Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze
Written and Performed by Gioia De Cari, Directed by Miriam Eusebio
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
University Park Campus Grand Ballroom, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Nonbinary algorithms and sexism collide in Gioia De Cari’s Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze, a painfully funny show about navigating the elite boys’ club of higher mathematics.
“Funny and insightful one-woman show . . . replete with hilarious characters . . . the story is riveting . . . go see this show.”—Curtain Up
Nonbinary algorithms and sexism collide in Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze, a painfully funny show about navigating the elite boys’ club of higher mathematics. In 2005, Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard University, suggested that women are less represented than men in the sciences because of innate gender differences. Truth Values is one woman’s brilliant—and entertaining—response. Writer/performer and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari brings to life more than 30 characters in a true tale that offers a humorous, scathing, insightful and ultimately uplifting look at the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field. Truth Valueswon the award for Outstanding Solo Show at the New York International Fringe Festival.
Implicit Bias: How Default Assumptions Hurt Science, Skew Journalism and Send Innocent People to Jail
Thursday, March 13, 4 p.m.
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library 240
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Organized by K.C. Cole (Journalism) and Sami Assaf (Mathematics).
Photo: Ivan Singer Photography