Bob Geddes at the Institute for Advanced Study, sponsored by DOCOMOMO

April 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Institute for Advanced Study, Simons Hall--Dilworth Room, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton,NJ 08540, USA

Photo: Amy Ramsey, Courtesy of Institute for Advanced StudyMake it New, Make it Fit

Lecture by Bob Geddes at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, sponsored by DOMOCOMO Philadelphia and DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State.

The architecture of Geddes, Brecher, Qualls, and Cunningham (GBQC) has been largely overlooked in recent years—despite a remarkable and influential body of work beginning with their runner-up submission for the Sydney Opera House (1956). As significant contributors (along with Louis Kahn) to the “Philadelphia School,” GBQC’s efforts challenged modernist conceptions of space, functional relationships, technology, and—with an urbanist’s eye—the reality of change over time.

To explore the thinking behind the work, founding partner Robert Geddes, FAIA, will speak about his recent publication, Fit: An Architect’s Manifesto. In addition, Geddes will guide a tour through the venue for his talk, the Institute of Advanced Study’s Simmons Hall—a GBQC masterwork of 1971. Geddes will also participate in an informal discussion with participants during lunch at the IAS Cafeteria.

10:00-10:30am  Dilworth Room. Event check in. Coffee served.
10:30-11:15       Make it New, Make it Fit Lecture by Bob Geddes
11:15-11:50       Building Tour
11:50-12:10pm   Lunch at cafeteria where discussion continues
12:10-1:00         Lunch and discussion
1:00-1:30           Wrap up and book signing.

DOCOMOMO Members $20
Non-members $25
IAS Faculty/Scholars/Staff FREE

When you arrive at the site, please bring a copy of your tickets, either printed or displayed on your mobile phone.

LOT ‘B’ enter through West Building.

About the speaker
Robert Geddes is dean emeritus of the Princeton School of Architecture and founding partner of GBQC—recipient of the AIA’s Firm of the Year Award in 1979. Educated under Walter Gropius at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Geddes returned to his native Philadelphia in 1950 where he began his work as an educator at the University of Pennsylvania.

“Method in his Madness: Nikola Tesla and Disruptive Technologies” a talk by Bernard Carlson at Rutgers University

March 24, 2014 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Rutgers University, Archibald Stevens Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick,169 College Avenue,New Brunswick,NJ 08901, USA

Carlson Poster - with tesla

Live Seminar “Overlooked ID Points that Make Identifying Warblers Easy Speakers”

March 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

k9968[1]The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will present a live seminar with Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle on March 17.  If you are in Ithaca, NY, you are welcome to attend the event in person, but they will also live stream the event online for those of us living elsewhere. If you want to take your warbler identification to the next level, join the live stream here at  7:30 PM.

The Warbler Guide: The Overlooked ID Points that Make Identifying Warblers Easy

Speakers: Tom Stephenson, author; Scott Whittle, photographer

A. Douglas Stone at Princeton Public Library — Pi Day event

March 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street,Princeton,NJ 08542, USA

Stone_au photo6 p.m.

Author A. Douglas Stone (“Einstein and the Quanum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian”)

Main Meeting Room

The author and Yale University physics professor talks about his book “Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian” that offers a new perspective on the significance of Albert Einstein’s contributions to quantum theory. A Pi Day event. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press. Community Room

Chuck Adler at Princeton Public Library — Pi Day Celebration Kick-off

March 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street,Princeton,NJ 08542, USA

Adler author photo, credit, Photograph taken by Alexandra Adler7 p.m. 

Author Charles Adler (“Wizards, Aliens and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction”)

Main Meeting Room

The author and St. Mary’s College of Maryland physics professor talks about his book “Wizards, Aliens and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction” during this Pi Day event. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press. Community Room

Steve and Tony Palumbi at The Tech, San Jose

May 18, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Tech Museum of Innovation, The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S Market St,San Jose, CA 95113

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Ocean: A Surprising Source of Innovation

Stephen Palumbi in conversation with Angie Coiro
Sunday, May, 18, 2014
2:00 p.m. NVH
$5 members/$10 non-members
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Steve Palumbi, teamed up with his son and writer, Anthony Palumbi to introduce readers to The Extreme Life of the Sea - publishing date March 26,
2014. The Extreme Life of the Sea reveals the startling ways the ocean has influenced human innovation and technology— humpback-whale fins inspire fan blade shapes, ice fish lend their anti-freeze-like proteins to the ice cream industry, and the cone snail’s toxins create pain killers more potent than morphine.
Professor Palumbi has published on the genetics and evolution of sea urchins, whales, cone snails, corals, sharks, and spiders.

