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Social Sciences 2, Room 75

Social Sciences 2‎ University of California Santa Cruz, College Ten
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

January 2011

Nick Montfort: “Curveship: Interactive Narrating for Interactive Fiction”

January 11, 2011 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Social Sciences 2, Room 75, Social Sciences 2‎ University of California Santa Cruz, College Ten
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Curveship is an interactive fiction (IF) development system that adds support for interactive narrating -- automatic narrative variation that is accomplished through text generation. For 30 years, IF development systems have done very well at allowing us to build and manipulate world models, which are then encountered by players using text-based interfaces. Curveship aims to do for the *narrative discourse* what IF has already done for the underlying story world, to allow us to change important things about the narrating…

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February 2014

Mark A. Raider: "The Changing Image of the Israeli Hero in American Culture"

February 28, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Social Sciences 2, Room 75, Social Sciences 2‎ University of California Santa Cruz, College Ten
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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The Center for Jewish Studies presents: Mark A. Raider This talk surveys the long arc of the Zionist and Israeli hero as perceived in the American setting. Taking a page from scholars of semiotics and iconography, it pays close attention to a variety of texts, visual images, and cultural artifacts drawn from Zionist propaganda and recruitment literature, photographs and films, poetry, novels, and memoirs, art, music, and dance, textbooks, children’s literature and memoirs, etc. By examining how the trope of the…

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March 2014

Naftali Rothenberg: "Jewish Identity in Contemporary Israel: Between Separatism and Cohesion"

March 5, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Social Sciences 2, Room 75, Social Sciences 2‎ University of California Santa Cruz, College Ten
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Rabbi Professor Naftali Rothenberg is a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (since 1994), where he is Jewish Culture and Identity chair and editor of Identities, Journal for Jewish Culture & Identity. He also serves as the Rabbi and spiritual leader of Har Adar. His main fields of research are: The wisdom of love; Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Halakha; Democratic education. He has published numerous articles and 12 books. His most recent books are: Unity within Diversity:…

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February 2015

Understanding Conflict in South Sudan

February 10, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Social Sciences 2, Room 75, Social Sciences 2‎ University of California Santa Cruz, College Ten
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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CENTER FOR EMERGING WORLDS 2014-2015 Theme: GLOBAL ISLAM Winter Quarter Events Featuring: Noah Salomon, Assistant Professor of Religion, Carleton College   Tuesday, February 10th Public Event "Understanding Conflict in South Sudan" 6:30-7:30 PM, Social Sciences 2, Room 075 Moderated by Mark Massoud, Assistant Professor of Politics and Legal Studies, UCSC Wednesday, February 11th Colloquium "When the State is Everywhere: Rethinking the Islamic Public Sphere" 3:30-5:00 PM, Humanities 1, Room 202 Thursday, February 12th Manuscript Reading Seminar* Selections from "The People…

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