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Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

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Thu, Nov 04, 2021, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Melody Jue

Click Here to Register What would media and literary studies look like, underwater? In Wild Blue Media: Thinking Through Seawater (2020), I show how the ocean can be a science fictional environment for defamiliarizing concepts, offering cold and briny contexts in which to rethink what it means to store and organize information. After outlining how scuba diving...

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Armond R. Towns

Click Here to Register for the Event Who is the human in media philosophy? Though media philosophers have argued since the twentieth century that media are fundamental to being human, this question has not been explicitly asked and answered in the field. Armond R. Towns demonstrates that humanity in media philosophy has implicitly referred to a social Darwinian understanding...

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Thu, Oct 14, 2021, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Xiaochang Li

Click Here to Register Beginning in 1971, a team of researchers at IBM began to reorient the field of automatic speech recognition away from the study of human speech perception and language understanding, refashioning it as a problem of large-scale pattern recognition under a startling new mandate: “There’s no data like more data.” In the ensuing decades...

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