Ad•Verse Fest

Ad•Verse Fest
Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 7 PM
Downtown Athens, GA

www.adversefest.space

Ad-Verse Fest is a two-day festival showcasing solo and duo performers who blur the line between the musical, visual, and performative arts. Audience members will see electronic artists, quasi-pop stars, hip hop artists, drag performers, DJs and experimental composers.

Featured performers: Jennifer Vanilla, Superbody, Ripparachie, Diaspoura, Karen Meat, Taylor ALXNDR, RaFiA, and GRLwood.

Venues: Caledonia Lounge, Flicker Theatre & Bar, and Go Bar

Advanced tickets now available online $12 for both days
Day of show tickets $15 for both days or $10 for single day

Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration, Athens Area Arts Council, Flagpole Magazine, and Scorpion Beach.

Call for Participation: Trash Music

Call for Participation: Trash Music

How can we make music from trash?

The “Trash Music” project was recently awarded a UGA Office of Sustainability Campus Sustainability Grant to explore the intersections of music, creativity, environmentalism, and sustainability. Musical instruments are often made from new materials and nonrenewable resources. The first phase of this project will consist of building prototype instruments from reused materials. We are seeking participation in the following areas: instrument designers / builders, website design, and collaborators interested in creating related initiatives and projects. If you are interested, please contact Ciyadh Wells:
ciyadh.hillwells@uga.edu

Idea Lab Conversation: Adaptive Change in the Arts


Idea Lab Conversation: Adaptive Change in the Arts
Monday, February 25 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Ideas for Creative Exploration Graduate Research Assistants lead a public conversation about the EmcArts report “Somewhere Becoming Rain: Adaptive Change is the Future of the Arts.” The report is available to read and download at: emcarts.org/case_studies/somewhere-becoming-rain.

XR Research Lab Hours

Refocus Reality

Explore the Oculus Rift VR system with Ideas for Creative Exploration. Possible areas of exploration could include but are not limited to audience interaction, data visualization and research productivity. Lab times are available by appointment for the following days:

Mondays 8-11 AM, 7-10 PM
Wednesdays 8-10 AM, 7-10 PM
Fridays 8-10 AM, 2-5 PM

Located in the Lamar Dodd building room S160. To schedule, please contact idealab@uga.edu

Cristina Echezarreta: On Altruism, Art, and Science

Winter 2019
UGA Graduate
link to original article

Cristina Echezarreta: On Altruism, Art, and Science
By Cynthia Adams

Can prison inmates become creative collaborators? Idea Lab Mini Grant recipient and MFA student Cristina Echezarreta says, yes, they can.In the process of working with the Georgia Prison Beekeeping program, the graduate student has brought her twin interests, art and entomology, together.

Prior to the prison beekeeping project, Echezarreta later explains she wouldn’t have been so interested in doing a joint art project. Now, she has observed the value of social engagement, and seeks to be ever more inclusive and collaborative.

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Ideas for Creative Exploration is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

Call for Participation: Exploring Research as Craft

Cydney Seigerman, a PhD student in Anthropology and Integrative Conservation, and Alden DiCamillo, an MFA student in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, welcome your participation in a cross-disciplinary, three-part workshop they are organizing this spring:

“Exploring Research as Craft: A Workshop Series to Promote Cross-Discipline Communication”

The workshop is supported by an Idea Lab Mini Grant. This year’s theme was “cultivating community.” Our goal is to engage graduate students (masters or PhD) from across the UGA campus, including (but not limited to) Franklin College, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Warnell, and the Odum School of Ecology.

Click to download call for participation with information on the workshop, including a tentative calendar for the three meetings.

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Ideas for Creative Exploration is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.