Visions & Voices Fall 2014

   

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Theme Guides to selected programs from the Fall 2014 Visions & Voices program were created in partnership with USC Libraries faculty and staff.
Look for recommended books and readings on the people, performances and topics covered by these events.
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Artists at Play: 99 Histories (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
September 21, 2014
Julia Cho creates a riveting and poignant drama.
Additional topics in guide: Asian American Theater, yellowface, East-West Players, Lauren Yee, A. Rey Pamatmat; Guide creator: Kenneth Klein
The Amygdala and the Stethoscope: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine: A Lecture by Danielle Ofri (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
September 22, 2014
Ofri will explore how emotions permeate clinical decisions and provoke physicians to act in ways that are not nearly as rational and evidence-based as they may think. Organized by Pamela Schaff, Lyn Boyd-Judson and Alexander Capron. Cosponsored by the Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts and Ethics, the USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics and the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics.
Additional topics in guide: The Question; USC Libraries contributor: Ross Scimeca
Technology in Context (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
September 29, 2014: Color Coding: Thinking Race, Culture and Computation: Fox Harrell and Chong-U Lim present Living Liberia Fabric.
October 30, 2014: Archives, Algorithms and Art: Kevin Hamilton and Ben Grosser discuss how digital interfaces are changing our conceptions of friendship.
Additional topics in guide: "We're all Operators Now"
An International Exploration of Medical Clowning (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
October 6, 2014: Can Clowns Heal? The Uses of Medical Clowning A Lecture by Dr. Atay Citron
October 7, 2014: Doutores d’Alegria: a look at the Doctors of Joy in Brazil
Additional topics in guide: Dream doctors, Karen McCarty; Guide creator: Karin Saric
Australian Ballet: Swan Lake (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
October 11, 2014
Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake will be performed by the Australian Ballet company
Additional topics in guide: Glorya Kaufman, Graeme Murphy, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Orchestra Victoria; Guide creator: Melissa L. Miller
Wordless!: Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
October 14, 2014
Art Spiegelman's Maus with Jazz composer Phillip Johnston
Additional topics in guide: Graphic storytelling, comics; Guide creator: Elizabeth Galoozis
Zaha Hadid (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
October 24, 2014
Lecture and discussion with Zaha Hadid
Additional topics in guide: Elia Zenghelis, Rem Koolhaas, The Peak, deconstructivist architecture, John Zukowsky; Guide creator: John Juricek
A Trip to Bountiful (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
October 29, 2014
This Horton Foote play stars Cicely Tyson.
Additional topics in guide: Glorya Kaufman, Graeme Murphy, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Orchestra Victoria; Guide creator: Christal Young
Punk Feminist Icon Kathleen Hanna and The Julie Ruin (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
November 2, 2014: The Punk Singer: Sini Anderson tells the story of Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre
November 3, 2014: Julie Ruin: Kathleen Hanna and her new band, The Julie Ruin, features bassist Kathi Wilcox, keyboardist Kenny Mellman (of Kiki and Herb), drummer Carmine Covelli and guitarist Sara Landeau.
Additional topics in guide: Sini Anderson; Guide creator: Carolyn Caffrey Gardner
What Makes a Monster? (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
November 18, 2014
Vampires and werewolves to Resident Evil and The Walking Dead, a look at monsters across the cultures with Wangechi Mutu,  Leonard Boyarsky and Tok Thompson in a discussion moderated by Margaret Wertheim. In conjunction with the event, the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and the Interactive Media Division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts will make a living digital monster.
Additional topics in guide: Tyson Gaskill, Vurosh ValaNejad, Silvania Niepomniszcze, Michael Maxwell, Al Guerrero, Al Ridenour, Danny Roebuck, Billy T. SMith, Casey Wong; Guide creator: Anne-Marie Gregg Maxwell