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August 2019

Emperors of the Deep: Sharks—The Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians

August 6, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Filmmaker and author William McKeever will discuss his latest book, Emperors of the Deep, and present a special 20-minute preview of his new documentary film of the same name.

This event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books and the Linda Hall Library.

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Analog Computation in a Digital World: Understanding the Place of a Bygone Technology in Contemporary Science

August 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Corey Maley, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, will discuss how research into the history of analog computers allows us to understand computation in a non-digital way. This broader understanding of computation helps make sense of contemporary claims about the computational nature of the mind and brain.

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September 2019

How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

September 16, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Randall Munroe, New York Times bestselling author of What If? will be in conversation about his new hardcover, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems. For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach, offering a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.

A Rainy Day Books Author Event co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library.

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The Evolution of the Human Form

September 18, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States

For centuries, the human form has been the subject of intense exploration by artists. Now science has extended the field for such work by revealing the human form’s precursors, and how these puzzle pieces fit to reveal the human form’s coming-to-be.

A meet-and-greet book signing will immediately follow the lecture. Copies of John Gurche's latest book, Lost Anatomies, will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Rainy Day Books.

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October 2019

Surveying the Anthropic Sublime: A Conversation Between Photographer Michael Light and Jane Aspinwall

October 10, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Celebrated landscape photographer and bookmaker Michael Light focuses on the environment and how contemporary American culture relates to it. Jane Aspinwall, Associate Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, has worked with the Hallmark Photographic Collection since 1999 and was the first member of the Photography department at the Nelson-Atkins after the Hallmark collection was gifted in 2005. This program is the opening event of the exhibition, Then and Now: Then and Now: Photography and the Printed Image.

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