Lehman College hosts shows, concerts and cultural activities throughout October



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Lehman College hosts a number of performances, concerts and cultural activities throughout the year. Events are open to the public and admission is free, unless otherwise specified. Below is a list of what’s happening for the rest of October.

October 5

On Freedom and Forgiveness: A Conversation with Ray Hinton

The Office of Campus Life and the Lehman Reentry Committee welcome prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton, author of “The Sun Does Shine”. Hinton survived 30 years on Alabama death row. Its story is a decades-long journey towards freedom and freedom. In 2018, he published his book which was shortlisted for the Oprah’s Book Club and is a New York Times bestseller. This event takes place on Tuesday October 5th 5:30 p.m. RSVP for this online presentation at CLUBS.LEHMAN.EDU.

October 5

Eye Tracking and UX Research to Inform Design: Jennifer Romano

Jennifer Romano is a researcher and user experience (UX) manager at Google and is an established leader in the UX field. His research specialties include usability, eye tracking, survey design, experimental design, and cognitive aging. Eye tracking is a unique technology that allows UX researchers to study eye movements to better understand how people perceive information.

In this talk, Romano will discuss what eye tracking adds to studies, use real-world examples where eye tracking has been used to inform design, and discuss how eye tracking can reveal information to particular populations, such as the elderly. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 5 at 1 p.m.

October 5 – 26

“The Eyes Have It”: Sara Little Turnbull’s Annual Guest Designer Speaker Series

The annual Sara Little Turnbull Visiting Designer speaker series, a program that aims to attract more women and minorities to design, resumes this fall with a six-speaker program, “The Eyes Have It”. The series will focus on design and the eye, both human and technological, to examine the themes of visualization, technological mediation, perception and surveillance as pressing societal issues.

The presentations take place online every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and are moderated by David Schwittek, Assistant Professor of Digital Media & Graphic Design in the Art Department at Lehman College. Click on here save.

12 october

The Dark Database: Facial recognition and its “failure” to register: Dennis Delgado

Dennis Delgado is an artist and visual arts teacher born in the South Bronx whose work examines the ideologies of colonialism and their historical presence in the present moment. Whether working with video games, drone footage, or viewing historic sites (like the Bronx Zoo), his practice reflects Eurocentric perspectives present in popular institutions and in American visual culture.

The Dark Database: facial recognition and its “failure” at registration examines the Dark Database project, which is examining the presence of darkness in facial recognition systems. It recognizes systems favoring Caucasian skin as the central definition of skin tone. This event takes place on Tuesday, October 12 at 1 p.m.

12 october

Latinx Researchers and Research

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the CUNY Institute for Health Equity will host panel discussions on the research and leadership of key organizations. Discuss professional trajectories and the impact of their scholarship on communities and populations. Panel Chairs: Fernando Delgado, President of Lehman College, and Juan DelaCruz, Director of the Institute of Mexican Studies at CUNY. This event takes place on Tuesday, October 12 at 11:30 a.m. here.

October 15 – 16

OPEN BORDERS: TRANSLATION AND ITS DANGERS: A virtual conference exploring the advantages and dangers of translation across genres, theory and post-colonialism. Organized by Professors Lehman Alexandra Coller and Amin Erfani, Department of Languages ​​and Literatures, this virtual conference via Zoom includes a presentation on October 15 at 4 p.m. by Christopher Winks of Queens College – CUNY and other speakers from around the world.

The conference is sponsored by the School of Arts & Humanities at Lehman College and the doctoral programs in French, Italian, Spanish and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center at City University of New York. Click on to see the full conference program.

Friday October 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join via Zoom link

Meeting ID: 885 9621 3576, Access Code: 314933

Saturday October 16 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Join via Zoom link

Meeting number: 821 5220 1458, access code: 810549

October 19

Peep-o-rama and other adventures in the perception of the 21st century: Carla Gannis

Carla Gannis is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, speaker and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She produces works that examine the bizarre complications between grounded and virtual reality, nature and artifice, science and science fiction in contemporary culture. She is known for combining digital imagery with well-known works of art such as her 2013 emoji version of the painting by Hieronymus Bosch The Garden of Earthly Delights.

His work has been featured in exhibitions, screenings and publications around the world and has been featured in Wired and Fast business. This event takes place on Tuesday, October 19 at 1 p.m.

October 26

Surveillance, Subversion and Seduction: Zach Blas

Zach Blas is an assistant professor, artist, filmmaker, and writer whose practice spans moving image, computation, theory, performance, and science fiction.

Blas addresses the materiality of digital technologies while bringing out the philosophies and imaginaries hidden in artificial intelligence, biometric recognition, predictive policing, airport security, the Internet and biological warfare. He has exhibited, lectured and organized screenings in international venues including the de Young Museum, Tate Modern, Walker Art Center, Gwangju Biennale 2018, 68th Berlin International Film Festival, Matadero Madrid, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. This event takes place on Tuesday, October 26 at 1 p.m.

As reported, Lehman College just hosted the New York International Book Fair from October 3-5. The sessions can still be viewed online. Check out our story for more information.

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