Life After: Activist Memorials and Digital Collaboration

Friday, October 11, 2013 (All day)
Event Location: 
Old Capitol Museum
Iowa City, IA 52242

Life After: Activist Memorials and Digital Collaboration

October 11, 2013:  9:30am-­‐6:30pm. Includes kickoff performance, reception, roundtable panels, and discussions at the Old Capitol Museum, 21 N Clinton St

Open to the public, this two-­day event will unite local and guest artists and scholars from several backgrounds whose work intersects with public and/or digital humanities exploring the activist potentials of memorial practices. Thursday evening, October 10, new music and films respond to and perform memorialization. Friday, October 11, a “show-­‐and-­‐tell” conversational format will allow participants and audiences from different backgrounds to make the most of their common ground in roundtables and public discussions. Taking place just before the Iowa City Book Festival, Indigenous Peoples Day, and the UNESCO Day in the City of Literature, the symposium will both enhance and gain from other endeavors.

A full schedule of this event can be found on our detailed website:


Guest Participants

Joseph DeLappe, new media artist and Professor of the Department of Art at the University of Nevada. Designer of

Mona Smith, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota intermedia artist, creator of the Bdote Memory Map (

Robert Steel, composer and sound designer for cinema, theatre and other media, and Assistant

Professor at the School of Cinema and Interactive Media at DePaul University


Local Participants

AIDS Quilt Touch app development team (Digital Studio for Public Arts and Humanties); Eloisa Valenzuela Mendoza, Allison Wanger (American Studies); Linda Bolton, Ben Staniforth, Sarah Walker (English); Emily Martin, Matt Brown (Center for the Book); Sarah Kanouse (Intermedia); Paul Bartels (Language, Literacy, and Culture); Natalia Mielczarek (Mass Communications); Gemma Goodale-­‐Sussen (Fort Madison Prison Memory Project). Others to be confirmed.