This year’s theme explores the act of (re)interpreting, (re)defining, and combining various approaches to practice and/or theory.

We are considering remix as a way to investigate “originality.” As artists and educators, we draw from the theory and practices that surround our daily experiences. Therefore, everything we attempt in our practice can be considered remix: what we teach, how we teach, what we produce, who has power, and where we find inspiration. Everything around us is source material.  Nothing is ever destroyed  – it simply changes form.

Based on the idea of remix we invite students, educators, researchers, artists, community based advocates, museum professionals to submit a proposal that explores the following questions:

  • How do we create new ideas and experiences in art and education?
  • What type of remixing do we practice or encounter as artists and educators?
  • How might your students explore the idea of remix?
  • In what ways do you incorporate theory into your practice (art or teaching or both)?
  • What is the value of remixing, or even recognizing that we remix in our practice?
  • What constitutes productive remix?
  • What approaches best foster remix in the learning environment?
  • Who has the power to remix?
  • How do you transform material in your teaching or artmaking practice? Does this constitute remix?

Schedule of Events

All events will occur in the Art Building at the University of Arizona. Click here for map.

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Morning Block of Presentations, Room 312
    1. Remix Art History with Contemporary Understanding (Bonnie Halsey-Dutton)
    2. Youth, Gender, and Design Products in Visual Culture (Eryn Neff)
    3. Machinima Remix: Lizards of ARS (Dr. Mary Stokrocki)
    4. The remix of a Japanese video game character: One girls recostuming and transgendered fan-art (Brian L. Jones)
    5. Can I Haz Slam Poetry?! (Sarah Gonzales & members of the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam)
    6. Human Achievement & Innovation in the Arts (Robert Gordon)
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.- Lunch Break & Workshop on Remix Theory, Room 103
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Block of Presentations, Room 312
    1. Developing Fine arts curriculum for the visually impaired in Korea (Hyonjoo Jang)
    2. A Study on the Concept of Artistic creativity by Elementary School Teachers (Doyeon Ahn)
    3. Project Nowhereart (Benjamin Pawlowski)
    4. The Other White Cube:Museum Education at Home (Stuart Robinson)
    5. Maker spaces = Unstructured discovery and play for adult museum visitors (Anne Thwaits)
    6. MOCA Tucson: Adaptive Reuse of Architecture and Developing Innovative Programming (Christian Ramirez & Elise Christmon)
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closing Conversation, School of Art Courtyard

Download the complete program (including abstracts): Emerging Conversations Program 2013

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