Since the beginning of civilization, humans have devised multi-step plans to achieve greater ends. As history progressed, plans became more elaborate and short-term tactics evolved into longer-term strategies. Sir Lawrence Freedman, renowned authority on war, international politics and strategy offers an engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives from ancient Greece through the nuclear age when he talks about his book, “Strategy: A History” at The Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, East Village) on September 30 at 6:30 PM.
Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child non-profit association and co-founder and director of the MIT Media Lab, discusses literacy in the digital age. He believes that literacy is learning, learning more than learning something. To be literate is to ask questions, think metaphorically and behave creatively. Lecture will start at 7 PM (doors will open at 6:30 pm).
How To Make It: Collaborating, Networking, & The Influence of Your Social Community, Design Panel & Happy Hour.
Learn how to invite others onto your team, collaborate with a community of artists, and tap into social network contacts who can help grow your business. Join UncommonGoods for a design panel and networking happy hour.
Are you considering turning your designs and business practices a deeper shade of green? Could branding yourself as “eco-friendly” mean a leg-up on the competition? Join UncommonGoods for How To Make It, a design panel and networking happy hour where design professionals will be sharing their advice on how to source more eco-friendly materials and how to set up a studio or workspace with little environmental impact.
Join Jerry L. Ross, the most-launched astronaut in history, as he leads a public discussion about his career with NASA, which spanned the entire US space shuttle program on Jan. 31 from 7PM– 8PM, at the Intrepid Museum. Following the presentation, Ross will be available to sign copies of his new book, SPACEWALKER: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer.
The Union Square Partnership hosts a free seminar on harnessing the power of the internet for your small business. Learn how to maximize your web presence and network with other small businesses in the area. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available.
May’s Non-Dirt talk will focus on alternatives for growers without tillable land. Urban greenscaping with particular emphasis on helping city dwellers to grow some of their own fresh food using modern user-friendly methods with innovator Bob Hyland (could there be anyone more appropriate?) and hydroponics for sustainable agriculture with Gwen Hill who is chock full of knowledge.