Arts Events

Archive 2015 Spring

Talk: The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued
RPI, West Hall 214
February 25, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

During the late 1960’s and 70’s, artists and technologists designed early video tools.  In this presentation, Arts Professor Kathy High will present with accompaniment from (via Skype) Sherry Miller Hocking, co- editor and Assistant Director of the Experimental Television Center, and Dave Jones, design technologist and tool builder, examining art/science intersections and collaborations among inventors, designers, and artists creating new tools to capture and manipulate images in revolutionary ways.

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Geert Lovink, Amsterdam-based media theorist and internet critic, will analyse the implications of the Snowden revelations and discuss strategies and concepts for overcoming the current crisis.

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Talk: Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television with Andrew Ingall, Parry Teasdale and Bart Friedman
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy
April 22, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

One of the pioneer production groups that formed when consumer video was first introduced in the late 1960s, they produced several thousand videotapes, installations, and multimedia events -- training hundreds of video-makers in the brand new medium during their nine-plus years together.

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Ade Knowles at Proctors Theatre
Procotrs Theatre, Schenectady, New York
April 23, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Ade Knowles will lead Ensemble Congeros in performance at Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, New York. Song stylist Jeanine Ouderkirk and reed master Jeff Nania will once again join the Congeros in "chasing the rhythms." Salsa sensation Sensemaya will also be featured with both groups performing as part of the Proctors series, "Celebration of Rhythm."

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The Nightingales of Berlin, Lecture by David Rothenberg
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 24, 2015 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

A lecture by world-renowned author of books on music and nature, preceding performance of EARTH TRIO 2015.

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Earth Trio 2015: Michael Century, Susie Ibarra, David Rothenberg
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 24, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Premiere performance of new musical trio, a collaboration of Arts Professor Michael Century, drummer and composer Susie Ibarra, and clarinetist-composer David Rothenberg.  Presented in conjunction with Earth Day 2015.

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Sweden Game Arena: Game Design, Research, and Entrepreneurship
Sage 2510
April 30, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Marcus Toftedahl and Torbjörn Svensson from the University of Skövde in Sweden will discuss their undergraduate and Masters' programs in game design, and the Sweden Game Arena.  The university currently has over 500 students studying game design in 5 bachelors' degree programs and 2 Master's programs, one in Media, Esthetics and Narration, and one in Serious Games. 

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HARLEQUIN: puppeteering gender
West Hall Gallery
April 30, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MFA Candidate david allen will present his masters thesis installation, HARLEQUIN » puppeteering gender, in the West Hall Gallery with an Opening Reception this Thursday, April 30th, 6–9pm. Gallery hours are Friday (May 1st) through Sunday (May 3rd)  12pm–5pm.

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Talk: "Low Power to the People," with Christina Dunbar-Hester and LPFM Activist Petri Dish
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy
May 4, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A celebration of ground-breaking media democracy work by the Prometheus Radio Project—from its origins as a pirate broadcasting collective to its evolution into a potent force building and expanding regulatory access to new, licensed stations.

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Talk: Symphony of the Soil: Environmental Documentary Practice with Deborah Koons Garcia
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy
May 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Environmental filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia is the director of the acclaimed films The Future of Food and Symphony of the Soil.  For the last 15 years, she has focused primarily on films about agriculture and the food system.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Department of the Arts Spring Graduate Exhibition 2015
The Arts Center: 265 River Street, Troy: 5 PM - 6 PM / West Hall: 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180: 6
May 17, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Graduate students from Rensselaer's Electronic Arts program exhibit new works of visual art, music composition, interactive installation, sound art, video, and live performance.  A reception with an Asian food buffet and refreshments will begin at 6 pm.

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