Friday, November 22, 2019
Lecture | November 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
This fall, we continue our series For Whom? By Whom? Designs for Belonging launched in Spring 2019. Inclusion, accessibility, and justice are unavoidable terms in debates on design and technology today. Aza Raskin is a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanitys best interests.
Lecture | November 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
When numbers are added in the usual way, 'carries' appear along the way. It turns out that the carries form a Markov chain with an 'amazing' transition matrix. Strangely, this same matrix appears in the analysis of the usual way of shuffling cards (the seven shuffles theorem). I will explain all this 'in English'.
Lecture | November 22 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
This lecture surveys the historical and archaeological legacy of Jerusalems most contested site, the Jewish Temple Mount (Har HaBayit), known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary (Haram al-Sharif). In an effort to disentangle the historical facts from the religious and political agendas, Galor will examine key research initiatives and define how the recent conflict has impacted the preservation of... More >