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2021 Lecture Series Fact and Fraud in the Digital Age

Launched in September 2017, SAR’s Creative Thought Forum brings exciting, cutting-edge thinkers to Santa Fe to present topics of broad social concern.

Now in its fourth season, the 2021 Creative Thought Forum invites SAR members and the public to explore our understanding of fact and fraud in a digital age.

Lenape: Imagining the Indigenous States of America

Speaker: Philip Deloria

Lecture date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 // 2:00 p.m. MST

Lecture Location: Hosted online

Join Philip J. Deloria, the Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University, for “Lenape: Imagining the Indigenous States of America,” a virtual presentation and live Q&A.

The 1778 Treaty of Fort Pitt contains an unusual provision: that the Delaware nation might take leadership of an Indian state, to be integrated on an equal footing with the original thirteen states into the American union. It goes without saying that the Delaware state did not come to be; it is highly likely—but perhaps not absolutely certain—that such a proposal was doomed from the start. Exploring the methodological boundaries of counterfactual history and imaginative historical fiction, this talk will consider the possibilities of an Indian state, and the consequences of what would have been—had it come to pass—a foundational commitment to a unique form of multiracial democracy.

About the speaker:

Philip J. Deloria is the Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University, where his research and teaching focus on the social, cultural and political histories of the relations among American Indian peoples and the United States. He is the author of several books, including Playing Indian (Yale University Press, 1998), Indians in Unexpected Places (University Press of Kansas, 2004), American Studies: A User’s Guide (University of California Press, 2017), with Alexander Olson, and Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract (University of Washington Press, 2019), as well as two co-edited books and numerous articles and chapters. Deloria received the Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University in 1994, taught at the University of Colorado, and then, from 2001 to 2017, at the University of Michigan, before joining the faculty at Harvard in January 2018. Deloria is a trustee of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, where he chairs the Repatriation Committee. He is former president of the American Studies Association, an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of numerous prizes and recognitions, and will serve as president of the Organization of American Historians in 2022.



 

SAR Member Conversation with Philip Deloria
Wednesday, February 17, 4:00pm (MST)

Following Professor Deloria’s talk, SAR invites current members to take a deeper dive into the topics during an informal Zoom conversation with the presenter. What is counterfactual historical thinking? How can this re-imagining of historical timelines help us better understand today’s politics and culture? This program provides a unique opportunity to talk with the speaker about his research and ideas.

Free and open to SAR members only. Limited to 50 screens. RSVP to Amy Schiffer, schiffer@sarsf.org

Republic of Lies: How conspiracy theories took over American public life

Speaker: Anna Merlan
Lecture date: Thursday, March 18, 2021 // 2:00 pm
Location: Hosted Online
Click here to register for the lecture in advance

Join journalist and author, Anna Merlan, for an online presentation and live Q&A.

Conspiracy theories have always been a factor in the public discourse of the United States and many other countries. But the past four years have shown the new power that lies and disinformation have, especially electoral and medical conspiracy theories. As we move forward, what role should we expect those types of disinformation and lies to play in our discourse? And how — if at all — can we fight them?

About the speaker:

Anna Merlan is a journalist specializing in conspiracy theories, subcultures, new religious movements, crime, politics and women’s lives. Merlan is a reporter at the Features Desk at Vice News. She was previously a senior reporter with the Special Projects Desk, the investigative division of Gizmodo Media Group, and a staff writer at Jezebel, the Village Voice and the Dallas Observer. Learn more about her 2019 book, Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power.

 

Deepfakes: commodification, consequences and countermeasures

Speaker: Giorgio Patrini
Lecture date: Thursday, April 8, 2021 // 10:00 a.m.
Location:Hosted Online
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Join Giorgio Patrini, the cofounder and CEO of Sensity, an Amsterdam-based cybersecurity company in an exploration of deepfake videos in this Creative Thought Forum virtual talk.

AI-generated audiovisual media has gathered significant attention from the news, social media platforms, security experts and governments alike. Since 2017, these realistic-seeming videos and audio have been referred to as “deepfakes”. The significance of deepfakes is explained by three elements. First, we overview capabilities and accessibility of the technology, and its trend towards commodification. Second, we discuss real-world cases of weaponization and other near-term consequences. Third and finally, we consider the technological countermeasures currently being researchers and the industry.

