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Energization Survey

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ABOUT ME

My name is Maddalena and I am a Ph.D. student of Iuav University of Venice (Italy).  I am an industrial and interaction designer with a passion for theatre and this is why I started my research. If you are interested in knowing more information about me: www.maddalenadesign.it

Energization is a project I started last year to investigate how perceptions and imagery about energy is going to change  in the context of performing arts and, above all, buildings for theatre. At the moment, I am inviting people to join the debate and I am collecting information.

FIRST STEP: THEATRE WORKERS QUESTIONNAIRE

To start knowing more about you I would like to kindly invite you to answer an on-line questionnaire. You can decide to answer anonymously or you can insert your name, as you prefer.  THEATRE WORKERS questionnaire covers different specific areas so, if you don’t know some information  because it is not prerogative of your profession, really don’t worry  (it is not an exam and most of time  people don’t know some information I am requesting), simply skip and go to next question.

DATA COLLECTION

The data I am collecting are going to be used only for study purposes related to my research.  The results of the whole questionnaire will be reported as aggregated data in my Ph.D. thesis  or other form of scientific documentations (such as for example Energization’s website: www.maddalenadesign.it/ energization) For any suggestion, thought and reflection or question, or if you are interested in receiving a copy of the results of this study (when ready), feel free to contact me at maddalena@maddalenadesign.it

WHAT TO DO

When you have 15-20 minutes of time ;):

  1. go to this webpage: http://www.maddalenadesign.it/energization/survey/
  2. click on “SURVEY FOR THEATRE WORKERS (people that works in the field of performing arts)”
  3. write the password: teatroenergia26
  4. PLEASE BE CAREFUL YOU WILL BE ASKED TO CLICK THE “SUBMIT SURVEY” BUTTON 2 TIMES (otherwise I will not receive you answers)

 

Thank you so much,

kind regards

Maddalena

OPEN CALL: DIGITAL’2010: PLANET EARTH

OPEN CALL

12th International Juried Digital Print Exhibition

organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)

to be held at the New York Hall of Science

October 3, 2010 – January 31, 2011

Our blue planet, spinning like a jewel in our solar system, has been perceptually defined by the technology of each era, from believing the Earth was flat, to the scientific understanding that it spins on its axis and has gravitational pull, to being part of just one of many solar systems. In terms of scale, humans are too small to viscerally comprehend our planet’s magnitude and the dynamics of its interconnected physical systems. We therefore break the concepts down into smaller parts, collect data and physical specimens of all kinds, and invent instruments to measure and track physical phenomena like earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes. However, we still cannot grasp the “big picture” of planet Earth unless we read, look at photos, and finally… use our imagination to help envision/conceptualize it!

We invite artists and scientists to submit original digital prints that reflect their perceptions of our planet. Are these perceptions changing as we learn more about Earth from explorers, scientists, and artists? What is the relationship between all living things and planet Earth? What images are evoked by calling it the blue planet or the peaceful planet or the changing planet? What is the human impact on the whole planet? What is our concern for its future?

The museum furnishes the frames (18″x24″); If selected, just send your digital print(s) in a cardboard tube!

ENTRY DEADLINE: August 16, 2010

Details & Submissions online only:

http://www.asci.org/artikel1102.html

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Madeline Bunting in today’s Guardian: the “quiet powerhouse” that is RSA Arts & Ecology

Radical Nature’s The Dalston Mill project

Radical Nature’s The Dalston Mill project

Madeleine Bunting’s article on the role of arts in changing perceptions about the environment kicks off by looking at Radical Nature’s The Dalston Mill project, and discusses new work Gustav Metzger and new thoughts from Tim Smit and gives a very warmly appreciated nod to the RSA Arts & …

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Change and the power of narrative

When it comes to changing perceptions, artist Heather Morison, whose work with Ivan Morison is strongly located in narrative, argues for the importance of story telling in a new interview on the RSA Arts & Ecology Centre website:

One of the things which I find really fascinating is how when you …
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