Blog topic: Events

Androids, Automata, Avatars, and Agency

January 30, 2019
by Catherine Nicole Coleman

On Tuesday, February 5, in the Bender Room at Green Library, Jessica Riskin and Oussama Khatib will join Nicole Coleman in conversation about robotics past and future. Both have been thinking deeply about artificial life and artificial intelligence throughout their careers. While Khatib has been building robots and breaking new ground in human-robot collaboration, Riskin’s work explores the way that early automatons influenced the mechanistic view of mind and body, evolution and inheritance, and how our relationship to machines continues to influence our thinking today about whether human beings have agency in shaping their destiny.

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Concierge 50: SU Press

January 7, 2019
by Ellie Buckley

Join us as we kick off 2019 with a presentation on Stanford University Press. Alan Harvey will give a brief history of the Press and an overview of their operations in Redwood City, with focus on recent developments within the book publishing industry at large. Specific programs, such as the Stanford Briefs, Redwood Press, and supDigital (the Press' new program of interactive scholarly works) will also be explored.

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Concierge 49: SearchWorks: Updates and more!

November 28, 2018
by Ellie Buckley

Join us for the next Concierge session to discover the magic, and unravel the mysteries, of SearchWorks. The SearchWorks team recently finished a five-month long project during which they implemented several new features and enhancements. You will learn about some of these new and exciting features, as well as the processes by which improvements to SearchWorks are conceived, designed, and implemented. You will also hear what happens when you submit feedback, how that feedback is processed and considered, and when that feedback is turned into action.

Stanford to host renowned Taiwanese author Pai Hsien-yung

October 17, 2018
by Joshua Capitanio

Stanford University will host two lectures by the renowned scholar and author Pai Hsien-yung on 10/24 and 10/25.  A documentary on Prof. Pai's life and scholarship will be screened at the East Asia Library on the evening of 10/23.

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Concierge Kick-Off

October 2, 2018
by Ellie Buckley

Welcome to the beginning of another academic year and another year of Concierge Project events! The Concierge Project empowers all library staff to serve our users by informing them about the broad suite of services, resources, and facilities that the Library provides.

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