Lecture Previews

Constitution Day Keynote
Thursday, Sept. 16, 4:30 p.m.
Posner Center

Professor Robert Cavalier, co-director of the Program for Deliberative Democracy, will give an address titled "Toward a More Deliberative Democracy" in honor of Constitution Day.

Remembering Networks
Thursday, Sept. 16, 4:30 p.m.
Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)

Alan Liu, professor and chair of the Department of English at the University of California Santa Barbara, will give a talk titled "Remembering Networks: Agrippa, RoSE and Network Archeology." The lecture looks at the 1992 collaborative art book Agrippa*and its associated "vanishing" poem, distributed on a diskette that was programmed to erase itself. The poem, however, was leaked and went viral on the computer networks of the day. Basing his talk on *Agrippa and on the work of his own Transliteracies Project, Liu speculates on how a "network archaeology" might be possible.

School of Art: Kate Gilmore
Thursday, Sept. 16, 5 p.m.
Kresge Theater

In her recent video at the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Kate Gilmore, wearing high-heels and feminine polka-dot dress, punches and kicks through a sculptural structure using sheer muscle power and desperate determination. Gilmore has been the recipient of numerous international awards, including the Rome Prize from the American Academy, the New York Foundation for The Arts Fellowship, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program. Her work has been shown widely in solo and group exhibitions at the Public Art Fund in New York, PS1/MoMA, MAK Museum in Vienna, the Istanbul Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and others. Gilmore's work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including: The New Yorker, The New York Times, and *Time[] magazine.