Held in partnership with the Aspen Institute España, the Socrates Seminar will take place from October 8th-9th, 2021. Socrates international seminars include three seminar sessions over two days.
If you are interested in attending this seminar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Techno-narratives & Truth: Reshaping the Future
“In three modules, “Techno-narratives” takes us through a call-and-response on access to working truth. First, to whom do we commonly assign the burden of proof: professional experts, regulatory bodies, historical fact, certifiable fiction, and why does that authority eventually fail? In a second module we explore how, even as we deny those entities the trust with which we had previously endowed them, we negotiate interim confidence in them by invoking forgotten foundational, but now often conflictual, principles. Finally, faced with the stress of that attraction/repulsion, we move beyond regulation and activism to blend art and science, knowledge and imagination to create a new, effective reality. We know that we have crafted a work-in-progress, but the act of creation and the discovery that often follows make it real.”
Moderated by Leigh Hafrey, Senior Lecturer in Behavioral and Policy Sciences at the MIT Sloan School of Management.