Faculty sponsor: Daniel Gellar (College of Engineering); Co–Sponsor: Eric Marty (School of Marine Programs)
Slingshot is a next generation festival creating a continuum across forward-thinking popular and experimental forms of expression, and bringing cutting edge technology and research to a wide public. Slingshot’s mission is to help rebrand UGA and Athens as an international intersection of forward-thinking music, art and technology, and to attract students, faculty, research, investment, and tourism to UGA and the area.
In 2014, Slingshot featured 60+ musical acts, and 40+ internationally recognized, established and emerging artists, and talks by leading innovators in technology. Scholars from UGA and universities around the U.S. presented on a range of topics at the intersection of humanities, art and technology. Slingshot 2015 featured a high profile tech conference, an increased art presence and larger music acts.
The 2016 festival will highlight the research, technologies, design and criticism underpinning next generation modes of artistic expression through conference talks, demonstrations, workshops, discussions, performances and installations.