HASS Events

 

Archive 2007 Fall

Bill Horrace - Syracuse University
Sage Lab Room 3205
September 5, 2007 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"Fixed-Effect Estimation of Highly-Mobile Production Tecnologies"Event Details
DRIP Film and Video Festival
West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus

Annual festival of undergraduate student video, animation, film and moving-image work.Event Details
Topic: Pedagogy
SAGE 5711
September 12, 2007 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Brown Bag Discussion Contact: Alison Kenner (kennea2@rpi.edu)Event Details
The surprising relationship between human and machine inference
Sage Labs 4101
September 19, 2007 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Nick Cassimatis, Assistant ProfessorEvent Details
Fuat Sener
Sage lab Room 3205
September 19, 2007 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"R&D Policies, Endogenous Growth and Scale Effects"Event Details
Sound & Video Installation: Joe Diebes
West Hall Gallery, Room 111, RPI Campus

A Create @ iEAR Residency presentation.Event Details
Big Mammalian Brain Recipes
Sage Labs 4101
September 26, 2007 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Mark Changizi, Assistant ProfessorEvent Details
Topic: Funding
SAGE 5711
September 26, 2007 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Brown Bag Discussion Contact: Sean Ferguson (fergus3@rpi.edu)Event Details
Lecture/Performance: Steina Vasulka
West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus

Pioneering electronic artist to appear in Troy.Event Details
Jan Fernheimer and Tom Kujala

Cheryl Geisler and Elia Nelson

Jim Zappen and David Watson

Roger Grice

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
Bart Bridger Woodstrup: MFA Thesis Presentation
West Hall Gallery, Room 111, RPI Campus
October 5, 2007 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Climate Control is a series of climate-interactive electronic installations and eco-visualizations intended to address the personal detachment felt towards global climate change.Event Details
Decision threshold learning with incomplete feedback
Sage Labs 4101
October 10, 2007 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker:Tom StewartEvent Details
Hypermedia/Hypertext Regional Conference
Radisson Hotel & Suites Kansas City-City Center

The Hypermedia/Hypertext area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association invites papers/panels on hypermedia art and fiction, hypertext theory, analysis of hypertext/hypermedia works, Internet studies, narrative studies within the area, and any other topics related to writing/publishing on the Internet. The conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Kansas City in the center of Kansas City, MO, over the weekend of October 12-14, 2007.

Each individual paper/presentation should be designed to last approximately fifteen minutes. This will hopefully allow enough time for a productive discussion. More information about the conference can be found at www.mpcaaca.org. Please also note that presenters will be required to join either the Popular Culture Association or the American Culture Association prior to attending the conference, as well as pay a registration fee for the conference.

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Alex Chechile: MFA Thesis Show
51 3rd Street, Troy, NY 12180

Music Re-Informed by the Brain - An MFA Thesis Performance by Alex Chechile. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Performance at 7:00 PM sharp.Event Details
Student Presentations
Sage Labs 4101
October 17, 2007 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Vladislav Veksler and Deepa MukherjeeEvent Details
Performance: Burkina Electric
West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus

African music meets Western club electronica.Event Details
Kit Baum
Sage Lab Room 3205
October 19, 2007 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"Instrumental Variables:Overview and Advances"Event Details
Lies, Damn Lies & Damn Persuasive Lies: Toward the Lying Machine
Sage Labs 4101
October 24, 2007 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Micah ClarkEvent Details
Wearable Augmentations
SAGE 5711
October 24, 2007 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Ana Viseu, Cornell UniversityEvent Details
Performance: Custom Control
Heffner Alumni House, RPI Campus

An evening of three performances where artists have custom “built” their own performance tools.Event Details
Noah Marchal: MFA Thesis Presentation
51 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180

The effect of evolution on chaotic or catastrophic system theories is examined through the construction of a sustainable living environment for plant systems.Event Details
Speaker: Andy BartoEvent Details
Ken Simons - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sage Lab Room 3205
November 2, 2007 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"Two Roads to Riches? The(In)Frequency of Disruptive Technological Change"Event Details
Visual Thinking, Visualization, Space, Time and Whales
Sage Labs 4101
November 7, 2007 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Speaker: Colin WareEvent Details
Jodi Forlizzi (Carnegie Mellon), "The Product Ecology: Understanding Social Product Use and Supporting Design Culture"

The field of Human-Computer Interaction has broadened its focus from usability issues surrounding one person interacting with one system to how systems situate socially and culturally among groups of people. Researchers in HCI have turned to qualitative, ethnographic research methods to understand the situations surrounding technology use. However, stripped from underlying theory, these methods can be prescriptive at best.

This talk introduces the Product Ecology Framework to 1) describe social product use, 2) provide a roadmap for choosing appropriate research methods, and 3) extend design culture withing HCI, by allowing for flexible, design-centered research planning and opportunity seeking.


The colloquium will be available online via a Event Details
Lecture: Cory Arcangel
West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus

Game-hacker Cory Arcangel discusses his work. Event will be webstreamed.Event Details
Wes Cohen - Duke University
To be Announced
November 9, 2007 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"What Makes Them Tick?-Employee Motives and Industrial Innovation"Event Details
How Do Doctors Think? A Critique of Jerome Groopman
Sage Labs 4101
November 14, 2007 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Speaker: Paul SorumEvent Details
Alien Ocean : An Anthropology of the Deep Sea

November 14, 2007 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Stefan Helmreich, MITEvent Details
Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 Sixth Ave., Troy, NY

Selections from the longest-running, premiere showcase for international non-fiction media in the U.S.Event Details
Concert: Neil Rolnick | 60!
Academy Hall, RPI Campus (15th & College Ave)
November 17, 2007 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
EMPAC brings you an evening of Neil Rolnick's compositions.Event Details
Student Presentations
Sage Labs 4101
November 28, 2007 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Bella Veksler and Marc DestefanoEvent Details
Postmodernist Maneuvers in Life Sciences Controversies
SAGE 5711
November 28, 2007 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Stuart A. Newman, New York Medical CollegeEvent Details
James Adams - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sage Lab Room 3205
November 28, 2007 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"Invention and Discovery in Science-Based Firms"Event Details
Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 Sixth Ave., Troy, NY

Selections from the longest-running, premiere showcase for international non-fiction media in the U.S.Event Details
Department of the Arts, MFA Show
West Hall, RPI Campus

A public exhibition of both works-in-progress and finished pieces.Event Details
Cognitive Neuroscience
Sage Labs 4101
December 5, 2007 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Christopher HeesyEvent Details
Audrey Bennett, "The Heuristic Evaluation of a Culturally-Specific Graphic for Cross-Cultural Communication"

The colloquium will be held in Sage 2411 (VAST Lab). Lunch will be served earlier from 12:00 - 12:30 pm.

The colloquium will also be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 Sixth Ave., Troy, NY

Selections from the longest-running, premiere showcase for international non-fiction media in the U.S.Event Details
Department of the Arts, MFA Show
West Hall, RPI Campus

Winter MFA Show at RPI.Event Details