2019 Spring Ignorance in the Age of Information

January 22, 2019

Conference – Ignorance in the Age of Information

Conference – Ignorance in the Age of Information Five major scholars of social epistemology present and discuss work on the perils of the age of information, the nature of ignorance […]

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Public Event – Rebecca Lemov

From Mass to Micro Persuasion in the Age of Big Data During World War II a small team of behavioral scientists undertook the Mass Persuasion study to trace the mechanisms […]

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Public Event – Holly Lawford-Smith

What can we know about unorganized social groups? Public Deliberation, digital technologies, and ignorance Very recently, two petitions/letters circulated online. The first was called ‘#GWithTheT’ initiated by Anthony Watson, the […]

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Public Event – Cal Biruk

Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World   Oberlin anthropologist Cal Biruk comes to Scripps to explore the social worlds, transactions, and politics that emerge in and […]

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Public Event- Andrew Marantz

The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz in Conversation When it comes to parsing the rapidly changing online media landscape, readers look to Andrew Marantz. The New Yorker writer has explored the […]

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Tuesday Noon- Sally Wen Mao

Sally Wen Mao‘s poetry collection Oculus is an eerie, yet powerful, exploration of technology. The 2017 Pushcart Prize winner deploys sharp wit and a speculative imagination to confront the spectacle of the […]

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January 18, 2019

Public Event – Karen Douglas

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories What psychological factors drive the popularity of conspiracy theories, that explain significant events and circumstances as secret plots by powerful and malevolent groups? What are the psychological consequences of adopting […]

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