Superdeep #16: “ChatGPT and We” (with Tim Fitz (turnitin)) | Feb 1, 10:30am

IB 2050 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Having heard much from chatty AI lately, let us humans do some talking again. Join us for a Superdeep conversation on how “ChatGPT and We” might carry on together. We’ll be joined by philosophers, computer scientists, and others from DKU, as well as special guest Tim Fitz (turnitin).

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy (or computer science) is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

For DKU faculty this will be the first of a possible double-feature that day, being followed by CTL’s T&L at lunch meeting on “AI-assisted teaching and learning” (12:00pm, IB 2050).

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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.

Superdeep #16: “ChatGPT and We”

Join us for our next  Superdeep session: “ChatGPT and We” – A DKU Human Chat with Tim Fitz (turnitin). 

Date/Time: Feb 1, 2023, 10:30am China time
Location: IB 2050 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.


You’re invited to Humanities Research Lunch

You are cordially invited to attend the Humanities Research Lunch. The event, hosted by DKU’s Humanities Research Center, will be showcasing humanities research at DKU. You will meet the humanities faculty, learn what the humanities are, and what humanities research looks like.

Registration is open. To participate in lunch, you must register by Wednesday, February 1, 9am China time. Scan the QR code to register, or visit:

Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
11am-12pm: Learn about Humanities Research at DKU
12pm-1pm: Lunch with Humanities Professors
Location: TBD

We look forward to seeing you!


HRC’s Planet X is Recruiting!

Planet X Recruitment
Want to be a member of a whole new world? Our game project “Planet X” awaits!

Applications due Jan 29, 2023.

Details of the Project

The project is supported by the Humanities Research Center.

We adopt the model of a strategy game to create an “alternative world”, in which one plays as a leader of a state on “Planet X”, thus separated from his/her real-life identity & socioeconomic status, and explore people’s possible ethical choices facing the dilemma between development and the need of countering environmental crisis. Continue reading “HRC’s Planet X is Recruiting!”

Citizenship Lab Presents: Ghost Rivers in the Urban Anthropocene

Date/Time: Friday, February 17, 9:00 AM China time
Location: [ZOOM] 974 1691 6744
Speaker: Kregg Hetherington, Associate Professor at Concordia University in Montreal

Several years ago, a group of students at Concordia University went looking for water and found a ghost. They weren’t alone in this. Local activists, urban planners and eventually city officials all found themselves, over the past decade, drawn into relation with a long-forgotten river that, for different reasons, had begun to haunt local infrastructure. In 2021 they even held a funeral, played the bagpipes, and tried to come to terms with a new form of mourning. As this paper will argue, the appearance of ghost rivers is a kind of infrastructural inversion proper to the urban Anthropocene, conjured by shifting attention to landscapes of ecological destruction. To know a ghost river is to understand underground pipes and legal histories, it’s to become aware of contamination and histories of disease, and it’s to reflect on the future of human cohabitation. But communing with a ghost, and holding funerals for the deceased, is not the same as repair. Instead, it’s an invitation to reflect on new kinds of Anthropocene beings, and the responses that they demand. Continue reading “Citizenship Lab Presents: Ghost Rivers in the Urban Anthropocene”

HRC Superdeep Introduces: Philosophers’ Cave

Superdeep Philosophers’ Cave

Date/Time: Every Monday, 9am-1pm China time
Location: IB2026

Snacks and drinks will be provided

Superdeep deep is creating a space for students and faculty to meet one morning each week for focused writing. Coffee and tea will be served at each weekly meeting; each Philosophers’ Cave meeting will conclude with a brief debrief on what participants have been working on.

Film Night: Chungking Express

Date/Time: Wed, Jan 11, 6:30pm
Location: IB Auditorium
Food (good pizza) & drinks will be provided

Wednesday night will be the screening of  Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express (1994).  Prof Richard Davis and Prof Seth Henderson will both say a few words of introduction to the film and facilitate a discussion after the screening.

There will be free pizza (from a GOOD place for pizza) starting at 6:20pm. The screening will be at the IB Lecture Hall.

See you there!