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UCSC: Night of Ideas

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

A global event, taking place simultaneously in more than 100 countries and 22 cities in the United States, Night of Ideas invites thought leaders, activists, performers, authors, and academics to engage the public in discussions around central questions that address major, contemporary global issues. 

Become a part of the first official Night of Ideas presented to the public in Santa Cruz!  

5:15pm: El Sistema/Estrellas de Esperanza – Music and Dance Performance
5:45pm: Welcome Remarks
6:30pm: Exhibition Walkthrough with IAS Director and Curator Rachel Nelson
7:30: Jay Afrisando – Do you think music is only for persons with ‘normal’ ears? I don’t.
8:20: Kalie Granier – Manji’o Cho’o 

6pm: Ed Shanken – Technoshamanism: Towards Hybrid Techniques of Aesthetics and Healing
7pm: Terri Peszle – Outside the Lines: The Bhagavad Gita
8pm: Ana Pedroso – Breaching Faultlines: Playfulness with M. Lugones and F. Schiller 

WEST ROOM (Room 2)
6pm: Juan Ruiz Cortes – Undocumented-everything, everywhere, all at once!
7pm: Luna HighJohn-Bey – Imagination, Liberation, & AI
8pm: Somreeta Paul – You are in my Mind – A Cartesian Nightmare 

“Ask a philosopher a question” booth
Engage in conversation with other participants, guest speakers and members of the public.
Screening of Manji’o Cho’o, by Kalie Granier, in IAS Gallery Screening Room 


The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required through this link.


Intitute of Arts and Sciences (UCSC Museum)
100 panetta ave
santa cruz, 95062 United States
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