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Gun Violence in Every Neighborhood - Our Collective Responsibility
Gun Violence in Every Neighborhood - Our Collective Responsibility
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92nd Street Y
In collaboration with New Yorkers Against Gun Violence’s Connecting Communities program, panelists will discuss the root causes of gun violence, effective policy and community strategies for change, and why solving gun violence in NYC is the responsibility of every New Yorker. Moderated by Rabbi Joui Hessel, Interim Director, Bronfman Center for Jewish Life and Rebecca Fischer, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.
Culture & Politics
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August 15, 2022
2022-08-15
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FREE
The Early History of the Holy Land
The Early History of the Holy Land
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University of Chicago Graham School
What is the history of the “holy land”? Over the past 5000 years, this land has been controlled by Egyptians, Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Turks, Arabs and Jews. While rulers have changed from one era to another, the land remains the same. Across this land traveled figures of faith like Abraham, David, Jesus, Muhammed, and the countless pilgrims following in their paths. As the land bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa, this land has also been a strategic possession to the empires that surround it. In this Conversation @ Graham, we will explore the holy land from prehistory through the Roman Empire with instructor Stephen Hall. The Conversation will preview Hall’s forthcoming course sequence.
Culture & Politics
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August 15, 2022
2022-08-15
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Live
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FREE
Poetry Reading: Inspired by Apollo and Phaëthon
Poetry Reading: Inspired by Apollo and Phaëthon
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
As part of a reading series inspired by ancient and modern myths, poet and writer Gabriele Tinti has written a poem responding to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s Apollo and Phaëthon, a work in LACMA’s permanent collection. A video of actor Jamie McShane reading Tinti’s poem will premier on YouTube. RSVP to receive a reminder email in advance of the premiere; the video will be available on YouTube for viewing anytime after the premiere. A recent recipient of the Montale Poetry Award, Gabriele Tinti is an Italian poet and writer. He has worked with the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Roman Museum, the Capitolini Museums, the Archeological Museum in Naples, the Ara Pacis Museums, and the Colosseum and the Glyptothek of Munich, composing poems for ancient works of art. Published works include Last Words (Skira Rizzoli, 2016), a collection of found poetry in association with Andres Serrano, The Earth Will Come To Laugh and To Feast (Powerhouse Books, 2020), a poetry collection with illustrations by the artist Roger Ballen, and Ruins (Eris Press, 2021).
Reading & Writing
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August 15, 2022
2022-08-15
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Live
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$
FREE
No Longer Just Bones - Palaeontology in the 21st-Century
No Longer Just Bones - Palaeontology in the 21st-Century
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The University of Melbourne
Have you ever wondered what a palaeontologist does? Join Dr Vera Korasidis as she explains what really happens on a dig hunting for fossils, and what scientists do after they find them! Learn how ancient pollen preserved for millions of years can help reconstruct past climates and even help us understand what a daily menu may have looked like for dinosaurs. The Science Festival Mid-Afternoon Masterclasses run online every day at 2pm, Monday to Friday Melbourne time during National Science Week. Each masterclass showcases a University of Melbourne scientist and their groundbreaking discoveries, with live demonstrations, virtual lab tours, and lots of fun! Get your questions ready as our scientists would love to hear from you during the live Q&A.
Science & Nature
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August 15, 2022
2022-08-15
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Live
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$
FREE
How Is the Pandemic Reshaping New York City’s Cultural Landscape?
How Is the Pandemic Reshaping New York City’s Cultural Landscape?
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The New York Times
The cultural sector continues its cautious reopening this fall as theaters, museums, restaurants and other establishments recalibrate. Prognostications about the city’s wellness are ever changing — but this is hardly the first time that New York has weathered dire pronouncements about its vitality as one of the nation’s cultural capitals. The city has prevailed through many reinventions in decades past, and has consistently emerged with its artistic spirit, ingenuity and wellsprings of creativity intact. How did the city’s cultural landscape repair itself after setbacks from the economic and civic tumult in the 1970s, the challenges of crime and crumbling infrastructure in the 1980s and the ravages of the AIDs epidemic on the artistic community in the 1990s? What lessons can the arts leaders and creators of today take from those efforts? The renewal of New York’s cultural landscape is cyclical, resilient and enduring — and yet, what is unique about today’s challenges? In this virtual event, Jazmine Hughes, a Metro reporter for The Times, explored these questions alongside a panel of guests whose work was crucial to the past cycles of the city’s cultural revival. We heard from the writer, activist and historian Sarah Schulman, whose 2021 book, “Let the Record Show,” tells the riveting story of ACT UP and AIDS activism in New York, during a pandemic of a different kind. We were also joined by the legendary artist, musician and multimedia creator Laurie Anderson, whose genre-defying work has for decades been a part of New York’s arts world, providing a visual and aural backdrop to the story of the city. Finally, with a new play, opera, musical and film, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage shared insights on being a multi-hyphenate creator in today’s New York City.
Culture & Politics
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August 16, 2022
2022-08-16
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
NightSchool: Snails of Land and Sea
NightSchool: Snails of Land and Sea
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California Academy of Sciences
Calling all future gastropod enthusiasts: We're exploring the wide world of snails, from venomous ocean-dwellers to garden-loving city inhabitants. Featuring: Dr. Mandë Holford, Associate Professor in Chemistry at CUNY Hunter College and The CUNY Graduate Center; Chrissy Piotrowski, Collections Manager of Invertebrate Zoology, California Academy of Sciences; Dr. Jann Vendetti, Associate Curator & Twila Bratcher Chair in Malacology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. More details coming soon! All NightSchool virtual programming is intended for audiences 21+.
Science & Nature
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August 16, 2022
2022-08-16
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
2022 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Space Pollution
2022 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Space Pollution
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American Museum of Natural History
What is the environmental impact of commercial space exploration? Sixty-five years ago, one satellite orbited Earth. Today, that number has risen to more than 20,000. As private space exploration surges, so do new kinds of pollution. Light trails from hundreds of satellite “constellations” streak across sensitive astronomical imagery. Debris from defunct or destroyed satellites that remain in orbit pose collision risks to other satellites—commercial, civil, and military, not to mention orbiting space telescopes. Large chunks of debris that de-orbit do so uncontrollably, putting Earth’s surface at risk. How do we balance the needs of industry and the needs of science? How do we create a sustainable space exploration industry? Join Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and our panel of experts representing various sectors on this issue for a dynamic discussion about the environmental implications of the private space exploration era.
Science & Nature
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August 16, 2022
2022-08-16
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On-Demand
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FREE
Curator Conversations: Aquatic Supervillains of the Great Lakes
Curator Conversations: Aquatic Supervillains of the Great Lakes
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Royal Ontario Museum
Explore local invasive species and the current and upcoming threats they pose to Ontario's freshwater ecosystems with Department of Fisheries and Oceans Senior Aquatic Biologist David Marson and ROM's Nathan Lujan. Hear why and how these species have the potential to irreparably damage Ontario's rivers and lakes, and what scientists, government bodies, and ordinary citizens can do to prevent it.
Science & Nature
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August 16, 2022
2022-08-16
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Live
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FREE
Hardship and Inspiration: A Renaissance Tale
Hardship and Inspiration: A Renaissance Tale
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Getty
Join Getty Museum curator Julian Brooks to explore one of the first illustrated "starving artist" narratives and its enduring relevance. Twenty drawings by Federico Zuccaro poetically chart the setbacks, rejections, and eventual success of his beloved older brother, Italian Renaissance painter Taddeo Zuccaro. Brooks will also discuss how these images of artistic persistence have inspired 21st-century Los Angeles singer-songwriters
Art & Music
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August 16, 2022
2022-08-16
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On-Demand
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FREE
Flower ID from A to Z
Flower ID from A to Z
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New York Botanical Garden
There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types.
Science & Nature
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August 16, 2022
2022-08-16
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Live
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$
215
Inside the Jan. 6 Hearings With Jamie Raskin
Inside the Jan. 6 Hearings With Jamie Raskin
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The New York Times
On Jan. 6, 2021, a mob of supporters of President Donald J. Trump stormed the Capitol, disrupting the counting of electoral votes to confirm Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in the 2020 election in a violent rampage that threatened to thwart the peaceful transfer of power. Now, through public hearings, a House select committee investigating the roots of the attack is sharing its findings about the events of that day and the monthslong campaign by Mr. Trump and his allies to overturn his defeat.After nearly a year of work and several days of hearings, what has the Jan. 6 committee accomplished? Join The New York Times online to share your questions with Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland and a member of the committee, and our journalists covering the panel’s work. The reporters Luke Broadwater and Alan Feuer will join the host Julie Hirschfeld Davis, congressional editor at The Times.
Culture & Politics
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August 17, 2022
2022-08-17
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On-Demand
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FREE
Book Talk: Hedged Out
Book Talk: Hedged Out
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Stanford University
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research is hosting this book talk featuring sociologist and former Clayman Institute postdoctoral fellow Megan Tobias Neely to discuss her new book Hedged Out: Inequality and Insecurity on Wall Street. Hedged Out dives into the upper echelons of Wall Street, where elite white masculinity is the standard measure for the capacity to manage risk and insecurity. Using ethnographic vignettes and her own industry experience, Neely showcases the voices of managers and other workers to illustrate how this industry of politically mobilized elites excludes people on the basis of race, class, and gender.
