July 1, 2009
UO Portland Continues Summer Discussion Series Thursday, July 30
An expert in sustainable practices and tax policies, Oregon Law Professor Nancy Shurtz will provide an overview of green commercial and residential buildings in Portland, both new construction and retrofits. She also will discuss ongoing green practices within buildings and tax policy favoring green construction.
July 16, 6:30 p.m.: “Free Culture: Creating Copyright and Copyright Creation”
Oregon Law alumnus Peter Shaver will join members of the Portland’s electropop trio YACHT (John Bechtolt, Claire Evans, and Mike Merrill) to discuss the current state of copyright law and its impact on creative work. We’ll draw the audience into a creative re-authoring of copyright law in real time, and enjoy free culture.
July 23, 6:00 p.m.: “Beautiful Soup: An Assessment of Current Visual Culture”
Presented by Michael A. Salter, South Waterfront artist-in-residence, who considers himself an obsessive observer of contemporary visual culture, where graphics and corporate identities, signage and symbols, are used to communicate the culture of commerce. These images wield tremendous power in the visual landscape we occupy.