Elaine Richardson from
Cleveland will discuss
being a woman
in the age of hip hop
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will culminate a yearlong examination of the meaning of information in our society with the 2007 Humanities Week celebration called "Information Society," April 15-20. From a cell phone film contest and festival to noted speakers, movies, special exhibitions and online digital projects, the public can explore the many dimensions of the emerging information society.
Headliners include NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon"What To Do When the Information Revolution Is a Way of Life, Not a Dream" and Elaine Richardson who will talk about growing up African American, dealing with racism and gender and being a woman in the age of hiphop.
Heading the week's events will be several lectures:
The Baker-Nord Center and telecommunications giant Sprint will co-sponsor an award-winning short film festival of films made by Case, Cleveland Institute of Art and Cleveland Institute of Music students, faculty and staff. Film entries of four minutes or less composed on their cell phones will compete for a grand prize of $1,000, with additional awards for Best Amateur Student Film; Best Amateur Faculty or Staff Film, Best Art Student Film and Best Art Faculty Film.
For a full list of activities, visit http://www.bakernord.org.Many of the events are free, but all are open to the public.
Posted by: Paula Baughn, April 10, 2007 11:34 AM | News Topics: Campus Life, Collaborations/Partnerships, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Events, Lectures/Speakers, Technology
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