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                Mériam Korichi is a philosopher and a theatre stage director. She was a Visiting Fellow at NYU Philosophy Department during 2015 spring semester, to research on the topic “Philosophy after Art”. She studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris and at Harvard as a Visiting Fellow. She has several books published by Gallimard including Letters on Evil… Read More


Laine Rettmer is an actor and opera director. Her acting work can be seen in the upcoming film Frank and Lola with Imogene Poots and on TV shows and films including Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Suits, 6 Degrees, Rescue Me, Fur, and The Disinherited. On stage, she is a frequent collaborator with the director Jay Scheib and has worked on 12 shows with him to date. Rettmer has been the resident.. Read More


Jed Peterson is an actor born and raised in New York City. He graduated from LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and Princeton University. He trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia where he became one of only two Americans to have appeared on the theatre’s Main Stage, with the Russian company. He trained as a dancer at the School of American Ballet and made his stage debut.. Read More


Collective Task, founded in 2006, is an international group of artists and poets with over 25 participants. The premise is simple: each month a randomly chosen member of the group assigns a task to be completed within the month by each member of the collective. At the end of a 12-month cycle, the group publishes these responses—which have varied in terms of medium (video, sound, text, image)—as books and on.. Read More


Pete Mandik is professor of philosophy at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He is author of This Is Philosophy of Mind and co-host of the podcast SpaceTimeMind.   Lecture: Metaphysical Daring as a Post Human Survival Strategy Debates over the theoretical possibility of mind-uploading run into two metaphysical impasses. The first concerns whether computer simulations of your brain would give rise to actual conscious experience. The second concerns whether.. Read More


Ben Beckley recently appeared in Dying For It (Atlantic Theater Company), dir. Neil Pepe, and in the first national tour of Peter and The Starcatcher, dir. Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. With his company, The Assembly, Ben has co-created and appeared in four plays–Clementine and the Cyber Ducks, Three Sisters, That Poor Dream, and HOME/SICK (New York Times and Backstage Critics’ Pick)–and is currently working on a fifth project, supported.. Read More


Franck Heath was born in 1982 in St. Joseph, MO. He lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions, and two-person shows include: Asymptomatic Carrier, (solo) Frieze Frame with Simone Subal Gallery, NY, NY (2013); Post Holes (solo), Simone Subal Gallery, NY, NY (2012); Bcc: (with Brendan Meara), Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL, USA (2011); and Econoline 1, (with JJ PEET) Videotage Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2007). Past and upcoming.. Read More


David Copenhafer is a writer and musician living in Brooklyn. He teaches literature and philosophy at Bard Early College. His research focuses on the emerging field of Literary Sound Studies. His writing can be found in such places as Qui Parle, The Brooklyn Rail, and Camera Obscura. His music is available online.   Performance: Thinking with ‘Indeterminacy’ Thoughts on John Cage’s landmark 1959 recording “Indeterminacy” will be interrupted, at random.. Read More


Many of Susan Hiller’s works question the pre-eminence of our culturally-defined ‘rational’ understanding of the world. Since the early 1970s she has consistently worked to draw our attention to what is overlooked or out of sight in culture. In works that integrate ‘irrational’ or unscientific modes of thought, she develops strategies that bypass and subvert entrenched theoretical constructions that set limits on the intelligible. Hiller is one of the pioneers.. Read More


Mimi Cohen is the writer and performer of the one-woman-musical, A Tribute to Laura Nyro, “To Carry On…” directed by legendary theater artist Gretchen Cryer (I’m Getting My Act Together & Taking It On The Road). Laura Nyro is the iconic singer/songwriter who soared to fame in the late 1960’s. Many of her songs became top ten hits by other popular artists of the day. Songs such as: “Wedding Bell.. Read More