We've Got Game:
Tom Dusenberry, a North Shore businessman who has participated in $3 billion in games businesses, will speak on the importance of the North Shore in the games industry, the evolution of games, and the areas in which they are used for business, community and social engagements today.
Dusenberry has been involved in the games industry for the past 30 years. He founded Dusenberry Entertainment and is a former CEO of Hasbro Interactive, Games.com and Atari. He is closely associated with great games such as Frogger, Star Wars, Roller Coaster Tycoon, NASCAR, Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit. His career focus in consumer electronics and media content applications includes electronic games, video console games, mobile games, internet games, wireless entertainment, FLASH animation, social networking, consumer robots, interactive toys, app toys and bio-mechnical/emotion-based entertainment.
Co-presented by the Salem Athenæum and Montserrat College of Art.
Diplomacy in Black and White
From 1798 to 1801, during the Haitian Revolution, President John Adams and Toussaint Louverture, leader of the Haitian revolution, forged diplomatic relations. Diplomacy in Black and White is the first book on the Adams-Louverture alliance. Historian and former diplomat Ronald Angelo Johnson details the aspirations of the Americans and Dominguans--two revolutionary peoples. Leaders of both governments established multiracial relationships amid environments dominated by slavery and racial hierarchy. Diplomacy in Black and White reflects the capacity of leaders from disparate backgrounds to negotiate political and societal constraints to make lives better for the groups they represent.
Co-presented by the Salem Athenæum and the Pickering House.
Pop Art Series
Although Warhol is the best known among Pop artists, others are equally interesting. We will explore works by Warhol's contemporaries, including Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist.
What about women Pop artists? Art historians have recently begun to identify and research the women of Pop. This leture will include a discussion of their work as well, including Chryssa, Rosalyn Drexler and Faith Ringgold.Cynthia Fowler currently serves as Chair of the Department of Art and an Associate Professor of Art at Emmanuel College. Her area of specialty is American art from the first half of the 20th century. Her scholarship focuses on American women artists and craft production from this time period. She has also written on American Indian art and the relationship between American modernist art and Catholicism.
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The Great Novellas
The novella is a challenging form, combining the scope of the novel and the concision of the short story. We will read and discuss six of the masterpieces of the form from the 19th and 20th centuries: Benito Cerino by Herman Melville, The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy, A Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Miss Lonely Hearts by Nathaniel West, Moon Lake by Eudora Welty, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers.
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