Organizers sought for next Ig Nobel event
Organizers are sought to help produce the 10th Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, which honors individuals whose achievements “cannot or should not be reproduced.” Likely the worlds largest science-humor celebration, the event will be held at Sanders Theatre in early October and will be broadcast live over the Internet. In addition to awarding the prizes, the event will feature a mini-opera about intelligence and a debate to establish who is the most intelligent person in the world. Anyone interested in participating should contact Marc Abrahams, editor of The Annals of Improbable Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or at (617) 491-4437.
Libraries demonstrate HOLLIS replacement
The Harvard University Library will hold a public demonstration of a potential replacement system for the HOLLIS catalog on Wednesday, May 17, in two locations. Representatives of Ex-Libris will present Aleph, a Web-based library catalog, in the Lamont Forum Room, Lamont Library, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and in the Minot Room, Countway Library of Medicine, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome. For more information, call (617) 495-3724.
Office for the Arts to launch online public art show
The Office for the Arts (OFA) is sponsoring a public art show produced by Harvard students and New York artist Kristin Lucas. The show will be launched on May 4 on the World Wide Web at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~pubart.
“The Internet is a lot more than shopping carts and online investing,” said Cathy McCormick, director of programs at the OFA. “Students know its research capacity, but our idea was to introduce them to its potential as an artists medium.”
The art project created by Lucas and the students considers how invisible technologies are embedded in culture. For more information, contact Teil Silverstein or Cathy McCormick at the OFA, (617) 495-8676.