Joanna Ebenstein is an artist, events producer and independent scholar based in Brooklyn, New York. She runs the Morbid Anatomy blog, dedicated to surveying ‘the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture’, and the Morbid Anatomy Library, which makes available to the public her collection of art, ephemera, books and curiosities committed to showcasing the places where death and beauty intersect. She also organizes the ‘Morbid Anatomy Presents’ series of lectures, workshops, and exhibitions around the world and is the creative director of the upcoming Morbid Anatomy Museum. You can find out more at http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.com.
We’re so thrilled for Joanna’s lecture at SASS Presents: Haunted History on Oct 14, where she’ll be focusing on Cultures of Death: An Informal History.
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Todd Cobb is a writer and producer living in Brooklyn, New York. His writing has appeared in Modern American Short Stories, New York Stories, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, and other fine publications. His fictional non-fiction book Ghosts of Portland, Oregon was published in 2006 by Schiffer Books.
Get spooked with Todd and some ghost stories of history, Monday October 14th at SASS!
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SASS Presents: Haunted History
It’s hard to be scarier than a Case of the Mondays, but we’re gonna do our best to creep you out and get in the Halloween Spirit with some haunted history lectures. Spooky topics include:
- Cultures of Death: An Informal History
- The History of Ghost Stories: Featuring Historic Ghost Storie
- Madame Tussaud: Hot Wax and Cold Stiffs
What you need to know
Love reading? Here are more details!
CULTURES OF DEATH
Joanna Ebenstein talks about how death-themed arts, crafts and amusements have been used as medication for our own feelings on the topic.
THE HISTORY OF GHOST STORIES
Todd Cobb tells us why cultures the world over are fascinated by these nebulous beings.
Michelle Legro reveals the grisly beginnings of this Times Square classic.
2 months ago
Jamie Carreiro is a multimedia artist who draws upon a background in computer science and filmmaking to combine new technology with traditional creative process. In the professional world, he is the Director of Innovation at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners NY (after a multi-year turn at Wieden + Kennedy) and has conceived and produced projects for clients including Delta, ESPN, Jordan Brand, Heineken, Ghetto Film School, YouTube and Google. A proponent of maker/DIY culture, he creates custom software, electronic prototypes and interactive demos to support his work.
Previously, Jamie was a director/producer for Essence Magazine’s in-house production company, Essence TV after working his way up on a wide variety of film, television and web-based productions. He frequently collaborates with electropop artist MNDR, creating interactive video projections for her live performances and producing a variety of music videos and other content. Yes, he went to film school (RISD).
Let Jamie enlighten you about the history of film this Monday at SASS Presents: Hollywood History!
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Alicia Patton hails from Doylestown, PA, where there is nothing to do but booze and appreciate fine cinema. While her mother can take the credit for indoctrinating her into the historical Hollywood scene by forcing her to watch Elvis movies from age 5 on, she developed a more mature love for the genre while attending BU and taking a ridiculous amount of film classes. Alicia now lives in Manhattan, where she bribes her friends to watch classics by feeding them candy and lasagna.
Come hear tales of bribery (and scandals much worse) as Alicia entertains you with The Bad Bitches of Classic Hollywood on Sept 9!
3 months ago