Tomorrow sees the next in the series of events here on the USC campus that science writer KC Cole and I have arranged. They’re in the style of the Categorically Not! events I tell you about from time to time (held each month over at the Santa Monica Art Studios) but are over on the USC campus instead, as part of the Provost’s Visions and Voices events. You can read more in the links at the end of this post.
The theme is “Point of View”, and we’ll have an anthropologist, a journalist, and a film maker each give their take on the topic. Here’s an extract from KC’s poster about tomorrow’s event (held at 7:00pm at the Gin Wong Conference Center here on the USC campus):
USC anthropologist Amy Parish will discuss how point of view has been central to her research into relationships among female bonobos, close cousins to chimpanzees who may be our closest living relatives; many aspects of their female-dominated society challenge popular assumptions about human evolution.
From a journalistic perspective, Amy Wilentz, former Jerusalem correspondent for the New Yorker, will talk about point of view in covering the Middle East Crisisâ€”and also in writing fiction. She is the author of â€œI Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen: Coming to California in the Age of Schwarzenegger,â€ and the novel â€œMartyrsâ€™ Crossing.â€
Finally, Jon Boorstin, Oscar-nominated filmmaker and author of Making Movies Work will talk about how making movies, and enjoying them, relies upon the mysteries of point of view.
Check out KC’s brand new website where all the events can be found, and directions.
See you there perhaps?
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