About the speaker:

Dr. Giorgio Patrini, is Cofounder and CEO at Sensity, an Amsterdam-based cybersecurity company that protects individuals and organizations from visual threats online, such as “deepfakes”. He holds an MEng in Computer Engineering at Milan Polytechnic in 2011, and PhD on Machine Learning from the Australian National University in 2016 with a thesis on the robustness of deep neural networks to noise. He held postdoctoral research positions within the Australian Federal Governments working on privacy-preserving machine learning and at the University of Amsterdam with research on deep generative models. In 2012 he cofounded Waynaut, a startup acquired by lastminute.com

SAR Members Conversation with Giorgio Patrini
Thursday, April 8, 11:30 am (Mountain Time)

Following Giorgio Patrini’s talk, SAR invites current members to take a deeper dive into the topics during an informal Zoom conversation with the presenter. What does the future of deepfakes look like? What impact will they have on communities and our understanding of truth going forward? This program provides a unique opportunity to talk with the speaker about his research and ideas.

Free and open to SAR members only. Limited to 50 screens. RSVP to Amy Schiffer, schiffer@sarsf.org

ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S LECTURE

Why Things Are the Way They Are

Speaker: Robert Krulwich
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 201 // 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hosted Online
Co-host of Radiolab, Robert Krulwich is one of the most original and widely listened to broadcasters in the world. His series, Radiolab, explores “big ideas” and the mysteries of science and life through visceral storytelling. In his talk, Krulwich draws from decades of experience as a special correspondent for ABC News; his regular contributions to Nightline, ABC News Tonight, and Good Morning America; and his role as host and executive editor of PBS’s documentary series NOVA scienceNOW to share insights on where technology can take us and why communities trust the sources they do when it comes to information about potential futures.

This lecture is sponsored by Michele Cook & John Camp, Kimberley & Scott Sheffield, and the Creative Thought Forum annual sponsors.

Register for this event here.

 

2019 – 2020 Creative Thought Forum Series Sponsors

2019-2020 Lecture Series The Future of Work

Launched in September 2017, SAR’s Creative Thought Forum brings exciting, cutting-edge thinkers to Santa Fe to present topics of broad social concern.

Now in its third season, the 2019-2020 Creative Thought Forum invites SAR members and the public to explore our understanding of where humanity is going in a new age of technological and cultural shifts under the thematic umbrella of “The Future of Work.”

In a world increasingly dominated by automation and artificial intelligence, what kinds of jobs will be left for humans? If, as some experts are predicting, nearly half of the positions currently held by American workers are at risk of being made obsolete in the next few decades, how will our institutions and communities adapt, and what role does cultural heritage play in the ongoing conversations about our shared future?

Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together

Speaker: Thomas Malone
Lecture date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 // 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Lecture Location: Santa Fe Convention Center
201 W. Marcy Street, Santa Fe
Cost: Free to SAR members and Close It attendees; $10 for not-yet-members

Founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, Thomas Malone presents on how intelligence exhibited by groups of people and computers working together is changing education and economics.

Click here to register for the lecture in advance

It will become increasingly useful to view all of the people and computers on our planet as part of a single global mind, and I think that our future as a species may depend on how well we are able to use our global collective intelligence to make choices that are not just smart but are also wise.

—Thomas Malone

This lecture is sponsored by: Descartes Labs, Dan Merians UBS Financial Services, First National 1870, Santa Fe Dining, and KUNM 89.9 FM.

Presented in partnership with

 

 

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Thomas Malone Salon
Salon Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
Cost:
Free to SAR members

Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

Chaco Landscapes: Sensory and Political Engagements with Place

Linda S. Cordell Lecture

Speaker: Ruth Van Dyke
Lecture date: Thursday February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W. Palace Ave, Santa Fe
Cost: Free to SAR members; $10 for not-yet-members

Click here to register for the lecture in advance

Archaeologist Ruth Van Dyke shares insights into social, political, and sensorial relationships across the greater Chaco landscape, past and present. She explores how archaeologists can work together with Native peoples to influence the public understanding of contemporary economic/extractive projects, including those in northwest New Mexico.

