November 5, 2018
Don't Miss It!
Purdue's fifth Dawn or Doom conference will hear from Jaron Lanier, a well-known author and pioneer in virtual reality, as it considers the theme "Emerging Technology: Risks and Rewards." Lanier will speak at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 6). Lanier’s talk and Dawn or Doom are part of the Ideas Festival theme “Giant Leaps in Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, and Automation: Balancing Humanity and Technology.” Offering two additional Ideas Festival events touching on questions of what kind of world this will be, it's a stimulating week. Don't Miss It!
Exhibition opening: "Sentinel is Watching You: Björn Schülke" will display robokinetic sculpture with surveillance and interactive features. This exhibition is in conjunction with the Dawn or Doom conference. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday (except holidays). Reception and artist's comments at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Purdue Galleries
Purdue's Dawn or Doom conference will take up the theme "Emerging Technology: Risks and Rewards" in considering the effects of increases and advances in high technology. All day. Monday keynote: Nicholas Carr, author, on how the internet is making people stupid, at 5:30-6:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Tuesday keynote: Jaron Lanier, author of "Who Owns the Future?" and coiner of the term "virtual reality" on "The Concept of AI Harms the Technologies Created Under Its Banner." 5:30-6:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Schedule | Ideas Festival
"What If You Could Disappear From the Internet?" Student debaters from Purdue and Indiana University will tackle issues of information vulnerability and how to avoid it. This is an event of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. This debate will address the Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Automations theme, one of four themes of the Ideas Festival. 4-5:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. News release
Bill Nye the Science Guy, former TV scientist, also inventor, author, CEO of the Planetary Society, will speak in the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. This talk will address the Space: Earth, Exploration, Economics theme, one of four themes of the Ideas Festival. 7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: general, $15; Purdue students and anyone under 18, $10. News release
Purdue's annual Veterans Day ceremony will include songs by the Purduettes, speakers, displays, memorial volleys. There's a reason it's the "memorial" union. 11 a.m. PMU, Great Hall and East Main Lounge.
"Next to Normal," a musical staged by Purdue Theatre and directed by Kristine Holtvedt, will have its opening night. This multiple winner of top awards looks steadily but compassionately, using a rock music score, into the members of a family coping with manic depression. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 14, 15, 16, 17; also at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 18. Tickets: public, $21.50; student, $14.50; senior (62+), $17.50. Theatre season
The Westerlies, a brass quartet known for its eclectic blend including jazz, roots, rock and chamber music, will visit Purdue. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $15-$20. Pre-show discussion with composer, jazz pianist, and music educator Judd Danby at 7 p.m. in PMU, 1869 Tap Room. News release | Event
"Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries" will multiply the family fun by adding theatre, technology and math together. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $10-$15. Pre-show fun with magical math activities at 2 p.m. in STEW, west lobby. News release | Event
A PEEK AHEAD
Gabriel Royal, cellist and subway busker, will be artist-in-residence, giving four shows in two days in not-your-typical venues and demonstrating his inclination to contemporary pop. Free. News release | Event
The Purduettes will offer a fun glimpse into their vocal quality during a public rehearsal. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. PMU, Great Hall. PMO
"Next to Normal," a musical staged by Purdue Theatre and directed by Kristine Holtvedt, will continue its run. This multiple winner of top awards looks steadily but compassionately, using a rock music score, into the members of a family coping with manic depression. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 17; also at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets: public, $21.50; student, $14.50; senior (62+), $17.50. Theatre season
All of Purdue's jazz bands in concert means a lot of jazz hands and pleased ears. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free. Bands & Orchestras events
Purdue's Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will rouse, soothe and generally entertain their audience in a fall concert. 2:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Bands & Orchestras events
SPORTS IN SEASON
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Football | Tickets
Women's volleyball | Tickets
Cross country | No home events in 2018
Men's swimming and diving | Free admission | Information for attending
Women's swimming and diving | Free admission | Information for attending
Men's basketball | Tickets
Women's basketball | Tickets
Wrestling | Free admission | Information for attending
These and other events, plus other timely information, are listed in the Purdue Today calendars under "Events" under the Campus News pulldown at www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday.