Creativity Breadcrumb 68: Remarks on Re|Marking

This Saturday, April 30th, a host of free, socially conscious arts events are taking place in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. From 2:00-6:00p, a total of 15 performances, installations, and activities will be stationed around the area . The event is organized and will feature performances by the Re|Marking, “a body-based womanist community group of artists Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 68: Remarks on Re|Marking[…]

The Sound of Space: An Ambulatory Concert Experience

A culmination of “The Sound of Space,” a CAAD-supported course, this ambulatory concert will take audience members across campus as the Vassar College Choir performs in various locations. Email soundofspaceconcert@gmail.com to reserve a spot in the audience today! The event takes place next Thursday, May 5th beginning at the Chapel.

Poem in Your Pocket Day and other Modern Attempts to Commemorate Verse

Today is Poem in your Pocket Day. Conceived of in 2002 in New York City, Poem in your Pocket Day was incorporated into National Poetry Month, which was created in 1996. The fact that these two events, and many others, were planned in an attempt to honor the art of poetry reflects the idea that Read more about Poem in Your Pocket Day and other Modern Attempts to Commemorate Verse[…]

From the Classroom: New Discoveries with Joseph Szymanski ’17

For the second installment of “From the Classroom,” we asked students to answer the following prompt: Please describe a moment in class when your perspective changed about a certain topic, you learned something surprising, or something interested you and inspired to research more specifically about that topic.  Here’s what junior drama major Joseph Szymanski had Read more about From the Classroom: New Discoveries with Joseph Szymanski ’17[…]

THIS WEEK IN CAAD

  Be sure to check out the CAAD programming we have for you this week!   El Umbral: A psychological-spiritual performance encounter with the demons transition(s)- wresting the in-betweens Thursday, April 21, 5:00-7:00p Villard Room Daniel B. Coleman Chávez, originally from San José, California, is a black transgender mover and shaker who has been invested Read more about THIS WEEK IN CAAD[…]

Field Work: This is Not a Bionic Ear

With the second Sonic Cyborg Residency’s end last night, I take the opportunity to reflect on the first. At the end of February, Vassar hosted Michael Chorost and Trevor Pinch for said residency. Each gave a lecture on his respective relationship with cyborg-ism. On February 24th, I found myself in Taylor Hall for Chorost’s lecture. Read more about Field Work: This is Not a Bionic Ear[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb #67 : Wes Anderson’s Artistic Conception of Color

food for creative making, doing, and thinking This is Vassar, so naturally, everyone loves Wes Anderson’s films. Aside from their intriguing plots, quirky characters, and witty dialogue, however, Anderson’s films contain many visual elements that are smart, sophisticated, and stimulating. At first glance, Anderson’s sets are obviously eye-catching and unconventional. The setting in which the Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb #67 : Wes Anderson’s Artistic Conception of Color[…]

Field Work: Audrey Quinn and Authenticity

On March 10, Audrey Quinn came to Vassar to deliver a talk centered on the idea of discovering one’s voice through the medium of audio recording. As a writer, I have always focused on producing printed material, thinking little about other media I can use to express my words. I went to Audrey Quinn’s lecture Read more about Field Work: Audrey Quinn and Authenticity[…]

Field Work: Comedian Chris Duffy is Coming Tomorrow!

This Thursday, April 7th, comedian Chris Duffy will be delivering a lecture at Vassar about the processes of producing a comedy show on public radio, delving into the details of what it’s like to record live. Duffy is the creator and host of “You’re the Expert,” a radio show that features several comedians who participate in guessing Read more about Field Work: Comedian Chris Duffy is Coming Tomorrow![…]