Thursday, May 03, 2012

WordCamp Milwaukee

"WordCamp Milwaukee is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordCamps are open to and users alike."

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program Open for Submissions

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program provides grants directly to individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art. The grant program is spearheaded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its broader Arts Writing Initiative and is administered by Creative Capital . 

The grant program was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. 

The program, which issues awards for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing, aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. 

To be eligible, an applicant must be an individual; an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or practitioner in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts; a United States citizen, permanent resident of the U.S., or holder of an O-1 visa; at least 25 years old; and a published author (specific publication requirements vary depending on project type category). Please note that work published in college newspapers and undergraduate student-run publications will not be considered toward the published author requirement. 

The program supports approximately twenty to twenty-five projects each year. Grants range from $3,000 to $50,000, depending on the needs and scope of the project. 

For complete guidelines, detailed eligibility requirements, an FAQ, and the online application form, visit the program's Web site. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Special Silent Film Event FREE

SPECIAL SILENT FILM EVENT.  Wednesday, April 25th at the Oriental Theater.  RSVP deadline, Tues. Apr. 24th

Milwaukee Film is excited to partner with UWM’s Center for International Education’s (CIE) conference entitled World Cinemas, Global Networks to host a screening of G.W. Pabst’s silent film, Pandora’s Box (1929), complete with live musical accompaniment by internationally renowned Swedish film score composer, Matti Bye.
Regarded as a classic Weimar film, Pandora's Box follows the life of Lulu (Louise Brooks), whose naïve and uninhibited sexuality create a downward spiral for her promising future. Lulu's incendiary behavior attracts the attention of anyone that encounters her, but ultimately leads to the destruction of those closest to her. This unique event will showcase the tremendously talented Bye, who has performed live accompaniments at the TIFF Silent Film Days in Tromso, Norway; the Cinéma du Panthéon in Paris, France; Silent Film Festival in San Francisco; the Kino Arsenal in Berlin, Germany; the Silent Film Festival in Pordenone, Italy; Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as at various other international locations. Bye is regarded as one of the most important Swedish film score composers, with credits that include the Ingmar Bergman documentary Images from the Playground (2009) and Everlasting Moments (2009).

The screening takes place on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm at the Landmark Oriental Theatre.
For this special screening, Milwaukee Film is offering up this FREE screening to the general public. You can request up to 2 free tickets and RSVP is mandatory - Just click here to fill out the RSVP form and you're all set. Limited seating is available for non-Milwaukee Film members, so please RSVP by Tuesday, April 24.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entires 2012

The Milwaukee Film Festival has recently opened their Call for Entires for 2012. All submissions are FREE and they welcome all lengths and genres of films.

As a bonus: Filmmakers that reside in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Ozaukee,  Walworth and Washington counties are also eligible for the Cream City Cinema Award, which includes over $30,000 in filmmaker services.

More info including application, FAQs, and rules and regulations can be found on their website

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pre-Occupy Symposium

Friday, April 13, 2012
1:30 pm Curtin 175

The Pre-Occupy symposium will address how earlier occupations and protests in California and Wisconsin set the stage for current occupations across the globe. The Center for 21st Century Studies contends that this acted as forms of pre-acceleration or incipient movement without which Occupy Wall Street may have never happened.

Speakers include:

George Ciccariello-Maher (Drexel): "From Oscar Grant to Occupy: The Long Arc of Rebellion in Oakland"

Joshua Clover (UC-Davis): "The Coming Occupation"

Dan S. Wang (Columbia College) "Zuccotti Sans Rotunda, or The Uneven Spaces of Occupation"

There will also be a poetry reading by Joshua Clover
Saturday, April 14
7:00 pm Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust Street, Milwaukee

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Hasan Elahi

While researching other Digital Arts & Culture communities, I came across Hasan Elahi, a professor at the University of Maryland.

