Lecture Previews

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] Journeys Lecture Series — “Why Technology?”

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD] Joel Tarr, Carnegie Mellon’s Richard S. Caliguiri University Professor of History and Policy, will discuss the influences that shaped his interest in technology and its effects on the city and on the environment.
A member of the Carnegie Mellon faculty since 1967, Tarr received the 2008 Leonardo da Vinci Medal of the Society for the History of Technology.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Today at 4:30 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] Baker Hall 136A (Adamson Wing)

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] Architecture Lecture Series

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD] Tom Wiscombe, founder of the Los Angeles firm EMERGENT, will discuss his work.

EMERGENT is an architecture and design firm that incorporates techniques used in such fields as biology, aerospace engineering, and computation into constructed work.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Today at 6:30 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre, 4400 Forbes Ave

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] “Do the Unthinkable”

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD]Scott Rigsby, double-amputee world-record holder, marathoner, and Ironman triathlete, will share his personal story of overcoming challenges to achieve that which seems impossible.

In 2007, he set his first world record as the first double amputee to finish at the ING Georgia Marathon, as well as a world record as the first double amputee to complete the 140.6-mile Ironman World Championship on prosthetics in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Athletics and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Today at 7 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] McConomy Auditorium in the University Center

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] School of Art Lecture Series — C.E.B. Reas/Marius Watz

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD] C.E.B. Reas and Marius Watz, experts in computational arts, will discuss their complementary uses of digital fabrication, algorithmic processes, and computer programming techniques to produce their work.

Reas is an associate professor and chair of the department of Design and Media Arts at UCLA who regularly exhibits and lectures internationally. She is the co-creator of Processing, an open source programming language used for creating images, animation, and interaction.

Watz is a lecturer at the Oslo School of Architecture and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and an artist and performer who uses visual abstraction through generative software systems to produce work for live projections, print, and audiovisual performances.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Tuesday at 5 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] McConomy Auditorium in the University Center

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] Focus the Nation Keynote Lecture — Peter Tertzakian

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD] Peter Tertzakian, Chief Energy Economist of ARC Financial Corporation, will discuss the changes that have led us to the current situation, explore the dynamics of today’s energy commodities, offer go-forward perspectives on the sustainability of trends and prices, and interpret what it means to North America’s upstream oil and gas industry.

Tertzakian will serve as the keynote speaker of Focus the Nation, a three-day presentation and discussion event on the issue of climate change and solutions to climate-related problems.
He is the author of [ITAL]A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent WorldITAL.

[BOLD]When: [BOLD] Wednesday at 7 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] McConomy Auditorium in the University Center