Visions&Voices Spring 2015


USC Trees a'blooming

Theme Guides to selected programs from the Spring 2015 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.
Visit the current season of: USC Visions and Voices; view the 2014-2015 season's brochure.

Photo: Holly Burt from Los Angeles, CA, USA – University of Southern California "USC Trees a'blooming ", CC BY 2.0


Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
January 21, 2015
Ira Glass, host of This American Life radio show with Barnes and dancer Anna Bass.
Additional topic in guide: Dance collaborations; Guide creator: Elizabeth Galoozis
LA Opera: The Ghosts of Versailles
February 18, 2015
Michael Tilson Thomas at 70: The London Symphony Orchestra with Yuja Wang (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
March 24, 2015
Michael Tilson Thomas, the Judge Widney Professor of Music at USC, performs George Gershwin and original compositions with Yuja Wang.
Additional topics in guide: Benjamin Britten, Jean Sibelius; USC Libraries contributor: Ross Scimeca
Velocity and Vulnerability: Baseball Pitchers and the Limits of Human Performance (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
March 31, 2015
120-mileper-hour fastballs, limits, and a look at the science of biomechanics and the culture of sports fandom are part of the conversation with Tom House, Robb Nen, Jill McNitt-Gray and Seth Gamradt. In conjunction with this event, the USC Libraries and USC Athletics will present an exhibition of baseball memorabilia.
Additional topics in guide: Dedeaux Field, Biomechanics of Motion; Guide creator: Ben Lea
The Getty Center (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
April 10, 2015
This visit includes Robert Irwin’s unique Central Garden, images of World War I, the work of painter J.M.W. Turner, photography of the Industrial Revolution and Renaissance splendors from North Italy and the design of architect Richard Meier.
Additional topics in guide: Getty Research Institute Library, Antiochos, Herakles, glassmaking, peristyle; Guide creator: Stacy Williams
Cyberpunk: Past and Future (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
April 24, 2015
This literary and cultural movement began in the early 1980s. The day-long event will bring together Rudy Rucker, Pat Cadigan and Bruce Sterling, along with figures from the worlds of film, music, technology, architecture and cultural theory, to discuss the cultural moment cyberpunk incited.
Additional topics in guide: Bruce Sterling, Rudy Rucker, Nola Hopkinson, William Gibson, John Shirley, Pat Cadigan; Guide creator: Deborah Holmes-Wong