Between Literature and Mind, AI Regulation, and Upcoming Events
CAL Newsletter: February 4, 2019
This Week's Events
“A Walking Bomb”: HIV, Biosecurity, And Sexuality In South Korea
STS Candidate and Presenter: Timothy Gitzen
February 5, 2019 — 2 p.m. — Richardson Room (Morton 324)
What Matters to Your Congressperson?
THE SMELL OF PETROLEUM: INDEXING POLLUTION AND THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF SCIENCE IN POST-NEOLIBERAL ECUADOR
STS Candidate and Presenter: Nicholas Welcome
February 7, 2019 — 11 a.m. — Richardson Room (Morton 324)
Next Week's Events
The Misinformation Age
Last semester, Benjamin Ogden, a teaching assistant professor within CAL, published his latest book, Beyond Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism: Between Literature and Mind. The book explores the advantages and drawbacks of the interdisciplinary relationship between literature and psychoanalysis. "Bridging problems," the obstacles that arise when an expert within one field operates within the other, are also presented. In the end, Ogden suggests a "new form of analytic literary criticism," which places an emphasis on respecting literature, its complexities and mysteries.
Lindsey Cormack, director of the Diplomacy Lab and an assistant professor within CAL, appeared on NBC News to discuss whether artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. Cormack generally argued against regulation, as NBC’s Jacob Ward took the opposite position. That is until the host made the two switch sides.