Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

March 19, 2018

New Card Reader at IDeATe Lending + Animation Contest + Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Chelsea Manning + Social Justice through Arts and Culture + Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon + ProSEED/Crosswalk Grants

Welcome back! Just a reminder that there is now a card reader at the IDeATe Lending Desk. Make sure to have your Carnegie Mellon ID card ready to present when borrowing an item or purchasing material from Lending.
Animation Career Review is running ananimation short contest. There are cash prizes (plus bragging rights) available. Entries are due June 30th. For more information and to enter, visit
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. She will give a joint talk withChelsea Manning, the collaborator for her most recent work, Probably Chelsea (2017), this Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 p.m. in McConomy Auditorium. While in prison, Manning mailed cheek swabs and hair clippings to Dewey-Hagborg, who created DNA-derived sculptural portraits that illustrate a multitude of ways in which DNA can be interpreted. Tickets available here.
Leonie Hedkovitch from the University of Vienna will give a talk called "Social Justice through Arts and Culture" this Thursday, March 22nd at 12:00 p.m. in Hamburg Hall 1204. In this talk, Leonie will explore mechanisms and tools to help integrate social justice features into arts and culture projects from different disciplines. More information and registration is available throughg
The 2018 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is this Sunday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m. at the Carnegie Museum of Art. This event addresses the lack of female participation in Wikipedia, the lack of female inclusion in Wikipedia and the arts, and the inherent bias that deficit creates. It aims to both encourage more female-identified editors as well as more contributions to entries on female-identified artists and creatives of all backgrounds. With over 280 Edit-A-Thons across six continents, these events continue to create and improve thousands of Wikipedia pages for artists. The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon si free and open to the public. No prior Wikipedia editing experience is necessary. More information is available at art.cmu.eduand at
Applications are now open for Spring 2018ProSEED/Crosswalk grants. Any member of the CMU community can receive funds, typically $500 - $2,500, to support the development of new initiatives in areas such as quality of life, service learning, student competitions, development of new courses, entrepreneurial activities, and pilot projects. Complete details can be found on