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Noted English professor to lecture on cybernetics, artificial intelligence and virtual environments

Ref. No. 110

DATE:     Mar. 11, 2002
SUBJECT:     Noted English professor to lecture on cybernetics, artificial intelligence and virtual environments

Memorial University's Department of Sociology is sponsoring the visit of Dr. Katherine Hayles, professor of English literature at the University of California, as Henrietta Harvey Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Hayles' critically-acclaimed work examines the status of the body in cybernetics, artificial intelligence and virtual environments.

Dr. Hayles will deliver the Henrietta Harvey Lecture on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Her lecture is titled Simulating the Subject: Mediation in House of Leaves and will take place in Room A-1043, located in the Arts and Administration Building. The lecture is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Parking will be available in area 15, located to the east of the Music Building.

Through innovative readings of the development of information theory and post-war American literature, Dr. Hayles shows how the breakdown of the boundary between the human and machine challenges our definitions of consciousness, life and individuality.

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For further information, please contact Ivan Muzychka, manager, Memorial University News Service, 737-8665.

 

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