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Ryan Reedell is the manager of the MakerSPACE at the Newark Museum, where he seeks to create authentic, engaging, hands-on experiences that highlight the materials, tools, and techniques used to create objects of the museum’s collection. Reedell is also the producer of the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, a showcase that celebrates the creativity, spirit, and ingenuity of the maker community.

Sandra Chatterjee’s choreographic and scholarly work, situated at the intersection of theory and practice, engages with performance, dance, and the body with a focus on gender, postcolonial, and migration studies. She studied dance and “Culture and Performance” in Honolulu and Los Angeles (1998 BA in dance, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM); 2001 MA in dance, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); 2005 PhD in culture and performance, UCLA).

Art, Science and Technology

In this seminar-style course in you will be exposed to the process of creativity, practicing the steps that creative thinkers use to answer the questions that form through observation and thinking, and produce effective outcomes that impact life. Whether in the mind of a scientist or a visual artist, observations form questions that strengthen into concepts and become a motivator for research. Research develops into a product or series of actions as an outcome. Successful outcomes are able to stand alone and affect change in science or art. 

Laura Weber received the PhD in musicology from Yale University in 2009. Since then she has taught music history at the Jacobs School of Music at IU-Bloomington, Columbia University, and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers.

Her research interests include the history of theory, with a particular focus on the theory of the Middle Ages, the polyphony of the late Middle Ages, and Baroque vocal music.