Take a look at what’s happening this week on FORA.tv:
University of Amsterdam professor Machtelt Israëls will speak at The Frick Collection on Wednesday in a lecture on early Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca. Highly sought after by patrons across the Italian peninsula, Piero gradually transformed the art of painting through his vivid and pioneering pictorial imagination.
Imagine a world where parents could plan to have a child that would be free of genetic diseases, and even be able to select certain physical characteristics for their offspring. Would genetic engineering be a boon to future generations? Or, are there inherent moral and societal problems that arise with such tinkering? On Wednesday, a panel will join Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates to debate whether or not society should prohibit genetically engineered babies.
Also on Wednesday, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom joins the National Constitution Center to discuss his newly released book, Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, on how citizens can use technology and social media to transform American democracy.
Finally, we’d like to extend a hearty congratulations to our partner, Teen Vogue, on the 10th anniversary of the magazine’s launch. We’ve had the privilege of writing about a number of Teen Vogue events over the years, including coverage of its highly influential Teen Vogue Fashion U, which offers insight for readers on how to break into the fashion industry from designers such as Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Erin Fetherston, and Nicole Richie.