2012-2013 Innovation Grantees

Innovation Grants

The Curb Center at Vanderbilt’s signature Creative Campus Innovation Grant Program provides Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to produce original ideas and harness their creativity as a force for positive social change.

Imagining Transformative Justice from the Inside Out

Imagining Transformative Justice from the Inside Out

Using art to explore, initiate and facilitate communication between prisoners and Vandy faculty and students, culminating in a Spring 2013 art exhibition.

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VORTEX and THE BAD BOY!

VORTEX and THE BAD BOY!

Bringing together music, engineering, live performance, interactive video, robotics games, and regional debut of Antheilʼs Ballet Mecanique

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Discovering Physician-Scientists

Discovering Physician-Scientists

A project to support medical students as they develop a short documentary on the experiences and stories of physician-scientists.

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Resilience Narratives: Failure, Chaos, and Chance Events

Resilience Narratives: Failure, Chaos, and Chance Events

Building first-year studentsʼ resilience and capacity to reflect in the face of chance events and failures.

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The Artistry of Science: An Exhibition of Research

The Artistry of Science: An Exhibition of Research

A campus-wide exhibition of compelling research images led by Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering members

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Artist: Dayo Leonard

Artist: Dayo Leonard

Dayo, a Mixed Media Artist specializing in “green” art, is best known for her “Children of God” series depicting children of all nationalities.

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Identity Sculptures Project

Identity Sculptures Project

A unique campus-based sculpture and writing project designed to evoke questions and foster dialogue around the relationship between creativity and human identity.

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AADS 208W: A Virtual Soul Food Feast

AADS 208W: A Virtual Soul Food Feast

Intersections of technology and social justice, health and culinarity will be explored and navigated to sustain healthier (and tastier) lives in all communities

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Emotivity in Cloth: Collaborative Quilt Project

Emotivity in Cloth: Collaborative Quilt Project

Faculty, staff and students are invited to develop “emotive” textile designs that will be integrated in a campus-wide collaborative quilt

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MHS 220: Creative Expression of the Illness Narrative

MHS 220: Creative Expression of the Illness Narrative

What if students were encouraged to understand illness as narrative?

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ES 101.02 Constructing a Virtual Eco Village

ES 101.02 Constructing a Virtual Eco Village

Students and faculty design and construct a virtual village that will serve as a dynamic representation of scholarly and artistic works around sustainability.

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Receive-Process-Return

Receive-Process-Return

Workshops to explore and understand connections between creator and audience, using improvised drumming and readings of Shakespeare.

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CollaborATE

CollaborATE

Get out of your lab! Three Graduate Students in Engineering invite you to lunch and a new conversation.

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Musicals that Matter

Musicals that Matter

Want to write a musical? Looking for composers, lyricists, playwrights, and directors…

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Radical Revision

Radical Revision

Rarely do we make public, discuss, or even celebrate what has been learned from multiple starts and unexpected turns in the processes by which we have, shape, and communicate ideas.

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ARTS 173: Portable Media and Art of Cell Phone

ARTS 173: Portable Media and Art of Cell Phone

Deploying ipads and developing apps to engage campus and generate collaborative art.

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Campos-Pons

Campos-Pons

In Fall 2011 Cuban artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons led the Vanderbilt community in a campus art project to plant 4,400 grape hyacinth bulbs, mapping out Campos-Pons’ hometown.

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Cage / Cunningham / VORTEX- The Big Event

Cage / Cunningham / VORTEX- The Big Event

In Spring 2012, Blair Percussion VORTEX and Artistic Director Michael Holland, led Vanderbilt University in a celebration…

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Experiential Color Theory on a Path

Experiential Color Theory on a Path

Blackman challenged us to reconsider the paths we traverse across campus everyday…

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Dyer Star Party Science & Art Mashups

Dyer Star Party Science & Art Mashups

In 2011-12, Dyer Observatory’s Art-Science Mashups offered parties to take pictures with a telescope, create sketches of celestial views, and play the greatest musical instrument of all time (the sky).

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Metro Nashville Arts

Metro Nashville Arts

Creative Campus partners with Metro Nashville Arts Commission to forge new possibilities for collaboration between Vanderbilt and the Nashville creative and maker communities.

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CMST 235: Communicating Gender

CMST 235: Communicating Gender

How does the learning experience change when students participate in a more performative and non-traditional engagement with theories of gendered identity?

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