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September 2018

Laine Nooney – Game Histories Otherwise: Notes from the “Little Silicone Valley”

September 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall Room #513, Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Unfolding in three scenes—each pinned to a financial crash, each oriented to the experience of a female employee—this talk will account for the material and affective networks that made gaming possible and computers thinkable as machines of everyday life.

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Center for Science and Society Fall 2018 Welcome Back Lunch

September 27, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall Room #513, Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Please join the Center for Science and Society for an informal lunch-time meet and greet to celebrate the start of the new academic year! A portion of the program will be especially dedicated to launching our new student public outreach initiative.

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Data Science Institute Town Hall

September 28, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research Davis Auditorium, Columbia University, 530 West 120th Street, 4th Fl
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Institute invites the Columbia Community to join us at our annual Town Hall to hear about recent highlights and to discover existing and emerging opportunities for engagement with the Institute.

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October 2018

Martin Petzke – Ethnicizing the ‘Person with a Migration Background’ in German Integration Policy: The Role of Statistical Monitoring Instruments

October 1, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Knox Hall Room #501D, Columbia University, 606 W 122nd Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Martin Petzke (University of Lucerne) will present research findings as part of the Science, Knowledge, and Technology workshop (SKAT) series.

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A Special Evening Lecture with Dr. William H. Janeway

October 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Buell Hall East Gallery, Columbia University, 515 West 116th Street
New York, 10027 United States
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Dr. William H. Janeway will deliver a lecture titled, "The Digital Revolution and the State: The Great Reversal.” This event is hosted by the Program for Economic Research and Data Science Institute, both at Columbia University.

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Regulatory Hacking: Startups, Cities, and Public Interest Tech

October 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
International Affairs Building Room #1512, 420 W 118th St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Mobility Futures is excited to present a panel discussion around the idea of "regulatory hacking," or how new ventures disrupt policy along the way to new markets.

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Laura Spinney – The Spanish Flu of 1918 Book Discussion and Signing

October 12, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia University Bookstore, 2922 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Laura Spinney will be discussing her new book, The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World, followed by a book signing. This gripping narrative history traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus traveled across the globe, exposing mankind’s vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test.

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Embodied Cognition and Prosthetics: Are Our Tools Part of Our Bodies and Minds?

October 15, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University, 74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Embodied cognition theorists emphasize the role of the body and the environment during mental processes. By examining how our brains interact with the rest of our bodies and how bodies interact with the environment, we can learn about behavior and mind. Tools can be an extension of the body or become part of the body.

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“A Dangerous Idea” Film Screening & Panel Discussion

October 15, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
School of Social Work Room #C03, Columbia University, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Featuring interviews with social thinkers and prominent scientists, A Dangerous Idea is a radical reassessment of the meaning, use, and misuse of gene science.

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AI Now 2018 Symposium: Ethics, Organizing, and Accountability

October 16, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NYU Skirball Center, 566 La Guardia Place
New York, NY United States
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The AI Now 2018 Symposium will address the intersection of AI, ethics, organizing, and accountability–examining the landmark events of the past year that have brought these topics squarely into focus.

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