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“Lights . . . Camera . . . Action!” Discovery Café to be held April 12

Text: Discovery Café. Miami Ideas logo. April 12. 7:00pm. 1st floor King Library. Lights . . . Camera . . . Action!. It's the phrase that gets things rolling on a movie set, and it'll get things rolling at our next Discovery Café too. Join as Bob De Schutter (CEHS and AIMS), Mary Ben Bonham (Architecture & Interior Design), and Leighton Peterson (Anthropology) share their points of view. Free. Open to the public.

In November, OARS and The Graduate School began hosting Miami University’s Discovery Café.

Modeled on the Science Café concept originated by the PBS documentary series Nova, Discovery Café helps celebrate Miami’s Year of Creativity + Innovation. It’s a fun, casual — and free! — way to find out what’s new and next in nearly every field, from art to mechanical engineering to zoology.

At the next Café — scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 — three of Miami University’s most dynamic researcher-scholars will explore the theme, “Lights . . . Camera . . . Action!”

Bob De Schutter is a C. Michael Armstrong Professor at the College of Education, Health & Society and the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS). His interdisciplinary research focuses on game design, the older audience of digital games, and the use of digital games for non-entertainment purposes.

Mary Ben Bonham is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture & Interior Design. Her scholarship focuses on architectural applications of lighting and other areas of building performance.

Leighton Peterson is associate professor of anthropology. His scholarship centers on media depictions of Native Americans and Native-produced media.

After the experts offer their perspective, the audience will have a chance to ask questions and engage in conversation.

All are welcome to attend the event, which takes place at 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 12, in the AIS on the first floor of Miami University’s King Library. Light refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there!

Photo of March’s Discovery Café audience by Scott Kissell, Miami University Photo Services.

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