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Saturday, October 29 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
s2b: Redefining Art through the Digital, Reframing the Digital Through Art

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Privilege and Making Sense: Using Filmmaking to Find the Cracks in The World
Simon Tarr (University of South Carolina)

Art is often hailed as a way that people make sense of the complicated world around us. This process of “making sense” is also described in theoretical models that come from communications, information science, human computer interaction, and other disciplines. However, when it comes to figuring out new and complex processes, existing models do not adequately or specifically account for effects of culture or privilege on those processes or behaviors.

In this session, Professor Tarr examines the process of teaching the technically complex process of filmmaking–itself an industry of problematic representations and ongoing lack of visibility and recognition for less-privileged groups.

Digital Art and Queer Utopias
Richard Rinehart (Bucknell University, Samek Art Museum)

Queer communities are heralding a cultural turning point. From recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, to “bathroom bills”, to the massacre in Orlando, queerness is central to current social and political debate. Current events can mire us in an unrelenting present that makes it hard to imagine a path beyond. However, a new generation of artists are asking; Where do we go from here? How are queer communities imagining and working toward a better world? How does digital art embody queer futurity? This talk looks at several art projects that take up digital modalities, queer coding, and the aesthetics of utopia.


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Brianna Derr

Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist for Video, Bucknell University
Brianna Derr is a Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist for Video. She earned her BA from Penn State in Film/Video Communications and received her certificate in Digital Storytelling in the Spring of 2014 from the University of Colorado Denver in partnership with The Center... Read More →


Richard Rinehart

Bucknell University

Simon Tarr

University of South Carolina

Saturday October 29, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Center Room 2nd Floor, ELC

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