Here at MAX, we facilitate experiences to be shared.  As coronavirus spreads through the world, health care officials are asking that we practice social distancing. We’re asking ourselves: how can we continue to share experiences and feel a sense of connectedness from home? MAXhub: Digital Event Listings will offer a list of online resources, entertainment, and lectures to keep us stimulated and connected in this moment of physical separation. We will also be investigating how best to disconnect—from screens, the news, and other virtual stimuli—while maintaining a sense of social connectedness. We hope this feeds our intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being, and we look forward to getting back together for live events soon.

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Jakob Steensen’s virtual forest CATHARSIS.

 

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In this public panel, Amelia Winger-Bearskin brings together Indigenous artists, technologists and knowledge keepers to discuss how we can take an ethical approach to tech projects. The conversation will be a part of of Wampum.codes, her Mozilla Fellowship Project at the MIT Open Documentary Lab’s Co-Creation Studio. Wampum is the practice of encoding contracts and agreements into beaded patterns, which was commonly done by Winger-Bearskin’s own tribe (Seneca-Cayuga Haudenosaunee) in pre-contact times.

FESTIVALS GONE DIGITAL

Many in the machine learning community wish to take action on climate change, yet feel their skills are inapplicable. This workshop aims to show that in fact the opposite is true: while no silver bullet, ML can be an invaluable tool both in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in helping society adapt to the effects of climate change.

How virtual, augmented & mixed reality are transforming training, operations, design, customer service and marketing across industry

 

AUDIO-VISUAL ARTS CONTENT 

NY based DJ @dwaiguy will be live streaming DJ sets and supplying music for the people as they continue to work from home. 2pm & 8pm or check instagram. 

Catharsis, by Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen, is an immersive digital simulation of a re-imagined old-growth forest that has developed undisturbed over hundreds of years. The work’s virtual ecosystem and synchronised audio comprise 3D textures and sounds from several North American forests, gathered through field work undertaken by Steensen and his primary collaborator Matt McCorkle, an American sound artist working at the intersection of technology, the natural world, and space.

Be delighted by the antics of sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

House Party is a new digital performance and publication series out of The Poetry Project with readings, songs, dances, writings and prompts from the past, present, and future. Each issue will also share lists of resources, emergency grants, and other recommendations.

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) has curated a virtual tour of their most current exhibition, Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past/Present/Future. The exhibition highlights artworks that present the future from a Native perspective, and illustrates the use of cosmology and science as part of tribal oral history and ways of life.

Recommendations from the Sundance programming team for films you can stream at home. All works have been associated with Sundance Institute labs or festivals

The AFI Directing Workshop for Women is the longest-running program dedicated to supporting women and gender nonbinary narrative directors. View the 2020 short films by this year’s eight filmmakers. 

The Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure. The new offering will begin on Monday, March 16 with the 2010 HD performance of Bizet’s Carmen, conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Elīna Garanča in the title role and Roberto Alagna as Don José.

The Digital Concert Hall now free for everyone. Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL and receive free access to all concerts and films.

Enjoy world class theatre online. Productions shown daily, and then free to stream on Youtube for one week.

 

CONVERSATION CORNER

Each day an artist or writer will talk about their creative practice and answer questions for a half hour.

The AI for Good Seminar Series explores ways artificial intelligence can benefit society and our planet. In weekly talks, leaders from academia, industry, and NGOs, who are at the forefront of using AI for social good, showcase AI applications that are forging positive changes in healthcare, the environment, education, technology, government and more. 

Join your favorite authors on Zoom where you can have spirited discussions from the privacy of our own quarantined space!

LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo’s international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks will continue to convene moving to an online format. We are offering a Zoom Webinar and Meeting capabilities for all our LASER cities and leaders.

LEARNING & RE-LEARNING

HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing arts and cultural fields. It seeks to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and develop the theatre’s knowledge commons collectively.

The science and art journal, Leonardo has curated a free reading list. 

Our Primary Stages family of artists talk about their life and career, give advice to artists, and answer some “questions from the audience”.

The Playground NYC, in partnership with Gibney, is offering Online Studio, digital dance space. Join wherever you are for LIVE online classes with teaching artists in New York City and around the world. Let’s keep moving together and finding new ways to connect. Classes are open to movers of all levels!

 

 

TUNE OUT TO TUNE IN: Staying Grounded

The Center for Humane Technology (CHT) is an independent nonprofit organization whose aim is to drive a comprehensive shift toward humane technology by changing the way technologists think about their work and how they build products.  This resource provides helpful tips for maintaining a healthy distance from your devices.

The World According to Sound will be releasing a new sound daily. If you can, listen with headphones. The first sound takes you as far away from earth as we can get.

Gina Belafonte, Executive Director of Sankofa offer her guided meditations daily on Zoom

 

COMMUNITY PLATFORMS

Run your own small social network site for friends. Online dinner parties anyone?

Creative Capital has created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.

Folding@Home brings together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers. Insights from this data are helping scientists to better understand biology, and providing new opportunities for developing therapeutics.

ONLINE ACTIVISM

Climate activist Greta Thunberg urged other activists to avoid public gatherings and move climate strikes online due to the coronavirus outbreak. Join #DigitalStrike on Fridays by posting a photo of striking using the hashtags #ClimateStrikeOnline #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike