Author Talk. 6-7:30 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Tribune columnist Clarence Page presents.
Lecture. “What are Artworks for in a Networked Time? Collective Collaborations and Practices of Failure in the Alternate Reality Game.” 6-8 p.m., Social Science Research Building, room 122, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-834-8936. Patrick Jagoda, of the U. of C., presents.
Panel Discussion. “Children on the U.S.-Mexico Border: The Current Crisis.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-834-0957, free.