Treehouse Zine CFP

Treehouse Zine Issue 5
Call for Submissions
Deadline: February 14

https://treehousezine.com

Calling all artists, writers, creatives, explorers, and treehouse enthusiasts! All creatures great and small are encouraged to share their work.

Supported in part by the UGA Arts Collaborative.

Teaching Art, Design, and Media in the Age of AI

Monday, January 8 at noon
https://a2ru.org/event/teaching-art-design-and-media-in-the-age-of-ai/

As an a2ru member institution, UGA students, faculty, and staff are eligible for free registration and access to a2ru resources.

Presentations from the January 8 webinar “Teaching Art, Design and Media in the Age of AI” are available on the a2ru website. The presentations featured a variety of resources and activities to support faculty incorporating AI into their courses. 

The past year brought a tsunami of information about GenAI in the Arts, making is challenging to keep up for educators. What should Art, Design, and Media educators know about generative AI as they begin their Spring 2024 courses?

This webinar brings together educators, working artists, researchers, and technologists to provide actionable, concrete information on teaching in the age of GenAI.

Continue reading “Teaching Art, Design, and Media in the Age of AI”

Mini Grants Fall 2023

Arts Collaborative Mini Grants support new creative interdisciplinary projects with mentorship and funding. Collaborative teams must include participants from multiple disciplines and include at least one student, faculty, or staff member from UGA. Congratulations to the new mini grant recipients!

The Tiger as “Protector” to the Tiger as “Destructor”

The Tiger as “Protector” to the Tiger as “Destructor” advances the role of Gond paintings in fostering dialogue around environmental injustice within biodiversity conservation programs. The project will explore the intricate relationship between the Gond Adivasis people of India and nature, with a specific focus on tigers and conservation actions imposed upon them. The project will serve as a powerful means to initiate meaningful discussions about environmental justice and the impact of top-down conservation efforts on indigenous communities.

Project participants

Amit Kaushik, Anthropology
Nancee Uniyal, Geography
Bhajju Shyam, artist

Rare Truth

Rare Truth is an entrepreneurial project to repurpose global sterling silver scraps for 3D-printed jewelry. Project participants will develop digital model designs and research about marketing, manufacturing, and collaborations with local artists with an emphasis on ethical and environmental sustainability.

Project participants

Rae Bumgardner, Art
Erin Faircloth, Art
Molly Maxwell, designer
Tijái Whatley, consultant

National Science Foundation grant for arts and STEM graduate education

An interdisciplinary team of faculty are developing arts-based workshops with the support of an Innovations in Graduate Education award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant provides $499,835 of research funding to the University of Georgia and represents a partnership of campus programs including the UGA Arts Collaborative and the Center for Integrative Conservation Research.

Co-principal investigator Mark Callahan notes that, “there is a strong interest among students in exploring creative approaches to complex global challenges, including climate change. Building on UGA’s strength in the arts and environmental sciences, the NSF grant enables us to better study the impact of the arts on future researchers and leaders.”

Based on student feedback and the success of pilot programs supported by the Graduate School and the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts, a team of researchers from the arts, humanities, and sciences worked together to design activities to train students to think creatively, to collaborate across disciplines, and to work with people with different perspectives, knowledge, and values. The NSF award allows the team to study the effectiveness of the workshops and to generate the knowledge required to move these approaches into the broader community.

Project Team

Nate Nibbelink (Forestry)
Lizzie King (Ecology/Forestry)
Mark Callahan (Art)
Kathryn Roulston (Education)
Brian Haas (Psychology)
Meredith Welch-Devine (Graduate School/Anthropology)
Michael Marshall (Art)
Rebecca Gose (Dance)
Chris Cuomo (Philosophy/Women’s Studies)
Jenna Jambeck (Engineering)
Laurie Fowler (Ecology)