Reading & Writing
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August 17, 2022
2022-08-17
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$
FREE
Moiya McTier: Understanding the Milky Way
Moiya McTier: Understanding the Milky Way
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Commonwealth Club
The Milky Way—its hundred billion stars, supermassive black holes and countless unsolved mysteries—is as intriguing as it is colossal. And for astrophysicist Dr. Moiya McTier, merely studying it is not enough, as she combines myth and science into a whimsical, fanciful and fascinating “autobiography” of our home galaxy. Dr. McTier holds a Ph.D. in astronomy from Columbia University and studies astrophysics as well as folklore and mythology at Harvard University. In her latest book, The Milky Way, McTier takes on the role of the titular galaxy and delivers a “juicy tell all” of its formation, growth, history and relationship with its surrounding galaxies. Sharing fascinating tales ranging from out intergalactic rivals to the time the Milky Way was once in love, McTier breaks down advanced astronomy into playful, simple and easily understood chunks. Join us, as Dr. Moiya McTier shares the never-before-told personal story of the colossal place we call home, and helps us understand better the universe around us.
Science & Nature
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August 17, 2022
2022-08-17
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$
10
NYPL Live: Writing Memoir
NYPL Live: Writing Memoir
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New York Public Library
Join New York Public Library for a superstar panel of writers discussing the intimate process of writing at the intersection of memory and story. With Issac Fitzgerald, Ashley C. Ford, and Leslie Jamison with Chloé Cooper Jones.
Reading & Writing
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August 17, 2022
2022-08-17
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Live
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$
FREE
Design for All: Designing Womxn
Design for All: Designing Womxn
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Museum of Design Atlanta
On July 20, 2021 MODA held a virtual discussion in which we spoke to five designers who are changing the paradigm by designing for womxn through their work on luxury sex toys for women, menstrual cups, and the pelvic exam experience. Make do and mend: that’s the philosophy that most designers grew up with before realizing that they didn't actually have to settle for the status quo. Products designed for women’s wellness, such as the speculum, have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. The lack of female oversight and innovation with these products has gone far too long. What happens when we optimize instead of making do? Industry trailblazers are reimagining women’s products, bringing industrial design and lived experience to entrepreneurship, successfully reframing experiences all-too-often designed without regard for the user’s comfort. Products designed and made by women keep the female body in mind, giving women not only a seat at the table, but the opportunity to create lasting industry change.
Architecture & Design
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August 18, 2022
2022-08-18
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Fundamentals of Gardening
Fundamentals of Gardening
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New York Botanical Garden
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control.
Science & Nature
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August 18, 2022
2022-08-18
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Live
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$
325
Past | Present - Hot Glass Live Stream
Past | Present - Hot Glass Live Stream
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Corning Museum of Glass
Our exhibition Past| Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass shows how the stories that objects tell are always evolving. Past | Present explores how objects reveal stories about people across time and place, and how the Museum can broaden voices and narratives in our galleries. The text in this exhibition—which emerged from dialogues among curators, educators, scholars, artists, and other community members—is only a starting point. Inspired the Past | Present exhibition’s theme of “Makers,” Chris Rochelle will create a piece that is his own interpretation of the Venetian glass tradition. For this demo Rochelle will draw from the repertoire of technique he has gathered throughout his career, as a maker influenced by the museum’s collection and the many other makers who he has worked with over the years. CMoG’s Curator of Modern Glass, Alexandra Ruggiero, will introduce the livestream, talk about the exhibition, Past | Present: expanding the stories of glass, and discuss how it inspired Rochelle’
Art & Music
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August 18, 2022
2022-08-18
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Live
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$
FREE
Composition: Plain and Simple
Composition: Plain and Simple
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New York Botanical Garden
Make composition work for you! In this introductory overview, we will focus on a few key principles that will bring strength, balance, and the "wow" factor to your artwork in any medium. Analyze botanical art images, complete an in-class exercise, and participate in a critique of student art pieces that are emailed to the instructor in advance.
Art & Music
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August 19, 2022
2022-08-19
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Live
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$
85
The Art of Looking - Johannes Vermeer
The Art of Looking - Johannes Vermeer
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National Gallery of Art
Johannes Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance is the inspiration for this interactive conversation. Join us and share your observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas, and build on your own first impressions to broaden your understanding of this work of art. This session lasts one hour and is completely interactive. National Gallery educators will facilitate the conversation to create an environment for shared learning. These conversations will encourage you to engage deeply with art, with others, and with the world around you as you hone skills in visual literacy and perspective-taking. This program is free and open to the public and is designed for anyone interested in talking about art. No art or art history background is required. Ages 18 and over. Due to the interactive nature of this program, sessions are not recorded.
Art & Music
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August 19, 2022
2022-08-19
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Live
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$
FREE
Botanical Dye 101
Botanical Dye 101
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New York Botanical Garden
Experiment with garden flowers to produce brilliant golden hues on cloth made of vegetable fibers such as 100% cotton, linen, or hemp. We will cover how to prepare and mordant the fabric in order to achieve a rich, deep color that will retain its vibrant hue for years to come.
Science & Nature
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August 20, 2022
2022-08-20
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Live
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$
65
Worlds & World-Building: How Setting Shapes Everything
Worlds & World-Building: How Setting Shapes Everything
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San Francisco Writers' Grotto
Setting sometimes feels like the red-headed stepchild of the fiction-writing process—less integral, somehow, than character or story structure. But whether you’re writing a biting social satire or a sweeping historical epic, a high-fantasy adventure or a gritty dystopian one, your characters and their stories are indelibly shaped by the physical, temporal and social world in which they exist. In order to understand what makes your novel tick, you need to know that world inside and out. This one-session course will unpack how masterful writers across genre use setting to drive story and shape character—and help you discover the world of your own novel, from its unwritten mores and environmental constraints to its narrative traditions and natural wonders. We’ll draw on excerpts from authors like N.K. Jemisin, Louise Erdrich, and Jess Walter to deepen our understanding of how a novel’s world informs its character, plot, and themes. Through in-class discussion, small-group exercises, and individual free-writes, you’ll gain a deeper sense of how worlds and stories intersect, how to dive into the world of your novel, and how to bring that world to life on the page.
Reading & Writing
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August 20, 2022
2022-08-20
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Live
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$
100
Virtual Saturday Sampler Tour | Ancient Egyptian Amulets at the Kelsey Museum
Virtual Saturday Sampler Tour | Ancient Egyptian Amulets at the Kelsey Museum
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The University of Michigan
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology has a large collection of Egyptian amulets, both on display and in collections storage. Most are so tiny—less than one inch tall—that they're hard to see during in-person tours, or even during a regular visit to the Kelsey. In this tour, we take advantage of the virtual format to get a detailed look at some of these amazing artifacts. We consider their purpose and discuss why ancient Egyptians wanted to be buried with them. The Kelsey Museum's Virtual Saturday Sampler tours are a great way to explore the ancient world from the comfort of your home.
Art & Music
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August 20, 2022
2022-08-20
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Live
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$
FREE
Design = Change with Terrence Lester
Design = Change with Terrence Lester
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Museum of Design Atlanta
On Thursday, December 16th, MODA joined Terence Lester for a virtual conversation about his initiative Love Beyond Walls. Terence formalized the concept for the organization incorporating it as a nonprofit and living as a homeless person in the heart of the City of Atlanta. Love Beyond Walls has focused on raising awareness of the realities and needs of those experiencing lack and vulnerability and using that vehicle as a way of mobilizing people to take part in those stories.
Architecture & Design
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August 21, 2022
2022-08-21
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Science in the City: Forensic Report: Case 1886, Death of Dr. Henry Jekyll
Science in the City: Forensic Report: Case 1886, Death of Dr. Henry Jekyll
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Pacific Science Center
It’s the crime of the century! Leading academic Dr. Henry Jekyll’s alter ego is unmasked in this live Science in the City event as the violent criminal Mr. Edward Hyde. In the wake of Jekyll’s death – and with him the demise of the cunning criminal Hyde – a bombshell forensic report reconstructs how Jekyll became Hyde, Hyde’s actions and motives, and how they could have been stopped. Join Kaitlyn Casimo, PhD in her annual celebration of spooky science with PacSci to learn more about the science of Jekyll’s mysterious serum, the motives behind Hyde’s violent behavior, and some of the safety and ethical standards safeguarding modern science. Advance registration required, and a link to the livestream talk will be sent to registrants in advance. We rely on the generous support of the community to produce content such as these virtual events. A suggested donation of $25 will help us ensure that Curiosity Never Closes.
Science & Nature
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August 22, 2022
2022-08-22
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The Traditions of Art
The Traditions of Art
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Barnes Foundation
Art is a visual record of artists’ perceptions throughout time. Focusing on developments in the painting and sculpture of western Europe, this class examines works in the Barnes collection to explore how artists learn and adapt earlier traditions and how modern art evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Art & Music
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August 22, 2022
2022-08-22
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Live
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$
550
Monet and the Instant
Monet and the Instant
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Barnes Foundation
As life in the 19th century sped up, so did the century’s art. Painting in “15 minutes,” as the critic Jules Laforgue described impressionism in 1883, characterized a novel kind of picture built of hectic, freewheeling brushstrokes. Impressionism, and Claude Monet’s art in particular, chronicled the profound cultural shifts of the industrial era; its shocking, unfinished appearance made movement, time, and vision its chief subjects. In the process, the “instant” became impressionism’s favored temporality. Focusing on major paintings from Monet’s career, this course explores the artist’s complex ways of painting time, or instantaneity, and will help students develop a new appreciation for his achievements within the history of modernism.
