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    • Thomas Krens lecture "The arts and culture in the 21st century"

    • Art museums; Art--Exhibition techniques; Art and society; Architecture, Modern
    • Features Guggenheim Worldwide director Thomas Krens, who discusses the history and functions of art museums and changes that may help museums to better meet the requirements of contemporary society and modern art. He draws extensively on his...
    • Peter Benson lecture "Healthy community, healthy youth"

    • Child rearing; Community life
    • Features Search Institute president Peter Benson, who gives recommendations on how to create a society which produces healthy youth. He criticizes the extreme age-segregation in contemporary society and emphasizes the importance of community and...
    • Alan Arkin lecture "Acting and creativity"

    • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.); Acting
    • Actor/director/writer Alan Arkin discusses his view of the role of creativity in relationship to society, especially as it relates to acting. Concludes with a time of questions and answers. Recorded during the UniverCity 1990 Conference at Ball...
    • Cornel West lecture addressing community and democracy

    • West, Cornel--Political and social views; Conduct of life; Ethics; Democracy;
    • Features African American social activist, author, philosopher, and distinguished professor Cornel West, who discusses what it means to be human and advocates combining the Socratic spirituality of genuine questioning of self and society and the...
    • Betty Edwards lecture "New ways to look at creative thinking"

    • Cerebral hemisphere; Creative thinking; Creative ability
    • Dr. Betty Edwards, Director of the Center for the Educational Applications of Brain Hemisphere Research, California State University, Long Beach, discusses the differences between the left and right brain and the need for both. Focuses on the...
    • James Burke lecture "Mechanisms of change : do lemons whistle?"

    • Change; Social change; Technology and civilization; Technology--Social aspects
    • British author and broadcaster James Burke explores the restraints of context and knowledge upon change, particularly social change, then discusses the ways by which change occurs, during a lecture given for Ball State University UniverCity '90. He...
    • James Burke lecture "Axmakers of the twenty-first century"

    • Science and civilization; Science--Social aspects; Technology and civilization; Technology--Social aspects; Event history analysis;
    • James Burke, Great Britain's foremost commentator on science and technology, maintains that history is the result of "nudges"--Small events which trigger monumental chain reactions that in turn determine the course of mankind. Beginning with the...

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