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Ammi Phillips/Mark Rothko: The Seduction of Light

Ammi Phillips/Mark Rothko: The Seduction of Light

Ammi Phillips and Mark Rothko—two American artists disparate in time, place, and presentation—both viewed color as a complex language of its own. They used color to invent and investigate depth, to work against the flat plane of the canvas, and to create light. Panelists discuss these two artists’ use of light, including: Bonnie Clearwater, director [...]

Posted: Oct 18th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Food Writing Forum: Edible Manhattan

Food Writing Forum: Edible Manhattan

From the Upper East Side to the East Village, Manhattan seems to have infinite choices of where to eat. Edible Manhattan is a new quarterly magazine that investigates this diverse food culture—more investigative journalism than food porn, more historical profile than restaurant gossip. Luis Jaramillo, associate chair of The New School Writing Program, moderates a [...]

Posted: Oct 16th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the New Asian Age

Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the New Asian Age

In the late 18th century, political economist Adam Smith predicted there would eventually be equalization of power between the conquering West and the conquered non-West. He described the possibility that China would become a non-capitalist market economy. Giovanni Arrighi, professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University discusses his most recent book, Adam Smith in Beijing: [...]

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Zero Net Energy Building: Reality or Fiction

Zero Net Energy Building: Reality or Fiction

A zero net building would generate enough renewable energy to meet its own energy needs.Clark Brockman, the director of SERA Architect’s Sustainability Resource Team, moderates the first meeting of a four-part series at the New York Academy of Sciences on how to achieve zero net energy in buildings. The speakers will discuss definitions of zero [...]

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008 | Comments: 1
The Case for a National Electric Grid

The Case for a National Electric Grid

Electricity, not oil, is the heart of the U.S. energy economy. Power plants consume as much raw energy as oil supplies to all cars, trucks, planes, homes, factories, offices, and chemical plants, and deliver much more useful power because they process the fuel much more efficiently. Hear remarks from Howard Husock, Vice President of Policy [...]

Posted: Oct 14th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Historians have recently uncovered the Hemings family, who had close blood ties with President Thomas Jefferson’s family. Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor at New York Law School and Rutgers University, and Brent Staples, an editorial writer for The New York Times discuss the origins of the Hemings family in Virginia in the 1700s until the death [...]

Posted: Oct 14th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Intellect or Instinct: Must We Choose? A Contemporary View of the Death Drive

Intellect or Instinct: Must We Choose? A Contemporary View of the Death Drive

The death drive was first defined by Signmund Freud as “an urge inherent in all organic life to restore an earlier state of things,” through death, destruction, or non-existence. Otto F. Kernberg, MD, former president of the International Psychoanalytical Association lectures on his critical examination of Freud’s theory of the death drive based on the [...]

Posted: Oct 10th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Intellect or Instinct: Must We Choose? A Contemporary View of the Death Drive

Intellect or Instinct: Must We Choose? A Contemporary View of the Death Drive

The death drive was first defined by Sigmund Freud as “an urge inherent in all organic life to restore an earlier state of things,” through death, destruction, or non-existence. Otto F. Kernberg, MD, former president of the International Psychoanalytical Association lectures on his critical examination of Freud’s theory of the death drive based on the [...]

Posted: Oct 10th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Panel Discussion

The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Panel Discussion

We in the United States have had increasing difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure and building vital new projects. How can we close this infrastructure gap? Infrastructure—whether in the form of roads, bridges, tunnels, passenger rail, pipelines or power lines—is critical to sustained economic growth and quality of life. We explore the possible roles of private [...]

Posted: Oct 8th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Solutions for Preserving New York’s Neighborhood Businesses

Solutions for Preserving New York’s Neighborhood Businesses

The proliferation of chain stores and bank branches is an increasing threat to the character of diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City. By highlighting successful innovations that have been adopted in other cities and exploring the distinct pressures faced by business owners, this program aims to provide local merchants, community members, and municipal representatives with [...]

Posted: Oct 6th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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