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Top half of a man's head, wearing the red hat that says "Make America Great Again". From https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Make_America_Great_Again_hat_(27149010964).jpg, license CC-BY-SA-2.0STANFORD, CA, JAN. 3, 2017 - Affiliates of the Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford University have chosen the MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN hat as the Symbol of the Year from 2016, in their fifth annual vote for notable symbols.

The citation for the Symbol of the Year said: "Donald Trump's ...


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Posted by Admin 8 months, 2 weeks ago

The Symbol of the Year in 2016, as voted by Symbolic Systems Program affiliates, is...

the MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN hat

Top half of a man's head, wearing the red hat that says "Make America Great Again"

Donald Trump's red cap became a widely recognized symbol and effective distillation of his campaign. The slogan, first used by Ronald Reagan in 1980, defined a positional narrative ...


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Our annual nominations and voting for Symbol of the Year and other Notable Symbols are underway, and the chosen symbols will be announced soon.

If you are affiliated with the Symbolic Systems Program (alum, faculty/staff, or declared student), watch your email for instructions on how to nominate, and then ...


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Posted by Admin 9 months ago

Congratulations to Nadav Lidor ('16), who has been awarded a 2017 Rhodes Scholarship!


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Posted by Admin 9 months, 3 weeks ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Symbolic Systems, Situation Theory, and the post-9/11 fight against terrorism
featuring
Keith Devlin
H-STAR Institute

Monday, February 27, 2017
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Shortly after September 11, 2001, I joined a research team working with funding ...


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Posted by Admin 10 months ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Do Brains Compute, and How Can We Tell?
featuring
Rosa Cao
Philosophy Department

Monday, January 23, 2017
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Brains are paradigmatically information-processing systems, and this is often taken to mean that brains perform computation ...


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Posted by Admin 10 months ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

"Structure, Uncertainty, and the Flexibility of Human Thinking"
featuring
Noah Goodman
Psychology Department

Monday, November 14, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Human cognition is incredibly flexible, partly because common-sense knowledge is uncertain but highly structured. Probabilistic programming ...


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Posted by Admin 11 months ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Neutral Net Neutrality: Expressing User Preferences With Network Cookies
featuring
Yiannis Yiakoumis
Electrical Engineering Department

Monday, October 24, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Should applications receive special treatment from the network? And if so, who decides which ...


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Posted by Admin 11 months, 3 weeks ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

The 2016 Summer Projects Poster Fair
featuring
Student Summer Interns
Symbolic Systems Program

Monday, October 3, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Philosophy Courtyard (between Building 370 and Building 380)

SCHEDULE:

12:30 Welcome and Brief Poster Introductions

12:35 Poster Presentations:

David Morgan Altman, "Children ...


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Posted by Admin 11 months, 3 weeks ago
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