Angie Eng (in collaboration with Atau Tanaka, Akio Mokuno, Hoppy Kamiyama and Celeste Hastings) had the Transmedia performance/installation premiere of Iconoclashgiftsfeld and Chasers: Yojimbo versus Fistful of Dollars at Roulette in New York City on March 21. Eng was awarded a mediaThe Foundation Grant to support this project.
Laura Kim presented on the panel Section 512 Safe Harbor: Challenges and Opportunities in User-Generated Content at an event hosted by the Silicon Flatirons. Next, she will participate in an exhibition titled, Be Somebody, as part of Serial Box Projects in Columbia, Missouri. Kim was a Partial Fellowship Awardee (in collaboration with Jen Liu of ATLAS) for the study, Promontory Project: A Case Study of the Annihilation of Time and Space. The award comes from NEST, the Nature, Environment, Science & Technology Studio for the Arts.
Maya Livio was awarded a full fellowship at NEST--the Nature, Environment, Science & Technology Studio for the Arts--for the project, Panoramic Methods: New Approaches to Interdisciplinary Research. She was also awarded a Marcella G. Hertzog Memorial Scholarship. In addition, Professional Artist Magazine recently interviewed Livio about media art animation. She continues to program the Media Archaeology Lab 2018 Residency Program and she curated three upcoming events in the MALfunction lecture series on research, art and technology. She also organized an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon for the fourth year, which was hosted at CU Art Museum on March 8, 2018. Finally, Livio wrote a catalogue essay for Rachel Stuckey: Good Days and Bad Days on the Internet, published in tandem with her solo exhibition at Women and Their Work Gallery in Austin, Texas.
Ryan Ruehlen's sound essay, Narrative Currents, was made in collaboration with Mark Amerika and was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal, MATLIT Vol 5: Vox Media. Ruehlen & Amerika's hybrid concept album, 2057, is available at 2057.bandcamp.com. Ruehlen recently performed with Flinching Eye Collective in Salt Lake City at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art / University of Utah, and with Adan De La Garza at Denver Art Museum. He will return to UMoCA for a solo performance and exhibition of his work, Georhythmic Drift Music, from Aug. 2018 through Nov. 2018.
Libi Striegl was awarded the McReynold's Memorial Scholarship, which she will use to pursue a project around tech attachment for her dissertation. She presented her work on adversarial tech relationships at MALfunction #7, Interface on March 1. She also presented on several Eco-DH projects at the Global Digital Humanities event at Michigan State on March 22. This semester, Striegl hosted an ongoing series of events at the BTU lab titled, Take It Apart-ies, along with another Retro Games Night.
Niki Tulk was a finalist for the Miami Book Fair/DeGroot International Novella Prize. She also had an article on Australian Poets Gwen Harwood and Alison Croggon titled "What (M)Other Can I Be? “ accepted for publication in Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature. Tulk was awarded the Wolle Fund Grant for travel research to visit and interview multimedia installation artist Ann Hamilton this Spring. Finally, Tulk's production of “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl (she was director and designer), as part of CU Presents, won several Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Awards, including awards for direction, design, performance mentoring, costume, stage management and ensemble work.