Idea Lab Conversation: Adaptive Change in the Arts


Idea Lab Conversation: Adaptive Change in the Arts
Monday, February 25 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Ideas for Creative Exploration Graduate Research Assistants lead a public conversation about the EmcArts report “Somewhere Becoming Rain: Adaptive Change is the Future of the Arts.” The report is available to read and download at: emcarts.org/case_studies/somewhere-becoming-rain.

XR Research Lab Hours

Refocus Reality

Explore the Oculus Rift VR system with Ideas for Creative Exploration. Possible areas of exploration could include but are not limited to audience interaction, data visualization and research productivity. Lab times are available by appointment for the following days:

Mondays 8-11 AM, 7-10 PM
Wednesdays 8-10 AM, 7-10 PM
Fridays 8-10 AM, 2-5 PM

Located in the Lamar Dodd building room S160. To schedule, please contact idealab@uga.edu

Ad•Verse Fest

Ad•Verse Fest
Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 7 PM
Downtown Athens, GA

www.adversefest.space

Ad•Verse Fest is a two-day festival showcasing solo and duo performers who blur the line between the musical, visual, and performative arts. Audience members will see electronic artists, quasi-pop stars, hip hop artists, drag performers, DJs and experimental composers.

Featured performers: Jennifer Vanilla, Superbody, Ripparachie, Diaspoura, Karen Meat, Taylor ALXNDR, RaFiA, and GRLwood.

Venues: Caledonia Lounge, Flicker Theatre & Bar, and Go Bar

Advanced tickets now available online $12 for both days
Day of show tickets $15 for both days or $10 for single day

Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration, Athens Area Arts Council, Flagpole Magazine, and Scorpion Beach.

Friday

CALEDONIA

8-8:20 Fame Walking
8:35-8:55 Pamela and her sons
9:10-9:30 Sir E.U
9:45-10:15 Mischa Lively
10:30-11 Shouldies
11:15-11:45 Ripparachie
12-12:30 The Kourtesans

FLICKER

8-8:20 Show Pony
8:35-8:55 Soft Robot
9:10-9:30 Abstract Black
9:45-10:05 Diatom Deli
10:30-10:50 Severe Blush
11:05-11:35 Eureka California
11:50-12:20 Karen Meat

GO BAR

8-8:20 Selina Haze
8:45-9:05 SONATORE
9:20-9:40 Goddess Complex
9:55-10:15 Flesh Eater
10:30-10:50 JIMJIM
11:05-11:35 Superbody
11:45-1:45 DJ Mahogany

Saturday

CALEDONIA

8-8:20 Celia Verbeck
8:35-8:55 Internet Boyfriend
9:10-9:30 Taylor Alxndr
9:45-10:15 RaFia
10:30-11 Diaspoura
11:15-11:45 Jennifer Vanilla
12-12:30 Video Tronic’s Intrusive Thots

FLICKER

8-8:20 Caleb Craig
8:35-8:55 john.AVERAGE
9:10-9:30 Javae
9:45-10:05 Miles Francis
10:30-10:50 Eve Maret
11:05-11:35 Dream Chambers
11:50-12:20 Baby Tony and the Teenies

GO BAR

8-8:20 Lea Lea
8-8:45 Baby Bengal
9:20-9:50 BLank
10:05-10:25 Neon Black
10:40-11 Sassyopathic
11:15-11:35 Annie Leeth
11:45-1:45 LA dj COCHINO

Cristina Echezarreta: On Altruism, Art, and Science

Winter 2019
UGA Graduate
link to original article

Cristina Echezarreta: On Altruism, Art, and Science
By Cynthia Adams

Can prison inmates become creative collaborators? Idea Lab Mini Grant recipient and MFA student Cristina Echezarreta says, yes, they can.In the process of working with the Georgia Prison Beekeeping program, the graduate student has brought her twin interests, art and entomology, together.

Prior to the prison beekeeping project, Echezarreta later explains she wouldn’t have been so interested in doing a joint art project. Now, she has observed the value of social engagement, and seeks to be ever more inclusive and collaborative.

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

Call for Participation: Exploring Research as Craft

Cydney Seigerman, a PhD student in Anthropology and Integrative Conservation, and Alden DiCamillo, an MFA student in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, welcome your participation in a cross-disciplinary, three-part workshop they are organizing this spring:

“Exploring Research as Craft: A Workshop Series to Promote Cross-Discipline Communication”

The workshop is supported by an Idea Lab Mini Grant. This year’s theme was “cultivating community.” Our goal is to engage graduate students (masters or PhD) from across the UGA campus, including (but not limited to) Franklin College, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Warnell, and the Odum School of Ecology.

Click to download call for participation with information on the workshop, including a tentative calendar for the three meetings.

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

Beekeeping Behind Bars

October 10, 2018
UGA Research
link to original article/

Beekeeping Behind Bars
By Jordan Meaker

UGA Idea Lab Mini Grant recipient and Masters of Fine Arts student Cristina Echezarreta has been working in close conjunction with the Georgia Prison Beekeepers program and the UGA honeybee lab in order to explore the similarities of prison systems and bee systems.

Echezarreta had taken notice of the peculiar system of honeybee democracy. When honeybees want to leave their hive and scout out a new location, they share information with one another and come to a collective decision.

“It’s not just about the queen bee and she makes all the rules, it’s more so about the collective,” Echezarreta said.

Echezarreta took this idea and put it in practice within prisons.

“The way that relates in an artistic sense is how can we get individuals within prison systems to mimic that kind of behavior,” Echezarreta said. “How can inmates and just people work together to create one commonality, one project?”

Echezarreta takes photos at the prisons and helps gather supplies so inmates can create artwork together and paint hives, working together and helping each other, much like a colony of honeybees.

Through her work in Georgia prisons, Echezarreta said she enjoys the collaborative aspect of the project, which is a change from her solo projects.

“This is more of a different project, a more socially engaged project, a more collaborative project rather than me just being in my studio,” Echezarreta said.

Echezarreta said working with the Prison Beekeeping program has helped her learn to not stereotype and to see things from different perspectives.