Past Bryan Event: VOL 6

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Border Contraband: A History in Six Minutes

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Far from Washington, DC, and Mexico City, border people smuggled licit and illicit products. While bureaucrats attempted to control the smugglers, they were celebrated in popular culture, and some rose to be pillars of their communities. This talk by speaker George Díaz outlines the ebb and flow of an array of commodities and the lives of those who subverted federal laws, whether for profit or survival, on both sides of the border.​

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Found Worlds: Connecting with the Magic and Beauty of the World through Contemplative Photography

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Denise Bossarte is a Miksang Contemplative Photography practitioner and certified teacher. With this practice, she engages in a photographic process that is a direct connection with the world in the present moment. Through Miksang, she captures images revealing the extraordinary in the ordinary world.

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What is the History of Technology and Why Is It Important?

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Presenter Jonathan Coopersmith, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, talks about the progression of technology and its uses- good, bad, or ugly.

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Rare Model

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Adam Rothstein talks about the making of his science fiction film and everything that goes into the process.

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Soft Interaction for Connectedness and Well-being

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Jinsil (Hwaryoung) Seo presents some of her interactive art research using soft/organic materials for children with autism and older adults. Her research focuses on promoting social/intergenerational connectedness and wellbeing.

Adam Rothstein
Student, Texas A&M University in Bryan
Jonathan Coopersmith
historian, Texas A&M University in College Station
George Díaz
Professor, Sam Houston State University in Bryan
Denise Bossarte
Data Analyst and Abstract Photographer & Painter, Consultant in Houston
Jinsil (Hwaryoung) Seo
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University in College Station