July 08, 2009

University Members to Showcase Creativity at IngenuityFest 2009

The Ingenuity Festival of Arts + Technology aims to highlight the complementary relationship between arts, technology and cultural innovations taking place in Northeast Ohio.

Three people connected to Case Western Reserve University will be part of the phenomenon by showcasing their films and interactive displays throughout the event, which takes place July 10-12.

They include:

  • Alexander Boxerbaum, a biorobotics doctoral student, will debut the large scale interactive film 36 Views of a Bridge. He used time-lapse photography during a three-year period to explore the converging worlds and diversity surrounding Cleveland's Veterans Memorial Bridge. Participants will be able to touch locations on the map to transition to different film footage;
  • Last Son, an independent documentary about Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, will screen at the Hanna Theater. It will be followed by the historical first public discussion panel featuring surviving members of the Siegel and Shuster families. The documentary is directed by Brad Ricca, lecturer; and
  • Jared Bendis, creative director of new media, will showcase "Hands Across Redux," a continuously running interactive multimedia presentation that unites attendees into a single chain of "hand holding" participants. This allows for person-to-person interaction with thousands of festival attendees without real-life encounters.

Incoming and current students will have a first-hand opportunity to see the type of creative talent that is abundant on campus and in Northeast Ohio. Students and their families have been invited to the Cleveland Summer Send-Off on Friday, July 10. Following the event, attendees will head over to Ingenuity Fest.

The university community can share in the Ingenuity experience by purchasing tickets at 50 percent off the regular admission fee by using the promo code CASE. Tickets can be purchased by calling (216)241-6000 or at the gate any day of the festival.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, July 8, 2009 01:48 PM | News Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Events, Faculty, Staff, Students, Technology, features

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