Calendar

Oct
21
Tue
Noah Wilson-Rich The Bee: A Natural History @ Labyrinth Books
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm
Oct
27
Mon
Bill T. Jones sits down to discuss Story-Time: The Life of An Idea @ The Egg Center for Performing Art
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
31
Fri
Timothy Verstyen discusses Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep @ Harvard Book Store
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
Nov
9
Sun
Chatting with Bill. T Jones, Author of Story/Time: The Life of an Idea at New York Live Arts @ New York Live Arts
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chatting with Bill. T Jones, Author of Story/Time: The Life of an Idea at New York Live Arts  @ New York Live Arts | New York | New York | United States

Bill T. Jones, author of Story/Time: The Life of an Idea, will be at New York Live Arts on Sunday, November 9th at 5 pm to discuss his latest work of art: his book. Don’t miss it!

Here are just some of the great reviews the book is seeing so far:

Bill T. Jones“One of America’s iconic dancers and choreographers gives us an insight into his inspirations and processes, in a series of vivid vignettes of being, thinking, and doing, which is to say, of living. A fascinating text.”—Salman Rushdie

“Bill T. Jones has always been on the forefront of powerful hybrid art forms, whether it’s politics and dance or Broadway and edgy. In Story/Time, he spins John Cage. A master of timing, Jones applies Cage’s rigor to his own work, adding his own style and warmth. Story/Time’s choreographed language is a beautiful new realm.”—Laurie Anderson

“A miraculous time spent in the company of Bill T. Jones, as he questions, conjectures, and responds to the words, thoughts, and works of John Cage. It is a gift to the world of ideas, and to us all.”—Damian Woetzel, director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program

And don’t forget to check out the trailer for Story/Time, here:


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Bill T. Jones is the author of:

Story:Time Story/Time: The Life of An Idea by Bill T. Jones
Hardcover | September 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95 | ISBN: 9780691162706
104 pp. | 10 x 7 1/2 | eBook | ISBN: 9781400851881 |  Reviews  Table of Contents  Preface[PDF]
Nov
15
Sat
Lecture and Book Signing with author of Unfeathered Bird, Katrina Grouw @ Harvard Museum of Natural History
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm
Nov
20
Thu
Amazons! Finding the Ancient World’s Real Warrior Women evening lecture with book signing @ S. Dillion Ripley Center
Nov 20 @ 6:45 pm
Lecture and book signing with author of The Amazons, Adrienne Mayor @ S. Dillion Ripley Center
Nov 20 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Dec
5
Fri
Stories About Alan Turing: Author Andrew Hodges at the 92nd St. Y @ 92nd St. Y
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Stories About Alan Turing: Author Andrew Hodges at the 92nd St. Y @ 92nd St. Y | New York | New York | United States

8-14 Andrew HodgesIf you haven’t heard of Andrew Hodges by now, you ought to make sure your Google search bar is working.

Mr. Hodges, a Senior Research Fellow at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University and a visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study here in Princeton, also happens to be the author of Alan Turing: The Enigma (1983). This classic biography of the founder of computer science is the inspiration for the upcoming film, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, to be released in Fall 2014 – so hold tight!

And now, for some information on the real star of the show: Alan Turing.

Alan Turing was the British computer pioneer and codebreaker whose initial idea for a ‘universal machine’ (what we know today as the computer) and whose ability to solve the essential part of the naval indicator system played a fundamental role in cracking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II.

With genius though, came tragedy. Alan Turing was heavily persecuted for his relationship with another man, since homosexual acts were considered criminal offenses in the United Kingdom at that time. Stripped of his security clearance and forced to undergo certain medical treatments, Alan Turing eventually took his own life and was only posthumously pardoned by the government.


Whether you’re interested in mathematics, computer science, the history of World War II, or LGBTQ advocacy, you should make a point to attend this event. Mr. Hodges will regale his audience with stories of Turing’s life and achievements, and why they were – and continue to be – so important. And if you’d like to get a head-start on your Turing facts, check out the first chapter of Hodges’s book, here.


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Andrew Hodges is the author of:

8-14 Turing Alan Turing: The Enigma, The Centenary Edition by Andrew Hodges (With a new foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author)

Paperback | 2012 | $24.95 | ISBN: 9780691155647 | 632 pp. | 5 x 8 | 26 halftones. 20 line illus. | eBook | ISBN: 9781400844975 | Reviews  Table of Contents  Chapter 1[PDF]