Idea Lab Conversation: The Under Presents

Idea Lab Conversation: The Under Presents
Friday, February 28 from 10-Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

www.facebook.com/events/186541979324728/

Explore the intersection of live cabaret, drag, puppetry, motion capture, time travel, and virtual reality! “The Under Presents” is a collaboration between Oculus, Piehole (experimental theatre company) and TenderClaws (immersive storytelling collective). Participants will get a chance to try on the Oculus headgear and experience this ambitious undertaking of immersive performance art as a virtual reality experience.

www.pieholed.com
tenderclaws.com/theunderpresents
www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/1917371471713228/?locale=en_US

Ad•Verse Fest

Ad•Verse Fest
March 6-7
ATHICA and Caledonia Lounge
www.adversefest.space

Ad•verse Fest is a is a two-day festival showcasing a variety of solo and duo performers who blur the line between the musical, visual, and performative arts, with an emphasis on the electronic. Headliners for 2020 include Dynasty Handbag (Jibz Cameron), Wizard Apprentice, and LEYA.

Performances
Dynasty Handbag
LEYA
Wizard Apprentice
Bustié
Stacian
Romantic Thriller
Mischa Lively
Breathers
Mischa Lively and Mannequin Lover
The Queendom
Breathers
Saadia Rais
Peachy
Secret Friends
Diatom Deli
KAELIN
Thank You Please
Josey (F.L.E.D.)
Bacon Grease
Buddy Crime
John Kiran Fernandes
Ivy Hollivana
Home Body
N/A Dance Party with Essential Oil and Jhenetics

Lecture: Dynasty Handbag
Friday, March 6 at 12:15 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room N200

Jibz Cameron is a performer and video artist living in Los Angeles. Her multi-media performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned 15 years and been presented at such institutions as MOCALA, PS1, The Kitchen, REDCAT, and The Broad Museum, among others. She has been heralded by The New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and as “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has written and produced seven evening-length performance pieces and countless short works. She has produced multiple video works and two albums of original music.

In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in films, theater and television. She works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects. She also produces and hosts Weirdo Night, a monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles.

Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration.

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Food

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Food
Friday, January 31 at 10 AM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

What is the role of the arts in addressing local and global issues of food production, access, and waste? Join us for a conversation about artists projects and the new Foodshed UGA initiative.

Links

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

The Peoples Cook
thepeoplescook.com

Digital Farm Collective
matthewmoore.com/portfolio_page/digital-farm-collective/

Endless Orchard
fallenfruit.org/projects/endlessorchard/

Grab
www.visionmakermedia.org/films/grab

Temescal Amity Works
fieldfaring.wordpress.com/temescal-amity-works/

This Little Piggy
elainetinnyo.com/portfolio/this-little-piggy/

USDA Food Waste Data
www.usda.gov/oce/foodwaste/faqs.htm

UGA research featured in a2ru publication “The Case for Arts Integration”

December 11, 2019
Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
link to original article

UGA research featured in a2ru publication “The Case for Arts Integration”

The Case for Arts Integration, produced by the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), presents insights gathered from interviews with academic leaders, institutional officers, faculty, staff, and students at over 60 research universities. The publication features evidence of impacts, best practices, challenges, and exemplars of arts integration, including Applying Creative Inquiry to Enhance Imaginative and Collaborative Capacity in STEM, a new UGA project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The NSF Innovations in Graduate Education award supports a three-year project led by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the arts, humanities, and sciences at UGA. The award will bring together a diverse group of graduate students from STEM and arts disciplines to address environmental issues using creativity-based training methods from the arts. If successful, widespread adoption of these methods will contribute to equipping STEM graduates across the country with communication and collaboration skills and ultimately increase creative and innovative solutions to complex global environmental challenges.

The project team formed through a series of activities developed by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA, in partnership with the Willson Center, the Graduate School, the Center for Integrative Conservation Research, the Office of Sustainability, and Watershed UGA. Encouraged by the success of a 2017 pilot program, the team was further motivated by the publication of a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in collaboration with a2ru, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree.

a2ru facilitated a series of town hall meetings across the country to share the report’s findings and recommendation for “funders to take leadership in supporting integration by prioritizing and dedicating funding for novel, experimental, and expanded efforts to integrate the arts, humanities, and STEMM disciplines and the evaluation of such efforts.” The UGA project will be among the first in the nation to share data about the effectiveness of arts integration with STEM graduate training that is supported by rigorous quantitative and qualitative assessment methods.

