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  • Santa Barbara Community Archiving Day
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    Santa Barbara Community Archiving Day

    The Santa Barbara Community Archives Project is an initiative to document the rich and diverse communities that make up Santa Barbara. Help us preserve local history while also preserving your family's memories by sharing candid family photos, videos of gatherings and celebrations, commercials or promotional videos for local businesses, recordings created by local community organizations–anything that you or your family has shot in Santa Barbara County. Accepted Items: Photographs, VHS, SHVS, VHS-C Betamax, Betacam, MiniDV & Video8.

  • The Source Family
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    Straight from The Source: A Book Signing and View into The Source Family Archive with Isis Aquarian

    Join the Library as we host Source Family historian and documentarian Isis Aquarian for a conversation and book signing featuring the new book Family: The Source Family Scrapbook. We invite you to explore the history of the Source Family, a commune in Los Angeles in the early '70s based on natural food, spiritual practices and psychedelic rock, through the viewing of rare photographs and home movies from The Source Family archive. This event is in conjunction with the Library's new exhibit, Lifting the Veil.

  • Writers & Wordsmiths of Santa Barbara
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    Writers & Wordsmiths of Santa Barbara: An Open Mic Event with Dr. Shirley Geok-lin Lim

    Join the Library for an open mic afternoon celebrating the rich poetic community of Santa Barbara. Faculty Emerita and acclaimed poet Dr. Shirley Geok-lin Lim will begin the event with a reading of her published poems, including select ones from her new book, In Praise of Limes, and will be followed by poets Stephanie Batiste and Swati Rana of the UCSB Department of English, as well as George Yatchisin and Chryss Yost of the Gevirtz School of Education. Afterwards, the Library invites other poets and authors to share their creative works in an open mic setting.

  • Opening Event for "Lifting the Veil"
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    Opening Event for "Lifting the Veil"

    Join the UCSB Library on Monday, October 11th, in the Special Research Collections to celebrate the opening of "Lifting the Veil."

    This exhibition showcases how the transmission of esoteric knowledge, once exclusively bestowed from master to disciple, often through a series of initiations, moved into the realms of publishing, correspondence courses, and other media, inventing new traditions, becoming more inclusive, and creating controversies along the way.

  • Art Walk and Talk | Hosted by Jane Gottlieb
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    Art Walk and Talk | Hosted by Jane Gottlieb

    If you look up from the West Paseo, you can’t miss the most colorful art piece to the Library - a painting by Jane Gottlieb. The work, titled “Check It Out,” depicts the UCSB Library and has both a futuristic and retro air. The piece measures 14 feet by 15 feet and is composed of eight archival prints on aluminum, assembled to fit snugly together.

    View this piece up close and hear from the artist herself as she provides background and context to this work as well as many other pieces displayed throughout our campus.

  • From Discard to Discord
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    From Discard to Discord

    UCSB Library is pleased to present these works by Johnny Onionseed, MFA candidate in UCSB's Department of Art. These collages were most recently displayed as part of UCSB Library’s exhibition A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara’s Art and Activism, and are included in the Library’s COVID-19 Community Archives. They now reside in the UCSB Library's Mountain Gallery, and will remain there until March, 31st, 2023.

    Johnny Onionseed's artist statement:

  • UCSB Reads 2022 Author Talk: Ted Chiang
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    UCSB Reads 2022 Author Talk: Ted Chiang

    UCSB Library is thrilled to present Ted Chiang, UCSB Reads 2022 author of Exhalation: Stories for a free community talk at UCSB Campbell Hall. This event will be moderated by Melody Jue, Associate Professor of English.

  • The Business of Less: The Role of Companies and Households on a Planet in Peril
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    The Business of Less: The Role of Companies and Households on a Planet in Peril

    On Tuesday, April 19th, at 4pm, the UCSB Library presents a Pacific Views Series Talk by Roland Geyer, Professor of Industrial Ecology. This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend in person, this event will be live-streamed on the UCSB Library Facebook page so you can watch along with us.

  • How Quantum Mechanics Affects Our Lives: A Panel Discussion
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    How Quantum Mechanics Affects Our Lives: A Panel Discussion

    Join industry and academic experts in the quantum field for a panel inspired by Ted Chiang's story "Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom." Ted Chiang's Exhalation: Stories is the UCSB Reads pick for 2022.

    Moderated by Erik Lucero, Lead Quantum Engineer, Google Santa Barbara.

    Event is free and open to the public. Questions about this event can be sent to outreach@library.ucsb.edu.
    More information at: https://www.library.ucsb.edu/events-exhibitions/how-quantum-mechanics-affects-our-lives-panel-discussion

  •  Untangling Entanglement & Other Quantum Ideas
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    Untangling Entanglement & Other Quantum Ideas

    In the final story in this year’s UCSB Reads book Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang, quantum computers allow people to explore divergent timelines. At UCSB, scientists are working on developing real quantum computers that do not allow for divergent timelines, but will help address pressing problems such as optimizing delivery routes and strengthening password encryption.

