Media, Arts, Science, and Technology

Event to Celebrate New Book Exploring Promise and Pitfalls of Citizen Science

Involving the public in scientific research can help to solve complex environmental problems, but according to Science by the People, a new book co-authored by sociologists Abby Kinchy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Aya Kimura of the University of Hawaii-Manoa, effective “citizen science” requires an awareness of potential social dilemmas.

Rensselaer Celebrates Philanthropic Partnerships

On Saturday, October 5, more than 500 members of the Rensselaer community celebrated  individuals and organizations supporting student scholarship and education at the 2019 Coast to Coast East: Scholarship Dinner and Signature Performance by Josh Groban. The event took place during a weekend of festivities that began on October 3 celebrating the Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., 18th President of Rensselaer, who achieved 20 years of leadership this month.

Lecture To Explore “Frontiers in Musical Interactive System Design & Aesthetics”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a lecture by McGill University’s Marcelo M. Wanderley titled “Frontiers in Musical Interactive System Design & Aesthetics” on April 5, 2019.

The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in Studio Beta at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center on the Rensselaer campus. The event is free and open to the general public.

Tonight: RPI Students Present Sensory Experience On Lake George

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers at Lake George have been collecting data on the Adirondack lake as part of the Jefferson Project, a collaboration between RPI, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George.

As part of a special exhibit tonight at RPI’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, students have taken data and transformed it into a sensory experience that includes visual and audio field recordings, as well as data visualization and sonification to explore the data in a unique way.



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