WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY FASHION SHOW
Friday, September 20, 6 p.m., FREE
What do flying birds, fireflies, invisibility, and blinking lights have to do with clothing? Come and find out! RIT student creators will explain the technology and answer any questions. All ages.
DANGEROUS SIGNS POETRY AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE
Saturday, September 22, 12 p.m., FREE
This is an exploration of African-American, Deaf and original poetry presented by RIT’s Masquerer’s Drama Club. A fusion ASL/poetry performance using music, dance, mime, and spoken word, this performance is accessible to Deaf and Hearing audiences. Ages 6+
Saturday, September 22, 2 p.m. and again at 3 p.m., FREE
In this film, visual compositions of Sun images are interwoven with animated sequences and are followed by a musical trajectory that features sharp contrasts of dynamics, register, timbre and texture. A collaborative work by Prof. Stephanie Maxwell (RIT School of Film and Animation), Peter Byrne (Associate Prof., RIT School of Design), David Saroff (RIT PhD student, Astrophysics), and composer Elizabeth Kelly (PhD candidate, Eastman School of Music). All ages.
BEYOND THE SPHERE (FILM)
Saturday, September 22 at 2:15 p.m. and again at 3:15 p.m., FREE
Saturn and Jupiter “space voices”, recorded by Cassini and Voyager satellites, create a backdrop of inspiration in this short film, created by Meghdad Asadi-Lari (MFA graduate candidate, RIT School of Film and Animation). All ages.
THE LIGHT COLLECTOR (FILM)
Saturday, September 22 at 2:30 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m., FREE
A collaboration by Jim Downer (Animator, RIT Alumnus) and Billy Vazquez (Graduate student, Astrophysics, RIT), The Light Collector is an experimental, stop-motion animation and a portrait of an astronomer. Downer was inspired by Vazquez’ extensive space photographs and telescope research, and the astronomer’s attempt to create an understanding of the universe around us. All ages.