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Erin Espelie Events

Erin Espelie Events

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

Colloquium
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.

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.”

ICE Conversation: European Video Game Music

ICE Conversation: European Video Game Music
Wednesday, March 15 at Noon
Dancz Center for New Music, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Room 264

How does video game music operate and function east of the Iron Curtain? Join this ICE Conversation for a case study of three controversial games as well as context-setting comments, observations on music and game psychology, clips, and actual rookie gameplay. Led by Dr. David Haas, UGA Musicology Professor. He teaches courses in late Romantic and early twentieth-century topics. His research focuses on Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Russian opera, Russian music criticism, and music and literature. He is the author of “Leningrad’s Modernists” (1998) and the translator of Boris Asafyev’s “Symphonic Etudes” (2007).

Ritual Habit

Ritual Habit: An Electroacoustic Music Composition and Dance Collaboration
Saturday, April 8 at 7 PM
Dancz Center for New Music
Hugh Hodgson School of Music Room 264

A collaboration by Hanna Lisa Stefansson and Andrea Trombetta that portrays the formation of a ritual as a search for balance with nature with the aid of three percussionists, a string player, a woodwind player, and four dancers in an electroacoustic performance with fixed and live electronics in a quadraphonic setup. This project seeks to explore several levels of collaboration between composers and choreographers, and the relationship between music and dance. The composition and documentation may serve as resources for artists interested in the collaborative process.

ICE Seminar and Showcase: Extended Reality

ICE Extended Reality Seminar and Showcase Events

Learn from UGA researchers who are exploring new concepts of “reality” using emerging technologies in Extended Reality, including Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Virtual Reality, and Locative Media.

Seminar
Tuesday, February 28 at 2:30 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Professor of Geodesign Brian Orland at 2:30 PM
MFA Dramatic Media Production Kyle Morrison at 3 PM
Assistant Professor of Theatre and English Dr. Chris Eaket at 3:30 PM
Associate Professor of Engineering Dr. Kyle Johnsen at 4 PM

Panel and Showcase
Thursday, March 2 at 4 PM
Hugh Hodgson Dancz Hall Room 264

Panel discussion and showcase of extended reality demos by the panelists using HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Google Daydream, and more.

Assistant Professor of Advertising Dr. Grace Ahn
Associate Professor of Engineering Dr. Kyle Johnsen
Professor of Geodesign Brian Orland
Assistant Professor of Theatre and English Dr. Chris Eaket

Press:
The Red & Black: “Ideas for Creative Exploration hosts virtual reality panel”

ICE Conversation: Keetra Dean Dixon

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ICE Conversation: Keetra Dean Dixon
Wednesday, January 25 at 11:30 AM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

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An informal conversation with visiting artist Keetra Dean Dixon about experimental design and collaboration.

Keetra Dean Dixon is a designer, director and artist who has worked as an experiential design director in New York but has also run her own independent studio practice in rural Alaska focusing on lettering, sculpture, and product design projects. Her hybrid background often leads her work towards speculative terrain, leveraging emergent technologies and process-focused making. Sponsored by the Lamar Dodd School of Art Visiting Artist & Scholar Series.

Dixon’s work has been recognized broadly including in the permanent design collection at SFMOMA and the honorable ranking of ADC Young Gun (Art Director’s Cub) in 2008. She completed commissions for the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration and the 2012 olympic games, has shown at the Walker Art Center and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and has acted as Design Director for installations featured at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2013 she participated in INCONGRUOUS, a residency for “brazen experimentation in design practices” at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. She recently left her rural Alaska studio to join the faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design. Dixon holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.