Join us for a monthly showcase of research-in-progress by Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences faculty members. The campus-community and the general public are invited to interact with faculty in conversations about their research, gain a sense of how research practices shift as they move across disciplines and sectors, and think critically and creatively about the implications of different forms of research design.
All colloquium presentations occur in the following location:
UW Bothell, Building UW1, Room 280 (Rose Room) Directions
No RSVP is required for general attendance. A one-credit course option is available to graduate students.*
Winter 2014 Speaker Lineup
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Contesting and Containing 'Domestic Violence': Feminist Encounters with the U.S. Carceral State
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Re-Mapping Imaginary and Imagined Communities
Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung
This project introduces an interdisciplinary collaboration that brings together sympathetic trends in qualitative geographic visualization and contemporary visual arts—attempting to map and re-map creative communities through generative and participatory digital methods. By merging qualitative geovisualization — visualization that preserve and re-present the contextual meanings and qualitative forms of data with spatial information — with creative artistic approaches, including participatory media, curatorial presentation and digital media criticism, we demonstrate how this new convergence can be potentially applied for the production of meanings, conceptualization and imagination of communities people experience in digital age. There are two main goals in this project. One is to construct a digital archive of participatory data that can be qualitatively, spatially, and creatively mapped through collaborative and participatory mapping and artistic strategies. This will provide a greater degree of analytical and representational power of correlated data such as geospatial, temporal, audio, video, as well as E.E.G. (Electroencephalography) readings from brainwave monitors the participants will be wearing. On the other hand, creative data will feature digital and media artifacts from the artistic process — autonomous responses to the idea of mapping the imaginary or imagined. These outputs will be further correlated and presented as "digital portraits" of artistic process. This presentation shares preliminary trials and theorizations of the project, meditating on the dangers and seductions of mapping the imagination and imagined geographies and its potential possibility to carry out different forms of analysis and representation.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Another History of the Voice: Calypso, Soca and Background Noises
Calypso music has been at the center of the modern Anglo-Caribbean nation state. The calypsonian played a key role in resisting imperialism in the pre-independence period, and, in the post-independence period, calypsonians have been hailed for their ability to keep a check on the power of political elites. Thus calypso has become an important part of nationalist narratives within the Anglo-Caribbean. However, the standard telling of this narrative has tended to drown out a range of Caribbean voices. This presentation examines what is lost when these voices remain indistinctly heard. I argue that finding ways to pay close attention to the background choruses can lead the region to confront persistent problems of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Coming later this year...
April: Christian Anderson, The Astounding Social Geographies of Everyday Life on a Single New York City Street
May: Becca Price, What Do You Know about Evolution?: Assessing Undergraduate Students' Conceptions
June: Sarah Dowling, Animality and Poetic Voice: from Virginia Woolf's "Flush" to Bhanu Kapil's "Humanimal"
Visit this page again soon for more information on these and future presentations. If you have questions regarding the research colloquium series, please contact Meredith Field.
*A one-credit course option is available to graduate students (BCULST/BPOLST 591). The first class meeting of the quarter begins at 3:30pm (location TBD), with the actual colloquium presentation beginning at 4:00pm.
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