Fall 2012 Events - Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2012


Media, Technology, and Service Learning

Friday November 30th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
University Center (UC) McKenna, Peter, Wright rooms

Carnegie Mellon is a leader in combining media, technology and service learning. This symposium will feature outstanding models of service learning at CMU.


Films of Lillian Schwartz

Melwood Screening Room, Wed, Nov 14 - 7:00pm

Legendary artist Lillian Schwartz is best known for her pioneering work with computers and what since has become known as computer-generated art and computer-aided art analysis, including film, video, animation, special effects, graphics, and virtual reality.


The Afro-Cuban Movement: 1912/2012

Film Screening and Discussion Gloria Rolando’s “1912: Breaking the Silence”
Monday, November 12, 2012, 6:00 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

Roundtable: The Afro-Cuban Movement and the Arts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 4:30 p.m., Adamson Wing, Baker Hall 136, Carnegie Mellon University


Non-Relational Aesthetics: An Object-Oriented Look at Contemporary Art

Tuesday, October 23 @ 5 pm in Kresge Theater (College of Fine Arts Building, 1st floor)

Graham Harman is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Provost for Research Administration at the American University in Cairo. His work is engaged with the development of what he calls an object-oriented philosophy.


Listening Spaces: 21st Century Perspectives on Music, Technology and Culture

Friday, October 19, 2012, 11AM - 5:30PM

Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, College ofFine Arts, Room 111

The proliferation of portable as well as computerized audio technologies has transformed radically the way the human beings listen, consume, think about and produce music and sound.


A Perfect X: Inspecting Transgender Perspectives in Film, Video & Performance

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4:30 PM Porter Hall 100

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are a Los Angeles-based couple whose individual and collaborative work addresses, respectively, trans-feminie and trans-masculine experience.


Through the Lens of Freedom: Civil War Images of Freed People in Coastal South Carolina and the Birth of Gullah/Geechee Identity

Friday, October 5th, 12:00-1:30 PM, Dean’s Conference Room (Baker Hall 154R)

Please join Associate Professor of History Edda Fields-Black for a discussion on the Civil War images of freed people in coastal South Carolina and the birth of Gullah/Geechee identity.