A local artistic and scientific collaboration between Ann Arbor’s Penny Seats Theatre Company and the University of Michigan’s Environmental Biotechnology Group is offering performances of the musical Urinetown: The Musical! as well as innovative water conservation research over the next three weekends starting July 30. Continue reading Urinetown: Arts in our Parks and the Future of Peecycling
Join us on It’s Hot in Here this week to hear about GIS (Geographic Information System) applications in the Environmental Field — Mark Yoders from Quantum Spatial Inc. shared with us details on a variety of GIS projects involving the environment and David Betcher shared specifics on his work with the Great Lakes Communication. We also discussed different GIS technologies, including 3D LiDAR and photogrammetric point clouds, as well as thermal and infrared imagery. All these technologies have revolutionized the ease and precision of large-scale environmental assessments and monitoring, but still rely on field data for verification and expertise across fields to interpret.
Join us this week for a patriotic (and musical) edition of It’s Hot in Here as we discuss symbols of American pride (or are they?), the cultural context from which Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock arose, the newest news concerning the Geddes road expansion and the fate of the surrounding trees, and more!
Mark Clague (see credentials above) studies all forms of music-making in the United States, especially in Chicago, focusing on the functional aesthetic of music and the relationship between music and society. Continue reading Poets and Patriots: A Conversation with Mark Clague