Very good timing here (except for my late notice):
Our next meeting is on Wednesday night, to discuss Identity and the Internet
. This will essentially be the same topic tomorrow morning on the local public radio program Philosophy Talk
, hosted by Profs. Ken Taylor and John Perry of the Stanford philosophy department.
Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. on KALW 91.7 FM
October 19: Digital SelvesSecond Life
and dozens of other online adventures involve creating digital selves, and millions of users are taking advantage of the opportunity to develop new personas. Cyberpunk literature, like William Gibson's Neuromancer
, describes worlds in which the line between digital selves and real selves is hard to draw. What makes your digital self you? What does your choice of digital selves show about you? And what makes onscreen representation more or less effective as digital selves? John and Ken are joined by Jeremy Bailenson, Director of Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, for a program recorded before a live audience at The Marsh theater in San Francisco.