[tforum] FW: Don't miss this exciting program with the 21st Century Abe Intepretive Team!
Joe.Breen at utah.edu
Wed Dec 17 09:57:29 MST 2008
From: Heather Weisse [mailto:hweisse at magpi.net]
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 2:03 PM
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Subject: Don't miss this exciting program with the 21st Century Abe
21st Century Abe Project Discussion
Target Grade Levels: College and Graduate Students
Date: February 5, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
How to Participate:
* MAGPI Members :Interested members must have H.323
* Non-MAGPI Members: Participants must be connected to their
national high speed network for research and education (Internet2 in the
USA) and have H.323 Videoconferencing Capabilities
What do Mexican mentalists and YouTube have to do with Abraham Lincoln?
This interactive panel discussion delves into the creative processes
behind 21st-Century Abe (www.21stcenturyabe.org), an innovative and
multifaceted web-based project from the Rosenbach Museum & Library
exploring the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln through historic
documents, commissioned artistic interpretations, and visitor-generated
content. This program offers a unique preview of the project before the
full site officially launches on Feb. 12, 2009. The panel will include
an interactive discussion about the relationship of art & history, modes
of alternative storytelling, and the opportunities and challenges of web
About the Panelists:
Nick Schonberger (Moderator): Nick Schonberger is project coordinator
for 21st-Century Abe and senior editor of WORDS.BEATS.LIFE: Global
Journal of Hip-Hop Culture (www.wblinc.org). Both allow him
opportunities to explore American material life in all its capacities
and explore methods of public history to a wide variety of audiences.
Outside of these ventures, Nick actively comments on contemporary music
and fashion for some highly regarded and well read websites. He is a
graduate of the Winterthur Program of American Culture.
Jennifer Childs: Jennifer Childs is the co-founder and Artistic Director
of 1812 Productions (www.1812productions.org), a Philadelphia theater
company dedicated to entertaining, educating and exploring a variety of
issues through comedy. 1812 Productions has received countless Barrymore
nominations and awards and has been cited as one of the "Best of..." by
Philadelphia Magazine. 1812's Abe project will provide a humorous take
on Lincoln; topics under consideration include Lincoln's own humor, his
portrayal by his contemporaries, and the long tradition of comedians
mining Lincoln for laughs.
Matthew Fisher: Matthew Fisher is co-founder and President of Night
Kitchen Interactive [www.whatscookin.com] , the award-winning design
firm based in Philadelphia, PA which designed the 21st-Century Abe site.
Founded in 1997, Night Kitchen Interactive's services include online
learning, interactive exhibits, and marketing communications solutions.
Some of their other projects include The Art of Storytelling
(www.artofstorytelling.org), Franklin Remixed (www.franklinremixed.com),
The Splendor of 18th-Century Rome (www.whatscookin.com/html/pma-rome
<http://www.whatscookin.com/html/pma-rome/> /), and Lincoln's Crossroads
Kathy Haas: Kathy Haas is the Curatorial Assistant at the Rosenbach
Museum and Library (www.rosenbach.org) and the research coordinator for
21st-Century Abe. A graduate of the Winterthur Program in American
Culture, she has been at the Rosenbach since 2004, where she has been
involved with projects ranging from cataloging collections to curating
exhibits about Dracula.
Anne Walsh: Anne Walsh works collaboratively with Chris Kubick on
historically-based multimedia work under the name ARCHIVE
(www.doublearchive.com). ARCHIVE works with a variety of formats and
tools including performance lectures, spoken-word cds, video games,
exhibitions, and works on paper. ARCHIVE's Abe project, tentatively
titled "One Lincoln After Another," deals with discovering Lincoln
through a series of short Webisodes involving spirit mediums, Rosenbach
documents, sculptures made from Lincoln's death mask, a Lincoln
presenter, and a trip to several Lincoln monuments.
http://www.magpi.net/programs/21stcenturyabe.html. Please note that
participation is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Registration closes on January 23, 2009.
Heather Weisse Walsh
MAGPI Applications Coordinator
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 233A
Philadelphia, PA 19104
e: hweisse at magpi.net
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