Art & Music
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August 22, 2022
2022-08-22
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Live
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$
220
Beyond the Page and Onto The Screen with Liane Moriarty
Beyond the Page and Onto The Screen with Liane Moriarty
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WGBH Boston
No stranger to the screen, Liane Moriarty's novels, Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers have been adapted as hit television shows, winning both Emmy and Golden Globe awards, now to be followed by her latest novel, Apples Never Fall. Liane Moriarty has written nine novels, selling more than 20 million copies worldwide and is a New York Time's best-selling author. Liane lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, son and daughter.
Reading & Writing
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August 22, 2022
2022-08-22
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FREE
How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption
How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption
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Have you marveled at how New Yorker cartoon captions are so clever and so...just perfect? Have you ever tried your hand at the weekly cartoon caption contest? Take a quick tutorial from two actors that will spark some creative energy to try again! Ellie Kemper and Daniel Radcliffe, stars of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend,” team up for The New Yorker’s Cartoon Caption Contest.
Reading & Writing
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August 23, 2022
2022-08-23
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Mindfulness in the Museum Convening
Mindfulness in the Museum Convening
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Getty
Museums and works of art provide rich opportunities for mindfulness, a focused awareness of the present moment. This half-day convening brings together educators who have a mindfulness practice or a curiosity about mindfulness-based approaches to share and learn from one another. A series of talks by inspiring thought leaders offer case studies and strategies for integrating mindfulness with art in a museum setting. The program will be hosted both in-person (parking, coffee, and lunch are complimentary for registered participants) and streamed live online. Check back for a forthcoming schedule of talks.
Health & Wellness
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August 23, 2022
2022-08-23
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Live
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$
FREE
The Really Popular Book Club: Possession by A.S. Byatt
The Really Popular Book Club: Possession by A.S. Byatt
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The University of Cambridge
The Really Popular Book Club is the reading group hosted by Cambridge University Libraries. Everyone is invited to join us and our special guests to discuss a really popular book, one that we all know and perhaps or perhaps not love. Following the opening of the Darwin in Conversation exhibition we are taking letters as the theme of August's book club. A.S. Byatt's Possession follows the path of academics as they uncover the passionate affair of two Victorian poets. Possession is a novel of love, longing, the desire to own, and literary detective fiction. At its centre Byatt puts historic correspondence, and its ability to beguile as we glimpse into our literary ancestors’ innermost feelings. We are delighted to be joined by two special guests for the evening. Dr Jessica Gardner is Cambridge University Librarian, with a passion for preservation and access to cultural and heritage collections and a long-ago PhD based on literary correspondence between writers and editors. In 2020 Jessica launched the University Library’s public appeal for two missing Charles Darwin notebooks, which were returned anonymously fifteen months later and now feature in the exhibition, Darwin in Conversation. Dr Alison Pearn is the Associate Director and one of the editors of the Darwin Correspondence Project at Cambridge University Library. She has been involved in the publication of twenty of the thirty volumes that make up the edition of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. She is lead curator of the University Library’s current exhibition, Darwin in Conversation, and author of a short popular book, Darwin: All that Matters. As well as hearing from Jessica and Alison about their thoughts and observations on Possession, we will once again be opening the floor up to you, our club members, to share your own observations and remarks.
Reading & Writing
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August 23, 2022
2022-08-23
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Live
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FREE
What Are You Smoking? Demystifying Cannabis Regulation and Testing
What Are You Smoking? Demystifying Cannabis Regulation and Testing
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Pacific Science Center
One industry deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic are cannabis retailers. Research shows that over 15% of adults in Washington state consume cannabis and cannabis consumers now outnumber nicotine consumers. However, keeping up with this dynamic industry can be daunting as regulations and requirements continue to change. Hear from Nick Mosely, Chief Executive Officer and Dr. Tania Sasaki, Chief Science Officer of Confidence Analytics, an accredited cannabis testing laboratory in Washington State, as they discuss the historical and current regulatory landscape of cannabis legalization. Laboratory testing will also be explained, including state requirements, how testing is performed, how to interpret test results, and what customers should consider when purchasing cannabis products.
Science & Nature
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August 25, 2022
2022-08-25
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Book Talk: The Architecture of Health
Book Talk: The Architecture of Health
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Smithsonian Institution
What is architecture’s impact on the physical and social wellness of society? Why are our buildings making us sicker? MASS Design Group explores these questions and more in its latest book, The Architecture of Health: Hospital Design and the Construction of Dignity (Nov. 2021), published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (Artbook DAP, distributors). The book examines how our built world was shaped by disease and reveals how historical examples can offer us caution and inspiration. Join us for a virtual book talk with author Michael Murphy, Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group, in conversation with Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for the New York Times. Join the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Museum and others for this timely talk.
Health & Wellness
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August 25, 2022
2022-08-25
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
NightSchool: Earth to Astronomy
NightSchool: Earth to Astronomy
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California Academy of Sciences
Hear from scientists & communicators who share stories of outer space here on Earth. More details soon! All NightSchool virtual programming is intended for audiences 21+.
Science & Nature
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August 25, 2022
2022-08-25
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Gut Health: The Key to your Immune System
Gut Health: The Key to your Immune System
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New York Botanical Garden
Your digestive system is home to over 70% of your immune system! So keeping your gut in tip-top shape is crucial to maintaining good health. We will examine the difference between good and bad bacteria and explore how each affects your energy level, skin, and overall health. We'll focus on how to strengthen your digestion and create better eating habits, including by introducing fermented foods and herbal medicine into your diet.
Food & Drink
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August 25, 2022
2022-08-25
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Live
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$
49
Live from Prairie Lights: Sarah Thankam Mathews in Conversation with Sanjena Sathian
Live from Prairie Lights: Sarah Thankam Mathews in Conversation with Sanjena Sathian
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Prairie Lights Books
Please join us on zoom with Writers’ Workshop Graduates Sarah Thankam Mathews and Sanjena Sathian, who will talk about Mathews’ new novel, All This Could Be Different. Mathews will do also do a reading from the book. Described by Lithub as a “bildungsroman, an immigrant story, a hero’s journey not to be missed,” All This Could Be Different is also a warm, dazzling, and profound saga of queer love, friendship, work, and precarity in twenty-first century America.
Reading & Writing
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August 25, 2022
2022-08-25
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Live
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$
FREE
Artist Talk: Gabriel Rico
Artist Talk: Gabriel Rico
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Nasher Sculpture Center
Artist Gabriel Rico joined the Chief Curator Jed Morse in April, 2021, for a talk exploring the power of dreams, the meaning of objects, and the language of mathematics. Rico's elegant compositions propose new ways of understanding civilization and its relationship with the natural world through the juxtaposition of disparate objects, each of which comes with its own constellation of meanings and associations.
Art & Music
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August 26, 2022
2022-08-26
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Historical Context
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Historical Context
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The Hammer Museum at UCLA
In an encore presentation from June, 2021, Professor Brenda E. Stevenson moderates an online conversation with Karlos K. Hill and Hannibal Johnson, both authors and experts on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, in which a white mob assaulted residents, looted, and destroyed their homes, churches, schools, and businesses in the predominantly Black neighborhood and business district of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The panel discusses the history of Black migration to Oklahoma, the Jim Crow realities of the early 20th century, the facts surrounding the Tulsa massacre, and the immediate aftermath in which hundreds of Black Americans were dead, homeless, or imprisoned, their families and financial lives devastated. An associate professor and chair of the Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Hill is the founder and chair of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Commission. His most recent book is The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History. An attorney, author, and highly regarded public historian, Johnson is the author of Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with its Historical Racial Trauma.
Culture & Politics
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August 26, 2022
2022-08-26
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NightSchool: Resilient Forests
NightSchool: Resilient Forests
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California Academy of Sciences
Fire is essential to forest life—hear from experts tending fires and ensuring a more resilient California.
Science & Nature
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August 27, 2022
2022-08-27
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Off the Pedestal: Women Artists in Art Museums
Off the Pedestal: Women Artists in Art Museums
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Nasher Sculpture Center
This panel discussion, from 2017, brings together distinguished and knowledgeable curators, activists, artists and scholars in a discussion exploring the historical lack of representation of women artists in museum collections, especially in the field of sculpture. In a conversation intended to bring broader public awareness to this issue, panelists discuss the variety of factors that contribute to the underrepresentation of women’s works and how museums and collectors might develop more equitable and diverse collections.
Art & Music
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August 27, 2022
2022-08-27
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Lunch Break Science: Fredrick Manthi
Lunch Break Science: Fredrick Manthi
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation scientist Fredrick Manti and learn about the latest in Kenyan paleoanthropology. Fredrick Manthi is a senior research scientist and head of the paleontology section at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya. He also works in the remote Lake Turkana region of the country.
Science & Nature
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August 27, 2022
2022-08-27
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Getty Talks: Caravaggio: An Overview
Getty Talks: Caravaggio: An Overview
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Getty
Distinguished art historian Michael Fried, professor emeritus of humanities at Johns Hopkins University, takes off from each of the three great paintings that were on loan to the Getty Museum from the Galleria Borghese in Rome to provide an overview of Caravaggio's remarkable, world-transforming achievement.
