LiveVibe TV PRESENTS: 'What’s HAPNAN? Arts and Sciences in the Digital Age'
An innovative UF nanotechnology engineer uses video games to help recruit students for high-tech careers, the head of the School of Art + Art History plays the blues, and PK Yonge elementary school students demonstrate how music and audio engineering have changed their lives
LiveVibe TV host Mandy Hill kicks off season three of LVTV with 'What’s HAPNAN? Arts and Science in the Digital Age' on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. EST. This innovative 90-minute program is performed in front of a live studio audience and streamed across the Internet from www.LiveVibeTV.com. Presented as part of Digital Worlds 2011 “Digital Convergence Series”, the show will explore how the ongoing integration of the arts and sciences is changing the face of education in the digital age.
'What’s HAPNAN’?' will explore how the integration of science and the arts can be used to improve the quality and efficacy of education in the ever-evolving digital age. Featured guests include visual artist and musician Richard Heipp, Nano-Scale technology engineer and STEAM education advocate Curtis Taylor, and exceptionally talented young musicians from PK Yonge School working afterschool with Gainesville music producer Sean Hunter.
Richard Heipp is currently the director of the School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida as well as the bass player for the R. Mutt Blues Band, a self-proclaimed “art house” band that plays re-envisioned, electrified versions of classic Americana blues standards. After Mandy talks with Heipp about his dual interests in visual art and music, he will perform live onstage with the R. Mutt Blues Band.
Dr. Curtis Raymund Taylor, associate professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UF, is an expert in the field of nanotechnology. Dr. Taylor will demonstrate how the integration of haptics with nanotechnology serves to create a truly “hands-on” learning experience and how this new technology has the potential to revolutionize the educational approach by making learning more interactive. Dr. Taylor will discuss his HAPNAN project and how it has the potential to dramatically change the way science and engineering are being taught and learned.
Music producer Sean Hunter will discuss an exciting after-school program that focuses on teaching the art and science of music production to youth from the fourth to eighth grade levels. The Blue Wave Music Production group, sponsored by PK Yonge Developmental Research School’s Blue Wave After-School Program and Hunter’s Crescendo Sound Studios will also be featured as performing artists on the show. Hunter’s dynamic work integrates multiple academic and creative disciplines to create a productive, informative and entertaining learning environment.
For more information on LVTV and the Digital Worlds’ “Digital Convergence Series,” please contact: Lindy Harris at Lindy@digitalworlds.ufl.edu or visit www.digitalworlds.ufl.edu.