Over the 2017-2018 academic year, Boston University’s philosophy and communication departments will be running an exciting series of Mellon Sawyer Seminars about the intersection of philosophy and emerging computational technologies.  (the author of this post is a Fellow on the project.)  Topics to be examined include big data and philosophy of science, the ethics of algorithms, and ‘human plasticity’ in relation to human-machine interfaces.

From the website:

“Several of our Sawyer Seminars will involve both a public event and a prior small workshop run in conjunction with two PhD seminars, one for students in the Division of Emerging Media at BU (with Prof. James E. Katz) and another in the Philosophy Department (with Prof. Juliet Floyd).  Commentators are sought for specific events, as well as interested faculty and graduate students from the Boston Area, upon application.  Please contact us if you are interested in participating.”

For all the details, go to https://www.mellonphilemerge.com/

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