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Thursday, October 16
 

5:45pm PDT

Assoc. Dean Tamara Underiner, Opening Remarks - Symposium Launch

Tamara Underiner is Associate Dean for Research for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and Associate Professor in the School of Film, Dance and theatre, where she directs the Ph.D. program in Theatre and Performance of the Americas. As Associate Dean, she convenes the Herberger Research Council, serves as the liaison between Herberger faculty and ASU\s Office for Knowledge Enterprise Development, assists in the identification of funding opportunities and development of grant proposals, and helps link Herberger faculty to other faculty across ASU who share similar research interests. Her own research is in the area of the arts and cultural wellbeing.

She will offer welcoming remarks and open the Symposium.  


Moderators
avatar for Garth Paine

Garth Paine

Associate Professor in Digital Sound and Interactive Media, Arizona State University|Tempe|Arizona|USA
Garth is particularly fascinated with sound as an experiential medium, both in musical performance and as an exhibitable object. This passion has led to several interactive responsive environments where the inhabitant generates the sonic landscape through their presence and behav... Read More →

Speakers
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Tamara Underiner

Tamara Underiner is Associate Dean for Research for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and Associate Professor in the School of Film, Dance and theatre, Arizona State University
Tamara Underiner is Associate Dean for Research for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and Associate Professor in the School of Film, Dance and theatre, where she directs the Ph.D. program in Theatre and Performance of the Americas. As Associate Dean, she convenes the... Read More →


Thursday October 16, 2014 5:45pm - 6:00pm PDT
ASU Art Museum 51 E 10th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
  Symposium, Paper
  • Abstract Tamara Underiner is Associate Dean for Research for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and Associate Professor in the School of Film, Dance and theatre, where she directs the Ph.D. program in Theatre and Performance of the Americas. As Associate Dean, she convenes the Herberger Research Council, serves as the liaison between Herberger faculty and ASUs Office for Knowledge Enterprise Development, assists in the identification of funding opportunities and development of grant proposals, and helps link Herberger faculty to other faculty across ASU who share similar research interests. Her own research is in the area of the arts and cultural wellbeing. She will offer welcoming remarks and open the Symposium.
 
Friday, October 17
 

8:30am PDT

Opening Welcome and Blessing by "Kieg Mek Ne'edham kc Kehindam" from the Gu Achi District, Tohono O'odham Nation
Limited Capacity seats available

Opening Welcome and Blessing by "Kieg Mek Ne'edham kc Kehindam" from the Gu Achi District, Tohono O'odham Nation, led by Simon Lopez, traditional singer, curer, and cowboy.


Moderators
JS

J. Seth Schermerhorn

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Hamilton College
Seth Schermerhorn is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Hamilton College. He specializes in the interdisciplinary study of the indigenous religious traditions of the southwest, particularly O'odham pilgrimages to Magdalena, Sonora.


Friday October 17, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

9:30am PDT

Sally L. Kitch Director of the Institute for Humanities Research - Opening Remarks
Opening remarks from the Director of the Institute for Humanities Research, ASU

Moderators
avatar for Garth Paine

Garth Paine

Associate Professor in Digital Sound and Interactive Media, Arizona State University|Tempe|Arizona|USA
Garth is particularly fascinated with sound as an experiential medium, both in musical performance and as an exhibitable object. This passion has led to several interactive responsive environments where the inhabitant generates the sonic landscape through their presence and behav... Read More →

Speakers
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Sally Kitch

Director of the Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University
Sally L. Kitch is the founding Director of the Institute for Humanities Research and Regents' Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. She came to ASU from Ohio State University, where she was a professor of Women's Studies until 2006 and chaired the... Read More →


Friday October 17, 2014 9:30am - 9:40am PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
  Symposium, Introduction
  • Abstract Opening remarks from the Director of the Institute for Humanities Research, ASU

9:40am PDT

Introduction to the Listen(n) Project - Garth Paine
Limited Capacity seats available

Garth Paine

Speakers
avatar for Garth Paine

Garth Paine

Associate Professor in Digital Sound and Interactive Media, Arizona State University|Tempe|Arizona|USA
Garth is particularly fascinated with sound as an experiential medium, both in musical performance and as an exhibitable object. This passion has led to several interactive responsive environments where the inhabitant generates the sonic landscape through their presence and behav... Read More →



Friday October 17, 2014 9:40am - 10:00am PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

10:00am PDT

Listening to the Land: Sound Ecologies in O'odham Words, Stories, and Songs
Limited Capacity seats available

“Listening to the Land: Sound Ecologies in O'odham Words, Stories, and Songs” 

O'odham have been keen observers of life in the desert from time immemorial. Naturally, these observations engage all of the senses, accumulating knowledge about particular species and also relationships between them. This roundtable explores some aspects of O’odham Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) by considering some of the ways in which sound ecology is encoded in the onomatopoetic aspects of the O'odham language, stories about listening to voices in the land, and bird songs that map routes of travel and record history.   

