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  • “America’s Black Capital: How African Americans Remade Atlanta in the Shadow of the Confederacy” chronicles how a center of Black excellence emerged amid virulent expressions of white nationalism as African Americans pushed back against Confederate ideology to create an extraordinary locus of achievement.Alongside author Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, in this episode we examine the methods in which Black Atlanteans pushed for social, economic, and political upliftment through the development of Black collegiate systems, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.
  • Sue Halpern, author of the book, Can’t Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research is featured.
  • In this conversation, David Chalmers, a professor of philosophy at New York University, discusses the topics of virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI), and consciousness. He explores the potential of virtual reality in daily life, the challenges of balancing virtual reality with real-world experiences, and the role of corporations and grassroots movements in shaping virtual worlds. Chalmers also delves into the integration of AI in daily life, the limitations of understanding AI consciousness, and the concept of reality and simulation. He emphasizes the importance of self-consciousness and mindfulness and discusses ongoing projects in testing theories of consciousness.