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Thursday, May 16 at 8 PM
Go Bar, Athens GA

ICE Honorary Fellow John Michael Boling presents CULTURESPORT, an original music-driven science fiction animated web series set in a world adjacent to our own. John Michael Boling (BFA 2006) is an artist known for pioneering works in Internet art and video. He received an ICE student fellowship to attend The Kitchen Summer Institute and was a featured presenter in the 2007 ICE Open House: Net Art. John Michael co-founded and served as Head of Product for, an online tool for collaborative research and served as Associate Director of Rhizome.

For more information about CULTURESPORT and their Kickstarter campaign visit:

Join CULTURESPORT as they screen their debut episode ROTTERDAM 1995. Meet the creators while they discuss the process of creating a DIY animation studio, offering exclusive insight and merchandise.

Developed in relative secrecy over the past five years, CULTURESPORT is a sprawling fictional universe — the result of intensive and ongoing collaboration between artists, designers, musicians, actors, dancers, brands, and CULTURESPORT’s in-house creative team.

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.


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:

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.

Jazz Duo Explores the Intersection of Math and Music

March 27, 2019
Flagpole Magazine
link to original article

Jazz Duo Explores the Intersection of Math and Music
By David R. Adler

In comparing math and jazz, Miller and Schneiderman don’t want to suggest a “scientific” approach to music. Quite the contrary: They emphasize the creativity, collaborative ethos and search for beauty inherent in mathematics.

Trash Music Workshop and Performance

Workshop and Performance: Trash Music
Monday, April 1 at 6 PM
Dancz Center (Hugh Hodgson School of Music Room 264)

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. This musical performance will feature trash musical instruments and compositions written by UGA student composers. A pre-concert instrument making session will take place at 5:30 PM for anyone interested in building their own trash instrument. This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Ciyadh Wells: