Hanna Lisa Stefansson: At Play in a World of Fire and ICE

Former ICE Graduate Research Assistant Hanna Lisa Stefansson featured in the UGA Graduate School Magazine article “At Play in a World of Fire and ICE.”

By Cynthia Adams
Photos by Nancy Evelyn

Link: issuu.com/ugagradstudies/docs/gsm_winter2017revised/36

Unsolved: Math + Design Workshop (4/8)

ICE Workshop: Unsolved: Math + Design
Saturday, April 8 from 9:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

To register please contact

Unsolved: Math + Design is an interdisciplinary workshop for math, art, and design research, with the goal of making a product to be used in math outreach contexts. This workshop will engage the public in thinking about unsolved problems in mathematics, and participants will take part in problem solving to discover the intersection between math and design.

It will include three sessions: design, math, and synthesis. In the design session, participants will collaborate on drawings by using a conditional design method. In the math session, they will try to solve an unsolved math problem in a collaborative setting. In the synthesis session, they will design and build a final product by combining the two perspectives as they experience the process of shared problem solving.

Erin Espelie Events

Erin Espelie Events

Screening: The Lanthanide Series
Thursday, March 30 at 8 PM
Cine, 234 W. Hancock Ave.

Friday, March 31 at 12:20 PM
Fine Arts Building Room 53

Dr. Erin Espelie is an assistant professor at University of Colorado Boulder with a joint appointment in the Film Studies Program and the Department of Critical Media Practices.

Her films have shown at the New York Film Festival, the British Film Institute, the Natural History Museum of London, Whitechapel Gallery, Crossroads (San Francisco), the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Full Frame Documentary Festival, and more. Her feature-length experimental documentary, The Lanthanide Series, examines the materiality of the digital world, combining approaches of non-fiction narrative essay, abstract visual and sound exploration, and the history of black mirrors; it recently premiered at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.

Most of her professional career in print journalism has been on the staff of Natural History magazine, where Espelie serves as Editor In Chief and as a columnist. Since 2002 her monthly column, “The Natural Explanation,” has highlighted high-caliber wildlife photographers and human influences on the environment. She has also worked in television production for public broadcasting and various other channels.With a degree in molecular and cell biology from Cornell University and an MFA in experimental and documentary arts from Duke University, Espelie taught courses in environmental issues and the documentary arts from 2012 to 2015 at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image.

Supported in part by ICE, the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Reading Room: Civic Engagement

Reading Room: Civic Engagement: Why Cultural Institutions Must Lead the Way

arts and culture organizations must understand themselves not as arbiters of taste, but as creative homes for the people. They must be places driven by artists, culture bearers, philosophers, and activists. They must be platforms for cultivating public imagination; building thick and diverse networks; convening across differences and sectors; and incubating breakthrough ideas that stick, because they spring from communities that come together to embrace truth, honor diversity, and poetically pursue freedom.

By Deborah Cullinan
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Link: ssir.org/articles/entry/civic_engagement_why_cultural_institutions_must_lead_the_way

ICE Conversation: a2ru Student Summit (4/7)

ICE Conversation: a2ru Student Summit
Friday, April 7 at 10 AM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Learn more about the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) from UGA students who participated in the 2017 Emerging Creatives Student Summit “Water: New Directions Through Arts and Science.”

Reading Room: Tech Start-Ups Have Become Conceptual Art

Reading Room: Tech Start-Ups Have Become Conceptual Art

The potential gutting of the NEA is worthy of concern and lamentation. But equally important, and no less disturbing, is the fact that the role of art, in part, had already shifted from the art world to the business world anyway. In particular, the formal boundary-pushing central to experimental and conceptual artists might have been superseded by the conceptual efforts of entrepreneurship.

By Ian Bogost
Link: www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/03/tech-startups-conceptual-art/519924/