Reports, retorts, reviews and argument from
the CRASSH research community

What Is Unfair About Unequal Brute Luck? An Intergenerational Puzzle

What Is Unfair About Unequal Brute Luck? An Intergenerational Puzzle

Simon Beard

Imke van Heerden

Simon Beard recently published a paper in Philosophia on luck egalitarianism, intergenerational justice and unfairness. 

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Posted: Wednesday 1 May 2019


Failure of global systems led to the extinction of the dinosaurs – we may yet go the same way

Failure of global systems led to the extinction of the dinosaurs – we may yet go the same way

Simon Beard

Lauren Holt

Simon Beard and Lauren Holt are Research Associates at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, and Paul Upchurch is Professor of Palaeobiology at UCL. Read their new article in The Conversation.

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Posted: Tuesday 30 April 2019


How Hacking Photosynthesis Could Fight Deforestation and Famine

How Hacking Photosynthesis Could Fight Deforestation and Famine

Asaf Tzachor

How to feed our livestock animals without destroying rainforests? One answer might be Iceland's 'photo-bioreactors'.

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Posted: Monday 29 April 2019


Q&A: Everything I Ever Learnt

Q&A: Everything I Ever Learnt

Judith Weik

Judith Weik, Coordinator of Art at the Alison Richard Building, speaks to Karen Harvey, Creative Director of the photography organisation Shutter Hub.

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Posted: Friday 26 April 2019


The Cambridge Data School is arriving. Join us!

The Cambridge Data School is arriving. Join us!

Hugo Leal

'We, at Cambridge Digital Humanities, are all thrilled with the prospect of welcoming the first cohort of the Cambridge Data School, which will take place from 3 to 6 June 2019.'

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Posted: Thursday 25 April 2019


Newsletter: What’s On at CRASSH, Easter Term 2019

Newsletter: What’s On at CRASSH, Easter Term 2019

CRASSH News

What's on at Cambridge this term? View the first CRASSH newsletter of Easter term here.

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Posted: Friday 12 April 2019


Director’s Welcome: What’s On at CRASSH, Easter Term 2019

Director’s Welcome: What’s On at CRASSH, Easter Term 2019

Steven Connor

'The Easter term offers a rich array of intellectual inducements and provocations, in the form of lectures, workshops and conferences.'

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Posted: Thursday 11 April 2019


The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology

Stefanie Ullmann

Marcus Tomalin

The Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project hosted its inaugural workshop on 25 March 2019 at CRASSH. 

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Posted: Tuesday 9 April 2019


Meet the Researcher: Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche

Meet the Researcher: Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche

Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche

'I am engaged in how humanities can produce expertise on experts to help qualify, uncover and check the power of ideas.'

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Posted: Tuesday 9 April 2019


Meet the Researcher: Hannah Baker

Meet the Researcher: Hannah Baker

Hannah Baker

'Expertise is under increasing scrutiny. This scrutiny needs to be embraced and understood if we are to resolve this age of disinformation.'

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Posted: Monday 8 April 2019

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