Events & Discussions
9/28-CyberSecurity & SJSU
10/8-Literary Visions of the Future: Technology, Security & the Pursuit of Happiness
10/28-Creating Silicon Valley's World
Nov.19,20 & 21
"The Circle" at the Hal Todd Studio Theater
(TRFT Production Calendar)
GROUP DISCUSSIONS at Clark Hall 100H:
Aug. 27, 12-1pm
Sept. 2, 2-3pm
Sept. 8, 12-1pm
Sept. 16, 12-1pm
Sept. 24, 3-4pm
Oct. 1, 1-2pm
Oct. 7, 3-4pm
Oct. 14, 12-1pm
Oct. 26, 11am-12pm
Nov. 5, 12-1pm
Nov. 18, 1-2pm
Dec. 1, 2-3pm
Fall 2015 Schedule
CyberSecurity and SJSU: Possible Futures Prof. Dave Schuster, Psychology, Monday, Sept. 28 2015, 1:30 -3:00 pm MLK Library 225
What are some of the latest advances in countering international hacking? How is SJSU contributing? What will cybersecurity be like in the future—will it be anything like what is depicted in The Circle? Join Prof. Schuster and representatives from Silicon Valley Big Data and Cybersecurity Center for some fascinating answers.
Literary Visions of the Future: Technology, Society, and the Pursuit of Happiness Prof. Matt Spangler, Communication Studies, Thursday October 8, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm MLK Library 225
How does The Circle compare to other powerful novels that warn of problematic futures, such as 1984, The Handmaiden’s Tale, or A Clockwork Orange among others? Any particularly pertinent lessons to be learned as it is set right where we live? Join Professor Spangler to hear his reflections and share your responses.
Creating Silicon Valley’s World: A Conversation with Author Ann Bridges hosted by Michael Fallon, Director of SJSU Center for Community Learning & Leadership, Wednesday October 28 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm MLK Library 225
Director Fallon, who is also a Professor in Sociology, will have a conversation with Ann Bridges, the author of Private Offerings (hardback and paperback both available September 15, 2015), about the fast-paced business world of Silicon Valley—in her novel, in Eggers’ novel, and in the reality she has experienced. Time will be provided for questions, answers, and discussion.
Lunch with Dave Eggers @ MLK Library 225 on Nov. 12
Dave Eggers was on campus connecting with students directly at a small meeting arranged
by the Campus Reading Program. The students, representing a range of majors across the university, had a chance to ask
a question and speak with him directly. He not only is a provocative and compelling
writer but also a very, very nice guy.
Theatrical Production of The Circle here at SJSU!
November 19, 20 & 21 7 p.m. at the Hal Todd Studio Theater
You read the novel, now see a cutting-edge stage performance of The Circle here on campus. It is experimental theatre, so be ready to use some apps. (If you
don’t click “Like” at the end of this experience, we can’t control what might happen
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All discussions of The Circle are scheduled in Clark Hall 100H (the large fishbowl room). Come to any one and share with other Spartans your reactions to and thoughts about the book. All welcome! (some door prizes too!)
Aug. 27, Thursday Noon - 1 p.m.
Sept. 2, Wednesday 2-3 p.m.
Sept. 8, Tuesday Noon - 1 p.m.
Sept. 16, Wednesday Noon - 1 p.m.
Sept. 24, Thursday 3-4 p.m.
Oct. 1, Thursday 1 - 2 p.m.
Oct. 7, Wednesday 3 - 4 p.m.
Oct. 14, Wednesday Noon - 1 p.m.
Oct. 26, Monday 11 a.m. to Noon
Nov. 5, Thursday Noon - 1 p.m.
Nov. 18, Wednesday 1 - 2 p.m.
Dec. 1, Tuesday 2 - 3 p.m.
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