Monday, April 17, 2017
Lecture | April 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Rm. 340 - BCNM Commons
Berkeley Center for New Media
Artist and activist Ashley Hunt is interested in how images, objects, maps, writing and performance can engage social ideas and actions, including those of social movements, daily life, the exercise of political power, and the disciplinary boundaries that separate our art worlds from the larger worlds in which they sit. His work looks to structures that allow people to accumulate power, and those... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Graeme Wood, National Correspondent for The Atlantic
Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State and kill for it. To them, its violence is beautiful and holy, and the caliphate a fulfillment of prophecy and the only place on earth where they can live and die as Muslims. The Way of the Strangers is an intimate journey into the minds of the Islamic States true believers. From the streets of... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall
Through practices such as cryonics and plans to build ro, botic bodies for future "consciousness transfer," the Russian transhumanist movement has engendered competing practices of immortality as well as ontological debates over the immortal body and person. Drawing on an ethnography of these practices and plans, I explore controversies around rehgion and secularism within the movement as well as... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Lars Rune Waage, University of Stavanger
Join the Department of Scandinavian for a talk by Lars Rune Waage, University of Stavanger.
Cultural Criticism in the Age of YouTube: Tiffany Shlain and Rolla Selbak, moderated by George Strompolos
Lecture | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Rolla Selbak is writer and director of the film Three Veils; creator of the web series Kiss Her Im Famous and Grrls Guide to Filmmaking. George Strompolos is founder and CEO of the YouTube network Fullscreen
Arts + Design Mondays: Cultural Criticism in the Age of YouTube, with Tiffany Shlain and Rolla Selbak
Lecture | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Emmy-nominated filmmaker Shlain is founder of the Webby Awards and cofounder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Selbak is a filmmaker whose credits include the film Three Veils and the Web series Kiss Her Im Famous. Moderated by George Strompolos.
Admission to this lecture is free.