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October Meetup #3: A Conversation with Laurie Anderson at UT

We have a special opportunity for our dayside meetup next week. Instead of meeting at Cafe Express on Wednesday, we'll be meeting on Thursday on the campus of UT for "A Conversation with Laurie Anderson," moderated by video artist and Art and Art History professor Mike Smith. The presentation will be in the fourth floor lobby, starting at noon.

If any of you know who Laurie Anderson is, you probably know her for being an avant garde musician and/or being married to Lou Reed. But she's also an accomplished visual arts and performance artist, and this semester she's doing a residency as the "C.L. and Henriette Cline Visiting Professor in the Humanities" for the University of Texas Humanities Institute at the UT College of Liberal Arts. Read the Austin Chronicle review at, or see below for a short bio on Anderson.

We won't necessarily be meeting with each other there, but if you particularly want to make sure you join us as a group, come about 15 minutes early and find me in the fourth floor lobby.

The night before (meaning Wednesday night), Anderson will be doing a performance at Bass Concert Hall with the Kronos Quartet. There are still a very few full-price tickets left for that show:

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned, daring, and creative pioneers. Best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology, Anderson is a writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist creating groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music.

Her recording career includes the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave and Life on a String (2001). She has published seven books and her visual work has been presented in major museums around the world.

In 2002, Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA, which culminated in her 2004 touring solo performance The End of the Moon. Recent projects include Hidden Inside Mountains, created for World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. Solo performances include Delusion, Vancouver Cultural Olympiad (2010). Anderson was awarded the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts (2007). Anderson lives in New York City.

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