Happy New Year, CAAD readers! To all returning from Winter Break, welcome back!

We have a ton of exciting programming for you this spring, with events featuring students and guest artists alike. Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

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(in order from left to right) Top Row: Trevor Pinch, Annea Lockwood, Marco Donnarumma, Mark Dion; Middle Row: Audrey Quinn, Chris Duffy, Moses Tulasi, Bianca Giaever; Bottom Row: Michael Chorost, Stephanie Foo, micha cárdenas, Neil Harbisson

  • February 1-March 28 – Imaging & Imagining: An Art in Science Image Competition – a call for images that bridge that sciences and arts/humanities in honor of the new Bridge for Laboratory Sciences building, open to Vassar community, cash prizes for best student work. Complete details and application coming soon!
  • February 11 – Moses Tulasi, filmmaker – with Women’s Studies and Music course “Topics in Construction of Gender: Race, Anti/Colonialisms, and Queering Music Performance” – screening of his film Walking the Walk which follows the participants of Hyderabad’s Swabhimana (self-respect) Queer Pride March, Skype session afterward with Tulasi as well as others who contributed to the film
    • Stay tuned for a performance by Dr. micha cárdenas, a transgender artist and theorist, in association with the same course later in the semester.
  • February 22-26 – Michael Chorost, sonic cyborg, and Trevor Pinch, sound specialist and Cornell Professor – first Sonic Cyborg* residency
  • March 1-2 – Annea Lockwood, sound artist – with Environmental Studies course “Issues in Environmental Studies: Animal Metaphors” – a lecture and installation
  • April 11-15 – Neil Harbisson, sonic cyborg, and Marco Donnarumma, performance and sound artist – second Sonic Cyborg* residency
  • May 5 – Sound of Space Concert – with the Physics, Music, and Art course “The Sound of Space” – an ambulatory concert beginning in the Chapel and ending in Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater in Kenyon
  • May 26 – Mark Dion, visual artist known for “cabinets of curiosities” – exhibition opening in The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center culminating his residency and co-teaching of American Studies course “From the Natural History Museum to Ecotourism: The Collection of Nature”
  • Stay tuned for guest artists in the podcast industry, with Film and Media Studies course “Producing Audio Narratives,” including:
    • January 28 – Bianca Giaever, radio producer for This American Life and Radiolab
    • February 23 – Stephanie Foo, radio producer for Snap Judgement and This American Life
    • March 10 – Audrey Quinn, radio producer for Morning Edition and Studio 360
    • April 7 – Chris Duffy, host for “You’re the Expert” live radio show
  • Student work will also be featured in the Collaboratory through several creative sound-based installations. Slots are still available! If you would like to apply for space in the Collaboratory, fill out the student proposal form as soon as possible.
  • If you would like to hear about Student Summer Multi-Arts Research Collectives, be sure to attend the Summer Experiences That Make a Difference event on January 27 to hear Tom Pacio speak about them. An application will be available soon.

* Come learn what it means to be a “sonic cyborg” from scholars and artists who study the relationship between man and machine, how it relates to the senses, and world around them.

Check back with us in the coming weeks for more details on the above events!

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