Wednesday April 5, (8pm in the Main Lecture Hall) we will host Dan Driscoll and Jason Fitzgerald at a screening of the film 'Anomalisa,' the stop motion masterpiece written and co-directed by Charlie Kaufman. 'Anomalisa' was one of the first feature length stop motion films to be crowdfunded through Kickstarter and went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Dan was the Animation Director on the film and Jason was a Lead Puppet Fabricator. They will discuss the process of bringing 'Anomalisa' to life and take some questions after the screening.
Come one, come all. We hope to see you there!
Dr. Richard Connor, Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, will speak on his long-term research program on a unique population of Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Most of his work has focused on alliances formed by adult males in competition over estrus females. These alliances are remarkable for their complexity, with three nested levels that have no match outside of our own species. His research has important implications for current thinking about the role complex social relationships had in the evolution of large brain size and intelligence in mammals.
Come join us at Thorpe House on the Hampshire Farm, April 5th, @ 6 PM for the first Farmer Talk starring Susan Pincus. Susan is the owner of Sawmill Herb Farm and is passionate about creating a perennial system for growing high quality medicinal herbs. You'll find her out in the fields with the interns or foraging in the woods and meadows for edible and medicinal plants. Sawmill Herb Farm is wholeheartedly committed to sustainable land-stewardship and providing top quality organically grown healing plants to the local community. She has knowledge to share, (and so do you) so come listen & ask & learn with us.