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Fall 2015 Beyond the Page Public Programs

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Fall 2015 BEYOND THE PAGE PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS

Games Without Frontiers

Games Without Frontiers Artist/Makers Residencies

Digital Scholarship Center Programming and Workshops

Chat in the Stacks

Partnership Programs

Blockson Collection Programs

Beyond the Notes Concert Series

Exhibitions

About Beyond the Page

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GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS—OUR THEME FOR 2015-2016

This year, Temple University Libraries’ Beyond the Page public programming series will center our curated, thematic programs around games, gaming, and play. We’ll explore gender and gaming, game design, the role of games in American leisure, and other important impacts of gaming culture. We’ll consider games as pedagogical tools, host workshops on creating games, and think about the potentialities of gamification in higher ed. We’ll also use this frame as a metaphor for the ways in which chance, play, and algorithms appear in everyday life and guide our cultural systems. From colloquialisms like “games people play,” “gaming the system,” “game changer” and “night games,” to The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, and Pinball Wizards, our culture repeatedly recalls the trope of games. Join us throughout 2015-2016, as we play, critique and consider games, gaming and play.

Wednesday, September 30, 2:30 PM

Frank J. Lee on City at Play – An Exploration of Physical Spaces and Digital Games

Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor

For the last two years, Frank Lee has "hacked" (with permission) the LED lights of the Cira Centre Building, a 29-story Philadelphia skyscraper, to create large-scale, interactive games of Pong and Tetris. In his talk at Temple, Lee will discuss the aesthetic these large-scale gaming installations ignite, which he calls "a shared moment" for Philadelphia and Philadelphians. For his talk at Temple, Lee will also put forth his larger vision for using urban structures and spaces as game tokens in city-wide interactive games, while exploring the interaction and intersection of physical spaces and digital games.

Dr. Frank J. Lee is an Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University with appointments in Psychology, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering.

Wednesday, September 30, 5:00-8:00 PM

Games, Gaming, and Play! An Opening Festival

Throughout Paley Library, 1210 Polett Walk

Games, gaming, and play take over Paley Library! Organizations, gamers, and game makers from throughout the city will gather to showcase hands-on activities, video and tabletop games, and more. We’ll also have live music, food and giveaways. Participants include the Temple University Gamers’ Guild, the Moore College of Art and Design, Game Forge, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and Temple University Cricket Club with musical entertainment from Cheap Dinosaurs. Live broadcast by WHIP Radio.

Friday, October 16, 1:00 PM

System, Structure, Ritual: Theodoros Terzopoulos on the Wilma Theater’s Production of Antigone

Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor

This fall, the Wilma Theater presents internationally renowned director Theodoros Terzopoulos’ adaptation of Sophocles’ classical text, Antigone, performed in both English and ancient Greek by an international ensemble. A project initially inspired by a New Yorker essay about the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Antigone invites conversation around moral, religious, and political dilemmas regarding the unburied dead. The thematic content of the play, the creative team’s preparations for it, and the very structure of Classical theater are governed by the cultural systems and rituals that shape everyday life and artistic convention. Join Temple University Libraries, the Intellectual Heritage Program, and the Wilma Theater for a discussion and talkback with Terzopoulos and other members of Wilma’s creative team.

Antigone runs at the Wilma Theater from October 7-November 8. Purchase tickets at wilma.org.

Tuesday, October 20, 9:30 AM

Design Play Cards Challenge Live!

Digital Scholarship Center, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor

Paper or plastic or what? That’s what designer and sociologist Leyla Acaroglu asked her TED audience as she broke down four popular “urban myths” surrounding sustainability. To aid the process of thinking critically about these and other consumer choices, Acargolu and the team at Eco Innovators developed the Design Play Cards. Aimed at consumers and experienced design/product-development professionals alike, this game helps players look at the full life-cycle of materials and objects, aiding decisions that can actually affect change. Join the Libraries and Temple’s Office of Sustainability as we lead you through live, interactive rounds of Design Play.  

