In November 2012, Technē hosted its inaugural event, Media Mobilities: surveilling the intersection of art, mobile technologies, and ubiquitous computing. Presenting at the one-day colloquium were internationally recognized UB faculty, guest artists, performances, and UB students. As a keynote performance for the event, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid presented his most recent music and ideas from the The Book of Ice. Also presenting were Hasan Elahi, Jill Magid, Teri Rueb, Mark Shepard with respondents Jason Farman (University of Maryland) and Elise Morrison (Yale University).
Han Lixun, the chief designer for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony will present at the UB Center for the Arts Screening Room on March 9 at 10:30am. Discussing his process for designing the spectacular ceremony, Lixun will address the conceptualization of the games, his collaborations with architects and engineers, the development of media and lighting devices, and the intersection of arts and technology after the Games. Lixun's visit is made possible made possible through the Confucius Institute at the University at Buffalo and the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, and is part of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Upstate New York Regional Section Spring Conference. The presentation will last one-hour with a fifteen-minute period for questions and answers. The event is free and open to the public.
For a full listing of events March 9: http://upstateny.usitt.org/Events.html