Idea Lab Conversation: How to start a festival

*Rescheduled for Monday, April 29 at Noon*

Idea Lab Conversation: How to start a festival
*Rescheduled for Monday, April 29 at Noon*
Lamar Dodd Building, Room S160

Ad•verse Fest producer AC Carter will discuss in detail about how they organized, curated,
and visualized Ad•verse Fest – a two day festival highlighting solo and duo performers cross genre.

Reading Room: Creative Capital On Our Radar

Reading Room: Creative Capital On Our Radar

On Our Radar 2019 features noteworthy projects in all disciplines that advanced to the final round in the competitive selection process for the Creative Capital Award. During each award cycle, Creative Capital has the great privilege of learning about a wealth of exciting artists’ projects. By promoting projects “on our radar” to our community of people who are passionate about the arts, we can forge connections that lead to new support and collaborative opportunities.

Source: Creative Capital
Link: creative-capital.org/on-our-radar/

XR3: Extended Reality Technologies at UGA

XR3: Extended Reality Technologies at UGA
Monday, April 15
6:30 – 8 PM Demos
8 PM Discussion
MLC Reading Room (3rd Floor)

How are extended reality (XR) technologies contributing to research at UGA? This hands-on demo session and discussion will provide an overview of activities with participation from faculty and students in the College of Engineering, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Institute of Women’s Studies, College of Environment and Design, College of Education, Science Library Makerspace, and Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. From 6:30 – 8 visitors can experience virtual and augmented reality projects, followed by a panel discussion with faculty and students. This is a free event and any AR or VR beginner, hobbyist, or expert is encouraged to attend. Hosted by Ideas for Creative Exploration.

Screening and Discussion: Hidden Rivers

Screening and discussion: Hidden Rivers
Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 PM
Cine, 234 W. Hancock Ave.

Trailer: vimeo.com/66103145

Hidden Rivers is a new feature-length film that explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. The film follows the work of conservation biologists and explorers throughout the region and reveals both the beauty and vulnerability of this aquatic life and how many people are finding ways to protect it.

Presented with a light hors d’œuvre reception catered by The National, gallery viewing of photos from Freshwaters Illustrated, and a panel discussion following the screening with the filmmaker, southeastern aquatic conservation professionals, and local interdisciplinary arts researchers. The event is being held in conjunction with the biennial Georgia Water Resources Conference.

The film was produced and directed by Jeremy Monroe of Freshwaters Illustrated, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about aquatic ecosystems through photography, video and film.

“We worked for nearly ten years to make an immersive film that would give audiences a deep dive into the river ecosystems of Southern Appalachia, along with a glimpse of the species and habitat conservation work that is happening throughout the region,” said Monroe. “Our hope is that this film will inspire more conversations about river and water conservation in the Southeast, and that river conservation groups will use the film as a way to enlighten and broaden their own communities.”

The program will begin in the Cine Lab at 6:30 with a reception and gallery viewing of Freshwaters Illustrated photographs. Hidden Rivers will be shown at 7:30, followed by a Q&A session featuring Monroe, southeastern aquatic conservation professionals and local interdisciplinary arts researchers. Confirmed panelists include Bernard Kuhajda, science program manager for the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute; Bud Freeman, director of the Georgia Museum of Natural History; Alex Lamle, aquatic biologist with The Nature Conservancy and Abigail West, a student in the Lamar Dodd School of Art and intern with the UGA office of Sustainability.

Support for the event was provided by the Johnson Family Foundation and co-sponsored by the Georgia Water Resources Conference and the University of Georgia’s River Basin Center, Office of Sustainability, and Ideas for Creative Exploration.

Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the Ciné box office or online at:
athenscine.com/movie/hidden-rivers

Idea Lab Conversation: CYNOSURE

Idea Lab Conversation: CYNOSURE
Monday, April 8 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building, Room S160

cy·no·sure
/ˈsīnəˌSHo͝o(ə)r/

noun: a person or thing that is the center of attention or admiration

CYNOSURE is a submission-based annual thematic publication, designed by students and featuring any and all work by humans at UGA and the greater Athens community. We are looking for a theme for CYNOSURE: VOLUME II.

What are you researching and thinking about? Can’t stop talking about with your friends? What are you making work and writing about? Let’s share & brainstorm!

Indonesian Artist Made Bayak Weaves Cosmology with Sociopolitical Issues

March 27, 2019
Flagpole Magazine
By Jessica Smith
link to original article

Indonesian Artist Made Bayak Weaves Cosmology with Sociopolitical Issues

One of Bayak’s most complicated trajectories concerns the Indonesian genocide of 1965, which targeted accused communists and led to the establishment of the authoritarian New Order regime. Approximately 5 percent of the population of Bali was executed, paving the way for new investments and hyper-development to swarm in. For decades, systemic silencing surrounding the genocide has prevented public discourse, but today, a loose coalition of activists, including Bayak, are working to collect oral histories, locate mass graves and uncover the truth.