Stephanie Dinkins Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Associate Professor Stephanie Dinkins has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the arts organization A Blade of Grass. As an ABOG Fellow Stephanie Dinkins will create Project al-Khwarizmi (PAK) with artists, youth, and elders of color to address digital discrimination within artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Working alongside computer and data scientists, Dinkins and collaborators will develop a web-based chatbot to empower communities of color to understand how algorithms and AI systems impact daily life, and create a more culturally inclusive prototype.

Working to address racism, sexism, and other biases within artificially intelligent systems, the project aims to ensure that people of color and others who inherently understand the need for inclusion, equity and ethics participate in the design, production and testing of smart technologies. PAK is a laterally minded project that will encourage communities of color get involved in AI and provide strategies to help keep biases and discrimination out of newly encoded systems.

Verónica Peña & Hector Canonge at Triskelion Arts, New York City

Stony Brook Studio Art MFA Alumni Verónica Peña is opening a collaborative performance art work titled DE LO POSIBLE (Of Possibilities), which explores human (dis)connections, language barriers, non-verbal communication, and intercultural exchange between subjects of different cultures. The performance will take place on Thursday, March 16th, and Sunday, March 19th, 7:30 PM at TRISKELION ARTS: Split Bill Program in New York City. For information and tickets visit: triskelionarts.org/split-bill-mar-2017

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SYNAESTHESIA PLAYGROUND: a collaboration of piano music, art, and mobile technologies

SYNAESTHESIA PLAYGROUND by pianist Jocelyn Ho
SBU Collaborators (all commissioned for the concert)
Dan Waymouth, Composition
Nobi Nagasawa, Optical fiber attire Bio-Lux.
Takafumi Ide, Visuals

The concert on Thursday 3/2 at UCLA will be livestreamed.
Please tune in. 7:30PM Pacific time / 10:30PM East coast time
https://www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/school-of-music-live-streams

Location:
Schoenberg Hall445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095
https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/chambermusic-ucla-presents-synaesthesia-playground

Bio Lux: The original function of clothing is to shield human from weather conditions. The garment designed for a pianist Jocelyn Ho flips this function inside out: it does not protect from the external environment but exposes and interacts with the internal physiology of her body. Sensors on the pianist’s body detect her heartbeat, movement, and energy to act as triggers between the music and the illuminated attire Nagasawa designed. By creating an interactive sartorial (wearable) art activated by bodily rhythms, the performing body becomes an augmented artwork which transforms the performance. This clothing, made from “woven” pulsating optical fiber creates a soulful journey between mind, body, and music. (from Synaesthesia Playground dossier)

* Sponsored by the Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University.

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ANTIFORM: PACKER, PATRICK & ROS

ANTIFORM: PACKER, PATRICK & ROS
Jan. 24-Feb. 18, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center

Artist Talk and Reception: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 5-8pm

Lindsay Packer, Mitch Patrick and John Ros create experimental art with projected light, video, photography, 3D printing and objects found in the Staller Center. FREE poster of collaborative digital print available to gallery visitors.

Don’t miss the opportunity to bring your classes to ANTIFORM — arrangements can be made to have the gallery open outside public hours for class visits. Exhibition open through Feb. 18.
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Andrew Uroskie: Interviewed in Documentary Film on Ken Dewey, premiere: November 12

Andrew Uroskie is interviewed in a feature film on the artist Ken Dewey premiering at the NYC Documentary Film Festival next month at the IFC West Village Theater Nov 12th. Alongside Stony Brook’s own Allan Kaprow, Dewey was one of the founders of the “Happenings” group, a key progenitor social practice art in both the US and Europe in the early 60s, as well as a major figure in helping to establish government funding for alternative art spaces in New York State in the early 70s before his tragic death at age 38 in a plane crash in 1972.

Expected to attend the premiere: Sally Williams; executive producers Suki Dewey, Ariane Dannasch, Christopher Dewey; subjects Carolee Schneemann Anthony Martin, Lee Breuer, Jon Hendricks, Prof. Andrew V. Uroskie, Leil Lowndes, Yvette Nachmias Baeu.

Here’s a link to the trailer and tickets: http://bit.ly/dewey16