April 18, 2015
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While the relevance of the liberal arts—indeed, their very survival—is an ongoing conversation in contemporary culture, little consideration has been given to the place of the liberal arts in the distant future. A hundred years from now, five hundred, what will the liberal arts look like? In this speculative talk I explore the ubiquitous figure of the zombie as an allegory for our collective failure to imagine the future of the liberal arts in the digital age and beyond.