horror http://wamc.org en Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities' Vampires, Mummies, And Frankenstein: Oh My! http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-ny-council-humanities-vampires-mummies-and-frankenstein-oh-my <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This morning we spotlight <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org">New York Council for the Humanities</a> and get seasonal and talk about their spooky humanities projects across New York.</p><p>We are joined by: Dr. Tim Madigan, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Irish Studies at St. John Fisher College. Tim, in addition to giving talks about Frankenstein through the Council's Speakers in the Humanities program, is the organizer of a one-day public conference, <a href="http://www.sjfc.edu/academics/arts-science/departments/irish/news.dot">"The Irish Vampire,"</a> exploring the life and influence of the Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, and his immortal 1897 work, <em>Dracula</em>.</p><p>Erika Sanger, Director of Education, <a href="http://www.albanyinstitute.org/">The Albany Institute of History &amp; Art</a>. Erika joins us to talk about the exciting slate of programs she's organized around The Albany's Institute new exhibit, <a href="http://www.albanyinstitute.org/ge-presents-the-mystery-of-the-albany-mummies.html"><em>The Mystery of the Albany Mummies</em></a>, specifically an upcoming project on Amenhotep's Mask and the Book of the Dead.</p><p>Anne Field of the <a href="http://www.pelhamlibrary.org/pelham-reads">Friends of the Town of Pelham Library</a> is here to talk about Pelham Reads Frankenstein, a community-wide reading festival around Mary Shelley's 19th century classic novel.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75841 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities' Vampires, Mummies, And Frankenstein: Oh My! "Inflatable Frankenstein" - Radiohole at EMPAC http://wamc.org/post/inflatable-frankenstein-radiohole-empac <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Inspired by meditations on horror films, the work of Antonin Artaud, and Ardunio open-source electronics, Radiohole’s Inflatable Frankenstein is a visually and sonically driven performance based on Mary Shelley’s early life and her novel Frankenstein.</p><p>Arising from a world of gods and monsters (and thousands of Walmart and Price Chopper grocery bags) is a desecration too terrible to behold and too beautiful to turn away from, leading to an improbable question: what is it like to be a metaphor for everything?</p><p>The project was supported by a 2012 EMPAC production residency.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60626 at http://wamc.org "Inflatable Frankenstein" - Radiohole at EMPAC