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Library of the Future Design Challenge: Physical Design

Design physical mock-ups that imagine what the U-M Library of the Future will look or be like in 10, 25, and 50 years. Results of the challenge can include any form of interaction, from the physical to digital. We'll have refreshments on hand. Please RSVP.

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Date
10/03/2017
Time
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Science Library Design Lab, First Floor
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Event Type
Workshop

I Am Art Among the Arts/Arte soy entre las artes: Being An Independent Book Artist in Cuba

Te estoy amando desde mis raíces: Poesía judía-cubana (I Am Loving You From My Roots: Jewish-Cuban Poetry), Ediciones El Fortín, November 2016

Join us for a talk by Rolando Estévez, a Cuban visual artist and poet renowned for his spectacular artist books. He will present for the first time a series of his new artist books, which are in exuberant conversation with a range of Cuban poets, including José Martí, Dulce María Loynaz, and Nancy Morejón, and talk about being a book artist in a rapidly changing Cuba. The lecture will be in Spanish with simultaneous English translation, and followed by a reception.

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Date
10/04/2017
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
411 West Hall
Event Type
Lecture

Reinventing Normal: New Technologies for Empowerment

All of us have things we are good at, things we aren't, and things we'd like to do but they are hard for us for whatever reason. The idea of "disability" carries with it the idea what cannot be done. How is technology changing that? How is technology changing the idea of what we can or can't do? These four speakers from U-M address the ways in which technologies are empowering individuals in their lives, changing the idea of what is a disability, and literally reinventing normal.

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Date
10/05/2017
Time
11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

Book Reading & Signing: Wallaçonia

Join author David Pratt and the Spectrum Center for a book reading of Wallaçonia. With themes of coming out, gay mentoring, and gay youth dealing with families, friends and significant others, Wallaçonia is timely and timeless and draws an audience of all ages. It tells of a 40-year-old gay man mentoring an 18-year-old in the process of coming out -- a rarity in the gay Young Adult category.

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Date
10/06/2017
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Reading

Bookmaking Workshop with Rolando Estévez

Te estoy amando desde mis raíces: Poesía judía-cubana (I Am Loving You From My Roots: Jewish-Cuban Poetry), Ediciones El Fortín, November 2016

Learn how to make your own handmade book with book artist Rolando Estévez. Supplies will be provided as well as bilingual texts, or you can bring a text of your own to work with. Estévez is a Cuban visual artist and poet renowned for his spectacular artist books. A native of the city of Matanzas, where he lives and works and teaches art, he is also known for his achievements in drawing, painting, installations, performance, and stage design.

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Date
10/06/2017
Time
03:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Workshop

Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Ada Lovelace Day roundel
Ada Lovelace Day is an international day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths. At the University of Michigan Library, we’re celebrating Ada Lovelace Day by contributing to and improving Wikipedia articles related to intersectional feminism and technology, including women in STEM, underrepresented groups in technology, and other related topics.

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Date
10/10/2017
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Design Lab, First Floor
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Event Type
Workshop

Artist Lecture: Sophia Brueckner

Sophia Brueckner, futurist artist, designer, and engineer gives an artist lecture. As an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, her ongoing objective is to combine her background in design and engineering with the perspective of an artist to create technologies that inspire a more positive future.

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Date
10/11/2017
Time
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Emergent Research
Event Type
Lecture

Library of the Future Design Challenge: Narrative & Visual Design

This design challenge will ask students to help us imagine how we might communicate what our U-M Library of the Future can be and do for our community. Results of the challenge can include visual or narrative designs. We'll have refreshments on hand. Please RSVP.

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Date
10/11/2017
Time
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Science Library Design Lab, First Floor
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Event Type
Workshop

City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

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Kelly Lytle Hernández delivers a lecture on her newly released book, City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965. Hernández's work unmasks how histories of native elimination, immigrant exclusion, and black disappearance drove the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles. This event is the Latina/o Studies Program's keynote event for Latina/o Heritage Month.

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Date
10/12/2017
Time
02:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

A Setting for Excellence: Author Talk with Fred Mayer

Join us for a talk with Fred Mayer, the University Planner at U-M from 1968 to 2003, and author of A Setting for Excellence: The Story of the Planning and Development of the Ann Arbor Campus of the University of Michigan. Drawing on his book, Mayer will discuss the history and development of campus. After the talk, explore the Stephen S.

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Date
10/12/2017
Time
06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Talk

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