September 23, 2010

Faculty and Alums to Take Part in Ingenuity Fest

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The "waterfall swing" will be at Ingenuityfest this weekend.

Ingenuity Fest 2010 takes place this weekend, and Case Western Reserve University is lending a “think beyond the possible” perspective to the celebration of arts and technology.

Faculty and alumni will present and perform at the event, which is under the Veterans Memorial (Detroit Superior) Bridge in downtown Cleveland and is free and open to the public. Case Western Reserve is a key sponsor.

Among participants from the university are:

•      Ian Charnas, Case School of Engineering alumnus. He will present his “waterfall swing,” a large, two-person swing set with a computer-controlled waterfall that threatens to douse riders—but clears a dry path at the very last moment. See video here.
•      Arthur Hucklebridge, professor of civil engineering. He will co-present an interactive exhibit showcasing bridge design and technology.
•      Ida Mercer, a cello instructor at the university and the The Music School Settlement. She will perform works for the solo cello by Bach.
•      Alexander Boxerbaum. The mechanical engineering PhD student will present his film 36 Views of a Bridge and an interactive installation called The Temple of Perception, which will include his interpretation of a dream machine.
•     Cynthia Beall, professor of anthropology. She will moderate a discussion between reporters Gretchen Cuda of WCPN and John Mangels of The Plain Dealer on covering the science beat in Cleveland.

The university community is invited to attend and support these and other presenters. Learn more at the Ingenuity website.

Posted by: David Wilson, September 23, 2010 08:52 AM | News Topics:

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