Ofelia Zepeda is a MacArthur Fellow and a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. She is well-known scholarly for her work on the O'odham language in linguistics, her advocacy for indigenous language revitalization and maintenance, and her poetry in both English and O'odham.

David Martinez is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. He specializes in American Indian intellectual history, art and aesthetics, and folklore studies.

Simon Lopez is a cowboy, curer, and traditional singer.

Seth Schermerhorn is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Hamilton College. He specializes in the interdisciplinary study of the indigenous religious traditions of the southwest, particularly O'odham pilgrimages to Magdalena, Sonora.



Moderators
JS

J. Seth Schermerhorn

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Hamilton College
Seth Schermerhorn is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Hamilton College. He specializes in the interdisciplinary study of the indigenous religious traditions of the southwest, particularly O'odham pilgrimages to Magdalena, Sonora.

Speakers
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Simon Lopez

Tohono O’odham Nation
Tohono O’odham traditional singer, curer, and cowboy.
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David Martinez

Associate Professor of American Indian Studies, Arizona State University
David Martinez is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. He specializes in American Indian intellectual history, art and aesthetics, and folklore studies.
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Ofelia Zepeda

Professor of Linguistics, University of Arizona
Ofelia Zepeda is a MacArthur Fellow and a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. She is well-known scholarly for her work on the O'odham language in linguistics, her advocacy for indigenous language revitalization and maintenance, and her poetry in both English and... Read More →



Friday October 17, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

11:30am PDT

Art, Science - Ecologies of Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Gordon Knox, Greg Esser. ASU Museum.

The presentation will provide an overview of Desert Initiative, a regional and global collaboration connecting desert communities through artist-led research and projects that investigate pressing critical issues of our time and place as contemporary societies in urbanizing desert environments.

The presentation will examine the potential for collaboration between artists, scientists and other researchers to drive innovation, shift cultural behaviors, communicate ideas and find solutions to challenges. Through a series of collaborative, artist-driven projects, Desert Initiative is developing a new post-disciplinary framework to forge new pathways into a more resilient future and cultivating ecologies of change.

 

Moderators
avatar for Garth Paine

Garth Paine

Associate Professor in Digital Sound and Interactive Media, Arizona State University|Tempe|Arizona|USA
Garth is particularly fascinated with sound as an experiential medium, both in musical performance and as an exhibitable object. This passion has led to several interactive responsive environments where the inhabitant generates the sonic landscape through their presence and behav... Read More →

Speakers
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Greg Esser

Desert Initiative Director. ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University
Greg Esser is currently Desert Initiative Director for ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, a program that seeks to link desert communities regionally and globally through interdisciplinary arts-based research and projects. He is co-founder and co-editor of AR... Read More →
GK

Gordon Knox

Director, ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University
Gordon Knox is the Director of Arizona State University Art Museum. Previously Gordon Knox lead Global Initiatives at the Stanford Humanities Lab where he identified, developed and implemented international projects that combine the understandings and techniques of the humanities... Read More →



Friday October 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
  Symposium, Panel
  • Abstract The presentation will provide an overview of Desert Initiative, a regional and global collaboration connecting desert communities through artist-led research and projects that investigate pressing critical issues of our time and place as contemporary societies in urbanizing desert environments. The presentation will examine the potential for collaboration between artists, scientists and other researchers to drive innovation, shift cultural behaviors, communicate ideas and find solutions to challenges. Through a series of collaborative, artist-driven projects, Desert Initiative is developing a new post-disciplinary framework to forge new pathways into a more resilient future and cultivating ecologies of change.

12:00pm PDT

Interdisciplinary Dialogue - Ecologies of Change
Ron Broglio, Sabine Feisst, Thomas Puleo, Adriene Jenik, Kevin McHugh, Sha Xin Wei, Mark Lussier

This panel will discuss the possibilities and implications of a posthuman phenomenology. What does it mean to listen to a radical other and how does one appeal to the ear of the other--be it human, nonhuman, inhuman, living or dead, stranger or friend. How is dialogue possible and what are some models?  

