Ecologies of Practices Symposium: Prototyping Social Forms: Research-Creation Ateliers with Sha Xin Wei

How can engineers, humanists and artists learn more effectively from each other beyond simply beholding their singular products? Sha Xin Wei proposes a transdisciplinary practice of imagining worlds other than what is at hand, and prototyping those alternatives.

Sha Xin Wei, PhD, Professor and Director of the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University; Director of the Synthesis Center

This talk will address new approaches to collaboration and innovation at the intersection of media, art, environment and technology.

Abstract and biography

CU and CMCI welcome acclaimed artist and scholar Sha Xin Wei who will deliver a keynote lecture as the centerpiece of a two-day event including a Public Lecture, Workshop, Roundtable, and Closing Reception. Organized by the Department of Critical Media Practices the event will open a space for collaboration and exchange at the intersection of media, art, environment and technology.

Drawing upon the model of “ecologies of practices”, Professor Sha Xin Wei will serve as the keynote and central figure in a series of events which are designed to bring together interdisciplinary practitioners and practices that traverse media arts, film, performing arts, music, computer science, geography, information science, media studies, communication and engineering. The aim is to foster an intensive dialogue around ways of knowing and doing across disciplines associated with making and performing in, with and through media.

The event is designed to engage broad participation from across campus, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and the local community. No registration or RSVP is necessary to attend.

Funded by CMCI and a Roser Grant from the CU Center for Humanities and Arts. Organized by the Department of Critical Media Practices in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) with kind support from Nature, Environment, Science and Technology (NEST) Studio, Center for Media Art and Performance (CMAP), Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP), CMCI Studio and the ATLAS Institute.

Photo: SERRA (Khintirian, Laurin, Ingalls, Sha, O Vertigo + Synthesis)

Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Roser ATLAS Center, ATLAS 100, Cofrin Auditorium
1125 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309