The Workshop on Knowledge and Technological Design is sponsoring two lectures on Friday in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104 and via Zoom.
C. Thi Nguyen, associate professor of philosophy at University of Utah, will present his paper, “Value Capture,” at noon. Nguyen’s work explores the ways in which designed social structures—games, echo chambers, bureaucracies—can change how we reason, value, and act. Pizza will be served after the event.
Michael Patrick Lynch will present his paper, “Social Media and Bald-Faced Lies,” at 4 p.m. Lynch is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at University of Connecticut, director of the Humanities Institute, and director of the New England Humanities Consortium. Lynch’s work concerns truth, democracy, public discourse, and the ethics of technology. Coffee and tea will be served before the event.