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'Leonardo's Brain' and Six-Word Memoirs: A Reflection on Jewish Fathers with Amy Tobin and Tiffany Shlain

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Contact: Elizhevah HurvichPhone: 5108480237 x148Email:

JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

$10 general admission / $8 JCC members, seniors, students

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Join us for a conversation between Bay Area filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and JCC East Bay CEO Amy Tobin. Tiffany will discuss her late father's new book, “Leonardo's Brain: Understanding Da Vinci's Creative Genius,” as well as the legacy and impact of her father’s life. Author Leonard Shlain, a Bay Area surgeon who also wrote the classic “Art & Physics,” argues that Da Vinci possessed a unique intellect combining artistic and scientific genius and attained a unique state of consciousness. As part of the discussion, which takes place near Father's Day, Tiffany Shlain and Amy Tobin (daughter of the late Gary Tobin, a Jewish academic and thought-leader) will share their Six-Word Memoirs about their fathers and guide audience members in writing their own Six-Word Memoirs about a father or father figure.

Co-sponsored by Reboot.