Swindler: This ≠ That

Posted 4 years 5 months ago
Swindler colored print

The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts presents a lecture by assistant professor of art Jon Swindler on Wednesday March 27 at 4 p.m. in room S150 of the lamar Dodd School of Art. The lecture, part of the 2012-23 Fellows Lecture Series in the Willson Center, is titled "This ≠ That: Mediation and Accumulation."

Swindler's talk will focus on two recent printmaking-based projects generated during an artist residency in Venice, Italy.

A printmaker, Swindler is one of our great young art faculty members. And who among us doesn't love Venice? This should be good.


Origin of Life

Posted 4 years 6 months ago
origin of life cartoon depiction

The Origins Lecture Series continues next week with the Origin of Life by series founder and chair of the division of biological sciences, Mark Farmer:

The origin of life remains one of the great unsolved mysteries in all of science.  Late in life Charles Darwin speculated that life may have begun in “a warm little pond” but today we think it more likely that the earliest life forms emerged in the dark depths of the early Earth’s oceans.  Even the simplest of cells is marvelously complex and for this reason there are those who feel that such complexity could not have arisen from...

The allure of machines

Posted 4 years 6 months ago

Bernie Lubell is an installation artist based in San Francisco who has long championed the power of human-machine interaction to unlock creative energy. If that sounds hokey, just consider one of his pieces:

It's that kind of human interaction that he has keyed into with his work, which he will discuss during a lecture at the Lamar Dodd School of Art on Tuesday March 19 at 5:30 p.m. in room S151.

His UGA lecture on "The Etiology of Innocence," which will begin with a detailed discussion of his room-sized heart simulation, is a tour of 13 of his interactive wood...

Cobb to give Founders Day and Global Georgia lectures

Posted 4 years 8 months ago

Our favorite historian, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor in the History of the American South James C. Cobb, kicks of the Global Georgia Initiative with a lecture at 4 p.m. in the Chapel on Jan. 29:

He will discuss "De-Mystifying Dixie: Southern History and Culture in Global Perspective."

"My hope is to demonstrate that much of the South's perceived weirdness relative to the rest of the United States falls away when it is viewed in global context," said Cobb of his Global Georgia lecture. "In other words, seen as ‘a part of the world,' it seems less ‘a world apart...

UGA welcomes noted Russian expert on Memory Laws

Posted 4 years 8 months ago

History and openness sometimes clash when representing conflicting interests within a society. When a nation or continent with a rich history evolves to the point of honesty and openness about its past, some ugly chapters must be dealt with, even taught to its students, and often laws are put in place to codify how (and that) this should be done. These are called Memory Laws and several have emerged in Europe over the course of the last century. At the end of January, one noted authority on such laws will visit the Franklin College to speak at UGA:

Nikolay Koposov, currently a...