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.

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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NOT READY TO MAKE NICE: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond

EXHIBITION: September 13 – October 22, 2016

EVENTS:
Tour & Refreshments Wednesday, September 14, 3 pm

Art Crawl Thursday, September 29, 3-5 pm
Tour begins at the Simons Center Gallery, followed by the Zuccaire Gallery at 3:30pm

Reception Saturday, October 1, 7-9 pm

Artist Talk Thursday, October 13, 4 pm
Talk will be held at the Wang Center Theatre
Preceded by Curator’s Tour at the Zuccaire Gallery, 3PM
Part of the Provost’s Lecture Series, the Guerrilla Girls Artist Talk is co-hosted by the Humanities Institute of Stony Brook with additional support from the College of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Art and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Seating is limited.

For more information, please visit Zuccaire Gallery Website (Link)

Sophie Landres on Charlotte Moorman

PhD grad, Sophie Landres, shone as part of a panel discussion on Charlotte Moorman last week in conjunction with the exhibition “A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s” at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.

The panel discussion was moderated by Hannah B Higgins, professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, with speakers Saisha Grayson, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sophie Landres, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University; and Joan Rothfuss, author of *Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman *(MIT Press, 2014). The panel focused on the charismatic cellist who lent her talents and energies not only to numerous performances with erstwhile composer and Fluxus artist Nam June Paik but also to the radical, experimental scene of 1960s and ’70s New York—a pivotal moment in late-20th century art.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History (CAS) and Grey Art Gallery.

For more information, please visit here (LINK)