18 Thursday / April 18, 2019

TEDxBloomington Live: Bigger Than Us

12:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Switchyard Brewing Company

Join us for a live stream of TED2019 Vancouver! The conference costs thousands of dollars to attend, but we are bringing you the TED Talks live from Vancouver for free! Come in to watch a few on your lunch break, between classes, or after work! Bring your friends! Cheers!

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The political and technological turmoil of the past few years has had unexpected consequences: it’s causing us to ask bigger, deeper, more challenging questions. Like … where is this heading? What really matters? Is there more I should be doing? For TED in 2019, we’re joining that search for deeper meaning.

We’ll be exploring technologies that evoke wonder and tantalize with superhuman powers, mind-bending science that will drive the future as significantly as any politician, the design of cities and other powerful human systems that shape our lives, awe-inspiring, mind-expanding creativity and most of all, the inspiring possibilities that happen when we ask what ideas are truly worth fighting for, worth living for.

Civic Affairs / Eat and Drink / Education / Speakers

18 Thursday / April 18, 2019

Papermaking Workshop with Laura Post

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Wylie House's Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education Center

Join us for an opportunity to make paper and create art with IU faculty member and artist, Laura Post, at the museum’s Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education Center (next door to the museum). These workshops are part of her Diversity and Biodiversity of Indiana Project sponsored by IU’s Office of the Bicentennial. Three of her completed pieces are on exhibit at the Education Center through the month of April.

Workshop Description:

During this 2-part workshop, participants will learn to identify invasive plants, process them into pulp for papermaking, then make paper. Participants can attend Part 1 or Part 2, or both!

Part 1: Thursday, April 18, 5-7pm

We will examine the characteristics of various invasive plants of South Central Indiana. We will then turn the plants into paper pulp by steaming the bark, scraping it, cooking it, and beating it.

Part 2: Saturday, April 20, 1-4pm

We will use this pulp to make sheets of paper, as it has been done for centuries. We will also explore pulp painting, by combining different colors of plant materials to create designs and images.

Antiques / Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

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