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Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Food

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Food
Wednesday, February 10 at 1 PM

How do the arts intersect with local and global issues of food production, access, and waste? Join Ideas for Creative Exploration Graduate Research Assistant Elizabeth Boyce to see examples of projects and to learn more about the UGA Foodshed initiative.

Links:

UGA Foodshed Initiative
sustainability.uga.edu/community-engagement/foodshed/

501 See Three’s “Pang!”
www.pangpodcast.com

Childsplay’s “Maddi’s Fridge”
www.childsplayaz.org/maddi

CENAS: The People’s Cook
groundworks.io/projects/4

Sweetwater Foundation
www.sweetwaterfoundation.com

Wormfarm Institute
www.wormfarminstitute.org

Lecture: Silas Munro

Lecture: Silas Munro
Wednesday, November 11 at 3 PM

Webinar

W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America

Silas Munro is a partner of Polymode design studio, an Associate Professor of Communication Arts at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and Chair Emeritus at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In the past year he emerged as one of the most exciting practitioners of community-engaged design and as an influential scholar known for his contributions to W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America published by Princeton Architectural Press. The project has been featured in articles in Smithsonian Magazine, The New Yorker, and Black Perspectives (African American Intellectual History Society).

Munro’s scholarly research addresses the relationship between designers’ personal identities, formal systems and strategies they utilize, and how both interact with the communities they serve. In workshops and lectures he addresses post-colonial relationships between design and marginalized communities and offers practical ways for educators and practitioners to decolonize the way design is taught (“Major/Minor History”) and to create inclusive new frameworks (“Nodal Historical Network”). His design work and writing has been published in books, exhibitions, and websites in Germany, Japan, Korea, the US, and the UK including Chronicle Books, IDEA magazine, Eye, and Slanted magazine.

He earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. He has been a critic and lecturer at leading programs including Yale School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, NC State, RISD, and CalArts. His design studio, poly-mode, works with cultural institutions and community based organizations including MoMA, The Phillips Collection, Mark Bradford at the Venice Biennale, The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Walker Art Center, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University, The New Museum, Wynwood Arts District Miami, and the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Cultural Affairs.

Remote presentation and conversation hosted by Ideas for Creative Exploration with the support of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Links

Video recording
youtu.be/IzMcZ8HH80c

Black Design in America: African Americans and the African Diaspora in Graphic Design
bipocdesignhistory.com

Elephant magazine “The Age of Black Fabulosity: The Queer Publications of the Harlem Renaissance”
elephant.art/the-age-of-black-fabulosity-the-queer-publications-of-the-harlem-renaissance-10112020/

Eye magazine “‘As, not for’: The critique goes on”
www.eyemagazine.com/feature/article/as-not-for-the-critique-goes-on

New Yorker magazine “Who Isn’t a Sucker for a Foldout?”
www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/10/26/who-isnt-a-sucker-for-a-foldout

AIGA “Typography as a Radical Act in an Industry Ever-Dominated by White Men”
medium.com/aiga-eye-on-design/typography-as-a-radical-act-in-an-industry-ever-dominated-by-white-men-2b527d487228

W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits book
papress.com/products/w-e-b-du-boiss-data-portraits-visualizing-black-america

Ramon Tejada Decolonizing Design Reader
tinyurl.com/y43sukuu

Data 4 Black Lives
d4bl.org

More information on the 2020 Spotlight on the Arts festival, including a schedule of events, can be found at arts.uga.edu as well as on the Arts Council Facebook page (facebook.com/UGAarts), Twitter feed (@UGA_arts) or Instagram (instagram.com/uga_arts).

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Funding

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Funding
Friday, November 13 at 3 PM

How has Congress considered the arts in its trillion dollars of coronavirus relief funding? Join Brandon LaReau, PhD student, artist, and activist for an informal overview of the ways the federal government has attempted to provide relief funding to artists and venues forced out of work due to the global pandemic.

Links

National Independent Venue Association
www.nivassoc.org

United States Congress
www.congress.gov

More about cultural policy:

Podcast interview with Steven Tepper
ideasforcreativeexploration.com/podcasts/ice007.html

More information on the 2020 Spotlight on the Arts festival, including a schedule of events, can be found at arts.uga.edu as well as on the Arts Council Facebook page (facebook.com/UGAarts), Twitter feed (@UGA_arts) or Instagram (instagram.com/uga_arts).

Idea Lab Conversation: Madeline Bates

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Community with Madeline Bates
Wednesday, October 14 at 2 PM

How can organizations, businesses, and artists work together to support vibrant communities? Join Madeline Bates, Creature Comforts Brewing Company Community Specialist and Program Lead of “Get Artistic,” an initiative to help creative communities thrive. Free and open to the public via Zoom.

Links:

getcurious.com/get-artistic/
getcurious.com/get-artistic-2020/

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Sustainability

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Sustainability
Friday, October 9 at 3 PM

How do creative communities develop more sustainable approaches to materials? Join Abigail West, artist, activist, and recent Creature Comforts artist-in-residence for an informal conversation about reclamation and creative reuse in businesses, makerspaces, and artist studios. Free and open to the public via Zoom.

Links

www.abigailwest.net
getcurious.com/air-2020-craft-guide/
getcurious.com/final-thoughts-from-abigail-west/

Idea Lab Conversation: Kyle Morrison

Idea Lab Conversation: Kyle Morrison
Wednesday, September 23 at 2 PM

How are creative practitioners and organizations managing current conditions? Join Kyle Morrison, VR developer and simulation engineer at Collins Aerospace for an informal conversation. Kyle was a Graduate Assistant in Interdisciplinary Arts Research at UGA and a master’s student in Theatre and Film Studies before joining Collins Aerospace. Free and open to the public via Zoom registration. 

Links

Games and Virtual Environments Lab
www.ugavr.com/

Virtual Experience Laboratory
vel.engr.uga.edu/

Facebook Live Maps
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTa8zn0RNVM

tech.fb.com/ar-vr/

Microsoft Future Vision
www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-tFdreZB94

Facebook AR Glasses Research
www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0QVh5TJl3c

AR in the Workplace
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIJM9xNg9xs

VR in Healthcare Training 57:26 to 1:01:54
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCB_mfGmh9w

VR Therapy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxd-ppIDfjw

What people are afraid of (warning a small bit of blood is in this one)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJg02ivYzSs

Collins Aerospace HUD VR Trainer (Kyle’s project)
www.collinsaerospace.com/en/newsroom/News/2020/01/collins-provide-faa-cost-effective-training-device-scientific-research-pilot-use-hud

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExgMKqqyLS0

Kyle Morrison UGA thesis project

www.youtube.com/watch?v=80EVKPcL1G0