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Archive 2013 Spring

Hilde Teuchies, Managing Director of CREW
Sage 4101
January 23, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title:                Into the heart of the experience

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Bram van Heuveln, Lecturer, Minds and Machines
Sage 4101
January 30, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Richard Radke, Associate Professor, RPI ECSE
Sage 4101
February 6, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Hiro Uchida, Post Doc Cognitive Science
Sage 4101
February 13, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title: The proof theory and the semantics of operator-free simulation language

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James Michaelis, John Lindstedt, RPI Graduate Students
Sage 4101
February 20, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Untitled Apocalypse
EMPAC Studio 1 Goodman
February 22, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Second performance
February 23, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Allison Berkoy presents Untitled Apocalypse, an immersive, multimedia installation of projection, reactive spectacles, and mixed realities.

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Fiery Cushman, Asst Prof Brown University
Sage 4101
February 27, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title:  Action, outcome and value: A dual-system framework for moral judgment

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Neil Rolnick's Farewell Concert, Music for Violin, Piano and Computer
EMPAC Theater
February 27, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A concert of iEAR Founding Director Neil Rolnick’s recent music for various combinations of violin, piano and laptop computer.

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Paul Bello, ONR
Sage 4101
March 6, 2013 - December 31, 1969

Title: Human Learning, Other Minds and Mental Simulations

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Bertram Malle, Professor, Brown University
Sage 4101
March 20, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title:  Hierarchies of Inference in Social and Moral Cognition

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Sean Barton and John Licato RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
March 27, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Composer Kyle Gann is well-known as the Village Voice's new-music critic from 1986 to 2005, and is the author of several books covering multiple facets of new-music research including The Music of Conlon Nancarrow, American Music in the 20th Century, and No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4'33", among others. For this talk he will be focusing on his work with microtonality.
Sponsored by the Arts Department.
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This presentation explores changes to New York State's technologies of state administration and their impacts on labor, inequality, governance and wealth.

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Shane Bretz, Emily O'Leary, RPI Graduate Students
Sage 4101
April 3, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Emily O'Leary:Title: Exploring Consensus Through Simulated Tribal SocietiesShane Bretz: Title: Process Models in Moral Psychology: Toward a Computational Model.

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Codebreaker: A Docudrama about Alan Turing
DCC 308
April 3, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a free creening of Codebreaker: A Docudrama about Alan Turing, followed by a panel discussion on the life and work of Alan Turing.

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GM Week - No Classes
Sage 4101
April 10, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Joshua Thorson: Tell Me Everything
EMPAC Theater
April 10, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Joshua Thorson is a video-maker who works with narrative conceptually, exploring and exploiting the narrative exchange through the themes of science, religion, transcendence, authenticity, idealism, and trauma. Using tonal shifts and stringent economy, this work both caters to and usurps expectations, opening up “story” to ontology. Thorson’s work has been presented at museums, galleries, and theaters internationally.  Thorson is currently in the process of completing his Ph.D. in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer.
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Film "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet"
DCC, room 308
April 14, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle For a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conversation to climate change.

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Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Panel: "Updates on Water Research"
Mother's, Rensselaer Union
April 16, 2013 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Film & Discussion: "The E-Waste Challenge"
Mother's, Rensselaer Union
April 16, 2013 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Talk: Igor Vamos, "Political Design for a Sustainable Future"
Auditorium, CBIS
April 16, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Esa Rantanen, Associate Professor, RIT
Sage 4101
April 17, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title: AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER SITUATION AWARENESS: EMPIRICAL AND MODELING APPROACHES TO THE CONSTRUCT

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Designing the Vernacular, a C&M Colloquium
Sage 4711
April 17, 2013 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Department of Communication and Media at Rensselaer presents "Designing the Vernacular" by Sonia Matos, Ph.D, on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:30 PM in Sage 4711.  Dr. Matos, Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, U.K., & Visiting Scholar, MIT’s ACT Program in Art, Culture & Technology, will explore the importance of understanding vernacular knowledge when attempting to safeguard immaterial cultural heritage. A reception follows at 2:30 PM. Food and beverages will be served.

 
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After seminar Q&A with Marilynne Robinson
Alumni House Small Dining Room
April 17, 2013 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Afternoon Seminar Q & A will be held at the Alumni House in the Small Dining Room. Visiting author Marilynne Robinson will respond to questions from the audience.  

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After seminar Q&A with Marilynne Robinson
Alumni House Small Dining Room
April 17, 2013 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Afternoon Seminar Q & A will be held at the Alumni House in the Small Dining Room. Visiting author Marilynne Robinson will respond to questions from the audience.  

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McKinney Writing Contest Awards Ceremony and Reading by Marilynne Robinson
Biotech Auditorium, Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building

Winners of the 2013 McKinney Writing Contest (Fiction/Drama, Poetry, Essay, and Electronic Media) will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Biotech Auditorium on Wednesday, April 17 at 8 pm.  The evening will also feature a reading and Q&A by internationally acclaimed author Marilynne Robinson.  The reading is free and open to the public.

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Film & Discussion: "Garbage Warrior' & The Challenge of Green Building
Mother's, Rensselaer Union
April 18, 2013 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Film & Discussion: "Darwin’s Nightmare," Globalization and Sustainability
Mother's, Rensselaer Union
April 18, 2013 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lecture: Pauline Oliveros "Listening In and Out"
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 18, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Talk: Pauline Oliveros, "Listening In and Out"
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 18, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Film: "Chemical Valley"
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 18, 2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Poster Session
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 19, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lecture: Dr. Gavin Schmidt, " What are climate models good for?"
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 19, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Volmer Fries Lecture presented by the School of Science  in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Talk: Gavin Schmidt, "What are climate models good for?"
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 19, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Screening: Reach of Resonance
EMPAC Studio 2
April 19, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Filmed in ten countries, "The Reach Of Resonance" is a meditation on the meaning of the music, which juxtaposes the creative paths of four musicians who use music to cultivate a deeper understanding of the world around them. Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium.

