25 Tuesday / September 25, 2018

Colour Balance: Race, Technologies, and “Intelligent Design”

01:00 pm to 02:15 pm
Hodge Hall, Kelley School of Business, room 2083

This lecture is part of the IU Black Film Center/Archive’s Lecture series “Before Representation: Examining Visual Technologies of Race, Media, and Meaning.” It is presented here in conjunction with the fall exhibition Out of Easy Reach at IU’s Grunwald Gallery.
Dr. Lorna Roth, Professor Emeritus, Communication Studies, Concordia University lectures and offers a workshop in which she examines the ways in which “skin colour has been imagined, embedded and colour-shifted over time in products and technologies.” Dr. Roth asks, “How do manufacturers and marketers of “flesh” colored products deal with the fact that we are not all Caucasian?” In 2009, Dr. Roth wrote that “until recently due to a light-skin bias embedded in colour film stock emulsions and digital camera design, the rendering of non-Caucasian skin tones was highly deficient….” Dr. Roth’s path-breaking concept of “cognitive equity” spurs us to think about equity at the level of inscribing wider dynamic range of skin tones into image technologies, products, and emergent practices in the visual industries.

Exhibits / Speakers

25 Tuesday / September 25, 2018

The Power of Gratitude, Using Collage to Create Impactful Thank You Notes

05:30 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

On Tuesday, September25th, beginning at 5:30p.m., The Venue will host a participatory demonstration and workshop lead by Michelle Martin-Colman, using collage with materials taken from various publications and magazines to create effective Thank You notes.
Recent and important studies have clearly demonstrated the important role Thank You notes can play in interpersonal communications. It has been revealed that a sincere thank you note rarely produces discomfort, and almost universally generates strong feelings of appreciation and gratitude in the recipient. A picture creates a thousand words, of appreciation.
Join Michelle Martin-Colman in learning to create collage thank you notes that will convey your genuine and sincere feelings, to be treasured by the lucky recipient, forever.
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Education / Entertainment / Speakers

25 Tuesday / September 25, 2018

Solarize Bloomington Info Session

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Bloomington City Hall, 401 N. Morton St.

Come to Bloomington City Hall on Tuesday, September 25, from 7:00-8:00 pm for a Solarize information session. After this, there is only one session left – on October 15. Waiting puts you and the installer at the mercy of unpredictable November and December weather. The September 25 session affords the best chance to get an installation completed in time to claim the 30 percent federal tax credit on your 2018 taxes.
RSVP at tinyurl.com/SolarizeBloomington2.
Thank you! SIREN/City of Bloomington Solarize Team

Civic Affairs

25 Tuesday / September 25, 2018

Tig Notaro

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Tig Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi, who Rolling Stone named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. Tig writes, produces and stars in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series, One Mississippi. Season 1 yielded several nominations including Writers Guild of America, GLAAD, and The Critic’s Choice Awards. Tig was also nominated for an Emmy and a Grammy for her 2016 HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted. She also receive GLAAD Award nominations for the Netflix Original Documentary Tig, and her memoir I’m Just a Person is a New York Times Bestseller.

In 2013, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, Live, which sold over 100,000 units in just six weeks. Live is a stand-up set delivered just days after Tig was diagnosed with invasive bilateral breast cancer, from which she is now in remission. Tig remains a favorite on late night talk shows, public radio, tours around the world regularly and most recently sold out Carnegie Hall. In her time off, Tig enjoys bird watching with her wife Stephanie, their twin sons, and cat Fluff, at home in Los Angeles.

Comedy / Entertainment / LGBT

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