Machine This Week: December 14th – 16th
Colin Dickey will tell tales of the Winchester Mystery House, the sprawling 161-room Victorian monstrosity in San Jose, CA, long considered the “world’s most haunted house.” Colin will discuss Sarah Winchester’s life and times, the Winchester repeating rifle, the rise of spiritualism in the 19th century, and why just about everything you know about her is wrong.
Join us for a reading of poetry and prose by Bay Area writers Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian. Dodie will be reading a piece on activism, poetry, and Tommy James & the Shondells. Kevin will be reading from a new novel Spreadeagle (Publication Studio) and some Christmas-type things.
Dorkbot SoCal is a monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students and other interested parties from the Los Angeles / Southern California area who are involved in the creation of electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term.) This round of presenters include Michael Kontopoulos, Joy Padiyar & Aaron Rasmussen.
In the effort to promote proper nutrition, Fontbron Academy is proud to present “No Nutritional Value: Introduction to Modern Food a free lecture designed to elucidate the student in the correct ways of healthy eating, safe dieting, and table manners. In the interest of providing students the best education possible, all relevant information has been gleaned from the annals of art history. Artists discussed will include: Janine Antoni, Sophie Calle, Paul Cotton, Karen Finlay, Allan Kaprow, Paul McCarthy, Adrian Piper, Carolee Schneemann, Jana Sterbak, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Zhu Yu, and many others.