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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Fundamentals of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Course | March 9 – May 1, 2020 every day |  Online

 Meg Honan, RPT, MS, CP; Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This 8-week online course presents fundamental concepts from multiple disciplines that are essential to practicing ergonomics. The course begins with core topics from anatomy, kinesiology and the physiology of work as applied to human abilities and limitations.

Twig to Twine: Fiber Making with Tamara Wilder

Workshop | March 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Back by popular demand, this class will instill awe of the natural world by making string from sticks! Extract high quality fiber from dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) and other local native & naturalized plants and explore several different cordage methods including leg rolling, mouth rolling, triangle twisting & splicing. In this class Tamara will also be demonstrating the extraction of fiber from...   More >

$120, $110 UCBG Members

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Science Lecture - The Power and beauty of geometry and symmetry

Lecture | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Prof. Carlo H. Séquin, EECS Computer Science Division

 Science@Cal

In this talk, we will leave the world of natural objects and look at the science of man-made artifacts and systems. Prof. Séquin will introduce the notion of “mathematical seeing” and clarify the concept of “symmetry,” and will discuss regular polyhedra, like the Platonic solids, including a glimpse into the 4th dimension. The presentation will conclude with a description of some abstract...   More >

Tetra-Tangle of Four Bow-Tie Links: Carlo H. Séquin

Film: Laocoon and Sons: The Story of the Transformation of Esmeralda del Rio

Film - Feature | March 21 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ottinger’s debut film already contains many of the elements that would appear in her later works: an extraordinary woman, an unusual country, and a chain of magic transformations that give rise to eccentric characterizations by an ensemble cast, here featuring Tabea Blumenschein in multiple roles. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Ottinger’s allegorical work explores themes of death,...   More >

Films: The Animation of Caroline Leaf

Film - Short | March 21 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After developing groundbreaking techniques in several early works, Canadian-American filmmaker Caroline Leaf found a home at the National Film Board of Canada, where she produced numerous films, including the Academy Award–nominated The Street. Her intimate films focus on familiar spaces that we share as families and communities, with simply observed stories that are true to life. Her tactile...   More >

Film: Amarcord

Film - Feature | March 21 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Amarcord Fellini calls on the free-spirited fantasies of his later films, as well as the bittersweet comedy and intimate sense of detail of the early ones, to evoke a year in the life of this the small Italian coastal town of Rimini in the mid-1930s. Amarcord is filled with phantasmagorical gems from the director’s imagination. But the film is also rooted in history, filtered through memory:...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

January 15–May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series...   More >

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

February 19–July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A...   More >

Art for Human Rights: Peace Now!

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – July 12, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the spring of 1970, President Richard Nixon announced an expansion of the Vietnam War into eastern Cambodia. After fifteen years in Vietnam, the maneuver prompted outrage across an already divided United States. Nixon and other conservative politicians, tired of near-constant dissent, focused their energies on vocal university students who protested the war. Nixon called them “bums,” while...   More >

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Textile makers around the world do more than create vibrant fabrics for innumerable uses. Their creations stretch in countless ways. They reach back in time—reviving old traditions—and forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism. Artisans therefore weave and stitch fabric that is...   More >