The New York University Bookstore will host events in March featuring a book reading (March 8), poetry readings (March 7 & March 24), the authors of Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest (March 22), and more.
The New York University Bookstore will host events in March featuring a book reading (March 8), poetry readings (March 7 & March 24), the authors of Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest (March 22), and more at its 726 Broadway location (between Astor Place and Washington Place).
Events are free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. For more information, call 212.998.4667 or go to www.bookstores.nyu.edu. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
Wednesday, March 2, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Travels with Harley: Journeys in Search of Personal and National Identity by Christopher Holshek
His 30-year military career ending, Army Civil Affairs colonel Christopher Holshek takes off on his Harley-Davidson for an 8,000-mile adventure across the United States. Inspired by John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, he goes to find out what it means to be an American in today’s world.
The event is sponsored by the Masters Program in International Relations at NYU.
Monday, March 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Poetry/performance reading with Timothy Tomlinson & Omar Musa
Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and a clinical assistant professor in Liberal Studies at NYU. He is the author of Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse. Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He is the former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam. He has released three hip hop albums, two poetry books, and his debut novel is Here Come the Dogs.
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Book reading with Wayne Hoffman and Scott Alexander Hess
Wayne Hoffman is the author of three novels. His newest book, An Older Man, is a sequel to his debut novel, the newly re-released Hard; both are published by Bear Bones Books. He is also the author of the Stonewall Book Award-winning Sweet Like Sugar, published by Kensington Books, as well as a contributor to several anthologies. Hoffman is also a journalist: executive editor of Tablet Magazine, his cultural reporting has appeared in the Washington Post, Village Voice, The Nation, The Forward, and The Advocate.
Scott Alexander Hess blogs for The Huffington Post and his writing has appeared in Genre Magazine, The Fix, and elsewhere. Hess co-wrote Tom in America, an award-winning short film starring Sally Kirkland and Burt Young. The Butcher’s Sons is his third novel, named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015.
Tuesday, March 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum, authors of Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest
With Obfuscation, Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum offer us ways to fight today’s pervasive digital surveillance–the collection of our data by governments, corporations, advertisers, and hackers. To the toolkit of privacy protecting techniques and projects, they propose adding obfuscation: the deliberate use of ambiguous, confusing, or misleading information to interfere with surveillance and data collection projects. Brunton is assistant professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the author of Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (MIT Press).
Nissenbaum is professor of Media, Culture, and Communication and Computer Science at NYU Steinhardt and is also director of the Information Law Institute at NYU’s School of Law.
Thursday, March 24, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Inside Outside/ Faculty-Alumni Poetry Reading
Sponsored by the SPS/McGhee Writing Program @ NYU
Michael Collins' poems have received Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in more than 40 journals and magazines. Harbor Mandala (Finishing Line, 2015) is his second chapbook.
Gretchen Primack's second book of poetry is Doris' Red Spaces (Mayapple Press, 2014).
Mary Lou Buschi is author of the poetry collection Awful Baby (Red Paint Hill, 2015).
Thursday, March 31, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Joseph Mazur. Author of Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence
In Fluke, Joseph Mazur offers us proof of the inevitability of the sublime and the unexpected. He has written a book that will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered how all of the tiny decisions that happen in our lives add up to improbable wholes. Mazur is an emeritus professor of mathematics at Marlboro College and the author of four other popular mathematics books.