BCNM Around the Web March 2023

31 Mar, 2023

BCNM Around the Web March 2023

Check out the great work of our faculty and alumni around the web this March!

Grace Gipson

Afrofuturism explores the developing intersection of African diaspora culture with technology. Join us and Dr. Grace Gipson as we discuss Afrofuturism in media. Grace D. Gipson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is a Black future feminist/pop culture scholar whose research explores Black popular culture, digital humanities, representations of race and gender within comic books, Afrofuturism, and race and new media.

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Hannah Zeavin

Hannah talks about the limitations of AI in mental health care, emphasizing the need for realistic expectations and the importance of human connection and support in the field in a new KPBS article titled, "The Far Voice with Hannah Zeavin".

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Hannah will also be a featured panelist at The Portable Gray Issue 9 launch event celebrates the release of a publication focused on the intersection of arts and psychoanalysis, featuring a panel discussion with contributors exploring the artistic and theoretical work surrounding psychoanalysis.

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Dr. Hannah Zeavin presents on the topic of Auto-Intimacy, discussing the implications of algorithmic and automated therapies in therapeutic and psychiatric treatment throughout the 20th century.

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Jeremy A. Greene, a doctor and professor at Johns Hopkins University, talks with Hannah Zeavin about his book “The Doctor Who Wasn’t There”. It traces the history and pitfalls of technology in health and medicine – specifically electronic media. That includes electronic health care records, which can make medical care more efficient and less expensive – but can also lead to mixups and dangerous errors. This program was recorded on October 21, 2022 at the studios of WYPR in Baltimore.

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Hannah also makes an appearance in "We keep trying to make AI therapists. It’s not working", an article published by The Washingtion Post. The article explores the limitations of artificial intelligence in mental health care and emphasizes the value of simple and targeted technologies, such as telemedicine and self-help AI tools, rather than expecting AI to replace human therapists.

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