Art & Music
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August 28, 2022
2022-08-28
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Collecting Kelp
Collecting Kelp
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Exploratorium
The California coast is a dynamic, active system that supports all sorts of ocean organisms. Dive below the surface at today's online event inspired by the Exploratorium’s once-a-year dry-docking of our data collection buoy and examination of the organisms that have taken residence on its underside over the past year. Featuring: Ocean Record Keepers with Dr. Emily Miller. How can dried seaweed help ocean conservation efforts? Understand the future of the ocean requires an understanding of the past. To date, historical data has been largely limited to instrument records and observations that begin around 1950. Research technician Emily Miller shares how kelp and other marine algae from herbaria repositories, and the female scientists who collected them, are helping extend historical records all the way back to 1878. With this data, Emily offers a new perspective on upwelling cycles and documents these patterns to help understand the shifts in the foundation of the food web of Monterey Bay.
Science & Nature
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August 29, 2022
2022-08-29
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Forms & Features Online: Haibun
Forms & Features Online: Haibun
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Poetry Foundation
All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore the haibun, an ancient Japanese form that fuses prose and haiku. The group will read and discuss a wide variety of haibun and conclude with a guided creative writing workshop, where participants will compose original haibun. Please note: we are offering several sessions of this program. Registration is required; space is limited. To register, email library@poetryfoundation.org with the date and time of the session you would like to attend. If you would like to attend more than one workshop this month, please let us know which topic and session time is your first choice, second choice, etc. We will do our best to accommodate everyone's wishes while allowing as many people to participate in these workshops as is possible. This program is for adult participants, aged 18 and older.
Reading & Writing
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August 29, 2022
2022-08-29
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Ideas at the House: Racing to the End of the World | Elizabeth Kolbert
Ideas at the House: Racing to the End of the World | Elizabeth Kolbert
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Sydney Opera House
Finding environmental solutions at the brink of extinction. With Elizabeth Kolbert moderated by Paddy Manning. Acclaimed environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert's latest book investigates science's cutting-edge fight against the effects of climate change. After doing so much damage, have we left it too late to save our world?
Science & Nature
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August 30, 2022
2022-08-30
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NightSchool: Extreme Life
NightSchool: Extreme Life
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California Academy of Sciences
You know the saying: “Life finds a way.” Meet the world’s most poisonous bird, tiny thermophiles, and other living organisms that have adapted—and thrive—through extreme measures and in extreme environments.
Science & Nature
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August 31, 2022
2022-08-31
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Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19
Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19
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Strong primary health care saves lives and money and makes health systems more resilient and work better for all people. The current COVID-19 crisis exacerbated pre-existing weaknesses and inflicted devastating health and economic costs. However, it also created a once-in-a-generation chance for transformational health-system change. Our new report charts an agenda toward reimagined, fit-for-purpose primary health care. It reflects a renewed understanding of global and local vulnerabilities and opportunities in the post-COVID world. It shows how governments can remake their primary health care systems and how partners like the World Bank can support this vital work. During this event, key messages of the flagship report Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19 will be presented: the “WHY”, the “WHAT” and the “HOW” of the primary health care reform. There will also be discussions on how to take these key messages forward, supporting countries to build back better and stronger. Perspectives from primary health care providers on the ground, World Bank regional and country teams, as well as key global partners will be shared.
Health & Wellness
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August 31, 2022
2022-08-31
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Moving Cities to a Cleaner Future
Moving Cities to a Cleaner Future
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Cities must play a critical role in addressing the causes of climate change and in preparing for resilience to climate effects.Municipal governments must balance development needs with crisis response and long-term climate-smart planning. Cities can’t tackle these challenges alone; they must leverage private innovation and financing. This event highlights the various roles that cities can play in addressing climate change: as regulators, project sponsors, fundraisers of capital, overseers of multi-connected systems, and as partners with the private sector, leveraging their relationship for green standards, innovation, technical expertise, and green finance. Case studies with speakers from around the world will illustrate each of these roles, highlight the sectors with some of the most pressing climate needs and with most opportunities, including green and resilient affordable housing, water and sanitation, and others.
Science & Nature
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August 31, 2022
2022-08-31
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Dancing with Poussin
Dancing with Poussin
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Getty
Nicolas Poussin is remembered today as the father of French Classicism and a serious painter—more revered than loved—whose erudition offered a model for artists from Charles Le Brun to Paul Cézanne. The pictures that Poussin painted later in life can seem a bit stern and remote, but those he produced during his early career—in the 1620s and 1630s—are full of drunken revelry, sexual abandon, violence, and passion of every kind. They are also full of dancing, for in this period he made a name for himself as a painter of dances: breathless, rhythmic scenes made for collectors, cardinals, and the king of Spain. This lecture will explore Poussin’s dancing pictures, their reception, and their legacy.
Art & Music
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August 31, 2022
2022-08-31
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The Sea, The Seaside
The Sea, The Seaside
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The University of Oxford
With Juliet Heslewood, author and art historian The sea has held a fascination for artists since ancient times when it was believed to be the home of gods and goddesses. It has served as the location for fabulous stories inspiring imaginative illustration from the Pre-Raphaelites to Picasso. Battles at sea, ferocious storms and the security of harbours have all been represented by painters such as Rembrandt, Turner and the Newlyn group. Artists like Friedrich and Nolde have also revealed their own attitudes towards the sea's unique beauty and how human beings relate to it. Today the sea suffers an unnatural kind of peril well known on British coasts - pollution - encouraging alternative ways to represent its life - now under threat. Join art historian Juliet Heslewood to explore how artists have portrayed this inspirational natural phenomenon in a myriad of ways.
Art & Music
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August 31, 2022
2022-08-31
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Author Series: David Maraniss: Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe
Author Series: David Maraniss: Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
On Wednesday, August 31, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author David Maraniss will discuss his newest book, Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe. It’s a riveting new biography of America’s greatest all-around athlete, a man who starred in baseball, football, and track and field. Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. He won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, was an All-American football player at the Carlisle Indian School, and played in the major leagues for John McGraw’s New York Giants. In spite of his colossal skills, Thorpe struggled against difficult circumstances. As a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, he encountered racism and other forms of bigotry. David Maraniss has written previous sports biographies on Roberto Clemente and Vince Lombardi. Join this live event virtually on the Hall's Facebook page.
Reading & Writing
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August 31, 2022
2022-08-31
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Film: Autopsy on a Dream - The Untold Story of Building the Sydney Opera House
Film: Autopsy on a Dream - The Untold Story of Building the Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Opera House
Rediscovered in recent years, this BBC documentary is as extraordinary as its provocative subject matter — the dramatic story of the building of the Sydney Opera House, culminating in Utzon’s departure from the project. Containing a new prologue called ‘The Dream of Perfection’, it tells the fascinating story of the lost film and brings the story up-to- date, featuring interviews with Sir David Attenborough, architect Richard le Plaistrier, plus many others. Courtesy of the Sydney Opera House--from our house to yours--stream this film anytime from the comfort of your home.
Film & Photography
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September 2, 2022
2022-09-02
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Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation
Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation
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Chicago Humanities Festival
In her latest short story collection The (Other) You Joyce Carol Oates ponders who her characters might have become if they’d chosen different paths. Through the imaginations of her contemplative protagonists, Oates—author of contemporary classic novels like We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde—deftly detangles the complex circumstances that dictate who we turn out to be. Join Oates and Rebecca Makkai, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Great Believers, for a discussion of destiny, alternative realities, and our other selves from March, 2021.
Reading & Writing
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September 2, 2022
2022-09-02
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NightSchool: LightSchool
NightSchool: LightSchool
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California Academy of Sciences
Ever wondered what makes certain plants and animals glow in the dark? Join a panel of bioluminescence experts for a deep dive into the inner workings of nature’s glow, including what it can teach us about our relationship with beneficial bacteria, the surprising evolutionary clues it unlocks, and how it has inspired artists and scientists alike. Although many marine organisms are bioluminescent, not all produce light the same way: some species make their own light, whereas more than 500 species of fish and squid rely on a special symbiotic relationship with luminous bacteria to fuel their glow. Join the Academy’s very own Dr. Alison Gould as she shares all about bioluminescent symbioses and what they can teach us about our own relationship with beneficial bacteria. Unlock a new lens through which to view nature aglow with artist Iyvone Khoo, an artist specializing in bioluminescence-related projects. Khoo will give an artist’s perspective on the natural phenomenon, and share the process and challenges of observing bioluminescent plankton to create their art installation Infinity Cube. Although bioluminescence seems like a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, bioluminescent systems independently evolved over 90 times! Join UCSB doctoral candidate Emily Lau as she explains the diversity of bioluminescent systems and what they can teach us about convergent evolution, plus details on the biochemical basis of bioluminescence systems and how luminous organisms might acquire molecules to produce light.
Science & Nature
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September 3, 2022
2022-09-03
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Marking Time: Indigenous Art from the NGV
Marking Time: Indigenous Art from the NGV
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National Gallery of Victoria
Marking Time: Indigenous Art from the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) looks at the persistence of images, signs or text painted or drawn on a range of surfaces in Indigenous Australia, from ancient times until now. The impulse to draw and make images and symbols is deeply embedded in Indigenous cultures throughout the world and is fundamental to the human experience. One of the first and most prolific forms of mark making, both figurative and non-figurative, has appeared across Australia on rock surfaces since the pre-historic era. Other forms of visual culture are ephemeral and comprise meaningful markings and designs made on the ground, the body and objects, for use in ceremonial contexts. The removal of such ritual markings from the body and the ground after ceremony, along with the loss of other more durable designs and images through natural processes, such as erosion, is compounded by other forms of loss through the socially fragmenting effects of colonisation. In response, Indigenous artists have found new ways of prolonging this visual language of images and signs, by reimagining it in new and more durable art forms, such as acrylic paintings, neons, sculptures and limited-edition prints. This exhibition reveals many nuances of mark making as an artistic practice in the Indigenous Australian context, with multiple aesthetic consequences and modes of practice. Join the museum director for a 5 part video tour through this important exhibition.
