The Department of Communication and Media offers many kinds of events, most free and open to the public. We organize and sponsor numerous lectures, workshops and conferences over the course of the academic year. Our programming covers a wide range of topics and features presenters from diverse disciplines and is designed to foster an understanding of the mass media and emerging media.
DSI Lecture Series | Predictions Without Futures / Of Cosmograms and Clockwork
Sun-ha Hong examines forms of uncertainty, doubt and (dis)belief around surveillance, smart machines & AI from critical and historical perspectives. He is Assistant Professor in Communication at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and was previously Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT. Sun-ha is the author of Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society (2020), and is working on his next book, Predictions Without Futures.
This will be a hybrid event, with options for both in-person and virtual attendance.
Register here to attend in-person: https://myumi.ch/PrVPV
Register here to attend virtually: https://bit.ly/46TsaCc
CART will be provided. If you anticipate needing accommodations to participate, please email Eric Mancini at email@example.com. Please note that some accommodations must be arranged in advance and we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.
This event is co-sponsored by the following units:
Department of American Culture
Department of Communication & Media
Department of Film, Television, and Media
Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing
Science, Technology, and Society Program
Science, Technology, & Public Policy Program
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