Umeå Arts Campus (UAC) Research Seminar

The Umeå Arts Campus Research Seminar series is a higher seminar serie organized jointly by all institutions and departments on the arts campus. The intention is that the Campus Research Seminar series should be a resource for researchers within the Arts Campus and through sharing our different perspectives and ways of working-ideas, create productive intersections that can develop new innovative research as well as strengthen the research already going on at the arts campus.

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EVENTS 2015:

John Akomfrah/Vertigo Sea

Dates: 2015-10-25 - 2016-01-17 Venue: Bildmuseet, Umeå University
John Akomfrah's new three-screen film installation Vertigo Sea forms a meditation on man's relationship with the sea: on the role of the sea for migration, in war and conflict, for the history of slavery and colonization. It is a narrative on man and nature, on beauty, violence and on the precariousness of life. Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick and Heathcote Williams' Whale Nation are two literary points of reference.

Artist talk and film screenings Sat 24 Oct at 13:00
Opening Sun 25 Oct at 14:00

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The Politics of Ornament: Articulations of Identity in South African Architecture, 1910-2010

Date: 2015-10-16 Venue: The Auditorium, Umeå School of Architecture
Lecture with Federico Freschi, Executive Dean, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, University of Johannesburg

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Vit Sisler: Czechoslovakia 38-89: Serious Game for Teaching History

Date: 2015-10-09 Venue: HUMlab-X - Umeå Arts Campus
Workshop with Vit Sisler, Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship at Charles University's Faculty of Arts in Prague.

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Digital Heroes: Identity Construction in Iranian Video Games

Date: 2015-10-08 Venue: HUMlab, the Social Sciences Building, Umeå University
Seminar with Vit Sisler, Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship at Charles University's Faculty of Arts in Prague.

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UID Research Talk: User-Centered Design: Past, Present, and Possible Futures

Date: 2015-10-06 Venue: The Auditorium, Umeå Institute of Design
A Conversation with Elizabeth "Liz" Sanders, Associate Professor at the Design Department at The Ohio State University (OSU), and Ron Wakkary, Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University (SFU).

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UID Research Talk: Christopher Alexander, Between Love & Hate

Date: 2015-10-02 Venue: The Art Studio, Umeå Institute of Design
Lecture with Molly Wright Steenson, Associate professor at Carnegie Mellon's School of Design, Pittsburgh.
"Interaction designers and programmers revere Christopher Alexander. So why do many architects hate him? In this talk, I'll unravel the influence of Alexander in design, programming and HCI. What notion of architecture does he bring to these disciplines-and what might architects learn from this influence?"

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