2011-2012 ICE Project Grant Awards

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 ICE Project Grant recipients. The awards reflect a range of emerging interests in the arts at UGA, including projects that address technology, the environment, and collaboration across disciplines. ICE will support the new projects through various stages of development with funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).

Clara Hoag
Graduate Student, Lamar Dodd School of Art

HortiSculpture will combine the efforts of students and faculty in Art, Horticulture, the College of Environment and Design, and the Faculty of Engineering to create a sustainable public community garden from thousands of casts of human feet with plant seeds embedded in them.

Athens Adventures!
Michael Meindl
Graduate Student, Theatre and Film Studies / Computer Science

Athens Adventures! will be a series of educational videos for children that incorporate puppets and live actors to explore local topics. The project includes students and faculty from Theatre and Film Studies, the College of Education, and Journalism and Mass Communication along with guest participants from UGA and the Athens community.

Aurora’s Crown
Joan Buttram
Associate Professor, Dance

Aurora’s Crown will reinterpret the classic nineteenth-century ballet, Sleeping Beauty, through a collaborative approach combining the disciplines of dance, music, costume, and lighting design. The work will feature students and faculty from dance, guest artist Evan Ayotte, and music arrangements by UGA alumnus Mark Maxwell.

Picturing Climate Change
Chris Cuomo
Professor of Philosophy / Women’s Studies

Picturing Climate Change: from global to local, from rural to urban, and everything in between will be a multi-part project involving visual art and performance coordinated by Chris Cuomo and colleagues in Geography and Ecology to explore the many scientific, cultural, and political aspects of processing information about climate change.

The Brothers Cobb: Private Detectives for Hire
John Plough
Graduate Student, Theatre and Film Studies

The Brothers Cobb will be an original comedic play that parodies the detective genre in an interactive theatre environment. The project will bring together students and faculty from Theatre and Film Studies, Music, Journalism and Mass Communication, and the community.

The Music of the Spheres
Daniel Smith
Undergraduate Student, Lamar Dodd School of Art

The Music of the Spheres will be a multimedia project combining video technology and live music to explore allegories of celestial order. Smith received a 2011 Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Summer Fellowship, and will expand upon his previous work through collaboration with students in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Ashley Laramore
Undergraduate Student, Telecommunications Department

Hungry: the choice of eating will be an interactive documentary that examines issues around food through the participation of the public and faculty from Family and Consumer Sciences, the School of Social Work, Anthropology, and Journalism and Mass Communication.