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Sep
24
Wed
Colin Adams, Author of Zombies and Calculus at the Harvard Coop: Reading/Book Signing @ Harvard Coop
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Colin Adams, Author of Zombies and Calculus at the Harvard Coop: Reading/Book Signing @ Harvard Coop | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

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How to survive a zombie apocalypse – using math!

Princeton University Press author and Professor of Mathematics Colin Adams is coming to The Harvard Coop Bookstore on September 24th, where he’ll be reading from, and signing copies of his latest book, Zombies and Calculus.

Colin Adams, an academic and a humor columnist (a rare combination!) presents a fictional account of how math can save your life in a zombie invasion. Zombies and Calculus is a math novel that tells the story of a zombie invasion on a college campus and a calculus professor who must race to save his friends, students, and family. As the zombie virus spreads and civilization crumbles, the professor uses calculus to help his small band of survivors defeat the hordes of the undead.

Along the way, readers learn how to avoid being eaten by taking advantage of the fact that zombies always point their tangent vector toward their target, and how to use exponential growth to determine the rate at which the virus is spreading. Williams also covers topics such as logistic growth, gravitational acceleration, predator-prey models, pursuit problems, the physics of combat, and more. With the aid of his story, you too can survive the zombie onslaught and learn more about calculus in a fun, new way.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hob-nob with Mr. Adams, and more importantly, to learn how to defeat the undead with derivatives. Who knows – one day, you might actually need to! Until then, be sure to ‘like’ the Zombies and Calculus Facebook page and share it with your friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sep
26
Fri
Bill T. Jones at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival @ Literary Salon, The Visitor Center at the Inner Harbor
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm
Bill T. Jones at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival  @ Literary Salon, The Visitor Center at the Inner Harbor | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

Bill T. Jones Bill T. Jones, renowned director and choreographer and author of the forthcoming book Story/Time (Princeton) can add another title to his list: this fall, he will be one of the presenting authors at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival in Baltimore, Maryland.

The winner of a MacArthur “Genius” grant and of two Tony awards for Best Choreography (oh, and let’s not forget the Kennedy Center honors), Bill T. Jones is a living legend. He’ll be putting his talents on display at the Baltimore Book Festival from September 26-28, where he’ll not only perform pieces of Story/Time, the dance production that inspired the book, but participate in discussions about, and sign copies of Story/Time.

From the Baltimore Book Festival: “In Story/Time, Jones fuses the age-old art of storytelling with a vibrant landscape of contemporary movement and music. Similar to a busy streetscape or a crowded room, the experience challenges audience members to find meaning and connection in the sweep of randomized, disparate elements. Jones’ short stories are drawn from his own life and tales handed down through the generations of his family. In layering a traditional form against the avant-garde compositional concerns of the mid- century modernists, the tension between high and low art is called in to question.”

Interested in learning a little more about Story/Time, the book? Check out the trailer, provided by New York Live Arts:

Oct
5
Sun
Amin Ghaziani Discusses “There Goes the Gayborhood?” at Kramerbooks @ Kramerbooks & Afterworlds Cafe
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
10
Fri
Bradley Voytek at 2014 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival @ Digital Gym Cinema
Oct 10 @ 10:40 pm
Bradley Voytek at 2014 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival @ Digital Gym Cinema | San Diego | California | United States
7:40pm Bradley Voytek , Professor of neuro/cognitive science at UCSD will give an academic presentation on zombies! NOT. TO. MISS!!!!
8:20pm Classic Zombie film T.B. A. – See more at: http://www.hifilmfest.com/films-and-showtimes/#sthash.jrLAK5pC.dpuf

j10305[1]Horrible Imaginings Film Fest is hosting a special event with Bradley Voytek, co-author of Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep.

Date: October 10

Time: 7:40pm

What’s happening? Bradley Voytek , Professor of neuro/cognitive science at UCSD will give an academic presentation on zombies! NOT. TO. MISS!!!!

Digital Gym Cinema

2921 El Cajon Blvd

San Diego, CA 92104

Phone: 443-834-3742

- See more at: http://www.hifilmfest.com/films-and-showtimes/#sthash.jrLAK5pC.dpuf

Location: Digital Gym Cinema
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: 443-834-3742

About Horrible Imaginings Film Fest:

It is our mission to celebrate horror and its various sub-genres by showcasing new and independent artists, as well as reviving classic horror films in San Diego, California. From psychological thrillers to supernatural horror to slashers and even to related genres like noir, horror’s power lies in its inherent ability to take our fears and exploit them–helping us either to face them, or just to appease our dark sides. The proliferation of horror sub-genres in the arts is testament to the creative power behind/within this dark domain. – See more at: http://www.hifilmfest.com/about-horrible-imaginings/#sthash.G99kHQ1d.dpuf

It is our mission to celebrate horror and its various sub-genres by showcasing new and independent artists, as well as reviving classic horror films in San Diego, California. From psychological thrillers to supernatural horror to slashers and even to related genres like noir, horror’s power lies in its inherent ability to take our fears and exploit them–helping us either to face them, or just to appease our dark sides. The proliferation of horror sub-genres in the arts is testament to the creative power behind/within this dark domain. -

See more at: http://www.hifilmfest.com/about-horrible-imaginings/#sthash.G99kHQ1d.dpuf

It is our mission to celebrate horror and its various sub-genres by showcasing new and independent artists, as well as reviving classic horror films in San Diego, California. From psychological thrillers to supernatural horror to slashers and even to related genres like noir, horror’s power lies in its inherent ability to take our fears and exploit them–helping us either to face them, or just to appease our dark sides. The proliferation of horror sub-genres in the arts is testament to the creative power behind/within this dark domain. – See more at: http://www.hifilmfest.com/about-horrible-imaginings/#sthash.G99kHQ1d.dpuf

It is our mission to celebrate horror and its various sub-genres by showcasing new and independent artists, as well as reviving classic horror films in San Diego, California. From psychological thrillers to supernatural horror to slashers and even to related genres like noir, horror’s power lies in its inherent ability to take our fears and exploit them–helping us either to face them, or just to appease our dark sides. The proliferation of horror sub-genres in the arts is testament to the creative power behind/within this dark domain.

