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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

STV 210: The Computing Society

Did Alan Turing really save the world? Why were women the first computers?  How wig-makers inspired a revolution!  Why was Grace Hopper "Man of the Year"?  Did Charles Babbage invent computers?  IBM and the Holocaust? WAT FOR ever or WAT Ever For?

Join your fellow students this Spring to discuss and explore these and other topics in computing history!

Instructor: Scott Campbell 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

STV 205: Cybernetics and Society

Cybernetics is the study of the interfaces between humans and machines. This course will present an overview of cybernetics from automation and robotics to prosthetics and wearable computing. The roles of men and women in a post-human era will be discussed along with related themes dealing with gender, cyberspace, politics and popular culture.

Join your fellow students this Spring to discuss and explore!

Instructor: Mark Morley

In 2002, Ghyslain Raza made a fun video of himself playing a Star Wars character. Later the video was posted on the internet without his consent.
It became the first viral video, with enormous consequences for Raza.
In 2022, Raza broke his silence to speak about his experience and reflect on its meaning today.
Join us in E5 6004 @ 7pm on Feb. 15 to watch this documentary as Raza revisits "The Star Wars Kid."

Free admittance!  Free popcorn!

Project Ploughshares is hosting a virtual workshop focused on Canada, the growing nuclear threat, and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

There are nearly 13,000 nuclear weapons in existence today. Each presents an existential, yet preventable, risk. Now is the time for decisive Canadian action toward nuclear abolition.

Join us to watch and discuss a performance of Karel Čapek's (1920) play "Rossum's Universal Robots," the work that introduced the word and concept of "robot" to the world.  

When robots rise up, will humanity fall?

See you on November 10 at 7pm in E5 6006.  Free admittance & free popcorn!

This performance is a presentation of Battle Damage Theater.