1. Practice Sessions: Interference (Pt.2)

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    For Practice Sessions, LACE brought Nathalie Pozzi and game designer Eric Zimmerman to Los Angeles to present the North American premiere of Interference, a large-scale, physical game installation. Interference was exhibited at Track 16 Gallery and presented in partnership with USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative and IndieCade 2013, The International Festival of Independent Games. Interference is a strategic social game where you win by stealing from other players. Five suspended, super-thin steel walls dotted with organic patterns resembling cell tissues act as vertical game boards. The twist is that each turn you must steal a piece from another game going on between other players. While each game takes place in a local area of one of the walls, the games themselves can move across the walls – and games even collide with each other as they drift across the walls’ surfaces. Interference encourages players to negotiate, argue, and scheme with and against each other, across physical space, social space, and the spaces between games. This presentation of Interference was initiated by former LACE Executive Director Carol Stakenas. Video by Mariah Garnett.

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    • Practice Sessions: Interference (Pt 1)

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      For Practice Sessions, LACE brought Nathalie Pozzi and game designer Eric Zimmerman to Los Angeles to present the North American premiere of Interference, a large-scale, physical game installation. Interference was exhibited at Track 16 Gallery and presented in partnership with USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative and IndieCade 2013, The International Festival of Independent Games. Interference is a strategic social game where you win by stealing from other players. Five suspended, super-thin steel walls dotted with organic patterns resembling cell tissues act as vertical game boards. The twist is that each turn you must steal a piece from another game going on between other players. While each game takes place in a local area of one of the walls, the games themselves can move across the walls – and games even collide with each other as they drift across the walls’ surfaces. Interference encourages players to negotiate, argue, and scheme with and against each other, across physical space, social space, and the spaces between games. This presentation of Interference was initiated by former LACE Executive Director Carol Stakenas. Video by Mariah Garnett.

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      • MOTU Artist Spotlight: Connor Garvey on Track16

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        Connor Garvey is a singer/songwriter based in Portland, ME. Hear material for his upcoming album and see how Connor uses Track16 on the go. For more info on Track16: http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/track16. For more info on Connor Garvey... Website: http://www.connorgarveysongs.com Facebook: Connor Garvey Music https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connor-Garvey-Music/334518240152?fref=ts Album Release: "Meteors and Beating Hearts" Release Fall 2013 (Dates to be announced soon!) Current Tour Dates: http://www.connorgarveysongs.com/#!shows/cfvg Current releases: http://www.connorgarveysongs.com/#!store/cwn2 https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/connor-garvey/id295053302 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=connor+garvey

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        • That Buzz

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          While Fishbowling in Ventura, my friend, lovely Valerie gives a great introduction. Then I go to visit a gallery, Track 16 in Santa Monica.

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          • Transformation Station, Part I 1/22/13

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            The Santa Monica Museum of Art will soon be the transit gateway to our vibrant city. The coming of the new Metro Expo Line at Bergamot Station from Downtown Los Angeles, and ultimately to the ocean, has officially begun. It is scheduled to open in 2016. There is now a hulking new overpass on Cloverfield and Olympic Blvds., and today (January 22, 2013) we witnessed the demolition of Track 16—a bittersweet goodbye to this local icon. We watched with awe as the giant claw of the excavator ferociously devoured the building.

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            • Kurt Andersen in conversation with Lawrence O'Donnell