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Film: "Reach of Resonance"
EMPAC Studio 2
April 19, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Earth Week Open House
EMPAC Evelyn's Cafe
April 20, 2013 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Workshop: “Green Building for Elementary Students”
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 20, 2013 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Workshop: “Secondary School Frack Out!”
EMPAC Studio 2
April 20, 2013 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Panel: “Updates on Shale Gas Research: A Systems Approach”
EMPAC Studio 2
April 20, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Film: “Eco-Film Medley for Kids”
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 20, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor of STS and author of Where the Waters Divide, will be interviewed this Saturday (April 20th) at 12:30 PM on an internationally syndicated NPR show hosted by Sylvia Richardson. Latin Waves is a weekly radio program about community that has featured such public intellectuals as Noam Chomsky, Derrick Jensen, Vandana Shiva, Silvia Federici and others who are working to create a society based on justice (racial, gender, ecological and cultural) and principles of fairness and equity.

www.latinwavesmedia.com.

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Film: “Hoot” – An Eco-Film for Kids
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 20, 2013 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Marina Zurkow "The Haunting : challenging our environmental relations"
EMPAC Studio 2
April 20, 2013 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Workshop: Connecting Sustainability Educators
Russell Sage Laboratory, Room 5101
April 21, 2013 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop: Guinean Drum and Dance for Children
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 21, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Workshop: Mask-Making for Biodiversity
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 21, 2013 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
World Drum Performance
Prospect Park
April 21, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Performance: World Drum Performance
Prospect Park
April 21, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Earth Day Musical Procession
Prospect Park to EMPAC
April 21, 2013 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Processional music featuring all the ensembles
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Parade: Musical Procession
Prospect Park to EMPAC
April 21, 2013 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Circadian Rhythms
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 21, 2013 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

World premiere of a newly commissioned work composed and conducted by Susie Ibarra featuring soloists Devash Chandra, Alan George, Matthew Gold, Roberto Juan Robriguez, Jim Weber, Jennifer Milioto Matsue, Eddie Ade Knowles, Mamadabou Mimo Camara and all the ensembles.

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Performance: Susie Ibarra, "Circadian Rhythms"
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 21, 2013 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Joshua Alexander, Assistant Professor, Siena College
Sage 4101
April 24, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title: Salience and Epistemic Egocentrism

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Game Music Spectacular! 'Twas The Night Before GameFest!
EMPAC, Concert Hall
April 26, 2013 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Please, join us for the Game Music Spectacular! 'Twas the Night Before GameFest! Dean Mary Simoni and the Ninja Avatars from the School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences delight with exciting titles to include, the Angry Birds Theme and much more.

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GameFest 2013: Future Play
at EMPAC
April 27, 2013 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM

GAMEFEST, RPI’s annual celebration of student work in computer games, returns to EMPAC Saturday, April 27!  

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Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture
DCC 330
April 29, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Talk by W. J. T. Mitchell

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James (Jay) McClelland, Professor, Stanford University
Sage 4101
May 1, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title:  Integrating New Findings into the Complementary Learning Systems Theory of Memory

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[radical] signs of life
EMPAC, Studio 2
May 3, 2013 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2nd performance
May 4, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

[radical] is a multi-disciplinary, interactive dance performance. Ph.D Candidate Show, Heidi Boisvert in collaboration with Marco Donnarumma, Pauline Jennings, Doug Van Nort, Raven Kwok, Allen Hahn and Amy Neilson

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[radical] signs of life

May 4, 2013 7:30 PM - April 4, 2013

[radical] is a multi-disciplinary, interactive dance performance. Ph.D Candidate Show, Heidi Boisvert in collaboration with Marco Donnarumma, Pauline Jennings, Doug Van Nort, Raven Kwok, Allen Hahn and Amy Neilson

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Larry Kagan: Revealing Shadows
The Butler Institute of American Art
May 5, 2013 12:00 AM - August 25, 2013
FILM FESTIVAL
Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium
May 8, 2013 7:00 PM - December 31, 1969

Nao Bustamante’s Producing & Directing the Short Film class is pleased to present the first annual short film festival. The culmination of a year's hard work, the festival is a collection of original short films that embrace a variety of genres: romance, science fiction, cult horror comedy,and more. Participating students include: Harrison Bond, Breanna Brown, Wilberto Casillas,

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Filmmaker Penny Lane Presents "Our Nixon"
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
May 8, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

OUR NIXON is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before

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ARTS GRAD SHOW SPRING 2013
West Hall
May 12, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

May 12th, 6 to 8 pm in West Hall Gallery. Five grad students present an impressive range of work in digital animation and photography,electro-acoustic chamber music, and accompanied film. Free and open to the public.

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We would like to invite you to a talk by Aleksandra Dulic and Kenneth Newby of the Center for Culture and Technology in British Columbia.  They will be presenting work related to the development of their Performing Animator system, a media instrument that facilitates live animation performance, as well as Newby's Flicker Generative Orchestra,  an example of real-time generative compositional processes. 

 
They will present their work on Tuesday, May 28 at 5:00 pm in Studio Beta, EMPAC:
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