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Augmented Abilities in the Virtual World

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

Technology can give you superpowers. Where literature and film often transport you into the imagination and world-building of a pre-defined plot, there exist spaces where you are in control of the narrative and can experiment with abilities far exceeding your capabilities in the physical world. Games, like World of Warcraft or Fortnite and the virtual […]

Gaming the Humanities, and Humanizing Games

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

Ashlyn Sparrow   Games are the largest cultural and entertainment forms of our time. Pre-Covid, thousands of players would gather in parks to play Pokemon Go or in large stadiums to see international teams play a game of League of Legends. These numbers have continued to grow with games like Animal Crossing: New Horizon, selling […]

Video Games: The Path to Positive Collective Engagement

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

Games, dev-jams, streams, and the culture surrounding them allow people to connect through formative and compelling shared experiences. In fact, over the past two years of unprecedented isolation, video games and the gaming community have helped millions around the world to stave off loneliness and improve their mental health through collaboration, cooperation, and competition. Of […]

Clark Esports Video Games Night – Just Dance and Mario Kart

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

Come show us your best moves in Just Dance! Toss some blue shells in Mario Kart! Spectators welcome. Feel free to hang out, have pizza, and watch the fun. Admission is free and open only to the Clark campus community. All guests are expected to comply with Clark’s most current vaccination and masking policies. Co-sponsored […]

The Fitchburg Art Museum and Community Service

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

In the 21st century, American art museums are facing new challenges that demand significant institutional change. To ensure ongoing relevance, museums are being asked to be more responsive to, and reflective of, their immediate communities. The Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts has become a leader in this work. Director and Clark University alumnus […]

Sponsored by: Higgins School of Humanities

In the Flesh: An Exhibit by Elli Crocker – Closes May 18

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

Prima Materia 1 Mind/body duality. The human place in the natural world. Clark University’s Elli Crocker (Studio Art) delves into these central motifs with her latest exhibit, In the Flesh, an evocation of the elemental connections that exist between the earth, the cosmos, and all living things. “Our living bodies are supported by the spirit […]

CANCELED: Let’s Talk About Sex

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

John Palella Nina Kushner Due to health concerns and current Clark University protocols, this event has been canceled. To say that “sex is everywhere” has long been a truism in critiques of contemporary culture. But what if we push beyond a sense of sex as an individualized, often private form of desire and instead contemplate […]

CANCELED: American Plastic: Credit Cards, Boob Jobs, and Our Quest for Perfection

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

Due to evolving concerns surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. We hope to reschedule, so please stay posted for future announcements! Cosmetic surgery is not just about the production of the body, but how the body gets produced within particular systems of power. Most cosmetic surgery in the US is financed through debt, and […]

With Dad: Artist Talk, Screening, and Reception

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

Gene: Marlborough, MA November 6, 2009 In his recently released photographic journal, With Dad, Clark University’s Stephen DiRado chronicles his father Gene’s decline into Alzheimer’s through a series of images captured over twenty-plus years. Poignant and unflinching, the book illustrates the complex impact of the disease on the entire DiRado family—Stephen, his brother Chris, sister […]

Declarations of Disgust: Reflections on an Ideological Dimension of Music Criticism, ca. 1900

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

Classical music criticism was a remarkably vibrant genre of journalism at the end of the 19th century. In this talk, Benjamin Korstvedt, Professor of Music at Clark University, will consider how the language of criticism engaged with the turbulent cultural politics of German-speaking Europe at that time. He will examine ways in which critics evoked […]

Language and the Future of Bodies

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

What are bodies? Elena Clare Cuffari, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Worcester State University, outlines a theory of bodies and an intersectional and dialectical approach to managing tensions that emerge from the entanglement of diverse bodies. This new account explains humans, language, and mind in terms of continuity with all life. Humans are literally billions […]