Views and Brews
Twice a month the Cactus Cafe hosts KUT’s Views and Brews.
Views and Brews is a free space where we invite the community in to explore a wide range of subjects and ideas. Already we’ve talked about Jazz and the Spiritual Journey through the music of John Coltrane, Drugs and the Olympics, Texas Politics, the History of Radio, Women in the Jazz Conversation, Texas high school football, and the life of Tennessee Williams. All that and we’ve only just begun!
Our goal is to engage with the community to share thoughts, inspire new perspectives, and develop compelling multimedia content all while involving Austin in the discussion.
Cowboy Poetry Set to Music
- Tuesday March 4, 6 p.m.
Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with graphic designer DJ Stout, and Austin-based composer and pianist Graham Reynolds to talk about their collaboration that illustrates the power of regionalism and the beauty of home on a global stage.
Stout of Pentagram, the world's largest independent design consultancy, will discuss his latest publication featuring cowboy poets from West Texas, as Reynolds performs a live score along with the presentation. This will be a version of the performance they gave at the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town in February 2014.
Along with their presentation they'll talk about what it means to bring your home and your place into your work, however international it may be. Why is it important to "go back to your roots"? What is the role of home and history is 21st Century graphic design? What was the reception in Cape Town to this Texas project?
Primate Social Behavior
- Tuesday March 25, 6 p.m.
Views and Brews joins Hot Science-Cool Talks for this special edition on primate social behavior. Doctors Anthony DiFiore and Rebecca Lewis are both biological anthropologists at the University of Texas at Austin who study several species of primates and primate social behavior.
Dr. Di Fiore focuses on monkeys in the Amazon, and Dr. Lewis focuses on lemurs in Madagascar. What do they actually do when they’re studying primates, how did they get into this field? What are some of the similarities and differences they’ve found between the primates they’re studying and humans, who are also primates? Highlights of their research and field experiences will be shared, along with different and perhaps unexpected research methods.