Sunday, December 2nd, from 3-5pm the Four Knights Club continues its exploration of strategy and ethics as played out in the ancient sport of kings, Horseshoes. This week we will beleaguer our opponents with deep thoughts inspired by our class field trip to the 38th Annual National Chess Congress, where we observed our mentor performing admirably against a plethora of 8-year olds (or was it 8 year-olds?)
Sunday, November 18th, the Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Study invites the public to vocally support its very own John Charles Fritz as he competes in the first ever Philadelphia Marathon, 7AM at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Following the marathon, Mr. Fritz will be personally hosting the after-party at the Institute starting at 5pm, featuring musical performances by “The Corndawg” and special Argentine guest performer “Oto Borus”.
The afterparty is a potluck: please bring a dish or something to drink, maybe a soda or something hot. Coffee will be served as well as sloppy joes, personally cooked by Mrs. Fritz.
Attention, lovers of great chess sensations! Sunday, November 18th, from 3-5pm, Chess Kings continues. Last week we discussed pins and went through the logistics of chess notation, recording the moves from a game and playing the game back with commentary. This week, we will continue our discussion of chess solutions and examine the nature of tempo.
The Pen16 Drawing Club continues Friday, November 16th, with a party celebrating our half-year anniversary. The emphasis will be on drawing-as-game and drawing-environments. Pens and paper provided – please bring refreshments and an analytical eye.8pm - late.
Pure Data Seminar holds its 11th meeting; this week, we continue discussing Chapter 7, and examine our first implementations of a drum sequencer.
This will be the first meeting of the PIFAS Engineering Group. PIFAS Engineering is committed to exploring all forms of practical knowledge, not just those found in the traditional university setting.
Sunday, November 11th, from 3-5pm, Chess Kings continues. Last week we discussed general opening strategy, went over a few chess problems, and reviewed a 1907 game with particular attention to the effect early, seemingly innocuous errors can have devastating consequences in the end game. Additionally, we played a verbalization game, where all moves & their ramifications were discussed with the opponent prior to the move.