The Denver Center for Performing Art's “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot” performed an abridged version of Romeo and Juliet outside the Tivoli Building. The play was followed by a conversation with the troupe’s talented cast and director, moderated by English Department chair Cindy L. Carlson.
PEN America Best Debut Short Story author Samuel Clare Knights read from his novel The Manual Alphabet. Vastly nonfictional and told partially in sign language, it centers on a hearing boy born to deaf parents. A discussion followed about the nature of language and Dr. Knight's linguistic inheritance.
A talkback with the audience at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Phipps Imax Theater took on the topics of modern developments in artificial intelligence, the nature and consequences of consciousness, and issues of morality involving AIs.