So, Carrie Mae Weems is speaking at UNC Greensboro on February 7th. BUT, if you're not going to that, come to the McColl Center for Art + Innovation and hear myself, DP/Associate Producer Hamilton Ward, Prof. Samira Shaikh (UNC Charlotte, College of Computing and Informatics) and Prof. Sean McCloud (UNC Charlotte, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) talk about film making, bots, witches, and all the juicy bits that connect them. The event is free, but registration is required. Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces! Stimulus: Facts <3 Fiction
Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:30–8:00 p.m. REGISTER
Alumna artist and UNC Charlotte Professor of Art (Digital Media) Heather D. Freeman (2010) discusses the creative connections and inspirations in the production of Familiar Shapes, a feature documentary in production about social bots, early modern witches, misinformation, and how human behavior shapes them.
Familiar Shapes Director of Photography and artist Hamilton Ward will join Freeman in a dialogue highlighting their filmmaking processes and how artists straddle media and research boundaries to craft compelling stories.
Sean McCloud, Professor of Religious Studies, and Samira Shaikh, Professor of Cognitive Science in Computer Science, both from UNC Charlotte, also participated in the film and will join the conversation.
The Stimulus series offers visitors deeper insight into the work and ideas of contemporary artists. These sessions aim to make connections between current McColl Center artists-in-residence, McColl Center alumni artists, and our constantly evolving local arts community.
How to get here and where to park
We’re at 721 N. Tryon St. in Uptown Charlotte. Plenty of free parking is available on N. Tryon St. after 6:00 p.m. and in the lot at the corner of W. 10th St. and N. Church St. (behind Charlotte Ballet).