Colorado College Events Colorado College Events Spanish Movie Night, Luna de Avellaneda Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:36:18 MDT <p><em>Sunday, October 7, 2012 7:00 PM</em></p><p>Luna de Avellaneda is an Argentinian Movie directed by Juan Jos&eacute; Campanella on 2004. We will watched the movie with English Subtitles.</p> Techne-Performance: Machinic Immaterialities in Philosophy and New Media Art by Professor Timothy Murray, Cornell University Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:29:52 MDT <p><em>Monday, October 8, 2012 3:30 PM</em></p><p>The&nbsp;lecture will introduce the interface of art and technology in view of &nbsp;Heidegger&rsquo;s discussion of technology and philosophies of immateriality developed by Lyotard and Deleuze. &nbsp;Examples from performance and new media art will shape the lecture.&nbsp;What might it mean for art to be &ldquo;immaterial&rdquo; and how might this bear on theories of subjectivity? &nbsp;How is Techne-Performance &ldquo;immaterial&rdquo;?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top">Timothy Murray is Professor of Comparative Literature and English and Curator of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art</a>. He is the Cornell Principal Investigator of the Central Humanities Corridor, generously supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and he sits on the International Advisory Board of the Consortium of the Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and the Steering Committee of the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC). He is Co-Moderator of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">-empyre-</a>&nbsp;new media listserv and the author of&nbsp;Digital Baroque: New Media Art and Cinematic Folds&nbsp;(Minnesota 2008);&nbsp;Zonas de Contacto: el arte en CD-ROM&nbsp;(Centro de la imagen, 1999);&nbsp;Drama Trauma: Specters of Race and Sexuality in Performance, Video, Art(Routledge, 1997);&nbsp;Like a Film: Ideological Fantasy on Screen, Camera, and Canvas(Routledge, 1993);&nbsp;Theatrical Legitimation: Allegories of Genius in XVIIth-Century England and France&nbsp;(Oxford, 1987). He is editor of&nbsp;Mimesis, Masochism &amp; Mime: The Politics of Theatricality in Contemporary French Thought&nbsp;(Michigan, 1997) and, with Alan Smith,&nbsp;Repossessions: Psychoanalysis and the Phantasms of Early-Modern Culture(Minnesota, 1997). His curatorial projects include&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">CTHEORY MULTIMEDIA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Contact Zones: The Art of the CD-Rom</a>.&nbsp;<br /><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Cross-Currents Film Series presents: "Position Among the Stars" by Leonard Retel Helmrich Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:55:51 MDT <p><em>Monday, October 8, 2012 4:00 PM</em></p><p>The Cross-Currents film series comprises four films selected and introduced by CC faculty. Diverse in perspectives, each film focuses on aspects of the Islamic experience. "Position Among the Stars" is hosted by Dylan Nelson, Artist-in-Residence for Film Studies. For 12 years, acclaimed filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich followed an Indonesian family from the slums of Jakarta. This study resulted in the trilogy &ldquo;Eye of the Day," &ldquo;Shape of the Moon,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Position Among the Stars." As in the previous two films, &ldquo;Position Among the Stars&rdquo; reveals the underlying patterns of life in Indonesia. The Sjamsuddin family functions as a microcosm of the most important issues of life in Indonesia: corruption, conflict between religions, gambling addiction, the generation gap, and the growing difference between poor and rich.</p> Visiting Writers Series: Peter Behrens Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:57:23 MDT <p><em>Monday, October 8, 2012 7:00 PM</em></p><p>Literary journeyman and connoisseur of all things automotive, Behrens is the Governor General's Award-winning author of "Night Driving," "The Law of Dreams," and, most recently, the celebrated historical novel "The O'Briens."</p> Spanish Language Table: Short Films. Sun, 02 Sep 2012 14:43:26 MDT <p><em>Tuesday, October 9, 2012 5:00 PM</em></p> Amnesty International Film Screening, Dinner, and Discussion Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:58:42 MDT <p><em>Tuesday, October 9, 2012 6:30 PM</em></p><p>CC's Amnesty International student group present a thought-provoking documentary film screening, followed by dinner and discussion. The film is yet to be announced, but will be a human-rights related documentary.</p> Environmental Platforms in the 2012 Election Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:26:26 MDT <p><em>Tuesday, October 9, 2012 7:00 PM</em></p><table class="uiGrid mvm" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="vTop" >&nbsp;</td> <td class="vTop" >The Energy, Environment, and Security Project will host a panel discussion of the environmental platforms of the presidential candidates in the 2012 election.&nbsp;<br /><br />The professors on the panel include Andrew Dunham (Political Science), Mark Smith (Economics), Marion Hourdequin (Philosophy), and Mari Lee (Chemistry).&nbsp;<br /><br />The event will last about one hour, including a period of time dedicated to questions from the audience.&nbsp;<br /><br />Dinner and refreshments will be provided.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Japanese Biwa Concert Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:56:14 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:30 PM</em></p><p>Yoko Hiraoka is a senior master performer of Biwa, Koto, Shamisen, and Jiuta voice. She is a native of Kyoto, Japan, and studied classical and modern koto and shamisen music from an early age. She studied Chikuzen 5-string Biwa for many years with Koka Suga, the head of Komyoji-ry&ucirc; Chikuzen Biwa and direct disciple of Yamazaki Kyokusui, the Living National Treasure.</p> <p>Hiraoka weaves medieval storytelling with performed music and images in her lecture/recital on the history of the Biwa instrument and the "Tale of Heike." &nbsp;She talks about the origins of the Biwa tradition of sung stories, the instrument itself and the historical context in which the stories emerged.</p> <p>The "Tale of Heike" is a collection of legends/events stemming from the 12th century conflicts between the two Japanese clans, the Heike and the Genji. The story excerpts are full of daring deeds, heroic warriors, tragic love, and the samurai code of <em>Bushido</em> (honor). Hiraoka's stage presentation is a powerful and engaging look into the early history of Japan.</p> Christopher Dawson's Christian Vision of History Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:03:18 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:00 PM</em></p><p>Glenn Olsen, historian of the Middle Ages and of Christian intellectual tradition, will offer his reflections on one of the most important historical thinkers of the 20th century, emphasizing the importance of a Christian interpretation of the past to our own times.&nbsp;</p> Ezra Klein: "Where Economics and Politics Meet" Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:04:58 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:30 PM</em></p><p>Klein is a columnist for&nbsp;<em >The Washington Post</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em >Bloomberg</em>&nbsp;and oversees &ldquo;Wonkblog&rdquo; at&nbsp;<em >The Washington Post</em>. He is a regular contributor and policy analyst for MSNBC, where his commentary focuses on, as Klein describes it, &ldquo;domestic and economic policy-making, as well as the political system that&rsquo;s constantly screwing it up.&rdquo; He takes audiences through the day&rsquo;s events in the economic/political arenas giving an analysis of the impact on our fiscal health and the 2012 elections. In addition to appearing and hosting on MSNBC, he has also appeared on&nbsp;<em >Charlie Rose</em>,&nbsp;<em >Real Time with Bill Maher</em>,&nbsp;<em >The McLaughlin Group</em>,&nbsp;<em >The Colbert Report,</em>&nbsp;and many more.&nbsp;<em >The Economist</em>&nbsp;named him one of the &ldquo;Minds of the Moment.&rdquo; In 2011,&nbsp;<em >TIME&nbsp;</em>named his blog one of the 25 best financial blogs and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers named Klein as their 2011 Opinion Columnist of the Year.</p>