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              Video from a Live Talks Los Angeles featuring Kurt Andersen in conversation with Lawrence O'Donnell. Event was held July 26, 2012 at Track 16 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. To learn more about Live Talks Los Angeles, visit: www.livetalksla.org KURT ANDERSEN is host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360 and New York Times bestselling author. As an editor, he co-founded Spy, Inside.com, and Very Short List and served as editorial director of Colors and editor-in-chief of New York. He has been a cultural columnist for The New Yorker and Time, as well as Time’s architecture and design critic. He has also created television specials and pilots, and written screenplays and stage plays. In True Believers, Kurt Andersen—the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Heyday and Turn of the Century—delivers a powerful and moving novel. Dazzling in its wit and effervescent insight, this kaleidoscopic tour de force of cultural observation and seductive storytelling alternates between the present and the 1960s—and indelibly captures the enduring impact of that time on the ways we live now. Karen Hollander is a celebrated attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her reasons have their roots in 1968—an episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than forty years. Now, with the imminent publication of her memoir, she’s about to let the world in on that shocking secret—as soon as she can track down the answers to a few crucial last questions. As junior-high-school kids back in the early sixties, Karen and her two best friends, Chuck and Alex, roamed suburban Chicago on their bikes looking for intrigue and excitement. Inspired by the exotic romance of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, they acted out elaborate spy missions pitting themselves against imaginary Cold War villains. As friendship carries them through childhood and on to college—in a polarized late-sixties America riven by war and race as well as sex, drugs, and rock and roll—the bad guys cease to be the creatures of make-believe. Caught up in the fervor of that extraordinary and uncanny time, they find themselves swept into a dangerous new game with the highest possible stakes. Today, only a handful of people are left who know what happened. As Karen reconstructs the past and reconciles the girl she was then with the woman she is now, finally sharing pieces of her secret past with her national-security-cowboy boyfriend and Occupy-activist granddaughter, the power of memory and history and luck become clear. A resonant coming-of-age story and a thrilling political mystery, True Believers is Kurt Andersen’s most ambitious novel to date, introducing a brilliant, funny, and irresistible new heroine to contemporary fiction. LAWRENCE O’DONNELL is the host of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on MSNBC. O’Donnell brings a background in politics, entertainment and news to the nightly program, providing the last word on the important issues and most compelling stories of the day. O’Donnell was an MSNBC political analyst since the network’s launch in 1996 and had previously appeared as a frequent guest host on MSNBC’s primetime programs. O’Donnell was an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for the NBC series “The West Wing” and creator and executive producer of the NBC series, “Mister Sterling.” From 1989 through 1992, O’Donnell served as Senior Advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In 1992, he was Chief of Staff to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works. Previously he was the Chief of Staff of the Senate Finance Comitttee. and began working with Sen. Moynihan as Director of Communications in the Senator’s 1988 re-election campaign. A writer prior to entering politics and government, O’Donnell published the book, Deadly Force (1983), which was adapted as a CBS movie in 1986. He was a political columnist for New York magazine and has written essays and articles for several publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, People, Spy, and Boston Magazine. He has also appeared on NBC News’ Nightly News, Today, “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” and “Charlie Rose.” Born in Boston, O’Donnell is a graduate of Harvard College.

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              • Sandra Cisneros in conversation with Hector Tobar

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                Video from a Live Talks Los Angeles event featuring Sandra Cisneros in conversation with Hector Tobar. Held at Track 16 at Bergamot Station on Oct 10, 2012. For more info on Live Talks Los Angeles, visit: www.livetalksla.org The internationally acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street shares a deeply moving tale of loss, grief, and healing. The word “orphan” might not seem to apply to a fifty-three-year-old woman. Yet this is exactly how Sandra Cisneros felt in the aftermath of her mother’s passing, alone like “a glove left behind at the bus station.” What just might save her is her search for someone else gone missing: Marie, the black-and-white cat of her friend, Roz, who ran off the day they arrived from Tacoma. As Sandra and Roz scour the streets of San Antonio, the pursuit of this one small creature takes on unexpected urgency and meaning. With full-color illustrations by artist Ester Hernandez that bring this transformative quest to vivid life, Have You Seen Marie? is a lyrically told fable for grownups that showcases a beloved author’s storytelling magic. Hear Cisneros, in her return to Live Talks LA, discuss this tale that reminds us how love, even when it goes astray, does not stay lost forever. Hector Tobar is the son of Guatemalan immigrants and a native of the city of Los Angeles. He is the former Buenos Aires and Mexico City Bureau Chief for the LA Times and shared a Pulitzer for the paper’s coverage of the 1992 riots. He is currently a Los Angeles-based columnist for the paper and also writes about books, arts and culture. His most recent novel is The Barbarian Nurseries. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Tattooed Soldier and an essay collection, Translation Nation.

