Listen to Decatur “Pedestrian Activity” Concert at the Bandstand Today!


What the what?  Asst. City Manager Lyn Menne writes in…

Just a reminder that today beginning around noon, students and professors from Georgia Tech will be performing music based on pedestrian and cycling activity recorded by sensors placed around the City of Decatur.  Translating transportation activity into sound and in turn turning it into music is part of the week-long Atlanta Science Fair event.

Performances will take place during lunch and later this afternoon on the bandstand on the square.

Still very confused?  Well, Decaturish had a post about it a day or so ago, so that might help sort you out.

Photo courtesy of Decatur Business Association website

It’s Literally Wednesday: Science Edition

The Atlanta Science Festival begins on Saturday … and looks amazing! Frogs, planetariums, robots, microbes, beer, and a gazzillion other things — some of which are book related.

Story Collider – storytellers offer personal accounts told on stage about how science has affected people’s lives, hosted by Ari Daniel and Erin Barker, Monday, March 24th at 8pm, The New American Shakespeare Tavern, $5 – details here.

Children’s Storytime – about our garden friends, Wednesday, March 26th at 10:30am, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, free (with admission) – details here.

Science Storytime – sounds from the kitchen, Wednesday, March 26th at 10:30am, Lovejoy Branch Library of the Clayton County system, free – details here (details about other Clayton Couny Library science storytimes can be found here, here, and here) .

The Science of Beer – nothing to do with books, but it is beer, Wednesday, March 26th at 10:30pm, Monday Night Brewing, $12 – details here.

Potato Chip Science with Allen Kurzweil – break open and munch your way through the areas of acoustics and aeronautics, forensics, and physiology – Thursday, March 27th at 7pm, Little Shop of Stories, free – details here.

This Week

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds, Thursday, March 20th at 6pm, Schwartz Center at Emory, free with tickets available at Emory and your favorite local independent bookstores.

Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings, Monday, March 25th at 7pm, Horizon Theatre, $25 (includes signed copy of the paperback edition).

A conversation with Sarah Lewis, author of The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure, and the  Search for Mastery, and Emory poet Kevin Young, Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30pm, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.