As the New York Times’ tech reviewer, David Pogue has a front row seat to observe the blazing-fast torrent of new inventions. In this fast, funny and musical presentation, Pogue will stick his neck out to predict which will actually cause major disruptive changes. Pogue is an Emmy Award winning technology correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow, in which he offers an edgy take on science while immersed in hilarious and dangerous situations. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for Members, junior and seniors. Seating is limited.
Painter, photographer, adventurer and naturalist – these are the words that describe the artist J.J. L’Heureux. She made her first trip to Antarctica in 2000 where she collected digital images of ice and snow for a white-on-white color field series of “landscape” paintings. Since that initial trip, she has returned to Antarctica every season. L’Heureux will share the sense of intimacy she experienced when she first saw the “faces” of the amazing wildlife that inhabited the desolate Antarctica continent. J.J. L’Heureux’s lecture will be the inaugural lecture for the Fort Worth Museum’s Penguins exhibit. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students, children, seniors and academia. Museum members are $3. Seating is limited.
Carla Diana will share stories of designing everything from washing machines to humanoid robots, offering a glimpse into a future filled with digitally-enhanced technologies. She currently leads the Smart Interaction Lab (within the prestigious award-winning firm Smart Design), an initiative focused on design explorations in the form of tinkering and hands-on experimentation around topics such as expressive objects, digital making, and sustainability through behavior change. In 2008, the New York Times Magazine referred to Diana as an “alpha geek.” Diana’s lecture will be the inaugural lecture for National Engineers Week. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students, children, seniors and academia. Museum members are $3. Seating is limited.
March 7, 2014 at 7:00pm
Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology: Real-World Adventures with a real Indy
Tickets will be available starting February 7, 2014
As a National Geographic Archaeology Fellow, Dr. Fredrik Hiebert is a scientific advisor to the Indiana Jones and the Adventures of Archaeology exhibition. In his real professional life, he is an archaeologist, explorer and inventor. Learn about Dr. Hiebert’s excavations, research and his amazing discoveries at a 4,000 year-old Silk Road city in Turkmenistan. Dr. Hiebert’s special engagement appearance is made possible by a partnership of the National Geographic Society and X3 Productions. Hiebert’s lecture will be the inaugural lecture for the Fort Worth Museum’s Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology exhibit.
Seating is limited.
Dwight Blocker Bowers is curator of American Entertainment History at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Bowers oversees the institution’s fabled collections of entertainment artifacts, from the ruby slippers to a Kermit the Frog puppet. Other historical artifacts include Ginger Rogers’ costumes from the movies Follow the Fleet and Top Hat, as well as Phyllis Diller’s gag file. In his lecture, Bowers will take the audience through a tour of the institution’s most famous collections. He served as co-curator of the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Red, Hot and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals. Bowers has acted as producer and annotator on over 40 archival recordings, which earned him three Grammy Award nominations. Bower’s lecture will be the inaugural lecture for the Fort Worth Museum’s Wizard of Oz exhibit. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students, children, seniors and academia. Museum members are $3. Seating is limited.