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April 2019

Apr
30

Non-fiction book: LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Freethought Library, 1507 W. Koenig Ln
Austin, tx 78756 US

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. BrookingThrough the weaponization of social media, the internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, “Twitter wars” produce real‑world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace that plays out on our…

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May 2019

May
6

A Moveable Feast at Biryani & Co.

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Biryani & Co., 11150 Research Blvd #210
Austin, TX 78759 US

Join us for an Indian dinner. Link to dinner menu: https://www.biryaniusa.com/austin/dinner.html

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May
13

Drinking Rationally at Mr Tramps (on Research)

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Mr. Tramps, 8565 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78758 US

Come join us to eat, drink, and solve the world's problems. There is limited parking available. It's okay to park in the Target parking lot, but make sure to read the signs for other businesses that don't want you to park in their space. Menu: https://mistertramps.com/menu/

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May
15

DISCUSSION: Saving CFI Austin

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

CFI Austin is on the cusp of an existential crisis. Despite having over 1100 people on the Meetup roll only a minute fraction of them show up to any of our regular events. With the exception of our annual Darwin Day event we have a very small community outreach. We have a negligible profile in activism for secular, skeptical, and scientific issues facing the community and the country. The current leadership consists of 2 people who are scarcely able to…

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May
20

Food For Thought: Psychology of Online Aggression

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751 US

Michelann Quimby will discuss research on the psychology of online aggression. Dr. Michelann Quimby is an internet psychology and culture researcher. She writes and speaks about the psychology of online aggression. Dr. Quimby is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at UT Austin in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. She researches, writes, and speaks about online culture and behavior, leadership, and ethics. She holds a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University and a Master of Organizational…

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