October 1, 2018
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Safiya Noble has addressed a significant issue -- how search engines can and do contain biases and wielding of power. She will talk Wednesday (Oct. 3) about how algorithms and racism intersect during the inaugural lecture of a Purdue Libraries series. Noble is the author of "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism." This is an exemplary occasion in Purdue's Ideas Festival -- speaking to "Giant Leaps in Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, and Automation: Balancing Humanity and Technology," one of the four IF themes -- the centerpiece of the Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. Don't Miss It!
"Images of Human Rights," a traveling exhibition, will stop Oct. 1-27 at the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. The show consists of one fine art print by a South African artist for each of the 29 clauses in South Africa's Bill of Rights. Gallery hours: Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday (except holidays). Reception at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Purdue University Galleries
An exhibition of artworks made using vinyl records, created by Walter Lobyn Hamilton, will be on display Oct. 1-30 during building hours at the Black Cultural Center's Formal Lounge. BCC
OCTOBER 2 and 3
"Frankenstein" presented by Aquila Theatre Company, along with pre-show and post-show "meetups," will ask questions about creating life and artificial forms of intelligent beings. This is an event in the "Health, Longevity and Quality of Life" theme of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $22-$28. Pre-show meetup at 6:30 p.m. in STEW, Room 214, with faculty experts discussing ethical questions of innovation and the continued relevance of "Frankenstein." Post-show meetup in PMU, 1869 Tap Room. News release | Event
-- Safiya Noble, an expert on bias in internet search engines, will give the inaugural lecture in the Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture Series from Purdue University Libraries. The lecture title is "Intellectual Freedom and Racial Inequality as Addressed in 'Algorithms of Oppression.'" Noble is assistant professor at University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communications and co-founder of the Information Ethics & Equity Institute. This is an event in the Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, and Automation theme of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. 6 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. News release
A PEEK AHEAD
The 88Rising music/arts collective presenting Rich Brian, Joji, Higher Brothers, more is bringing its tour. Besides fine performing, the collective aims at bridging Eastern and Western youth cultures. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $20-$250; limit six. VIP packages offered. Event
The Tower of Power Band and Lab Jazz Bands will conjure up some sizzling sounds in concert. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free. Bands & Orchestras events
The Fall Concert Bands will air things out a bit with traditional and contemporary band music. Organizer: Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 2:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free. Bands & Orchestras events
Jeremy Camp and Matthew West will bring contemporary Christian music. Camp, a Lafayette native, fuses rock 'n' roll with pop and has had 41 No. 1 hits. Organizer: Purdue Convocations. 7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $22.50-$75. Event
SPORTS IN SEASON
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