Film noir (literally, "black film") was a short-lived but extremely influential American genre rooted in German Expressionism. It developed during and immediately after World War II, taking advantage of the post-war climate of anxiety, pessimism and suspicion. Films noir reflected the insecurities of that Cold War period when the threat of nuclear annihilation was ever-present, and the genre counter-balanced the reflexive optimism of Hollywood musicals and comedies. The skewed perspectives of anti-heroes and femmes fatale in film noir were a metaphoric symptom of society's ills, with a strong undercurrent of moral conflict; in film noir, hilarity does not ensue.
Autism Tree Project Annual Neuroscience Conference
Showcasing cutting-edge findings and innovations in the field of neuroscience and autism, this series brings light to new research with the intention to foster collaborations and new ideas and create a heart connection between the global neuroscience community and families living with autism.
The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology presents Exploring Ethics, a series of lectures and discussions designed to bring the public and scientists together to explore how science can best serve society. These programs provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to share perspectives on the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology.