Closer Look: Conversations About the Intersection of Liberal Arts & Tech; Cryptocurrency 101; ‘Decatur Dinners’ Prompt Conversations About Race

Agnes Scott faculty (left to right): Jared Millson: Visiting Assistant Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Dr. Jennifer Larimore: Associate Professor; Chair of the Biology Department, Chris DePree: Charles A. Dana Professor of Astronomy.
Agnes Scott faculty (left to right): Jared Millson: Visiting Assistant Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Dr. Jennifer Larimore: Associate Professor; Chair of the Biology Department, Chris DePree: Charles A. Dana Professor of Astronomy.
Credit Grace Walker

Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: This Sunday the city of Decatur will be the location for 100 dinners — in homes, community centers, restaurants and places of worship — for conversations about race and equity for an event called Decatur Dinners. We learn more from Adria Kitchens, executive director of One Small Change, a local non-profit partnering to organize the event.
On Sunday, Aug. 25, residents around Decatur will participate in an event, called Decatur Dinners, for conversations about race and equity. Pictured below is a test-run of the event. (Photo courtesy of Decatur Dinners)
  • 16:37: From bitcoin to Blockchain, Professor Elizabeth Strickler, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs in the Creative Media Industries Institute at Georgia State University, joins “Closer Look” to give a 101 on cryptocurrency and banking technology, and to discuss their potential future.
  • 37:42: “Closer Look’s” Tech week continues with faculty from Agnes Scott College. Chris DePree: Charles A. Dana Professor of Astronomy and Director of Bradley Observatory, Dr. Jennifer Larimore: Associate Professor; Chair of the Biology Department; Co-Director of the Neuroscience Program and Jared Millson: Visiting Assistant Professor and Chair of Philosophy discuss how liberal arts institutions can integrate tech training in disciplines such as artificial intelligence.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.