We ended the semester at Sex and Politics with discussions about German politics, the NY arts scene, and new ideas about sustainability in the face of Climate Change and global warming.
First up, Sex and Politics Alumnus Zack Murphy spoke to Aaron Schwayze, a graduate student from Berlin majoring in enviromental engineering. They discussed German reaction to the NSA revelations and the way that those revelations are playing out in German politics. Revelations that the NSA was monitoring Prime Minister Merkel’s correspondence has caused great political friction in Germany.
Then, Philip Rosenberg had a conversation with Sari Caine Glickstein and David Rigo of the Slightly Altered States Theater Company. They read an excerpt of their upcoming production of Mr. Landing Takes a Fall, a new play written by Sari (Artistic Director of Slightly Altered Theater Company). The production will open at the Flea Theater in September.
Then it was time for Politics–our last installment of our continuing series on Climate Change/Disruption. Dan Kinch spoke to Chris Agnos of Sustainable Man. Chris, formerly a high-income programmer in NYC, now pursues a much more humble endeavor–managing and spreading the vision of SustainableMan.org. “My worldview before my–let’s call it an ‘awakening’–was one that was held by many people,” Chris says. “It was based on the idea that human beings are on top of the world, that we are the lords and masters of nature, and that nature exists for us to do what we please with it–it’s a pile of resources we use to run our economy.”
You can hear these discussions on the sound file below.