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Oct
5
Sun
Amin Ghaziani Discusses “There Goes the Gayborhood?” at Kramerbooks @ Kramerbooks & Afterworlds Cafe
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
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
30
Thu
Andrew Needham Discusses “Power Lines” at IPK @ Institute for Public Knowledge, 5th Floor conference room
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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
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
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]