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Join your friends in WISE and learn more about the future of our lifelong learning organization. Please register online by clicking the link below.

Interested in proposing an event? We now have a proposal form that is easy to complete on-screen and emailed to the WISE office. We look forward to hearing about your ideas for events on and off campus!

    • 12/11/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom only

    The Romantic Engineer: Poetry Meets Technology => "Shall I compare thee to the latest iPhone?"  If anything, poetry seems to clash with technology, and technology feels like it moves us out of the world of poetry. Yet poetry itself is a technology, combining techniques to create emotional effects. And technologies can move us---both literally and figuratively---in unexpected ways. Join Win in exploring how poetry can help us contemplate the artificial as well as the natural world.

    No registration needed; just come out on Zoom with an open mind and join in the ongoing discussion of artificial intelligence!

    The Zoom link is available on the WISE Event Links tab on the WISE Events page.

    Win Treese is a software consultant, writer, teacher, and poet. Among other projects, he currently teaches computer security at Brandeis University. Win helped start Open Market, one of the first Internet commerce software companies, and later led software development at SiCortex, a Maynard-based supercomputer startup. He has also worked as an independent consultant as well as on staff at MIT and Boston University.

    Win is a current member of the Wayland Board of Library Trustees and served several terms on the School Council for Wayland High School, as both parent and community member.  As a volunteer at the library, he helped start the Girls Who Code program at the Wayland Library and led the team of facilitators for four years before the pandemic.

     His most recent book is "In the Cloud: Poems for a Technological Age", and he previously co-authored the book "Designing Systems for Internet Commerce."  

     He lives in Wayland, Massachusetts.

    • 12/14/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Val’s Restaurant at 75 Reservoir Street, Holden, MA 01520

    WISE  Holiday Luncheon

    WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 12:00 noon

    WHERE: Val's Restaurant

                      75 Reservoir Street

                    Holden, MA  01520

    Cost per person: $46 (guests welcome for the same price) 

    Let’s get together for a winter celebration of food and friendship.

    Your plated luncheon choices will include: Chicken Pot Pie; Baked Haddock over Mashed Potatoes with Newburg Sauce and Crispy Spinach; or Fussili Pasta with a Vodka Tomato Basil Sauce with Asparagus and Roasted Tomatoes  (gluten free and vegetarian). Rolls and butter.

    Mark your entrée choice on the registration form below.

    A mixed green salad will be served before the entree and dessert will be Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce or Sherbet, along with coffee or tea.

    There will be a cash bar.

                                       Happy Holidays!

    For our usual annual gift to Pernet Family Services, you are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped book, toy, game, or hats and mittens for children, aged infant to 12 years.

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Members will receive details from the WISE Office as time gets closer to the event. This is just a preliminary notice of what a WISE membership offers beyond the popular courses. Also, don't forget to check emails for details on Special Events, the WISE Movie Club, Book Club, Special Interest Groups, and other learning opportunities!

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