EMAC Events

Archive 2006

Indifference to Science
January 20, 2006 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
LL&C Colloquium Series presents Digital Citizenship and Journalism.

A talk by Assistant Prof. Katya Haskins, Bill Densmore (The Media Giraffe Project), and Lydia Kulbida (WNYT Co-Anchor, The Media Project/WAMC).Event Details
Look up! See Mercury!
February 11, 2006 8:00 PM - 8:00 AM
Steve Kurtz
February 13, 2006 7:00 PM - 10:00 AM
Eine Kleine Gamelan Music
Darrin Communications Center-iEARSpace, Room 174
February 15, 2006 7:30 PM - 7:00 AM

This event marks the public presentation of the artists’ Spring ’06 Create @ iEAR residency, which was made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts Music Program – Residencies in New Music Technology.

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A Honey Diamond in the Dew
Children's Museum of Science and Technology, 250 Jordan Road, Troy, NY
February 18, 2006 8:00 PM - 8:00 AM

What is simultaneously soft, hard, and sparkling as it wraps around you? featuring: Diana Slattery and Evidence (Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood)

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RPI/Mills Concert
February 25, 2006 11:00 PM - 11:00 PM
LL&C Colloquium Series presents TechMom: Gender in the Technologies of Communication, Visualization, and Living.

A talk by Associate Prof. Audrey Bennett, Kate Boyer (STS), Sharra Vostral (STS), Anne Galperin (SUNY, New Paltz), and Melissa Kuperminc (The Portfolio Center in Atlanta).Event Details
Your Face Is Safe with Me
West Hall Gallery 111
March 1, 2006 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Azariah: Whom Jehovah Helps
March 4, 2006 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The McKinney Contest is Rensselaer's writing competition for undergraduate and graduate students. All enrolled students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities that competition affords.

Entries will be accepted in undergraduate and graduate divisions in each of the following categories:

- Fiction or Drama
- Poetry
- Essays
- Electronic Media

The deadline for receipt of entries is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2006.

Visit the McKinney website (listed below) for an entry form and submission details.Event Details
Quantum Leaps-An Evening of Video
March 22, 2006 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Musica Elettronica Viva!
March 30, 2006 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM
LL&C Colloquium Series presents Usable Content: STC Planning Report.

A talk by LL&C Chair and Prof. Cheryl Geisler, et al.Event Details
The Sanctuary
April 10, 2006 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM

Free103point9 is a nonprofit arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the genre Transmission Arts by promoting artists who explore ideas around transmission as a medium for creative expression.

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LL&C Colloquium Series presents Rhetorical Landscapes and the Varieties of Rhetorical Experience.

Alumnus Gregory Clark, Professor and Chair of English at Brigham Young University and editor of Rhetoric Society Quarterly, joins us on April 19 to discuss his book "Rhetorical Landscapes in America: Variations on a Theme from Kenneth Burke" and answer questions about academic publishing.

Greg will explore the idea of "rhetorical experience" and discuss how identification is an experience, an experience prompted by a wide variety of experiences that have a rhetorical effect -- the effect of changing one's sense of self and affiliation.Event Details
Let Me- Live performance by Nao Bustamante
West Hall Auditorium
April 19, 2006 7:30 PM - 7:00 AM

Utilizing live-performance, video projection and karaoke, Bustamante takes the audience on a bizarre journey, Frankensteining a patchwork of fables to create a meandering and warped morality tale.

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Annual McKinney Contest -- E. L. Doctorow, Guest Speaker
Darrin Communications Center (DCC 308)

E. L. Doctorow will present awards to the winners of the McKinney Contest and perform a reading beginning at 8 p.m. on April 19, 2006 in Darrin Communications Center (DCC 308).

The McKinney Contest is Rensselaer's writing competition for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about the contest and for directions to the event, please visit the website listed below.

E. L. Doctorow is one of the great masters of the historical novel. His honors include the National Book Award, two National Book Critics Circle Awards, the Pen/Faulkner Award, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.Event Details
LL&C Colloquium Series presents Developing a Collections Based Interactive Game: Albany Institute of History & Art Project with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

A talk by Prof. Patricia Search (LL&C), and Erika Sanger and Doug McCombs (Albany Institute of History & Art).Event Details
MFA Exhibit
West Hall Gallery, Room 111
May 7, 2006 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
“Empty-Set-Go!”, an exhibition of work by MFA candidates at Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteEvent Details
Rensselaer is offering an HCI Summer Program during the summers of 2006 and 2007. Through the HCI Summer Program, students are able to earn the four-course Certificate in HCI in just two years, taking two courses each summer.

