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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

GPR and Gradiometry in the Hyper-Arid Atacama: Assessing Features Among Fossil Channels, Paleosols, and Lithic Dispersions at Quebrada Mani 35, Chile

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility; Scott Byram, Owner, Feature Survey, Inc; José M. Capriles, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University; Calogero M. Santoro, Professor of Archaeology, Instituto de Alta Investigación, Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile

 Archaeological Research Facility

In the hyper-arid core of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile dozens of Terminal Pleistocene archaeological sites have been located in an area that previously held seasonal surface water channels and a riparian landscape. We present preliminary results from recent geophysical research at the site of Quebrada Mani 35.

Labor Regimes of Indenture – A Global Overview of Migrant Domestic Work

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California

 Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Institute for Labor Relations and Employment

Across the globe, migrant domestic workers are unfree workers whose legal residency is contingent on their continued employment as a live-in worker with a designated sponsor. This talk examines the politics of their indenture. Providing a macro and micro perspective, it begins with a global overview of the incorporation of migrant domestic workers as indentured workers in key host countries in...   More >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Michael Nylan: The Chinese Pleasure Book

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Nylan explores the concept of “pleasure”—including both short-term delight and longer-term satisfaction—as understood by major thinkers of ancient China.

The Color of Law

Lecture | February 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Richard Rothstein, Haas Institute

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

A forgotten history of how our government segregated America.

When Scientists Write for the Public: Objective Consideration of Contemporary Phenomena

Lecture | February 6 | 2-3 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Calvin Lab auditorium

 Konstantin Kakaes, The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Science is complicated. So too are mathematics and engineering. (This talk will speak of these subjects as “science”, despite the imprecision in doing so, without loss of generality.) Most people do not understand most things—even scientists working in any given discipline often understand little about the work of their colleagues across campus.

Some popular writing by scientists is...   More >

How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping Repression: With Prof. Steven Feldstein, Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University and fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program.

Lecture | February 6 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | 10 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Steven Feldstein, Boise State University

 Human Rights Center

Repressive regimes are implementing AI systems, accelerating the global resurgence of authoritarianism and a new era of surveillance and control. To counter both the spread of high-tech repression abroad and potential abuses at home, policy makers in democratic states must think seriously.

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Towards an Equitable Data-Driven Urbanism: Transforming Urban Theory and Practice via Data Science

Lecture | February 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Karen Chapple

 Information, School of

The availability of new forms of data on different aspects of everyday life, analyzed and shared via new data analytics, has created an opportunity to depart from the old routines of data collection, cleaning, variable construction, and regression analysis. Working with fine-grained, real-time data has inspired a new generation of researchers eager to design smarter cities (despite the cautions...   More >

Towards an Equitable Data-Driven Urbanism: Transforming Urban Theory and Practice via Data Science

Lecture | February 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Karen Chapple

 Data Sciences

In this talk, Professor Karen Chapel uses the lens of my Urban Displacement Project to explore how new sources of data, such as geotagged Twitter data, upend our traditional understandings of neighborhood change, while also facilitating new forms of participatory action research and global comparative case studies.

The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of Artificial Intimacy: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Sherry Turkle

Lecture | February 6 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Sherry Turkle, Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Graduate Division

Sherry Turkle will present the Hitchcock lectures on February 5 and February 6, 2019. The second lecture is titled "The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of Artificial Intimacy" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.