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Little Lectures for an Odd World

MashUp Events

MashUp events, brought to you by the College of Innovation and Design and the College of Arts and Sciences, are a vibrant series of lectures that delve into the theme of “Our Digital Future.” Each event features two short, engaging presentations on topics that have nothing to do with one another. Then, in a question and answer session, audience members are invited to ask questions that connect the two, uncovering the myriad ways in which our lives intersect with the digital realm—be it through digital arborglyphs or online fandoms.

Music Meets AI & NA Cocktails

Next Event

This MashUp will feature a short lecture by local electronic musician Gustav Marsden, demonstrating live how electronic music comes together using AI as a creative tool, and master bartender Chris Kotansky from one of Boise’s favorite bars at The Modern. Chris will be talking about the secret to making excellent non-alcoholic cocktails, and lucky audience members will get to sample his work. The audience will then have an opportunity to connect these two topics in a lively Q&A.

Thursday, October 26th 4:00-5:30pm

El Korah Shrine, 1118 W. Idaho Street

Gustav Marsden and Chris Kotansky


Past Events

Thu, Sep 28

AI and Meaning & Spiritual Scuba

Presenters: Casey Kennington and Shawn Simmonson

Location: Lost Grove, 1026 S La Pointe St

Thu, Aug 31

Shadowbanning & Rendezvous Reenactment

Presenters: Amy Pence-Brown and Karen Wadley

Location: Albertsons Library, 1st Floor

Tue, Jul 18

Digital Arborglyphs & Boy Band Fandom

Presenters: Dr. John Bieter and Elizabeth Kidd

Location: CI+D Incubator, Albertsons Library, 2nd Floor

Season Two

Coming Soon

Back by popular demand, Season Two of our MashUp events will begin in 2024. We are looking forward to hosting you, and bringing this series back to everyone on campus and in our community. We are currently taking applications for future speakers so please use the following link to apply or recommend a speaker who you would love to see give a little lecture for an odd world.

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