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Sustainability-Related Artist Brittany Ransom, November 10-29, 2017

The Allen Priebe Gallery at UW Oshkosh will be having an exhibition from November 10 – 29 of the work of California based artist Brittany Ransom. Ransom probes the lines between human, animal, and environmental relations while exploring emergent technologies. Using ready-made and custom computing interfaces, writing custom code, and constructing real time sensor / web based data as a material, Ransom’s work introduces concepts that explore the conflicted relationship between our human culture, the way we interact with one another via interface, the concern for nature, and the way we interact with the ‘natural’ world. The main motivation in her work is to explore the paradoxical bonds between human, urban and natural ecologies, the inhabitants of said spaces, and the co-evolution between the shifting digital innovations and our human selves. Many of her pieces comment on our dulled awareness of societal concerns that our techno-advancements can trigger and the lack of design integration of these technologies beyond the human world.

Ransom will be speaking on campus on Thursday, November 9 at 4:15 in the Arts and Communications Center room S121 and she will be giving a gallery talk that same evening in the Allen Priebe Gallery (1st floor of the Arts and Communications Center off the lobby) in conjunction with her exhibition opening which starts at 6:30 pm and goes until 8:00 pm.


International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, June 1-6, 2019

SIRT and the UWO Sociology department are co-hosting the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), which is the annual conference of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources annual conference (ISSRM). This international conference will bring hundreds of environmental and natural resource professionals and scholars to our campus in June 2019.

The theme is Sustainability and the Land Ethic in the Anthropocene: ‘A Thinking Community’ Explores Critical Issues in Leopold’s Backyard.

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