There are a couple of interesting presentations coming up on local campuses.
Tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 24) you can catch interactive media artist Scott Snibbe at IUPUI’s Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (Room IT 152) presenting interactive works that incorporate reactive video projections, large-scale tracking of humans and vehicles, and Blow Up, which amplifies human breath as wind. He will discuss the philosophical divide between language and visceral perception that motivates his creation of interactive media art in “Body, Space, and Cinema” at 7 p.m. The program is free, the address on the IUPUI campus is 535 W. Michigan St.
At the University of Indianapolis learn about the physics of music on Thursday, Oct. 25 when Dr. Uwe Hansen talks about “Musical Acoustics: Science and Performance.” Hansen will use wave forms and spectra to explain the physics of different musical instrument families and UIndy student ensembles will illustrate the concepts by performing selections. The free program takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. Call (317) 788-2183.