Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

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.

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

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

ICE Conversation: Keetra Dean Dixon


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

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.

ICE Conversation: The Innocents Project


The Innocents Project Residency
February 14-17

Full schedule:

The Innocents Project residency examines the issue of wrongful conviction in the American penal system through live musical performance and theatre inspired by the work of photographer Taryn Simon. Atlanta-based contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency members Drs. Jan Baker and Stuart Gerber (Georgia State University), along with Dr. John Lane (Sam Houston State University) and Professor Allen Otte (Cincinnati Conservatory of Music) will lead the residency work, with participation by the director of The Georgia Innocence Project, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit. Sponsored by a Willson Center Public Impact Grant.

ICE Conversation
Wednesday, February 15 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

A conversation featuring Atlanta-based contemporary chamber ensemble Bent Frequency and guest artists Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane as they discuss the collaborative and cross-disciplinary aspects of their performance project The Innocents.

Presentation: “Collaboration and Community: Cultivating a Performative Voice”
Wednesday, February 15 at 7 PM
Hugh Hodgson School of Music Room 264

A conversation featuring Atlanta-based contemporary chamber ensemble Bent Frequency and guest artists Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane as they discuss how their work as contemporary musicians has broadened into culturally and socially relevant interdisciplinary performance projects that inspire artistic development and purpose beyond the playing of their instruments.

School of Law Panel Discussion: “Social Justice and Music: The Innocence”
Thursday, February 16 at 12:30 PM
Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom, third floor, School of Law

A distinguished panel discussion, moderated by law professor Russell Gabriel, that features Clare Gilbert, interim director of the Georgia Innocence Project; Clarence Harrison, Georgia Innocence Project’s first exoneree; Ryan Swingle, regional capital defender; and guest artists Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane. This panel will discuss aspects of the death penalty, the process of exoneration and how social justice can inspire art and music.

Culminating Performance: The Innocents
Thursday, February 16 at 6 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Atrium (located on first floor)

The first half of the concert features The Innocents work. Through the use of non-traditional instruments, such as found or street percussion (rocks, pots, pans, trash cans, etc.), and the use of electronics, the music and text illustrate some of the strong and complex emotions brought about by Simon’s original exhibit. The second half features Bent Frequency performing Coming Together (1971) and Attica (1972), by the American composer Frederic Rzewski. The text is taken from letters written by Samuel Melville, an activist and inmate killed in the prison riot at Attica State Prison in 1971.

Sustainability Summit


The first ever Sustainability Summit at UGA, a day-long event that combines the Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR) Sustainability Science Symposium with the Office of Sustainability’s Semester in Review.

9 – 11 AM
Faculty and Graduate Student Workshops

Arts and Sustainability
Mentoring Interdisciplinary Graduate Students

11 AM – 1 PM
Office of Sustainability Semester in Review

Semester in Review will provide an opportunity for engagement, collaboration, and a shared celebration of all the projects and initiatives that have taken place this semester to further sustainability. The celebration will include welcoming remarks, a half-hour presentation by Office of Sustainability Interns, an announcement of winners of the 2016 Sustainability Grant winners, poster presentations and table displays, and a light lunch.

1 – 4 PM
Sustainability Science Symposium: Meeting Georgia’s Sustainability Challenges

Featuring presentations on urban stream restoration, bioenergy, water policy, sea level rise, art and environment, and sustainable agriculture by Kyle McKay, Laurie Fowler, Mark Callahan, Jill Gambill, Nik Heynen, Liz Kramer, Puneet Dwivedi and Dennis Hancock.

4 – 6 PM
Poster Session and Closing Reception

Arts and Sustainability Workshop
Tuesday, December 6 from 9-11 AM
Jackson Street Building

Open to graduate students and faculty
Registration: Full


The goal of this workshop is to explore ways that sustainability issues are described, framed, and analogized across multiple fields and perspectives. How do specific disciplines name these issues? How is sustainability represented in popular culture? What discourses seem most important? The workshop will be designed to foster interdisciplinary conversation and to refine communication strategies.