CultureNet Program Information Night
TONIGHT – Wednesday (January 31st) at 7pm – we are hosting the first of three CultureNet program information nights at the North Vancouver campus of Capilano College. To learn more about CultureNet come to the Library building, room 195 for 7pm.
Guest speaker: Andrew Klobucar, PhD – an instructor in the Department of English and writer/artist working exclusively in digital media (GTR Labs).
Andrew will be talking about computing + literature and previewing how – and why – English courses will play a key role in the CultureNet core curriculum.
Andrew’s talk will be followed by an informal discussion and an overview of the program presented by Aurelea Mahood – one of the lead developers behind the launch of CultureNet.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call 604.986.1911 ext 3460
Look forward to seeing you there!
- Aurelea + Andrew
In this week’s schedule, three shows offer up an eye-grabbing blend of live performance set against video + film recordings. CABINET Interdisciplinary Collaborations (Vancouver) is presenting Projections (January 18-19 8pm at the Roundhouse) featuring a newly commissioned score by George Lewis for Kate Craig’s Mary Lou (The Rest is Missing); a collaboration between Hadley+Maxwell and composer Stefan Smulovitz; and Bill Viola’s visual accompaniment to Edgar Varese’s Deserts.
Over at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, Eddie Ladd will be performing Scarface (January 19-20 8pm and 20 4pm) – a dance/theatre/ multi-media tribute to Scarface (1983) in what The Georgia Straight has described as “a virtuosic homage to the original film’s excess”.
And thirdly, Vancouver’s Eye of Newt ensemble (arguably best known for their Silent Summer Night performances on the Drive) performs an original score to Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la bete with American jazz musician Wayne Horvitz at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre on January 23rd (8pm).
Roger Farr‘s SURPLUS (Linebooks, 2006), a collection of sonnets and anti-sonnets documenting some of the havoc wreaked by industry, globalization, and neo-liberalism, was released in November. Roger also recently edited the “Six Cities” issue of The Capilano Review. Reviews of the issue can be read here and here.
Andrew Klobucar and Roger Farr teach English and Creative Writing in the Department of English at Capilano College. For more information on the Creative Writing Program at Capilano College explore OPEN TEXT.
In September 2007 there will be a new program on offer at Capilano College (North Vancouver BC): CultureNet - An Associate of Arts Degree in Culture and Technology.
Faculty involved in jumpstarting this project will be informally posting to this site as they share news + events, reading + lecture announcements, publications + websites that have caught their collective fancy.