The Hedgehog Review
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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Alan Jacobs has written seventy-nine theses on technology for disputation. A disputation is an old technology, a formal technique of debate and argument that took shape in medieval universities in Paris, Bologna, and Oxford in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In its most general form, a disputation consisted of a thesis, a counter thesis, and a string of arguments, usually buttressed by citations of Aristotle, Augustine, or the Bible. | Read post >>>
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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 Fellows Colloquium
24 April 2015
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...