Maker Workshop: Contemporary Art Intersections with Nettrice Gaskins

Thursday, April 12th, 2018, 12:55-1:45 PM, Feigenbaum Center for the Visual Arts, Room 101

In conjunction with the Mandeville Gallery’s new exhibition, Probability & Uncertainty, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a Maker Workshop with exhibiting artist Nettrice Gaskins.

Participants will make a simple machine from found objects (ex. Rube Goldberg Machine) or an apparatus and method for creating optical illusion effects (ex. Pepper’s Ghost). The overall goal of this workshop is not only to make a device/machine, but also to explore the intersections of culture, art, geometry, and computation (algorithms): it’s Theodore Olivier (3D models) meets Ron Eglash (African Fractals) and John Biggers meets Quantal Quilt (projection mapping).

Co-sponsorship is generously provided by the Geology Department; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; the Math Department; the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; the Physics and Astronomy Department; and the Visual Arts Department. Funding for a research trip to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, and the maker workshop event was awarded through Mellon grants, as part of the “Our Shared Humanities” college-wide initiative.

*Please Note: This event will be held at the Feigenbaum Center for the Visual Arts, Room 101.

Art Collections & Exhibitions Fellow, Sarah Kirby, and Associate Professor of Sociology, Deidre Butler, work on their machine



April 12th, 2015

12:55-1:45 PM


Feigenbaum Center for the Visual Arts, Room 101

Union College 807 Union St. Schenectady, NY 12308

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