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October 2018

AI for Culturally Relevant Interactions

October 17 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The practical and responsible limits of artificial intelligence are still in their early stages of development. A better understanding of the relationship between identity, culture and AI technologies can lead to dramatic improvements in how consumers, students and patients relate to information and to content, devices and services. A deeper understanding of cultural traditions, history, and relevance can have a broad and far-reaching impact on the interactive technologies of the future, particularly in conjunction with storytelling and narrative elements. This…

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Rooted Words Reading Series: “Small Mercies”

October 17 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rooted Words is a community reading series, emerging from the Earth Systems Program and the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each quarter under a spreading oak tree at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm. Students, staff, faculty, friends and community members are all welcome and encouraged to bring a short piece of their own writing to read aloud (5 minutes or shorter please) or to simply come and enjoy listening to…

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Film Screening: New York Cuts

October 17 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In anticipation of Barber Shop Chronicles, join us for a special screening of this documentary by Stanford alum Luke Lorentzen (MFA, 2015) that also explores the vital cultural role that cutting hair has in bringing people together. Six barber shops and salons in New York City, each with a unique personality, are explored as places of social gathering. Touching on themes of ethnicity, class, and community, conversations between stylists and clients are observed and intertwined in this portrait of urban multiculturalism.

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The 2018 Ruth K. Franklin Lecture on the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas: El Anatsui in Conversation

October 17 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed artist, El Anatsui will be in conversation with Sylvester Ogbechie, professor of art history, UC Santa Barbara. The work Uwa by the artist is in the Cantor’s permanent collection and is currently on view in the Thomas K. Seligman gallery. Anatsui is known for large-scale sculptures, composed of resources typically discarded, that draw connections between consumption, waste, and the environment. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Ruth K. Franklin Lecture and Symposium Fund. IMAGE: ©El Anatsui. Courtesy of the…

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Stegner Fellow Reading with Taneum Bambrick and Jamel Brinkley

October 17 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading with first year Stegner Fellows in Poetry and Fiction, Taneum Bambrick and Jamel Brinkley. Taneum Bambrick’s chapbook, Reservoir, was selected by Ocean Vuong for the 2017 Yemassee Chapbook Contest. She serves as an Associate Poetry Editor for Pleiades Magazine. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Arizona, her work has appeared in Academy of American Poets, Blackbird, Southeast Review, Passages North, and elsewhere. She’s received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Bread Loaf Writers’…

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Hi, Are You Single?

October 18 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Ryan Haddad  Do you have a high sex drive? Ryan does. He also has cerebral palsy. No, those things are not mutually exclusive. Join writer/performer Ryan J. Haddad on a roller coaster through New York’s gay dating scene, where the highs are high and the lows are lonely. Directed by Laura Savia, Hi, Are You Single? is an examination of intimacy, rejection, and judgment. But also Grindr, fabulous drag queens, and go-go dancers. Please bring an attractive male friend with you.

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Halting Exchange: The Travel Ban’s Cultural Effects

October 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Inspired by the Kronos Quartet’s performance Music For Change: The Banned Countries, Stanford Live is partnering with the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies to bring together artists and Stanford foreign relations experts to discuss the impacts of the 2017 Executive Orders that limit travel from Muslim-majority countries to the US. How are these orders affecting the institutions that provide much needed cross-cultural exchange and understanding—from higher education to formal diplomacy—and how do we move forward? Professor Abbas Milani (Director, Iranian Studies) will lead the panel…

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Brooke Holmes (Princeton), “How to Do the History of Nature?”

October 18 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The concept of “nature” is difficult for us to do without and a bedrock of the present-day concept of science, but it is also a concept with a history that stretches back to ancient Greece.  In this talk, I use my current research on ancient concepts of cosmic sympathy and Nature to discuss larger historiographical problems posed by doing the history of nature—that is, the history of a concept that is defined in large part by being universal and transhistorical—and…

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“Space and Spirit: Mapping Geography of Hasidism” with Marcin Wodzinski

October 18 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Marcin Wodziński is professor of Jewish studies at the University of Wrocław in Poland. His recent books include Hasidism: A New History (Princeton) and Hasidism: Key Questions (Oxford). Historical Atlas of Hasidism is the very first cartographic reference book on one of the modern era’s most vibrant and important mystical movements. Featuring seventy-four large-format maps and a wealth of illustrations, charts, and tables, this one-of-a-kind atlas charts Hasidism’s emergence and expansion; its dynasties, courts, and prayer houses; its spread to…

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“Camp Creatures” A Presentation by Lucy Mulroney

October 18 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Although we know him best as a visual artist and filmmaker, Andy Warhol also enjoyed a rich career in publishing. This talk focuses on two of his publications, 25 Cats Named Sam and One Blue Pussy (1954) and a: a novel (1966). In 25 Cats…, Warhol and his friends collaboratively produced an illustrated text that made its way into magazines, correspondence, and department store windows, facilitating a coterie of readers who could delight in the story’s homoerotic playfulness at a…

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Case Studies: Damien Hirst’s The Void

October 18 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Focusing on one particular object on view, Case Studies is a series of public conversations between art historians and faculty from other disciplines. Case Studies is the first of several new programs designed to heighten the Cantor’s role as a campus hub for critical inquiry and cross-disciplinary discourse on the visual arts. Damien Hirst’s The VoidDuring fall quarter 2018, Case Studies will be devoted to Damien Hirst’s The Void. Filled with thousands of colorful pills fabricated by the artist, The Void resembles a gigantic, mirrored medicine…

