The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts “Am I Addicted to My Phone? Healthy Ways to Use Technology Without Getting Hooked,” a lecture by psychologist Loren Brown from WSU Counseling and Psychological Services at 5:00 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 23 in CUE 203. The event is free and open to the public.
Interactive technology is a useful and integrated part of modern life, yet a growing number of people say it’s causing them problems, said Brown. As a society we are spending more and more time looking at screen, whether it’s social media or video games, or even measuring steps, heart rate, and sleep using a fitness tracker, said Brown.
The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts “Augmented and Virtual Reality as Immersive Learning Tools,” a lecture by Don McMahon at 4:30 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 17 in Todd 130. The event is free and open to the public.
AR and VR technologies are commonly associate with gaming, said McMahon, a WSU professor who researches practical uses for these emerging technologies. He will present ways that AR and VR are also used as immersive learning tools in education and how these technologies will shape the next 10 years of education.
The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts a lecture, Virtual Design and Construction: AR, VR, and Virtual Worlds in the Building Industry, by Anne Anderson at 4:30 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 10 in CUE 203. This event is free and open to the public.
Anderson is an assistant professor of construction management.
“Beneath a face, at night, crimson, In a building where you may find a ghost, Across from a room whose number is: ‘HTTP Not Found,’ You will see our symbol, a QR code, and a password. Scan the code for the next Clue.”
The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts “Recycling of Electronics and the Need to Find a Long-Term Solution,” a lecture by Jason Sampson on Tues., Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Todd 130. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Researchers always strive to improve technology. As companies provide improvements at an increasingly rapid pace, consumers purchase electronics to remain on the cutting edge. It is estimated that annually over 400 billion electronic devices worldwide are determined useless or obsolete and thrown away or recycled.
Pullman, Wash. — The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts “The Future has Always Been Female: Mary Shelley, Ada Lovelace, and the Origins of Science Fiction and Computing,” a lecture by Roger Whitson on Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in CUE 203. The lecture is free and open to the public.
This year’s common reading book, Ready Player One, is set in a virtual world full of 80s references, geek culture, and science fiction metaphors. Whitson, assistant professor of English, will discuss the origins of science fiction and computing that began in the nineteenth century.
Pullman, Wash. — The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts a lecture titled “Not All Video Games and the Brat Pack: AIDS Stigma from the 1980s to the Digital Age,” on Tues. Sept. 5 at 5 pm in CUE 203. Matthew Jeffries, from the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center, will lead the discussion. This event is free and open to the public.
PULLMAN, Wash.—Just one week into fall semester 2017-18, Washington State University students will meet acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Ernest Cline, in Pullman to deliver the 11th annual Common Reading Invited Lecture at 7 p.m. Mon., Aug. 28, in Beasley Coliseum.
Common Reading Book, Spring Spielberg Movie
Cline wrote the 2011 internationally best-selling, sci-fi dystopian novel Ready Player One, which thousands of students on five WSU campuses will use as their common reading book in first-year classes. Cline also co-wrote the screenplay for the adaptation of the book. The movie of the same name was directed by Steven Spielberg. It will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on March 30, 2018, but can be seen in select theaters for midnight showtimes on March 29, Cline’s 45th birthday.
The Washington State University Common Reading Program presents an encore screening of the award-winning documentary “He Named Me Malala” Tues., April 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Todd 116. The public is welcome at this free campus event.
The 2015 film directed by Davis Guggenheim is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, author of this year’s common reading book for WSU students titled I Am Malala. Yousafzai is the youngest recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for her efforts speaking out for women’s education in her home country of Pakistan. To stop the schoolgirl’s work, she was shot by the Taliban, but survived to carry on with her campaign and her own education.