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Year of Technology and Humanity Research Guide: Calendar of Events - Fall 2013

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Fall 2013 Lectures

Technology and Humanity: Moral Imperatives
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Forum 147
This All Campus Seminar will open a conversation on issues that cross the lines between technology and humanity. All who attend will be encouraged to share their ideas/insights as related to the topic and within the format of the "Seminar."
Facilitated by professors Jerry Caplan, Tim Samoff, and Tracy Tennenhouse.
We invite you to join the discussion and launch this "Year of Technology and Humanity."
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Digital Labor: Tech Will (Not) Set You Free
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EATM 208
Panel following the screening of "Sleep Dealer" by Alex Rivera, a thoughtful science fiction film, using the speculative energy of the genre to explor some complex contemporary issues.
Facilitated by professors Andrea Ehrgott, Rick Feilden, and Scarlet Relle.

Violins, DJs and Mobile Phones: Reclaiming Music Practice with Digital Tools
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:00-1:00 PM in COM 129 (TV Studio)
Not too long ago it was a social norm that everyone played a musical instrument, and it was likely the piano. These days most people get their music medicated by and through machines. Though (recording) technology has largely displaced the practice of physical music making, that same technology can play a key role in reclaiming the social and performance aspects of music. Lecture by Professor Natan Bowen.

The Democratic & Magical Brain
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EATM 208
Panel following an exhibition inquiring into the aesthetics and promises of cell phone photography.
Panelists: Stephen Callis, Christ Otcasek, John Grzywacz-Gray, Dan Winters, Mitch Sondreaal, Roger Tully, Becky Savell, Karin Johannson, Matt Mahurin, Jonathan Castillo, Maria Nikolis, Janet Stermburg, Becky Brister.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EATM 208
Skype lecture by M. T. (Matthew Tobin) Anderson, author of a dystopian novel of the cyberpunk genre Feed (2002)

Cyborgs in Popular Culture: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Machine
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12:00-1:00 PM at COM 129 (TV Studio)
Join professors Danielle Kaprelian and Jeremy Kaye in connecting some of M.T. Anderson’s provocative ideas about technology in Feed to the way that cyborgs have been demonized, accepted and even celebrated in American popular culture.