October-December events in Emergent Landscape speaker series

Link to the whole series schedule.

Contact: Sarah Jerger, sjerger@champlain.edu

Where and when: Perry Hall Presentation Room (except Oct. 1 and Dec. 10 — Alumni Auditorium), 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. start)

Cost: Attendance is free, but reservations are required.  To attend: Priority seating will be given to MFA students and undergraduate students from co-hosting programs. If additional seats are available, they will be available for other Champlain students, faculty, staff and community members on a first-come, first-serve  basis.  ALL attendees must RESERVE a seat in advance. Please email emc@champlain.edu with “Speaker Series Reservation” in the subject line and indicate which speaker event you’d like to attend. Only 1 ticket per person. Students who are part of a class from a co-hosting program should confer with the appropriate faculty member about whether a class reservation has already been made.

Each event will feature a closing reception open to attendees with pizza and beverage provided.

Link directly to speakers’ biographies.

* Nov. 5: Kristen Haring

* Nov. 26: EMC: Mahmoud Jabari – BREAKAWAY game camps in Hebron

* Dec. 10: Emergent Landscape Symposium (5:30-8:15)

Presenter biographies:

Kristen Haring

Kristen Haring is a historian of science and technology on the faculty of Auburn University. In Ham Radio’s Technical Culture (MIT Press, 2007), she examined amateur technical activities, particularly the hobby of two-way radio communication in the United States. Kristen is currently working on two projects. One documents how the telephone changed conceptions of place. The other is a cultural history of binary systems.
Though the use of binary that is most familiar today is in electronic communication and computation, analytic methods based on two fundamental elements have been deployed for centuries, in many contexts. Kristen hopes to increase popular understanding of contemporary binary systems while raising appreciation for past forms of binary coding and interpretation. Her presentation of the diversity of binary applications includes playful, tangible products: she knits Morse code, by toggling between the stitches knit and purl like a telegrapher turning an electrical pulse on and off. The act of knitting Morse code provided unexpected insight into the history of telegraphy, underscoring the value of hands-on engagement in research and teaching.

Kristen earned degrees in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in history of science from Harvard University. She has held fellowships at the Stanford Humanities Center, Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), and the Smithsonian Institution.

Mahmoud Jabari bio forthcoming, but do check out his TEDx talk – AMAZING!  – CCM student http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxTeen-Mahmoud-Jabari-Shaping;Featured-Talks


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