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Faculty Friday: Tom Lundberg

Professor Tom Lundberg coordinates the Fibers program in the Department of Art and Art History. He is especially interested in cloth that marks time, carries identity, or migrates with people.

Faculty Friday: Leisl Carr Childers

Assistant Professor Leisl Carr Childers studies public history and the American West. Her interest in public lands stems from a love of being outdoors and a passion for horses, which she has brought into the classroom through special courses.

Faculty Friday: Pat Hastings

Assistant Professor Orestes "Pat" Hastings' research explores the mechanisms and processes through which economic inequalities become social inequalities. When he's not running statistics, he can be found running the trails of Colorado as an ultramarathoner.

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Getting locked out can happen not just from your car or your home. Getting locked out can happen online when you’re not able to view certain films or media. Geoblocking, or regional lockout, is a way that media distribution companies protect their films. While we may think that the internet and other technologies have created a global village, media distribution practices and other uses of technology have prevented that global interconnection.

Recognizing and reporting signs of terrorism can help prevent attacks

Technology has played a large role in the growth of terrorism through recruitment of terrorists worldwide or through cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. Jordan Clark (’11) trains people to recognize warning signs of possible terrorist or criminal acts on social media and in other settings through the Community Awareness Program at the CELL in Denver, Colo.

Artificial intelligence, the future of work, and inequality

One of the most spectacular facts of the last two centuries of economic history is the exponential growth in GDP per capita in most of the world. This economic progress, unprecedented in human history, would be impossible without major breakthroughs in technology. Many believe we are on the verge of a new technological revolution that will see Artificial Intelligence (AI) automating a majority of tasks that are currently performed by humans. Should we see AI as liberating or as a destructive force?