The Encyclopedia Show is brought to you from the minds of poets and producers Robbie Q Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney. The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy, music, and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. Each month a new topic is picked from the encyclopedia and related assignments are sent to a diverse group of writers, artists, poets, and performers.
This month's theme is BRAINS, and features: James Tadd Adcox (Artifice Magazine) on the technium; Mary Hamilton (Quickies!) on prosopagnosia; Tasha Viets-VanLear (LTAB Finalist) on lucid dreaming; Mason Johnson (Silvertongue Reading Series) on Krang (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Caitlin Parrish (USC MFA Candidate) on toxoplasmosis; Jim Dobson (International Forensics Superstar) on octopus tentacle peripheral nervous systems; Naomi Ashley (folky singer) on Phineas Gage; Schuyler Maehl (visual artist) on trepanation; an original composition on Alzheimer's disease by composer Roy Magnuson and performed by the Élan String Quartet; and an interview with professional neurologist Dr. Rimas V. Lukas.
Recorded Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the Vittum Theater.