What to do this week: January 26 – 31

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Monday, January 26:

Event: A Beautiful Mind Screening
Location: Petteruti Lounge Time: 7:00 p.m.

The Psych DUG is co-hosting this screening; Russell Crowe stars as John Nash, the Nobel Laureate in Economics who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.

Event: RISD Quickies present: Drones: Learning to Fly
Location: RISD Tap Room, 226 Benefit St
Time: 7 – 9:00 p.m.

RISD Quickies are RISD and Brown student led workshops. This one will feature a small introduction to drones and how to fly them, with an art portion of the class where you can use the drones to draw.

Wednesday, January 28:

Event: BlogDailyHerald Info Session!
Location: 195 Angell, Conference Room
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy reading Blog and want to be a part of it? Or maybe you just think you could do it better? Come to our info session to learn about the Blog family and how to apply; all the cool kids are doing it. Applications are due Wednesday, February 4th.

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Check out “Of[f] Course”: the 7th Annual Brown|RISD Dual Degree Show

10929111_10152653030439537_228845248285525654_oThe Annual Brown/RISD Dual Degree Exhibition, now in its 7th year, opened Thursday night in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, showcasing works from students in all five years of the cross-institutional program. At the opening reception, members of the Brown, RISD, and local community wandered through the galleries and stairwells of Granoff, enjoying artwork, refreshments, and activities including temporary tattoos and a sign craft station.

This year’s exhibition is titled Of[f] Course, dealing with themes of “expectations, routine, and deviation.” Pieces in this show approach these ideas from different angles, some dealing with associations of physical traveling, through maps, landscapes, and urban motifs.

New Haven, Three Views, by Jeremy Wolin, pictured below, explores this theme by carving into three medical textbooks, almost as raised relief topographic maps. In these views of New Haven, Wolin sculpts into the books an estuary of sorts, a grid-like city plan holding coins, knick-knacks, and found objects, and a sprawling city center.

"New Haven, Three Views," Jeremy Wolin '19 (Interior Architecture & Public Policy)

“New Haven, Three Views,” Jeremy Wolin ’19 (Interior Architecture & Public Policy)

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Spring Weekend might not be the best show in town on April 17th

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Big news in the incoming-concert knowledge world! As part of their “The People’s Champions Tour,” Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique are bringing their duo act to The Met in Pawtucket on the night of April 17th. Does that date sound familiar? Why yes, that is the Friday of Spring Weekend 2015. Now, we don’t know what BCA has in store for that night (yet), but this is the first time in recent memory that Spring Weekend has had to go up against major nearby musical acts. Just Coachella. Fuck Coachella.

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Art School(ed): RISD Quickies

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As Brunonians ween themselves off of their committed relationship with Netflix enjoy a briefly noncommittal relationship with their course load during shopping period, “RISDians” approach the final stretch of Wintersession, a required mini-term between fall and spring semester when students take one or two classes on campus, intern somewhere for credit, or study abroad. Wintersession offers RISD kids a welcome change of pace from their usual workload, and the students take the time to kick back, relax, or experiment with different mediums.

In the spirit of RISD’s tendency to label all they hold dear with a borderline NSFW moniker, enterprising RISD-ites have organized RISD Quickies, a forum where students teach workshops to their peers on a topic of their choice or expertise. RISD Quickies are not RISD exclusive: Brown students are encouraged to attend workshops, and in the past few weeks, Brunonians have led Quickies on how to maintain leather goods and how to create neon signs. Quickie season is not over yet: several workshops will be offered before Wintersession comes to a close. Check the schedule and come on down the hill to learn how to fly a drone, sew with LEDs, or make GIFs.

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Blog is expanding and bigger than it’s ever been, so there’s no better time than now to get involved. Applications (accessible by clicking the link!) are due Wednesday, February 4th at 5 p.m. We will also be hosting an information session at the Brown Daily Herald office (195 Angell St.) on January 28th at 7 p.m. For more information, visit our Facebook event or contact us at blog@browndailyherald.com. We want you; apply to join today!

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BlogDH Presents: Senior Superlatives 2014-2015

It’s back! Just like last year, BlogDailyHerald is proud to be collaborating with the Senior Class Board to bring you this year’s Senior Superlatives poll. We want to celebrate the members of the Brown Class of 2015 by acknowledging their smarts, quirks, or potential to become the world’s next viral reality star. Here’s how it works:

Anyone with a Brown email address can vote, which means that all students and faculty members are eligible to nominate members of the senior class.

You can:
1) Nominate seniors in 30 different categories. Nominations will close on  Monday, January 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Then, you can:
2) Vote for one of the top five nominees in each category. Voting will close Sunday, February 1 at 11:59p.m.

The results will then be posted in the following week here on BlogDailyHerald. So what now? Nominate seniors across 30 categories in a Google Form after the jump!

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