Moderators
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Ron Broglio

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University
Ron Broglio's research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment. His book Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) asks what is an animal phenomenology and how... Read More →

Speakers
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Sabine Feisst

Professor of Music, School of Music, Arizona State University
Sabine Feisst is professor of Music (School of Music), Senior Sustainability Scholar (Global Institute of Sustainability), and Faculty Honors adviser (Barrett Honors College). She holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the Free University of Berlin, a master’s degree in French Literature... Read More →
AJ

Adriene Jenik

Director, ASU Herberger Institute School of Art
Adriene Jenik began at the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art on July 1, 2009 as its director. She is a telecommunications media artist who has been working for over 20 years as a teacher, curator, administrator, and engineer. Her works combine "high" technology and human desire to propos... Read More →
JK

Jennifer Kitson

Lecturer, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Jen Kitson is an urban cultural geographer with research interests in the sensuality and materiality of urban environs. She employs aesthetic modes of apprehension—sensing, feeling, affect—and techniques of art in amplifying forms of social life. Jen’s dissertation research... Read More →
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Mark Lussier

Professor and Chair of English, Arizona State University
Mark Lussier is a Professor and Chair of English at Arizona State University. He is the author of Romantic Dynamics: The Poetics of Physicality (1999) and Blake, Lacan, and the Critique of Culture (which will be published in 2010). He was co-editor of Perspective as a Problem in the... Read More →
KM

Kevin McHugh

Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Kevin McHugh has been in Geography at Arizona State University since 1985, when he moved to ASU from the University of Southern California where he held a joint appointment in Geography and the School of Urban Planning. He has held various posts in the Population, Urban, Qualitative... Read More →
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Thomas Puleo

Assistant Professor, School of Politics & Global Studies, Arizona State University
BA Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz MA Geography, San Francisco State University PhD Geography, University of California, Los Angeles My youth was marked by labor in my family's iron working business and study in Catholic elementary and high schools, the first with... Read More →
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Sha Xin Wei

Director, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Arizona State University
Sha Xin Wei, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the School of Arts, Media + Engineering at ASU. Sha also directs the Synthesis Center for responsive environments and improvisation with colleagues in AME and affiliate research centers. From 2005–2013 Dr. Sha was the Canada Research... Read More →



Friday October 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

2:00pm PDT

Listen(n) Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Garth Paine, Daniel Gilfillan, Sabine Feisst, Leah Barclay

Speakers
avatar for Leah Barclay

Leah Barclay

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University
Co-Chair, Sonic Environments (www.sonicenvironments.org)
SF

Sabine Feisst

Professor of Music, School of Music, Arizona State University
Sabine Feisst is professor of Music (School of Music), Senior Sustainability Scholar (Global Institute of Sustainability), and Faculty Honors adviser (Barrett Honors College). She holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the Free University of Berlin, a master’s degree in French Literature... Read More →
DG

Daniel Gilfillan

Associate Professor of German Studies and Information Literacy, Arizona State University
Daniel Gilfillan (Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2000) is Associate Professor of German Studies and Information Literacy at Arizona State University in the School of International Letters and Cultures, and Faculty Affiliate in Film and Media Studies and Jewish Studies. His research... Read More →
avatar for Garth Paine

Garth Paine

Associate Professor in Digital Sound and Interactive Media, Arizona State University|Tempe|Arizona|USA
Garth is particularly fascinated with sound as an experiential medium, both in musical performance and as an exhibitable object. This passion has led to several interactive responsive environments where the inhabitant generates the sonic landscape through their presence and behav... Read More →



Friday October 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

2:30pm PDT

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology - Eric Leonardson
Limited Capacity seats available

Special presentation - Eric Leonardson is the chair of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology and will discuss the practice, history and conceptual basis for Acoustic Ecology. http://wfae.proscenia.net

The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), founded in 1993, is an international association of affiliated organizations and individuals in Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia that share a common concern with the state of the world's soundscapes. WFAE members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of individuals engaged in the study of the social, cultural and ecological aspects of the sonic environment.

International WFAE conferences are held throughout the world with the most recent ones hosted in Mexico City (2009), Koli Finland (2010), and Corfu Greece (2011). 

