Events

GRIT CITY THINK & DRINK: Listening to the Vital Signs of the Planet @6:30 (FREE)

LISTENING TO THE VITAL SIGNS OF THE PLANET: NEW APPROACHES IN CLIMATE DATA COMMUNICATION with Judy Twedt, Climate Data Sound Artist, UW Seattle

Judy Twedt designed a new Ph.D. program in climate data sonification to explore novel techniques for translating geophysical data into sounds that help us better understand our planet, and how it is changing. In this presentation, she will reveal the what, how, and why of data sonification — and perform original soundtracks.

Judy Twedt is a climate data sound artist and doctoral candidate at the University of Washington. Born and raised in Tacoma, she graduated from Stadium High School and attended Tacoma Community College along the way to a PhD program at the University of Washington. She is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the UW College of the Environment Award for Environmental Leadership, and the Husky 100 Award. Her soundtracks have been aired on radio stations including KUOW and NPR and she is a speaker for TedX Seattle.

THE KAREEM KANDI BAND @1:00pm (FREE)

“Jazz is the only purely American music and the one genre that has embraced elements of all musical forms. This is why it is always exciting to find young artists who push the boundaries to create their own unique style, and Kareem Kandi is one musician who does just that.“

The Weekly Volcano

Live Jazz
all ages welcome
no cover charge

Kareem Kandi – saxophone

www.kareemkandi.com

Grit City Think&Drink: Dating in the Digital World @6:30pm (FREE)

DATING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: SWIPING, LIKING, & SELLING THE SELFIE with Dr. Riki Thompson, UW Tacoma

How do people find love, connection, and belonging in the digital age? Success in the online dating world starts with a catchy profile as well as messaging strategies that make others want to chat and eventually meet. In this Think and Drink, Dr. Thompson will share her current research about how people attempt to construct a desirable self through online dating profiles and what makes them swipe right and like others.

Riki Thompson is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma where she teaches courses in argument, writing, and graduate research. Her research explores the intersection of language, technology, stories, and identity.

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