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UT Dallas Center for Values in Medicine, Science, & Technology - Early Announcement


Dear All, This speaker series at the UT Dallas Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology may be of interest. The theme is sex and gender in science and technology. Official publicity materials will be circulated later. In the meantime, you may want to mark your calendars! The list of speakers and topics follows. For more information on each event, visit https://www.utdallas.edu/ah/events/events-centers.html#c4v Lise Eliot Sex, Brain and Culture: The Science and Pseudoscience of Gender Difference Jan 28, 2015 (7:30 p.m.) Jonsson Performance Hall Free Anita Sarkeesian Tropes vs. Women in Video Games Feb 11, 2015 (7:30 p.m.) TBD Free Carla Fehr Overcoming Ignorance About Excellence: Improving the Representation of Women in Science and Engineering Mar 11, 2015 (7:30 p.m.) Jonsson Performance Hall Free Matthew J. Brown Love Slaves and Wonder Women: Values,Social Reform, and the Psychology of William Moulton Marston Mar 25, 2015 (7:30 p.m.) Jonsson Performance Hall Free Sarah Richardson Gender and Science at the Interface of Mother and Fetus Apr 9, 2015 (7:30 p.m.) TBD Free Best, _____ Kim Knight, PhD Assistant Professor Emerging Media and Communication UT Dallas - Arts and Humanities kim.knight@utdallas.edu http://kimknight.com

Making Sense symposium, Oct 17-18 in College Station


 The Texas A&M Department of English and University Libraries are joining to host the “Making Sense: handwriting and print” symposium on October 17-18, 2014. The aim of this symposium, which is free and open to the public, is to bring together a variety of creators and scholars to think about the many ways that media work together, whether in cooperation or in competition for our attention.  Our goal is to complicate the too-simple understanding of new media based on an idea of “replacement” by looking historically, interdisciplinarily, and cross-culturally at the many ways in which media interact. Full information about the symposium can be found at our website, makingsensewriting.wordpress.com . 

 “Making Sense” will bring together six experts – including practitioners of contemporary book arts and scholars of handwriting, print, and textual production with expertise in paleography, graphic novels, and British, American, and Japanese literatures – to present plenary addresses:

John Bidwell, Morgan Library & Museum, “Script in the Illustrated Books of Henri Matisse”

Vera Camden, Kent State and Case Western Reserve Universities, “’Lines of Transmission’: Alison Bechdel’s Autographics”

Ellen Gruber Garvey, New Jersey City University, “Cut-and-Paste Pedagogy: Hand, Scissor, Pen, Scrapbook”

Keith Vincent, Boston University, “How a Hundred-Year-Old Manuscript Became a Best Seller: Some Thoughts on Natsume Soseki’s Botchan and Japanese Media History”

Julian Waters, Waters Lettering, “Typefaces and the Influence of the Pen: The Work of Gudrun and Hermann Zapf”

Heather Wolfe, Folger Shakespeare Library, “Tangled Texts in Early Modern England”

 These six experts will be joined by faculty and graduate students at Texas A&M University who will describe the way their research projects engage the rich questions and methods involved in “making sense.” In addition, the symposium will begin with a hands-on workshop to allow participants to experience historical processes which were part of handpress-period bookmaking. Those who wish to participate will be able to set and correct type, print sheets on a historically-accurate English common press, and participate in a demonstration of typecasting.

 “Making Sense” is sponsored by the Texas A&M University Libraries; the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research; the Sara and John Lindsey Chair of Liberal Arts; the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture; and the Department of English.

Attendance at the “Making Sense” symposium is free and open to any who wish to participate. Registration forms, a complete schedule of events, and additional information can be found on the symposium’s website: http://makingsensewriting.wordpress.com/


For more information, contact the symposium’s co-organizers, Margaret Ezell and Mary Ann O’Farrell of the English Department or Todd Samuelson at Cushing Memorial Library:979.845.1951 ortodd.samuelson@tamu.edu .


