The new pulse of digital music

Video killed the radio star, but Bob Pritchard thinks digital cameras and other gadgets might just save live electronic music.

Pritchard, a professor of music at the University of British Columbia, is using technologies that capture physical movement to transform the human body into a musical instrument.

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UBC Vancouver Events Commemorating The Komagata Maru Incident
Theatre at UBC takes part in upcoming events held throughout Vancouver commemorating the The Komagata Maru Incident.
Arts on Air
Join Ira Nadel (English) as he interviews UBC’s top writers, philosophers, singers and actors in the Humanities and Creative Arts.
Marinate Me
Opening Reception: April 16th, 5-9 PM
Exhibition: April 17th-26th. [Closed for Good Friday.]
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12-4 PM
Book Release for Belkin Art Gallery’s exhibition The Spaces Between: Contemporary Art from Havana
After a successful three-month exhibition at the Belkin Art Gallery, The Spaces Between: Contemporary Art from Havana will close on Sunday, April 13. The exhibition is accompanied by a 128-page fully illustrated book, co-published with Black Dog Publishing of London, featuring essays by exhibition curators Antonio Eligio (Tonel) and Keith Wallace, as well as writing by Cecilia Andersson from Bildmuseet, Umeå University.
UBC Faculty vs UBC Women’s Soccer Charity Match
On April 9, nine UBC Faculty members will face off against members of UBC Women's Soccer in a charity match.

The flood that wasn’t – An interview with MOA’s Anthony Shelton

On a sunny afternoon on the last day of January 2014, a water pipe burst near the parking lot outside UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, gushing frigid water down its stairs that spilled into the lobby of the museum for close to 15 minutes.

ArtsWIRE spoke with MOA Director Anthony Shelton about his team’s quick response to what could have otherwise been a cultural calamity.

UBC Music’s Stephen Chatman earns Juno nomination for Classical Composition of the Year

Dr. Stephen Chatman, professor and chair of composition at the UBC School of Music, and member of the Order of Canada, has been nominated for a 2014 Juno Award for Classical Composition of the Year for Magnificat: Songs of Reflection.

ArtsWIRE chatted with Chatman shortly after the Juno nominations were announced.

Hollywood hitmaker returns to UBC

Hart Hanson, creator and show-runner of the FOX television series Bones, and former student and faculty member in the UBC Creative Writing Program, is the new writer-in-residence for that department.

UBC News spoke with the Emmy nominated producer to promote a public talk about his writing career in Vancouver on February 5.

Engineering and Politics profs collaborate to teach new UBC Nuclear Weapons course

Is nuclear war inevitable? Can nuclear weapons be abolished? And how do we know when countries are developing a nuclear bomb?

One of UBC’s top scientists has teamed with one of its best political scientists to design a new course that aims to help students answer some of these questions.

UBC Linguistics initiative helps preserve endangered languages

In 2012, UBC’s Department of Linguistics launched its Language of the Year initiative, an ambitious program designed to promote the study and revitalization of endangered languages by supporting and disseminating research on a single endangered language.

In September the Department turned its attention to the Na-Dene language Tlingit, still spoken by 200 people in southeast Alaska, the southern Yukon, and northern BC.

Wade Davis, acclaimed anthropologist and author, joins the University of British Columbia

Pioneering Canadian ethnographer Wade Davis has joined the University of British Columbia to advance global awareness of cultures and ecosystems at risk.

Davis, best known for his work among indigenous societies worldwide, has served as National Geographic Society’s Explorer-in-Residence since 1999.

The Hobbit goes Hollywood

More than seven decades after it was first published, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit has been transformed for the big screen by Hollywood heavyweight Peter Jackson, the same director who turned Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy into an Oscar-winning box office sensation.

UBC English Professor Siân Echard talks all things Tolkien as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, set to hit theatres Dec. 13

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