Video: Yuko Ishihara, “Awakened Realism: Insights from Japanese Philosophy”(Chasing Consciousness #9, at the Rubin Museum of Art, 12/2/16)

Please join us in watching this video of Yuko Ishihara’s live presentation,“Awakened Realism: Insights from Japanese Philosophy”, moderated by YHouse’s Christopher Stawski in the Rubin Museum’s Art Lounge this past December. … More Video: Yuko Ishihara, “Awakened Realism: Insights from Japanese Philosophy”(Chasing Consciousness #9, at the Rubin Museum of Art, 12/2/16)

From object to subject: consciousness at the center of a necessary “reframing” of science and the production of knowledge. A comment to Piet Hut’s “From Knowing What You Have to Waking Up to What You Are”

The disconnection between the object and the subject is at the center of Piet Hut’s presentation. The question is: how can we put together what, through the development of the scientific method over the last 400 years, we consider to be objective knowledge of the world (universal, physical, observable) and the subjective (the way we, … More From object to subject: consciousness at the center of a necessary “reframing” of science and the production of knowledge. A comment to Piet Hut’s “From Knowing What You Have to Waking Up to What You Are”

Video: Susan Schneider, “Can a Robot Feel Pain?” (Chasing Consciousness #10, at the Rubin Museum of Art, 12/9/16)

Susan Schneider discusses her proposal for a test to determine whether an AI can be truly conscious. … More Video: Susan Schneider, “Can a Robot Feel Pain?” (Chasing Consciousness #10, at the Rubin Museum of Art, 12/9/16)

Video: Piet Hut “From Knowing What You Have to Waking Up to What You Are”

This is the video of Piet Hut’s presentation, as part of the Chasing Consciousness Public events at the Rubin Museum of Art. The event was held on Friday, 11 November 2016. Piet Hut is one of the YHouse co-founders and professor of Astrophysics and Head of the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies at the Institute for … More Video: Piet Hut “From Knowing What You Have to Waking Up to What You Are”

Consciousness Club #11 – “Determination of Death by Cessation of Brain Function”

Wednesday, December 14th. 6pm-8pm Place: City Crab Shack (Back Room)* Please join us for drinks and an exciting discussion on “Determination of Death by Cessation of Whole Brain Function” with Dr. Michael Solomon (RWJ Barnabas University Hospital & Medical Society of New Jersey Bioethics Committee) this Wednesday evening. We will approach the following questions: When are you … More Consciousness Club #11 – “Determination of Death by Cessation of Brain Function”

Chasing Consciousness #10, at Rubin Museum of Art : “Can a Robot Feel Pain?”

Friday, December 9, 5pm to 6pm: Chasing Consciousness Series #10 – “Can a Robot Feel Pain?” Place: Rubin Museum of Art, Art Lounge   Speaker: Susan Schneider (University of Connecticut / Yale University) Moderated by: Ed Turner (Princeton University)   If and when you encounter an AI, it is best to look beyond superficialities, like a humanlike appearance. Perhaps only biological beings … More Chasing Consciousness #10, at Rubin Museum of Art : “Can a Robot Feel Pain?”

Consciousness Club #10 – “The Possibility of You”

Time: 6PM-8PM Place: City Crab Shack (back room) Please join us for drinks and a discussion that riffs on evolutionary theory and speculates on the properties of thought. Dr. William Chang (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) will lead a discussion on how biological entities from enzymes to brains achieve both coherence and diversity of behavior.   Please, … More Consciousness Club #10 – “The Possibility of You”