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IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2012-2013 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Minding Our Minds

Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

Some Not-So-Scary Stories for Halloween

Looking for some stories for Halloween? Start here. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

John Searle and the Threat of Artificial Intelligence

It is at the point of this speculative possibility that Searle’s argument becomes both more interesting and more problematic, for it probes—somewhat indirectly, but powerfully nonetheless—the significance of the “artificial,” a category under which we can put both “art,” “artifice,” and certainly “technology.” | Read post >>>

Common Place

How Cities are Engaging the Arts: An Interview With Chris Yates—Part 2

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IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Institute Seminar Series - "'Practices' in Lab Science"

7 November 2014

Paul Scherz (Catholic University) | Seminar

Fellows Afternoon Tea

12 November 2014

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Institute Seminar Series - "A Confident Pluralism"

21 November 2014

John Inazu (Washington University) | Seminar

Fellows Cocktail Hour

3 December 2014

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Julia Ticona

Featured Fellow

Julia Ticona

Doctoral Fellow

Julia Ticona is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology department of the University of Virginia. Her research interests are at the intersection of technology, culture, and emotions. Ticona holds a BA in Sociology from Wellesley College, and an MA in sociology from the University of Virginia. Her dissertation explores the social organization of our emotional experiences using personal technologies with a particular focus on narratives of dependency, control, and intimacy. In addition to participating in the Project on the Human Person and the Cultures of Capitalism reading group at the Institute, Ticona has also enjoyed her time deciphering narratives...

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