History

Horrible Imaginings was created to accommodate the lack of events in the city of San Diego that celebrate the horror genre. After finding a home at the 10th Avenue Theatre and Arts Centre in the developing part of eastern downtown San Diego, the “First Film Festival in San Diego Dedicated to Macabre Cinema and Art” launched with great success on November 6, 2010. The maiden revival films were Michael Powell’s psychological thriller Peeping Tom and Lucio Fulci’s classic avant garde shocker The Beyond.

Following the success of the first Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, the festival director decided to start a quarterly film series, reviving Lewis Jackson’s Christmas Evil in December with an introduction by Lewis Jackson himself, James Whale’s The Bride of Frankenstein in February of 2011, and George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead during the Gam3rCon event in July.

With the dual mission of reviving classic horrible films, combined with giving the screen to up and coming new film makers, Horrible Imaginings Film Festival promises to be a new force in San Diego that is here to stay. As one audience member put it—“San Diego is too sunny! We need some darkness!”

- See more at: http://www.hifilmfest.com/about-horrible-imaginings/#sthash.G99kHQ1d.dpuf

It is our mission to celebrate horror and its various sub-genres by showcasing new and independent artists, as well as reviving classic horror films in San Diego, California. From psychological thrillers to supernatural horror to slashers and even to related genres like noir, horror’s power lies in its inherent ability to take our fears and exploit them–helping us either to face them, or just to appease our dark sides. The proliferation of horror sub-genres in the arts is testament to the creative power behind/within this dark domain.

History

Horrible Imaginings was created to accommodate the lack of events in the city of San Diego that celebrate the horror genre. After finding a home at the 10th Avenue Theatre and Arts Centre in the developing part of eastern downtown San Diego, the “First Film Festival in San Diego Dedicated to Macabre Cinema and Art” launched with great success on November 6, 2010. The maiden revival films were Michael Powell’s psychological thriller Peeping Tom and Lucio Fulci’s classic avant garde shocker The Beyond.

Following the success of the first Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, the festival director decided to start a quarterly film series, reviving Lewis Jackson’s Christmas Evil in December with an introduction by Lewis Jackson himself, James Whale’s The Bride of Frankenstein in February of 2011, and George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead during the Gam3rCon event in July.

With the dual mission of reviving classic horrible films, combined with giving the screen to up and coming new film makers, Horrible Imaginings Film Festival promises to be a new force in San Diego that is here to stay. As one audience member put it—“San Diego is too sunny! We need some darkness!”

- See more at: http://www.hifilmfest.com/about-horrible-imaginings/#sthash.G99kHQ1d.dpuf

Oct
16
Thu
Bill. T Jones, author of ‘Story/Time: The Life of an Idea’ at the Free Library of Philadelphia @ Parkway Central Library at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bill. T Jones, author of 'Story/Time: The Life of an Idea' at the Free Library of Philadelphia @ Parkway Central Library at the Free Library of Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

8-13 Bill T. JonesThis event is not (and we mean, not) to be missed.

Our author, Bill T. Jones, will be discussing his forthcoming book, Story/Time: The Life of an Idea on Thursday, October 16th at 7:30 pm at the Free Library of Philadelphia. But you had better move fast! Tickets go on sale Friday, August 22nd at 10 am, and we’re sure that they’ll go quickly.

From the Library’s website:

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition

“A dancer of extraordinary grace and beauty” (The Guardian), Bill T. Jones is also one of America’s most celebrated choreographers and artistic directors. The creator of more than 100 works for his own dance studio, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, the prolific Jones has also directed and performed with many of the world’s leading arts organizations, including the Berlin Opera Ballet and the Alvin Alley American Dance Theater. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, and multiple fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In Story/Time, Jones reflects on his life and art through the creation of a dance work inspired by modernist composer John Cage.

Interested in a sneak peek of the book? Check out the preface, 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]
Oct
18
Sat
Bill T. Jones at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 18 @ 7:15 pm

Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones presents a special night of conversation, storytelling, and music inspired by his forthcoming book, Story/Time: The Life of an Idea. Accompanying Jones’s reflections on his life and work will be musician, composer, and intermedia artist Ted Coffey, Ph.D.

Oct
24
Fri
PUP at the Cape May Autumn Birding Festival/The Bird Show @ Cape May Convention Hall
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day
Nov
5
Wed
PUP at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
Nov 5 – Nov 9 all-day
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
PUP at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
Nov 15 – Nov 19 all-day
Nov
22
Sat
PUP at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion @ San Diego Convention Center
Nov 22 – Nov 25 all-day
PUP at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association @ Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Nov 22 – Nov 25 all-day