DAC Digest April 9-19

Hello. Here is this week’s Digital Arts & Culture Digest. It will look a little different for the rest of the semester. We are happy to have you send us your comments or items to include. Thanks for your engagement and empowerment! We hope everyone is safe and healthy.

Thursday, April 9 – Sunday, April 19




Milwaukee Magazine Livestream Lunch

12 pm

Magazine Publisher and Editor Carole Nicksin will be going live with four local leaders in the arts community. Guests will include Imagine MKE‘s CEO David Lee, creative entrepreneur and executive director of AWE Inc. LaShawndra Vernon, artist and director of Wallpapered City Stacey Williams-Ng, and director for the Fellowship.art program at Gener8tor Maureen Ragalie. These local leaders will talk about how the pandemic has impacted the arts community, report on what artists are going through, and talk about what their organizations are doing to help.


Explorations in Disruptive Technologies: Democracy and Governance (Streamed Online)

12 pm – 1:30 pm

The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for research faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines to meet to discuss shared interests in topics related to disruptive technologies, democracy, and governance.



mentorSHOP with Jackie Hermes

12 pm – 1 pm

Join Jeremy Fojut, Co-Founder and Chief Idea Officer at NEWaukee, as he talks with leaders, instigators, disruptors, and creators around personal and professional growth. Expect to hear missteps and success stories along the way as we learn together with each guest the paths they choose to achieve success. Each mentorSHOP program will feature rapid fire questions, a personal story of challenge, and an interactive feedback loop so guests can be part of the process. This mentorSHOP will feature Jackie Hermes, CEO of Accelity Marketing.



No Studios Unplugged: Yoga + Mindfulness

Nō Studios believes that the current business interruption offers a chance to connect, enjoy and appreciate the value that artistic expression delivers in times of need. We present to you Nō Studios Unplugged – which will be delivered as a live streamed experience on Nō Studios Facebook Live. Lindsey Ruenger will lead you through a Mindfulness practice followed by a 30-minute yoga flow. She will talk about what Mindfulness is, and how you can integrate it into your daily routines especially during these troubling times.



Sociocultural Programming’s Netflix Watch Party: American Son

7 pm – 8:30 pm.

Join Sociocultural Programming for their first Netflix Party movie night to watch American Son. This film takes place on a stormy night in a Miami police station where Kendra Ellis Connor is waiting for a report on the whereabouts of her son Jamal, who has suddenly disappeared. American Son explores themes of social injustice, police brutality, microaggressions. Check out their Facebook event here (@UWM Sociocultural).





This started as a School of Information Studies program but has become a joint endeavor with the BS in Information Science and Technology, to include the Digital Arts and Culture Program, and Peck School of the Art’s Design and Visual Communication area. Adam Hudson, who coordinates this internship program, creates teams of website designers, image and media specialists, social media managers, technology and usability assessment operators, and database managers. These teams with diverse abilities work with local non-profit organizations on an information technology related project to help their organization, all the while building the portfolios and experiences for the students involved. If you’re accepted and need L&S Credits, you can register for DAC 408. Deadline to apply for the Fall 2020 semester is April 14.




Covid-19 MKE

The project aims to document how the Milwaukee area is experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. It was built by students in Professor Christopher D. Cantwell’s “Local History Research Methods” class and is hosted by the Golda Meir Library at UWM. All of the material on the site, however, was contributed by members of the greater Milwaukee community. Your contribution is welcome.




Coronavirus & Society

Social Sciences & Humanities Open is asking for reflective contributions on the impact of COVID-19, and the changes we may expect to see going forward. As a multidisciplinary social science and humanities journal, their consideration is on the social and cultural implications of this unprecedented moment. They are interested in receiving both empirical research – such as it may be conducted in these times – and (shorter) theoretical and critical commentaries on the longer term – and present – implications of the coronavirus. Submissions may be from any social science or humanities discipline, and they welcome interdisciplinary reflections. Papers should be submitted to the journal section ‘Covid-19’. You may submit either a full-length research article (up to 8000 words, excluding references) or a shorter commentary piece (max 4000 words, including references). If you are interested in submitting, you may make enquiries about the suitability of your manuscript via SSAHO@elsevier.com.



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