Keith Kirchoff - Lecture
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9 AM - 10 AM
Community Event, Lectures / Seminars
Contact: Brianne Melicher 701.777.4974
Contact Dept: Arts & Sciences
Hughes Fine Arts 202
3350 Campus Rd.
Grand Forks, ND 58202
The 2012 “Arts and Culture Conference” will focus on the powerful influence of digital media and feature a musician, animators and journalists, such as award-winning hockey and sports writer Greg Wyshyski.
The theme of this year’s conference, which run Oct. 23-25, is "Binary Inventions: Art and Culture in the Digital Age." The conference will use a series of public events to draw attention to how digital technologies are influencing people to create cultural objects and express a sense of self and community.
Organizers have invited nationally-recognized experts to talk about their processes, perform and present their digital works, and discuss the relationship between arts and culture and the digital age, with each other. The events are open to the public.
The conference kicks-off Tuesday with Andy Ihnatko, a noted author and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times and Macworld, who will discuss his experiences writing about and with new technologies. That night, Keith Kirchoff, lecturer and musician, will perform at the Empire Arts Center. Kirchoff also is set to speak at the conference on Wednesday.
A panel discussion, titled "Binary Inventions: Art and Culture in the Digital Age," also is set for Wednesday. Later, Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, Tiny Inventions, a team of humorous mix-media animators, will be at the Empire Arts Center to showcase their work.
Thursday will feature an artistic lecture by Erik Beehn, a master print maker and instructor at the College of Southern Nevada, as well as a visit by Wyshyski, an award winning sportswriter and editor, who, because of his unique voice, was named one of The Hockey News’s 100 People of Power and Influence.
The Arts and Culture Conference is sponsored by the Department of Art and Design, the Communication Program, The Department of Music, The College of Arts and Sciences, The Office of the Provost, the Myers Foundations, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
A closing reception and exhibition is scheduled for Thursday at the Third Street Gallery in downtown Grand Forks.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking Services, Twamley Hall Rm 204 (M, W-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Tu 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM).
Other Events on This Day
- Wake Up & Cycle (6:30 AM)
- R.I.P.P.E.D. (6:45 AM)
- Workshop: Creating Poster Sessions using PowerPoint (9 AM)
- GFPL Basic Computer Class - Drop-In Computer Help (10 AM)
- Coffee, Cookies & Conversation (10 AM)
- Weight Watchers at Work (EERC) (11:45 AM)
- Powerhouse Toastmasters Club Meeting (12:10 PM)
- Exercise Basics with DEB (12:10 PM)
- Crock Pot Cooking (12:30 PM)
- BYOT- "Bring Your Own Technology" (2 PM)
- Binary Inventions: Art & Culture in the Digital Age (3:30 PM)
- PiYo Strength (4 PM)
- Turbo Kick (5 PM)
- Intermediate Reformer Pilates (5:30 PM)
- (editor's pick)Cardio Kick! (6 PM)
- (editor's pick)Northern Ink - GFPL Writers Group (6 PM)
- Disney College Program "We're All Ears" (6 PM)
- Weight Training 101 (7 PM)
- Ru Kuwhata and Max Porter - Tiny Inventions (7 PM)
- ZUMBA (7:15 PM)
- CoreCycle (7:15 PM)
- District 42 Candidates Debate (7:30 PM)
- Yoga Strength (8:45 PM)