Wednesday, November 19th – Saturday, November 22nd
9am – 5pm each day
UB South Campus – Crosby 1 (basement)
Doppelgänger investigates the communicative qualities of human gait, as a counterpoint to visual, verbal, and textual communication protocols.
A new major initiative from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) and the Humanities Institute (HI). OVPRED/HI will provide awards of up to $5,000 for long-term projects, with the goal of generating applications for outside funding within two years of the start of the award. Priority will be given to projects at the early or middle stages of completion, to allow time to secure external funding.
Awardees will receive a research fund administered by the home department, usable in the upcoming calendar year (January 1 to December 31). Funds may be used for purposes that advance research and creative activity, such as travel to collections, site-specific fieldwork and data collection, specialized equipment, and research assistance.
Awardees must apply for at least two outside fellowships or other funding opportunities within two years of the start of funding, and they must participate in the peer critique portion of HI’s annual External Grant Writing Workshop.
For more information and application forms, go to humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/opportunities/for-faculty/ovprhi-seed-money-in-the-arts-and-humanities.
Forward questions to Erik Seeman, Director of HI email@example.com.
Doug Fitch, UB’s inaugural WBFO Visiting Arts Professor, presents on his recent work, and artistic career
“Visual Narratives and the Kitchen Sink: an approach to making sense of that which otherwise mightn’t”
Monday, Nov. 3
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
250 Baird Hall (Baird Recital Hall)
Free and open to all
Doug Fitch, prominent stage/opera designer and director, artist, animator, puppeteer, and more,
is in residence at UB this semester. http://douglasfitch.com/
The next Knight Prototype Fund application deadline is Nov. 1 at midnight ET.
The Prototype Fund helps people explore early-stage media and information ideas with $35,000 in funding.
If you have a great idea in mind apply now and spread the word through your networks. For updates, follow @knightfdn on Twitter.
If you have any further questions, forward inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TECHNĒ INSTITUTE FOR ARTS AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES 2014-2015
DEADLINE EXTENDED: NOVEMBER 15, 2014
The Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies fosters new work at the intersection of artistic expression and emerging technologies within the research and pedagogical mission of the University at Buffalo.
The Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies solicits proposals for faculty fellowships of up to $5,000 for innovative projects within the field of art and emerging technologies.Technē project funding is designed to support the initiation or continuation of arts and technology projects by individual artists working solo or in collaboration with other artists and scientists. The program will be funded across artistic disciplines and is open to a range of genres and platforms. Collaborations with other disciplines—including those outside UB—will receive priority.
While the maximum expected award under this program is $5,000, in exceptional cases, larger budgets may be considered. Fellowships are intended to supply project “start-up funds.” Fellows are expected to seek additional funding for proposed projects. Individual applicants may apply repeatedly with different projects, but may not receive funding more than once every three years.
Funds will be dispersed to individual departments and all expenditures must be consistent with NY State funding guidelines. Because of their experience Technē Fellows will be asked to serve as reviewers for future proposals.
Additional details at http://techne.buffalo.edu/funding/how-to-apply/
Please join us at the final evening discussion of The Buffalo Incubators Workshop, by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr of the Tissue Culture and Art Project, October 8
at Big Orbit Gallery, 30 Essex Street, Buffalo, from 6-9pm
. The Tissue Culture & Art Project (initiated in 1996), is an on-going research and development project into the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression. Sixteen UB students and faculty participated in the intensive hands-on workshop. Catts and Zurr are Techne Fall 2014 Resident Fellows at UB. They will also deliver a public lecture as a component of the Visual Studies Lecture Series on Monday, October 6 at 6:30 PM at 112 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo played a major role in introducing the incubator to both health care (baby incubators at the Pan-American Exposition 1901) and agriculture (Cyphers incubator) and by that help to usher the new area of marrying technology and living bodies. Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr and the workshop participants will reflect on some of the historical and contemporary narratives concerning incubators (or artificial environments which act as life sustaining support mechanisms) in different contexts: The biomedical, agricultural, industrial military complex and entertainment (from the zoo to the freak shows). Understanding of life that is dependent, nurtured and presented through artificial support mechanisms will be discussed in terms of biopolitics, ethics and our shifting cultural perception to life. In this context we look at the living cells (mammalian and bacteria) that were isolated and grown as part of the workshop as well as discuss the fate of the fertile chicken eggs that are incubating in the gallery.
Their workshops and activities have been supported by Technē Institute, Department of Art, Department of Biology, and Emerging Practices in the Arts, a Humanities Institute research group. Additional thanks to Cynthia Van Ness and Vince Kuntz.