View the attachment below to learn more about the HCI Summer Program and how to register.

Check out the video URL below to preview the summer syllabus for Foundations of HCI Usability which will be taught by Roger Grice, a well-respected leader in usability testing.Event Details
Recorded event video footage will be posted here shortly.Event Details
S. Michael Halloran, "Remembering the Battles of Saratoga: Toward the Purification of War"

Amy Scarfone, "Striking it Poor: Inverting the Bourgeois Spectacle through Artistic Intervention"

Ekaterina Haskins, "Between Archive and Public Participation: Public Memory inthe Digital Age"

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
Life Drawing Exhibition
West Hall Gallery, Room 111
September 13, 2006 4:00 PM - October 4, 2006
The human figure is one of the most enduring themes in the visual arts. The exhibition, curated by Caren Canier, features works created by students, faculty, staff and community members from Rensselaer's 2005-2006 Life Drawing Open Studio. Event Details
Join us for the annual Welcome Cruise for undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty in the School of H&SS on the Captain JP II Cruise Lines in Troy.

Boarding begins promptly at 5:00 pm, and the cruise (with dinner buffet and entertainment) will be from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

RSVP by September 8th to Elizabeth Large, (518) 276-2576.Event Details
Create @ iEAR: Tali Hinkis & Kyle Lapidus (LoVid)
Darrin Communications Center, iEAR Space, Room #174

Blurring the border between exhibition and performance, sculpture and instruments, LoVid uses video and sound it synthesizes to assemble a collaged webpage of flickering GIFs.Event Details
Jim Zappen, Introduction

Barbara Warnick (University of Pittsburgh; Dept. of Communication), "Intertextuality and Web-Based Public Discourse"; a chapter from her in-press book Rhetoric Online: Persuasion and Politics on the World Wide Web

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
Bio-Art Installation: Julia Reodica
West Hall Gallery Room 111
October 11, 2006 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Julia Reodica's bio-art exhibit "Prototype" will have it's opening reception Wed., Oct. 11 from 6-7:30PM.Event Details
Following Julia Reodia's opening reception from 6-7:30PM, mulit-media artist Julia Heyward takes the West Hall Auditorium stage beginning at 7:30PM.Event Details
Jacqueline Goss and Julia Meltzer will offer a screening of their current work.Event Details
Join us for an electronic music concert featuring artists Holland Hopson and John J.A. Jannone!Event Details
Caterina De Re will present her MFA thesis presentation.Event Details
Create @ iEAR: Paula Matthusen
West Hall Gallery, Room 111
October 25, 2006 7:30 PM - November 3, 2006
iEAR Presents! welcomes composer and musician Paula Matthusen to the Rensselaer campus on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 beginning with a brief lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the West Hall Gallery 111 on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus (www.rpi.edu). View live online at www.hss.rpi.edu/streaming/arts/iear_live.asxEvent Details
Wandering Lines: A Walking Tour of Troy with Bettina Escauriza
Uncle Sam Statue, Downtown Troy
October 29, 2006 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jason Waite, "Cultural Journalism and the Construction of Foxfire Identity"

Janice Fernheimer, "Black and Jewish: Hatzaad HaRishon's First Steps Explode Racial Expectations"

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
MFA Thesis Show: Yael Kanarek
West Hall Gallery, Room 111

THE SHIVA CYCLE -- Machine Sex Action Group with members of La famille Kantor (Kantor Family)
Academy Hall, RPI Campus (15th & College Ave)
December 2, 2006 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Exploring sexuality and technology, Machine Sex Action Group (MSAG) is a result of a long-term work Istvan Kantor initiated in the early 90’s with machinery of information technology in relation to control and communication.Event Details
West Hall, RPI, off Sage Avenue, Troy, NY
December 10, 2006 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Smile While You ArtEvent Details
MediaNoche, NYC
December 14, 2006 6:00 PM - February 2, 2007
An MFA Thesis presentation by Zulma Aguiar.Event Details