Faculty presentations part of ‘The Perception Project’

A series of events that invites audiences to explore their sensory awareness and perception is being offered at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

“The Perception Project” is part of the 10th annual College of Fine Arts and Communication’s COFAC Creates series. The following events are offered to the public free of charge:

  • Thursday, April 3 – Professor Dona Warren, philosophy, presents “Doing Philosophy, Telling Stories, and…” at 7:30 p.m. in Noel Fine Arts Center Room 221. In this informal session, Warren will lead the audience through a reflection on the nature and function of philosophy, storytelling, friendship, perception and identity. A winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award and UW System Regents Teaching Excellence Award, Warren has taught at UW-Stevens Point since 1995.

  • Thursday, April 10 – Assistant Professor Alex Ingersoll, media studies, presents “Vague Space/Time and the Brothers Quay” at 7:30 p.m. in the Communication Arts Center Room 333. The talk will feature the avant-garde stop-motion puppet animations by Philadelphia-born and London-based Stephen and Timothy Quay. Ingersoll will show how these works provide audiences with vague perceptions of time and space. His teaching and research revolves around the theory, history, criticism and production of film, television and video to new digital platforms. Ingersoll has taught at UW-Stevens Point since 2013.

  • Tuesday, April 22 – Assistant Professor Chris Shofner, media studies, presents a performance of live cinema, “Global Social Railway,” at 2 p.m. in the Noel Fine Arts Center courtyard. Shofner has taught media production at UW-Stevens Point since 2012. His creative work has been exhibited and screened at festivals and galleries in Europe, Canada and the United States.

  • Wednesday, April 30 – Russ Mikkelson, a professor of conducting and ensembles at The Ohio State University, will present a concert with the UW-Stevens Point Wind Ensemble and an ensemble from Stevens Point Area Senior High School at 7:30 p.m. in Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center. Mikkelson will also hold a question and answer session at 4 p.m. in Noel Fine Arts Center Room 221.

For more on The Perception Project, go to www.uwsp.edu/cofac/Pages/Activities/COFAC_Creates_2014.aspx.

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