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Monday, April 17, 2017

Ashley Hunt, "Degrees of Visibility"

Lecture | April 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Rm. 340 - BCNM Commons

 Ashley Hunt

 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 >

The Way Of The Strangers: Encounters With The Islamic State

Lecture | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Graeme Wood, National Correspondent for The Atlantic

 Institute of International Studies

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 State’s true believers. From the streets of...   More >

Freeze, Die, Come to Life. The many paths to immortality in post-Soviet Russia

Lecture | April 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

 Anya Bernstein, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of Social Studies, Harvard University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Anthropology

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 >

Why does everybody want to see “Skam”? Identity and Gender in a Norwegian TV Serial

Lecture | April 17 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Lars Rune Waage, University of Stavanger

 Department of Scandinavian

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

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

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 I’m Famous and Grrl’s 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

 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 I’m Famous. Moderated by George Strompolos.

Admission to this lecture is free.