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"Stochastic Confabulation" Art Exhibit by visiting Artist Casey REAS

Oct 30, 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2017

Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit Casey Reas 11/2/17 – 12/1/17

Artist lecture and gallery opening reception set for Nov 2 at 5pm

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery will present “Stochastic Confabulation” featuring several of the more recent video projections created by artist Casey Reas, to run Nov. 2 through Dec. 1.

This exhibition will feature three immersive projections which are composed by using “processing,” which is the language of coding that Reas is known for helping to create. Visitors will be invited to sit within the gallery and view the projections individually and as a whole. The sound from each projection will overlap and the viewers are invited to adjust the mixer themselves in order to fine tune their experience.

"Casey Reas is a pioneer in the area of digital fine art and computer programing. His investigations of critical data as visualization and developing visual form are an inspiration to art practitioners, designers and programmers working with interdisciplinary new media around the world. We are honored to have him exhibit his work and speak at Cal Poly."- James Werner, Assistant Professor of Media Arts

About the Artist

The exhibit will open with a talk by Reas at 5 p.m. Thursday Nov. 2 in the Berg Gallery on the ground floor of Architecture and Environmental Design (Bldg. 5) on campus. A reception will follow at 6p.m. in the gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34).

Casey REAS (a k a Casey Edwin Barker Reas, C. E. B. Reas)
Born 1972 in Troy, Ohio. Lives and works in Los Angeles.
Reas' software, prints, and installations have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Recent venues include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent commissions have been awarded by the New World Symphony in Miami and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Reas' work is in a range of private and public collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Reas is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences as well as a bachelor’s degree from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. With Ben Fry, Reas initiated Processing in 2001. Processing is an open source programming language and environment for the visual arts. 

Conversations with Palm Theatre Founder, Jim Dee

Oct 11, 2017


Join the STS minor program in a conversation with local business owner and Cal Poly alum, Jim Dee to learn about filmmaking and the power of good story-telling.  Dee will also screen the 2006 independent film, "The Visitor" directed by Tom McCarthy.

Please join us on Tuesday October 17th in ATL Room 2 1:30pm-4:00pm. For more info, please contact 756-1205/sts@calpoly.edu.

Professor Coleen Carrigan Awarded NSF Grant

Oct 2, 2017


This summer, Doctor Coleen Carrigan was part of a collaborative research team that was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The grant proposal, entitled "The NAVIGATE Project: A Case-Study Approach to Overcoming Barriers to Advancement for Women in STEM", uses an innovative graduate training program to help students "overcome workplace adversity caused by bias, inequity, and discrimination."  More specifically the researchers wish to test a case study method in training women graduate students how to navigate around complex gender issues and barriers in STEM disciplines.

An Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Department, Dr. Carrigan is a feminist anthropologist who teaches courses that contribute to the Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology minor.  She previously won a NSF grant for her work on the LATTICE project. 

Please help us congratulate Dr. Carrigan on this wonderful achievement!

The Vervet Forest

Screening & Discussion with Visiting Filmmaker Kyle Salazar 10.3.17

Sep 22, 2017


On Tuesday, October 3rd STS will sponsor a screening and discussion of visiting filmmaker Kyle Salazar's award winning documentary "The Vervet Forest".   This documentary tells the story of five orphaned Vervet monkeys in South Africa.  It explores the causes of animal habitat destruction, the role of humans in a struggling ecosystem, and how understanding the connection between ourselves and our environment can inspire positive change.  

Director Kyle Salazar is at once an ethnographic filmmaker and a poet.  He combines the storytelling techniques of Hollywood cinema with the run and gun mindset of a traveler assimilating into foreign cultures. 

ATL Building 7 Room 2, Tuesday October 3rd 1:30 PM.

STS Student to work on $15 Million USAID Sustainable Wash Systems project

Mar 17, 2017


Environmental Engineering major, and Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology (STS) minor, Kimmy Pugel will be moving to Boulder, CO to help change the world by doing work in sustainable water and sanitation.

Pugel has been accepted into the Civil Systems PhD Program (5 years of funding) and will be a key team member for a $15 Million USAID Sustainable Wash Systems project.

STS Professor works to advance cultural change at Cal Poly

Mar 8, 2017


Coleen Carrigan is on a mission to make Cal Poly a more inclusive environment through her Advancing Cultural Change (ACC) project. Carrigan, her Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANT 201) students and research assistants are working collectively to unearth and combat exclusionary behaviors on campus.

ISLA Director, Dr. Lehr representing Women in Technology

Feb 23, 2017


Dr. Lehr, our very own ISLA Director, is a keynote speaker at the Women in Technology  Dinner on February 22, 2017. This event is sponsored by Softec and MINDBODY.

Keynote speakers will lead a discussion on how to attract and retain talent. 

Film Screening of ‘The Mind of Mark Defriest’ and Q&A with Filmmaker, Gabriel London

Feb 23, 2017


Filmmaker, Gabriel London, visited San Luis Obispo this past weekend as a keynote speaker for the Change the Status Quo Conference held on February 17-18, 2017 at Cal Poly. 

Filmmaker Gabriel London to visit & screen "The Mind of Mark Defriest" at Cal Poly on February 17, 2017

Feb 8, 2017


Film Screening of ‘The Mind of Mark Defriest’ and Q&A with Filmmaker, Gabriel London

Filmmaker, Gabriel London will be on hand for a special screening of his film “The Mind of Mark Defriest” at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, in the PAC/Pavillion

Cal Poly STS students travel to DC to film Presidential Inauguration & the Women's March in Washington

Feb 7, 2017


On January 24, 2017, KCBX (Central Coast Public Radio) invited three Cal Poly students to the KCBX studio to hear their about their experience traveling to Washington DC for the weekend of January 19-22.

Cal Poly students, Daniel Hornett, an STS Media Arts and Society Technology minor, Michallynn Hoffman and Nesrine Majzoub went to DC to document the historic weekend.

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