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Toneburst Electroextravaganza

From the CFA:

The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, teams up with Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht to present a series of works involving live-electronics and the Memorial Chapel organ. The concert will feature world premieres by Linda Buckley, Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron, and Jeff Snyder, as well as new works by ensemble members.

Date: Tuesday, May 9
Time: 9-10PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Listen to Trot Fox’s “Do You Realize?” with Lead Vocals from Claire Randall ’12

December was a somber time for many in the Wesleyan community in the light of news of Claire Randall ’12‘s untimely passing due to a horrific act of gun violence. Around a week ago, Nate Mondschein ’12 posted a public status on Facebook announcing the release of Trot Fox’s cover of The Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize?” The rendition is led by Claire as lead vocalist, and is truly a poignant reminder of the talents that she shared with so many.

Back in the spring of 2016, Claire, Nate, and other members of Trot Fox Gabe Gordon ’11 and Declan O’Connell recorded the first version of the cover during a one-day session at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn. The initial recording was recorded in a single take and, according to Nate, “Claire delivered what remains one of the most honest, astonishingly powerful performances I have ever heard her give.”

The final version of the “Do You Realize” was produced after Claire’s passing, with the help of 30 of her friends and family.

More Than Pretty Pictures

Joli Holmes ’17 writes in:

Felice Frankel, a Science Photographer and Research Scientist from MIT, will present a lecture entitled:

More Than Pretty Pictures
Monday May 1, 4:15pm Shanklin 107

Her presentation will describe how images can convey science to other scientists and to the broader public.

Felice Frankel’s images have been featured in international publications including National Geographic, Nature, Science, Newsweek, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, and Popular Science. Her work has been profiled in the New York Times, Wired, LIFE Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, NPR’s All Things Considered & Science Friday. She exhibits throughout the United States and in Europe, including MOMA’s exhibition, “Design and the Elastic Mind”.

Please come to join a feast for the eyes and mind.

In addition, there will also be a Tuesday workshop where students develop their own visualization work. Workshop signup is here!

Date: Monday, May 1
Time: 4:15-5:15PM
Place: Shanklin 107

Donate to the Flint Water Fund, Get a FREE STICKER

From Rho Ep:

Flint still needs our help! Rho Epsilon Pi is collecting donations (cash or venmo @rhoepsilonpi) to support the Flint Water Fund. In return for your donation (anything above $1), you will receive a NICE STICKER designed by our own Ali Armino ’18.

Date: Monday, May 1 through Thursday, May 4
Time: 7-10PM
Place: Exley Lobby in the back, near Tischler Hall

CFILM Written Theses Presentations

From the Film Department:

The College of Film and the Moving Image will host presentations of the Class of 2017?s written theses on Sunday, April 30; Tuesday, May 2; and Wednesday, May 3 in the Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies.

Sunday, April 30: Screenplay presentations will start at 4:00 p.m., and Television Pilot presentations will begin at 7 p.m. There will be a reception during the intermission.

Tuesday, May 2: History Theory presentations will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3: The Film Criticism presentation starts at 5:00 p.m.

Production Theses will screen May 12 and May 13 – more information to follow.

Come support the hard work of our C-FILM seniors! These events are free and open to the public.

Date: Sunday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 3
Time: 4PM and 7PM (Sunday); 5PM (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Place: Center for Film Studies

PHOTOS: Doggo Meet and Greet!

“Today is the best day of my life”

Woodframe CAs Sara Dean ’17, Josh Prywes ’17, and Chris Ortega ’17  and Toys Koomplee ’17 put on a very good event today in the CFA green. The “Doggo Meet and Greet!” welcomed all the dogs of Wesleyan and their humans too for an hour of perfection. I was speechless the whole damn time pretty much. Read past the jump for a photo gallery:

Second Stage Presents: When We Can’t Tell What’s Human

From Second Stage:

Thursday, April 27th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Friday, April 28th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Saturday, April 29th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Malcolm X House Basement

When We Can’t Tell What’s Human is a play that explores whether or not a “healthy relationship with food” is even possible. On a hot summer day in New York City, a food blogger meets a cab driver who’s intimately familiar with limited food access and the food industry’s exploitation of migrant workers. The blogger, whose marriage is falling apart, encounters the man’s own experience of abandonment and loss when she steps into his cab. A three-course meal will served during the show: each course setting the scene for the next act.

After the play, join us for a discussion about food and social justice issues with our guest panelists, including Professor Hatch, Professor Neyra Kim Thibodeau, and the Soulfull Project.

Link to the Facebook event.

Date: Thursday, April 27; Friday April 28; Saturday, April 29
Time: 7-8:30PM (Thursday and Friday); 6-7:30PM (Saturday)
Place: Malcolm X House Basement


Wescam launched last Thursday and although it’s only been 6 days since then, I haven’t entered a single public space on campus without overhearing the noun (Wescam), the verb (wescam), the preterite form of the verb (wescammed), the gerund (wescamming), the adjective (wescammy), and/or occasionally the adverb (wescamly). And, as I mentioned in my previous announcement post, we are doing a write in!

Our past write-ins have been some of our most viewed articles ever. The Orgasm Chronicles now has 41,890 views. WOW.

How this works: (1) Submit an anonymous entry to the Google form after the jump, (2) Make sure you tell us a Wescam story; you won’t be posted if this isn’t tangentially or totally Wescam related, (3) Tell your friends and wescams to write in! We don’t always get a high enough volume of quality entries to warrant a post, and that should not happen. So tell people to submit!