For those of you who don't know Elahi, he is an interdisciplinary media artist with an emphasis on technology and media. Oh yeah, he is also on the US government terrorist watch list. Since being on this list, he started documenting every waking hour of his life. He posts copies of all his debit card transactions showing what he bought, where he bought it, and when. He even keeps a GPS device in his pocket that is connect to a real-time map to show his physical location. The government can go to his website whenever they want to see where he is and what he is doing. He has had hits from the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense, and the Executive Office of the President.

Elahi is taking away the secrecy of his information by disclosing it to the public- therefore taking away its value and making it worthless. He refers to this as using "market sources".

For more information check out Hasan Elahi on the Colbert Report.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Pre-Occupy Symposium

Pre-Occupy Symposium
1:30pm Curtin 175

This symposium addresses how earlier occupations and protests in California and in Wisconsin set the stage for current occupations across the globe. Such pre-acceleration or incipient movement without which Occupy Wall street may never have happened.

In this talk George Ciccariello-Maher, "From Oscar Grant to Occupy: The Long Arc of Rebellion in Oakland", will focus on one central aspect of the pre-occupy Oakland landscape: the 2009-2010 rebellions that shook hands with the murder of Oscar Grant. 

Joshua Clover
"The Coming Occupation"
A brief and partial history, both social and intellectual, of a certain tendency which would take part in the organizing of the 2009-2010 occupations, etc. in the UC system; its origins and its connections beyond UC and California; its political orientation and ensuing implications for strategy and tactics of struggle; and what role all this would play, directly and indirectly, in the formation and existence of Occupy Oakland, particularly regarding its difference from other Occupy venues.

Dan S. Wang
"Zuccotti Sans Rotunda, or the Uneven Spaces of Occupation"

This event is organized by Richard Grusin (C21) and Annie McClanahan (English)


There is a poetry reading by Joshua Clover
Sunday, April 14, 2012
7:30 pm Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust Street, Milwaukee
Cost: Free

For more information please visit:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Timothy Lenoir, "Premediating Neurofutures: Brain-Machine Interfaces and the New New Media"

This Friday Timothy Lenoir will give a talk that will trace lines of convergence among several areas of neuroscience, engineering, and computational media that raise prospects for not only realizing early dreams of human augmentation via man-computer symbiosis, but also of possibly transforming the human being as we know it in radical ways.

He will look specifically at current work in brain-machine interfaces used in therapeutic neuroprosthetics, and will address the research being done in the cognitive neuroscience on the role of affect in decision making, as well as on the leveraging of next-generation social media and smart devices as the "brain-machine" interfaces for measuring, data-mining, modeling, and mapping affect.

Friday, March 30
3:30 pm
Curtin 118
Free and open to the public

Also if you are interested...

Brown bag lunch with Timothy Lenoir
Friday, March 30
12 noon, Curtin 939

Who is Timothy Lenoir? He is he Kimberly Jenkins Chair for New Technologies in Society at Duke University, and is the founder and co-director of GreaterThanGames, which is a multidisciplinary lab at Duke that focuses on the development of transmedia, alternate reality games. Turning Swords to Ploughshares (, a training and simulation game-based learning environment for workers and students in the field of peace and conflict resolution.

Click here for more information.

Peck School of the Arts is looking for a Communications Assistant

Peck School of the Arts is looking for a Communications Assistant. It is an ideal position for recent graduates and is an entry level job.

As a Communications Assistant you will work closely with the Marketing Specialist, Director of Marketing, and Creative specialist to help write material, manage information, track media hits, and build the Peck School of the Arts' social media platform to increase visibility for the school among prospective and currant students and the community at large. The Communications Assistant needs to be a creative writer and a team player with a passion for social media as they will need t o keep the Peck School of the Arts at the forefront of new social media trends.

Other Key activities include: manage, implement and maintain all social media campaigns for School, update and help monitor the school’s website content on a regular basis, implement email marketing efforts, create web pages following CMS system and brand guidelines, design print materials as needed, track online marketing efforts, and perform general office and event management support.

Click here for more details.