April 24, Vol. 24, No. 39                              



Andy Warhol's Artworks Discovered
From 1985
A multi-institutional team of new-media artists, computer experts and museum professionals have discovered a dozen previously unknown artworks by the late Andy Warhol on floppy disks from 1985. Warhol earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University, then Carnegie Institute of Technology, in 1949.

The digital images, "trapped" for nearly 30 years on Amiga® floppy disks stored in the archives collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, were discovered and extracted by members of the Carnegie Mellon Computer Club, with assistance from the Warhol's staff, CMU's Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Hillman Photography Initiative at the Carnegie Museum of Art and New York-based artist Cory Arcangel.

Key players from CMU were STUDIO Director Golan Levin, and Michael Dille, who just completed his Ph.D. in robotics, and Keith A. Bare of the CMU Computer Club.

The images depict some of Warhol's best-known subjects (above, l-r) - a self-portrait, Botticelli's "Venus" and Campbell's® soup cans.

The team's efforts are documented in the Hillman Photography Initiative's new short film, "Trapped: Andy Warhol's Amiga Experiments," which will premiere at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh.

Learn more about the discovery.

Film Based on CMU Brain Research Screens Here 
Filmmaker Mark Lund was among the millions amazed by the "60 Minutes" report that showed Carnegie Mellon scientists were able to read a person's mind. So, he decided to use the groundbreaking work as the basis for his next feature film.

"Justice Is Mind" will screen without charge at 5 p.m., Monday, April 28 in Baker Hall's Giant Eagle Auditorium (A51).

"It's extremely encouraging that someone was moved by our research to the point that they based a movie on its possible implications," said Marcel Just, the D.O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology who appeared in the "60 Minutes" episode with his CMU colleague Tom Mitchell, head of the Machine Learning Department.

"Justice Is Mind" follows the double-murder trial of a defendant who doesn't remember committing the crimes. It's set in a time when fMRI technology is readily used to decode a person's thoughts, similar to how Just and Mitchell apply machine-learning techniques to brain imaging data to identify the contents of an individual's thoughts of concrete objects.

Learn more.

Senior Art Students To Open "Actual Size" 

Forty-three students graduating with bachelor's degrees in fine arts and interdisciplinary arts (humanities and art, science and art, and computer science and art) will present their final work in "Actual Size" at Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery.
 
The exhibition opens with a reception at the gallery from 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, May 2. The exhibition will be on view through May 17, with artist and faculty talks at the gallery from 1 - 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 6. Admission is free and open to the public.

The student-named exhibition spans video, performance, drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture, interactive and code-based works and more.

"Cluster Truck" Exhibit on CFA Lawn, May 1

As part of the Advanced Sculpture, Installation, Sitework course "Simulation and Preception," eight student artists will use 20-foot U-Haul trucks as their personal galleries to showcase their work. The trucks will be parked on the CFA lawn from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, May 1. 

Learning From the Universe's Baby Pictures   
 Recent developments in the field of cosmology have yielded images of the universe in its infancy - when it was a mere 380,000 years old. While these images, formed through observations of the cosmic microwave background radiation, have been able to tell us a great deal about our universe, many key questions remain unanswered.

David Spergel, chair of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, will address these topics in the second Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology.

His lecture, titled "Taking the Universe's Baby Picture," will be held at 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday, April 24) in the Gates-Hillman Center's Rashid Auditorium and is free and open to the public.


Parking Enrollment Runs Through May 2    
This year's open enrollment period for campus parking is underway and will run through Friday, May 2.

Everyone must select three different parking locations during the open enrollment period. Permits will not rollover from last year. Carpool leaders must complete a paper application, which can be faxed (412-268-7825) or returned to the Parking Office in the Cohon University Center.

To apply for parking go to https://parking.campusservices.cmu.edu/ and click on Enrollment in the left-hand navigation column.

Parking lot rates for 2014-2015 are listed at http://www.cmu.edu/parking/rates/index.html. New lot assignments will be announced in July and become effective Sept. 1.

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at 412-268-2052 or parking@andrew.cmu.edu with questions.


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