@The Nook this week

Check out this weeks’ events at The Nook, our hub for the more intimate, informal, and deeply weird conversations. These events are open to all: no registration required, unless it says otherwise. Let’s see if we can figure out this batshit crazy world together!

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  • Monday Media Breakdown – November 13th, 12:45-1:30pm

Did someone try to invade Moscow again? Did the government resign? Drop by during your lunch break and discuss the news that you can’t not talk about on Monday, November 13th.

  • Existential Tuesday – November 14th, 12:45-1:30pm

Why work a bullshit job? How do you rationalize suffering? Can you un-brainwash someone? What is the end goal of evolution? Is Schrodinger’s Cat a zombie? Get philosophical over lunch on Tuesday, November 31st. Existential Tuesdays are a low key moment to ask the ultimate questions together, without necessarily finding answers or solutions. For this week’s session we’ll explore the question:

How do you know you’re not a robot?

Could you prove that you’re not a robot? Technology is all around us, and each generation seems more integrated with it than the last. Still, we have always assumed that as flesh and blood creatures we’re somehow different from – and better than – machines. But are we really? Where exactly does technology end and the human begin? And if it turned out that you were actually a machine of some kind, would it make your existence less valuable? Let’s see how far logic, language, and self-awareness can bring us in finding our own humanity.

  • Book Club – The Epic of Gilgamesh – November 15th, 12:45-1:30pm

Wanna read the oldest known written story? Sign up for the book distribution of the Epic of Gilgamesh and you might get one of the free copies of the book.

Check out SG’s related events this quarter on the theme: Intimacy and Technology

This quarter at SG, we’re taking a deeper look at the connections we have with and through technology. Technology is becoming ever more intimately involved in our lives and has enormous potential to bring us closer together. But can technology truly offer an intimate experience?

This theme is part of the series For Love of the World, in which we explore alternative stories and forgotten knowledge that can (re)connect us to our world.

6 Nov – 21 Dec                Art Exhibition & survey                                                                                                        The Nook/Theater de Veste
14 Nov                                  Existential Tuesday: How Do You Know You’re Not a Robot?                      The Nook
14 Nov                                  Art & Tech Cafe: Can Technology Bring Us Closer Together?                       Theater de Veste
15 Nov                                  VOX Book Club: The Epic of Gilgamesh, book distribution                            The Nook
14 Dec                                  VOX Book Club: The Epic of Gilgamesh, book discussion                               The Nook

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