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Update on my Galapagos lecture Thursday night: admission is free (but it helps to RSVP)

As noted in my updated post: admission for the even Thursday (7:30 pm start, 6:30 doors) at Galapagos is free, but those who want to ensure a seat should RSVP to gargi[at]

The title of my talk is "Why Atlantic Yards Makes Me Angry (and Makes Me a Better Journalist)".

Note that Galapagos is much more like a nightclub than, say, a bookstore or library lecture hall. There will be libations, and entertainment beyond the three "Get Smart" lecturers, as noted below.

Thursday August 11, Get Smart

Galapagos Art Space presents Get Smart, a salon-style and sensorial exploration of the brilliant age-of-ideas we live within. Get Smart trumpets the best thinking across an array of topics and frames them in an entire night out with beautiful trapeze artists, cabaret performers, live music, and wonderful fruit or vegetable with tincture based cocktails. Each evening will feature three dynamic 15-minute lectures, punctuated by performances from Galapagos’ Saturday-night-sensation, FLOATING KABARETTE!

tonight’s speakers

Norman Oder Dubbed by the New York Observer as One of the 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate, Oder is the author of the watchdog blog Atlantic Yards Report. A former Executive Editor at Library Journal, he has written about Atlantic Yards for The New York Times, The New York Observer, Places Journal, The Brooklyn Downtown Star, and The Urban Lawyer. A Brooklyn native, Oder is a licensed New York City tour guide and operates New York Like A Native – a tour business specializing in Brooklyn. He is currently working on a book about the controversial Atlantic Yards development. (Photo copyright Jonathan Barkey)
Sam Moree has been a pioneer holographer since the 70′s. He has received three Shearwater Awards for his work in holography and was awarded a fellowship at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) in Cologne, Germany. He operated the New York Holographic Laboratory which he co-founded in 1977. Moree is renowned for his sculptural pieces that incorporate holograms and his work with rainbow holography. He taught Visual Arts at the NY School of Holography from 1990 to 1995. His work is in numerous public and private collections.
Malia Mason Assistant Professor of Management at Columbia University, social psychologist and TEDx speakerMalia Mason specializes in understanding tactics that people use to make sense of others and how the brain mediates social interactions. Her second line of research identifies strategies for managing attention and coping with indecision, and explains why the mind is driven to wander despite heroic attempts to task it.