DAC Digest Nov. 21 – Dec. 1

Hello. Here is this week’s Digital Arts & Culture Digest. We are happy to have you send us your comments or items to include. We send this newsletter out every Thursday covering events for the next ten days. Thanks for your engagement and empowerment!

Thursday, November 21 – Sunday, December 1




Eagle Rock: Film Screening and Discussion

7 pm – 9 pm, Curtin 175

Join Milwaukee native Eleanor Wells for a screening of “Eagle Rock” with discussion on cults, femininity, and domestic abuse to follow. Refreshments will be served. In the early 1970s, a young woman in prison for murder reflects on what led her to the crime, the cult she was a part, and her relationship with its leader.



Web of Science Training Session

12 pm – 4 pm, UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha Library

The Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database that covers the scholarly output of every field of study. In conjunction with the database provider, Clarivate, the UW Milwaukee at Waukesha Library is offering training sessions for both beginning (noon to 1 pm) and advanced users (2:30-3:45).


Milwaukee’s Welcome Party

6 pm – 8 pm, NorthSouth Club, 230 E. Pittsburgh Ave.

The Welcome Party connects people who live in Milwaukee to each other and to the resources that make our city great. There will be drinks for purchase, community vendors, music, complimentary food samples, and interactive networking.



CCCS: Politics and Anarchy

7 pm, The Astor Hotel

Cabaret MKE presents its 5th season of live theatre inspired by radio variety shows of yesteryear. Richard Howling, Host of The Howling Radio Hour, conducts the evening of music, comedy, jingles, and of course the first episode of “Cream City Crime Syndicate: Politics & Anarchy!” The story this season takes us back to Milwaukee’s Socialist Heyday with the election of Daniel Hoan as the city’s second socialist mayor in 1916.  The country was on the brink of war & local political parties contended with anarchists for social sway. UWM students receive ticket discount with Panther ID.



Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival

Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building)

More than 1,500 students gather each year for workshops with trained professionals, one-act and individual performance contests, showcase productions and exhibitors from theatre vendors to college programs. The 2019 festival marks the Peck School of the Arts’ first time as host.



Graduate Student Bagel Hour

10 am – 11 am, Curtin 939

All graduate students are invited to stop by the C21 office for this biweekly celebration of carbs and camaraderie. Start your Friday with some free coffee and bagels, and meet and chat with other grad students from across campus.



Holiday Folk Fair International

See Website for Hours, State Fair Park Exposition Center

Holiday Folk Fair International, America’s premier multicultural festival and a program of the International Institute of Wisconsin, celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. You can explore the ways music, food, dance, and art weave together a message of welcome.



The Gift of Our Wounds

7 pm – 8:30 pm, Union Wisconsin Room

In the wake of his father’s murder by a white supremacist at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Pardeep Singh Kaleka has become a powerful voice against hate crime and violence. Kaleka and former white supremacist Arno Michaelis have co-authored a book entitled The Gift of Our Wounds. Kaleka has also founded Serve 2 Unite, an organization that brings together young people from different religious and cultural backgrounds. This is a free event with a book signing to follow.



Found Footage Festival

8 pm, The Back Room @ Colectivo

Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report) return to Milwaukee with a live guided tour through their latest VHS finds, including the 1988 Miss Junior America Wisconsin pageant, a mysterious tape labeled “bonion sergery,” home movies taken at a Canadian hose factory, and a fitness video called Jugglercise.



Derek Jarman’s The Garden

7 pm – 9 pm, Union Cinema

Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival presents: Special World AIDS Day screening.

Free and open to the public. Half waking dream and half fiery polemic, The Garden was born of director Jarman’s rage over continued anti-gay discrimination and the sluggardly response to the AIDS crisis—he had been diagnosed HIV positive in 1988. Starring Tilda Swinton, this uniquely kaleidoscopic film shows the filmmaker’s genius at its most coruscating, making space in its breadth of vision for an over-the-top Hollywood-style musical number, nightmare images of tar-and-feather queer persecution, and footage of the particularly menacing-looking nuclear power plant that overlooks Jarman’s own garden, the point from which his film begins and a cherished spot which he must keep to tending even as his body begins to betray him.




JUNE 22-26, 2020

 IDMAA 2020: Broken Media

This year’s iDMAa Conference, Exhibition, and Workshop will be focused on the theme “Broken Media” and all that entails—Hacking, Cracking, Glitching, Bending, Dysfunction, Preservation, Remediation, Reform, Exploitation, Activism—all possible interpretations are under consideration! This year, they are especially interested in making the conference accessible and interesting for students. The goal is an energetic experience that brings students, faculty, and professionals together to ponder what it means to be “militantly marginal” in a post-digital world.



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