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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a home for making art at Duke.
Date & Time
April 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free; no RSVP required. Everyone welcome.
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

The Center for Documentary Studies’ DocX lab is excited to join us in the Ruby to present CDS Shortwave, an experimental website that showcases the documentary arts as practiced at CDS for nearly thirty years. The presentation will encompass other works-in-progress, as well, including a web-based visual tuner, a virtual moving-image projector, and tools to design and play back spatial-audio soundscapes.

DocX is an innovative space to experiment with the evolving ways that documentary artists tell stories in the digital era and to explore how digital interactive spaces can be inspired and informed by analog modes of discovery.

About Ruby Fridays

Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at noon most Fridays during the semester in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s Ruby Lounge. Speakers include Duke faculty and students who are creating or exhibiting work in the Ruby, visiting artists from far and wide, and local creatives. Learn about the amazing art being created on Duke’s campus, the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more. A free lunch is included!

About the Speakers

Alexa Dilworth is director of publishing, awards, and the DocX lab at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Dilworth has a BA and an MA, both in English, from the University of Florida, and an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Aaron Kutnick received his MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University. He currently works as a digital content creator and user experience designer in the DocX lab at the Center for Documentary Studies. He also teaches courses in experimental interface design and computational media. His work asks what ethnographic fieldwork looks like within the virtual spaces of the internet, and what kind of tools are best suited to meaningfully engage this rich, dynamic realm of cultural production.


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