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2018 Fall Ignorance in the Age of Information


August 27, 2018

Tuesday Noon- C. Thi Nguyen

AM I IN AN ECHO CHAMBER? Echo chambers are structures which manipulate the trust of their members. An echo chamber member is taught to systematically distrust outsiders. In this way, echo chambers are far more dangerous than mere filter bubbles, in which members simply miss out on hearing outsiders. An echo chamber is something like […]

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Public Event – Charles Mills

This event has been canceled.  Learning to Not-Know: Race and the Epistemology of Ignorance The educational ideal involves both learning facts about the world and developing our cognitive skills so as to be good knowers ourselves. But in societies structured by domination, certain facts will be too incongruent with the society’s self-image to be allowed to […]

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Public Event: Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep Tufekci, a techno-sociologist and assistant professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina and faculty associate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, visits to discuss the social implications of technology and the politics of privacy and surveillance. This program is presented in partnership with […]

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ZigZag: Manoush Zomorodi in Conversation

When it comes to the social implications of technology, Manoush Zomorodi is obsessed. Zomorodi is the co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a media company with a mission to help people navigate personal and global change. StableG uses podcasts as a lab to test new ways journalists can educate, entertain, and inspire through narrative. Her current […]

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Public Lecture: Latif Nasser

The history of science is stranger than fiction—Latif Nasser, director of research at Radiolab, should know. His research on such wide-ranging topics as culture-bound illnesses, snowflake photography, and 16th-century automata has turned up all manner of intriguing and insightful revelations. This program is presented in partnership with the Scripps College Office of Public Events. Register for […]

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