Urban Screens - Shanghai
Sept 28, 2017, 4-5pm, RNS 410
Public urban screens create opportunities and establishes short-lived forces that modulate our bodies, movements and relationships. The use of media art elicits feelings and sensations from us while simultaneously influencing our disposition and daily rhythms. Join us for a session led by Professor DeBoer as she explores how media artists and curators use these tools within the context of Shanghai, China.
Whispers of Fukushima
St. Olaf College held a special screening of Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima. an award-winning documentary film that examines the experience of several musicians from the Fukushima area after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters of March 2011. The screening was followed by a reception with refreshments and a question and answer session with the director Toko Shiiki and composer Erik Santos.
Director Toko Shiiki focuses on the role of music as a positive and unifying force that supports a recovering community. She writes, “Finding and nurturing one’s happiness to continue living a healthy life is a fundamental human concern. No matter where we live, we must face this. The people in Fukushima have such inspiring sounds and stories to share with the world. From these positive people, perhaps we might learn and remember something important and unexpected.”
LIASE Grant Opportunities Session
Talk on “The World of the Elephant” presented by Dr. Raman Sukumar
Asian Conversations – Foodways Talks and Poster Sessions
Asian Conversations and Environmental Conversations Dinner
Japanese Biwa Storytelling
China at the Environmental Tipping Point