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Arts Professor Jefferson Kielwagen's film "Gede Vizyon" featured in Modern Times Review.

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The World of Plankton is an interactive ecological art game installation currently on exhibit at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, running until Jan 6, 2019 that takes visitors into the hidden realm of these microscopic freshwater organisms

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On Dec. 4, Four undergraduates active in the Arts Department music program performed at the Beechwood/Eddy Senior Living Community in Troy.

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RPI Alumni, Uyen Uong was selected as a finalist for the 15 Minutes Max Student Film Festival. Her animation film and final thesis piece "Pig or Pork" and received an Honorable mention award.

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iEAR Presents! Irene Lusztig's "Yours in Sisterhood"

EMPAC Studio Beta
March 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Documentary filmmaker Irene Lusztig, Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz, will present her recent film Yours in Sisterhood (2018), which uses as source material the archives of Ms. Magazine. Lusztig uses letters to the editor, filming them read by people living in towns and cities across the country where the letters originated.

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DIY CRISPR Workshops with artist Marta de Menezes, a series of Volmer Fries supported workshops

The Sanctuary fro Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Tory, NY 12180
April 1, 2019 5:30 PM

CRISPR refers to a range of gene editing systems programmed to edit DNA at precise locations. DIY CRISPR 3 DAY WORKSHOP activities will shift between hands-on laboratory sessions, lectures, and interventions.

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Piano Waves

EMPAC Concert Hall
April 17, 2019 4:00 PM

A concert feature student pianists performing repertoire ranging from the classics to contemporary music, including members of the Rensselaer Orhcestra.

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Creative Entrepreneurship: The Music-Tech-Business Connection

April 22, 2019 4:00 PM

Explore the possibilites of combining music, technology, and entrepreneurship with Stanford Dr. Ge Wang and entertainment industry lawyer, Paul Rapp.A collaboration between Arts Department the Lally School of Management, and with support from the Rensselaer Union, Speaker's Corner.

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iEAR Presents! Alison S.M. Kobayashi

EMPAC Studio Beta
March 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Alison S.M. Kobayashi will show a range of her award-winning video works and discuss her most recent endeavor, Say Something Bunny! Kobayashi’s critically acclaimed experimental theater work.

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EMPAC Studio 1
March 14, 2019 3:00 PM

Graduate student Patrick Quinn presents an evening of experimental video + sound art + poetic programming exploring interpretations and manifestations of passage. pas·sage brings together the artist’s video travelogues, field recordings + sound synthesis, and a code-generated text inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ short story The Library of Babel to create a psychogeographic multisensory experience.

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