WFAE'S Mission:

WFAE works in collaboration with its world-wide network of Affiliated Organizations to promote:

Education - in listening to the soundscape, sharpening aural awareness and deepening listeners' understanding of environmental sounds and their meanings

Research and Study - of the social, cultural, scientific and ecological aspects of the sonic environment

Publishing and Distributing of information and research on Acoustic Ecology.

Protecting and Preserving existing natural soundscapes and times and places of quiet. 

Designing and Creating healthy and acoustically balanced sonic environments.


 

Moderators
avatar for Leah Barclay

Leah Barclay

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University
Co-Chair, Sonic Environments (www.sonicenvironments.org)

Speakers
avatar for Eric Leonardson

Eric Leonardson

Adjunct Associate Professor Sound, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Eric Leonardson is a Chicago-based composer, radio artist, sound designer, instrument inventor, improvisor, visual artist, and teacher. He has devoted a majority of his professional career to unorthodox approaches to sound and its instrumentation with a broad understanding of texture... Read More →




Friday October 17, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
  Symposium, Panel
  • Abstract Eric Leonardson: “Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening” What is "Ethical Listening"? This presentation introduces the fundamental role of listening in everyday experience, the arts, sciences, and humanities. As 2014 is the centennial year of the death of “Martha” the last passenger pigeon, a species that once flourished in North America by the billions, and hunted to extinction within less than a century. Ethical listening offers one non-obvious way to balance information with intuition, and reflection, about animal encounters in the urban wilderness, with hope for the possibilities of social and ecological recovery from extinction. Recent global and local activities in sound making and listening offer models for public engagement in soundscape awareness and critical citizenship.

3:00pm PDT

Arts and climate change - Ricardo Dal Farra
Limited Capacity seats available

Special presentation on arts, science and global warming. Ricardo Dal Farra (Montreal, Canada) - Founder of the Balance-Unbaanlce conference.  http://www.balance-unbalance2015.org

Arts & Climate Change

We are living in a world reaching a critical point where the equilibrium between a healthy environment, the energy our society needs to maintain or improve this lifestyle and the interconnected economies could pass more quickly than expected from the current complex balance to a complete new reality where unbalance would be the rule and human beings would need to be as creative as never before to survive. Environmental problems, economic uncertainty and political complexity have been around for a long time. What was different before was the speed and depth of transformations compared with today’s sudden changes. The frequent occurrence and severity that certain weather and climate-related events are having around us is increasing, and the ability of human beings on modifying adjacent surroundings as well as distant places have turn into a power capable of altering the planet. Have electronic art a role in all this? Have electronic artists a responsibility in this context? Aiming to use electronic art as a catalyst with the intent of engendering a deeper awareness and creating lasting intellectual working partnerships in solving our global environmental crisis, three robust initiatives were launched: Balance-Unbalance, ‘art! ⋈climate’ (with the Red Cross Climate Centre) and EChO.


Moderators
avatar for Garth Paine

Garth Paine

Associate Professor in Digital Sound and Interactive Media, Arizona State University|Tempe|Arizona|USA
Garth is particularly fascinated with sound as an experiential medium, both in musical performance and as an exhibitable object. This passion has led to several interactive responsive environments where the inhabitant generates the sonic landscape through their presence and behav... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Dal Farra

Ricardo Dal Farra

Associate Professor, Music, Concordia University
Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra is professor of electroacoustic music and media arts at Concordia University, Canada, and director of the Electronic Arts Research Centre (CEIArtE) at the National University of Tres de Febrero, Argentina.He has been director of Hexagram, the Centre for Research-Creation... Read More →




Friday October 17, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

4:30pm PDT

Reflections on the future possibilities
Limited Capacity seats available

Plenary

Speakers
SF

Sabine Feisst

Professor of Music, School of Music, Arizona State University
Sabine Feisst is professor of Music (School of Music), Senior Sustainability Scholar (Global Institute of Sustainability), and Faculty Honors adviser (Barrett Honors College). She holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the Free University of Berlin, a master’s degree in French Literature... Read More →
DG

Daniel Gilfillan

Associate Professor of German Studies and Information Literacy, Arizona State University
Daniel Gilfillan (Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2000) is Associate Professor of German Studies and Information Literacy at Arizona State University in the School of International Letters and Cultures, and Faculty Affiliate in Film and Media Studies and Jewish Studies. His research... Read More →



Friday October 17, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
GIOS - 4th Floor Room 481 294 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281