Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lecture: Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel, Monday, November 9

Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel: The Fascination with Jewish Tales
GSU Metcalf Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Avenue (2nd floor) 
7pm / free

Monday's talk in the Encounters series is titled  "In Our Own Time: The
Tragedy of the 'Saint Louis'".  Elie Wiesel is an active spokesman for peace
and human rights all over the world. He has worked on behalf of Soviet Jews,
the State of Israel, and Argentinian relatives of "the Disappeared." He has
spoken out for victims in Rwanda and Ethiopia, the Cambodian Boat people,
against apartheid in South Africa, in support of peace and human rights in
Central America as well as Kosovo, and most recently, on behalf of those in
the Darfur region of Sudan. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that due to
security concerns, all bags are subject to inspection upon entry. An open
forum with Elie Wiesel will follow the lecture.  

Monday, November 2, 2009

Event: Music Hack Day Boston, November 21 & 22

Where: Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Registration: You need to register in advance, but please arrive between Saturday 9-10am to collect your name badge from the Music Hack Day front desk



Interested in giving a lightning talk? Propose one here! Attendance at the rest of Music Hack Day is not required.
Voluntary admission fees and donations are now being accepted here

The main goal of Music Hack Day is to explore and build the next generation of music applications. It's a full weekend of hacking in which participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects. Music + software + hardware + art + the web. Anything goes as long as it's music related.
This event will mostly be spent hacking. Talks will be limited.
While we do plan to have some talks and entertainment at the event, we're mostly interested in people who want to make stuff. That said, the demos and talks on Sunday afternoon will be open to a broader audience. See the preliminary schedule for details.
Join us for Music Hack Day Boston on November 21-22.
The first ever Music Hack Day took place in London at The Guardian on July 11-12 2009. 200 people and 10 companies participated, including, the Echo Nest, SoundCloud, Songkick, RjDj and the BBC. Now we're bringing it across the pond. Let's make this one bigger and better!
Interested in sponsoring Music Hack Day Boston?