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  1. ReGeneration explores the connection of cultural vitality to immigration, urbanization, and sustainability through the intersection of art, science and technology. Ten artists and artist groups will create and present their works at this exhibition, which will be at the New York Hall of Science from October 27, 2012 to January 13, 2013.

    from sustainability to cultural vitality
    Despite growing scientific and cultural consensus about the importance of sustainability there remains significant uncertainty about everything from the actual meaning of the term to overarching solutions. Technology and behavioral changes including energy production, agriculture, recycling and pollution reduction are all on the table as we work to understand and address the challenge of sustainability. From a scientific point of view, systems that generate energy are exothermic; systems that require external sources of energy to function are endothermic. Analogously, New York City can be described as an exothermic system that thrives upon the infusion of energy in the form of immigration—of both people and ideas and knowledge.

    In ReGeneration, 10 artists and artist groups will engage with Queens (the most ethnically diverse county in the United States) to explore how its enormous cultural vitality is both sustained and sustaining. The goal of ReGeneration is not to create or propose systemic solutions to every conceivable problem. Rather, through the intersection of art, science and technology, artists will explore and celebrate particular indicators and examples of cultural vitality. These engagements can ultimately be adapted to other environments, enabling a network of local practices that helps sustain a regional or larger cultural vitality.

    Biomodd, Biomodd [NYC4]; Futurefarmers, Ethnobotanical Station; Shih Chieh Huang, 99plus; Marisa Jahn and Stephanie Rothenberg, World’s Fair 2.0; Scott Kildall, 2049; Zach Lieberman, Face By Face; Carl Skelton, Tomorrow 2.0; The Living and SOFTlab, Common Weathers; Nick Yulman, New York Immigration Song; Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, A Geography of Being : Una Geographia de Ser

    Project Director: Eric Siegel
    Project Manager: Michael Cosaboom
    Curator: Steve Dietz
    Assistant Curator: Amanda Parkes

    Presented at the New York Hall of Science by the New York Hall of Science and Northern Lights.mn

    Support from The Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund, The Lambent Foundation, and The MetLife Foundation

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  2. ReGeneration at the New York Hall of Science
    Presented by Northern Lights.mn and NYSCI
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  3. Media "sing off" at Giant Sing Along. This is Fox News's Marina Jurica with New Prague Glee Club.

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    Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat, "Giant Sing Along" at the MN State Fair.

    Giant Sing Along by Montreal-based artists Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat is a giant sing along that puts the “together” in The Great Minnesota Get Together. It’s a machine that combines disparate voices to make common song. It’s group singing around the electric LED campfire karaoke style. It’s a make-your-own-choir opportunity. And yes, it’s song at the end of a stick – a field of stick-microphones inviting you to participate.

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    Presented by Bremer Bank, Giant Sing Along is a co-production of the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, and Northern Lights.mn.

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  4. Media "sing off" at Giant Sing Along. This is WCCO with their 360 journalism program.

    Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat, "Giant Sing Along" at the MN State Fair.

    Giant Sing Along by Montreal-based artists Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat is a giant sing along that puts the “together” in The Great Minnesota Get Together. It’s a machine that combines disparate voices to make common song. It’s group singing around the electric LED campfire karaoke style. It’s a make-your-own-choir opportunity. And yes, it’s song at the end of a stick – a field of stick-microphones inviting you to participate.

    northern.lights.mn/projects/giant-sing-along/
    flickr.com/photos/northernlightsmn/sets/72157627505216286/

    Presented by Bremer Bank, Giant Sing Along is a co-production of the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, and Northern Lights.mn.

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  5. Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat, "Giant Sing Along" at the MN State Fair.

    Giant Sing Along by Montreal-based artists Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat is a giant sing along that puts the “together” in The Great Minnesota Get Together. It’s a machine that combines disparate voices to make common song. It’s group singing around the electric LED campfire karaoke style. It’s a make-your-own-choir opportunity. And yes, it’s song at the end of a stick – a field of stick-microphones inviting you to participate.

    northern.lights.mn/projects/giant-sing-along/
    flickr.com/photos/northernlightsmn/sets/72157627505216286/

    Presented by Bremer Bank, Giant Sing Along is a co-production of the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, and Northern Lights.mn.

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