February 22 : What’s “smart”? And how do we know it when we see it?

Lab: Kate + Jack share their work.   

Activity: Developing metadata schemes for next week’s cataloguing exercise: what criteria are most salient in distinguishing between various forms of “intelligence”? 

Supplemental Resources:

  • An Ethereal Future,” Reddit (2014) [on blockchain futures].
  • Mariusz Flasinski, “Theories of Intelligence in Philosophy and Psychology” in Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Springer, 2011): 213-23.
  • Michelle G., “Picture Yourself as a Stereotypical Male,” MIT Admissions (September 5, 2015) [on the gender and racial biases of testing].
  • Gary Groth-Marnat, Handbook of Psychological Assessment, 5th Ed. (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2009).
  • Donna Haraway, “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective,” Feminist Studies 14:3 (Autumn 1988): 575-99.
  • Institute for the Future, “Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes
  • Olivia Judson, “What the Octopus Knows,” The Atlantic (January/February 2017) [Peter Godfrey-Smith @ NYPL February 21].
  • Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013).
  • Perluigi Serraino, The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study (New York: Monacelli Press, 2016).
  • Tom Stonier, Beyond Information: The Natural History of Intelligence (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1992).
  • Test Bias,” The Glossary of Education Reform (May 22, 2015).
  • Testing, Testing,” things magazine (September 28, 2012).
  • Anna Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015).

Photo : Part of the Svalbard Architectural Expedition, 2013. MAP Architects