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Welcome to Curiosity Unplugged, the talk show where Illinois Tech faculty members leave no topic unexplored, no challenge unconsidered, and no query unanswered. Each month join Chris White, physics professor and vice provost for research, and Architecture Assistant Studio Professor Colleen Humer as they discuss deep questions facing society today along with other Illinois Tech faculty members.
||CleanFrom Automation to Intelligence: Do We Have Anything to Fear in the Coming Techno Evolution?||In a 2017 Pew Research Center survey, 72 percent of Americans expressed some level of worry about the notion that machines might do many of the jobs currently done by humans—with 25 percent describing themselves as very worried. Additionally, 76...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Can Universities Stay Relevant in a Rapidly Changing, Digital World?||Illinois Tech has been on the leading edge of education that incorporates forward-thinking teaching methods. These include team- and project-based courses, learning by doing, exposure to sophisticated tools and research methods, design thinking, and...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Chicago Poised to Become the Next Great Tech Ecosystem—and How Will It Get There?||According to the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, Chicago boasts the fifth largest economy in the United States and the fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies. In 2017 Chicago saw $1.9 billion in venture funding and the...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Does the U.S. Move Confidently Toward Driverless Cities?||How do we move toward driverless cities in the nation that popularized the automobile? The Ford Model T, known widely as the first affordable automobile, hit the road in 1908. Since then it’s been a race to make bigger, better, flashier vehicles...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot in My America: Is the Real Issue Immigration--or Naturalization?||From the Naturalization Act of 1790 to the Chinese Exclusion Act to various incarnations of the Immigration Act, the United States has throughout its history imposed limits on the settlement of non-native individuals or non-citizens into the country....||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is Innovation? How Do We Define What's New and What Matters in an Era of Rapid Advancement?||Illinois Tech is on the cusp of launching the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, an entire building dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship that promises to be a hub for discovery and business creation, giving...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnintentional Neo-Colonialism: How Can America Aid Developing Countries Without Conveying a Sense of Superiority?||A new Atlantic hurricane season will soon be underway and islands such as Puerto Rico are still recovering from a devastating 2017 year in weather. Western universities and humanitarian-aid organizations have traditionally lent expertise and provided...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Anti-Science Movement in America -- Is It Gaining Ground?||Is the “anti-science movement” gaining ground in America? Thousands of science defenders gathered in more than 175 cities throughout the country and the world, including here in Chicago, on April 14 for March for Science events. The marches were...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|