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The selection process (also known as "Match Madness") for Symbolic Systems Summer Internships has entered the Priority Period. Summer internship descriptions are now visible to Symbolic Systems undergraduates and faculty, and student profiles are visible to faculty. NOTE that more internships and/or student profiles may be added at any ...


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Posted by Admin 9 months, 3 weeks ago

The selection process (also known as "Match Madness") for Symbolic Systems Summer Internships has begun. Students and faculty who are interested in participating should upload their profiles and internship descriptions, respectively. First Visibility for profiles and internships is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (at about noon), with matching taking ...


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Posted by Admin 10 months, 1 week ago

Photo of a woman holding a #metoo sign, which covers her face, Creative Commons CC0, https://pixabay.com/en/metoo-women-harassment-sexual-2859980/STANFORD, CA, JAN. 26, 2018 - Affiliates of the Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford University have chosen #metoo as the Symbol of the Year from 2017, in their sixth annual vote for notable symbols.

The citation for the Symbol of the Year said: "The 'Me too' hashtag, popularized in 2017 by ...


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Posted by Admin 10 months, 3 weeks ago

The Symbol of the Year in 2017, as voted by Symbolic Systems Program affiliates, is...

#metoo

Photo of a woman holding a #metoo sign, which covers her face, Creative Commons CC0, https://pixabay.com/en/metoo-women-harassment-sexual-2859980/
The “Me too” hashtag, popularized in 2017 by Alyssa Milano, and building on the use of the phrase by Tarana Burke starting on MySpace in 2006, united women especially (as well as men) who ...


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Posted by Admin 11 months, 2 weeks ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Overinformativeness? Rationally Redundant Reference

featuring
Judith Degen
Linguistics Department

Monday, Apr. 23, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Referring is one of the most basic and prevalent uses of language. How do speakers choose from the wealth of ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Science at AI Speed: Towards a Biomedical Air Traffic Control System

featuring
Jeff Shrager
Symbolic Systems Program

Monday, April 9, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
It's nice to know what your specific calling is, and to ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

The Art of Design for Computer Music

featuring
Ge Wang
Music Department

Monday, Mar. 12, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
What is the nature, purpose, and meaning of design?  Why do we bother to design beautiful things ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Talk About Imperatives

featuring
Cleo Condoravdi
Linguistics Department

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:

Imperative sentences are used not only to command or prohibit, as is commonly assumed, but also to request, plead, offer, permit ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year, 1 month ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Law, Order, and Algorithms

featuring
Sharad Goel
Management Science and Engineering Department

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Data and algorithms are increasingly used in the criminal justice system, from tracking individuals with aerial cameras ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year, 1 month ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

A New Theory of Bullshit
featuring
Laura Maguire
Philosophy Department

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

ABSTRACT:
In his landmark essay “On Bullshit,” Harry Frankfurt offers the first philosophical analysis of bullshit. Unlike lying, where the ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year, 2 months ago
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