Pete Mandik is professor of philosophy at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He is author of This Is Philosophy of Mind and co-host of the podcast SpaceTimeMind.   Lecture: Metaphysical Daring as a Post Human Survival Strategy Debates over the theoretical possibility of mind-uploading run into two metaphysical impasses. The first concerns whether computer simulations of your brain would give rise to actual conscious experience. The second concerns whether.. Read More


Ben Beckley recently appeared in Dying For It (Atlantic Theater Company), dir. Neil Pepe, and in the first national tour of Peter and The Starcatcher, dir. Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. With his company, The Assembly, Ben has co-created and appeared in four plays–Clementine and the Cyber Ducks, Three Sisters, That Poor Dream, and HOME/SICK (New York Times and Backstage Critics’ Pick)–and is currently working on a fifth project, supported.. Read More