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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Locating Social Class

This conference will look into how class ideologies can be (or have been) projected into physical spaces, and how mythologies local to a specific time and place come to bear on the lived experiences of working class people. MORE
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pittonkatonk Hosts May Day Brass BBQ and Festival

This lecture explores dilemmas of expertise and authority in contemporary news mediation via an ethnographic study of what is, according to some, Germany’s largest news provider: T-Online. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

In-Between Space

John Cleater is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Performance Group, The Builders Association, creating designs for many of their cross media productions. MORE
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dangerous Acts

In Belarus where loved ones disappear, elections are rigged against popular vote, and the people are silenced, a team of eight people have been branded political enemies of Europe’s last dictator for their acts of rebellion in the form of balloons, a cigarette, and plastic wrap. Belarus Free Theatre, an underground theatre company, raised their voice on taboo subjects and honesties in Minsk to secret audiences until the rigged voting fraud of the 2010 presidential elections branded them as threats to the dictatorship of Alexander Lukashenko. Using smuggled and uncensored footage of Belarus protests. MORE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Robot Ethics

Robotics is advancing rapidly through categories of human capability, and pundits on all sides are debating the robot futures we may face: existential threat (Elon Musk, Bill Gates), or bringer of the Age of Plenty (Hans Moravec, Kurzweil) or robber of human jobs (McAfee, Summers) or transition to a new work style (Larry Page)? MORE
Monday, March 30, 2015

Neither Here Nor There

My work has evolved out of a Belfast context heavily inscribed by the visual components of social, political and national affiliations where meaning is not neutral. Northernness is a recurring theme. Not just the physical and psychological reality of the North of Ireland, but the very sense of “Northernness” both as an interior wilderness and a place at the edge of imagination. MORE
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Click and Spin

This lecture explores dilemmas of expertise and authority in contemporary news mediation via an ethnographic study of what is, according to some, Germany’s largest news provider: T-Online. MORE
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Making Art in a Hostile Environment

When social order broke down in Northern Ireland in 1969 it was very frightening. My brothers and I were brought up to be naïve about sectarian divisions. We didn’t know that it had all happened before and would again. MORE
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Stuart Hall Project

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the death of Cultural Studies founder Stuart Hall, please help us celebrate his life and legacy with the Pittsburgh premiere of the award winning biographical film, The Stuart Hall Project.
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Things Left Unsaid

This event has been canceled, we will try to reschedule at a later date.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

For This, Be All Thy Sins Forgiven!

Prostituted by her husband and disgraced by a public (and graphically illustrated) trial for adultery, Susannah Cibber refused either to fade away or to be reduced to the ‘actress as whore’ trope. MORE
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Twice Performing Objects

Michael Jones McKean explores through sculpture the possibilities of de-anthropomorphism, a universe where human thought is not a correlate to reality - a place where objects, substances and things live equal to humans. MORE
Monday, October 27, 2014

Making Money

Finn Brunton is a scholar of the relationships between society, culture and information technology. MORE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Translations Filmscreening

Maurice Fitzpatrick is the writer & director of a new documentary for the BBC on the story behind Translations by Tony Award winning playwright Brian Friel. MORE
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Changing Channels Reception

Featured: Listening Spaces, SocialChange101, and Trans-Q Television. Exhibition: Aug. 29 – Sept. 14, 2014, Opening Reception and tour with artists: Sept. 3, 2014 4:30-6:30pm.

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