Art & Music
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September 7, 2022
2022-09-07
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Lunch Break Science | Shanti Pappu
Lunch Break Science | Shanti Pappu
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Shanti Pappu and learn about the prehistory and archaeology at the stratified sites of Sendrayanpalayam and Kunjavam in India. Shanti Pappu is interested in prehistory, palaeoenvironments, ethnoarchaeology, history of archaeology and in public archaeology, especially for children and teachers. She is a former Professor of Prehistory at the Deccan College Postgraduate & Research Institute. She completed her M.A degree and doctorate from the Deccan College Post-graduate and Research Institute, Pune (1996), under Prof. K.Paddayya, on the prehistoric archaeology of Tamil Nadu, and was subsequently a Homi Bhabha Fellow. She was a Charles Wallace Fellow at the Ancient India and Iran Trust, U.K. She has obtained several awards including the Prof.H.D.Sankalia gold medal from the Deccan College, and Young Scientist award from the Earthwatch Institute, the USA amongst others. She holds a law degree with a dissertation on cultural heritage laws of India and is a registered advocate. She has published two books, with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Science, and Nature as also one book for children on archaeology and several popular articles. She is currently director of the research project on prehistory and palaeoenvironments in Tamil Nadu, including excavations at the site of Attirampakkam. She is affiliated with several academic bodies and societies, and is Member, Global Library Committee, World Archaeology Congress, the Joint-Secretary of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and former joint editor of the journal Man and Environment. She is on the Board of Management of the Children’s Garden School Society and affiliated schools in Chennai (Ellen Sharma Memorial Matriculation & Higher Secondary School, Sholinganallore) and is involved in educational programs for children and teachers.
Science & Nature
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September 7, 2022
2022-09-07
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NightSchool: Galapagos Islands
NightSchool: Galapagos Islands
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California Academy of Sciences
Old specimens, new research: a century of stories from our Galápagos collections. Spend the evening in with great science and stories from the Academy!
Science & Nature
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September 7, 2022
2022-09-07
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NightSchool: Nature in Focus
NightSchool: Nature in Focus
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California Academy of Sciences
Hear from photographers whose incredible images reveal stories about the natural world—both close-to-home and in the farthest reaches of our planet. Local stories, when documented and shared, can make big impacts on humans and nature alike. Jaymi Heimbuch, nature photographer and founder of Conservation Visual Storytellers Academy, covers what it means to look locally, how to amplify stories far and wide, and the intrinsic value in following interests and passions. The Arctic is one of the world’s most rapidly changing regions of the planet. Lianna Nixon, photographer and filmmaker, shares her experience documenting people and places during the MOSAiC Expedition, and about how conservation photography can foster connections with science for the sake of both planet and people.
Science & Nature
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September 7, 2022
2022-09-07
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Reframing "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884"
Reframing "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884"
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Art Institute of Chicago
Hear from Gloria Groom, chair and David and Mary Winton Green curator of Painting and Sculpture of Europe, and Kirk Vuillemot, associate conservator for Preparation and Framing, as they discuss the monumental project of reframing an Art Institute icon.
Art & Music
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September 7, 2022
2022-09-07
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David Hartt: UCLA Department of Art Lecture
David Hartt: UCLA Department of Art Lecture
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The Hammer Museum at UCLA
David Hartt discusses his wide-ranging practice in this online artist talk. He is joined by Aram Moshayedi, Robert Soros Curator, who organized the artist’s current Hammer Projects installation. Hartt lives and works in Philadelphia, where he is associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. Hartt's recent solo exhibitions include My Building, Your Design: Seven Portraits by David Hartt, Art Institute of Chicago (2018); in the forest, Graham Foundation, Chicago (2017); and Interval, LAXART, Los Angeles (2015). His work has been included in such group exhibitions as Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, Museum of Modern Art, New York; America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); and Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Hartt is the recipient of a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. In 2012 he was named a United States Artists Cruz Fellow, and in 2011 he received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.
Art & Music
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September 8, 2022
2022-09-08
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Laughter Yoga
Laughter Yoga
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UCSF
Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body, and spirit. Our bodies can’t tell the difference between real or simulated laughter. This class involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping, and laughter exercises. The class meets every Thursday. On the last class of the month, silent meditation is included in addition to Laughter Yoga. Laughter exercises warm up the mind-body and silent meditation helps facilitate a gentle deepening of mindful awareness. Our laughter exercises in this class can: Increase blood flow and oxygen to all the major organs; Enhance endorphin levels which make us feel uplifted and reduce pain; Stimulate immune, digestive, and cardiac systems; Reduce stress levels; Relax, strengthen, and lengthen the muscles with stretching; and Help create a laughing community and be fun!
Health & Wellness
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September 8, 2022
2022-09-08
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Community and Justice: Urban Conservation and Human Wildlife Coexistence
Community and Justice: Urban Conservation and Human Wildlife Coexistence
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Pacific Science Center
Wildlife is finding remarkable ways to persist in cities, redefining what we consider to be nature. They also teach us how the infrastructure we build for ourselves forge an environment for innovation. Urban Ecologist Dr. Chris Schell discusses the patterns and processes by which wildlife are adapting to cities. Learn how carnivores like coyotes and raccoons have become sentinels of urban environments, helping reframe how we consider our cities as viable greenspaces, and come together as a community around their amazing stories. Their narratives provide another lens on how we can be effective environmental stewards through activism and social justice that dismantles structural racism and classism.
Science & Nature
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September 9, 2022
2022-09-09
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Lunch Break Science: Genes and the Environment with Ainash Childebayeva
Lunch Break Science: Genes and the Environment with Ainash Childebayeva
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The Leakey Foundation
In this week's edition of Lunch Break Science, join Leakey Foundation grantee Ainash Childebayeva to learn about interactions between our genes and the environment. Childebayeva is a PhD candidate in Biological Anthropology and Toxicology at the University of Michigan. Her research is on the epigenomic signatures of adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia in the Peruvian Andes. Her research interests include human evolutionary genetics, human epigenetics, gene x environment interactions, and aDNA.
Science & Nature
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September 12, 2022
2022-09-12
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Artist Talk: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Artist Talk: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Watch an encore talk with artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, whose work is on view as part of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Unstable Presence (beginning October 2, Floor 7). Working between architecture, technology, and performance, Lozano-Hemmer creates large-scale, participatory installations that he calls “anti-monuments.” Focusing on the political dimensions of his work in public space, Lozano-Hemmer will discuss works such as Voz Alta (Loud Voice), a memorial commissioned for the fortieth anniversary of the student massacre in the Tlatelolco section of Mexico City on October 2, 1968, and the large-scale immersive installation, Border Tuner / Sintonizador Fronterizo, designed to interconnect the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. This talk is part of New Territory: Beyond the US/Mexico Border, a series of public programs exploring the relationship between art, design, and the US-Mexico border as a region unto itself, with its own communities and connections. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was born in Mexico City in 1967. In 1989 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Chemistry from Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. As a media artist working at the intersection of architecture and performance art, he creates platforms for public participation using technologies such as robotic lights, digital fountains, computerized surveillance, media walls, and telematic networks. Inspired by phantasmagoria, carnival, and animatronics, his light and shadow works are “anti-monuments for alien agency.”
Art & Music
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September 12, 2022
2022-09-12
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After Dark Online: Toward a Holographic Panoptics of the Mind
After Dark Online: Toward a Holographic Panoptics of the Mind
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Exploratorium
Welcome to Aperture Lucida, the latest creation of the young Southern California artist and inventor Tristan Duke, product of over two years’ work as artist in residence alongside fellow materials wizards at the Exploratorium. The piece veritably brims with surprising implications, which Lawrence Weschler, the author of Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, will assist Mr. Duke in teasing out. Tristan Duke was in conversation with writer Lawrence Weschler around Duke’s new work, Aperture Lucida, in June, 2021.
Science & Nature
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September 13, 2022
2022-09-13
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Nordic Talks: Finding Solutions to Food Waste
Nordic Talks: Finding Solutions to Food Waste
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National Nordic Museum
The National Nordic Museum hosts a series of Nordic Talks, sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers, focused on the theme of food security and sustainability. During these talks, leading innovators and advocates for sustainable food practices and conservation discuss solutions to contemporary issues in the areas of fine dining, food processing and packaging, and agriculture. The Museum invited leaders from the Nordic region and the State of Washington to participate in this series of talks which will increase awareness and inspire positive actions for a more secure and sustainable world. Panel Four: Finding Solutions to Food Waste. This panel brings to light the pervasive problem and indelible impact of food waste on the global economy, the environment, and our society. Approximately one-third of food produced is discarded, yet change is possible. Panelists offer creative solutions to combat food waste. Moderated by Suvi Järvelä-Hagström, Cultural Counselor and Head of Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Finland to the United States, the panel includes Albert Franch Sunyer, Head Chef and Co-Founder of zero-waste Restaurant Nolla in Helsinki; Åsa Sandberg, Head of Partnerships of a mobile application that connects consumers to unsold food (Too Good To Go); and Seattle-based writer on food and sustainability Jill Lightner. The event is sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers and held in partnership with the Embassy of Finland in the United States. The Nordic Talks is hosted by the National Nordic Museum and supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Food & Drink
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September 13, 2022
2022-09-13
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Lunch Break Science: Mercy Akinyi
Lunch Break Science: Mercy Akinyi
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation Baldwin Fellowship Scholar Mercy Akinyi and learn what studying disease in wild baboons tells us about how diseases start, progress, and transmit to others. Mercy Akinyi was born in Nairobi, Kenya, Eastern Africa. She grew up in Kenya and attended the University of Nairobi from 2000 to 2005 graduating at the top of her class with a Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine (BVM). She then went on to undertake her Master of Science in Medical Physiology (Msc.) degree at the same university from 2006 to 2010. While undertaking her degree, Mercy joined the Institute of Primate Research (IPR) as a veterinarian and an assistant research scientist. Her research interests are focused on understanding sources of variance in disease risk in wild populations of non-human primates. Research in disease ecology aims to understand principles that influence disease transmission over time and space. Studies of disease ecology are thus central to our understanding of disease prevalence and of zoonoses (diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans).