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CCRMA Transitions 2018: Concert 1

October 18 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us at the CCRMA Stage for our annual Transitions concerts. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel speaker system (56.8). Due to our limited seating, we will present two shows with the same program at 7 pm and 9 pm each evening. Please reserve your seats here (no more than 4 per request). Plan to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the show, as otherwise your seat may be given away. Concert 1 Program Jason Choi Mariam…

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Continuing Studies Student Reading at the Stanford Bookstore

October 19 9:30 am - 11:30 am

On Friday, October 19, the Stanford Bookstore will host a reading featuring students who recently completed the Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing. From 9:30 – 11:30 am, students who completed the program this past year will share 5-minute selections from the novels they completed after their years studying the craft with Stanford Continuing Studies. Free and open to the public. Learn more about the Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing > https://continuingstudies.stanford.edu/writing-certificate/writing-certificate

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Kiyan Williams: Grounding

October 19 10:30 am - 1:20 pm

Kiyan Williams is a multidisciplinary artist who unearths counterhegemonic notions of identity, history, and sociality. They often work with dirt and earth as material and metaphor to explore Black queer subjectivity, abjection, diaspora, and earth-based healing practices. Together we will explore live performance sculpture.

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Reproducible Research with R by Claudia Engel

October 19 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Reproducible Research with R: The goal of reproducible research is to improve scholarship by documenting data, code, and methods so results can be replicated and be subjected to scrutiny. R supports reproducible research through the creation of documents that combine content and code. This session will provide an overview of how to generate these documents and review some of the relevant R packages. Claudia Engel is  Academic Technology Specialist and Lecturer for the Department of Anthropology and member of the…

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Qualitative Research Tools: NVivo, RQDA, Python with Alesia Montgomery

October 19 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Qualitative Research Tools: NVivo, RQDA, Python  with Alesia Montgomery Are you doing a qualitative analysis of “unstructured data” (e.g., interview transcripts, government documents, observational videos)? This demo will show three tools:      Commercial software: NVivo (free to Stanford faculty, students, staff)      Open source software: RQDA (free to all—an R package)      Programming language: Python (free to all) Come find out the basics about (1) how to choose the right tool for you (e.g., based on your epistemological assumptions, research questions, dataset size/type,…

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The Chemistry of Art

October 19 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Departments of Art & Art History and Chemistry at Stanford University present The Chemistry of Art. During this special event, faculty, staff and students from the Stanford Libraries and the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Art & Art History, and Physics Engineering will come together to give presentations that explore the integration of science with the arts. Please join us at 2:30pm on Friday, October 19th in the Sapp Center for Science Teaching & Learning. A reception will follow. Featuring: Professor Curtis…

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CCRMA Transitions 2018: Concert 2

October 19 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us at the CCRMA Stage for our annual Transitions concerts. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel speaker system (56.8). Due to our limited seating, we will present two shows with the same program at 7 pm and 9 pm each evening. Please reserve your seats here (no more than 4 per request). Plan to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the show, as otherwise your seat may be given away. Concert 2 Program Mark Applebaum Brian…

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Security in Insecurity – Learning to flourish amidst change

October 19 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We as humans beings, naturally seek safety, predictability & a sense of security in our lives which is completely normal. But the world we live in, is always changing. In fact, the only constant thing in this world is change and change many times happens contrary to our expectations bringing in a good amount of discomfort & uncertainty pushing us to feel insecure. How do we process these unexpected changes or the curveballs that life throws at us both at a…

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A Celebration of Mind: Mathematics, Art, and Magic

October 20 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Martin Gardner was considered one of the pre-eminent magicians of the 20th century, an expert on Lewis Carroll, a champion puzzler, and the creator of recreational mathematics. Every year dozens of mathematicians, artists, and magicians gather from around the country for a Celebration of Mind to play, perform, and provoke the pleasures of perception and illusion, all in the spirit of Gardner. This year, the Celebration of Mind is being held at Stanford, and three of the movers and shakers…

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Kronos Quartet: Music For Change—The Banned Countries

October 20 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As a direct protest to the 2017 Executive Orders limiting travel to the United States by people from largely Muslim-majority countries, San Francisco’s Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet premieres a new program featuring music from the original seven “banned” countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—among others. Kronos’ Music for Change: The Banned Countries highlights a rich diversity of artistic voices, including works composed specifically for the performance, new collaborations, and signature works from Kronos’ extensive repertoire. With support from…

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Queer Warhol: Curator Talk + Special Tour

October 21 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Richard Meyer, co-curator, will present an overview of Warhol’s engagement with gay culture of the 1970s, from Studio 54 to Fire Island and beyond, followed by 15-minute spotlight tours by Lexi Johnson and Jon Davies, two Stanford Ph.D. students who worked extensively on the exhibit and contributed essays to the catalogue In the exhibition Contact Warhol, see the first public display of images from the Cantor’s remarkable archive of Andy Warhol’s photographic contact sheets, along with other examples of the artist’s…

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Thomas Schultz, piano

October 21 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Stanford piano faculty Thomas Schultz presents a solo piano recital. Program – Hyo-shin Na: Rain Study and Small Noise – Frederic Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

October 21 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. Valley Presbyterian Church Choir will be performing this evening.  Upcoming Compline dates: Oct. 28 Early Music Singers Oct. 21 Valley Presbyterian Church Nov. 4 Crescendo Nov. 11 Convivium Jan.…

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Biography of Frederick Douglass

October 22 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

David W. Blight is the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave mistress, and he would to on to become one of the major literary figures of his time.  He wrote three versions of his autobiography over…

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