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Book Launch Event: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

More than Meets the Eye: The Videos of Tran, T. Kim-Trang
Book Launch Event

Thursday, October 27 | 4:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Digital Tool Shed, Claremont Colleges Library

This born-digital Scalar book reflects on the extensive body of video-based work created by Tran T. Kim-Trang, internationally recognized media artist and Professor of Art at Scripps College. It collects essays from leading figures in the media arts community, who offer nuanced assessment of the work, and it promises to jumpstart a conversation about the relevance of video as a form of critical authoring, a practice undertaken at a moment when the tools were in their infancy, but shared now at a time when authoring in media has never been more accessible nor the ability to disseminate one's ideas through video more possible.

Join us for a reception to celebrate the launch of More than Meets the Eye. Presenters include:
Michelle Dizon, Artist and Educator
Lucas Hilderbrand, UC Irvine
Jesse Lerner, Pitzer College
David Lloyd, UC Riverside
Tran, T. Kim-Trang, Scripps College

Refreshments will be served. For more information: Ashley Sanders | (909) 607-0894 | Ashley_Sanders@cuc.claremont.edu

View the book online here: http://scalar.usc.edu/works/more-than-meets-the-eye-the-videos-of-tran-t-kim-trang/index

Join CCL librarians at the 11th Annual Archives Bazaar

The 11th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will be held this Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USC Doheny Library. This event celebrates Los Angeles history as seen through the collections of archivists and enthusiasts throughout the region. A broad array of institutions and archives will have experts on hand to show off their collections and answer questions--from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Los Angeles Public Library to private collectors whose materials fill the gaps left in the region's history.

In addition to the wealth of information on display from exhibitors, day-long programming will feature workshops and demonstrations on the archiving and preservation of photographs and scrapbooks; a program on how to research historical information about Los Angeles; a presentation on the worst ever man-made disaster in Southern California; and, in this year celebrating the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's book Utopia, a discussion on how L.A. is often associated with the fictional land, despite such intractable problems as gridlock, drought, homelessness, and income inequality.

Claremont library patrons may be especially interested in the presentation on "Researching L.A. 101," co-facilitated by CCL's own Western Americana Manuscripts librarian, Lisa L. Crane. The presentation will give attendees a detailed overview of how and where to start, including basic research tips useful for anyone working with primary and secondary source material. Topics will include researching from home, visiting archives, the ins and outs of reading rooms, and more. "Researching L.A. 101" takes place from 9-10 a.m. as part of the Archives Bazaar programming.

For more information, visit http://laassubject.org/archives-bazaar

Volvelles - Movable Circles in Books

Do you like books with movable parts, like pop-up books? Volvelles are one of the oldest forms of movable parts in books. Visit Pictures & Conversations, the Special Collections blog, to learn more and see images from some of the books with volvelles in Special Collections.

Identity Politics and the 2016 Election Cycle: A Panel Discussion

With Vanessa Tyson (Assistant Professor of Politics, Scripps College); Najeeba Syeed (Associate Professor of Interreligious Education at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University); Nancy S.B. Williams (Associate Professor of Chemistry, Keck Science Department); and Wei-Chin Hwang (Professor of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College). Moderated by Nyree Gray (Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Civil Rights Officer, Claremont McKenna College).

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library

Policy issues related to immigration, education, human and civil rights, the criminal justice system, labor, war, and economics are hotly debated topics of the 2016 election campaigns. The impact of policies around these issues on this country's populace shed further light on the need for conversations on race, gender, socio-economic status, religion, and other markers of identity. As part of this Claremont Discourse series on the presidential election, this panel will address identity politics tied to the election and the impact of both campaign rhetoric and the potential outcome of the election on various communities within this country, including but not limited to Latino, African-American, Asian-American, immigrant, LGBTQ, and Muslim communities.

Co-sponsored by the Dean's Action Committee for Diversity and Inclusivity (DACDI) at the Claremont Colleges Library.

For more information, contact Adam Rosenkranz at (909) 607-3986 or adam_rosenkranz@cuc.claremont.edu.

Many previous Claremont Discourse Lectures are available for viewing in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library.

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