Steve and Tony Palumbi at Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco

March 20, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Aquarium of the Bay, Aquarium of the Bay, 2 Beach Street,San Francisco, California 94133

Palumbi_Extreme_jktThe Extreme Life of the Sea
Amazing Ways Animals Live in Amazing Parts of the Ocean

Thursday, March 20
Bay Theater at Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco
Reception: 5:30pm
Program: 6:30pm
Tickets are $10

Stephen Palumbi, Director of Hopkins Marine Station, talks about his new book – The Extreme Life of the Sea. What are the fastest fish in the sea? The deepest species? The hottest, coldest, oldest? The strangest family lives? The oceans are filled with a huge diversity of life, and species manage to live in virtually all habitats. There is the deepsea stop light fish with red search lights for finding prey – that only it can see. There are ice fish with special proteins that keep ice out of their blood, and are now used to keep ice out of your ice cream. This is a talk for everyone who wants to know the secrets of the sea. It is about the familiar – where Nemo finds a mate – and the unfamiliar – how do squid fly? It is about the extreme life of the sea.

This program is being held in collaboration with the San Francisco Chapter of the American Cetacean Society, and the Bio Blitz and Biodiversity Festival to be held March 28-29 by the National Geographic, the National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust.

Will Russell at Birds, Books, and Beers II (Freeport, ME)

May 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Freeport WildBird Supply, Freeport, ME, USA

howell_rarebirdsBirds, Books, and Beers II: Will Russell, co-author of Rare Birds of North America
Monday, May 5: 6:00-8:00pm.

Join Freeport Wild Bird Supply for our second Birds, Books, and Beers Series event on Monday, May 5th in conjunction with their neighbors, the Maine Beer Company!

541 Route One
Freeport, ME 04032

Will Russell, co-author of this outstanding book, will join them for a casual evening of birds, books, and beers. The event will begin at the store at 6:00pm, with refreshments and a few hors d’oevers, and some casual conversation. Plenty of copies of Rare Birds will be available, and Will will be happy to sign them.

At 6:30, the group will take the short walk to the tasting room of The Maine Beer Company, where Mr. Russell will offer a short talk, followed by ample time for questions between sips of the fine offers of MBC. Freeport Wild Bird Supply will have copies of Rare Birds in tow, for you to purchase and for Will to sign as well.

This is another great opportunity to learn more about this fantastic book – a must-have for all serious birders – and a chance to learn about the delectable offerings of MBC. (Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks are also available for purchase).

Stephen and Anthony Palumbi at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

March 10, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mid-Manhattan Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 5th Avenue,New York,NY 10016, USA

Palumbi_Extreme_jktThis illustrated lecture takes the audience to the absolute limits of the aquatic world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans.

Stephen and Anthony Palumbi at American Museum of Natural History

March 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024

Steve Palumbi, Photo by Dan Griffin, GG FilmsIn the drama of the oceans, the main characters—from organisms that must produce 2 million offspring a year to ensure survivors to others that can live for 10,000 years—are unfamiliar to most people. Stanford University marine biologist Stephen Palumbi explores these little-known animals in his new book The Extreme Life of the Sea, introducing us to the extreme species that thrive in the deep ocean’s unusual environments. A Q&A and book signing follows. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Bill Helmreich at the Community Bookstore

March 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Bookstore, Brooklyn, 143 7th Avenue, Brooklyn,NY 11215, USA

Bill Helmreich walks every street in New York City

CUNY sociology professor Bill Helmreich set out on a seemingly impossible journey: to walk every street in New York City. The epic four-year trip took him 6,000 miles through the five boroughs and showed him a view of the city no one else had seen. He documents his unbelievable journey and the remarkable people he met in The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City.

Obscura Society is Hosting an Event for William Helmreich

December 2, 2013 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
ACME STUDIO, 63 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn,NY 11249, USA

In a quest to truly know and understand the vast city that he had spent his entire life in, William Helmreich took on an epic undertaking: to walk every single block of New York City.

Over the course of four years Helmreich walked over 6,000 miles of city streets, thoroughly exploring all five boroughs and accumulating a wealth of stories about the people he met and places he found along the way. Helmreich will be joining the Obscura Society December 2 at Acme Studio to share a truly intimate portrait of the heart and soul of New York, from its most overlooked and hidden corners to the diversity and determination of the people who have made this city home.

William B. Helmreich is the author of the recently published book The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City. He is a professor of sociology at the City University Graduate Center (CUNY) and the City College of New York as well as a life-long New Yorker. He’s been an avid explorer of the hidden outskirts of the city since he was a young child, when his father invented a game called “Last Stop” in which the two would take a subway to the very end of the line and spend the day exploring the surrounding area on foot.