CFI Monthly Lecture and Movie Night!: 7PM TODAY at First Unitarian Church

Where: First Unitarian Church (605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)


RSVP at:

Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers (CFI)

Welcome to CFI’s monthly lecture and movie night series! This month’s speaker is Richard Pell.

Richard Pell is an artist working at the intersections of science, engineering and culture. He is the founder of the Center for PostNatural History, an outreach organization dedicated to the collection and exposition of life-forms that have been intentionally altered by human intervention. The Center has been awarded a Rockefeller New Media fellowship, a Creative Capital fellowship, a Smithsonian research fellowship, is currently in residence at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon and has opened a permanent exhibition space in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He is a founding member of the highly acclaimed art and engineering collective, the Institute for Applied Autonomy. IAA projects have been exhibited in art and engineering contexts such as the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Mass MoCA, Ars Electronica, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Hackers On Planet Earth and the International Conference On Robotics And Automation. IAA projects have been presented with an Award of Distinction and two Honorable Mentions at the Prix-Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria and were selected for RES Magazine’s “10 Best New Artists of 2005”.

Pell’s experimental documentary film, Don’t Call My Crazy On The 4th Of July, examined the curious case of Pittsburgher, Robert Lansberry, whose unusual political protests were a fixture of downtown Pittsburgh for 30 years. The film won the top prize at the Iowa Documentary Film Festival,  Best Michigan Director at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and was an official selection at the Kassel Documentary Film Festival.

Don’t Call My Crazy On The 4th Of July…

See you there!

P.S.  We usually head to Ali Baba’s on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!

Please feel free to email any speaker or topic ideas to BillK at

To learn about all the secular groups in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason website…and you can follow Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers and CFI on Facebook!

*CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please email to request accommodations.

Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 PM


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