Inclusion in The Case for Arts Integration is a further sign of UGA’s emergence as a nexus for arts and environmental research after hosting the 2018 a2ru national conference Arts Environments. The NSF award and forthcoming study assures continued prominence for UGA as an a2ru partner institution and contributor to innovation in arts research.

Project team:

Nathan Nibbelink (Center for Integrative Conservation Research/Forestry)

Lizzie King (Center for Integrative Conservation Research/Ecology/Forestry)

Mark Callahan (Ideas for Creative Exploration/Art)

Kathryn Roulston (Education)

Brian Haas (Psychology)

Chris Cuomo (Philosophy/Women’s Studies)

Laurie Fowler (Watershed UGA/Ecology)

Rebecca Gose (Dance)

Jenna Jambeck (Engineering)

Michael Marshall (Art)

Meredith Welch-Devine (Graduate School/Anthropology)

Arts+STEM Graduate Workshops

Arts+STEM Graduate Workshops

Creativity, Collaboration, and Environmental Problem Framing

Are you a graduate student in an Arts or STEM discipline with an interest in environmental issues and interdisciplinary engagement? This workshop series is just for you!

If you are interested in participating in physically distanced and/or online workshops for Fall 2020, or future workshop offerings, please complete this brief survey: bit.ly/gradwrkshp

Workshops will feature creative activities including writing, collage, movement, and group problem-solving. Participants should be full-time graduate students.

All applicants to the Arts+STEM Workshop series are eligible and invited to participate in a National Science Foundation sponsored research study that will evaluate the workshop activities, and how they may contribute to creative inquiry and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Questions? Contact mark.callahan@uga.edu

Facilitators

Dr. Lizzie King is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Odum School of Ecology and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. She earned a BA from Reed College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. King conducts research in three main areas of sustainability science. One area focuses on challenges faced by livestock-herding societies in rural Africa, combining ecology and social science to gain a more holistic view of livelihood vulnerability. The second area is restoration ecology in Georgia, including barrier islands of Georgia’s coast and urban forests in Athens. Thirdly, she studies the value and practices of interdisciplinary and academic/non-academic partnerships in sustainability research.

Mark Callahan is the Artistic Director of Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA, and serves on the faculty of the Lamar Dodd School of Art. He is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, where he was a member of the European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. He currently serves on the editorial board of Ground Works, a new journal for arts research in partnership with the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru). Callahan has assisted many collaborative project teams at UGA and facilitated interdisciplinary workshops for a diversity of students and faculty interested in sustainability and environmental issues.

Both facilitators are CICR Affiliates and co-principal investigators of “Enhancing imaginative and collaborative STEM capacity through creative inquiry,” a three-year project supported by the National Science Foundation.

Background

This workshops series was developed by the UGA Center for Integrative Conservation Research in collaboration with Ideas for Creative Exploration. Based on student feedback and the success of a pilot program sponsored by the Graduate School, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the arts, humanities, and sciences designed activities to train students to think creatively, to collaborate across disciplines, and to work with people with different perspectives, knowledge, and values.

Further support comes from a three-year NSF Innovations in Graduate Education award to study the effectiveness of the workshops and to pilot and to generate the knowledge required to move these approaches into the broader community. If successful, widespread adoption of these methods will contribute to equipping graduates across the country with communication and collaboration skills and ultimately increase creative and innovative solutions to complex global environmental challenges.

Project team:

Nate Nibbelink (Center for Integrative Conservation Research /Forestry)

Lizzie King (Center for Integrative Conservation Research /Ecology /Forestry)

Mark Callahan (Ideas for Creative Exploration /Art)

Kathryn Roulston (Education)

Brian Haas (Psychology)

Chris Cuomo (Philosophy /Women’s Studies)

Laurie Fowler (Watershed UGA /Ecology)

Rebecca Gose (Dance)

Jenna Jambeck (Engineering)

Michael Marshall (Art)

Meredith Welch-Devine (Graduate School /Anthropology)

Call for Submissions: a2ru Ground Works

Call for Submissions: a2ru Ground Works
Priority date for submissions is February 28, 2020

groundworks.io

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) issues a call for submissions to its online peer-reviewed collection of interdisciplinary arts projects, Ground Works.

We welcome submissions that integrate research and practice in the fine, performing, and applied arts and design with other disciplines. We seek a wide range of interdisciplinary works that pose a challenge to traditional peer review methods by inviting examination from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Eligible projects have achieved some initial recognition; they may be collaborative or sole-author, but should demonstrably advance multiple fields within and beyond the arts.