Within the question, “what is lost when a species goes extinct?”, is embedded another question, “how do we talk about it?” To investigate these questions and more, Irena Polic, Managing Director of the Institute for Humanities Research, brought Claudio Campagna, Adjunct Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Daniel Guevara, Chair and Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, all at UCSC, onto KZSC‘S Artists on Art Radio Program, April 4, 2017.
We began the discussion about the new research group, The Language of Conservation, and their inaugural event, What is Lost When A Species Goes Extinct? A Colloquium on the Unspeakable Value of Life, that happened, April 14, in Humanities 1. It was a conversation between a philosopher and three scientists about the impact of language—how particular words and concepts impact the public’s thinking about topics such as “sustainability,” “conservation,” and “extinction.”
Here’s an excerpt of our interview with Claudio Campagna talking about his journey as an animal behaviorist to researching the philosophy of the environmental movement and starting the new IHR research group with Daniel Guevara on language and conservation.
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Ever wonder what is music? That was one of the topics composer and performer, Ryan Page and Nada Miljkovic spoke about when he came onto the KZSC radio show, Artists on Art. To inform the answer to this question, we played music by John Cage and Pauline Oliveras as well as Ctrl-Z and discussed their similarities and differences.
Ryan Page is a composer, performer, and tinkerer who focuses on human interaction with technology. In 2015 he founded the live electronic music group Ctrl-Z with Daniel Steffey and Nicholas Wang. Ctrl-Z performs and commissions new electronic works, along with classic works of 20th-Century experimental music. Last year, he started a record label, Cutty Strange Records and is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Film and Digital Media at UCSC.
We discussed Ctrl-Z’s collaboration with Listening to Ladies and their call for composers of any age or nationality who identify as women, nonbinary, or gender fluid are invited to submit scores for live performative electronics for a series of concerts to take place in California and New York in the Fall of 2017 (venues/dates to-be-determined). The program will showcase hugely important yet often overlooked contributions to the history of electronic music by women alongside new pieces written by non-cis-male composers working on the cutting edge of experimental electronic and electroacoustic music. The resulting program will be recorded and released by Ctrl-Z in late 2017/early 2018. Applications are due June 1st, 2017.
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Our monthly show featuring Irena Polic, Managing Director of the Institute for Humanities Research continued in March. Irena brought onto the show UCSC Associate Professor of History, Gregory O’Malley, who is a UCSC Faculty Participants in the IHR World History Research Cluster that focuses on new research in the world and transnational history.
Now with the help of a $220,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project titled Final Passages: The Intra-American Slave Trade Database, O’Malley is creating an interactive, free Web-based database about the slave trade within the Americas that will be integrated into the Voyages site.
“I think what drew me to the colonial period was an interest in race relations as a core dilemma of American society,” O’Malley observed. “We are living in a country where black lives are often treated as if they didn’t matter, and it’s built on this trade of slaves,” O’Malley added. “This disregard for their welfare and well-being is really important background for modern race relations. I think it shows we have a long history of devaluing black lives in American society.”
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On May 25th, San Franciscan stand-up comedian and political satirist, Will Durst came onto Artists on Art to talk about his latest one-person show, Elect to Laugh: 2016 on June 4th at the Vet’s Hall.
Elect To Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst is a brand- new, hysterical, one- man show stalking the presidential election cycle like white on rice. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, this hilarious 80-minute production reflects Durst’s outraged and outrageous sensibilities, accessing the topical through the jugular, as current as Bernie Sanders’ lead staffer’s latest tweet.
Will Durst will be in town for one show only, Saturday, June 4 at 7:30pmAT Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA.
Both Tandy and Wallace are Santa Cruz Treasures and that do much more than directing and playwriting. Wallace has been and continues to be the one of the main reporters on local Arts and Culture at the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He is a writer, essayist, blogger and author of the soon-to-be published book, The Last Temptation of Lincoln. The play, Oscar’s Wallpaper, was first a chapter in that book when Wallace was inspired to submit to the 8 Tens @ 8 play Festival. Tandy Beal is a producer/director/writer/dancer/choreographer/educator and celebrating this year her 40 years of the Tandy Beal & Company.
Vlada Jakubikova & Muthu of Regular Line Santa Cruz an artists’ residency and exhibition program, , came onto KZSC’s Artists on Art, to talk about the Slovak artists that are invading Santa Cruz and the many events happening.
The Slovak Artist will be here and the residency takes place from July 3-20. Two main events are in place – an art exhibition at Apricity gallery in Tannery Arts Center and Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. We are also doing music workshops for kids at SC public library and Camp Tannery Arts.
There was a promo event at the ArtBar at the Tannery on July 5th at 4pm.
The grand Opening Reception at the Apricity Gallery is Friday July 18, 5pm – 9pp at the Tannery Arts Center, 1060 River Street, Studio #104, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Opening hours are 12-6pm during July 20, July 24-27, July 31, August 2-3 & 12-9pm on August 1st.
Two of the Artists, Zuzana Zabkova & Fero Kiraly, are also participating in the Fringe Festival. The Kick-off event is Thursday July 10 from 6:30-7pm.
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KZSC‘s Station Advisors Michael Bryant and Keith Rozendal came onto Artists on Art June 11, 2014 to talk about the art of college radio making.
Michael Bryant has been the station advisor for 14 years and on the radio air for over forty years. He was the host of the beloved KZSC Beatles show, Here, There and Everywhere.
Michael and is handing the reigns over to Keith Rozendal on Solstice, June 21st, 2014 . Keith is scientific and medical journalist, and former new, public affairs director and program director at KCSB, UC Santa Barbara’s college station.