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Monday, April 8, 2019 (all day)
Beakers with plants

THE NATURE OF EXPERIMENT: INTELLIGENCE, LIFE, AND THE HUMAN

Mary Shelley’s famous invocation of human experimentation gone wrong is 200 years old, but remains as vibrant an analysis of the human implication of scientific insight as it did when it was first published; perhaps more so in an age on the verge of breakthroughs in both AI and bioengineering.  This conference will approach the intersections of intelligence, life, and the human from a unique perspective, through the concept and practice of the “experiment,” both today and in the past.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
Altes Land Doerte Hansen

It was a close call, with most titles tied except for one. So our reading selection for the spring meeting will be...

Dörte Hansen: Altes Land / This House is Mine, trans. Anne Stokes

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