Category: ICE

Idea lab mini grants


Idea Lab Mini Grants has issued a Call for Proposals
Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. UGA students from all disciplines are invited to apply for funding up to $500 to support new creative and collaborative projects. 
Selected projects will be assigned a mentor, receive regular feedback from Idea Lab members, and be featured during the ICE Conversation Series. 
Grant proposals should be sent via email to: 

Please include the following information:
- Title and brief description of proposed project (500 word maximum)
- List of project participants (include majors and year of study)
- Name of Lead Applicant (include majors and year of study)
- Project outcomes
- Itemized budget
Selection Criteria:
- Creative merit
- Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity
- Feasibility 

All UGA students are eligible to apply. Lead Applicant must be a current UGA student. Deadline for grant proposals is midnight on November 2, 2014.
The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. ICE is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School. For more information about ICE, visit:

Javanese pop


A rare musical performance on Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, connecting the cultures of Java, Indonesia and Athens, Georgia.

The pieces performed will be reimaginings, remixes, and intermixes of the traditional music of Java, Indonesia, recorded by ICE graduate research assistant Kai Riedl and engineer Suny Lyons of the band Electrophoria. In addition to Electrophoria performing a handful of songs from their upcoming release this spring, Saturday's performance will feature a variety of local musicians including powerkompany, Revien, and Killick. Additional performers include UGA faculty and students in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and the entire show will be recorded for a later broadcast on Javanese radio.

The Our New Silence Project includes a diverse group of collaborating musicians in Athens, Georgia who began remixing and reimagining the songs from Javasounds within the context of original pop, ambient, electronic, and experimental music. The project includes the work of artists such as Peter Buck (REM) and Kate Pierson (The B52s), Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray), Bill Doss and John Fernandez (The Olivia Tremor Control), Graham Ulicny (Reptar), and many more.

Futurefarmer Franceschini to visit UGA



The Lamar Dodd School of Art, The Willson Center and ICE bring interdisciplinary artist Amy Franceschini to campus on March 6.

Franceschini will deliver the lecture[ 4 p.m., 101 MLC] "Art is a Verb," which focuses on her recent work with sustainable energy, urban food production and dialogues between artists and scientists. She is the founder of Futurefarmers, a critically acclaimed group of artists and designers who have worked together since 1995. Their innovative studio produces art projects, design for print and interactive websites, workshops and research that explores social, cultural and environmental systems. Futurefarmers hosts artists from around the world in residency programs that offer a platform for collaboration and research.