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New Faculty Activities

Submitted on April 10, 2016 - 3:38pm

Our four newest tenure-track faculty have been busy with developing their courses along with activities outside the classroom. Below is a summary of what they have been doing.

Jason O. Germany, Industrial Design

  • He attended the November 2015 conference of the International Association of Societies of Design Research in Brisbane, Australia. While there, he presented a paper titled “Device Relationships: The Social Attributes of Ad Hoc Mobile Devices,” and his avalanche rescue helmet (AVAnav) was included in a juried exhibition.
  • Germany will present a paper titled “Ad Hoc Pairings: Semantic Relationships and Mobile Devices” at the Design Research Society 2016 conference in Brighton, England, during late June.
  • His co-authored chapter titled “Assembly, space and things: Urban Food Genome, Urban Interaction and Bike Share” will be in a forthcoming 2016 book titled Enriching Urban Spaces with Ambient Computing, the Internet of Things, and Smart City Design.
  • Germany was able to arrange corporate collaborations for two of his senior-level courses this year, one with Chef’n and one with Microsoft’s Xbox Group.

Aaron Flint Jamison, Photomedia

Adair Rounthwaite, Art History

  • She presented a paper titled “Transnationalism and Temporality: The performance of Grupa Spomenik and the Janez Janšas” at the November 2015 conference of the American Society for Theatre Research in Portland, Oregon.
  • During early February 2016, Rounthwaite co-chaired a panel titled “Non-Aligned: Art, Solidarity, and the Emerging Third World” at the College Art Association Conference in Washington, DC.
  • In the same month, she gave a lecture titled “Citizen Action: Political Radicalism in Performance Art from Serbia and Slovenia” at a UW School of Drama event.
  • Rounthwaite will lead a conversation on April 23 at the Henry Art Gallery about the Directions for a cloud-crowd performance, which takes place two days earlier (more under Swaine below).
  • She is now in the production phase for her first book, to be titled Asking the Audience: Participatory Art in 1980s New York. It will be published by University of Minnesota Press in 2017.
  • Rounthwaite has been selected to participate in the June 2016 UW Faculty Field Tour.

Michael Swaine, 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture

  • As part of the Futurefarmers collaborative, he participated in a November 2015 presentation at Harvard University. An article appeared in the Harvard Gazette afterwards.
  • In February 2016, Swaine gave a talk at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Badger Herald published an article about his visit.
  • He has worked for the last few months to organize a series of events with visiting artists Anne Walsh and Jim Melchert. The three of them will perform Directions for a cloud-crowd at Henry Art Gallery on April 21, and then they will talk about the performance on April 23. Read about both here. In addition, Swaine will host Melchert for a discussion with students.
  • Also in the works for months is a summer colloquium titled “Multiplying Mediums.” He is working with Professor Andrew Feld in the Department of English to develop this collaborative experience for poets and visual artists.

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