This program is part of Campus Sustainability Week.

Thursday, November 19, 6:30 PM

Not Just Fun and Games? STEM, Toys, and Gender

The Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street

There has been a recent influx of toys intended to engage girls with science, technology, and engineering-based skills at an early age. Critics counter, however, that activities like this, meant to level the playing field, actually work to reinforce gendered stereotypes. Join the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Temple University Libraries as we explore the intersection of STEM toys and gender. This program will be moderated by Dr. Brenna Hassinger-Das, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Kathy Hirsch-Pasek at Temple’s Infant and Child Laboratory. Hassinger-Das’ research focuses on the role of play in fostering learning, particularly in the areas of mathematics and language development.

The discussion will be followed by a toy fair and activities in the Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum.

 

GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS ARTIST/MAKERS RESIDENCY

Fall 2015, November 5 and 6

Angela Washko

Temple alumna Angela Washko is an artist, writer and facilitator devoted to creating new forums for discussions of feminism in the spaces most hostile toward it. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2012, Washko founded The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft as an ongoing intervention on communal language formation inside the most popular massively multi-player online role playing game of all time. In an attempt at radical empathy, she recently interviewed the web's most infamous misogynist. A recent recipient of The Franklin Furnace Performance Fund Grant, a Creative Time Report commission, a Rhizome Internet Art Microgrant, a Danish International Visiting Artist Grant and the Terminal Award, Washko’s practice has been highlighted in Frieze Magazine, Time Magazine, The Guardian (UK), ArtForum, ARTnews, VICE, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, the New York Times, The Creator’s Project, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Digicult, ArtInfo, Bad At Sports and more. Her projects have been presented nationally and internationally at venues including Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, Finland), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Moving Image Art Fair (London and NYC), the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Institute for Contemporary Art Boston and Foundation Vasarely (Aix-en-Provence, France). Washko’s work will be featured in the upcoming book “Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the 21st Century” from The New Museum and MIT Press.

Spring 2016, Lindsay Grace

Lindsay is an associate professor at American University and founding director of the American University Game Lab and Studio. His game designs have received awards from leading organizations around the world. He has given talks at the Game Developer's Conference (GDC), SXSW, the Games for Change Festival/Tribeca Film Festival, Society for News Design and many others. He has published more than 40 papers, articles, and book chapters on games since 2009. His creative work has been selected for showcase in more than eight countries and 12 states, including New York, Paris, Rio De Janeiro, Singapore, Istanbul, Sao Paulo, Chicago and Vancouver. He is currently the Vice President of the Global Game Jam™ and serves on the board of directors for the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA). He is a key leadership partner in the university’s Knight Foundation funded Jolt initiative to reimagine media leadership through game design and systems thinking.

 

DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP CENTER PROGRAMMING AND WORKSHOPS

All programs take place in the Digital Scholarship Center on the ground floor of Paley Library unless otherwise noted

 

Thursday, October 22, 4PM

Digital Scholarship Center Grand Opening

In today’s academic environment, research is disseminated through an ever-diversifying range of formats, such as apps, games, and data visualizations. Through our new Digital Scholarship Center, we’ll support students and scholars as they learn with, create, and share research in these new paradigms. Learn more about the Center and see examples of research conducted by Temple scholars and DSC staff at our Center reception and opening.


Weekly Workshops

Register for our new series of DSC workshops at http://tinyurl.com/DSCEvents. Feel free to bring your lunch to our noon and 12:30 sessions!

 

Game Jam

Create, design, and work together at the game jam. We’ll give you the rules and systems of play--you develop the game. Visit http://sites.temple.edu/tudsc/ for game jam details--these workshops are hosted by special guests and planned around our programming themes throughout the year.

Reality is Broken Book and Game Club

Tuesdays (every other), 12:30 PM-1:30 PM from September 8 through December 8

Read along with Jane McGonigal’s groundbreaking exploration of the power and future of gaming, Reality is Broken (Penguin Press, 2011). At each meeting, we’ll discuss two chapters as we play along with the games mentioned therein.

