Bowling Green State University Institute for the Study of Culture and Society The ICS will host guest speakers in November with topics focused on navigating a digital society and the impact of the pandemic on Indigenous communities.
On Thursday, November 3, Dr. John Dodd, Associate Professor of BGSU School of Media and Communication, will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. at the Way Public Library in Perrysburg entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Everyday Life: Finding Running in the Contemporary Digital Society.” Dodd’s presentation will provide people with practical tools to navigate a digital society, where artificial intelligence and algorithms increasingly shape our understanding of the world.
On Wednesday, November 9, Dr. Michaela Walsh, Assistant Professor at ethnic studies At BGSU, he will also give a free presentation starting at 11:30 a.m. in Room 208 of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union titled “Navigating a Cross-Border Crisis: Experiences of an Indigenous Mexican Community in Times of COVID.” Walsh’s presentation will highlight the social and economic impact of the pandemic on indigenous communities in Mexico and the United States.
“Dodd and Dr. Walsh’s projects address the critical challenges of our time,” said Dr. Julie Schaeffer, Director of BGSU ICS. “Through their research and engagement, Dr. Dodd and Dr. Walsh embody BGSU’s mission to be a public university for the common good.”
Founded in 1996, the BGSU Institute for the Study of Culture and Society supports innovation in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In addition, ICS offers programming and initiatives to students, faculty, and the BGSU community to make the world more equitable, just and inclusive.