Natural Energy; Artistic Development; Harmony; & The Future of Brazil [7/12/2015]

Guests:

  • Denise Milan, Creator, “Language of the Stones”; Co-Founder/Brazilian Team and Director, “Engage Earth” Art Education Project; Multimedia Artist, Public and Performance Art; Photographer; & Author; Denise Milan Studio, San Paulo, Brazil. (In-Studio)*
  • Dr. Jerome I. Friedman, Physics Professor Emeritus, and Nobel Laureate 1990 in Physics, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Member, Board of Sponsors, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists(By Skype)*,
  • Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes, Principal, bridge/arts of Chicago, Curator, Scholar, and Educator, (By Skype)*,  
  • Dr. Naomi H. Moniz, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Brazilian Studies, & Comparative Literature, Georgetown University (Ret.)(By Skype)*.

Segment 1150712-guest1Denise Milan, Creator, “Language of the Stones”; Co-Founder/Brazilian Team and Director, “Engage Earth” Art Education Project; Multimedia Artist, Public and Performance Art; Photographer; & Author; Denise Milan Studio, San Paulo, Brazil. (In-Studio)* Segment 2150712-guest2Dr. Jerome I. Friedman, Physics Professor Emeritus, and Nobel Laureate 1990 in Physics, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Member, Board of Sponsors, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists(By Skype)*
Segment 3150712-guest3Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes, Principal, bridge/arts of Chicago, Curator, Scholar, and Educator, (By Skype)* Segment 4150712-guest4Dr. Naomi H. Moniz, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Brazilian Studies, & Comparative Literature, Georgetown University (Ret.)(By Skype)*

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our outstanding guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’:  Denise Milan, Creator, “Language of the Stones”; Co-Founder/Brazilian Team and Director, “Engage Earth” Art Education Project; Multimedia Artist, Public and Performance Art; Photographer; & Author; Denise Milan Studio, San Paulo, Brazil. (In-Studio)*
  • Segment ‘2’:  Dr. Jerome I. Friedman, Physics Professor Emeritus, and Nobel Laureate 1990 in Physics, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Member, Board of Sponsors, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists(By Skype)*,
  • Segment ‘3’:  Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes, Principal, bridge/arts of Chicago, Curator, Scholar, and Educator, (By Skype)*, 
  • Segment ‘4’:  Dr. Naomi H. Moniz, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Brazilian Studies, & Comparative Literature, Georgetown University (Ret.)(By Skype)*.

Denise Milan, São Paulo, Brazil, 1954, is a sculptor and an experienced multidisciplinary artist. She is one of the leaders for the Public Art movement in Brazil and an active member both domestically and internationally. She uses the stone as her creative axis, executing works in the fields of public art, sculpture, performing arts, poetry, printing and video-art. Milan has exhibited her work in a great range of institutions at São Paulo, Brasília, Salvador, Belém, Londres, Nova York, Washington, Chicago, Hannover, Chapingo, Hakone, Osaka, Taiwain, Paris.

Denise Milan’s new exhibition of “Denise Milan: Mist of the Earth” is held in the Wilson Center. It has been seen previously exhibited in São Paulo, Brazil in March-April 2014 and at the Chicago Cultural Center from June 2012 to January 2013.

The Wilson Center’s presentation of The exhibition is the culmination of this experience and the embodiment of the artist’s ongoing concerns—as much a testament to a troubling legacy of colonization, the enslavement of African peoples, and the despoilment of whole regions, as to the more life-asserting side of Brazil, its beauty and soaring spirit.

Born in Chicago, Illinois to Lillian (née Warsaw) and Selig Friedman, a sewing machine salesman, Friedman’s Jewish parents emigrated to the U.S. from Russia. Jerome Friedman excelled in art but became interested in physics after reading a book on relativity written by Albert Einstein. He turned down a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago in order to study physics at the University of Chicago. Whilst there he worked under Enrico Fermi, and eventually received his Ph.D in physics in 1956. In 1960 he joined the physics faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1968-69, commuting between MIT and California, Jerome Friedman conducted experiments with Henry W. Kendall and Richard E. Taylor at the Stanford which gave the first experimental evidence that protons had an internal structure, later known to be quarks. For this, Friedman, Kendall and Taylor shared the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics.

In 2008, Jerome Friedman received an honorary Ph.D from the University of Belgrade. He is an honorary professor at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Physics and the Faculty’s world famous institutes: Institute of Physics, Institute of Physics, Zemun and Vinca Nuclear Institute. In 2003 he was one of 22 Nobel Laureates who signed the Humanist Manifesto. He is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts. Prof. Friedman is a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is a nontechnical online magazine that covers global security and public policy issues related to the dangers posed by nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, climate change, and emerging technologies and diseases. It has been published continuously since 1945, when it was founded by former Manhattan Project physicists after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists of Chicago.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists informs the public about threats to the survival and development of humanity from nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies in the life sciences. Through an award-winning magazine, its online presence, and the Doomsday Clock, it reaches policy leaders and audiences around the world with information and analysis about efforts to address the dangers and prevent catastrophe.

Bridge/arts believes that art is the connective tissue for life. This is the reason for the work they do: supporting practicing artists in creating intentional socially- and community-engaged arts projects that aim in providing access to the arts in overlooked communities. They support artists by providing administrative and project management services, in addition to vision, engagement strategies, and acting as a connector between the artists and community stakeholders.

Bridge/arts believes everyone should have access to all forms of art and be inspired to look within themselves for art, culture, and beauty. Through access to the arts, bridge/arts thinks that the communities, very often communities of color, will begin the process of reinvigoration because they see themselves and each other differently.

Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph. D. created bridge/arts to actively create access, diversity, and inclusion in the arts through those called to create–artists. After 15 years in the arts and culture industry as an art museum curator, nonprofit arts professional and educator, Jeffreen has participated in diversity initiatives that superficially addressed diversity, inclusion and access–the trinity of the industry. She realized that in order to advance these institutional goals, she had to take the institution out of the work, and directly engage with communities and artists to make the trinity a realization. Jeffreen’s approach of direct engagement with communities, community stakeholders, and artist proved to be successful in Ithaca, Birmingham (AL) and Chicago.

The key figures in making this happen are artists who are socially engaged and want to make art that is outside of themselves and will benefit specific communities or society at large. Many artists want to create work that engages and includes communities. However, they need help in developing their artistic vision into one that benefits the community in which they want to create, in addition to staying true to their artistry. Jeffreen has the experience in translating the artistic vision into one that community members will understand and participate in as a collaborator.

Naomi Hoki Moniz is Director of Portuguese Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. She obtained her Ph. D from Harvard University in 1979, where she studied nineteenth – and twentieth – century Portuguese and Brazilian literature. She also studied at University of Paris, France and Pontifícia Universidade Católica in São Paulo, Brazil. Widely published in Portuguese and English, her book, The Voyages of Nélida, the Writer (1993), written in Portuguese, was awarded the “Best Books of 1993” by the Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte in Brazil in 1993.

Currently, her research focuses on feminist literature in Portuguese, which is funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation. She conducts critical analysis of race, gender, ethnicity and national identity. Her study focuses on the representation of multicultural themes involving European, Afro-Brazilian and other immigrants in the tradition of the Brazilian feature film.

Program overview


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