2015 DASH Symposium and Surfalorus Film Festival – Oct. 1-3

banner_920UNC Coastal Studies Institute is pleased to announce the return of DASH (Design+Art+Science+Humanities), a bi-annual, three-day academic symposium exploring the intersection of art and science this October 1-3 at various Outer Banks venues. The event series is being produced in partnership with the East Carolina University School of Art and Design, College of the Albemarle, Dare County Arts Council, Pocosin Arts and is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and the Town of Manteo.

Established in 2013 by the University of North Carolina’s Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese, NC, the DASH Symposium will examine the art and science of waves and the vehicles humans use to navigate them in the 2015 Boats and Boards, Ripples and Waves program.

Margolin_working_photobyPamelaPalmaThis year’s keynote speaker is the incomparable Reuben Margolin, an American-born artist and sculptor known for his mechanically driven kinetic sculptures of wave-forms. His work has garnered international acclaim and speaks directly to the interchange between the art and science of waves. A presentation of his work can be seen here at a 2012 TED Conference.

As part of the symposium, Dare County Arts Council is pleased to bring Surfalorus to the area for all three days of the series. This surf film festival is held each year in Wilmington, NC, and is presented by the Cucalorus Film Festival, one of the leading independent film festivals in the US. MovieMaker Magazine recently announced the Cucalorus Film Festival has been named one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World for 2014, the second year in a row that it has received this honor.

Other event elements include academic lectures at UNC CSI on topics such as Coastal North Carolina boat design and research, the debut reception of new works by local surf photographer, Mickey McCarthy, a variety of live music performances, a historic surfboard exhibit, various wave demonstrations and exhibits, unique surf programs, a surf swap and much more. Additional details on programming, schedules and other information on the DASH 2015 may be found at www.dashnc.com.

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Formed in 2003, the UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC-CSI) is an inter-university research institute located in Skyco on Roanoke Island. It is the mission of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute to undertake research, offer educational opportunities, provide community outreach programs, and enhance communication among those concerned with the unique history, culture and environment of the maritime counties of North Carolina.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

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