Wednesday, October 19, 2016. 6:00pm (time change starting from this week!). At: Cloud Social (Rooftop of Nyma Hotel 6 West 32nd Street, 17th Floor). The topic of discussion is “Who Needs Grounding? Frameworks and Worldviews”.

We are all grounded somewhere: in our homes, communities, language, culture, etc. A scientist sees the world differently from an artist because the scientist is grounded in specific meaningful contexts that are rather different from that of the artist. Each of us has multiple ways in which we take a stand, grounding ourselves within various frameworks -- which in turn define who we are: and how others see us, and how we see ourselves.

Astrophysicist Piet Hut (IAS, Princeton) and philosopher Yuko Ishihara (Center for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen) will lead an open-ended discussion about us & our grounds.

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The Consciousness Club NYC is a study group to promote broadly transdisciplinary discussions on the neural and computational bases of consciousness, and how these concepts can be applied to other fields of interest.

Everyone is welcome to our weekly Wednesday meetings, from scientists to philosophers, to artists, technologists and engineers.