  • Colin Hancock, Musician and Historian
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    Relive the 1890s with Hancock's California Orchestra

    Thursday, April 7, 2022
    5:00 PM PT Catered Reception
    5:30 PM PT Event
    UCSB Library Special Research Collections | Mountain Side, 3rd Floor
    *Free campus parking will be available.

    In-person registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9D84XXKcsMDsfCtJ8sh96QOUaKI7vCHVYmL8tvL5UfY_4IQ/viewform
    Virtual registration: https://ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_43PwKTQlQ3Gl9Hqhg2g9lA

  • The Business of Less: The Role of Companies and Households on a Planet in Peril
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    The Business of Less: The Role of Companies and Households on a Planet in Peril

    The UCSB Library presents a Pacific Views Series Talk by Roland Geyer, Professor of Industrial Ecology. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the UCSB Library's Pacific View Room.

  • The Greater Common Good
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    The Greater Common Good

    UCSB Library is pleased to present The Greater Common Good, a new work by Sa’dia Rehman in charcoal, graphite, ink, carbon paper, silver leaf, and black thread. The event will be held at the Art and Architecture section in the UCSB Library.

    In her art practice, Sa’dia Rehman pulls apart and puts together family photographs, historical records, and mass media. She draws on Islamic art and architecture, and the contemporary art of Asian and African diasporas, to situate her individual history within larger historical processes.

  • UCSB Reads Exhibition Opening: Picture This: From Text to Image
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    UCSB Reads Exhibition Opening: Picture This: From Text to Image

    Picture This: From Text to Image is an exhibition of paintings by student artists responding creatively to the UCSB Reads 2022 book Exhalation by Ted Chiang. The event will include light refreshments and remarks by several students in Professor Jane Callister's winter Art 100: Intermediate Contemporary Painting Issues course. There will be an opportunity to view the paintings on display in the adjacent Library Learning Commons.

    The event will take place at the UCSB Library's Mountain Courtyard.

  • Exhibition Event: A Call to Action
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    Exhibition Event: A Call to Action

    Since March of 2020, we have been challenged and reshaped -- as a community and individuals -- by our experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic and renewal of abolitionist and anti-racist activist movements. Amidst the shift to remote learning and working, UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections initiated two ongoing projects: the Santa Barbara Black Lives Matter Community Archives and the COVID-19 Community Archives.

  • What is Responsible AI?
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    What is Responsible AI?

    This talk is in conjunction with the UCSB Reads 2022 book Exhalation by Ted Chiang, a collection of short stories that addresses essential questions about human and computer interaction, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI).

  • The Scientific Body of Knowledge - Whose Body Does it Serve? A Spotlight on Women's Brain Health
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    The Scientific Body of Knowledge - Whose Body Does it Serve? A Spotlight on Women's Brain Health

    This event is free and open to the public. Please see campus COVID-19 guidelines here. If you are unable to attend in person, this event will be live-streamed on the UCSB Library Facebook page so you can watch along with us.

    A Pacific Views Series talk by Emily Goard Jacobs, Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB. Co-sponsored by The Feminist Futures Initiative at UCSB.

  • A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara’s Art & Activism
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    A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara’s Art & Activism

    Since March of 2020, we have been challenged and reshaped -- as a community and individuals -- by our experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic and renewal of abolitionist and anti-racist activist movements. Amidst the shift to remote learning and working, UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections initiated two ongoing projects: the Santa Barbara Black Lives Matter Community Archives and the COVID-19 Community Archives.

  • Postcards from Salinas: Filipino Americans on the Central Coast
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    Postcards from Salinas: Filipino Americans on the Central Coast

    Please join us for a virtual conversation about the history and contributions of Filipino Americans on the Central Coast. This event is in conjunction with UCSB Library's exhibition Postcards from Salinas, on display in the Library's Ocean Gallery beginning October 1, 2021.

    Panelists will include Alex Fabros, Jr. curator of the exhibition, Benjamin Zuleta (UCSB Asian American Studies), and Grace Yeh (Ethnic Studies, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo). Paul Spickard (UCSB History) will moderate the discussion.

  • How Media Representations of Minorities Empower Collective Action Efforts: A UCSB Reads Panel Discussion
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    How Media Representations of Minorities Empower Collective Action Efforts: A UCSB Reads Panel Discussion

    Media representations of minorities, and how they’re shared in our society in the news, media, and social media can adversely affect how minorities see themselves and how others perceive them.
    Despite these challenges, continued and unjust disadvantages are known to empower collective action efforts within minority groups and solidarity efforts within advantaged groups to correct the image and position of disadvantaged groups in society.

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