The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry, or D-phi, aims to enrich Denver’s intellectual and cultural life through programs designed to reframe our perspectives, challenge our assumptions, and stimulate dialogue about human thought, history, science, art and culture. D-phi organizes roundtable discussions, art exhibits, film screenings, theatrical performances, and lectures centered on major themes, issues or questions of abiding human concern. We host both local and international experts, artists, and some of the 'greatest minds of our time.' 

The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry offers free tickets to students - email dphi@msudenver.edu to RSVP

2/19/2019

iNation: Democracy in the Era of Social Media & Fake News

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

CAVEA, 890 Auraria Pkwy, Room 420

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2/19/2019

iNation: Democracy in the Era of Social Media & Fake News

This interdisciplinary symposium includes lectures and panels featuring scholars from across the country. Keynote by Regina Rini, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Moral and Social Cognition at York University, and the 2018 winner of the Marc Sanders Foundation Public Philosophy Award.   


9:00-9:20

Coffee 


9:20-9:30:

Opening Remarks


9:30-10:45:

"It’s Us: The intractable nature of fake news in a networked and polarized political world."

Robert Preuhs, Professor of Political Science, MSU Denver

“Anti-Muslim Rhetoric and the Old/New Media: A Case Study”

Andrea L. Stanton, Associate Professor and Chair, Religious Studies, University of Denver

Chaired by Katia Campbell, Associate Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU Denver


11:00-12:15:

“On a Civics of Responsibility: How Breaking Bread with One’s Political Adversaries Worsens the Online Bubble Problem”

Sarah Pessin, Professor of Philosophy, Director, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver

Respondent:  Adam Graves, Associate Professor, Philosophy, MSU Denver

“The Memes and Mechanics of Cybersphere” 

Steve Beaty, Professor, Computer Science, MSU Denver

Sarah Harman, Executive Director or University Effectiveness and the Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis (CAVEA)

Respondent: Sean Morris, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, MSU Denver


12:30-1:20:

“The Digital Polarization Initiative: Civic and Web Literacy in the Classroom”

Elizabeth L. Parmelee, Ph.D., Director of Undergraduate Studies, MSU Denver

Christopher Jennings, Ed.D, Professor, Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, MSU Denver

Chaired by Jeffrey Ogle, Visiting Professor, Philosophy, MSU Denver


1:20-2:00: Coffee/Lunch Break


2:00-3:15

Plenary Lecture: 

“Upping Your Election IQ:

How to Fight Misinformation, Disinformation and Lies”

Elizabeth A. Skewes, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, College of Media, Communication and Information, University of Colorado Boulder

Chaired by Samuel Jay, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Communication Arts & Sciences, MSU Denver


3:30-4:15:

Keynote Lecture: 

“Everyone is Wrong on the Internet:

Disagreement and Error in Social Media Discourse”

Regina Rini, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Moral & Social Cognition at York University, and the 2018 Winner of the Marc Sanders Foundation Public Philosophy Award


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

CAVEA, 890 Auraria Pkwy, Room 420

2/23/2019

The Lady Eve: Exploring Cavell on Film

4:00 pm

SIE Film Center

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2/23/2019

The Lady Eve: Exploring Cavell on Film

 

Stanley Cavell (1926-2018) was one of the most celebrated American philosophers of the past century.  Outside of the academy, he was perhaps best know for his insightful interpretation of Hollywood classics, which had profound impact upon our understanding of the significance of film.  This screening of one of his favorite screwball comedies will be followed by a discussion with his four most accomplished students and friends. 

 

Chair: 

Timothy Gould (Metropolitan State University of Denver)


Panelists: 

Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore College) 

Michael Fischer (Trinity University) 

Katalin Makkai (Bard College Berlin) 

Marion Keane (Independent Scholar)


Tickets for the general public available at  https://secure.denverfilm.org/tickets/film.aspx?id=30902 

4:00 pm

SIE Film Center

2/27/2019

Peas and Carrots: The Rembrandt Room

7:00 pm

Buntport Theater Company, 717 Lipan St, Denver, CO 80204

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2/27/2019

Peas and Carrots: The Rembrandt Room

 

The “Peas and Carrots” series is light-hearted talk show-style event focusing on themes related to current Buntport productions, featuring music and interviews with D-phi scholars. The Rembrandt Room is a dark comedy featuring one woman standing next to one masterpiece for who knows how long. Buntport’s first ever one-person show, this play is a mash-up of historical fact, Greek myth, and Buntport fiction.

7:00 pm

Buntport Theater Company, 717 Lipan St, Denver, CO 80204

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