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Exploring Deep Space
February 1, 2022 @ 6pm
Join us for an exciting conversation between Ali Guarneros Luna (Senior NASA aerospace engineer) and Michael Kauffman (Professor of Astronomy) about the launch of the Webb Space Telescope and all of its possibilities. One million kilometers from Earth and intended to “probe the atmospheres of potentially habitable exoplanets, peer back in time at galaxies that formed during the early years of the universe, and investigate Solar System moons that may have some form of life in their subsurface oceans” (according to Passant Rabie, Inverse). Livestreamed only - registration required - submit questions via Vimeo chat during the conversation or pre-submit via the registration Google form.
The Facebook Papers
November 17, 2021 @ 5pm
Étienne Brown (Philosophy) and Chelsea Thompto (Digital Media Art) talk about the New York Times Facebook Papers and what this whistleblower reveals about how Facebook allows content that seriously affects body image in teens, promotes hateful content, spreads election disinformation, and many other dilemmas in many countries, including the U.S. and India, specifically on Instagram and WhatsApp. Watch this lively conversation (recorded from our live-streamed event) about this social media giant and how these revelations may affect you and your friends