Make plans to join us for the university’s Spring Faculty Lecture, “Miley Cyrus, the Google Algorithm and the New Epistemology,” presented by Ken Badley from our education department, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in Hoover 105. There is no charge to attend.
The lecture will be preceded by a Richter Scholars Symposium beginning at 5 p.m. in the Hoover lobby (food will be served). The Richter Scholars program enables undergraduate and graduate students to receive funding for independent research projects conducted with a faculty mentor.
What connection does Miley Cyrus have to the Google algorithm? Badley argues that cultural trends have changed how we think, what knowledge we value, and how we judge wisdom. Our obsession with celebrities, our immersion in digital technology, and our high-irony combine to leave us wondering what is worthwhile and who will guide our steps.
About Ken Badley
Badley, recipient of the university’s 2013 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarship at the graduate level, serves in George Fox’s doctoral program in education. He completed his PhD dissertation at the University of British Columbia by examining what Christian educators mean by the phrase, “the integration of faith and learning.”
His current writing projects include applying architectural theory to curriculum and course design, and gathering a collection of quotations which are all deliberately misattributed to either Jesus, Polonius, Yogi Berra or Groucho Marx.