Science & Nature
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September 13, 2022
2022-09-13
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Lunch Break Science: Andrew Bernard
Lunch Break Science: Andrew Bernard
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Andrew Bernard and learn about the effects of climate change on primates, including orangutans. Andrew Bernard is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Michigan. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our Fall 2018 cycle for his project entitled “Effects of climate change on primates, their habitat, and food.”
Science & Nature
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September 14, 2022
2022-09-14
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NightSchool: Surviving the Deadly Bucket
NightSchool: Surviving the Deadly Bucket
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California Academy of Sciences
Five vans, one plane, two states, one thousand miles, four organizations, two hundred people and one... banana box. On average in a season this is what it takes to save one little life. Learn from the experts and volunteers saving—and flying—hundreds of baby sea turtles from the "Deadly Bucket" in Cape Cod back to safety on the Gulf Coast each year.
Science & Nature
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September 15, 2022
2022-09-15
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Earth Day Now More Than Ever: Into Nature and Toward Life
Earth Day Now More Than Ever: Into Nature and Toward Life
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Pacific Science Center
In July 1969, a handful of earthlings rocketed beyond the warm embrace of our atmosphere and ventured across the surface of the moon. Two months later, here in Seattle, Senator Gaylord Nelson announced plans for an Earth Day event–it took off. In the 50 years since, our technological systems have grown exponentially, and our relationship with the Earth has dwindled. While observing the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order during Earth Day 2020, we’re joined by Dr. Peter Kahn, UW Professor in the Department of Psychology and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Director of the HINTS Laboratory, and Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Ecopsychology. Don’t worry, this Earth Day talk isn’t doom-and-gloom or a history lesson! Dr. Kahn shows how, even in the city, we can deepen our interactions with the natural world, Earth’s heartbeat. He’ll share his lab’s studies on people interacting with technological nature and he’ll talk about a new urban design methodology–Interaction Pattern Design–through which we can rewild our lives.
Science & Nature
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September 15, 2022
2022-09-15
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Imaginaries of LA: Guadalupe Rosales and Pilar Tompkins Rivas
Imaginaries of LA: Guadalupe Rosales and Pilar Tompkins Rivas
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Getty
The second conversation in our Imaginaries of LA series brings together artist Guadalupe Rosales and curator Pilar Tompkins Rivas, who will discuss how the making of art and archives from embodied, lived experiences can transform the social and political production of urban space. Since its founding in 1781, Los Angeles has existed on contested land. Although long recognized as a diverse and multicultural city, its history is marked by segregation, racist city planning, and harmful urban redevelopment policies. Imaginaries of LA is a series of conversations between Los Angeles-based artists and curators that explores what is at stake in the various strategies that artists use to represent Los Angeles and provides a forum for debate about the past, present and future of the city. Guadalupe Rosales is a Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist, archivist, educator, and founder of community-generated archival projects "Veteranas and Rucas" and "Map Pointz" on Instagram. Guadalupe's work centers on the creation of immersive and sensorial spaces to activate memory and evoke a collective experience and embodiment. Pilar Tompkins Rivas is chief curator and deputy director of Curatorial and Collections at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. This program is moderated by Zanna Gilbert, senior research specialist, and was organized by Zanna Gilbert and Isabel Wade, research assistant at Getty Research Institute.
Art & Music
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September 15, 2022
2022-09-15
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Lunch Break Science: Brenda Bradley
Lunch Break Science: Brenda Bradley
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Brenda Bradley and learn about the evolution of primate sensory perception. Bradley's research integrates genomic analyses with behavioral, morphological, and environmental data to address questions about primate evolution. This research falls under two themes: 1) examining the genetic structure of wild primate populations; and 2) identifying the genetic bases of primate adaptations and diversity.
Science & Nature
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September 16, 2022
2022-09-16
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Blackness in Contemporary African Art Practice
Blackness in Contemporary African Art Practice
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Tate Britain
This panel considers ways in which contemporary African artists, curators and writers deal with the question of Blackness in their work. It asks how an African experience of Blackness differs from that of the diaspora and from country to country. The presentations consider a continent-specific account of Blackness through relationships with spirituality, ancestry, (settler) colonialism and Black womanhood. Speakers include Nomusa Makhubu, Minna Salami and Suzana Sousa. This event took place on Zoom on 1 June 2021. A recording of the event will be available to watch on this page until 15 July 2021.
Art & Music
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September 17, 2022
2022-09-17
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Conversations About Landscape Online: Hidden Nature SF
Conversations About Landscape Online: Hidden Nature SF
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Exploratorium
Where San Francisco’s iconic skyscrapers, streets, and parks stand today, there once was a wild landscape full of surprises—from vast hills of drifting sand to lush valleys and wetlands of many kinds. This land, home to the Ramaytush Ohlone, has been radically transformed. Nevertheless, its history remains an integral element of the city’s landscape. After two years of research, historical ecologists have unearthed countless unexpected stories of what this region looked like in the past and synthesized them into a single map representing the city’s historical landscape. Join the Exploratorium and the San Francisco Estuary Institute in exploring our ecological past and how our historical landscape can inform a vision for a healthier, more resilient city.
Science & Nature
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September 17, 2022
2022-09-17
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Summer in Greece
Summer in Greece
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18 Reasons
Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to your table! Camila's favorite vacation spot are the Greek islands, where you can laze and lounge at a taverna, interrupting to take a dip in the water every now and then. This menu reproduces some classics and favourites, so you can have your own Greek summer meal right at home! Menu includes: Horiatiki—Greek Salad; Shrimp Saganaki; Revithokeftedes—Chickpea Croquettes, based on the famous chickpea stew from the island of Sifnos, Revithia; and Melopita—Cheese and Honey Cake.
Food & Drink
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September 17, 2022
2022-09-17
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50
Art and Health: Art and the Brain
Art and Health: Art and the Brain
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Nasher Sculpture Center
This series presents the stories of artists who creatively respond to mental and physical health issues through their artwork. By creating dialogue between experts in the discipline of art and those in the field of medicine and health, these programs offer the opportunity to better understand the mind, the body, and the resilience of people facing incredible challenges. What is the role of art in addressing how a person manages illness? This program explores how the brain learns, how we create memories, and how creativity contributes to healing.
Art & Music
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September 18, 2022
2022-09-18
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Lunch Break Science: Alexandra Kralick
Lunch Break Science: Alexandra Kralick
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Alexandra Kralick and learn about orangutan secondary sexual characteristic development. Kralick is interested in sex differences in growth and development of the skeleton in great apes and humans. A running theme in her work is busting the idea of a sex binary. She is PhD Candidate at University of Pennsylvania and NSF GRFP Fellow and earned a B.S. in Biological Anthropology from George Washington University, where she studied gorilla dental development and wrist bone shape.
Science & Nature
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September 18, 2022
2022-09-18
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Lunch Break Science: Christopher Schmitt
Lunch Break Science: Christopher Schmitt
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The Leakey Foundation
Gather with Leakey Foundation grantee Christopher Schmitt and learn about the development and life histories of primates, especially vervet monkeys.
Science & Nature
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September 19, 2022
2022-09-19
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Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins (with Beer)
Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins (with Beer)
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Getty
Archaeologist Tate Paulette takes a journey back in time to Mesopotamia, one of the world's first great beer cultures. Using cuneiform texts and artistic and archaeological evidence, Paulette explores how Mesopotamians brewed their beer and enjoyed drinking in taverns, on the job, and at feasts and festivals. He ends with recent efforts to recreate Mesopotamian brews. This program was presented as part of the museum’s Bacchus Uncorked program series that explores art, wine (sometimes beer), and culture in the ancient world.
Food & Drink
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September 19, 2022
2022-09-19
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Swedish Contemporary Culture
Swedish Contemporary Culture
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NYU School of Professional Studies
Expand your knowledge of Swedish culture by watching and then discussing an assigned film or episodes of a television series each week. Sweden has long been known for their Nordic noir, and has a history of prominent directors, such as Ingmar Berman, whose films have had a global impact. In the past decade, a number of binge-worthy TV shows, movies, and high-caliber actors have emerged from Sweden making it a cinematic hotspot. We will discuss how these cultural creations reflect Sweden's past and present. The course is taught entirely in English. Each semester we explore new media, so the course can be taken repeatedly.
