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Bodies on the Line: Shirin Neshat & Carol Becker

Bodies on the Line: Shirin Neshat & Carol Becker

Columbia School of Arts Dean Carol Becker speaking with visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat about her work, specifically her recent film “Women Without Men.” Bodies on the Line was a 9-day colloquium at New York University, bringing together 9 artists and writers from across genres and around the world to share work, ideas and [...]

Posted: Dec 20th, 2010 | Comments: 13
Bodies on the Line: Michael Fitzpatrick and Rabbi Irwin Kula

Bodies on the Line: Michael Fitzpatrick and Rabbi Irwin Kula

Musician Michael Fitzpatrick calls out for compassion and world peace with his cello. He shares his music and discusses the power of good vibrations with Rabbi Irwin Kula.
Posted: Dec 14th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

Vice President of Content for WNET.org Stephen Segaller speaks with Robert McCrum, author and associate editor of Britain’s Observer. Robert McCrum is the author of the newly-released book Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language, about how the language of the Anglo-American imperium has become the world’s lingua franca. In fascinating detail, McCrum describes [...]

Posted: Jun 16th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Where Does Life Begin?

Where Does Life Begin?

Together artist and astrobiologist construct an organism and a conversation using ZOOB, a building toy designed by Michael Joaquin Grey and inspired by biological and social networks. For the past twenty years, Michael Joaquin Grey has been creating work that extends and plays with the boundaries of art, science, and media. His investigations revolve around [...]

Posted: May 26th, 2010 | Comments: 0
How Do Our Brains Cope with Long-term Stress?

How Do Our Brains Cope with Long-term Stress?

Arjia Rinpoche + Bruce S. McEwen A survivor of the Chinese Cultural Revolution talks to the Rockefeller University neuroendocrinologist about how stress hormones act on the brain and if Buddhist practice has anything to teach us about how we can control stress levels. Follow @RubinMuseum to learn more about the Rubin Museum of Art‘s events and [...]

Posted: Mar 10th, 2010 | Comments: 1
The Story of India

The Story of India

For  ”The Story of India,” Worldfocus news anchor Daljit Dhaliwal interviews three prominent South Asians from the New York community. Issues range from the birth of feminism in India to the importance of the arts during Akbar’s rule to the country’s growth as a technological and economic power. Here are the three interviews, in their [...]

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2010 | Comments: 1
The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China

Hannah Pakula presents her work The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China, which tells the epic story of one of the most remarkable and controversial women of the twentieth century, and of the advent of the Asian superpower to which the United States is now inexorably tied.  The wife of [...]

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2010 | Comments: 1
New York Undercover

New York Undercover

An interesting look at the origins of the “modern surveillance state” – author Jennifer Fronc discusses her book, “New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era.” It was relatively common, it turns out, for “social activists” to send private investigators into gambling parlors, brothels, and meetings of criminal gangs and radical political organizations. These [...]

Posted: Jan 27th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Modernism and the Global Diaspora

Modernism and the Global Diaspora

Museum professional and School of Visual Arts faculty member David Ross leads a discussion with Thelma Golden, Hou Hanru, Susan Hefuna and Vasif Kortun on the impact of the global art scene on modernism. Golden is executive director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Hanru is the director of exhibitions and public [...]

Posted: Jan 20th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Lust, Romance & Attachment: The Science of Love and Whom We Choose

Lust, Romance & Attachment: The Science of Love and Whom We Choose

What happens when you fall in love? Helen Fisher says it begins when someone takes on special meaning. “The world has a new center,” she says, “then you focus on him or her. Your beloved’s car is different from every other car in the parking lot, for example. People can list what they don’t like [...]

Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 | Comments: 4
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