April 01, 2010

Discovery's "Time Warp" Host Comes to Case Western Reserve on April 5

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Imagine how campus would look like if everyone moved from class to class at a snail's pace?

Find out how things in this world look at a different speed in time during the one-of-a-kind multimedia event with polymath Jeff Lieberman, the exciting host of The Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."

He will bring to Case Western Reserve University his eclectic brand of art, science, music and robotic sculpture and give the free, public talk, sponsored by CWRU's College Scholars Program and the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts of Sciences, on Monday, April 5, at 5 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium on the south quad of Case Western Reserve University.

The MIT scientist and teacher, Lieberman joins his co-host, digital imaging expert Matt Kearney in Time Warp programs. to use technology to see and understand wonders of the world through the use of high-speed cameras that transform ordinary events such as a cat licking its paw or an egg dropping and breaking in artistic and awe-inspiring moments.

The College Scholars students selected Lieberman, 30, as this year’s speaker.

"He has wide appeal to students from the different majors," said Linda Ehrlich, College Scholars Program director.

Lieberman has Bachelor of Science degrees in science and mathematics and two master's degrees. At MIT's Media Lab, he has created a Cyberflora installation, described as a robotic flower garden that senses and responds to people in a lifelike manner, and the Motor Learning Robotic Wearable Suit that teaches motor skills like dancing and sports.

Away from his studies, the Renaissance man is a musician (drums, saxophone and piano) and plays in the band Gloobic, an inventor "of robotic-related stuff" and artist of technological sculptures.

For more information, visit Lieberman's Web site and view some of his time warp videos.

For more information contact Susan Griffith, 216.368.1004.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, April 1, 2010 09:39 AM | News Topics: College Scholars, Events, Lectures/Speakers, news

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