The New York Institute for the Humanities and the Humanities Initiative at NYU
Present An All-Day
curated by Lawrence Weschler
with Jonathan Lethem, Tara Donovan, Robert Krulwich, Bill Morrison, Richard McGuire, Bob Sabiston, Lauren Redniss (Parsons Illustration Faculty), Wholphin, and others.
Saturday February 21, Noon till 9pm
Cantor Film Center at NYU, 36 East 8th Street
Free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-in basis
On Saturday, February 21, the NYIH will delve back into the roots of the modern Humanities in the sixteenth century’s Age of Marvels, when the sorts of disciplines that would eventually separate out into distinct Arts and the Sciences, as currently understood, still comingled promiscuously and sometimes well-nigh deliriously. For, as the curator of the day-long event, Lawrence Weschler (director of the Institute and the author, among others, of the Pulitzer-nominated Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders and the NBCC-Award-winning Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences) suggests, what with the expansion of the Web, the Net, and other such proliferating technologies, our current era is witnessing a similarly happy debauch of interpenetrating categories, a time when scientists and artists, fictionaros and filmmakers and historians and digital innovators all have a whole lot to say to each other.
Keep reading for a complete schedule of events!