Friday, March 23, 2018

LOUDER THAN A BOMB



LOUDER THAN A BOMB
March 23 (Friday)
Film Screening 8:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus
[Note later than normal screen time]


Directed by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel (United States, 2010, 99 minutes, color)
This award-winning documentary tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world’s largest youth slam. "Packs a greater emotional punch than any film in current release" (Boston Herald).


Friday, March 23, beginning at 6PM in Page Hall - an inter-generational poetry event with two local poets...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

EXPLAINER: Bitcoin, Blockchain & ICO's

By
A Bitcoin ATM
Bitcoin is no longer just for geeks in obscure corners of the internet. Today you can use the digital currency to fly to Britain, buy an apartment and enroll in the London Sushi Workshop. Fans like its libertarian footing, how it dodges government control and how – especially in this privacy-challenged era – it boosts anonymity. But some detractors blast bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a “fraud,” while others argue that they fuel cybercrime.
Unlike the American dollar or British pound – which are guaranteed by central banks that set interest rates and print currency, stabilizing their value – bitcoin is decentralized. No one controls it. In part for that reason, its value has yo-yoed wildly. After more than quadrupling against the dollar between January and August 2017, bitcoin fell by a third in the first two weeks of September. Some blamed...
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