Higher Education: Infinity
Hazleton infuses humor and philosophy into this cannabis-infused event.
Night two of The Goodship Academy of Higher Education featured the acclaimed author and “accidental theologist,” Lesley Hazleton, giving peeks into her philosophy on and new book exploring infinity. On a beautiful and cozy October night, Lesley’s bouncy, infectious energy brought the whole room under her spell, as she frolicked from side to side across the dimly lit scene, and reveled in the expansive wonder of infinity’s paradigms and inconceivability.
Seattle Times writer Bob Young sets the stage in his article recapping the event:
“The setting was the Cloud Room on Capitol Hill, where folks sat on couches and a thick white rug, nibbling on dried apricots dipped in chocolate. Jerry Zimmerman, a fixture at Canlis for decades, played a baby grand piano as the crowd of about 80 settled in. Speaker Lesley Hazleton, an author and psychologist, then uncorked her tale of wonder and love for infinity at the event, which had sold out of $16 tickets in four hours.
It was like a TED talk with the prism turned slightly. Zimmerman played Pink Floyd. Hazleton spoke barefoot. The audience was stoned. That rug was really plush.”
RECORDING BY ILLUSTRATION
BY JED DUNKERLEY
We’re excited to feature the many ways that the event was captured, and these incredible illustrations top the list. Diverse Seattle-based artist, Jed Dunkerley, who has lead creative endeavors from animation design to musical theater, live sketched as Lesley took the audience on her journey through infinity. Interweaving drawings, phrases and doodles manifest into a magical representations of the night’s spontaneity and fascination.
RECORDING BY AUDIO
BY WILL RITTHALER
To listen to a complete recording of the event, play or download the file below. At the 15:32 minute mark of the lecture, the attendees watched this video. No other visuals were used for the duration of the lecture.
RECORDING BY TEXT
Read this article recap in The Seattle Times by Bob Young. We’re very excited that this ended up on the front page of The Times on Wednesday October 21.
As one attendee said, with the night coming to a close, “We laughed until we cried and we had our minds completely blown, all within a few hours.” We’re looking forward to more good times on The Goodship, coming soon.