Columbus Alive BioPresence Coverage

BioPresence has been featured in the Columbus Alive!

Read the Article here Art preview: BioPresence at Hopkins Hall

"SexxxxyFish" by Jessica Ann

“SexxxxyFish” by Jessica Ann

Artist Jessica Ann’s piece is featured and other BioPresence artists are mentioned as well.

Remember to come to the BioPresence exhibition in Hopkins Hall. The opening reception is Wednesday, December 9th at 6pm and continues until December 16th. Pieces will also be on display in the Mote galleries located on North High Street.

“Framing Campus as an Ecosystem” with Rick Livingston

Where: Hopkins Hall

When: Thursday, December 10th from 11am-1pm

As part of the BioPresence exhibit going up in Hopkins Hall next week, Rick Livingston, The Associate Director of the Humanities Institute,  will head an open discussion of “Framing Campus as an Ecosystem”.

“BioPresence” is a project funded by an OSU Framework Planning grant documenting the presence of other-than-human animals around Main Campus, and raising questions about the ecological dimensions of the university’s 50-Year Campus Planning framework.  Our underlying question was: how can we make campus a more hospitable place for other species, especially in light of such plans as restoring the Olentangy and restoring a significant portion of tree cover to the campus?  How can ideas for “greening OSU” involve more than decorative color schemes?

The exhibit, organized by Amy Youngs and Ken Rinaldo, documents a variety of animal encounters over the past year and marks the beginning of the next phase of the BioPresence project. Looking to open a more explicit dialogue between our everyday habits and expectations and the longer-term concerns of the planning vision, we want to gather ideas from a wide variety of stakeholders in the Framework.

We welcome and value your perspectives and to invite others who may be interested in the discussion.  If you can’t make it at that time, come late or leave early: there will be ways to contribute your thinking. Please come and make your presence known!

Further reading:  Beyond the Vanishing Point by Rick Livingston

For more information about BioPresence you can always visit the website:

Audio Art Wanted

ATTENTION: Worldwide Audio Artists   Please submit your sound art and/or music in any genre – experimental to pop – to our show.  We seek original works that creatively manipulate the audio files of non-human, urban animal sounds.  We encourage the use of the archive of animal vocalizations that are available at the Borror Lab of Bioacoustics at the Ohio State University. And we also invite you to submit sound works that utilize your own recordings of urban animals and the habitats we share.BioPresence_Bioacoustic Urbanscapes-01