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Mar
7
Tue
Spring Break Work-a-Thon @ 112 Old Horticulture, LEADR
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spring Break Work-a-Thon @ 112 Old Horticulture, LEADR | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

It’s Spring Break, which means a time to relax… and a time to get some work done! Join us in LEADR for the day to get some work done together. Bring whatever you’d like to work on, and there will be people available to provide assistance and/or to bounce around ideas. There will also be coffee, pizza, and various snacks to keep the energy up. Feel free to drop in for the whole day or just for an hour!

Anyone – graduate students, faculty, undergraduates, staff – is welcome to join us for this co-working day.

Digital humanities / digital scholarship experts who will be available are:

  • Kristen Mapes, Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts and Letters
  • Brandon Locke, Director of LEADR
  • Megan Kudzia, Digital Scholarship Technology Librarian
  • Devin Higgins, Digital Library Programmer

Find out more.

Aug
16
Wed
Digital Humanities Summer Work-a-Thon @ Linton Hall, Room 9
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Digital Humanities Summer Work-a-Thon @ Linton Hall, Room 9 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Summer is wrapping up, which means you probably need to power through some work before the semester gets underway! Join us in Linton Hall for the day, August 16 (9am-5pm) to get some work done together. Bring whatever you’d like to work on, and there will be people available to provide assistance and/or to bounce around ideas. There will also be coffee, pizza, and various snacks to keep the energy up. Feel free to drop in for the whole day or just for an hour!

Anyone – graduate students, faculty, undergraduates, staff – is welcome to join us for this co-working day. Digital humanities / digital scholarship experts who will be available are (with a more detailed scheduling coming soon):

  • Kristen Mapes, Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts and Letters
  • Devin Higgins, Digital Library Programmer
  • Scout Calvert, Data Librarian
  • Megan Kudzia, Digital Scholarship Technology Librarian
Jan
20
Sat
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Jan 20 – Mar 10 all-day
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT
A Solo Exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro T. Acierto, MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies
January 19 – March 10, 2018
RECEPTION January 19, 6-8PM, REMARKS 7PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6-8PM for the opening reception for In the absence of sight, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro T. Acierto at (SCENE) Metrospace. Opening Remarks will be offerd at 7PM.

Artist Statement:
In the absence of sight is a new body of work that draws on the erasures of Pilipinx people by American occupiers during the era of US colonialism in the early 1900s. Through an investigation of American archival photographs, postcards, and images housed in various collections in Michigan and Washington DC, this work reimagines erasure as an opening to speculate other forms of presence. While early depictions and characterizations of the Philippines projected a “savage” people “unfit for self-government”, US colonial officers, journalists, and writers used images of Indigenous Pilipinx people as a mechanism of persuasion to justify their sustained occupation to the American public. Though visual abjection often manifested in images of Pilipinx people either dead or in captivity persisting over three decades, this intervention draws on Pilipinx mythology of the Aswang, a shape shifting ghost-like spirit that wreaks havoc on its targets and their communities. In positioning Indigenous and mestizx resistance to US occupation as a metaphorical permutation of the Aswang, this work foregrounds Pilipinx sovereignty as a way to begin to challenge the formations of representation by the American colonial political agenda.

Alejandro T. Acierto is a Michigan State University, Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Acierto joins us from Chicago, IL for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. His exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally he will be offering a public lecture about his work on February 13 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.