Luciano Chessa at UT Dallas


Luciano Chessa is giving a colloquium and concert at UT Dallas ------ October 9, 2014 3:00 pm Luciano Chessa Music the Dead Can Hear:” Theosophical Presences in Luigi Russolo’s Art of Noises Edith O’Donnell Institute for Art History Ad Astra Series Location: ATC 3.805B Bio and Summary: Musicologist, composer, and performer Luciano Chessa (San Francisco Conservatory of Music) is the author of Luigi Russolo, Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts, and the Occult (2012). Chessa’s study and his lecture present a completely new reading of the mechanical sound synthesizers— the intonarumori— painter/musician Luigi Russolo created beginning in 1913. Chessa, along with other Italian scholars, has reestablished the previously unacknowledged prominence of occultism, including Theosophy, in early 20th-century Italian culture. There it operated in tandem with contemporary scientific ideas about X-rays and wireless telegraphy—all with an emphasis on waves and vibrations and their new communicative potential. With that background he argues that both Russolo’s noise aesthetics and its practical manifestation—the intonarumori—were for him and his Futurist associates elements of a multi-leveled experiment to reach higher states of spiritual consciousness. October 11, 2014 8:00 pm Luciano Chessa and Scot GreshamLancaster in concert Location: ATC 3.805B A premiere concert in the new recording studio space. This intimate setting is a place to discover the direct audio transmissions from two diverse sonic creators. Luciano and Scot promise to surprise you .. one many creative disturbances coming your way.

Oct 6 Colloquium: Algorithms and Aesthetics, by FRIEDER NAKE at UT Dallas


Colloquium: Algorithms and Aesthetics, by FRIEDER NAKE at UT Dallas Please join us Monday October 6 at 4:00 pm for "Algorithmics and Aesthetics – On Digital Images" by Frieder Nake, Speaker at the Joint Colloquium of Ad Astra, the EODIAH lecture series, and the Arts & Technology Colloquia of UTD. Location TI Auditorium (directions here: http://www.utdallas.edu/directions/ti-auditorium/) Computer art is now about 50 years old. As in McLuhan’s famous slogan, its early attempts were examples of the medium being the message. The algorithmic principle, essence of computing science, became the driving force for this aproach to art. We will review important events and examples of the first years of computer art. It established itself as a very special aspect of conceptual art. Only with interactive art, however, digital art gained enough of autonomy and started formulating its own aesthetic questions. We will take a look at generative aesthetics, and show some, perhaps surprising, connections to the broad stream of art history, e.g. Monet, Mondrian, Pollock, Albers, Götz, G. Richter. Frieder Nake is a mathematician who has done early pioneering work in computer art. He is a professor of interactive computer graphics and digital media at the University of Bremen & University of the Arts Bremen, Germany, and has taught in Canada and many other places. He was a recent nominee for the Visionary Pioneer of Media Art award of Prix Ars Electronica.

Fwd: Balance-Unbalance Conference Call for Papers, Posters, Panels, and Creative Presentations


---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Mary Neubauer Date: Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 3:29 PM Subject: Balance-Unbalance Conference Call for Papers, Posters, Panels, and Creative Presentations To: Mary Neubauer Cc: Kathryn Maxwell http://www.balance-unbalance2015.org/ Dear Colleagues, I wanted to spread the word about Balance-Unbalance, an important conference being held at Arizona State University, 27-29 March, 2015. This international conference brings multiple disciplines together to explore intersections between nature, art, science, new technologies, aid agencies, and society with the goal of developing cross disciplinary initiatives. The conference will look at how innovative art and technology can advance ecological awareness and sustainable practices and is intended to inspire wide-ranging community engagement in the face of unprecedented environmental changes. Balance-Unbalance 2015 envisions the arts as a catalyst for reimagining our current environments. The conference theme is: Water, Climate, Place: Reimagining Environments. Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014, via the Website http://www.balance-unbalance2015.org/ Sincerely, Mary Mary Neubauer School of Art-Sculpture PO Box 87-1505 Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287-1505 mary.neubauer@asu.edu www.sculpture-digital.net

David Grubbs: Skyspace Performance in Houston


David Grubbs: Skyspace Performance http://skyspace.rice.edu/cms/visit-skyspace/ September 27, 2014 | 8–9 pm Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, James Turrell skyspace 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77251 Get directions Interactive media teacher, collaboraor, and recording artist David Grubbs does something groovy after sunset at the James Turrell Skyspace at Rice. Make a free reservation here.

