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April 2014

Film Screening: Caesar Must Die

April 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Free

Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Caesar Must Die deftly melds narrative and documentary in a transcendently powerful drama-within-a-drama. The film was made in Rome's Rebibbia Prison, where the inmates are preparing to stage Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. After a competitive casting process, the roles are eventually allocated, and the prisoners begin exploring the text, finding in its tale of fraternity, power and betrayal parallels to their own lives and stories. Hardened criminals, many with…

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May 2014

LASER: Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous

May 6, 2014 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Free

UCSC's Institute of the Arts and Sciences invites you to the final LASER of the academic year Tuesday, May 6! Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. Please join us in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 for refreshments at 6:45 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by:   Paul Koch, "Conservation Paleobiology: Mining the Past to Plan for the Future"…

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March 2015

Shakespeare and Music

March 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Free

Shakespeare is famous for his speeches, but the London theaters where his plays took place were also filled with music. "Shakespeare and Music" is a symposium exploring the popular music of Renaissance England, the practice of vocal and instrumental music in Shakespeare's plays, and Shakespeare's meditation on music as a metaphor for his art and its effects. Featuring a keynote address by Ross Duffin, The Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music at Case Western University and author of Shakespeare's Songbook…

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Leonardo Art and Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)

March 31, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Free

Please join us for another Leonardo Art and Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) March 31 in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108. There will be refreshments at 6:45 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by the conceptual artist/photographer Catherine Wagner, Mills College; documentary filmmaker Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, UCSC; composer, artist, and bio-acoustic reseacher David Dunn, UCSC, and archeologist/anthropologist J. Cameron Monroe, UCSC. David Dunn "Communication within the Soundscape" J. Cameron Monroe "Cana in Dahomey - A West African City…

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May 2015

Last LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous) of the Year

May 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Free
IAS-LASER poster-May-2015

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences invites you to final Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) of the year on May 19 in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108. Join us for refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by: • Daniel Press "What is Recycling Good For? The Case of American Paper Today" • Roger Linington "Where Do Medicines Come From? In Search of Therapeutics From the World's Oceans" • Anita Chang "Designing Practices in…

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August 2015

Weekend with Shakespeare: Santa Cruz Shakespeare

August 14, 2015 - August 15, 2015
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map

This two-day event features leading Shakespeare scholars and theater artists who share their insights into this season’s plays through lectures, demonstrations, and discussions. Weekend with Shakespeare offers two options for purchase: a lecture-only package, which allows you to purchase and see the plays on your own schedule; or as a package that includes Premium seating at all three productions over the conference weekend and participation in a post-show discussion with the actors all at a discounted price. Schedule and participants…

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October 2015

DataLex: Privacy, Big Data, & the Law

October 13, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
$99.00
DataLex

Today, across nearly every societal sector, from corrections to education to health care, large-scale data analysis is a widely adopted tool. Our most personal behaviors and traits are regularly quantified by a rapidly growing array of sensors and devices around us. These devices are connected to intelligent systems that can render critical predictions about our conduct and choices—what we will buy, our health, when we will leave our jobs, whether we pay our bills, even whether we will commit crimes.…

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November 2015

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)

November 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Free

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. Please join us in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 for refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by: Giacomo Bernardi "Finding general patterns in the natural world: underwater cuckoos" Emily Brodsky "Stress in Faults" Robin Hunicke "The Art of Play" A. Laurie Palmer “If I were you, I’d call me us”…

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UPDATED TIME: Amalia Mesa-Bains Talk & Film Screening of “Eduardo Carrillo: A Life of Engagement”

November 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Free

Monday, November 9, 2015 6 PM, Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 The Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Museo Eduardo Carrillo invite you to a talk by internationally renowned artist Amalia Mesa-Bains and a screening of the Museo's new 30 minute documentary Eduardo Carrillo: A Life of Engagement. Amalia Mesa-Bains is an artist, scholar, curator, and writer who has been involved in the Chicano artist movement since the 1960s. Dr. Mesa-Bains is a leading altar installation artist,…

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February 2016

LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous)

February 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Free

The institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Arts Division at the University of California, Santa Cruz present: LASER Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. Please join us in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 for refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by: Wes Modes, “A…

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March 2016

Subatlantic: A Screening and Presentation

March 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Free

Arts Division, Film & Digital Media, History of Art & Visual Culture, and the Center for Creative Ecologies presents: Ursula Biemann Swiss video practitioner Ursula Biemann will screen and discuss her recent speculative SF video essay Subatlantic (2015), addressing, among related works and topics, the interdisciplinary-discursive ecotone of geology and climatology merged with human politics and history, as well as her essayistic storytelling and creative imaging. Set in the Shetland Islands, Greenland’s Disco Bay and on a tiny Caribbean Island,…

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May 2016

Patricia Piccinini and Donna Haraway in Conversation

May 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Free

Australian artist Patricia Piccinini will join UC Santa Cruz professor emerita Donna Haraway for a conversation about their shared interest in what Haraway calls "technoculture and speculative fabulations." Patricia Piccinini works in a variety of media, including painting, video, sound, installation, digital prints, and sculpture. In 2014 she was awarded the Artist Award by the Melbourne Art Foundation's Awards for the Visual Arts. She is well known for her invented, hybrid creatures which explore the end limits of evolution, both…

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January 2017

The Land Beneath Our Feet: A film by Sarita Siegel & Gregg Mitman

January 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Land Beneath Our Feet film screening poster

Event Photos:   The IHR Research Cluster on Race, Violence, Inequality, and the Anthropocene presents The Land Beneath Our Feet: A film by Sarita Siegel & Gregg Mitman The Land Beneath Our Feet, a film by Sarita Siegel & Gregg Mitman, follows a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, who returns from the USA with never-before-seen footage of Liberia’s past. The uncovered footage is embraced as a national treasure. Depicting a 1926 corporate land grab, it is also an explosive reminder of…

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February 2017

Dark Deleuze in the Dark

February 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
Dark Deleuze

Andrew Culp’s Dark Deleuze (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) offers a radical reinterpretation of the theorist Gilles Deleuze that challenges today's world of compulsory happiness, decentralized control, and overexposure. Arranged in a series of contraries, Culp’s cataclysmic politics exhorts us to kill our idols and cultivate “hatred for this world.” “Dark Deleuze in the Dark" is a conceptual conversation conducted in the dark with Professor Culp that addresses themes from his work on interruption, un-becoming, and escape. In our age…

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October 2017

IDEA Hub Fall Open House

October 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map
IDEA hub open house oct 11

Engage in social and creative enterprise with a growing community of entrepreneurs at UCSC. Learn about social and creative innovation projects and opportunities. Tour the OpenLap incubator spaces. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:00-5:00 p.m. Digital Arts Research Center Room 108 Schedule of Events: 1:00 p.m.   Information Botths OpenLab Tours Lunch Buffet 1:45 p.m.   Introductions 2:00 p.m.  Current Project Presentations Pitches: Funding Opportunties 3:30 p.m.   Networking Team Formations

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