General Public

The Line Graph and the Slave Ship: Rethinking the Origins of Data Visualization

In the world today, when we encounter a line graph or a pie chart, we tend to think of the role of visualization—if we think of it at all—as simply revealing the meaning of the data underneath. The reality, however, is that the act of visualizing data generates meaning in and of itself. In her talk, “The Line Graph and the Slave Ship,” Lauren Klein returns to the origins of modern data visualization in order to excavate this meaning.

Comedy Night with Karen Chee

Laugh and chat with comedian and Emmy-nominated writer Karen Chee on Thursday, April 6. Described as “unflinchingly cheery, happily ironic, [and] socially perceptive” (Harvard Magazine), Karen brings a young perspective and unique voice that draws her Korean-American heritage into her work.

YSC Session: Systematic Thinking Between Art and Science

Systems help artists, scientists, researchers, and scholars across disciplines organize their thoughts and the world around them—categorizing and sorting both concrete objects and abstract concepts. From symbolic languages to ethnography, from environmental surveying to the writing of Black history, how can visual art highlight different facets of this interdisciplinary approach?

Dream House Quartet

Join the Dream House Quartet—renowned pianists Katia & Marielle Labèque and guitarist-composers Bryce Dessner and David Chalmin—for a program that includes the North American premiere of Thom Yorke’s first classical composition, world premieres by Dessner and Chalmin, and works by Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and more.

“A Discussion with Dr. Nelson: Leveraging Your Career and Network for Personal Growth

In this workshop, Dr. Nelson will focus on the process of career change and the significance of fostering a sense of relatability while mentoring. Dr. Nelson will also expound upon his own personal development of growing beyond fastened labels or life tracks, thus allowing attendees to expound their professional development beyond their own constructed labels in order to manifest their own destinies. Lastly, the workshop will highlight the importance of being exposed to other cultures as this can foster further development through questioning our own way of thinking

YSC Session: Creative License - A Session with Change Agent Michael Abels

What role can art play in affecting seismic systemic change? Join composer and change agent Michael Abels, PhD candidate Collin Edouard, PhD candidate Rebecca Kuang, and Yale School of Music Director of Equity, Belonging, and Student Life Dr. Albert Lee in this Session. We invite you to share your experiences, and bring your questions about the opportunities for envisioning possible futures.

Lead Sessionists: Collin Edouard (PhD candidate), Michael Abels, Dr. Albert Lee, & Rebecca Kuang (PhD candidate)

YSC Session: Black Burnout - Educating Allies While Prioritizing Yourself

Black burnout is an epidemic that has yet to be remedied. Black students, faculty, and staff are often asked to take on the burden of educating their peers, advocating for the next generation, and are looked at as the voices of an entire community. How can we work to ensure that Black students, faculty, and staff prioritize themselves and prevent burnout?

Lead Sessionist: MiChaela Barker (MPH/MBA candidate)

Mondays at Beinecke - Lyric Thinking: Poetry in the World with Ayesha Ramachandran

This presentation will explore the Beinecke Library’s rich holdings in lyric poetry from literary traditions across the world in conjunction with the Model Research Collection on “Lyric Thinking,” currently on view in Bass Library.
Zoom webinar registration:
Mondays at Beinecke online talks focus on materials from the collections and include an opening presentation at 4pm followed by conversation and question and answer beginning about 4:30pm until 5pm.

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