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Call for Participation: North Oconee River Project

North Oconee River Project is an interdisciplinary, student-led, grant-funded project that engages community members, artists, and legal experts in an effort to draft local legislation that grants legal personhood to the North Oconee River in Athens, GA. The project draws its inspiration from the Community Rights Movement that, for the past two decades, has worked to prevent corporate and governmental harm on the environment by helping pass locally enforceable “rights of nature” laws that treat natural entities, such as rivers, as having the right to be healthy and to thrive.

North Oconee River Project is seeking participants who are interested in assisting our team with any of the following activities:

– Representing North Oconee River Project by attending environmental events on campus and informing attendees about our project mission and upcoming events.

– Representing North Oconee River Project by attending community-organizing events in the Athens community and informing attendees about our project mission and upcoming events.

– Representing the North Oconee River Project by tabling at the West Broad and/or Athens Farmer’s Markets. Involves providing people with information about our project mission and upcoming events.

– Distributing flyers on campus and at various businesses and community centers in Athens.

If you are interested in participating, please email Carla Cao: northoconeeriverproject@gmail.com.

Affiliated with the “Alliance for Arts + Rights of Nature” project funded by an a2ru Student Challenge Grant with additional support from Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), Watershed UGA, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts a2ru Research Cluster.

Introductory Community Rights Workshop

Introductory Community Rights Workshop
Wednesday, October 25 from 6 – 9 PM
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The Gardenside Room
Free registration:
tinyurl.com/cienfuegosworkshop

A workshop led by activist Paul Cienfuegos that introduces to Athens the powerful strategies and history of the Community Rights Movement. Since 1999, the Community Rights Movement has helped hundreds of communities pass locally-enforceable laws that promote rights of nature, such as the right of ecosystems to flourish and evolve, democratic rights, such as the right of local community to self-government, and workers’ rights, such as the right to living wages. First introduced to the U.S. by the Community Rights Movement, the “rights of nature” are radical, new laws that grant natural entities, such as rivers, legal personhood, allowing nature for the first time to be represented in court and to effectively fight corporate and governmental threats. Limited spaces are available.

Affiliated with the “Alliance for Arts + Rights of Nature” project funded by an a2ru Student Challenge Grant with additional support from Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), Watershed UGA, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts a2ru Research Cluster.

Clark Lunberry: Writing on Water


Image | Mirage, University of Oxford, England (2017)

Clark Lunberry: Writing on Water
Friday, November 10 at 2 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Interdisciplinary artist Clark Lunberry will talk about creating site-specific poetry installations and introduce a new work for the UGA campus. Lunberry is a Professor of English at the University of North Florida and the author of Sites of Performance: Of Time and Memory (Anthem Press 2014) and Writing on Water | Writing on Air (University of North Florida 2016). His large-scale poems placed on water and windows include recent installations in Oxford, England; Paris, France; Toronto, Canada; Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan; and Stanford University.

Lunberry will create a temporary installation at Lake Herrick, a prominent feature within Oconee Forest Park, which serves as a living laboratory for research in the natural and social sciences. The new work, viewable near the Boardwalk Trail bridge, coincides with a major restoration project at UGA aimed at promoting water quality and enhancing Lake Herrick as an amenity for experiential learning, research, and recreation. For more about the Lake Herrick Watershed Restoration visit sustainability.uga.edu/lakeherrick/.

Supported in part by the Helen S. Lanier Chair of the Department of English and ICE. For more about Clark Lunberry visit clarklunberry.weebly.com.

Yale’s next concert brings your phone into the performance

By Jon Fingas
Engadget
Link: www.engadget.com/2017/09/25/yale-concert-integrates-your-smartphone/

Normally, bringing out your smartphone at a classical concert is a surefire way to get kicked out, or at least receive some disapproving stares from everyone in the room. Not so at the Yale Concert Band’s next performance, though. When it holds its season-opening concert on October 6th, it’ll want you to keep your phone out for a key segment. The band is performing Cody Brookshire’s “Honeycomb,” which uses any web-capable mobile device as part of the performance — what you see on stage is just one part of a much larger show.

The piece uses SynkroTakt technology to synchronize 32 audio tracks between your phone and the band’s performance with virtually flawless timing. When there’s a call-and-response section, for instance, the audience’s phones will play their part in harmony. It’s effectively adding hundreds of speakers (SynkroTakt can handle 250 or more devices) throughout the concert hall.

This isn’t a one-off use. Brookshire has been performing “Honeycomb” elsewhere, and SynkroTakt is useful for just about anywhere that synced audio could add a dramatic effect, such as TV shows and art installations. Just think of Yale’s performance as exposing this invention to a wider audience.

Cody Brookshire, Richard Saney, Nick Saney, and Jake Reeves were awarded a 2015 ICE Mini-Grant to create technology allowing for the synchronized streaming of different audio tracks to web-enabled devices for immersive live music. For more information visit www.SynkroTakt.com.

Exhibition: unsolved: math+de-sign

unsolved: math+de-sign
Exhibition: April 19 – May 3
Closing reception: Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room N231

C-U-B-E gallery is pleased to feature visual outcomes of an interdisciplinary workshop, unsolved: math+de-sign. Professors Moon Jung Jang (Art) and David T Gay (Mathematics) created a pilot program for math, art, and design research, with the goal of making a product to be used in math outreach contexts. All the outcomes were produced by design, art, and math students. Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).

Hyphenated American: Diversity Enriches!

Hyphenated American: Diversity Enriches!
Friday, April 28 from 7 – 9:30 PM
Cine Lab, 234 W. Hancock Ave.
Free and open to the public

www.facebook.com/HA.DIVERSITY/

7 PM Visual art exhibition opens

Featuring works by Nancy Tawfiq Alhabashi, Margaret Anderson, Jamie Calkin and ULEAD Athens, Broderick Flanigan, Joe Leone, Brian Wilkerson, and Andrea Murillo.

7:30 Performances

Badie Khaleghian: Composer
Persian-American
Featuring Daniel Allen, Violin

Daniel Allen: Composer
Panamanian-American
Featuring Sahada Buckley, Violin

Luis Angel Medina: Guitarist
Mexican-Canadian

Asura: Fusion Dance Team
Featuring Mayank Ghandi, Xander Contreras, Anusha Gopali, Nihar Sahasrabudhe

Micah Hicks: Poet
African-American

Monique Osorio: Composer
Colombian-American
Featuring Kaitlyn Gilmore, Deborah Stephens, Philip Reed, Conner Hart

Gypsy At Heart: Joe Leone and Jeremy Raj

8:45 Discussion on Diversity and Practical Inclusivity

Led by Dr. Dawn Bennett-Alexander, Associate Professor of Employment Law & Legal Studies

Hyphenated American is back this year with the theme: Diversity Enriches! Artists of a variety of cultures and backgrounds are coming together for a night of spoken word, new compositions, visual art and dance. Come on out for this free show and enjoy the beauty of diversity. We’ll follow the show up with a safe discussion about the importance of diversity and what inclusivity looks like in our daily lives. Be on the lookout for news about the artists involved.

Last year’s Hyphenated American project, supported by an Idea Lab Mini-Grant, was a great success featuring visual art, poetry, new music compositions, and guest lecturers who came together for a show focused on Latinos in the U.S. This April, Hyphenated American is returning with a broader focus to amplify the voices of immigrants, refugees, and hyphenated Americans of every culture.

Supported in part by the UGA Hispanic Student Association and Ideas for Creative Exploration.