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A curatorial collaboration of twelve regional museums and galleries, Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents is a contemporary, multi-venue arts exhibition. It will present the work of outstanding artists from Western New York and Southern Ontario, Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania and for the first time, feature the work of artists from outside the region, blurring the local with the global and challenging the assumptions of what these distinctions mean today, when all artists are both.

Beyond/In kicks off this evening, Thursday, September 23, 2010 with a high-wire walk at the Liberty Building by reknown French tight-rope walker, Didier Pasquette.

Featuring the participation of many artists affiliated with the Department of Media Study including: Josephine Anstey, Jordan Dalton, Elyse Harzynski, Barbara Lattanzi, Carl Lee, Luke Noonan, Dave Pape, Cayden Mak, Brian Milbrand, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Anna Scime, Mark Shepard, Jessica Thompson, members of virocode and more.

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Play/Share Beyond/In Pre-Game
@ Lafayette Square Park, Downtown Buffalo at 6:30pm

Play/Share Beyond/In is a technology-driven scavenger hunt exploring the history and culture of Western New York though a series of interactive missions. Using SMS-enabled mobile phones the game brings players through the galleries and installations in the Beyond/In Western New York 2010 exhibition, as well as other sites of other sites of historical, ecological, or cultural interest.

Kick It.

On Thursday, September 23, Beyond/In Western New York 2010 kicks off as world renowned artist and high-wire walker Didier Pasquette walks between the Statues of Liberty that sit atop one of the city’s historic gems, the Liberty Building. We will be launching one mission during this event:

LOCATION: Lafayette Square Park, Downtown Buffalo
START TIME: 6:30 pm (missions will be sent at 6)
INSTRUCTIONS: Sign up online. Wear red. Bring duct tape. Yes, duct tape.

Elyse Harzynski graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Mathematics and Studio Art, and is currently studying Architecture for her Masters at SUNY Buffalo. She finds the ideas and theories of digital media practices, such as pervasive gaming and locative media, to be effective mediums for learning how the public interacts and plays in public spaces.

Come play with us.

The next round of Play/Share Beyond/In will begin on Saturday, October 16 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. For more information or to sign up online, visit

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Beyond the Multitude

OPENING: Sunday, September 19, 4-8pm

September 17-23, 2010
@ Blink Galleries 464 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

Scajaquada. The oldest word in use on the Niagara Frontier, and both source for and subject of an exhibition celebrating ecosystem, neighborhood, history, and place through innovative work from regional artists, activists, historians, performers, and practitioners.

TOUR:  Tuesday, September 21, 4pm.
Leaves from 464 Amherst Street

LECTURE:  Tuesday, September 21, 6pm.
By Franklin LaVoie at Polish Cadets Hall.

PERFORMANCE:  Thursday, September 23, 10am.
By Jessica Thompson starting at Forest Lawn Cemetery and moving through Buffalo’s East Side.

WATERSHED CLEAN-UP:  Saturday, September 25, 9am.
Meeting at American Legion Post 1041, 533 Amherst Street.

For more information, please visit:

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Monday, September 13th, 5:00pm, CFA 246
Tom Bittner, Departments of Philosophy and Geography
University at Buffalo

An Introduction to Formal and Applied Ontology

This event is open to all interested students and faculty.

The talk gives a brief overview of formal and applied ontology from the perspective of philosophy and the perspective of the computer and information sciences. As examples, Bittner will use the ontology of geographic space, geographic objects, and the geography of the human body.

About the Speaker

Thomas Bittner is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo. At the same time he is Research Scientist at the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the National Center of Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA).

Dr. Bittner received his Ph.D. from the Technical University Vienna and has been a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University and at Queen’s University (Canada). Before joining the SUNY Buffalo he was a senior researcher at the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science (IFOMIS) at Saarland University in Germany.  Dr. Bittner’s area of specialization is formal ontology and its applications in bio-informatics, geography, and geographic information science. His current research focuses on formal theories of vagueness and the application of formal ontology, symbolic logic, and qualitative representation and reasoning techniques to represent canonical biomedical structures in biomedical ontologies.

For more information, please visit

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E-POETRY 2011: An International Digital Literature Festival


May 18-21, 2011
SUNY Buffalo North Campus
& Select Buffalo Locations

Returning from venues in London, Paris, and Barcelona, the E-Poetry Festival presents three and a half days of emerging digital poetry, poetics, and new media, drawing from numerous countries, discourses, and modes of practice.

Please check for information as it becomes available.

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Steve McCaffery and Loss Pequeño Glazier POETICS@4+ PERFORMANCE


Saturday, November 20, 8:00pm
Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Avenue

An on-going series featuring work by Poetics Affiliate Faculty:
Steve McCaffery will present the US premier of Carnival Panel III, a 30 minute rendition of the latest addition to McCaffery’s explosive typographical environment first begun in 1969.
Loss Pequeño Glazier will present from Middle Orange | Media Naranja | Cayo Largo, an iteration of present lateral translations of crushed coral, generative miscegenation, and turquoise digital variants.

More information can be found at

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