2012 Wats:ON? Festival

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
2012 JILL WATSON FESTIVAL ACROSS THE ARTS
Thu 12 - Sat 14 April 2012
Pablo Garcia and Spike Wolff, Festival Curators
FESTIVAL SITE

TRANSFORMER
Physical laws dictate that something cannot be made from nothing. In the 21st century, however, magic and alchemy seem commonplace. Devices in your pocket can span the world and perform wondrous feats. But art and craft have long made the impossible manifest through ingenuity, skill, perseverance and inspiration. The greatest works of art began as art supplies yet transform into masterpieces through human ingenuity. wats:ON? 2012: TRANSFORMER looks not at cutting-edge technological magic but at amazing transformations from the most humble beginnings. A piece of paper, or cloth, or even the human body can transform into something never seen before--right before your eyes.

LEAH BUECHLEY
Director, High-Low Tech Research Group
Professor, MIT Media Lab
Thu 12 Apr, 5:00pm
Lecture and Demonstration: ‘Expressive Electronics: Sketching, Sewing, and Sharing’
Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall A51
Cosponsored by the Human- Computer Interaction Institute’s Z-Axis Seminar Series

NORTD LABS
Addie Wagenknecht and
Stefan Hechenberger
Fri 13 Apr, 5:00pm
Talk and Demonstration
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts 111.
Cosponsored by the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

KEITH TERRY
Director, Crosspulse Project
Director,International Body Music Festival
Fri 13 Apr, 8:00pm
‘Body Music Rhythm Studio - an interactive rhythmic event’
Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts

TRANSFORMER WORKSHOPS
2:00 Paper Airplanes with Ben Saks
3:00 Hacking Objects with Nina Barbuto
4:00 Lasersaur Workshop with Nortd Labs
Sat 14 Apr, 2:00- 5:00pm
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts 111.

WADE KAVANAUGH and STEPHEN B NGUYEN
Tug O’ War
An Installation in the CFA Great Hall
Sat 14 Apr, 6:00pm
Reception and Artists Talk
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts 111.

History of the Festival
The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and celebrates her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.

Support
The 2012 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous support of the Jill Watson Family Foundation.
Additional support provided by: the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, CMU College of Fine Arts, the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, and
the CMU School of Architecture.

www.cmu.edu/architecture/lecture/watson-festival

 
 
Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen Nguyen, Tug O' War
 
Leah Buechley
 
Keith Terry
 
Ben Saks
 
Nina Marie Barbuto
 
Nortd Labs (Addie Wagenknecht and Stefan Hechenberger)/Lasersaur