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    Steven J Oscherwitz - Oil Painting on Artfix Linen
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The rumors are true. The annual conference of SLSA is one of the best events interfacing humanities and technoscience. More and more people are saying this. https://t.co/nmhr73fbDs
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M. Beatrice Fazi @m_b_fazi
The annual conference of @SocLitSciArts is one of the best events interfacing humanities and technoscience. The 2021 edition will be online. I am happy to speak at these two sessions: a roundtable on ‘artificial ignorance’ and a panel on computation (both Saturday, October 2nd)✨ https://t.co/QF411KhTG3

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Literature, SCIENCE + arts The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts welcomes colleagues in the sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists. SLSA members share an interest in problems of science and representation, and in the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine.

Conferences

The 34th Annual Conference of SLSA in Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • September 30 – October 3, 2021
  • New! Extended Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2021
  • Conference website

SLSA 2021 satellite event – Reading Accidentals: Scholars, Scientists, and Novelists in Conversation

  • In biology, an “accidental” is an individual animal that has wandered far from its normal range for mysterious reasons, often related to aberrant weather during migration or genetic mutations. Scholars Ursula K. Heise and Jay Clayton, biologist Auriel Fournier, and novelist Susan M. Gaines will discuss the avian and human accidentals—and the concepts of nature and science—in Gaines’s multilayered new science novel, Accidentals. Comments and questions from the audience will be welcome.
  • March 25, 2021
  • Link to recording on Youtube

SLSAeu 2021

SLSA 2020 Special Event–AI/IA: Promises and Perils of Augmented/ Artificial Intelligence

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    University of Michigan Union Building
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    Bergen, Norway
    Bergen, Norway

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