The Experimental Station is working to build independent cultural infrastructure on the South Side of Chicago. We do this by fostering a dynamic ecology of innovative educational and cultural programs, small business enterprises and community initiatives. Since 2006, we have both built our own programming to address a variety of identified local needs and have fostered, hosted, and sponsored numerous other initiatives.
Listen to nationally and regionally acclaimed tellers, a few new voices and youth tellers in our 19th Tellabration! - including Megan Wells, Mama Edie, Kucha Brownlee and Baba Tony, Judith Heineman, Carol Kerman, Susan Stone, The Chicago Storytelling Guild, and more. Ours is always the SUNDAY before Thanksgiving. You can expect Multi-cultural tales mixed with personal narrative, drumming, music and audience participation from a broad range of tellers from varied backgrounds. We have an afternoon concert for Families and Children and an evening Adult program. SLI interpretation provided.
In this year’s Reporting Back, a community-driven journalism project by Illinois Humanities, presented in partnership with City Bureau, a new round of young journalists will work with veteran journalists like Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Tulsky to report on the forthcoming Chicago Police Database. When the Database launches, it will make the police misconduct documents that were released as a result of the Kalven v. Chicago court ruling easily accessible to the public for the first time. As the City Bureau teams create their stories, the Reporting Back events will consult with community members across the city to discuss what this dataset actually means for Chicagoans.
Please join us at the October 28th launch at The Experimental Station, during which the teams will introduce themselves, introduce the Chicago Police Database, and hold an open town-hall forum to discuss how their reporting projects can serve community needs.
This facility is wheelchair accessible. If you require any other arrangements to fully participate, please let us know - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 422-5580 at least 72 hours prior to the event.
The Experimental Station is seeking a Finance and Human Resources Administrator. A qualified candidate for this position will have bookkeeping experience, strong computer skills (QuickBooks, Mac OS X, Google Apps Suite/Excel), a knowledge of small business administration, and an ability and willingness to collaborate and work with a team. Please apply by Friday October 23rd.
Proper recording all Experimental Station revenues and purchases in QuickBooks Pro
Reimbursing and tracking EBT sales for farmers markets
Printing checks for payment of bills
Researching billing questions Issuing invoices for services rendered
Assisting with preparation of programmatic budgets
Compiling financial information to report to funders, donors and corporate partners
Tracking status of matching grant campaigns
Preparing deposits and deposit breakdowns
Assisting with fiscal sponsorship administration
Human Resources Administration
Providing payroll administration (gathering, submitting, tracking payroll)
Providing human resources administration (health insurance, direct deposit, unemployment, workers comp, retirement)
Assisting with development of systems and procedures
Keeping ES business records/computer files in good order
Experimental Station provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, Experimental Station complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
What are the implications of a technology whose accelerated development has taken many directions in recent years?
For this event Beate Geissler , Oliver Sann, Dan Peterman and the Experimental station invite artists, activists and citizens working with, against and around drone technology and optical media in general. drone fair will provide a platform for a presentation of a diverse spectrum of work and for an engaged discussion about flying eyes, flying cameras, surveillance, privacy, technology and the upcoming changes in FAA regulations concerning drones.
The Object Cultures Project continues to explore the act and art of salvaging. This conversation addresses the dynamics of material deterioration and restoration, and the rhythms of destruction and construction, that transform the urban fabric. How can social, material, and aesthetic questions converge within buildings, blocks, and neighborhoods? How are the values informing preservation or reanimation shared, contested, and reconciled? As the city of Chicago continues to shape the architectural imagination, what role should salvage play?
Agile Rascal Traveling Bike Theatre is touring their original play, 'Sunlight on the Brink' across the United States this summer, traveling the whole way on bicycles. With their lights, costumes, sets and props in tow, Agile Rascal will perform in over 16 cities and towns across the country.
'Sunlight on the Brink' is an intricate, wildly imaginative exploration of the intersection of Capitalism, Spirituality and Technology. After catastrophic drought on the west coast has forced everyone to migrate east, several holdouts attend to a lonely gas station in the Southwest desert. Or were they abandoned? With dwindling resources and the wily wilderness rapidly encroaching, a Scientist rolls up, out of gas and with a strange specimen that might offer a glimpse of what comes next.
Blackstone Bicycle Works and the Active Transportation Allinance are co-sponsoring an event at the Seminary Co-op on June 4th at 6pm. James Longhurst, author of Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road, will uncover the forgotten sidepath movement of the 1890s and discuss its implications for the present.
The Invisible Institute, in conjunction with the Mandel Aid Clinic, will host a two-day Youth/Police Conference this weekend—as featured on Chicago Tonight. The conference will continue the Invisible Institute's focus on "everyday encounters between black youth and Chicago police officers," with moderated public conversations centered around introductory media and performances. By "placing the experiences and perspectives of black youth at the center of the discourse, [they] hope to enrich the national conversation about police practices, relations, and accountability." Steve Edwards, Executive Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and a former NPR host, and Jamie Kalven of the Invisible Institute will moderate the panels.