HASS Events


Exhibitions of curatorial work by RPI Arts faculty at Collarworks Gallery in Troy, NY.
Collarworks Gallery in Troy, NY.
August 31, 2018 9:00 AM - October 15, 2018

Lecturers Nathan Meltz and Kenneth Ragsdale present two exhibitions of contemporary visual art currently open to the public at Collarworks Gallery in Troy. The exhibitions run from August 31 to October 15, and the gallery will host a public reception for both exhibits and the artists from 5-8pm  on Friday, September 28th.

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Sergio Pequito, Asst. Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, RPI
SAGE 4101
September 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Neuroscience from a systems theory and network science perspective

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"Tactical Media Ecology" by Byron Rich, sponsored by Vollmer Fries
CBIS Auditorium
October 9, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Artist and Professor Byron Rich will present his work researching endocrine disruptor pervasiveness in food systems, and speculate on how we can address the literal residues of neoliberalism, while speculating on whether they can be harnessed in acts of biotechnical civil disruption. He will present the genesis of Open Source Estrogen and Epicurean Endocrinology, in addition to his work investigating humanities near-future survival, using his purposefully techno-solutionist Microbiome Ark (M-Ark) as a starting point. 

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"Hormone Hacking - Harvesting Endocrine Disruptors" by Byron Rich, Sponsored by Vollmer Fries
The Sanctuary for Independent Media/NATURE Lab, 3361 6th Ave., Troy
October 10, 2018 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In this workshop, artist and professor Byron Rich will lead participants through an exploration of the complex relationship between human bodies, ecological bodies, industrial farming and our food system, including the harvesting of xenoestrogens from local waterways and foods.
Sponsor: Vollmer Fries funded event – ART_X  Artists reception 6:00 - 7:00 pm

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Living in the Clave: Roots of Africa Chasing the Rhythms
Union, Mother's
October 17, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Under the direction of Prof. Ade Knowles, the Roots of Africa Music Ensemble continues the journey of uncovering and sharing rhythms from Africa and the New World. Come Celebrate with Roots on October 17th at Mother’s, doors open at 7:00 pm, performance starts at 7:30 pm.

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Feral Fermentation by Leila Nadir and Cary Adams
The Sanctuary for Independent Media/NATURE Lab, 3361 6th Ave., Troy
October 24, 2018 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Slow-cooking class with raw dripping shelf-unstable cabbage. Spiritual revival of unsterilized interspecies collaborations. Ritualistic healing of Industrial Amnesia. Ecstatic dwelling in decomposition and decay. You will read and discuss ancient practices of fermentation, followed by the creation of edible bio-art in the kitchen that will take two weeks for microbes to cook for you. Reception for artists: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

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For their iEAR Presents screening, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby will present and discuss their videos and installation projects. The media artists, both professors in the Transmedia program at Syracuse University, have worked collaboratively since 1994. Usinghumor as an art making strategy,their works trace interconnected themes such as empathy, emotionality, animals, the anthropocene, and social justice.

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iEAR Presents! Crime and Punishment with Stephen Maing
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., North Troy,
November 14, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 AM

A look at the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.

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The Isle is Full of Noises
November 27, 2018 - November 29, 2018

The Isle is Full of Noises is a environmental sound installation composed by Professor Michael Century, with the assistance of Eric Miller (PhD student, Electronic Arts).  

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"Who Do You Think You Are?: DNA ancestry and biosurveillance" by Heather Dewey-Hagborg
The Sanctuary for Independent Media/NATURE Lab, 3361 6th Ave., Troy
November 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Our DNA can reveal stories about us—including our ancestry, geographic origins, and cultural heritage.  In this workshop, we will use a hand-held DNA sequencer—the cutting-edge Oxford Nanopore MinION—to explore DNA and ancestry.  Accompanying this workshop will be a lecture/discussion entitled "Privacy in the Era of Personal Genomics."

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