It’s hard to believe it’s been a month and a half since we teamed up with The Lost Lectures and brought over 750 people to the Knockdown Center in Queens for an amazing night of talks and performances. For those who weren’t there or need a refresher, we had: scientist Marc Abrahams discussing an opera about a bizarre centrifugal birthing device; photographer Barbara Nitke talking about her work in the porn industry (“This is a hard job for guys — pun intended,” she quipped); dance troupe Flex Is Kings demonstrating a range of Flexing moves and styles, including bone breaking (which looks like how it sounds); transgender icon Amanda Lepore, owner of “the most expensive body on earth,” opening up about her life story and performing a song; writer, blogger, and anti-blogger Choire Sicha predicting the future of the internet (takeaway: think before you share); and musician Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) translating his synesthesia into a mesmerizing multimedia performance.
The night was truly unique, something that can’t be replicated. But it can be relived, because the videos are now online! Watch them below in the order they appeared and soak in the knowledge, the talent, and the wonder of it all.
The Lost Lectures New York took place at the Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, Queens) on April 25, 7pm.