Learn to Code Python

Wednesdays, Noon-1:00 PM from September 2 through December 9

Participants will work together to learn the programming language Python at their own pace.  Join us to work through online learning sessions of Python with hands on exercises and get help from others there.

Text Analysis with R

Thursdays, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM from September 3 through December 10

This ongoing workshop will teach open source coding for textual analysis, leading participants through Matt Jocker’s Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature. Prepare to attend the entire series, as each week we’ll cover one chapter.

Model of the Month Club

Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 PM from September 3 through December 10

Break down and discuss the methods and techniques behind modelling techniques in well-known, hard-to-decipher, or especially original data modeling and visualization projects.

 

CHAT IN THE STACKS

For more than seven years running, the Libraries and the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color have co-hosted an engaging series of panels on timely topics, featuring faculty from across the university. Join us for this fall’s continuation of our Chat in the Stacks programming.

October 8th on Diversity and STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

November 12th Black Girls--Exploding the Myth

 

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

Thursday, October 15, 3:00 PM and Friday, October 16, 7:00 PM

Education in Black & White: The Institute for Colored Youth, Octavius V. Catto and the Ongoing Struggle for Education

1199C Hospital Workers Union Headquarters, 1319 Locust Street

The Moonstone Arts Center and the Blockson Collection present a program examining the history and legacy of the Institute for Colored Youth, the first school for higher learning for African Americans in the United States. Discussions will also encompass crucial contemporary issues, such as teachers’ as activists and a conversation with aki and Safisha Madhjubuti facilitated by Dr. Diane D. Turner, Curator of the Blockson Collection. This program also complements the exhibition African American Education in Philadelphia and Beyond: Past and Present, on view at the Blockson Collection throughout the fall.

Monday, October 26, 11:00 AM

In Conversation with Dr. Smadar Lavie

Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor

Join the Departments of History and Religion, along with the Temple University Libraries for a conversation with anthropologist Smadar Lavie. Lavie received her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in the anthropology of Egypt, Israel, and Palestine, with emphasis on issues of race, gender, and religion. She has written and co-edited a number of books and volumes including The Poetics of Military Occupation (UC Press, 1990), which won the 1990 Honorable Mention of the Victor Turner Award for Ethnographic Writing, Displacement, Diaspora and Geographies of Identity (Duke Univ. Press, 1996),  Creativity/Anthropology (Cornell Univ. Press, 1993), and her most recent, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture (Berghahn 2014).

Tuesday, November 10, 2:00 PM

Shared Authority: Public History, Curating Collectively, and Social Practice

Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor

Join Temple University Libraries, the History Truck, and the Temple University Public History Program for a conversation with historian Michael Frisch (Professor of History & American Studies/ Senior Research Scholar at the University at Buffalo, SUNY), Temple University alumna and History Truck creator Erin Bernard, and professor Seth Bruggeman. These three innovative public historians will discuss the meaning of shared authority and ask: How do mobile tools suggest new modes and approaches through which public historians and their communities inclusively curate projects? They will also examine socially-engaged public history practice, from apps to vehicles, illuminating what social curation and mobile history can be in the years to come.

Wednesday, November 18

GIS Day

Faculty from across Temple, in collaboration with the Libraries, are working to create a one-day forum that demonstrates real world, change-making applications of geographic information systems (GIS) technology. This program is part of the 16th annual, international GIS Day forum.

 

BLOCKSON COLLECTION PROGRAMMING

All programs take place at the Blockson Collection, 1330 Polett Walk in Sullivan Hall on Temple Main Campus unless otherwise noted

 

Monday, November 9-Friday, November 13

Photographic Journeys Across Cultural Barriers:

The Photography of John W. Mosley

Special Exhibition at Temple University Center City (TUCC), 1515 Market Street

The Charles L. Blockson Afro- American Collection explores cultural diversity in a special exhibition of images by renowned Philadelphia photographer, John W. Mosley. This exhibition takes place at TUCC in conjunction with the Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance (EOC)’s Professional Development Training Institute (PDTI). PDTI is part of the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED).

