Both Professor of Cinema Larry Clark and Assistant Professor of Cinema Cheryl Dunye participated in panels at the Nov. 6-9 American Studies Association convention "The Fun and the Fury: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain in the Post-American Century" held in Los Angeles. Clark was on a panel on "Film Screening and Discussion: Passing Through," while Dunye chaired a panel on "The Black Feminist Pleasure Show: Perverse Bliss and Public Sex in Post-American Black Feminism."
Design and Industry
Associate Professor of Design and Industry Joshua Singer completed an installation of design research works with the design education organization DesignInquiry [http://designinquiry.net] in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit as part of the museum's Department of Education and Public Engagement Residency Program. The work is on display until Jan. 1, 2015.
The Institute for Geographic Information Science sponsored a conference at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Nov. 7 and 8 on unmanned aerial systems (UAS). During the conference, Professor and Chair of Geography & Environment Jerry Davis presented "Very Low Altitude Remote Sensing of Sub-Canopy Riparian Areas," highlighting his work with UAS and low-altitude remote sensing methods in the Sierra Nevada and California's coastal areas.
Associate Professor of Liberal Studies José Acacio de Barros gave the lecture "Different Types of Contextuality in Physics" at Purdue University's prestigious Winer Memorial Lectures held Nov. 1-3. The theme of this year's lectures was "Contextuality from Physics to Psychology."