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Wendy Brown (Political Science, University of California, Berkeley) is just one of the many scholars who graced the Simpson Center and the University of Washington with her brilliance in Fall 2011, as part of our programs and events co-sponsored with other campus units.
What are the relationships between technological literacy and social change?
Participants in this year’s THATCamp PNW came together on Saturday, November 12, at the University of Washington-Bothell’s Center for Serious Play to explore this question.
Through a Simpson Center internship at local radio station KEXP 90.3 FM, UW graduate student Tiffany Grobelski has worked with KEXP Documentaries producer Michele Myers to create lesson plans for grades 6-12 that explore Seattle’s hip-hop culture.
Transformative Education Behind Bars, a project funded by the Simpson Center, invites UW faculty and graduate students to collaborate with educators at community colleges, nonprofit organizations, other university programs, and correctional facilities to expand educational access and justice for incarcerated students.
On Tuesday, November 15, poet and Professor of English Linda Bierds will present the first Katz Distinguished Lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year.
The research of David Giles, UW graduate student in anthropology and a Society of Scholars fellow at the Simpson Center, was recently highlighted in the Seattle Times.
Artist, activist, and scholar Sharon Daniel recently visited the University of Washington to present from her current series of new media documentaries.
Her visit helped coalesce campus discussions and program building around media arts and activism, digital humanities, and public scholarship.
Two UW scholars doing research in video games studies were recently sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities to attend this year’s Serious Play Conference. Edmond Chang and Theresa Horstman, graduate students in English and Education, respectively, took part in the conference, which was held at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington.
The Simpson Center would like to extend a big “thank you!” to all UW faculty and staff who have donated toward the Digital Humanities Commons since Spring 2011.
Enormous growth in biological knowledge during the past 100 years or so – and increasing worldwide use of that information to manipulate and build living systems – pose unique opportunities and challenges for the scientific community and humanity at large: Potential risks include engineered biological organisms, proliferations of infectious disease, human manipulation of the biosphere for food and fuel, and of the human genome sequence in reproductive technology.