, and the Sun Ra Arkestra … ICE Graduate Research Assistants create multimedia installation in image ofBlack Lives Matter data visualization collaboration with Johnathan Smith … ICE Conversation Series features visiting artists, alumni, research reports, and demonstrations … ICE podcast series features interdisciplinary perspectives on critical evaluation … ICE Project alumnus Kit Hughes is a featured speaker during Thinc. UGA Entrepreneurship Week … ICE-Vision celebrates 10th anniversary … ICE welcomes Dr. Peter Van Zandt Lane and Katherine McGuire to advisory board … ICE awards Honorary Fellowships to UGA alumni Heather McIntosh and John Michael Boling

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Flicker Orchestra accompanies Ghosts Before Breakfast (dir. Hans Richter, 1928) during the Dada Centennial [photography by Jason Thrasher].