THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9TH at 8PM
Lies: Illustrated Lecture and Science Improv with Science Exclamation Point
Science + Improv = !
Celebrate New York Super Week at The Morbid Anatomy Museum with an idiosyncratic mix of science & comedy devoted to the lies we tell ourselves about our brains and the lies our brains tell us about our lives (courtesy of doctored photos).
Two lectures will be given by NYU psychologist Peter Mende-Siedlecki and Columbia grad student Caitlin Shure, and Atlantic Tech editor Rose Eveleth.
Improv inspired by the lectures will be by Thank You, Robot and special guest team The Curfew.
$8. Get your tickets here.
Because who wouldn’t want to frighten the populace with an angry neon robot?
Built in 2012 by the art collective known as DOMA, Coloso was their entry in the Technopolis art and design event. The wire frame construction stands almost 150 feet tall and looks like a normal electricity pylon save for the shoulder spikes and the arms dangling at its sides. Neon lights are attached to a number of the beams so that at night, the whole thing lights up and is able to really shine. The chest area, or “heart” strobes and creates patterns while the robot’s face animates into various moods with smiles and winks.
(source: Doma via Atlas Obscura)
Teaser for curious Thank You, Robot news.
SCIENCE EXCLAMATION POINT is FRIDAY, AUG 15th @ 10:30pm.
Take a gander at who we have to give science talks!
ZOE EDELSTEIN is an infectious disease epidemiologist currently working for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as the Director of Research in the HIV Prevention Program. She received postdoctoral training at Columbia University and a PhD from University of Washington in Seattle.
MATTHEW HUTSON is a science writer who’s written for Wired, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. He’s a former editor at Psychology Today and is the author of “The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking.”
(Curated by Ben Lillie)
And then THE MANNEQUIN ROOM and THANK YOU, ROBOT will do improv sets based on those talks.
THIS IS TOMORROW!
Haven’t seen Thank You, Robot recently? This weekend is your chance.
THURSDAY (Aug 14) 10:30PM THIS Theater- IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY
FRIDAY (Aug 15) 10:30PM Under St Marks Theater - SCIENCE EXCLAMATION POINT
SUNDAY (Aug 17) 3:00PM Muchmore’s - SUMMER DAZE 2