Monday, April 19, 2010

April 19: Mckibben and Miyoshi

Bill McKibben is a well known writer on the environment, first at the New Yorker, now in rural New England. His first book, The End of Nature, laid out for the first time, to a general audience, the impact of global warming, in 1989. His speciality is an exploration of the cultural evolution of our predicament and its solution. He discusses and signs his new book Eaarth tonight. It's a manifesto for individual scale behavior change to reverse global scale climate change. Sponsored by Powell's Books At the Baghdad Theater 7PM $24 includes the book

Akihiko Miyoshi is a photographer, sculptor and illustrator at the intersection of art and infographics. It works well for visual thinkers. He has used a computer background to create the work, including illustrating over photographs something resembling how electronic images are compressed. This material is a good match to Reed, where he teaches. Talk in the Shattuck Hall Annex out front, 1914 SW Park Avenue, at the corner of SW Broadway and Hall on the PSU campus. 7:30PM Free