Balter talks about the origins of art and symbolism

Tomorrow, Monday May 11, I will be one of the keynote speakers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Ninth Annual Colloquium on Teaching and Learning. My topic: "What Made Humans Modern: The Origins of Art and Symbolism." If anyone is in Troy, New York, they might stop in and see if any seats are still available. To see a list of all the speakers and the program, click on the link.

The colloquium will be held in the RPI's new Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), located on the edge of the Rensselaer campus overlooking the city of Troy (and the Hudson River Valley.) This is apparently an architectural marvel and you can get some more views of it here; and you can see a sped-up view of its construction and other info here.

Photo: Chuck Choi

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