Looking Ahead

Check out these great events that are coming up in May!

How to Speak Emoji

When? Sunday, May 1, 12-1 pm
Where? Stagg Court, 12 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL (map)
How much? $10 for students and teachers

Jenna Wortham and Fred BenensenEmojis are everywhere!—so much so, in fact, that in 2015 that Oxford Dictionary’s 2015 Word of the Year was an emoji. Join Fred Benenson, who has translated Melville’sclassic novel Moby Dick into emojis, and New York Times technology reporter Jenna Wortham for a discussion about emojis, language, and technology.

This event is part of the Chicago Humanities Festival‘s spring festival.



Introduction to the Design Community

When? Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-8:30 pmAIGAChicago logo
Where? Vivid Seats, 111 N. Canal Street, Suite 800, Chicago, IL (map)
How much? Free!
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General Assembly Logo

Interested in working in design when you graduate? Join AIGA Chicago and General Assembly for a free orientation to the Chicago design scene. Panelists from the industry will discuss key events, companies, and issues in design, and there will be time to network with others in the industry.



Written on the Body

Written on the body imageWhen? Wednesday, May 11, 2:40-4:10 pm
Where? DePaul Student Center, 120AB (map)
How much? Free!
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DePaul’s Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change presents a workshop with poet, performer and disability activist Natalie E. Illum. Illum will explore how writing from and about the body shapes our identities and voices as writers.


Designing for Memory vs. ExperienceImage of a mind made of puzzle pieces

When? Wednesday, May 18, 6:30-8 pm
Where? Egg Strategy (second floor), 440 North Wells, Suite 220, Chicago, IL (map)
How much? Free!
RSVP here

Sam Evans of Egg Strategy delivers an interactive presentation about how memory affects our behavior and what practical lessons we can take from this about design. The event is sponsored by the Meetup group Action Design Chicago.


And don’t forget!:

University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Kate Vieira will be on campus next Wednesday evening to talk about Money and Bodies: How They Matter for Writing. We hope to see you there!

Kate Vieira event flyer


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