Beyond Words | Tattoos And Perfume

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Tattoos And Perfume

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

TATTOOS AND PERFUME
Chandler Burr (4:28), Author, The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession (Random House, 2002) and The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York (Picador, 2009); Former Perfume Critic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Dominique Holmes (18:51), Tattoo Artist; Author, The Painted Lady: The Art of Tattooing the Female Body (Ryland Peters & Small, 2013)

Moderator: Diana Sorensen RI '11, James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

PANEL DISCUSSION (33:19)
AUDIENCE Q&A (41:31)

Beyond Words | Animal Communication

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Animal Communication

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

ANIMAL COMMUNICATION
Richard O. Prum (3:33), William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Zarin Machanda (18:34), Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University

Moderator: Aniruddh D. Patel, 2018–2019 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Psychology, Tufts University

PANEL DISCUSSION (35:13)
AUDIENCE Q&A (39:13)

Beyond Words | Social Robots

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Social Robots

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

SOCIAL ROBOTS
Susan C. Bennett (1:48), Original Voice, Apple's Siri; Voice Actor

Noelle LaCharite (11:57), Lead of Developer Experience for Applied AI, Microsoft

Cynthia Breazeal (26:53), Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences in the MIT Media Lab and Codirector of the Center for Future Storytelling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Founder and Chief Scientist, Jibo, Inc.

Moderator: Elena Leah Glassman, Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

PANEL DISCUSSION (44:58)
AUDIENCE Q&A (50:50)

Beyond Words | Keynote: “Fashioning Identity” | Valerie Steele

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Keynote: “Fashioning Identity”, Valerie Steele

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

KEYNOTE: FASHIONING IDENTITY
Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

AUDIENCE Q&A (30:17)

The Reproducibility Crisis in Historical Perspective | Nicole C. Nelson

March 19, 2019
The Reproducibility Crisis in Historical Perspective by Nicole C. Nelson

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Nicole C. Nelson RI '19 encourages both scholarly and public discussions about notions of scientific fact in the wake of a recent phenomenon wherein scientists have found many supposedly stable findings to be difficult to replicate upon subsequent investigation.

Liturgy Matters | Katie Bugyis

March 19, 2019
Liturgy Matters by Katie Bugyis

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Katie Bugyis RI '19 shares research from her current book project, "Liturgy Matters: Benedictine Women's Communities in Medieval England," which reclaims the materiality of Benedictine nuns' liturgical practices by viewing these women as "technologists" who transformed—and were transformed by—their sensual engagement with the objects they created, acquired, handled, and treasured.

Are Koreans Human? | Min Jin Lee

March 1, 2019
Are Koreans Human? by Min Jin Lee

The author Min Jin Lee RI '19 asks, "Who are the modern Koreans, and what do they care about?" To answer this enormously complex question, Lee explores the will of Koreans to survive and flourish as global citizens, their enduring faith in education, and the costs of such a quest and what it may mean to the larger world they seek to engage. She explains that when she's writing, she isn't just writing about Koreans, education, or the diaspora—she's writing about humans.

Min Jin Lee (7:21), 2018–2019 Catherine A. and Mary C. Gellert Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and New York Times best-selling author, Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing, 2017) and Free Food for Millionaires (Grand Central Publishing, 2007)

Introduced by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

DISCUSSANT:
Jeannie Suk Gersen (46:41), John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

This is the 2018–2019 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities.

Twins in Space | Brinda Rana

March 1, 2019
Twins in Space | Brinda Rana

Brinda Rana presents the findings of the NASA Twins Study, an integrated, multi-omic, molecular, physiological, and cognitive portrait of a pair of identical twin astronauts—one who spent a year in space while the other stayed on Earth to provide ground-control measures.

Brinda Rana, associate professor, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Introduced by Immaculata De Vivo, interim codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

This event is part of The Undiscovered Science Lecture Series.

Combating Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs | Gautam Dantas

February 28, 2019
Combating Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs by Gautam Dantas

Gautam Dantas presents "Combating Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs across Diverse Habitats," discussing how new genomic and computational technologies are enabling a deeper understanding of how antibiotics affect diverse microbiomes, including the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance across diverse habitats. These insights enable the design of novel diagnostics and therapeutics for maintaining healthy microbiomes and preventing and treating future infections.

Gautam Dantas, professor of pathology and immunology, biomedical engineering, and molecular microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Introduced by Sean T. O'Donnell, associate director of Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute

This event is part of The Undiscovered Science Lecture Series.

Choregie Project (New Music Theatre) BABA | Karmina Šilec

February 28, 2019
Choregie Project (New Music Theatre) BABA by Karmina Šilec

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Karmina Šilec RI '19 shares the simultaneous development of some of her projects, including a new music theater project inspired by Balkan women ("sworn virgins") who take a vow of chastity and live as men and a forthcoming book about the concept and method of Choregie.

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