One of the great things about living in Ann Arbor is the multitude of university-sponsored events that are open to the public. And top of that list is the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series, which brings a wide spectrum of artists to town to lecture about their work. The lectures are free and open to the public and take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the Michigan Theater.
Some events to look out for:
Art is Open Source - "a visual, sonic journey through the new rituals and emergent ways in which we have radically changed the ways in which we work, relate, consume, feel emotions, have sex and entertain ourselves."
Liza Donnelly: What's So Funny About Humor? - Check out her TED Talk
. It'll convince you to come.
Sputniko!: Alternative Futures with Design - "Sputniko! explores technology, feminism and pop culture. Produced with the investigative cooperation of scientists, her works are critical speculations on possible futures, provoking people to think about the social, cultural and ethical implications of new technologies."
Check out this year's program here