Thursday, November 12, 2:00 PM

Celebrating the Life of Mel Dorn Shamlin, Cecil B. Moore Freedom Fighter

This program examines the life and legacy of Mel Dorn Shamlin, an important Philadelphia activist and participant in the fight to desegregate Girard College. Program participants include his colleagues, friends, and those who fought against police brutality and racial segregation.

Tuesday, November 17, 2:00 PM

Exhibition Opening and Reception for Curator Ruth E. Fine

Frank Stewart’s Romare Bearden                                    

also featuring Romare Bearden in Philadelphia from the John W. Mosley Photograph Collection

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Blockson Collection exhibition Frank Stewart’s Romare Bearden and Ruth E. Fine’s donation of Bearden’s (1911-1988) writings, exhibition catalogs, and press clippings. Fine’s gift also includes slides of artworks used for the exhibition catalogue, The Art of Romare Bearden, a show she curated for the National Gallery of Art in 2003. The work is considered one of the best bibliographies on any African American artist.

This exhibition is presented with the Tyler School of Art in conjunction with Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis (1909-1979), curated by Ruth E. Fine and on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from November 13, 2015 through April 3, 2016. All images in the Blockson Collection show are by John W. Mosley and Frank Stewart.

Saturday, November 21, 2:00 PM

The National Marian Anderson Historical Residence Museum Honors Charles L. Blockson

Marian Anderson Historical Residence Museum, 762 South Marian Anderson Street

Join the Marian Anderson Historical Residence Museum, a nationally registered historic site and former home of the great contralto vocalist, as they honor Charles L. Blockson, scholar, bibliophile, and founder of the Blockson Collection.

 

BEYOND THE NOTES

Paley Library and the Center for the Arts Concert and Performance Series

All programs take place at Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk on Temple Main Campus

 

Wednesday, September 23, Noon

Domestic Tranquility

Film and music by Maurice Wright

 

Wednesday, October 21, Noon

Musical Gems in a New Setting with Jeffrey Solow (cello) and Elise Auerbach (piano)

Haydn-Piatigorsky Divertimento in D

Schubert-Piatigorsky Introduction, Theme and Variations, Op. 82, No. 2

Weber-Piatigorsky Sonata in A

Weber-Piatigorsky Adagio and Rond

 

Wednesday, November 11, Noon

Bach to the Future: 3 Centuries of Guitar Music

Allen Krantz and students on classical guitar

 

 

Wednesday, December 2, Noon

Kariamu Welsh and students in a dance performance



EXHIBITIONS

Frank Stewart’s Romare Bearden                                    

also featuring images from the John W. Mosley Photograph Collection

at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, 1330 Polett Walk

On view November-January

 

African American Education in Philadelphia and Beyond: Past and Present at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, 1330 Polett Walk

On view September-March

 

We Got Game: Featuring Games Through the Ages

at Paley Library first, ground, and mezzanine levels, 1210 Polett Walk

On view September-December

 

Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection

at the Simmy and Harry Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Medical Education and Research Building, 3500 N. Broad Street

On view August 31-October 10, this exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

 

 

ABOUT BEYOND THE PAGE

Temple University Libraries’ Beyond the Page public programming series fosters conversations of social, scholarly and educational value. This yearlong series invites scholars, writers, artists, and experts in a variety of fields to address topics pertinent to scholarship at Temple and of importance to the university and in the surrounding community. The programs are free and open to all, fostering intellectual curiosity and signaling Temple Libraries as a place where that curiosity is both encouraged and satisfied. Our programs also provide a platform for learning more about the Libraries, and for building partnerships throughout the community.

 

GETTING HERE

Paley Library is located on Temple University Main Campus between 12th and 13th streets, just north of Montgomery Avenue, right next to the bell tower.

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All public programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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