In celebration of National Arts & Humanities Month, Indiana Humanities and the Arts Council of Indianapolis host TILT: An Arts & Humanities Mixer. TILT is designed to reinvent the traditional lecture, pairing one arts expert and one humanities expert to discuss two completely different topics followed by a quirky and highly participatory Q&A from the audience.
The audience is encouraged to unleash their inner nerd, soaking in fascinating, possibly obscure and hopefully new information.
TILT 2017 features two rounds. In each round, a pair of speakers, one from the arts, one from the humanities, will each give a short talk (10-12 minutes) on their topic. After the brief presentations, the audience is encouraged to think outside the box, asking questions that relate both topics to each other or that can be answered by both speakers.
ROUND 1: AFROFUTURISM & LETTERPRESS
- Leah Milne, professor of multicultural literature at University of Indianapolis will square off against Katherine Fries, also of University of Indianapolis, expert on the history and craft of letterpress.
ROUND 2: JEREMY BENTHAM & COMPACT DISCS
- Rebecca Shindel, conservator of rare books at the Indiana State Library, will tell us about one of the Enlightenment’s most surprising thinkers. She’ll be paired with Rob Dixon of Indy Jazz Fest who will discuss how CDs have transformed within the music industry.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM DETAILS:
- Wednesday, October 18 | 5:30pm-7:30pm at The Speak Easy Downtown
- The event is free, but registration is encouraged!
- Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to allow time for attendees to mix and mingle. The program starts promptly at 6pm and will conclude around 7:30pm.
- Complimentary drinks and light hors d’ouevres will be served.
- Come prepared to get creative! As an audience member, you will be asked to put these experts on their toes.