"Mandala" by Jiayue Cecilia Wu
The event this year was held from March 29-31 at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance in Eugene Oregon.
The piece will also be performed at Stanford University and Mills College during the California Electronic Music Exchange, April 5-7, 2018.
The exhibition consists of a wall of 180 photographs organized in 20 thematic clusters of images showing the way of life in 1973 in four James Bay Cree villages in the Canadian sub-arctic. The exhibition also includes 2 large screens featuring video documentation by Andres Burbano of village scenes recorded during two return trips in 2012 and 2014.
In 1973, the Cree invited professor Legrady to photo document their daily life, as a way to strengthen their negotiations with the Canadian government over land rights. At the time, the Québec government had plans for a hydroelectric project that would flood a significant area of Cree land in the James Bay. Although the project went forward, the Cree were able to leverage the issue and negotiate self-governance, improving their political and social position within Québec.
A panel discussion will be held on Thursday, January 18, at 4pm, in room 1312 of the UCSB Library, followed by a reception and exhibition walk-throughs.
Hannah Wolfe's robot "ROVER", studies the nature of human-robot interactions.
The exhibition will be on display from September 2017 until March 2018 at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (Center for Art and Media), one of Europe’s most important digital media arts museums.
"Voice of Sisyphus" consists of a large projection of a black and white photograph taken at a formal ball, an image reminiscent of the staging of the Alain Resnais film "Last Year in Marienbad". Custom software was developed that unfolds in 8 audio-visual phases, each with a specific set of image segmentation, filtering, and animation, translating the pixel data into a continuous 4 channel sonic experience distributed through the four corners of the exhibition space.
Production credits include: George Legrady (concept and project development), Ryan McGee (image analysis, sound synthesis and spatialization software), and Joshua Dickinson (audio-visual composition software).
She will present a talk titled "Promoting Underrepresented Cultures through Multimedia Arts Collaboration" at the student fellows symposium "Role/Play: Collaborative Creativity and Creative Collaborations", at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, March 12-14, 2018.
S. Patwardhan, A. Kawazoe, D. Kerr, M. Nakatani, Y. Visell, Too hot, too fast! Using the thermal grill illusion to explore dynamic thermal perception. Proc. IEEE Haptics Symposium, 2018.
J. Jiao, Y. Zhang, D. Wang, Y. Visell, D. Cao, X. Guo, X. Sun, Data-Driven Rendering of Fabric Textures on Electrostatic Tactile Displays. Proc. IEEE Haptics Symposium, 2018.
B. Dandu, I. Kuling, Y. Visell, Where Are My Fingers? Assessing Multi-Digit Proprioceptive Localization. Proc. IEEE Haptics Symposium, 2018.
J. van der Lagemaat, I. Kuling, Y. Visell, Tactile Distances Are Greatly Underestimated in Perception and Motor Reproduction. Proc. IEEE Haptics Symposium, 2018.
M. A. Janko, Z. Zhao, M. Kam, Y. Visell, A partial contact frictional force model for finger-surface interactions. Proc. IEEE Haptics Symposium, 2018.