Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Lecture | April 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Ella Shohat, Professor, Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, New York University
This lecture will offer a genealogical reading of the gradual splitting of the formerly unified Orientalist Semitic figure into a separate Arab and Jew and the ramifications of this split for contemporary discourses about Jews and Muslims.
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Tom McEnaney: Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas
Lecture | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In his study of the coevolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States, McEnaney explores how novelists in the radio age transformed realism as they struggled to channel and shape popular power.
Lecture | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This talk reviews the results of a research project conducted in Nuu, Kaupō, Maui. The focus of this project was an examination of the kauhale (house complex) construction phenomena researchers in Hawaiian archaeology postulate reflect a gender-segregated use of space and gender-segregated activities. Previous work in Hawaiian archaeology has relied on late 19th and early 20th century... More >
Lecture | April 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Writer and Game Designer
Porpentine Charity Heartscape is an Oakland based new media artist, video game designer, writer and curator primarily a developer of hypertext games and interactive fiction mainly built using Twine. She will be in conversation with artist Elisa Giardina Papa.
Porpentine Charity Heartscape is a writer, game designer, and dead swamp milf in Oakland. Her work includes xenofemme scifi/fantasy,... More >
Lecture | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
By the time that Finland achieved independence in 1917, the European art world had been shaken by a number of radically avant-garde movements. Among the most extreme of these were Futurism, which was founded in 1909 by Italian artists but also fostered many aesthetic connections with similar movements in Russia, and Dada, which was started in 1916 and adopted many of the multimedia and... More >
Lecture | April 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
The San Francisco Bay Area is currently the jewel in the crown of capitalismthe tech capital of the world and one of the wealthiest cities in the world. But there is a dark side of success... More >
Lecture | April 18 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Milan Vaishnav, Director and Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
One of the most troubling critiques of contemporary democracy is the inability of representative governments to regulate the deluge of money in politics. If it is impossible to conceive of democracies without elections, it is equally impractical to imagine elections without money. Political scientist Milan Vaishnav will preview the findings of a new edited volume, Costs of Democracyan... More >
Lecture | April 18 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club
Ken Hudnut, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction, United State Geological Survey; Brad Aagaard, Research Geophysicist, United States Geological Survey; Anne Wein, Principle Investigator, United States Geological Survey; Keith Porter, Research Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder; Laurie Johnson, Principal and Founder, Laurie Johnson Consulting; Jennifer Strauss, Regional Coordinator for ShakeAlert, University of California at Berkeley; Naomi Kelly, City Administrator, City of San Francisco
This year the lecture will feature a welcome reception followed by a panel discussion. Join us to learn about the likely impacts from a large earthquake in the east bay and ask the HayWired team your questions.