Workshop: Thinking Out of the Box

ootbInterested in awakening your inner creativity? Trying a different way of thinking about things? “Thinking out of the box” is one of the most effective ways of creating an innovative product/service that people love. Come and join us for a series of workshops to help you learn important business and entrepreneurship skills based on this philosophy. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 6p.m. These workshops are open for all, no sign-up is required. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your business skills, try a new approach to problem-solving, practice your English, and enjoy productive teamwork!

AMC Computer Club

AMC Computer ClubDo you love technology? Computers, gadgets and all things “geeky” – and want to practice your English at the same time? Then join us for a fun and informal new club, where you can ask questions about and/or discuss a whole range of “techie” things with our leading expert extraordinaire, Egor Emeliyanov, AMC IT Manager. The first meeting will be held on Monday, July 6 at 6p.m.

Workshop: Learning How to Use Mac Computers (in Russian)

macIf you are one of our regular visitors, you have probably noticed that the American Center is equipped with IMac computers, which enjoy enormous popularity. However, those who are used to other operating systems do not always know how to use Mac OS, and might get stuck at the simplest tasks, such as to copy text, or to open a browser. If you have always wondered how to operate a Mac/Apple computer, but were afraid to try, this beginner level workshop will be perfect for you! The first meeting will be on Thursday, July 2 at 6:30p.m. Please note that the event will be conducted in Russian, and the space is limited, so please sign up early at [email protected]

Lecture: New Technology in Media

faris-etlingWe are pleased to invite you on Tuesday, June 23 at 7p.m. to our Center for a wonderful lecture about technology and media by Robert Faris and Bruce Etling.

Robert Faris is the research director at the Berkman Center for
Internet & Society at Harvard University. A primary focus of his
research is studying the nature and impact of digital communication and online networks on social and political change, in addition to
developing the theory, methods, and tools for tracking and evaluating
digital activity.
Bruce Etling is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
at Harvard University and doctoral student at the University of Oxford
(Oxford Internet Institute). His research is focused on the impact of
the Internet on politics, political participation, and collective

At our Center, they will talk about the role of new technology in social networking, blogs, and mainstream media.

AMC Literature Club: “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry

AMC Literature ClubJoin us on Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. for a meeting of AMC Literature Club. This time members of the club will continue discussing “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry. Lonesome Dove is a 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning western novel, which was first written as a movie script, and then transformed into a book. The story focuses on the relationship of several retired Texas Rangers and their adventures driving a cattle herd from Texas to Montana. The discussion will be followed by movie screening. 

Teacher2Teacher Workshop Graduation Ceremony

t2tOn Wednesday, June 10 at 4p.m. the American Center in Moscow invites all teachers of English, who participated in T2T Workshops during this year, to a Graduation Ceremony. Join this last meeting of the year to thank John Kotnarowski, English Language Fellow, who shared his wonderful teaching experience with you, and to receive certificates of participation.

Lecture: “The Sense of Sound: Inventing Music”

We are pleased to invite you to lecture “The Sense of Sound: Inventing Music” by Terry Dame, which will take place on Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. The lecture will focus on creative possibilities of the medium of sound, let the audience look at it from a designer’s perspective, and analyze the “physics and biology” of music.

Terry Dame is not just a musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer for film, theater and dance. She is also an engineer by training and an inventor by avocation, which get incorporated into Ms. Dame’s original interactive sensor-driven musical instruments that she constructs from found objects.

Lecture: “How to compare 10 million images? Analysis and visualization of patterns in art, games, comics, cinema, web, print, and user-generated content”

ManovichPlease, welcome to the American Center on Saturday, June 6 at 2 p.m. to listen to the lecture by Dr. Lev Manovich, a Professor of Computer Science at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and founder and director of Software Studies Initiative, the lab, which is developing Cultural Analytics: computational analysis and visualization of massive cultural visual datasets in the humanities.

Dr. Manovich has been working with computer media as an artist, computer animator, designer, and programmer. He will be speaking on digital art, culture and new media.