[MARKETING] Fwd: THIS WEDNESDAY: Carl & Marilynn Thoma invite you to the ART HOUSE opening


not in texas but nearby !
looks like its worth a visit
roger malina

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Please join us for the inaugural exhibition at Art House: Luminous Flux, presenting innovations in computer, digital, interactive, video, and electroluminescent art from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation collection.


Significant works by Jim Campbell, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Manfred Mohr, Jason Salavon, Leo Villareal, and others.

Digital and Geometric Art from the Thoma Foundation

Wednesday, September 24 5-7 pm
Acceptances, please
Art House
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Santa Fe, NM 
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early announcement of 2015 Brown Sympsosium at Southwestern Univ


Brown Symposium Southwestern 1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626 (512) 863-6511 http://www.southwestern.edu/academics/brownsymposium/index.php What Things May Come: 3D Printing in the Fine Arts and Sciences February 26-27, 2015 This symposium will address the impact of 3D technology on the human mind as it endeavors to meet future challenges in the arts and sciences. ANTHONY ATALA M.D. Dr. Anthony Atala M.D. (Feb 26th only) the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University will speak on Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Changing Trends BRUCE BEASLEY Bruce Beasley world-renowned monumental sculptor; discusses 3D Printing Sculpture: Where am I going and What am I doing. Like most sculptors solving problems is just part of the process and when a group of oceanographic engineers asked if he could cast an all-transparent bathysphere it seemed simple compared to his own work. Beasley will speak about the creative mind and how 3D printing set it free. PROF. OLAF DIEGEL Prof. Olaf Diegel of Lund University of Sweden will speak about “3D Printing: a Bridge to Unlimited Creativity”, Professor Diegel is known for taking on challenges and printing impossible “things” from health care to musical instruments. Customizing to individual needs is only one of many major advantages of 3D printing and Lund University one of the top 100 universities in the world where taking on complex problems and global challenges to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society Professor Diegel research focuses on how to make things fit our needs better. ROBERT MICHAEL SMITH Prof. Robert Michael Smith of New York Institute of Technology: "Robert Michael Smith: In Search of the Lost Coord" will speak about making the transition from making traditional sculpture to creating living sculptures. International Digital Sculpture exhibition—coordinated by Mary Visser, Herman Brown Chair and Professor of Art at Southwestern University, and Christian Lavigne, President of ARS Mathematica of Paris—Fine Arts Gallery, Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University, Feb. 4–March 5, 2015. Reception: Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.

art-science reading during On My Own Time Literary Night


colleagues cancer researcher Dhru Deb who is collaborating with artists will be doing a reading at On My Own Time Literary Night in dallas -- Please join us to celebrate the inaugural On My Own Time Literary Night and enjoy the written works of our North Texas business professionals. http://www.ntbca.org/event/on-my-own-time-literary-night/ Saturday, September 20 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. AT&T Performing Arts Center Hamon Hall 2403 Flora Street Award-winning poems, short stories, and ten-word stories will be read by their authors This event is free to attend! Event sponsored by: NorthPark Management Center, Sendero, AT&T Performing Arts Center, La Madeleine, Nespresso, Zielinski Design Associates, Inc., The Odee Company and Centaur Studios Fine Art Services.

Sally Weber Hologram Exhibit in Austin


Sally Weber is showing in Ausin her large format digital work -"Momentary Realities", at Cinnabar Gallery in San Antonio. The exhibition opened Thursday night and will run through November 1, 2014. If you have the opportunity to be in San Antonio, I hope you will be able to see it. My work there includes three, floor mounted holograms from Realms: Connect, Flow and Spark, and two large-format digital images, Genealogy and The Draw. Cinnabar 1420 S. Alamo Street, #147 (in the Blue Star Complex) San Antonio, TX 78210 p: 210-557-6073 www.CinnabarArt.com FB: CinnabarArtSA All the best, Sally Weber Resonance Studio 1406-D Smith Road Austin, TX 78721 c: 512 560 -9497 www.sallyweber.com