BCNM Around the Web April 2023

03 Apr, 2023

BCNM Around the Web April 2023

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

Alex Saum-Pascual

Alex was a Keynote speaker at the 7th Chicago Graduate Conference in Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and Latinx Studies for the Maps of the Digital Fiefdom: An Exploration through Digital Art and Literature

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Hannah Zeavin

Hannah Zeavin is a scholar, writer, and editor whose work centres on the history of human sciences (psychoanalysis, psychology, and psychiatry), the history of technology, feminist STS, and media theory. She is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University in the Luddy School of Informatics. Dr. Hannah Zeavin will speak about her research on Auto-Intimacy, followed by an audience Q and A.

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Dr. Zeavin was also featured in nature's "Is the world ready for ChatGPT therapists?" where they discussed The current landscape of mobile mental-health apps is the result of a 70-year search to automate therapy. Now, advanced AIs pose fresh ethical questions.

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Jacob Gaboury

Jacob was featured in Columbia University's WALLACH TALKS | IN CONVERSATION: JACOB GABOURY AND AUSTIN LEE where they explore how computational imaging technologies alter our relationship not just to images, but also to our self-perception and the outer world.

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Morgan Ames

Algorithms have been transforming human society long before the advent of computing. Yet the rhetoric of algorithmic neutrality is more alive than ever, and algorithms are often depicted as obvious and unproblematic—without context and without history. Algorithmic Modernity: Mechanizing Thought and Action, 1500-2000 draws together the history of mathematics and intellectual history to convey the enduring global history of the algorithm as a computational tool, epistemic ideal, and rhetorical figure alongside the ascendance of modernity. This collection of essays reveals how algorithms became the standard method for solving problems over the last five hundred years, from the early inclusion of algorithms in Newton’s formation of calculus to their later influence in the New Deal economy.

Join volume editors Massimo Mazzotti and Morgan G. Ames, chapter authors Caitlin C. Rosenthal and Matthew Jones, and discussant David Bates in a conversation about the social and cultural implications of algorithms since 1500 and a celebration of the release of this edited volume.

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Alenda Chang

Alenda was featured in the Le Monde article From "SimCity" to "Terra Nil", video games question our relationship to ecology which

Bo Ruberg

In this webinar, Associate Professor Bo Ruberg discusses their book Sex Dolls At Sea: Imagined Histories of Sexual Technologies (MIT Press 2022), in conversation with Professor Kath Albury.

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Join us to discover what the origin story of the sex doll can teach us about contemporary sextech innovations - from condoms to sex robots.

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Edgar Fabian Frias

Edgar was featured in ELLE article, "The Magic Touch" which discusses modern Wiccans are on the rise and how paganism has become the breakout religion of the decade.

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