Most Recent Lecture

Mon., April 9, 2018, 6 pm

of  Madison's Goodman Center 

Its Lecture Series on

"Humanities in Community"

On second Mondays monthly -- excepting semester and summer breaks -- a Liberal Arts professor/instructor from the UW-Madison or Madison College will explore issues or topics and invite Q&A. See posters in our archive for descriptions of previous lectures.                                           _____________________________________

Topic:  The Inluence of Technology

in the Humanities 

Lecturer: Kevin Mirus, Ph.D, Physics

Audio recording of Lecture-discussion combined, 77 minutes:


Kevin Mirus will review... 
** How science and technology directly influence studies of the humanities and the creative process.
** The history of how science, technology, and the arts have been entwined.
** How digital technologies have influenced textual analysis. 
** Finally, examples of how artificial intelligence may affect literature and visual art.

Kevin Mirus is the Director of the STEM Center at Madison College. He has a doctorate in physics from UW-Madison and has been employed in areas from information technology consulting to high school instruction and mathematics teaching at Madison College. 

His interest in how art and technology interact was piqued when he co-taught an art class at Marshall High School years ago.


Posters with more detail (2-sides) and links are attached below for sharing online (top one) and by print (bottom):

The Influence of Technology in the Humanities __ Lecture by Kevin Mirus
Influence of Tech on Humanities_web.pdf
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The Influence of Technology in the Humanities __ Lecture by Kevin Mirus
Influence of Tech on Humanities.pdf
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"Humanities in Community"  monthly lecture series (Oct-May) on 2nd Mondays, 6 pm to 7:30-8. See posters in our archive for descriptions of previous lectures. Families welcome.


Goodman Center Discussions (through senior program and open to all adults):


Philosophy and short fiction discussions alternate biweekly  on Tuesdays

  • in BOLZ B
  • 10:15 AM - 11:30

Weekly Movie series at Wil-Mar and Goodman

  • Goodman: Bolz B weekly after senior lunch on many Thursdays
  • Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St.: Often...

Mondays -- after seniors' lunch and/or 

Saturdays -- after the community lunch on (showing about 12:30-1 pm)

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100 Basic Philosophical Terms
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Philosophical Analysis
'Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, 'if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.' -- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
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