Aspen Times Weekly: This week’s events

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‘Memories of a Theoretical Physicist: A Journey Across the Landscape of Strings, Black Holes, and the Multiverse,’ 5 p.m. today

You won’t need a Ph.D. to appreciate an evening of fascinating physics. Aspen Center for Physics physicist Ahmed Almheiri will be at Explore to talk about the memoir of his mentor and dear friend, theoretical physicist Joseph Polchinski, renowned for his work on string theory. Almheiri will be interviewed by Explore’s Jeff Bernstein, a former high school physics teacher who will make sure the physics makes sense to the layperson. Explore Booksellers,

‘Memories of a Theoretical Physicist: A Journey Across the Landscape of Strings, Black Holes, and the Multiverse.’
Courtesy photo


JAS After Dark, Sept. 2-4

Belly Up hosts JAS After Dark with The Kid LAROI, Sept. 2; Sam Feldt Sept. 3; and Zach Bryan & Friends Sept. 4. After just one major label debut and millions of streams across platforms, rapper born Charlton The Kid LAROI is proving that for an incoming generation filled with promising talent, yesterday’s borders aren’t today’s barriers, and anyone can make it in America as a rapper. Characterized by heavy use of vocals and live instruments, Sam Feldt’s music is warm and intimate, and lends itself especially well to true live performance. Oklahoma born and bred Zach Bryan has been making such an impact on the underground country music scene for the past few years that his show at Belly Up is sold out, but you can join the waitlist.


Visiting Artist Lecture: Camille Utterback, 7 p.m. Sept. 6

Join AndersonRanch arts center for a conversation with visiting artist Camille Utterback, who will be there Sept. 4-17. Utterback is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the field of digital and interactive art. Her work ranges from interactive gallery installations to intimate reactive sculptures and architectural scale site-specific works. Utterback’s work explores the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and physicality in visually layered ways. Her newest pieces combine computer generated animations with custom glass panels or hand-formed glass to explore the potential for display surfaces that address the subtleties of our depth perception.

Camille Utterback’s ‘Entangled,’ 2015, dual-channel interactive installation on scrims commissioned for installation at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, pictured at Stanford Art Gallery.
JKA Photography


‘Three Minutes — A Lengthening,’ 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7

So long as we are watching history, history is not over. Three minutes of footage, shot by David Kurtz in 1938, are the only moving images remaining of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland before the Holocaust. This documentary explores the human stories hidden within the celluloid. Isis Theatre, Aspen.

‘Three Minutes — A Lengthening,’ screens Sept. 7 at Isis Theatre.
Courtesy Aspen Film

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