PROGRAM: Elective Studies

Presented by:
Illinois Humanities Council
Local Partner: Foundations, Nonprofits, Other Subject: Art/Photography, Professional Development, Varies Audience: All, Other, Young Adult

A monthly lecture and dinner series in which artists gather to hear from and meet exciting thinkers from outside of the arts. Together they share beautifully crafted meals. Art shows us new ways to view the world. We frequently think of the artist as a genius whose creativity comes from nowhere. However, artists find inspiration for the form and content of their work in the world around them. This series is made possible by the generous support of The Joyce Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust, among others.

Past Speakers:

Hilary Strang (March 1, 2017)

The thirteenth volume of Elective Studies Supper Club for Illinois artists, featuring a lecture by alternate reality media expert Dr. Hilary Strang (U of Chicago), who gave a talk entitled “Why 1984 Might Not Be A Must-Read, or Some Reflections on Science Fiction, Estrangement and the Possibilities of Possible Worlds.”

John Novembre (February 1, 2017)

The twelfth volume of Elective Studies Supper Club for Illinois artists, featuring a lecture by alternate reality media expert Dr. John Novembre (U of Chicago), who gave a talk entitled “Visualizing Human Genetic Diversity.”

Patrick Jagoda (December 7, 2016)

The eleventh volume of Elective Studies Supper Club for Illinois artists, featuring a lecture by alternate reality media expert Dr. Patrick Jagoda (U of Chicago), who gave a talk entitled “Alternate Reality Games: Experiments in Serious Play.”

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