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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

The Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series brings respected leaders and innovators from a broad spectrum of creative fields direct to your screen of choice with the support of our partners, Detroit Public Television and PBS Books.

All speaker series events will be webcast on Fridays at 8 pm EST here and at You can also watch the talks and join the conversation on the Penny Stamps Series Facebook page.


Upcoming Events

Sophia Brueckner: Sci-Fi Prototyping and Critical Optimism  

Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Inseparable from computers since the age of two, Sophia Brueckner believes she is a cyborg. As a software engineer at Google, she… Read More >

Jad Abumrad: Making "Dolly Parton's America"  

Friday, March 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab, a public radio program broadcast on nearly 600 stations across the nation and… Read More >

Chitra Ganesh: On Utopia and Dissent  

Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Chitra Ganesh is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. For the past 20 years, Ganesh's drawing based practice has shed light on… Read More >

Sun Young Park: Designing Health Technology to Empower Patients  

Friday, March 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Successful chronic illness management requires active patient participation and effective communication among the patient,… Read More >

Pipilotti Rist: Kind (of a) Talk  

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, a pioneer of spatial video art, has been a central figure within the international art scene since the… Read More >

Raney Aronson-Rath: Profile  

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Raney Aronson-Rath is the executive producer of FRONTLINE, PBS’ flagship investigative journalism series, and a leading voice on… Read More >

Notice of uncensored content: In accordance with the University of Michigan’s Standard Practice Guidelines on “Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression,” the Penny Stamps Speaker Series does not censor our speakers or their content. The content provided is intended for adult audiences and does not reflect the views of the University of Michigan or Detroit Public Television.