Dienstag, Mai 10

The Future of Work: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Threatening Workers’ Livelihoods

Holtzbrinck Lecture 

In the US, Steven Hill explains, the sharing economy is accelerating toward a “freelance society,” wherein tens of millions of workers will find themselves with no regular jobs or steady work, lower pay, and a weaker safety net. Hill asks if the sharing economy might work better in a place like Germany, where the welfare state is more developed and a stronger tradition of labor unions and government regulation has fostered more broadly shared prosperity. »

Donnerstag, Mai 12

A Brief History of Women as Friends

Daimler Lecture in the Humanities 

In today’s culture, the bonds of female friendship are taken as a given, but only a few centuries ago the idea of female friendship was completely unacknowledged, even pooh-­poohed. Only men, the reasoning went, had the necessary qualities to develop and sustain such meaningful relationships. »

Samstag, Mai 14

Open Space with Brass

Inga Maren Otto Concert 

David Behrman will present four udpated compositions spanning multiple decades of his work: Runthrough was composed in 1967 for the Sonic Arts Union and featured home-made analog electronic instruments and flashlight-activated photocells. View Finder has roots in the analog synthesizer pieces of the early 1970s; in the current version, acoustic pitches played by performers using strings, winds, or voices are mixed into the electronic sound textures. »