João Fiadeiro, ARC Creative Specialist-in-Residence

ARC’s first Creative Specialist was Portuguese choreographer and researcher João Fiadeiro.  Fiadeiro’s method of “real-time composition” focuses on process rather than product, transforming movement into a theoretical-practical tool and platform to understand and rethink decision, representation, and cooperation, both in art and in life. For the past five years, he has been using this method as a research practice to explore the issues of pre-action, emergency, and decision, thereby broadening its scope to incorporate scientific fields such as anthropology, neurobiology, economics, complex system sciences, and cognitive science. Fiadeiro will do a performance lecture, “The Anatomy of a Decision”, that will explore this method, a transdisciplinary workshop, where faculty are invited to participate in his method and a work-in-progress where he will perform using the real-time composition method in response to the architectural space of The Commons.

“The Anatomy of a Decision”

Performance lecture by João Fiadeiro

Sunday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Lied Center Pavilion

“A Transdisciplinary Exploration of Human Systems”

Friday, Feb. 20, 4–8 p.m. & Saturday, Feb. 21, 9–5 p.m.

The Commons

“A Work-in-progress” w/Q&A after the performance.
Friday, Feb. 27, 4:00pm
The Commons

João describing real-time composition.
João describing real-time composition.
Real-time composing
Real-time composing
The Transdisciplinary Workshop at the Commons
The Transdisciplinary Workshop at the Commons
A Real-time composition workshop performance.
A Real-time composition workshop performance.

Peer Review

SMA & ARC Postdoctoral Researcher, Steven Duval, and SMA Videographer, Ryan Waggoner, made a film for the Hybrid Practices Conference called ‘Peer Review’. The film which was shot in November 2014 and January 2015 is comprised of interviews with Maurice Tuchman, Jane Livingston, Julie Martin, Robert Whitman, Elsa Garmire, and John Pierce. The film explores issues relating to collaborations between artists, technologists, and scientists in the historical projects of E.A.T. and Art & Technology at LACMA. These photos are from both film shoots and show Duval & Waggoner working with various interviewees who were kind enough to offer their time and sometime their homes for filming. Special thanks to Julie Martin who was instrumental in facilitating some of the interviews. The film was generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Filming Robert Whitman in the Hudson River Valley
Filming Robert Whitman in the Hudson River Valley
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Steven Duval interviewing Prof. Elsa Garmire in Hanover NH.
Interviewing  Maurice Tuchman in NYC.
Interviewing Maurice Tuchman in NYC.
Interviewing John Pierce in NYC.
Interviewing John Pierce in NYC.

Red Hot Research

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4:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13

The Commons at Spooner Hall

Join us again this afternoon for Red Hot Research, featuring:

Daniel Coburn (Design): Broken Family Album

Magalí Rabasa (Spanish & Portuguese): Copyright/Copyleft

Erik Perrins (Electrical engineering & computer science): Next-generation Wireless Communications

John Kelly (Ecology & evolutionary biology): Variation, Genetics, Environment

Jane Barnette (Theatre): Staging “Blaze, Blood, and Danger”

Jon Lamb (English) will emcee.

Red Hot Research is a series of research sharing sessions that aims to introduce KU researchers to the work of their colleagues, stimulating multidisciplinary inquiry and the formation of new collaborative research teams. The format of Red Hot Research sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha.

Red Hot Research: The Life of an Idea

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4:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6

The Commons at Spooner Hall

Join us this afternoon for a special edition of Red Hot Research inspired by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, whose Wall Drawing 519 is on view at the Spencer Museum of Art. Each speaker will consider the evolution of an idea in his or her work, from inception to articulation and interpretation.

Featuring:

May Tveit (Design): From Retail Therapy to Product Placement

Val Stella (Pharmaceutical chemistry): Inventing

Mike Katusch (Law): Digital Privacy Rights

Molly Zahn (Religious studies): The Idea of Sacred Text

Perry Alexander (Electrical engineering & computer science): Slinging Symbols

James P.G. Sterbenz (Electrical engineering & computer science) will emcee.

Red Hot Research is a series of research sharing sessions that aims to introduce KU researchers to the work of their colleagues, stimulating multidisciplinary inquiry and the formation of new collaborative research teams. The format of Red Hot Research sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha.

Red Hot Research

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4:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30

The Commons at Spooner Hall

Back for the spring semester, with the first event hosted by the Spencer Museum’s own Casey Mesick, curator of global indigenous art!

Here’s the lineup:

Don Haider-Markel (Political Science): Politics of Obesity

Rachel Vaughn (Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies): Dirt & Cleanliness

Jarron Saint Onge (Sociology): Health Behavior Patterns

Thomas Prisinzano (Medicinal Chemistry): Drug Abuse Medications

Joshua Rosenbloom (Economics): R&D Funding and Knowledge Production

Red Hot Research is a series of research sharing sessions that aims to introduce KU researchers to the work of their colleagues, stimulating multidisciplinary inquiry and the formation of new collaborative research teams. The format of Red Hot Research sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha.

‘Next Steps’ – Visits to Studios & Laboratories

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ARC is happy to announce that our very first ‘Next Steps’ session took place last Thursday, December 11th. The group visited the studio of Michael Krueger (pictured) and the labs of Town Peterson and Sandi Beard. It was fantastic to hear about what Michael has been working on while being a  creative fellow at the Hall Center for Humanities as well as Town’s important work on mapping the Ebola virus in Africa, and Sandi’s work on the archeology of horses in the cultures of Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia. It was great that all three of these scholars were willing and able to present their work and working environment. Thanks to all who came out and we hope to have another session soon.

http://naturalhistory.ku.edu/archaeology/research/arabian-rock-art

http://biodiversity.ku.edu/ornithology/people/town-peterson

http://michaelkrueger.us/

Red Hot Research

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4:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

The Commons at Spooner Hall

ARC’s very own Steven Duval will be presenting this week on the Performing History project–don’t miss it!

Here’s the complete lineup:

Alexander C. Diener (Geography): Mongolia’s Transport Revolution

Alfred Ho (Public Affairs & Administration): Citizen satisfaction, government performance, and media

Lou Mulligan (Law): Federal Court Authority

Steven Duval (Spencer Museum of Art): Performing Identity/Performing History

Rich Glor (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology/Biodiversity Institute): Evolution

Red Hot Research is a series of research sharing sessions that aims to introduce KU researchers to the work of their colleagues, stimulating multidisciplinary inquiry and the formation of new collaborative research teams.  The format of Red Hot Research sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha.