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Monday, September 25, 2017

Living Stories: Oral History Interviewing and Research

Lecture | September 25 | 1-3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)

 Paul Burnett, Oral historian, Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Join historian Paul Burnett of the Oral History Center to learn about oral history, the Bancroft Library's massive oral history collection, and a primer on how to conduct interviews yourself!

Paul Burnett, Oral History Center of the Bancroft Library

Knight's Moves: The Son-in-Law in Cicero and Tacitus

Lecture | September 25 | 5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Gowers, University of Cambridge

 Department of Classics

Lecture by Dr. Diana Matut on Yiddish Song in Early Modern Ashkenaz (c. 1500-1750): Sources, Repertoire, Performance

Lecture | September 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Ashkenazim (Jews of Central and Eastern Europe) have been singing in Yiddish since the Middle Ages. Their historical song repertoires were very different from today's Yiddish songs. Diana Matut's lecture will explore the world of Renaissance and Baroque Yiddish song, and answer a set of specific research questions, such as: What did the Jews of Kraków, Amsterdam, Prague and Frankfurt sing...   More >

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

Lecture | September 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Auditorium

 2155 Center St., Berkeley, CA 94720

 Franklin Foer

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech and offers a toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science—from Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today’s Silicon Valley—Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. The corporate...   More >

by Evy Mages

ATC: World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech with Frank Foer

Lecture | September 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Osher Auditorium, BAMPFA, Osher Auditorium

 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Franklin Foer, The Atlantic; Nicholas Thompson,, Wired Magazine

 Center for New Media

Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science—from Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today’s Silicon Valley—Frank Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology.
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Frank Foer, The Atlantic, in conversation with Nicholas Thompson, Editor, Wired