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February 2021

Online Video Keynote: Eryk Salvaggio, “Nobody is Always Watching You: From Big Brother to Big Data”

February 3 - February 10
Eryk Salvaggio

George Orwell’s novel 1984 imagined a future where language was severely constrained and all technology was oriented to state surveillance. In this recorded online discussion, Eryk Salvaggio uses Orwell's book to explore historic relationships between truth, surveillance and artificial intelligence technology today. Artist, researcher…

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Online Live Discussion of 1984 with Eryk Salvaggio

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eryk Salvaggio Discussion

Join Eryk Salvaggio for a live online discussion of George Orwell's 1984 and modern surveillance technology hosted on Zoom by the New Commons Project.

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Online Video Keynote: Grace Gipson, Dungeons & Dragons

February 24 - March 3
Dungeons & Dragons

Join Dr. Grace Gipson (Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University) for an exploration of Dungeons & Dragons' complex relationship with individual identity. This prerecorded keynote address will be available on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

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March 2021

Online Live Discussion of Dungeons & Dragons with Grace Gipson

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grace Gipson

Join Dr. Grace Gipson for a live online discussion of Dungeons & Dragons' relationship with individual identity hosted on Zoom by the New Commons Project.

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Online Live Keynote and Discussion: Daphne Brooks, A Seat at the Table

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daphne Brooks

Join Dr. Daphne Brooks (Professor of African American, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University and author of the forthcoming Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound) for a live online lecture and…

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April 2021

Online Video Keynote: Elizabeth Donaldson, “The Yellow Wallpaper”

April 14 - April 21
The Yellow Wallpaper

Join Dr. Elizabeth Donaldson (Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology and editor of Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health) for an examination of the depiction of Mentall Illness in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." This prerecorded keynote…

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Online Live Discussion of “The Yellow Wallpaper” with Elizabeth Donaldson

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elizabeth Donaldson

Join Dr. Elizabeth Donaldson for a live online discussion of mental illness in "The Yellow Wallpaper" hosted on Zoom by the New Commons Project.

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September 2021

Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World

September 1 - September 30
Christina's World Calendar

Fall 2021 programming for the New Commons Project kicks off with an examination of Andrew Wyeth's stunning 1948 painting, Christina's World.

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October 2021

David Bowie, “Life on Mars?”

October 1 - October 31
Life on Mars Calendar

The New Commons Project's October 2021 events will explore David Bowie's classic "Life on Mars?" (released on his 1971 album, Hunky Dory).

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November 2021

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

November 1 - November 30
Death of a Salesman Calendar

Arthur Miller's dramatic deconstruction of the American Dream, Death of a Salesman (1949), will take center stage in the New Commons Project in November 2021.

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December 2021

Jordan Peele, Get Out

December 1 - December 31
Get Out Calendar

Jordan Peele's Oscar-nominated 2017 horror film that critiques racism in America, Get Out, will provide the foundation for New Commons Project events in December 2021.

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January 2022

Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis

January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2022
Persepolis Calendar

New Commons Project programming for January 2022 focuses on Marjane Satrapi's landmark graphic novel about growing up during the Iranian Revolution of the 1970s, Persepolis.

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