Katie Han: Bridging art and design to reimagine the waiting room experience

bridging art and design to reimagine the waiting room experience TAYLOR JONES | June 14, 2023 If at any point you found yourself in the mix of Stanford’s diverse student arts scene over the past four years, there’s a good chance you crossed paths with Katie Han. A senior graduating this Spring from the d.School,…

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The first two-year Creative Project Seed Grants are awarded to five faculty members by the Office of the Vice President for the Arts

The new grant was developed for faculty members with an active creative practice that is connected to their university teaching and research.

An inaugural cohort of five faculty members from the School of Humanities and Sciences has been awarded two-year Faculty Creative Project Seed Grants to fund art projects that will significantly impact the campus and beyond. Creative research and productions during the 2023-25 grant period, along with anticipated public presentations, allow the community to celebrate faculty creativity…

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The Office of the Vice President for the Arts announces the McMurtry Arts Initiatives Fund recipients for 2023-24

The McMurtry Arts Grant is one of several faculty and staff grants offered by the VPA.

Four Stanford academic community members have been awarded 2023-24 grants from the Burt McMurtry Arts Initiatives Fund to support interdisciplinary projects that will test new directions and possibilities in the arts at Stanford. Deborah Cullinan, vice president for the arts, is thrilled to see this five-year-old program continue to generate visionary ideas from all corners of campus.…

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Student Arts Grants: A Year in Photos 2022-23

This year’s VPA Student Arts Grants supported a wide range of student-initiated collaborative projects across the Stanford campus. Projects included dance, conference programming, film, creative retreat, theater productions, wood carving, and shoe design work. AY23 Awarded Projects: Student Arts Grants for VSOs Student Arts Grants for Individual Students (Maker Micro Grant)

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artsCatalyst Grants 2022-23

During the 2022-23 academic year, the Office of the Vice President for the Arts awarded 58 artsCatalyst Grants to faculty members from across the University. These grants foster arts experiences that enhance classroom experiences for undergraduate students. Activities included field trips to Bay Area arts venues, guest speakers (in-person and virtual), and workshops with guest artists. The grants…

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Full interview with Lauren Lee McCarthy, visiting artist at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Bhumikorn Kongtaveelert [BK]: Your work has been at the intersection of art and computer science, specifically ethics and surveillance. However, your new body of work focuses more on the biosecurity of reproductive futures. What created the shift from human-AI interactions to something more intimate but also distant? Lauren Lee McCarthy [LLM]: I think about [my…

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Excerpted Q&A with Lauren Lee McCarthy, visiting artist at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Their live performance for the campus community is on April 21 in Pigott Theater.

Through their practice over the last decade, artist Lauren Lee McCarthy has been figuring out through performances and visual media what it means to be human in an increasingly mechanized world. From automating romantic dates to re-inserting compassion in voice-activated smart homes to reimagining reproductive futures, McCarthy sits at the intersection of art and ethics…

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IMU UR2: Asian American Art, Intersectionality, and Collective Memory

A student reflects on Stanford's Asian American Art Initiative's groundbreaking convening that brought together artists, curators, scholars, and students.

Asian American identities have always been in flux. Stanford’s Asian American Art Initiative (AAAI)’s inaugural symposium IMU UR2: Art, Aesthetics and Asian America united artists, activists, and scholars in a multi-disciplinary space for alternative ways of seeing and existing in contemporary Asian America. Since its conception in 1968 for cross-racial and ethnic solidarity, the “Asian…

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Kim Anno: Finding Loss and Hope in the Midst of the Anthropocene

A Baroque mirror hung loosely in the wall inside the white canvas, reflecting the hazy vision from archives of natural science. Perhaps, it is a portal that invites us to untangle the narratives of a dissolving landscape of nature in flux, amidst transition due to the changing planet. As you walk through the vast Coulter…

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Student Arts Grants: A Year in Photos 2021-22

This year’s VPA Student Arts Grants supported a wide range of virtual and remote student-initiated collaborative projects across the Stanford community. Projects ranged from photography, documentary and narrative film, zines, musical theater, dance, contemporary plays, and inviting renowned artists for exhibitions and artist talks serving the student community. Aligned with Stanford policies, the VPA continues…

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artsCatalyst Grants 2021-22

This past academic year, the Office of the Vice President for the Arts awarded 63 artsCatalyst Grants to faculty members from across the University. These grants foster arts experiences that enhance classroom experiences for undergraduate students. Activities included a mix of in-person, hybrid, and virtual experiences. 2021-22 artsCatalyst Grant Recipients Absolutism, Enlightenment, and Revolution in 17th- and 18th-Century…

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New acquisition by David Park on view at the Anderson Collection

The museum reopens to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.

Late last year, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University received a gift from two individuals, one who has been giving the gift of time to the museum for years and the other an alumnus. Keith Jantzen and his husband, Scott Beth, ’82, donated Untitled (Portrait of Tom Jefferson), 1957, by the Bay Area artist David…

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Student Arts Grants: A Year in Photos 2020-21

This year’s VPA Student Arts Grants supported a wide range of virtual and remote student-initiated collaborative projects across the Stanford community. Projects ranged from photography, documentary and narrative film, zines, musical theater, dance, contemporary plays, and inviting renowned artists for exhibitions and artist talks serving the student community. Aligned with Stanford policies, the VPA continues…

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artsCatalyst Grants 2020-21

This past academic year, the Office of the Vice President for the Arts awarded 58 artsCatalyst Grants to faculty members from across the University. These grants foster arts experiences that enhance classroom experiences for undergraduate students. All of the activities took place in the virtual environment. 2020-21 artsCatalyst Grant Recipients An Artist’s Life: Diverse Voices and Changing Contexts…

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Stanford Global Studies photo contest showcases student experiences abroad and at home

Stanford Global Studies (SGS) has unveiled the winners of its tenth annual photo contest. Each year, the competition celebrates the creative talents of student photographers affiliated with SGS’s 14 centers and programs. More than 80 photos, captured in locations across the United States and around the world, were entered into six categories: the natural world,…

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