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3-min Science Plays presented by IC Playwriting students

Script-in-hand performances of 3-min plays written in Saviana Condeescu’s PLAYWRITING class, followed by a Q&A with the artists.

Facilitated by Saviana Condeescu, Assistant Professor of Playwriting, Theatre Arts.

(“Science plays” are dramatic texts that address scientific issues, directly or tangentially.

Ultimately they are plays about people who happen to be scientists or science students.)


Saturday, Nov 8, 3.30-4.40 pm, CNS 204.

Useful Social Technology from the Ancient Sea ~

Are there helpful lessons life has already won that humanity can apply as we further integrate our bridging of the “two cultures?” In this Play and Make Session, we will playfully enact two epic moments in life’s creative journey of evolution; photosynthesis and multi-cellularity. We will then collectively utilize this cellular wisdom as a metaphor and a map, as we harvest and document emergent gifts/ideas/understandings/skills/tools/collaborations waiting to arise from the interplay and ecotone of the “two cultures.”

Supporting the Local Music Community – Discussion Session

How we can use technology to support/enhance/grow the local music community?
We would like to engage members of the community to talk about how we can use technology to grow and support the local music scene. These technologies might be the use of social media (Twitter, Facebook), recommender systems (Pandora, Apple iTunes Genius), and content hosting sites (YouTube, Spotify).

This topic relates to the MegsRadio project that the session leaders have been working on for the past few years. MegsRadio is a personalized radio player like Pandora but that focuses on promoting music by local artists. In the coming months, we plan to develop a companion sitethat artists can use to contribute information about their music, as well learn the how listeners respond to their music.

We would hope to attract both local musicians and music fans to discuss how they distribute, promote and consume music. Our hope is that the session will be used to generate ideas thatcan both shape the future of the MegsRadio project and lead to entirely new music technology innovations.

Doug Turnbull, Brian Dozoretz, Adam Peruta

THATCamp Humanities+Science 2014

THATCamp Humanities + Science 2014 will be an exploration and demonstration of the bridge, integration of, and/or collaboration between the Humanities and Sciences.  This event, to be held on November 7-8, 2014, is organized by the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College as part of our celebration of C. P. Snow and his call to bridge the “two cultures.”