<< Week of June 17 >>

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism, Dancing with Math, Video Art, Urban Humanities: Leonardo Art Science Evening

Lecture | June 14 | 7-9 p.m. | 310 Soda Hall

 Karl Schaffer, Choreographer

 Carmen Aguilar, Hyphen Labs; Susan Moffat, UC Berkeley; Evie Leder, Video artist

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Carmen Aguilar y Wedge (Hyphen Labs) on "NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism - A transmedia exploration told through speculative product design, emerging technologies, cognitive research, and transhumanism"
Karl Schaffer (Choreographer) on "Dancing with Mathematics"
Susan Moffat (UC Berkeley's Global Urban Humanities Initiative) on "The Albany Bulb: From Dump to Art Park...and Ecological Research...   More >

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Water-Ropes and Lotus-Dragons: Netsuke in the Hearst Museum Collection

Lecture | June 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Christopher Lowman, UC Berkeley, Department of Anthropology

 Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Netsuke, Japanese carvings used as fasteners for personal accessories, have enchanted artists, owners, collectors, and viewers for centuries. Beautiful and comical, surreal or mythological, they are practical objects transformed into symbols and stories, and representative of the people who have made and possessed them. Come explore some of those stories through examples from the collection now...   More >

 Limited to 30 spaces, please register to ensure a seat at https://tinyurl.com/netsukelounge

 Admissions will be charged at the door. Register online or by calling 510-643-2776, or by emailing pahma-education@berkeley.edu

Water-ropes and Lotus-dragons: Netsuke in the Hearst Museum Collections

Lecture | June 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Christopher Lowman, UC Berkeley, Department of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Netsuke, Japanese carvings used as fasteners for personal accessories, have enchanted artists, owners, collectors, and viewers for centuries. Beautiful and comical, surreal or mythological, they are practical objects transformed into symbols and stories, and representative of the people who have made and possessed them. Come explore some of those stories through examples from the collection now...   More >

 Registration recommend. Event free with museum admission. Register online

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Cars that coordinate with people

Lecture | June 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Anca Dragan, EECS

 Science@Cal

Autonomous cars tend to treat people like obstacles whose motion needs to be anticipated, so that the car can best stay out of their way. This results in ultra-defensive cars that cannot coordinate with people, because they miss on a key aspect of coordination: it’s not just the car interpreting and responding to the actions of people, people also interpret and respond to the car’s...   More >