by the Rules: The Cultural Policy Challenges of Video Games,
October 26-27. For its 2001 Arts and Humanities in Public Life
Conference, the Cultural Policy Center has assembled a group
of experts in policy, law, and the arts from the academic, nonprofit,
and corporate sectors to discuss the social impact of video
games. Roundtables and panels will address issues such as the
regulation of violent games, the uses of video games in education,
and video games as an art form. Chicago Policy Center; call
Chamber music series,
from October 12. The University of Chicago Presents kicks off
its season with the Tokyo String Quartet performing an all-Brahms
program on October 12. Other autumn performances include Austria's
Hagen Quartet October 26 and Polish contralto Ewa Podles and
pianist Garrick Ohlsson in an all-Russian program November 16.
The University of Chicago Presents; call 773/702-8068.
Borders: Modern Photographs from Central Europe,
through December 16. Exploring in part the stylistic synthesis
of pictorial and modernist styles, this exhibition highlights
Central European photographs made between the two World Wars.
Featured artists include Jaromír Funke, Imre Kinski, Jaroslav
Rössler, and Joseph Sudek. Smart Museum; call 773/702-0200.
October 27. The 22nd annual open house will feature more than
50 presentations, lectures, and performances by Chicago faculty
and staff. University President Don M. Randel will deliver the
keynote address on the relationship between music and poetry.
Humanities Division; call 773/702-4847.