Design for Emergence and the Future of Learning

New York NY

What can LEGO bricks teach us about the human mind? Join researcher and technologist Kasey Klimes live in New York City for a conversation that will explore design for emergence as an alternative to user-centered design and its implications for the expansion of human intelligence. Seymour Papert and Mitchel Resnick described great learning technologies as…

Recognizing Pseudoscience: Alchemy, Astrology, and Magic in the Ancient World

Online

Join philosophy student Arkadiusz Synowczyk to explore what pseudoscience is and how to recognize it, all with reference to astrology, alchemy, and magic in the ancient world. This salon is the first episode in a series on the nature of science – its power, limits, and the potential dangers it poses. Very often, claims about…

I Feel Love: A Conversation with Rachel Nuwer on MDMA and Connection

Online

Rachel Nuwer, science journalist and author joins Alex Criddle and Michael 't Sas-Rolfes for a discussion of her most recent book: I Feel Love, MDMA and the Quest for Connection in a Fractured World. Once vilified as a drug that would eat holes in user's brains, MDMA (also known as Molly or Ecstasy) is now…

The Wealth Of Nations Reading Group, Part 5

Online

Read and discuss the most important work of economics in the Western canon. Hosted by Ben Landau-Taylor—join this discussion below or join the full reading group series here. The Wealth Of Nations laid the foundations of modern economic theory when it was published in 1776. While the structure of the economy has changed substantially since…

Western Canon Book Club: The Lais of Marie de France

Online

Join host Joseline Yu to uncover the intricacies of courtly love in Marie de France's lais, as part of the Western Canon Book Club series. Each of Marie de France's lais is a short French poem containing an adventure set in Brittany a long time ago. These adventures blend supernatural elements and chivalrous deeds with…

Thinking Like a Writer with Tara Isabella Burton

Online

Join novelist and theologian Tara Isabella Burton (Here in Avalon, The World Cannot Give, Social Creature) for a collaborative workshop designed for InterIntellect members who have followed a series of prompts and exercises (listed in the Discord) from March 1-April 8, 2024. This workshop (fiction and personal essay/creative nonfiction both welcome) is designed for InterIntellect…