Culture & Politics
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September 20, 2022
2022-09-20
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419
Art Talk Live: Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s Last Act
Art Talk Live: Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s Last Act
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Harvard Art Museums
Yasuo Kuniyoshi once proclaimed that “an artist’s drawings are his first words.” Having emigrated from Japan to the United States at the age of 16, Kuniyoshi relied upon drawing as his most expressive medium. Through drawing, he translated the anxiety, disillusionment, and alienation faced by Japanese émigrés in the aftermath of World War II into a uniquely personal and dynamic American modernist style. Led by Elisa Germán, Emily Rauh Pulitzer Curatorial Fellow in Contemporary Drawings, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Art & Music
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September 20, 2022
2022-09-20
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Memoir Writing
Memoir Writing
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UC San Diego Extension
Many of us have had fascinating lives, whether lived inwardly or outwardly, during childhood long ago or in the past decade. But when it comes to writing a memoir, where do we begin? The day of our birth? The day we left home? The beginning or end of a marriage? Memoir is most successful when it is not the "story of a life" but a focused part of that life: a dozen summers spent working on a grandfather's farm; a long relationship with a dying relative; the first year of law school. In this course, students will explore methods for planning and focusing on what their memoirs should be. Use of a plotting tool to create structure will be covered. In this course, students will complete the first 20-30 pages of a book-length memoir.
Reading & Writing
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September 20, 2022
2022-09-20
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320
Meet the Author: The Viking Heart with Arthur Herman
Meet the Author: The Viking Heart with Arthur Herman
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National Nordic Museum
In this talk from mid-November, best-selling author Arthur Herman talks about his book, The Viking Heart. In this book, Arthur Herman melds a compelling historical narrative with cutting-edge archaeological discoveries and DNA research to trace the epic story of this remarkable and truly diverse people. He shows how the Scandinavian experience has universal meaning, and how we can still be inspired by their indomitable spirit and the strength of their community bonds, much needed in our deeply polarized society today. The talk was moderated by Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma.
Reading & Writing
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September 21, 2022
2022-09-21
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Night School: City Nature
Night School: City Nature
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California Academy of Sciences
Learn about how humans and nature converge in the Bay Area. More details coming soon!
Science & Nature
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September 21, 2022
2022-09-21
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The Greatest Journey of Them All: Reading Homer's Odyssey
The Greatest Journey of Them All: Reading Homer's Odyssey
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NYU School of Professional Studies
Relive—or enjoy for the first time—the fabulous adventures of Odysseus as he journeys home to his wife and son after the Trojan War. In 10 sessions, explore Homer’s genius as an oral poet and share a work that sets nostalgia for home against a hunger for new experiences; describes battles between men and mythical creatures; and asks enduring questions: What is the cost of war? Can love withstand absence? What is the nature of free will? Should there be a limit to revenge?
Reading & Writing
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September 21, 2022
2022-09-21
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699
Big Night at the Museum
Big Night at the Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
There has never been a night like BIG NIGHT (At the Museum). Troubled times often bring out the best in us all, and these times have called for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to remove some of its most treasured instruments from their cases, and place them in the hands of modern masters for an unprecedented night of music. In this on-demand opportunity, you can enjoy the live broadcast from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville where some of country's greatest current stars were able to play on the Museum's historic instruments, for one night only.
Art & Music
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September 22, 2022
2022-09-22
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After Dark Online: Racism in Science
After Dark Online: Racism in Science
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Exploratorium
Science isn’t neutral. Science is carried out by people, and can be shaped by their beliefs, social values, blind spots, and biases—and while it can reveal the impacts of racism, science is also historically and currently embedded with racist and inequitable practices. As concerns such as racialized bioethics and data privacy continue to emerge in tandem with scientific progress, we examine where racism has been built into the sciences and how the scientific process can perpetuate racist points of view.
Science & Nature
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September 22, 2022
2022-09-22
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NightSchool: Living Worlds
NightSchool: Living Worlds
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California Academy of Sciences
Who among us hasn’t gazed up at the stars and wondered what other life might exist in the vast expanse of the universe? The Academy’s new, award-winning planetarium film Living Worlds transports viewers across space and time in the search for life in our Solar System and beyond, and unearths a deeper understanding of life on our one-of-a-kind home planet. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Academy’s Morrison Planetarium and Visualization Studio team brought the film concept to life, from animating prehistoric dragonflies and distant exoplanets, to bringing a dynamic soundscape and cutting edge future spacecraft technologies to life. Producer Cheryl Vanderbilt is joined by design, visual effects and production supervisor Jeroen Lapré, plus sound designer Christopher Hedge for an out-of-this-world conversation about the making of Living Worlds.
Science & Nature
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September 22, 2022
2022-09-22
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Calling BS: The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World
Calling BS: The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World
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Pacific Science Center
Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound and it’s increasingly difficult to know what’s true. Our media environment has become hyperpartisan. Science is conducted by press release. We are fairly well equipped to spot the sort of old-school misinformation that is based in fancy rhetoric and weasel words, but most of us don’t feel qualified to challenge the avalanche of new-school BS presented in the language of math, science, or statistics. Join UW’s Carl Bergstrom, Professor of Biology, and Jevin West, Associate Professor at the Information School and Director of the Center for an Informed Public, as they give us a set of tools to cut through the most intimidating data.
Science & Nature
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September 23, 2022
2022-09-23
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NightSchool: Fungi Underground
NightSchool: Fungi Underground
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California Academy of Sciences
eneath the soil is a vast underground network of mycorrhizal fungi that’s unseen by humans, but crucial to thriving forests. From nutrient exchanges and complex warning systems, learn more about the fascinating relationship between trees and the fungi that support them. All NightLife virtual programming is intended for audiences 21+.
Science & Nature
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September 23, 2022
2022-09-23
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Climate & Change: Landscapes of the Future with Daan Roosegaarde
Climate & Change: Landscapes of the Future with Daan Roosegaarde
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Museum of Design Atlanta
What are the landscapes of the future? How do we design a future with clean air, clean water, clean energy, and clean space? Join this talk by speculative architect and artist Daan Roosegaarde, founder of Studio Roosegaarde, a team of designers and engineers that create projects at the intersection of art and technology such as WATERLICHT (a virtual flood showing the power of water), SMOG FREE PROJECT (the world's first largest outdoor air purifier which turns smog into jewellery), SMART HIGHWAY (roads that charge throughout the day and glow at night), SPACE WASTE LAB (visualising and upcycling space waste), and VAN GOGH BIKE PATH (a light-emitting bicycle path which glows at night and was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night).
Architecture & Design
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September 23, 2022
2022-09-23
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Birds of the World: Amazing Migrations
Birds of the World: Amazing Migrations
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Cornell University
Join Cornell's famed Bird Lab and discover which birds have the longest, highest, fastest, and farthest flights, among other fascinating migration facts during this webinar. We’ll take a tour of the Earth’s most remarkable migratory birds and demonstrate how to use Birds of the World, an online database including over 10,700 species accounts. See stunning photos and learn something new! This event is part of our virtual Migration Celebration. Visit the Migration Celebration webpage for the full schedule of events, migration resources, and family-friendly activities.
Science & Nature
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September 24, 2022
2022-09-24
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National Security and Press Freedom
National Security and Press Freedom
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Chicago Humanities Festival
A central question of democracy is how to balance a government’s need to conduct national security operations in secret with the public’s right to know what their government is doing. The answer—debated to this day—is both a complex policy judgment and an equally complex judgment about the meaning of the First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and the press. Legal scholar Geoffrey Stone (coauthor of National Security, Leaks, and Freedom of the Press) convenes a panel with former director of the CIA John Brennan and Washington Post national security reporter Ellen Nakashima (two of the book’s contributors) to discuss secrecy, disclosure, security, and the First Amendment. This program is the first panel in our new series Deep Dive: Speech, curated by Geoffrey Stone. This 3-part series curated and hosted by legal scholar Geoffrey Stone (Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago) will consider a variety of perspectives on free speech in the 21st century. We'll explore some of the forces driving wide-ranging debates around First Amendment rights in our moment, including freedom of the press and national security, the role of social media platforms and internet companies, and hate speech.
Culture & Politics
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September 25, 2022
2022-09-25
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Online Event: Glow Science
Online Event: Glow Science
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Exploratorium
Why do things give off light? There are many ways to make light, and all of them involve exciting atoms and molecules in some way. Join Exploratorium physicist Ron Hipschman to investigate some of the more colorful ways to make things glow. Using electricity, heat, and light, he’ll conduct a variety of demonstrations to illuminate the electromagnetic spectrum. Participants will receive a pair of diffraction grating glasses to take home. Since joining the Exploratorium in 1971, Ron Hipschman has worked as an exhibit developer, author, teacher, and webcast host. He currently works on the Exploratorium’s Environmental Initiative, implementing and maintaining a collection of environmental monitoring sensors and developing visualizations for the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery’s super-resolution media wall. In addition to Full-Spectrum Science, Ron also hosts Tales from the Periodic Table, about the building blocks of the universe: the elements.
Science & Nature
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September 26, 2022
2022-09-26
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Atlantic Live: Future Economy Summit
Atlantic Live: Future Economy Summit
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The Atlantic
The global pandemic has forced many to reevaluate the future of our economy and the way we work. Will urban dwellers migrate to more affordable suburban regions? Will we ever return to traditional offices full-time? Will entrepreneurs use this change in routine to discover the next big thing? What jobs will offer a path to opportunity? The biggest recession in almost 100 years has changed the economic landscape, and not everyone has the luxury of exploring these big questions. Many workers have been left without a financial safety net or the skills needed to succeed in a virtual economy. The gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen, and leaders in Washington can’t agree on substantive solutions. The path to the new economy is being charted today. The Atlantic will explore what the future might hold for Americans across the socioeconomic spectrum.
