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Michelle Addington: The Architecture of the Unfamiliar

Michelle Addington: The Architecture of the Unfamiliar

Michelle Addington, co-author of Smart Materials and Designs for Architecture and Design Professions (2004), has worked at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center designing spacecraft, at DuPont as a process designer and power plant engineer, and in Philadelphia, as an architect. She speaks here about current and unfamiliar design innovations, touching on lighting, sustainable architecture, smart [...]

Posted: Apr 17th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Richard Price

Richard Price

Richard Price — writer for HBO’s The Wire and the author of The Wanderers, The Color of Money, and Clockers — turns to the subject of crime in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in his new novel Lush Life. Price speaks about the overlapping universes that collide in his novel at the Tenement Museum, [...]

Posted: Apr 15th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Designing New York’s Visual Identity

Designing New York’s Visual Identity

Pentagram has designed for the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music; created packaging for Saks Fifth Avenue and the sign on the new New York Times Building; and conceived of everything from museum exhibitions to the cornerstone of lower Manhattan’s Freedom Tower. Join Museum curator Donald Albrecht and [...]

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Junot Diaz with Francisco Goldman

Junot Diaz with Francisco Goldman

Writers Junot Diaz and Francisco Goldman discuss writing lives, through history and fiction. Junot Diaz is the author of Drown and The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which was awarded the Sargent First Novel Prize and was selected by Time and New York Magazine as the best novel of 2007. Francisco Goldman is [...]

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Agency in Surveilled Space

Agency in Surveilled Space

Who is watching, and who is being watched? Who decides which spaces are visible to the camera and which are effectively invisible, off-limits to authorities? A roundtable discussion examines how engineers, artists, and activists intervene in surveillance systems to subvert, invert, and redefine these relationships, and how the principle of “sousveillance” – meaning surveillance from [...]

Posted: Mar 31st, 2008 | Comments: 0
Groove Factor

Groove Factor

Celebrated musician Moby discusses the feeling of being “in synch” while making music with Dr. Petr Janata, a scientist who has made a study of this mental state as assistant professor of psychology at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival [...]

Posted: Mar 26th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Photography in Context: The Influence of The New West

Photography in Context: The Influence of The New West

Originally published in 1974, Robert Adams‘ book The New West signaled a shift in photographic representation of the American landscape. Eschewing photogra­phy’s role in romanticizing the Western land­scape, Adams focused instead on the construc­tion of tract and mobile homes, sub­divisions, shopping centers, and urban sprawl in the suburbs of Colorado Springs and the Denver area. [...]

Posted: Mar 12th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Enchantment of the Opera

The Enchantment of the Opera

Gerard Mortier-Director of the Opéra National de Paris and New York City Opera General Manager-Designate—discusses the history of opera up until the 20th century, and his vision of opera. This program was the first in a series of three lectures to be delivered by Gerard Mortier throughout the year. It was held at The Morgan [...]

Posted: Mar 11th, 2008 | Comments: 0
You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

Jeff Watt, director of the Himalayan Art Resources and a curator of Bon: The Magic Word, talks with psychologist Lila Davachi about iconography in Himalayan art as a mnemonic device. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2008 | Comments: 1
The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

What happens in our brains as we die? Explore this question from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective, with Tibet scholar Dr. Ramon Prats, expert on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and neurologist Dr. Kevin R. Nelson. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to [...]

Posted: Feb 9th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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