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


Thursday, October 15, 2015

An Evening with Bob Moses

Civil Rights Legend and Education Activist

A central figure in SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Moses spent years fighting racial inequality in Mississippi. MORE

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Digitizing the Ephemeral

Dr. Barchas is the creator of the digital gallery What Jane Saw, a room-by-room reconstruction of an exhibition of paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds that novelist Jane Austen attended on 24 May 1813. MORE
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Dialogue in Charleston & A Watch Party in Pittsburgh

Rice in Gullah Geechee Culture and History MORE
Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Dialogue with Charleston Artists

Honoring the Charleston 9: Why We Need a ‘Requiem’ for African and African-American History MORE
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Locating Social Class

This conference will look into how class ideologies can be (or have been) projected into physical spaces, and how mythologies local to a specific time and place come to bear on the lived experiences of working class people. MORE
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pittonkatonk Hosts May Day Brass BBQ and Festival

This lecture explores dilemmas of expertise and authority in contemporary news mediation via an ethnographic study of what is, according to some, Germany’s largest news provider: T-Online. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

In-Between Space

John Cleater is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Performance Group, The Builders Association, creating designs for many of their cross media productions. MORE
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dangerous Acts

In Belarus where loved ones disappear, elections are rigged against popular vote, and the people are silenced, a team of eight people have been branded political enemies of Europe’s last dictator for their acts of rebellion in the form of balloons, a cigarette, and plastic wrap. Belarus Free Theatre, an underground theatre company, raised their voice on taboo subjects and honesties in Minsk to secret audiences until the rigged voting fraud of the 2010 presidential elections branded them as threats to the dictatorship of Alexander Lukashenko. Using smuggled and uncensored footage of Belarus protests. MORE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Robot Ethics

Robotics is advancing rapidly through categories of human capability, and pundits on all sides are debating the robot futures we may face: existential threat (Elon Musk, Bill Gates), or bringer of the Age of Plenty (Hans Moravec, Kurzweil) or robber of human jobs (McAfee, Summers) or transition to a new work style (Larry Page)? MORE
Monday, March 30, 2015

Neither Here Nor There

My work has evolved out of a Belfast context heavily inscribed by the visual components of social, political and national affiliations where meaning is not neutral. Northernness is a recurring theme. Not just the physical and psychological reality of the North of Ireland, but the very sense of “Northernness” both as an interior wilderness and a place at the edge of imagination. MORE
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