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Email alex@solarpowerforartists.com for more info about scheduling a workshop, lecture, consultation, etc. at your art venue/ community space/ university/ non-evil company, etc.

July : A History of Solar Power Art and Design by Alex Nathanson Release Date!

You can order Alex Nathanson's new book from many book retailers or directly from the publisher. Use code FLY21 for a 20% discount when purchasing it directly from Routledge at https://www.routledge.com/A-History-of-Solar-Power-Art-and-Design/Nathanson/p/book/9780367465681

If you're interested in hosting a remote or covid-safe in-person book release event at your art space, university, book store, podcast, etc. please email alex@alexnathanson.com.

November 23: Artist Residency Info Session

We're piloting an artist in residence program. This event is an opportunity for applicants to ask questions about the program.

Learn more about the program on the residency page.

Register for the info session at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-power-for-artists-artist-residency-info-session-tickets-188954186057.

December 2: Energy and the Internet Workshop

In this workshop we will explore the relationship between internet infrastructure and energy consumption. The internet is often presented as removed from the physical world. Words like the “cloud” and “cyberspace” obscure its relationship to the environment and the physical world.

Participants will learn about internet infrastructure and they ways in which it consumes energy. We will look at a number of projects exploring this topic. We will learn about tools for estimating energy consumption and carbon footprints online. We will discuss whether there is a relationship between the resource consumption of websites and the ways in which users interact with them. Additionally, we will identify opportunities for technical, artistic, activist interventions in this space.

* 6pm - 7:30pm EST, on Zoom
* $75
* Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-and-the-internet-tickets-192848704667

December 15 : Deadline for Artist in Residence Application

We're piloting an artist in residence program. This program will be for artists and designers interested in working with any sustainable energy technology to address issues relating to climate justice.* Artists and designers from front-line climate communities** are particularly encouraged to apply. Prior experience with sustainable energy technologies is not required.

The application deadline for the residency is December 15th. Response will likely be sent out by mid-January. Fill out this application form to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPi2aHaUczIi5vPC6v-sklhSpq2P-Nq8Bh05xBurVb3_teug/viewform?usp=sf_link.

Learn more about the program on the residency page.

January 16: Solar Powered Sound Art Workshop

This workshop will introduce participants to a range of techniques for creating solar powered instruments. We will discuss the history of the field, common conceptual approaches, and a number of technical methods.

Three techniques for building instruments will be demonstrated.

  • Direct drive acoustic instruments
  • Solar powered analog synthesis
  • Sonifying light frequencies

* 12pm - 1:30pm EST, on Zoom
* $75
* Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-powered-sound-art-january-2022-tickets-211082422207

January 23 : Sustainable Energy for Artists and Arts Organizations Workshop

Are you an artist or arts organization planning a covid safe outdoor event, art installation, or performance this summer? Would you like to integrate sustainable energy into the project in some way? This remote workshop is geared specifically for artists and arts organizations. We will discuss the opportunities for incorporating sustainable energy, with a particular focus on solar power, into outdoor artworks and performances, both as a power supply and as an integrated part of the work. Participants will be introduced to some basic concepts for determining if their project and/or location is suitable for incorporating solar power.

* 1pm - 2:30pm EST, on Zoom
* $75
* Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-energy-for-artists-and-arts-organizations-january-2021-tickets-211084277757

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