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Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative
OSI-New York

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November 17, 2011
Lawrence Weschler, Tina Rosenberg, Aryeh Neier
Lawrence Weschler is commonly regarded as one of the foremost practitioners of literary nonfiction. His essays long appeared in the New Yorker, and one of his most recent books, Everything That Rises, which drew together a decade’s worth of convergence pieces from McSweeney’s, was celebrated with the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Weschler's latest collection, Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative, continues the author's distinctive blending of political and cultural themes. 
An entire section of the book is given over to "Some Probes into the Terrain of Human Rights," including the text from his collaboration with Richard Avedon evoking the precise nature of the witness borne by human rights monitors all over the world; his day-by-day account of the 1998 Rome Conference which, notwithstanding the Clinton administration's profoundly equivocal triangulations, did finally succeed in bringing into being a permanent International Criminal Court; essays on the art of the disappeared (South American artists confronting the legacy of that continent's Dirty Wars of the 1970s and 80s); and his ambivalent response to Peter Eisenman's Berlin monument to the victims of the Holocaust. These parts of the book form the basis for this conversation with Aryeh Neier and Tina Rosenberg.
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Consumers in the Information Society
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 8, 2012
This event, organized by Open Society grantee Consumers International, addresses questions raised by digital technologies about a fair intellectual property regime that fosters access to knowledge.
Reinventing Scientific Discovery: An Interview with Michael Nielsen
John Dupuis
January 23, 2012
Connecting vast numbers of scientists and ordinary citizens, online tools make scientific problem-solving faster and more efficient. But for these collaborations to reach their full potential, the culture of science must become much more open.
Mapping Digital Media: Netherlands
January 2012
Thanks to unprecedented opportunities for new ways of doing journalism, connecting to audiences or mobilizing civil society, and getting one’s voice heard, a new media ecology seems to be taking shape in the Netherlands. However, the challenges are great.
Mapping Digital Media: Social Media and News
January 2012
With research showing that most internet users stumble across news online while looking for something else, news organizations can no more ignore social media than they can ignore the communities they seek to serve (and the markets which its advertisers seek to reach).
Advancing Education Reform with "Writers Bloc"
Kamila Shamsie and Hugh McLean
January 13, 2012
A group of writers including Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Adiche, and Aleksander Hemon take a look at education systems in conflict-affected countries around the world.
Salzburg Seminar: Palliative Care for Patients with TB or HIV/TB
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