Culture & Politics
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September 27, 2022
2022-09-27
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David Park: 7x7 - Seven Special Guests, Seven Minutes Each
David Park: 7x7 - Seven Special Guests, Seven Minutes Each
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
In this online program, our seven distinguished guests have the (virtual) floor for seven minutes each to reflect on a work by the late David Park (1911–1960), best known as the originator of Bay Area Figurative Art. Speakers include: Helen Park Bigelow, daughter of David Park; author of the memoir “David Park, Painter: Nothing Held Back"; Nancy Boas, author of the biography “David Park: A Painter’s Life”; Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, daughter of artist Richard Diebenkorn; Corey Keller, curator of photography, SFMOMA; exhibition catalogue contributor; Francis Mill, artist; gallerist at Hackett Mill, representing the estate of David Park; Belinda Tate, executive director, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts; Wayne Thiebaud, artist; and Janet Bishop (moderator), Thomas Weisel Family Chief Curator and Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA; lead curator of “David Park: A Retrospective."
Art & Music
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September 27, 2022
2022-09-27
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After Dark Online: Wildfires
After Dark Online: Wildfires
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Exploratorium
In California, an extreme fire season has commenced early and caused cataclysmic effects on California's landscapes, residents, and air. At After Dark: Wildfires, learn about the science behind these wildfires and the ways climate policy can be used to advocate for environmental restoration and equity. This After Dark Online from October, 2020, is a get-together to fall apart. As autumn sets in, trees become bare, and the northern hemisphere begins to chill, we’re exploring processes of decay, entropy, and how things come apart, making way for revisions and new arrangements.
Science & Nature
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September 27, 2022
2022-09-27
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Getty Talks: Egyptology Meets Science
Getty Talks: Egyptology Meets Science
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Getty
In this inspiring talk, Christian Greco, director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin, shows how he breathes new life into old discoveries and modernized the nearly 200-year-old museum dedicated to Egyptian art and culture. Previously recorded at the Getty Villa.
Art & Music
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September 28, 2022
2022-09-28
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After Dark Online: Stories from Chinatown
After Dark Online: Stories from Chinatown
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Exploratorium
Chinatown Stories: You Are Here centers vibrant and specific stories from within the community—bridging us to one another, one short film at a time. Each film is a specific entry point into a Chinatown neighborhood and the inspiring contributions community members made in shaping their community and beyond. Chan will be joined by Dorothy Quock, researcher and beloved Chinatown community elder, for a live conversation about the series. In this program, join filmmaker James Q. Chan as he shares his current documentary project, Chinatown Stories: You are Here, and premieres a new episode.
Culture & Politics
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September 28, 2022
2022-09-28
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Eight Plays By and About Chicago
Eight Plays By and About Chicago
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University of Chicago Graham School
What do the playwrights Tracy Letts, Lorraine Hansberry, Bertolt Brecht, David Auburn, Rohina Malik, Keith Huff, August Wilson, and Joe Mantegna have in common? They have all written plays set in Chicago and many of these writers are also native to the Midwest. In examining Superior Donuts, A Raisin in the Sun, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Proof, Yasmina’s Necklace, A Steady Rain, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Bleacher Bums, we will also be examining our windy city and why it has inspired so much extraordinary talent. Each week we will read a different play and then discuss that play in terms of its historical background as well as its local intrigue.
Reading & Writing
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September 28, 2022
2022-09-28
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465
How Coffee Changed the World
How Coffee Changed the World
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University of Chicago Graham School
This interdisciplinary course will explore the emergence of coffee as a culturally, socially and economically significant product in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, and follow its history along the trade routes of the region, its journey across the Ottoman Empire and into Europe. Through the reading and discussion of secondary sources, the students will analyze and comment on how coffee and its consumption became a focal point in public spaces in the Ottoman Empire and beyond, and the large cultural and social significance it acquired through time. The course will introduce the students to a broad overview of the manifestations of the importance of Middle Eastern coffee cultures through short excerpts from works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, and cinema. Students will also analyze the popular culture components of coffee such as the art of fortune telling with Turkish coffee grounds.
Culture & Politics
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September 28, 2022
2022-09-28
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465
On Aging
On Aging
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The Newberry Library
The literature of aging is sparse in comparison to that of youth and adulthood: while the Bildungsroman is an old and established genre, there is no such thing as the Alternroman. There should be, though, as we in the developed world are living longer than ever, and perhaps such a genre may still come about. Meanwhile, it often seems the developing world and our own ancients had more respect for old age than modern, youth-mad culture. We’ll start with the Roman philosopher Cicero and see what he advises, proceed to a twentieth-century writer-philosopher, Jean Améry, whose experiences of the Nazi era and the Second World War inflected his view of the life span, rope in Hemingway’s classic of the old and tormented fisherman, compare him to Wallace Stegner’s aging academic in The Spectator Bird, then compare that stodgy WASP to the flamboyant 74-year old Caribbean Londoner who narrates Booker-Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo’s Mr Loverman, and engage with some extraordinarily witty and articulate grande dames of recent decades. Is there a consensus about what it means to get old? Or is aging a highly individual experience? How, specifically, is it gendered? And how does pondering one’s own end intersect with contemplating the end of our world? How has the psychology of aging changed, and how does it remain the same, in the Anthropocene? Natania Rosenfeld is a writer, independent scholar and Professor Emerita of English at Knox College. She has published two books of poetry as well as a scholarly book, Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf, and a chapbook of personal essays.
Reading & Writing
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September 28, 2022
2022-09-28
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235
Australian Food with Bill Granger
Australian Food with Bill Granger
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Sydney Opera House
Crowned the ‘Egg Master of Sydney’ and ‘creator of avocado toast’, Bill Granger is renowned as the restauranteur who brought laid-back Australian cafe culture to the world, and is beloved by family cooks and culinary sophisticates alike. The empire that is ‘bills’ began with the original Darlinghurst street-corner cafe 26 years ago and is credited as the first place anywhere to put the now-iconic breakfast of avocado toast on the menu. Since then, from Sydney to Tokyo, London to Seoul, people around the world have queued for a taste of his absurdly fluffy ricotta hotcakes and creamy scrambled eggs, and fallen in love with this sunny, relaxed, and very Australian way of eating. Ahead of his new book release, Australian Food, Bill Granger talks with food writer Adam Liaw to celebrate the global phenomenon of Australian cafe culture, the evolution of a national cuisine and the uniqueness of Australian food. Recorded live in July, 2020 from the Sydney Opera House.
Food & Drink
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September 29, 2022
2022-09-29
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Salman Rushdie: Languages of Truth
Salman Rushdie: Languages of Truth
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Chicago Humanities Festival
In Languages of Truth Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie (Quichotte) reflects on his long and complex relationship with storytelling. Through this compilation of seminal essays, criticism, and more recent speeches Rushdie explores the intersections of truth, language, art, and life—and some of his quintessential preoccupations: censorship, migration, and multiculturalism. At CHF, Rushdie is joined by poet Srikanth (Chicu) Reddy for a conversation about these conceptual crossroads and the lessons literature illuminates.
Reading & Writing
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September 29, 2022
2022-09-29
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The Spiritual in Modern and Contemporary Art
The Spiritual in Modern and Contemporary Art
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NYU School of Professional Studies
Conceived to explore the spiritual roots and dimensions of modern and contemporary art, from Theosophy and Buddhism to Judeo-Christian mysticism and Jungian theory, this course presents diverse works by artists ranging from early 20th-century visionaries such as Hilma af Klint, Wassily Kandinsky, and Piet Mondrian to leading postwar and contemporary artists including Barnett Newman, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol, Zarina, Robert Irwin, and Danh Vo. Lectures and museum visits will provide insights into these artists' diverse views of spirituality and the ways in which they approached their work as a form of meditation or a spiritual quest. We will analyze the specific inherent qualities many of these works are characterized by, such as stillness, timelessness, and serenity. Furthermore, we will discuss how these works can spark in the viewer a spiritual awareness, or what Ellsworth Kelly called “the rapture of seeing.” Special attention will be given to artist-designed sanctuaries, including Henri Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, France; Mark Rothko’s Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas; and Theaster Gates’ Sanctum in Bristol, United Kingdom.
Art & Music
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October 3, 2022
2022-10-03
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719
Words in Place: Typography and Architecture
Words in Place: Typography and Architecture
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NYU School of Professional Studies
Words are a very important part of our physical environment—just think of subway or airport signage. There are words emblazoned across all our buildings and monuments. This course looks at the intersection of typography and architecture. We'll look at how the history of typography relates to the history of architecture, at lettering and inscriptions on buildings, and at architects who were also typographers and book designers. We'll see the ubiquity—and, often, the beauty—of words in our environment, as we cover all of history but focus on New York in what will be an eye-opening course.
Architecture & Design
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October 11, 2022
2022-10-11
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559
Lunch Break Science: Brenna Henn and Austin Reynolds
Lunch Break Science: Brenna Henn and Austin Reynolds
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet geneticists Brenna Henn and colleague Austin Reynolds and learn about human genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa, including live Q&A.
Science & Nature
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March 29, 2023
2023-03-29
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