This lecture is sponsored by New Mexico Bank and Trust, Daniels Insurance, Santa Fe Dining, Dan Merians UBS Financial Services, First National 1870, KSFR 101.1 FM and Shiprock Santa Fe.

Presented in partnership with

 

 

 

Ruth Van Dyke Salon
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
Cost:
Free to SAR members


Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

Turning the Lens: Brazil’s Kayapo Communities’ Use of the Warrior Image

Speaker: Glenn Shepard
Lecture date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Due to the New Mexico public health emergency status, this event will be livestreamed on SAR’s YouTube channel so that the SAR community can participate remotely. Simply head to sarsf.info/youtube at 6:30 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, March 26, to see the talk and participate in a Q&A after the presentation.

Glenn Shepard is the ethnology curator at the Goeldi Museum in Belém do Pará, Brazil. Shepard, an ethnobotanist and anthropologist, presents on work by Kayapo communities who use their warrior image and outside power symbols to combat—via film and new media approaches—the rise of mining and logging projects on Indigenous lands.

This lecture is sponsored by: Shiprock Santa Fe, Santa Fe Dining, First National 1870, and Walter Burke Catering.

 

CANCELED – Glenn Shepard Salon
Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
Cost:
Free to SAR members
Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

What It Takes to Solve America’s IT Skills Gap

Speaker: Ankur Gopal
Lecture date: Thursday April 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Due to the New Mexico public health emergency status, this event will be livestreamed on SAR’s YouTube channel so that the SAR community can participate remotely. Simply head to sarsf.info/youtube at 6:30 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, April 9, to see the talk and participate in a Q&A after the presentation.

Ankur Gopal is the founder of Interapt, an award-winning IT services firm that implements innovative technologies and develops IT workforce training. Interapt’s IT apprenticeship models are being implemented across the nation. Their team is now leading a ten-year plan to help Kentuckians build a sustainable technology ecosystem. His talk explores how families traditionally linked to coal-mining culture are grappling with the need for changing skills in the twenty-first century and the impact of economic inequality on access to training and education.

This lecture is sponsored by: Descartes Labs, Shiprock Santa Fe, and Dan Merians UBS Financial Services.

CANCELED – Ankur Gopal Salon
Date: Friday, April 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
Cost:
Free to SAR members
Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

This event has been postponed until May 2021.

ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S LECTURE

Why Things Are the Way They Are

Speaker: Robert Krulwich
Date: Thursday May 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Location: Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco Street
Cost: There is special pricing for this event

Co-host of Radiolab, Robert Krulwich is one of the most original and widely listened to broadcasters in the world. His series, Radiolab, explores “big ideas” and the mysteries of science and life through visceral storytelling. In his talk, Krulwich draws from decades of experience as a special correspondent for ABC News; his regular contributions to Nightline, ABC News Tonight, and Good Morning America; and his role as host and executive editor of PBS’s documentary series NOVA scienceNOW to share insights on where technology can take us and why communities trust the sources they do when it comes to information about potential futures.

SPECIAL VIP PACKAGE

Available to only 80 registrants. SAR and Creative Santa Fe are offering a special VIP package for this event which includes a meet and greet with Robert Krulwich during a pre-lecture reception hosted by Santa Fe’s Descartes Labs with refreshments and a champagne toast. The package also includes a ticket with premiere seating for the Lensic presentation.
$75 per person ($25 from each VIP package ticket is tax deductible). Proceeds support the School for Advanced Research and Creative Santa Fe.

This lecture is sponsored by: Michele Cook & John Camp, Kimberley & Scott Sheffield, and Descartes Labs with additional support provided by the Inn on the Alameda. 

Presented in partnership with

 

 

 

Robert Krulwich Salon
Date: Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
Cost:
Seating is limited. $10 per-person, advanced registration required.
For an even more in-depth experience with the Robert Krulwich, join us on the Friday morning following the lecture for an intimate conversation-style salon. This is a unique opportunity to gather with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics.
Please note: Registering for the speaker salon does not include a ticket to the Annual President’s Lecture Why Things Are The Way They Are with Robert Krulwich hosted at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 28. For tickets to the lecture visit the Lensic HERE.

