<< Week of April 12 >>

Monday, April 13, 2020

Design Field Notes: David Merrill

Lecture | April 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 David Merrill, The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

This spring, join The Jacobs Institute for our continued Design Field Notes series, held on Mondays from 1-2pm at 220 Jacobs Hall. This event is free and welcome to all students and the public.

Neural Abstractions

Lecture | April 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Tom White, Victoria University of Wellington School of Design

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Arts + Design, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Autolab

How do machines perceive the world? Tom White has investigated enabling computer vision systems to draw their own visual abstractions through the creation of abstract ink print artworks. Though these artificial vision systems are trained only on real world images, when forced to express themselves abstractly they are able to create simpler forms that match their internal representations. These...   More >

Neural Abstractions

Lecture | April 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tom White

 Arts + Design, Center for New Media

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media; cosponsored by Autolab and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR).

Tom White, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington School of Design

How do machines perceive the world? Tom White has investigated enabling computer vision systems to draw their own visual abstractions through the creation of abstract ink print artworks. Though these...   More >

Tom with Chickens

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

The NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar Series, launched in spring 2020, is held weekly on Wednesdays in Stanley 106, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from January 22 through May 6.

Townsend Center Book Chat with Ken Light and José Angel Navejas: Midnight La Frontera

Lecture | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Documentary photographer Ken Light and author José Ángel Navejas discuss their book, which features photographs of U.S. border patrol agents on their nighttime shifts on the Mexican border in the 1980s.

Buddhist Contributions to Contemporary Moral Reflection: Selflessness and Moral Responsiveness (2020 Chao Lecture)

Lecture | April 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jay Garfield, Smith College

 Center for Buddhist Studies

We expect our partners in dialogue to share our broad concerns but to bring distinctive insights to the conversation. Without a shared purpose there is no motivation for dialogue; without differences in perspective, there is no value in dialogue. When the topic is ethics, we will find that the Western and Buddhist traditions are excellent dialogical partners. Scholars of each community and...   More >

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Against the World: Deglobalization in Interwar Europe

Lecture | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Tara Zahra, University of Chicago

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

For decades before the First World War, the world seemed to shrink. Millions of migrants crossed the globe. The railway and steamship accelerated their journeys, reducing the cost and risk of travel. The world also arrived on the doorsteps of those who stayed at home, via the telegraph, radio, newspapers, cinema, exhibitions, and foreign goods. To many observers, the growing interconnection of...   More >

Tara Zahra

Seabury Lecture

Lecture | April 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Dr. Sean Joe, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

 Social Welfare, School of

Seabury Lecture with Dr. Sean Joe, Associate Dean for Faculty & Research, Benjamin E. Youndhal Professor of Social Development, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

  RSVP online or or by emailing Lia Swindle at lia.swindle@berkeley.edu by April 10.

Ringrose Lecture 2020

Lecture | April 16 | 2-4 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Nestrick Room

 Department of English, Department of Italian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies

Lecture by Professor Graziella Parati entitled “The Promise of Happiness in Colonial Fascism” (April 16). Prof. Parati will hold a seminar the next day (April 17). Time of both events TBD.

Art and AI

Lecture | April 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Christiane Paul, Chief Curator / Director, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center; Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Autolab, Arts + Design, Department of Art Practice, Arts Research Center

with Christiane Paul
Chief Curator / Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Professor at The New School and Adjunct Curator of Digital Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Response from Claudia Schmuckli
Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Co-sponsored by AutoLab, Arts + Design, the Arts Research Center, Art...   More >

AIA Lecture

Lecture | April 16 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Andrew Stewart, UC Berkeley

 AIA San Francisco Society

Friday, April 17, 2020

Stepping Stones to Sustainable Transportation?

Lecture | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Stephen Zoepf, Stanford University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Stanford University Center for Automotive Research Executive Director Stephen Zoepf will present Stepping Stones to Sustainable Transportation? at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar on April 17, 2020 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.