March 1, 2011

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 1 (TODAY!!!)
HSMBB Seminar: Alone Together – Why We Want More From Technology and Less From Each Other
Presented by: Professor Sherry Turkle
7-8pm, Kresge Room (Room 114, Barker Center)

Advanced social technology, such as the Internet and smartphones, have undoubtedly helped remain us better connected. But does this come at a cost? Even though we may Twitter about our lives every few minutes, the time people spend face-to-face with one another have decreased. How will this affect us as humans? Professor Sherry Turkle, the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology and director of the Initiative on Technology and Self at MIT, will be discussing the relationship between humans and technology. She has voiced her views in her books: Identity in the Age of the Internet, Simulation and Its Discontents, and, most recently, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Last month, she also appeared on the Colbert Report to discuss what the rise of social technology means for our society. Please join us for what promises to be an interesting seminar. Chipotle burritos will be served!

Call for Abstracts

The Harvard Undergraduate Linguistics Group would like to invite students to the annual Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium to be held on April 9th-10th this year. Click here to learn more about the call for papers (deadline for abstracts is March 11) and click here for registration information. For more information about submitting your paper and registering for this event, please email harvard.ling.colloquium@gmail.com.