*CANCELLED*Brainstorming: An Interdisciplinary Panel Featuring Wellesley Faculty
Have you ever wondered what a mind actually is? Or whether it is distinct from a brain? Or about how a mind communicates with a body? Or whether we could—or should—artificially create a mind?
This event is a cross-disciplinary conversation about historical and contemporary attempts to answer these questions. Panelists from four disciplines will give short presentations touching on the questions as they relate to their areas of expertise. A discussion, with the aim of making chronological and conceptual connections from the early modern period to today, will follow.
Panelists: Julie Walsh (philosophy); Rebecca Summerhays (writing program); Catherine Wearing (philosophy); Eni Mustafaraj and Peter Mawhorter (computer science); and Mike Wiest (neuroscience). Moderator: Eve Zimmerman, director of the Newhouse Center.
Apr 30, 4:30 PM, May 1, 12:30 PM*CANCELLED* What We Talk About When We Talk About Books
Professor Leah Price (Rutgers University) discusses her recent work, What We Talk About When We Talk About Books (2019), in which she demonstrates that the death of reading has been greatly exaggerated.Event Date:Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 4:30pmEvent Date:Friday, May 1, 2020 - 12:30pm
Apr 9, 4:30–6 PM
Apr 16, 4:30 PM
Apr 21, 4:30–6 PM