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Frederik Byrn Køhlert: Serial Selves

9/12/2019
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“That is an interesting tension in comics, because it is sort of self-evidently not ‘the truth.’”

Duration:01:02:32

Roger Koppl: Expert Failure

9/5/2019
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"If you want to fix [the media] by having 'The Bureau of Truth'...oops..that's going to make things worse."

Duration:00:53:46

Lawrence Grossberg: Under the Cover of Chaos

8/29/2019
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“We treated Reagan, we treated Bush, and we treat Trump too often as if they're idiots. I have no idea whether they are or not, but I don't think that it's a good strategy to assume your opponent is an idiot.”

Duration:01:30:37

Ken Krimstein: The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt

8/15/2019
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One of the quotes that Hannah Arendt said that I kept over my desk as I was writing is ‘Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.’

Duration:00:49:04

Kathleen Fitzpatrick: Generous Thinking

8/1/2019
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“We once, at least for a very brief moment, understood that the purpose of higher education was not just individual in nature but that it served a social good for us to have a broadly educated public equipped with the tools for social mobility.”

Duration:00:54:05

Heather Ann Thompson: Blood in the Water

5/23/2019
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“People can do terrible things. But you don't really appreciate the impact of what they've done unless you fully understand how complicated they in fact are.”

Duration:00:44:48

Jeff Ferrell: Drift

5/9/2019
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“One way to know what kind of ethnographer you are is to think about how you feel when you see the police approaching.”

Duration:00:59:40

Catherine M. Soussloff: Foucault On Painting

4/25/2019
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“[Foucault] has something to say to almost every field in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.”

Duration:00:51:55

Jesper Juul: The Art of Failure

4/11/2019
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“If somebody dies in the game because of your actions, in a way, there is a sense of responsibility...even if it's just in fictional form.”

Duration:00:52:09

Andrew Ferguson: The Rise of Big Data Policing

3/28/2019
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“You have to take into account the history of race and surveillance when you're talking about any new predictive policing technology...Every time we have seen an innovation of surveillance, we've turned it on communities of color and poor people first.”

Duration:01:00:02

Aubrey Anable: Playing With Feelings

3/14/2019
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“We can't dismiss the woman on the platform playing Candy Crush Saga as simply a dupe of capitalism.”

Duration:01:02:14

Brian Z. Tamanaha: A Realistic Theory of Law

2/28/2019
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“This is not just a trend but one with significant implications for how law is carried out, how law is constructed. And it's going to continue with increases of computing power and the gathering of big data.”

Duration:00:50:38

John Cheney-Lippold: We Are Data

2/14/2019
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“They were training it according to US Hollywood movies. So [the bot] was talking not according to how people talk but how Hollywood script writers believe people talk.”

Duration:00:59:12

Richard Deming: Art of the Ordinary

1/31/2019
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“Aphorisms are interesting concepts because they don't arrive via an argument. You don't get syllogistically to an aphorism. An aphorism simply, but not merely, feels true. It feels right, which I think is often how poems work as well.”

Duration:00:45:36

Frances Guerin: The Truth Is Always Grey

1/17/2019
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“So much of how we see artists as interacting with each other--and their work as interacting with each other--comes from the art historian as opposed to from the work itself.”

Duration:00:44:27

Ryan Jenkins & Keith Abney: Robot Ethics 2.0

1/3/2019
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“Autonomous vehicles are programmed whenever a human is on the road to stop or swerve...Already we have reports of where the Google car (the Waymo car, I guess I should say now), people have already figured this out and are beginning to play chicken with it...All of these unintended consequences have to be taken into account.”

Duration:00:44:42

Gary Hall: Pirate Philosophy

12/20/2018
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“I'm not really saying anything that they're not already saying in the particular chapters I'm talking about. What I'm trying to do is just push their ideas, if you like, to their logical conclusions, where they're almost creating problems for themselves and their own way of acting and being as theorists or philosophers.”

Duration:00:57:37

Jarrett Zigon: Disappointment

12/6/2018
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"I really think this is the most important intellectual work we could be doing today... A politics with a vision. A politics of worldbuilding. A politics that recognizes the long, hard work of it. A politics that goes beyond the weekend protest that looks good on TV and is more defined by the everyday, nitty-gritty, hard work of showing up and trying to build a new world.”

Duration:00:49:41

Joy Lisi Rankin: A People's History of Computing in the United States

11/22/2018
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“This idea that only a few people--who happen to be white men--created change, to me that was a pretty limiting history. So I was really writing against this 'founding fathers' story of digital culture.”

Duration:00:45:19

Ulises Ali Mejias: Off The Network

11/8/2018
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“That experience of being in this country as an immigrant, both inside and outside, having to adopt certain ways of thinking and having to erase other ways of thinking, other parts of me that cannot be rendered in this new context, I think that's where this idea [of nodocentrism] came from.”

Duration:00:59:39