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Sound Art and the Transborder Digital Memorial: Luz María Sánchez’ “2487” at the Riverside Art Museum

September 19th, 2012

Carolyn Schutten

In conjunction with the Riverside Art Museum’s exhibition You Are Breathing in It: Alternative Art Practices (YABII), Luz María Sánchez’ 2487, a stereo installation from an 8-channel sound piece, is currently on exhibit in the RAM Alcove Hallway. The sound art installation was curated by Carolyn Schutten, a PhD student in public history from UCR, who took part in the Riverside Art Museum Student Curatorial Council (RAMSCC) pilot program.

2487 speaks the names of the two thousand four hundred eighty seven people who died crossing the U.S./Mexico border . The work employs digital technology and sound as a means for transborder memorialization and protest, imposing the absence of those lost into the public sphere. Sánchez’ immersive sound environment remaps social history as the names of the deceased fly across the border through soundscape and digital media. Drawing from data acquired from activist websites, Sánchez created a sound map of names which she recorded digitally. Her final score, along with the database, has been exhibited widely but lives permanently on the world wide web, in commemoration and quiet protest. Sánchez’ work connects the digital and geographic landscape to the listener’s body, gaining entry through sound and transcending political and physical barriers.

Curator Carolyn Schutten will speak about 2487 and the curatorial process, along with the other RAMSCC students, during a panel discussion on September 21 at 6:00 pm. To RSVP please call 951-684-7111 or e-mail Exhibit Liaison Kathryn Poindexter at:

2487  will be on exhibit from August 9 – September 26, 2012 in the Riverside Art Museum Alcove Hall. YABII will close on September 22, 2012.

For more information on Sánchez sound project, visit:

Luz María Sánchez’ 2487 was originally commissioned by Artpace San Antonio as part of the International Artist-in-Residence program New Works: 06.2, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.

Orientation for the Designated Emphasis in Book, Archive, and Manuscript Studies

April 27th, 2012

Steve Anderson

Orientation for the Designated Emphasis in Book, Archive, and Manuscript Studies

time and location:    May 2nd       Noon-1:30

UCR English Department Conference Room (HMNSS 2212)

GSEA invites UCR graduate students for an orientation regarding the new Designated Emphasis in Book, Archive, and Manuscript (BAM) Studies. Dr. Adriana Craciun, from the English Department will provide an overview of BAM and answer questions. This event is open to graduate students from all departments, so be sure to invite colleagues from other fields of study.

If you have questions in advance that you would like to be addressed during the orientation, please email them to Sarah Lozier ( or Anne Sullivan ( by midnight on Sunday, April 29th.

Historical GIS: David Del Testa

April 11th, 2012

Steve Anderson

Historical GIS and Observations on the Nghe-Tinh Rebellion: Markets, Rice, and Religion

Thurs Apr 19,  12-2 PM
UCR History Department Library | HMNSS 1303

The Nghe-Tinh Soviets of 1930-1931, a rebellion against colonial authority in north-central Vietnam, have received extensive historical analysis but little in terms of geography and spatial relations. Dr. Del Testa uses a historical GIS (geographical information system), blending statistics with digitized maps, to examine correlations between wealth, religion and space to reexamine the Nghe-Tinh Soviets movement on a broader scale. This particular presentation focuses on some preliminary analysis of relationships between protest locations and such factors as proximity to markets, types of rice produced, and the relationship of religious affiliation to revolt.

PDF of the event flier

Values in Design Workshop : March 30 Deadline

March 16th, 2012

April Durham

I heard about this summer workshop that might interest some of us. It’s at UC Irvine and includes travel, lodging, and food costs for the week.

Values in Design Workshop – August 19-26, 2012

Take part in an intensive one-week workshop on values in the design of information systems and technology. Doctoral students at any stage from a variety of disciplines are invited to attend, including – but not restricted to – informatics, computer science, science studies, design, visual arts, and social entrepreneurship. Travel, food, and lodging will be covered, though accepted participants are encouraged to seek support from their home institutions.

The workshop will be restricted to twenty (20) students. Mornings will be devoted to discussing a judicious mix of readings and exercises from the ­fields above, led by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Judith Gregory, and Cory Knobel. In the afternoons, students will work in interdisciplinary groups to produce a project plan incorporating strong social values into information systems and technology, with guest lectures from thought leaders such as Paul Dourish, Helen Nissenbaum, and Carl DiSalvo throughout the week. The workshop will close with project presentations to a panel of academics and entrepreneurs. We will offer support and rewards for projects that continue on to working prototypes and project launch.

Send applications by March 30, 2012 to, including a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a two-page description of your interest. Decisions will be made by April 15, 2012.

Huntington Event: Astronomy from Analog to Digital

March 16th, 2012

Steve Anderson


Dibner Lecture

“When the Telescope Met the Computer:

The Changing Nature of Doing Modern Astronomy” by W. Patrick McCray

Between the dedication of the 200” Hale Telescope in 1948 and the completion of today’s 10 meter behemoths, new electronic technologies have transformed astronomy’s most iconic symbol—the telescope itself.

W. Patrick McCray, professor of history at University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in the History of Science at Caltech and the Huntington, explores how the “computerization” of astronomy affected how scientists did research as their views of the night sky shifted from analog to digital.

March 27, 2012

7:30 p.m., Friends’ Hall

Free. No reservations required.