2019 – 2020 Creative Thought Forum Series Sponsors

AMBASSADOR

DIGNITARIES

Michele Cook
& John Camp

LEADERS

UNDERWRITERS

SUPPORTERS

Daniels Insurance, Inc.

Walter Burke Catering

New Mexico Bank & Trust

MEDIA SPONSORS

KUNM 89.9 FM // KSFR 101.1 FM

THE Magazine // Violet Crown Cinema

 

PAST CREATIVE THOUGHT FORUM LECTURES 2018-2019

2018-2019 Lecture Series Tradition and Innovation

Launched in September 2017, SAR’s Creative Thought Forum brings exciting, cutting-edge thinkers to Santa Fe to present topics of broad social concern.

Lectures are held at the James A. Little Theater at the School for the Deaf in Santa Fe on a Thursday evening and followed the next day with a speaker-led salon discussion that invites a deeper exploration of the topics raised in the lecture.

The Real World of Synthetic Biology

Speaker: Christina Agapakis
Lecture date: Thursday September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Location: James A. Little Theater at the School for the Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Road • Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cost: Free to SAR members; $10 for non-members
Click here to register in advance

Christina Agapakis

Christina Agapakis

What is synthetic biology? How will it influence communities and cultures? For over 100 years, synthetic biologists have sought to create and control life, to improve understanding through engineering. In 1912, the physician and biophysicist Stéphane Leduc first used the term synthetic biology to describe his attempts to create living forms from inert chemicals. Over a century later, synthetic biologists are creating new materials and organisms using processes to edit genomes and write original DNA.

Christina Agapakis, creative director at Ginkgo Bioworks, discusses the historic journey to create engineered living cells, how this method in biological design
developed, and where it will take us going forward.

 

A sample of fabric dyed by living bacteria, by designer Natsai Chieza of Faber Futures

A sample of fabric dyed by living bacteria, by designer Natsai Chieza of Faber Futures

What unites the many different activities that have claimed the term “synthetic biology” during the last century is not any particular technique, approach, set of tools, application, or goal. Rather, synthetic biology in the real world encompasses all the many and messy things that synthetic biologists do—the experiments, the organizations, the jargon, the outlandish proposals and visions. In this talk, I look at synthetic biology as Ursula Franklin looks at technology in The Real World of Technology: “as ideas and dreams, as practices and procedures, as hopes and myths.” – Christina Agapakis

 

This lecture is sponsored by:

Dan Merians & Tamara Bates, UBS Financial Services
Daniels Insurance, Inc.

 

Christina Agapakis Salon
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
Cost:
Free to SAR members

Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

 

Radio Interview:
September 20, 2018: Dr. Christina Agapakis Speaks on Synthetic Biology – by Richard Eeds – Listen here.

Connecting Science, Technology, and Culture in Education

Speaker: Leah Buechley
Lecture date: Thursday October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Location: James A. Little Theater at the School for the Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Road • Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cost: Free to SAR members; $10 for non-members
Click here to register in advance

Leah Buechley

Leah Buechley

Computer scientist and former science director of MIT’s High-Low Tech research group, Leah Buechley explores gender equity in education environments including makerspaces. From e-textiles to paper circuits, Buechley shows how tech, using traditional cultural practices such as weaving or papermaking, can invite new questions about authority and accessibility.

Buechley is the inventor of the LilyPad Arduino, a construction kit for sew-able electronics. She currently runs a design firm, Rural / Digital that explores playful integrations of technology and design. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Popular Science, and Wired.

 

This lecture is sponsored by:

Interactive electronic wallpaper

Interactive electronic wallpaper

New Mexico Bank & Trust
Shiprock Santa Fe

 

Leah Buechley Salon
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
Cost:
Free to SAR members
Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

Chacoan Astronomy, Cosmography, Roads, and Ritual Power: Insights into the Chaco World Using New Technologies

Speaker: Anna Sofaer with Robert Weiner and Richard Friedman
Lecture date: Thursday January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Location: James A. Little Theater at the School for the Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Road • Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cost: Free to SAR members; $10 for non-members

This lecture is sold-out to be added to our waitlist or for further inquiries please contact Meredith Davidson at Davidson@sarsf.org
 

Anna Sofaer

Anna Sofaer

Anna Sofaer and her colleagues Robert Weiner and Richard Friedman present their work on the Solstice Project, a nonprofit dedicated to the study of astronomical heritage in Chaco Canyon culture. For this presentation, the speakers will share their latest research findings, which reveal the extent of the Chaco culture across an area the size of Ohio. They will review the Chacoans’ complex solar and lunar astronomy as commemorated at the Sun Dagger site and in the alignments of buildings. Their research includes 3-D models of the hundreds of outlying Great Houses throughout the Chaco world. The researchers will also share the results of the Solstice Project’s recent use of LiDAR technology to document enigmatic Chaco “roads,” many of which establish connections with striking features of the natural landscape and astronomical directions.

