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Paid 7 month Internship combining Philosophy, Art and Technology at ToftH

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career

Transformations of the Human (ToftH) is excited to offer our inaugural experimental seven month curriculum, which runs from December through June. Admitted students are expected to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each student receives a stipend in the amount of $40,000. Successful students will have an opportunity to apply for a full time role at ToftH as a Staff Researcher upon completion of the curriculum.

The world has outgrown the 19th-century disciplines that still organize most universities. We conclude that what is most needed now is a whole new, post-disciplinary approach, one focused on the difference today makes: on the ways in which technology disrupts the old and has the power to enable new realities/possibilities. By definition, this new approach has to be experimental: to come to terms with the new/different requires a playful engagement beyond the already thought and known. Our curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowhow for these experiments.

Students who attend ToftH School learn to: identify concepts we live by; discover where these concepts come from/how they came to structure our thinking/experiencing; understand what their disruption actually means invent new concepts: concepts that capture the new realities, bring them into view (as opportunities), that make them navigable (without unnecessarily limiting what is possible) build technology with a philosophical agency: build technologies that, like works of art, offer new philosophies/concepts that can change how we live.

To accomplish our goals and provide the best possible education, we have assembled a world class internal and external faculty, please visit our website to see the list of participants. Across all modules, students will be accompanied by Transformations of the Human Staff Researchers.

Application Deadline: 9/30/2021

Program Dates: 12/1/2021 - 6/30/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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Berggruen Institute (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology
Applied Mathematics
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Computer Sciences
Philosophy & Ethics
STEM Fields

Artificial Intelligence
Biochemical Engineering
Cognitive Sciences
Collaborative Research
Computer Vision
Data Science

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 8/26/2021
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