IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2013-2014 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Too Much Information

The benefits of an ever-more networked environment are powerful: connectedness, efficiency, and instant access to information. But we may be losing more than our privacy in the digitized info-sphere, including the autonomy and creativity we think it enables.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

The Hedgehog’s Array: March 27, 2015

Noteworthy reads from the last week. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

79 Theses on Technology: On Attention

If we conceive of attention as simply the activity of a willful agent, we foreclose the possibility of being arrested or brought to attention by something fully outside ourselves. We foreclose, for example,the possibility of an ecstatic attention and the possibility that we can be brought to attention by a particular thing beyond our will, a source beyond our own purposeful, willful action. | Read post >>>

Common Place

The Power of Play in the Public Square

The renovated Place de la République shows the power of the public square. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

The Politics of Culture in Putin’s Russia

1 April 2015

Peter Pomerantsev | Public Lecture

"Damaging Our Own Good: Criminal Sanction, Incarceration, and the Erosion of Agency"

10 April 2015

Jonathan Jacobs (John Jay College, CUNY) | Seminar

Fellows Afternoon Tea

15 April 2015

| Afternoon Tea

Spring Closing Dinner

23 April 2015

| Dinner

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Christina McRorie

Featured Fellow

Christina McRorie

Doctoral Fellow

Christina McRorie is a doctoral candidate in the Theology, Ethics, and Culture program in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include religious ethics, Christian thought, the history and philosophy of economics, and the ways religious traditions make sense of and respond to economic change. McRorie holds an MAR in Ethics from Yale University, and a BA in History and Religion from Pepperdine University. Her dissertation, "Moral Agency in Global Capitalism," reflects theologically on the conditions for moral agency set by contemporary global capitalism and consumer society. At the Institute,...

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The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture is an interdisciplinary research center and intellectual community at the University of Virginia committed to understanding contemporary cultural change and its individual and social consequences, training young scholars, and providing intellectual leadership in service to the public good.

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