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                • Naomi Wolf in conversation with Terrence McNally

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                  Video from a Live Talks Los Angeles event with Naomi Wolf discussing her book, Vagina: A New Biography. She is in conversation with radio host Terrence McNally. Event was held on September 18 at Track 16 at Bergamot Station. To learn more about Live Talks Los Angeles, visit: www.livetalksla.org A provocative new book from the bestselling author of The Beaty Myth tackles female sexuality. In her landmark bestsellers, Naomi Wolf has explored important subjects from the commercialization of childbirth and motherhood, to how media images of beauty are used against women. Now, in Vagina: A New Biography, Wolf reveals scientific evidence of the direct link between a woman’s experience of her vagina, and her very sense of self. Wolf asks: If the vagina and the brain are essentially parts of one network, then what do women really need – not only for sexual fulfillment, but for overall confidence, self-realization and well-being? Join us at Live Talks Los Angeles as she discusses how science and history, religion and literature, have helped her to answer this question. Terrence NcNally is host of Free Forum on KPFK which is heard in Los Angeles and New York. On his weekly radio show, McNally engages the most visionary thinkers, writers, and doers he can find to make sense of the current moment and shed light on the path ahead.

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                  • An Evening with T.C. Boyle

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                    Video from a Live Talks Los Angeles event with T.C. Boyle on September 27 at Track 16 at Bergamot Station. The inimitable and acclaimed writer returned to Live Talks LA with his newest and fourteenth novel, San Miguel. Boyle discussed writing, his new book San Miguel and answered questions. For more information on Live Talks Los Angeles, visit: www.livetalksla.org Boyle’s latest, San Miguel is a soaring historical narrative about two families trying to start new lives on a windswept, near-desolate island just off the coast of southern California. Publishers Weekly says, “Boyle’s epic saga of struggle, loss, and resilience tackles Pacific pioneer history with literary verve….” “Each day,” he says, “I try to enter another world and stay there until my mind gets fuzzy and I have to quit work till the next day. In the interim, whether I’m sitting miles out in the Sierras with a book , doing yard work, cooking dinner or pouring a glass of wine, the artistic questions and choices of the story or novel stay with me until I can sit down again at the computer the following morning and move forward.”

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                    • Molly Ringwald in conversation with Meghan Daum

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                      Video from the Live Talks Los Angeles event featuring Molly Ringwald in conversation with Meghan Daum. Event was held at Track 16 at Bergamot Station on Sept 5, 2012 on the occasion of the release of Ringwald's debut fiction, When It Happens to You. Film, television and Broadway star Ringwald’s debut fiction, When It Happens to You, “sizzles with rare insight about the reverberations of betrayal and of love.” Molly Ringwald mines the complexities of modern relationships in this collection of linked stories, When it Happens to You. She follows a Los Angeles family and their friends and neighbors as they negotiate the hazardous terrain of everyday life — revealing the deceptions, heartbreak, and vulnerability familiar to us all. A stay-at-home mom grapples with age, infertility and an increasingly distant husband. A former children’s television star tries to rebuild his life after being hospitalized for “exhaustion.” An elderly woman mourns the loss of her husband and her estranged relationship with her daughter. A single mother finds untapped reserves of strength to protect her flamboyant six-year-old son who wishes only to wear dresses. And in the devastating title story, a betrayed wife chronicles her pain and alienation, leading to an eviscerating denouement. As the lives of these characters converge and diverge in unexpected ways, Ringwald reveals an eye for the universality of loss, love, and the search for connection. When It Happens to You is being called an auspicious literary debut by this well-known star of film, TV and Broadway. Writer Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story) says Ringwald “knows how families work and uses her considerable talents to make them come alive on the page.” Writer Robin Black (If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This) says, “While we have been watching Molly Ringwald, she has clearly been watching us. These stories sizzle with rare insight about the reverberations of betrayal and of love.” Meghan Daum has been an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Times since 2005. Her latest book, Life Would Be Perfect I Lived In That House, was published by Knopf in 2010. She is also the author of the essay collection My Misspent Youth and the novel The Quality of Life Report and her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Vogue. She is currently at work on a book of essays about sentimentality.

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