Talks / Performances
Aphorism enthusiast and author James Geary waxes on a fascinating fixture of human language: the metaphor.
January 30, 2016
Suffolk University student Amanda Zarni's review of my Grolier Bookshop gig
SBS Seoul Digital Forum
Seoul, South Korea
May 20, 2016
Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series
University of Michigan School of Art and Design
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb. 11, 2010
As part of my 'Juggling Aphorisms and Mixing Metaphors' show, I invite audience members to name a theme, in response to which I must immediately come up with an aphorism. If I fail, he / she gets a free copy of my book. During this exchange at the University of Michigan, the challenge began with 'monkeys' and quickly escalated to 'Zimbabwe', 'birth control' and 'lust'...
The Sun Valley Writers' Conference
Sun Valley, Idaho
The Ilkley Literature Festival
October 1, 2006
For an example of how I deployed my fortune cookies at poetry readings, see my 1987 appearance at Larry Blake's.
The Institute of Contemporary Arts
Feb. 26, 2002
A panel discussion focused on some of the themes addressed in my earlier book The Body Electric: An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses, with artificial life researcher Steve Grand and artist Brian Eno.