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Tenth Anniversary of the AUX Festival

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Ten years ago the AUX “Collaborative Arts Event” combined performances, screenings, installations, and an outdoor market into what would become the AUX Event and Publishing Series. The first festival was the celebration of a multi-year project, AUX Vol. 1, a collection of experimental sound from Athens in a meticulously assembled, hand printed package. The history of AUX now includes two CD anthologies, five festivals, community workshops, and the immeasurable influence of a model for self-sustaining community collaboration supported by ICE.

The spirit of AUX continues in the work of past participants, art publishing research at ICE, the Slingshot Festival, and special events such as the February 2016 Dada Centennial. Heather McIntosh, curator of the AUX Festivals, was recognized last year as an ICE Honorary Fellow.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the AUX Festival, a special package that includes AUX Vol. 1, AUX Vol. 2, and a limited-edition event poster of your choice will be available for $30 (local purchase only, while supplies last) for the remainder of 2016. Please contact info@auxfestival.com or stop by ICE, Lamar Dodd Building Room S160 to purchase. All proceeds support AUX and ICE-supported research in the arts.

For more about AUX or to purchase items online visit auxfestival.com

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ICE Project Featured in Hugh Hodgson School of Music Convocation

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Opening convocation ceremonies at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music included a live demonstration and performance of new technology developed with the support of ICE. An ensemble of twenty musicians conducted by UGA Director of Bands Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, along with the mobile phones of 250 audience members, performed a composition by DMA candidate Cody Brookshire.

Brookshire, in collaboration with Nicholas Saney (Computer Science, Linguistics), Richard Saney (Computer Science, Music), and Jake Reeves (Mathematics, Music) received a 2015-2016 mini-grant to develop technology that enables electronic devices to be synchronized, solving a major latency challenge of networked electo-acoustic performance.

Following the successful development and performance, the team is exploring ways to make the technology available to more artists. Visit synkrotakt.com for more information and a video demo.

Related story: ideasforcreativeexploration.com/?p=3612

Welcome Fall 2016

Welcome to a new semester at UGA! If you are new to ICE, please take a few moments to explore the site and learn about some of the current and past projects and events. You may also be interested in joining the ICE listserv, a weekly email announcement with local events and opportunities in the arts.

Please also welcome our new recipients of Graduate Assistantships in Interdisciplinary Arts Research: Matthew Flores (Art), Rebecca Jackson (Theatre and Film Studies), and Carla Cao (Music). These three exceptional graduate students will develop creative research under the auspices of ICE, including collaborative work across disciplines and facilitating collaborative projects and proposals with faculty, students, and community members.

Recent Highlights

ICE partners with Watershed UGA and the Center for Integrative Research (CICR) to develop arts + environment project initiatives and grant proposals … ICE partners with the Office of Sustainability to create Sustainability + Arts grant … ICE receives a Faculty Research Cluster grant from the Willson Center for the ArtsIdea Lab student organization awards mini-grants for collaborative projects featuring innovative performance technology, immigrant perspectives, and social justice … ICE partners with the Department of English to celebrate the centennial of Dada with performances by students, faculty, visiting artists, and the Sun Ra Arkestra … ICE Graduate Research Assistants create multimedia installation in image ofBlack Lives Matter data visualization collaboration with Johnathan Smith … ICE Conversation Series features visiting artists, alumni, research reports, and demonstrations … ICE podcast series features interdisciplinary perspectives on critical evaluation … ICE Project alumnus Kit Hughes is a featured speaker during Thinc. UGA Entrepreneurship Week … ICE-Vision celebrates 10th anniversary … ICE welcomes Dr. Peter Van Zandt Lane and Katherine McGuire to advisory board … ICE awards Honorary Fellowships to UGA alumni Heather McIntosh and John Michael Boling

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Flicker Orchestra accompanies Ghosts Before Breakfast (dir. Hans Richter, 1928) during the Dada Centennial [photography by Jason Thrasher].

ICE Podcast Episode 14: Bruce Andrews

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Bruce Andrews, a multimedia artist with a long career as a professor of political science at Fordham University, talks about communities of feedback and the challenges of unconventional practice.

Audio and transcript: ideasforcreativeexploration.com/podcasts/

Subscribe on iTunes: www.itunes.com/podcast?id=533685105

FY16 Annual Report

Read the full report here (140k download):

FY16 Annual Report

Idea Lab Mini Grants

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Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2016

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Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. UGA students from all disciplines are invited to apply for funding up to $500 to support new creative and collaborative projects. Selected projects will be assigned a mentor, receive regular feedback from Idea Lab members, and be featured during the ICE Conversation Series.

Grant proposals should be sent via email to:

idealab@uga.edu

Please include the following information:

– Title and brief description of proposed project (500 word maximum)

– List of project participants (include majors and year of study)

– Name of Lead Applicant (include majors and year of study)

– Project outcomes

– Itemized budget

Selection Criteria:

– Creative merit

– Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity

– Feasibility

All UGA students are eligible to apply. Lead Applicant must be a current UGA student. Deadline for grant proposals is Monday, January 11, 2016 at 5 PM.

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. ICE is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.