March 2010

Crowdsourcing

Wed, Mar 3 2010 - 6:30pm

Crowdsourcing

Lukas Biewald, CEO, CrowdFlower
Sharon Chiarella, Vice President, Mechanical Turk at Amazon
Lilly Irani, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Irvine, Dept. Read more »

Aama's Journey: A Pilgrimage Between Continents and Cultures

Wed, Mar 3 2010 - 5:15pm

Aama's Journey: A Pilgrimage Between Continents and Cultures

This program is cancelled

Broughton Coburn, Author, 20-Year Himalayan Veteran

Coburn takes us on an illustrated, 12,000-mile odyssey across America with Aama, his 84-year-old adoptive Nepalese mother, in search of the soul of our country. In this poignant and thought-provoking adventure, Coburn will paint a portrait of the cosmology, philosophy, hopes and humor of a woman with no previous exposure to Western civilization. Read more »

Electric Cars - Are We Ready?

Tue, Apr 6 2010 - 6:30pm

Electric Cars: Are We Ready?

Panelists TBA
 
While some people champion the idea that Chevy Volts (or something similar) will replace Cadillac Escalades on highways nationwide, the debate over whether we are ready to go electric is far from settled. Most people say that we are just waiting for an affordable electric car that is comparable in speed and style to the average gas guzzler. Read more »

Music: Can Philosophical Concepts Be Expressed Without Words?

Mon, Mar 1 2010 - 6:00pm

Music: Can Philosophical Concepts Be Expressed Without Words?

Steven Machtinger, Attorney; Violist, the San Joaquin Quintet

Monday Night Philosophy presents both words and music to investigate whether music can express concepts without words. Machtinger and the San Joaquin Quintet will explore this question through the chamber music of Mozart, particularly the clarinet quintet he wrote late in his life. Read more »