DAC Digest October 17-27

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, October 17 – Sunday, October 27




Poetry Reading: Derrick Harriell

7:30 pm, Hefter Center

Derrick Harriell resides in Oxford, MS and teaches in the English and African American Studies programs at the University of Mississippi, where he also directs the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program. His poem collections are Cotton (Aquarius Press- Willow Books 2010), Ropes (Aquarius Press- Willow Books 2013- winner of the 2014 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Book Award), and Stripper in Wonderland (LSU Press 2017). His poems and essays have been published widely.



TL Taylor: Play as Transformative Work

3:30 pm – 5 pm, Curtin 175

In this talk, Taylor explores the ways game live streamers are transforming their otherwise private play into public entertainment. Drawing on her research with live streamers, she offers a challenge to current models of IP and fandom, suggesting the work of professional live streamers is not easily captured by non-commercial frameworks nor simple work/play dichotomies.



Exploring Majors Fair

10 am – 12 pm, Union Ballroom

Speak with faculty, advisors, and current students representing the nearly 200 majors, minors, and certificate programs available at UWM. Learn about academic requirements, what you will study, and career opportunities. The Career Planning and Resource Center, Study Abroad, Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Graduate School will also be there to answer your questions.



Distinguished Lecture Series Presents: Samin Nosrat, Author and Creator of the Netflix Series Salt Fat Acid Heat

7 pm, Union Wisconsin Room

While an undergraduate studying English at UC Berkeley, Samin Nosrta stepped into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant in San Francisco, an act that happily determined the course of her life and career. Since 2000, she has pursued her twin passions of food and words with equal passion, writing the brilliant cooking guide Salt Fat Acid Heat, also now streaming on Netflix. Her work as a chef and author has always had the aim to inspire, create community and raise cultural, social and environmental awareness. Samin Nosrat will show us both the how and the why food is more than fuel, but also a way in which we connect with each other.



 Digital Humanities Lab Technology Initiatives Social 

5 pm – 7 pm, Golda Meir Library 4th Floor Conference Center

In the past few years, several large technology initiatives have been announced at UWM. This includes the Data Science Institute and the Connected Systems Institute, in addition to the ongoing work of centers, institutes, and research groups that serve to move the UWM campus forward on the digital front. This event, sponsored by the UWM Digital Humanities Lab Advisory Board, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. Presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor conference center at Golda Meir Library. This event is a collaborative social and informational happy hour where leaders from across campus share short presentations to introduce everyone to their work and mingle with one another to find common ground and inspiration. The event will include a cash bar and food.


Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Alejandro Cartagena

7:30 pm – 9 pm, Arts Center Lecure Hall

Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture to examine social, urban and environmental issues in America. Cartagena’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in public and private collections in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy and the United States, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, the Portland Museum of Art and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



Language for Life – Guest Speaker Michael Bearden

2 pm – 3 pm, Curtin Hall, Room 175

Michael Bearden, President of ISI Language Solutions, will give an inspiring overview of the language industry from the perspective of a Language Service Company. Come away with new ideas of how you can leverage your passion and skills into one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.


Media Studies Symposium: Mucking Up the Archives: Orphans, Amateurs, and Film Preservation 

4 pm – 6 pm, Curtin Hall, Room 118

Please join the Media Studies Research Group for an afternoon symposium on the orphan film movement and amateur film preservation! The two-hour event will feature two exciting talks by distinguished scholars and archivists Dan Streible and Kim Tomadjoglou.



Divining the Past

12 pm – 1 pm, Garland Hall, Room 104

Join a talk by Brigid E. Vance, Assistant Professor in the History Department at Lawrence University. In this talk, Professor Vance asks what happens to dreams after they are dreamed? How was such knowledge about dreams disseminated in China? What was the value of earlier knowledge about dreams in the Ming dynasty? This talk traces the legacy and cultural import of dreams and dream divination from the Song (960-1279) through the Ming (1368-1644) dynasties by examining a dream encyclopedia. Free and open to the public. This talk will feature a pre-circulated paper for discussion. Please RSVP to quinna at uwm dot edu.


Brazilian Digital Media Studies: Two Talks

3:30 pm – 5 pm, Curtin Hall, Room 118

Please join C21 as visiting media scholars from Brazil present their research on digital media technologies. This event will consist of two short talks and a Q&A.



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