HAGP speakers series: Barry Vacker on Selfies and Space Telescopes
If you could peer through the Hubble Space Telescope in reverse, what would you see? Selfies of tiny people in Facebook? Of course, that’s a metaphorical question and answer. But, this question poses a question for how we think about global media technologies and human existence in a vast cosmos, of which we are not the center. In this mind-bending talk, Barry Vacker will show how selfies and social media are ways humans counter the effects of cosmic media, such as the Hubble Space Telescope. The talk is based on this recent publication.
Sunday, April 26, 1:30pm
Upper Moreland Library
109 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA (map)
HAGP's own Lyn Alenxander is the first recipient of the American Humanist Association's Humanists Making A Difference Award. HAGP's leadership had nominated Lyn for her tireless efforts toward educating Pennsylvania lawmakers and citizens about the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking.) For full information about Lyn's activism and award, read the AHA's press release by clicking here.
Support HAGP While Grocery Shopping
HAGP has been accepted into Giant’s Cash for Causes program. It’s an easy way to support HAGP. Here’s how it works: HAGP buys cards from Giant at a 5% discount. We then resell them to members, family, neighbors and friends who use the gift cards just like cash when they do their grocery shopping at Giant. You can use them with your Giant discount card if you have one. Every time you use a card you support our programs. Cards are available in $50 denominations, but you can buy as many as you want. Members can pay with a check, but otherwise please pay in cash. Please see Ro Horstman at movie night, book night, or program meeting to buy a card.
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