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IN PERSON: Keeping It Real: How Conversation Creates Truth

Event Description

Do you think you have a firm grasp of reality? In this talk, philosopher Mike VanQuickenborne uses everyday language and examples to question our assumptions about what is real. Learn how our perception of reality is shaped by language, and discover how conversation can help us come to terms with our varied experiences.

You’ll also learn how the concept of “reality” can be motivating, but also weaponized by things like artificial intelligence, fake news, and “deep fakes.” Our ability to use technology to distort reality is stronger than ever, and is greatly contributing to our deeply fractured society. Could something as simple as conversing with one another be the antidote?

  • When
  • March 26, 2024
    3:00 pm
  • Where
  • La Conner Swinomish Library
    614 Morris St La Conner, WA 98257 United States
  • Host
  • La Conner Regional Library
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Speakers Bureau talks are free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between. Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau roster is made up of professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. All talks are free and open to the public, and each lasts about an hour. They are hosted by a wide range of organizations throughout Washington State.

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