Illume/CLS - Becoming Blue Collar: The Death of Mathematics and the Rise of the Arts

Illume/CLS - Becoming Blue Collar: The Death of Mathematics and the Rise of the Arts

Illume/CLS - Becoming Blue Collar: The Death of Mathematics and the Rise of the Arts

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Date and Time

  • Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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In the past century, the field of Mathematics has advanced tremendously by embracing abstraction, providing a strong foundation for our modern worship of technology. Unfortunately, society's elevation of Mathematics has directly led to the oppression of the Arts and the Humanities, dangerously conflating measurability with complexity. We offer a possible way out, to redeem a world that continues to lose its humanity by devaluing the importance of the physical and the visual.

Talk by Satyan Devadoss, PhD | Fletcher Jones Chair and Professor, Mathematics

Reception to follow.

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