 

This lecture is sponsored by:

Low steep oblique aerial view of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

Low steep oblique aerial view of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

Dan Merians & Tamara Bates, UBS Financial Services
Bank of Albuquerque
Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery
Shiprock Santa Fe

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Sofaer Salon
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
Cost:
Free to SAR members
Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

From ‘Garden Warriors’ to ‘Good Seeds;’ Indigenizing the Local Food Movement

Speaker: Elizabeth Hoover
Lecture date: Thursday March 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Location:James A. Little Theater at the School for the Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Road • Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cost: Free to SAR members; $10 for non-members
Click here to register in advance

Elizabeth Hoover. Photo by Adam Sings In The Timber

Elizabeth Hoover. Photo by Adam Sings In The Timber

Elizabeth Hoover is the Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University. She teaches and conducts research on topics including environmental health and justice in Native communities, indigenous food movements, Native American museum curation, and community-engaged research. In this talk, Hoover explores traditional food practices in Native American communities and the impact of environmental studies on modern food production.

Hoover has published articles about food sovereignty, environmental reproductive justice in Native American communities, the cultural impact of fish advisories on Native communities, tribal citizen science, and health social movements. Her recent books include ‘The River is In Us;’ Fighting Toxins in a Mohawk Community—an ethnographic exploration of Akwesasne Mohawks’ response to superfund contamination and environmental health research—and From ‘Garden Warriors’ to ‘Good Seeds;’ Indigenizing the Local Food Movement—an exploration of Native American farming and gardening projects around the country.

 

This lecture is sponsored by:

Walter Burke Catering
Shiprock Santa Fe

 

Elizabeth Hoover Salon
Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
Cost:
Free to SAR members
Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S LECTURE

Minds in the Net: The Journey from Page to Screen

Speaker: Nicholas Carr
Date: Thursday May 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Location:James A. Little Theater at the School for the Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Road • Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cost: There is special pricing for this event
Click here to register in advance

Nicholas Carr. Photo by Scott Keneally.

Nicholas Carr. Photo by Scott Keneally.

New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Carr explores the development of the internet and the role it has played in shaping how we think, work, and live. Carr’s work often explores the impact of technologies, including smartphones, computers, and tablets, on our cognitive abilities and the potential troubles that arise from the expanded use of the internet. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the category of nonfiction for his recent book, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. Carr’s 2008 book, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google, explores the cultural significance and the potential economic consequences of expanding use of internet-based cloud computing.

“We have never been so intimately involved with a media technology as we are with the smartphone. We consult it every few minutes throughout the day and check it one last time before going to bed. What is this technological dependency doing to our minds?”

Nicholas Carr

 

This lecture is sponsored by:

Michele Cook & John Camp
Dan Merians & Tamara Bates, UBS Financial Services

 

Nicholas Carr Salon
Date: Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Location: School for Advanced Research
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR 660 Garcia Street
Cost:
Free to SAR members
Salons are offered on the morning following each Creative Thought Forum lecture. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker for a deeper exploration of the lecture topics. Participation in the salons is limited to 25 people and is a free member benefit; advanced registration is required with priority given to Chaco level members and above. For more information or to register for the salon call 505-954-7231.

2018 – 2019 Creative Thought Forum Series Sponsors

AMBASSADOR

DIGNITARIES

Michelle Cook
& John Camp

LEADERS

UNDERWRITERS

SUPPORTERS

Daniels Insurance, Inc.
Walter Burke Catering
New Mexico Bank & Trust
Bank of Albuquerque
Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

MEDIA SPONSORS

KUNM 89.9 FM
KSFR 101.1 FM

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