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May 5th, 2023

On This Week's Front Table, we ask the question of what it means to connect, to feel, and ultimately to change - whether it's through how language can connect us and divide us, how our current work system is designed to fail and what is needed instead, how art and music consistently influence each other, and what it means to feel as a Black woman and as an artist. Find this and more at semcoop.com.



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April 28th, 2023

On This Week's Front Table, explore what it means pay attention- pay attention to what history chooses to glorify, to stories so short we call them "flash,"  to the fascinating history of a book's index, to how a heartbreak can unravel us, and to our beloved writers and what they mean to us. Find this and more at semcoop.com...

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April 25th, 2023

On Monday, May 1st, the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Ecologies of Knowing: AI Ethics and the Critical Posthumanities" as part of the Cultures & Knowledge Worskshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Andre Uhl. Register to attend in person here. The workshop will also be accessible via Zoom here.

Over the last decade, AI ethics has emerged as a critical topic of discussion and debate within the field of artificial intelligence. As the use of AI systems has become more widespread, concerns about fairness, accountability and transparency in their design and regulation have ushered...

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April 23rd, 2023

On Monday, May 1st, the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present "Ecologies of Knowing: AI Ethics and the Critical Posthumanities" as part of the Cultures & Knowledge Worskshop Series. This workshop will be presented by Andre Uhl.

Register HERE for in-person registration

Register HERE for Zoom access

Description: Over the last decade, AI ethics has emerged as a critical topic of discussion and debate within the field of artificial intelligence. As the use of AI systems has become more widespread, concerns about fairness, accountability and transparency in their design and regulation have ushered in a new era of digital humanism. Whereas most AI ethics guidelines elevate human-...

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April 21st, 2023

On This Week's Front Table, find dark histories and shady presents illuminated, from an in-depth examination of weaponized surveillance operations shrouded in secrecy to a close look at slavery’s end to better understand why its shadow still haunts us today. Find the following and more at semcoop.com


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April 13th, 2023

 

On This Week's Front Table,  explores our relationship to history, from examinations of what it means to be 'the ideal woman' in  medieval times to  the history of surgery and changes to medicine to how the entire decade of the nineties informs our culture today to our own personal histories in the first year of the pandemic to one mans everyday musings in the life of a bookshop owner.  Find the following and more at semcoop.com

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April 11th, 2023

In Cynthia J. Sylvester’s debut collection, The Half-White Album, poetry, music, fact, fiction, and memories are strung together to shed light on the interconnected lives of a group of people from the Dinétah and the city of Albuquerque.  

The author, an enrolled member of the Diné, born into the Kiyaa'áanii Clan for the Bilagáana Clan, and a native of Albuquerque, answers some questions about character...

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April 7th, 2023

On this week's Front Table explores unraveling in different forms - from the unraveling of our political systems to the unraveling of our relationship to art and history, to the unraveling and estrangement of the self through a story of a man asking what it means to live and die on his deathbed, to a woman who leaves everything behind to live by the sea, to a man's obsession with found objects including holding onto...

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March 30th, 2023

On this week's Front Table, re-examines our relationship to history, the natural world, and our larger universe from a translation of the early gospels to one woman's complicated relationship to the South and our glorification of war after World War II, to explorations of black holes, our dangerous overreliance on phosphorous and its consequences, to the scientists who are responsible for inventions such as the microwave, TV, and the smartphone. Find the following and more at semcoop.com


Looking for the Good War 
(Picador USA)
Elizabeth D....

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March 23rd, 2023

On this week's Front Table, explore complex narratives through time, from one woman's commentary on culture through gender, literature, and more to a sister's recollection and examination of femicide through the murder of her younger sister to historical sites as a consideration on themes of space and perspective. Find the following and more at semcoop.com


A Left-Handed Woman: Essays
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Judith Thurman

A collection of essays from...

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