Help write A sci-fi radio drama

A new (yet old-school) sci-fi radio drama episode needs help from you!

From SignonSanDiego online

If you’ve listened to the Union-Tribune’s “Science and Defense” podcast, or “Science Talk,” you know that co-hosts Gary Robbins and Scott Paulson are a couple of baby boomers who like old-time radio. (They especially love X Minus One.) During a recent podcast, Robbins and Paulson began spitballing ideas for a script they intend to write for a 10-minute sci-fi radio drama. The story, to be produced at will be set in the 1930s and involves a man and his son (or daughter) who hear an odd noise emanating from an exhibit while they’re leaving a museum in Balboa Park at the end of the day. Robbins and Paulson urge readers to suggest names for the characters — and for a villain. They also want readers to suggest ideas for the plot!

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Exhibit runs April 15-June 8, 2011 – With a Panel Discussion and Opening Reception (5 pm) in the  Calit2 Auditorium, 6pm Friday, April 15, 2011.

Curated by Karla Villegas Featuring artwork byJosé Antonio, Vega Macotela, Laura Balboa, Laboratorio 060

The gallery@calit2 is pleased to announce “Silent Zone: Ethical Intrusions in Aesthetic Behavior,” which will be on exhibit April 5-June 8, 2011. Curated by Karla Villegas, it features the work of José Antonio Vega Macotela, Laura Balboa, and Laboratorio 060. The exhibition includes “Time Divisa,” a ceramic tile relief installation that replicates the main wall of the Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City,  and “The wind blows where it wants to” a series of dialogues with inmates of the prison, by José Antonio Vega Macotela. Laura Balboa’s installation “.tv,” refers to the internet country code top-level domain for the islands of Tuvalu, and uses projection and LCD displays to visualize the islands, a country in danger of disappearing due to ecological decay and global warming. Laboratorio 060 presents “Frontera,” an interactive display of sounds and narratives based upon situations along the border between Tijuana and San Diego.

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Have A Request?

During winter and spring quarters, in honor of UCSD’s 50th Anniversary, Scott Paulson, the University Carilloneur and outreach coordinator for the UCSD Arts Library, will take song requests and play requested tunes on the Geisel Library carillon at noontimes.  Members of the campus and surrounding communities should send their song requests to Scott Paulson at!

Paulson, a UCSD alumnus (Warren, ’84) and a well known musician and entertainer, has long taken song requests for the carillon from members of the campus and local communities.  Requests have ranged from  The Ramones to Salt ‘N Pepa –  He’s also received requests to play theme songs from the “Twilight” movies on Robert Pattinson’s birthday and was once asked to “Rick Roll” the carillon to the strains of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” For more on this, the carillon and Scott Paulson!

Short Attention Span Series Celebrates Bells

Come to the Short Attention Span Series of the UCSD Arts Library for a seasonal musical offering on Wednesday, December 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library here at UCSD.

It’s free! Refreshments will be served at this lively show celebrating bells.

Bells from around the world will be heard in person and via live feed and via historic recordings. Also:  The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra will play some seasonal music and story lady Melanie Treco will read a special tale.

University Carillonneur Scott Paulson is your host at this event. A carillonneur is the person who performs music on clock-tower chimes and carillon bells.  Paulson cares for and performs on the chimes atop Geisel Library, commissioning new works for those bells and playing song requests live.  Yes!  There really are chimes atop Geisel Library–it is NOT a recording.

Questions?  Call (858) 822-5758 or e-mail:

Encinitas Silent Film Festival

The Encinitas Silent Film Festival features STEAMBOAT BILL JR paired with THE BUTCHER BOY, Keaton’s first short on Friday; SHERLOCK HOLMES JR. paired with the shorts BACK STAGE & PLAYHOUSE
will be shown on Saturday.

Sunday will offer Comedy Champs – shorts featuring Rosco Arbuckle, Keaton’s best friend and early collaborator; Mabel, his female mentor; Charlie Chaplin & other contemporaries. All will have live piano scores performed. Come out and support local business, great film and eat some popcorn!

Get all the info here.

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Archiving a Movement at SDSU. Tonight!

Today! Wednesday evening, October 20th Martín Gómez,  the City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library will speak on the topic: “Archiving a Movement.”  This event celebrates the inauguration of our first bilingual exhibit, Unidos Por la Causa: The Chicano Experience in San Diego and the work of the Chicana & Chicano Archives Project.

His presentation will take place at 7:00pm in room 430 of Love Library at SDSU.  There will be complimentary parking for this event on the first and second floors of Parking Structure 1 (PS1) located at the College Avenue and Alvarado intersection

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‘UCSD by Design’ Series Celebrates Campus Art and Architecture at 50

Beginning in the fall of the university’s 50th anniversary year, the history and future  of UC San Diego’s built environment will be explored and celebrated in “UCSD by Design: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in the Campus Context,” the centerpiece of which is a five-part public lecture and discussion series beginning Sept. 30.

We will be celebrating the recently published book “University of California, San Diego: The Campus Guide” (Princeton Architectural Press) with an exhibit on campus art and architecture in the Arts Library, opening Sept. 29.  A book signing will take place at the opening of the exhibition  on Sept. 29, beginning at 2 p.m., here in the Arts Library, on the ground floor of Geisel Library. Please join us for food, entertainment by our own Scott Paulson and readings by Dirk Sutro.

The exhibition will remain on view through Dec. 3.

Hans Weigand’s Deep Water Horizon

UCSD’s University Art Gallery will host an opening: September 30 5-8pm  Running dates: October 1 – November 27

(gallery closed November 11 and November 25-26)
Opening: September 30 5-8pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday > Saturday 11 ­ 5pm

October 4: La Jolla at the Visual Arts Facility Performing Space at 6pm with discussion to follow with Juli Carson and Hans Weigand

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10th Annual Toy Piano Festival

Hear new works for toy piano! See an exhibit celebrating this toy instrument and see live shows Sunday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m. and Monday, September 13 at noon

Come early to this show, or else you’ll have to sit on the floor (the toy piano players always have to sit on the floor, so you’ll be in good company.)

The Toy Piano Collection at Geisel Library consists of actual instruments, recordings, extant literature and commissioned scores. In 2001, because of our activities and at our request, the Library of Congress issued a special call number and subject heading for Toy Piano Scores: M 175 T69 This year marks our Tenth Annual Toy Piano Festival, which has become a San Diego favorite and reported widely in the local, national and international press.

Performer/composers include:  Scott Paulson, Sue Palmer, Kenneth Herman, Ryoko Amadee Goguen, Christian Hertzog, Miriam Manning, Gail Gipson, Wendy Clemente and more!

Join us on the lower level, West wing of Geisel Library at UCSD for two free performances:

Sunday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m. and Monday, September 13 at noon

UCSD by Design: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in the Campus Context

Beginning in the fall of 2010 and continuing throughout the university’s 50th anniversary year, the history and future development of UC San Diego’s built environment will be explored and celebrated in “UCSD by Design: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in the Campus Context.” Highlights of the multi-part, collaborative project include a campus guidebook, a scholarly website, site-specific dance and theatre performances, and a year-long series of public lectures and moderated discussions at UCSD and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Click Here for  the Public Lecture and Moderated Discussion Series Schedule. And stay tuned for details on the Arts Library events showcasing UCSD architecture with book signings and displays of archival materials!

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